WARSAW — During the Warsaw Board of School Trustees meeting on Monday, April 17, Chief Technology Officer Brad Hagg informed the board of the preparations that have been made for the first Warsaw Community Schools eLearning day that will take place on Saturday, April 22.
Hagg stated all the lessons for students are to be posted to the online school portals by 9 a.m. on April 22. Hagg noted the assignments will stay true to what students typically work on during a normal school day.
Three to five technology staff members will be working from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to help with any technological issues students may have. Teachers will also be able to be reached for questions from students during the eLearning day.
The assignments will be due prior to the beginning of school Thursday, April 27. Computer labs at area schools will be open for additional hours during the week after the eLearning day, giving students added time to complete assignments. Elementary students can utilize an additional hour before or after school to work on assignments in the computer labs at their schools. Computer labs at middle schools and the high school will be open an additional hour after school.
During the meeting, the board approved the hiring of three key positions in the school district. A new coach for the Lady Tigers Basketball program and new band and orchestra directors were announced.
Lenny Krebs was selected as the sixth head coach of the Lady Tiger Basketball program. He will take over for Michelle Harter, who resigned in March with a 136-70 record to pursue college coaching opportunities.
Heather Brannock will be taking on the role as the Warsaw Community High School orchestra director. Robert Brannock will become the WCHS band director.
Robert Brannock’s extensive experience in music education includes serving as the assistant director of bands/percussion; director of wind and percussion studies and adjunct instructor of music. Most recently, Robert worked at Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas, where he worked collaboratively with other instrumental staff in all aspects of the 6-12 instrumental curriculum.
Heather Brannock’s career experience includes working as an associate director of bands at Roulette High School and Schrade Middle School; working as a private instructor; serving as woodwind and marching band instructor; and band director of Trinity Lutheran School. Most recently, Heather worked as an assistant director of bands at Harpool Middle School.
- The board of school trustees approved a planning and funding for the 1:1 technology program.
- The board of school trustees approved a Lutheran Health Network Partnership with WCS.
- The board approved a $5,000 grant given from Century Link for the 1:1 technology program implementation for fourth graders.