ENGLEWOOD — In the regular meeting Monday of the Northmont Board of Education at Englewood Hills Elementary, a packed house watched Mrs. Kelly Landis and her music students present songs played on cups and steel drums. The ThunderBots, a group of 5th grade students who compete in robotics competitions, gave a demonstration following the musical presentation.
“It’s always a pleasure to have students perform for us and show us the latest and greatest,” said Board President Linda Blum.
After the business meeting, Vice President Bruce Clapp announced that the Roll of Recognition committee has made its choices for this year and “again, we have some very impressive and highly qualified inductees.” The three recipients will be announced at a future meeting.
Superintendent Tony Thomas spoke about several events happening in the District including divisional championships in basketball and wrestling, parent/teacher conferences, and the Student Showcase at the High School.
“We have seven boys and four girls who made it to districts in swimming, and the bowling team competes this weekend,” Thomas shared.
Mr. Thomas also announced the plan for March 21, the day that all juniors will be taking the ACT test. Sophomores will be taking the pre-ACT as a way to prepare them for their junior testing. Freshmen will be attending a day of Unity Day type workshops and presentations, including a motivational guest speaker, a presentation on human trafficking, and a My Voice survey. Seniors will be given a variety of choices. Some of those include: writing college application essays, filling out FAFSA, completing scholarship applications and essays, college visits, etc. Finally, Mr. Thomas spoke about some of the additions to the College Credit Plus program.
Student Board Representative Kyndall Wilson shared the activities in the buildings around the District.
* Englewood Elementary’s “Man Club” will be taking a trip to the Englewood Police Department for a tour and to assist SRO Hacker with a project.
* Englewood Hills is collecting money for Mended Little Hearts and has been challenged to complete a list of Random Acts of Kindness.
* Kleptz Early Learning Center had their mother/son neon dance and had a great turnout. Art teacher Lindsay Carter and Artist in Residence Chris Rowlands finished the mural that the students have been working on. It will be hung in the front hallway of the building.
* Northmoor has started Jump Rope For The Heart and will have all Valentine parties on Thursday.
* Northwood will start Jump Rope For The Heart next week and is sponsoring a Family Movie Night on February 24.
* Union Elementary raised over $6000 for its first annual Read-a-thon and is looking forward to Valentine parties on Thursday.
* Middle School is working on revamping the Welcome Back night and will collect input from parents during conferences.
* High School Drama Club is presenting Suessical the Musical this weekend and winter sports are wrapping up with their Senior Night celebrations. Winter Guard placed second at a competition this past weekend. All buildings are doing Parent/Teacher Conferences this week.