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Peshtigo School Board Hears Travel Report

Issue Date: December 20, 2018

The Wednesday, Dec. 12 Peshtigo School District Board of Education meeting opened with a presentation from the Student Travel Abroad Experience Program, but not before the teachers, Jackie Lemire and Cindy Birch thanked the School Board for allowing the students the opportunity to be able to go on these trips saying this trip gives the students the opportunity to experience first hand what they talk about in class.

Thirty three students went on the trip and four of the students, Meiah Beck, Bethany Beavers, Lana Schwittay and Jolee Cooper were present to share their experiences in Costa Rica with presentations on coffee beans and the making of the coffee process. They also talked about the Ecotour portion of their trip. The people of Costa Rica are very in tune to nature and they don't waste anything. They live off the land with whatever materials they can and are happy and thankful for what they have. Everyday experiences become an adventure for them.

When the presentation was complete, Peshtigo High School Principal, Chad Sodini, commended the teachers for the excellent job they do and without them the program would not be able to operate and these trips would not be possible.

The Board then approved the Middle School and High School course description booklets. Sodini commented that a prior class, Consumer Math Course was brought back into the curriculum and Development Psychology will be the next course re-introduced.

He also said they will enhance the CNA program by taking it to the next level and offering an LPN program in conjunction with NWTC. As a Sophomore or Junior, students can take the CNA class and then progress to taking English and other courses through NWTC.

Sodini said, "This will give them a great head start, once they finish High School they would only have a semester left to obtain their LPN degree". Superintendent, Patrick Rau is working with Rennes Health Care Center to use their facility to help with this program and is working with other school districts including Crivitz to meet the minimum requirements of eight students in able to hold the program.

Rau reported the grants and bequests received included a $1,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction from the Healthy Youth Coalition, $400 from BPM and $600 from the Peshtigo Fire Tower run, both for the SEED (Students Eat Every Day) program.

In committee reports, Buildings and Grounds announced, over the Christmas break, they will be making changes to the Guidance Office to better utilize the existing space and will also be adding another conference room. Finance, Personnel and Negotiations committee had nothing to report and will give an update on their audit at next months meeting.


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