August 18, 2008

Center-Stanton Heads back to School Aug. 20

The school bell will ring at Center-Stanton schools at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 for an estimated 220 students in grades kindergarten through 12, bringing the 2008-09 school year to a start. Teachers and administration will hold in-service workshops Aug. 18-19 in preparation for the term. A team of 34 teaching staff plus administration and anciliary staff will welcome students on their return. New teachers will be joining the staff this year. Charles Woock will fill the junior-senior high math vacancy left by Jodi Hintz, who moved into the high school science position. The high school aide/study hall coordinator position will be filled by Deb Erhardt who previously worked for Oliver-Mercer Special Education as an aide. Center-Stanton will also add Title I services through grade eight this term, with Nancy Geiger serving as Title I teacher for grades five-eight and as the TAT coordinator. Julie McLain moved over from the Stanton school and will be the kindergarten through grade four Title I instructor.Also in the elementary school, moving over from the now closed Stanton school are Amber Skalsky teaching grade four, and Deb Folk who will be an elementary teacher’s aide. Pam Lyson will join the elementary staff as the reading specialist. Breakfast and lunch prices have increased in schools around the state, including Center-Stanton, due to the increase in costs from suppliers. Breakfast for all grades will be served at the school every morning from 7:45 a.m. - 8:15, at a cost of $1.50. Lunch for grades kindergarten - six is $1.60, grades seven - 12 is $1.85, adults - $2.40, salad bar - $1.75, milk .30 cents each or a ticket for 20 $6.

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