Mount Gilead School District honors board members


By Alberta Stojkovic - The Sentinel



Mount Gilead Middle School Principa Jon Grega presents the Indian Pride award to eighth grader Jersie Preston at the Tuesday school board meeting.

Mount Gilead Middle School Principa Jon Grega presents the Indian Pride award to eighth grader Jersie Preston at the Tuesday school board meeting.


MOUNT GILEAD — Citizens, teachers and administrators thanked retiring board members for their service in a social hour before the Dec. 19 board of education meeting.

The meeting was conducted by board President Rhonda Graham, who has served on the board for the past seven years. Board members Ed Kimmey and Joey Powell were also honored and newly elected board members were also in attendance.

In other business:

• Mount Gilead Middle School Principal Jon Grega presented eighth grade student Jersie Preston with the MG Middle School Indian Pride award.

“Jersie is well deserving of this award. It is given to Mount Gilead Middle School students who show a positive spirit. Jersie is an inspiration to other students,” Grega said.

He said Preston shows lots of spirit and has worked hard both in the classroom and on the basketball court.

• High School Principal Deb Clauss recognized the FFA team for their success in state competition in public speaking and science. She said the first mentorship group with community businesses and professionals is going well and they welcome others who want to work as mentors with high school students.

• Elementary Principal, Chris Kamenski praised the Park Avenue PTO for their hard work and cooperation. The K Kids fifth graders had a successful fundraiser for charities and raised $644 this fall for the Red Cross and children in need.

• Kamenski described the new Reading Action plan to improve reading skills in the district. He said the program seeks to measure growth and improvement rather than measuring only achievement.

• The board accepted Superintendent Jeff Thompson’s recommendations for employment and Treasurer Tonya Boyd’s Consent actions. The next board meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Board of Education Office.

Mount Gilead Middle School Principa Jon Grega presents the Indian Pride award to eighth grader Jersie Preston at the Tuesday school board meeting.
http://www.morrowcountysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/12/web1_DSCN4307-3-.jpgMount Gilead Middle School Principa Jon Grega presents the Indian Pride award to eighth grader Jersie Preston at the Tuesday school board meeting.

By Alberta Stojkovic

The Sentinel

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