The Warsaw Community School Corporation’s Nov. 17 regular board meeting started with a riveting presentation from a couple of Gateway Educational Center students.
Steve Ferber introduced eighth grader Seth Kuhn and sixth grader Antonio Medellin. Each student prepared a historical presentation and delivered it to the board.
Kuhn re-imagined the Boston Tea Party as a covert black ops mission. Board members were engrossed as he read through his historical, action-packed narrative. Kuhn left his audience with a dramatic cliffhanger ending.
“You’re going to leave us hanging there?” said Secretary Randy Polston. Then a roar of applause erupted.
Medellin broke out a poster board and educated the audience on the ancient Maya. He reported working on the project for about a month, and really enjoyed the assignment.
“This year has been a phenomenal year for Antonio,” said Ferber. “We’re very proud of his progress.”
Superintendent David Hoffert gave his monthly enrollment report. “We have 7,188 students currently enrolled in Warsaw Community Schools as of Nov. 1,” he reported.
“I do want to welcome Laurie Tilden back to central office,” he continued. Tilden recently filled the administrative assistant opening at WCS central office. “I’m so thankful to have her.”
Hoffert applauded the drama department for its recent production of Wizard of Oz. He also congratulated students who recently participated in the Grace College robotics competition. “We had a number of teams who did a great job,” he said.
Additionally, Hoffert discussed his upcoming participation in the first ever National Connected Superintendents Summit. Hoffert will be one of 100 representatives from school systems all over the country at the White House tomorrow.
The conference will bring together school officials to share with one another and the Department of Education promising approaches to using technology in classes. “They saw something in our educators,” said Hoffert. “We have something really special here.”
Kevin Scott, WCS chief financial officer, announced the school would soon be seeking bids CNC machines. This project is in association with $150,000 grant to the career center.