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Pierce City R-6 board tours site of new middle school building

Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Superintendent Dr. Aaron Cornman and members of the Pierce City R-6 Board of Education toured the new middle school facility during the regular meeting of the board in March. Richard Werner, of Werner and Associates, anticipated the building will be completed by July. Construction crews are now finishing roughing in the electrical and air ductwork. Wall sheathing is slated to begin soon.
Members of the Pierce City R-6 Board of Education toured the new middle school facility that is currently under construction during the board's March meeting.

"We are pleased with the progress," said architect Richard Werner, of Werner and Associates. "The weather has been very conducive to the project. We expect to wrap this up about July."

Work crews have poured the concrete for the vo-ag building, and Werner said he expected work on the metal portion of the building to begin soon.

Construction at the middle school continues with the electrical crew "roughing in" connections on the upper level of the building and wall sheathing set to be installed. The moisture and air barrier will then be put in place, with roof work to follow.

Kristi Marion, Central Elementary principal, said parent participation at the spring parent-teacher conference was very good. She noted an additional night had allowed more parents to attend.

In her report to the board, Gayla DeGraffenreid, middle school principal, said parental attendance at the conference at that campus had also been well attended.

DeGraffenreid reminded board members that Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scheduled for April 11 through April 20.

Steve Garner, high school principal, reported that all seniors are in the correct programs to complete graduation requirements. He said the one senior in danger of not graduating had moved into another district.

Garner also noted the high school building is set to accept about 58 incoming freshman this coming fall as eighth graders move up to the high school level.

Eligible students are scheduled to be inducted into the National Honor Society during ceremonies set for Monday, May 7.

In his report to the board, Dr. Aaron Cornman, district superintendent, reminded board members the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) is up for review. He urged the board to consider both short- and long-term goals for the district's five-year plan. Those goals will be discussed in an upcoming meeting of the board.

Personnel

The board accepted resignations from Deana Stewart, high school science teacher, Scott Seyl, middle school science and math instructor, Wendy Mayfield, preschool, and Joey Graves, middle school head football coach.

Newly tenured teachers in the R-6 District include: Crystal Charles, high school social studies; Darin Henderson, athletic director, A+ coordinator and high school physical education teacher; Linda Brottlund, third grade teacher; and Charity Rakoski, first grade teacher.



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