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July 19, 2019

6/20/2019 11:23:00 AM
Dodgeville School Board hears many recognitions in acknowledgement section
While Dodgeville School Board members went through the usual business on Monday night during the regularly scheduled meeting, the acknowledgement section saw many highlights.
Dodgeville Administrator Dr. Jeff Jacobson started the acknowledgements by recognizing the three inductees for this year's Distinguished Alumni Award. The recipients from this year are Marcia Van Riper, Dawn Ley, and Gerry Ayers. Committee members include community representatives Terry Edwards, Eleanor Reynolds, and Bob Metcalf; staff members Greg Alleman, Mark Ramthun, Chuck Tank, Kyle Ebel, and Principal Laura Nyberg. Student committee representatives were Courtney Grady, Bethany Harman and Sophia Hlavac.
"It's a great way to recognize some folks we just don't think about," Jacobson said. "These are folks who make really significant contributions to the world we live in."
Tank added when a person is nominated for this honor, but doesn't receive it in a specific year, they stay in the pool for five years. At this point, there have been 20 or so nominated. He also said that there are two focuses looked at when selecting recipients. One is to recognize the past success of people who have graduated from Dodgeville High School, and the second is to show current students from DHS what potential is out there.
"You don't have to be the best athlete in the school. You don't have to be the valedictorian from the school," Tank said. "There's a life beyond this."
Key Club advisor Laura Kulczinski gave a brief acknowledgement about the Key Club members' involvements during the past school year. She also presented a packet that highlighted the number of hours served by members, which as of May 30 was 1023.75 hours. The packet also highlighted events they participate in throughout the year including but not limited to Farmer's Appreciation Luncheon, Kiwanis Chicken Barbeque, Alzheimers Walk, concessions for athletics, the Kiwanis Radio Auction and more.
"I don't think we have to look too far to find kids reaching out to help out in our community," Kulczinski said.
Board member, and Dodgeville Trap Shooting Advisor, David Blume also added to acknowledgements that they participated in the state tournament this past Saturday. There were 45 out of 58 students that participated and the team finished 18 out of 75. He also pointed out their banquet that took place Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Dodger Bowl Lanes.
Board member Mike Knoedler started out the information and study section by discussing the curricular and co-curricular committee meeting that took place last week. In that committee meeting they went over the CESA contract, which is similar to what it has been, and also discussed high school scheduling options. There were approximately 15 people in attendance that consisted of students, staff members, parents and high school administrators sharing challenges of the current system and discussed potential benefits of moving to an AB schedule. There was no change to the master schedule for next year.
"It was a good exchange with people who had concerns and questions," Knoedler said.
Dodgeville Curriculum Director Jacque Goetzke also presented a report that shared that Dodgeville is ranked 68 out of 444 in the state. Board member Tom McGraw highlighted that the Finance Committee reviewed monthly bills and reported that donations on projects total at this time $693,000. Board member Blume said the Buildings and Grounds committee reviewed the maintenance report Then they transitioned into construction planning for athletic field. On the baseball side it was mentioned that the project is nearing its end.
"We as a committee felt that the field is playable, we felt that the grass has taken hold and rooted very well to the level that the maintenance director, over the course of the next two weeks is going to prepare that field for summer recreation play time," Blume said. Board member Carrie Schroeder pointed out the Core Team has been meeting bi weekly for several months now, and they feel they have reached the point where the building footprint for the gymnasium and auditorium is completely set. It will depend on flooring and carpeting as well as auditorium specifics that will be selected.
In action item business:
-Board members accepted the resignations of Abigail Barwig, and Johanna Doyle in separate motions. Board members approved the hiring of Sandra Fenoglia as a special education teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Board members approved the hiring of Joslyn Olson as a math interventionist/coach. Board members approved the hiring of Michelle Thier as reading/Title I interventionist. Board members approved the CESA#3 contract for 2019-20 school year. Board members approved 2019-20 student dues and fees. Board members accepted the AGR Report for the second semester.
Next regularly scheduled board meeting is on the calendar for July 8 at 7 p.m.

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