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January 2, 2018

No big changes to summer school

After a number of significant changes to the 2017 Summer Opportunities program, Lannon Principal and Summer Opportunities Coordinator Brian Balfany reported that much of the summer school program will operate as it did last year. Online registration using Infinite Campus, holding classes at just Hamilton High and Maple Avenue and course fees will be as they were in 2017.Summer-Opportunities-Banner-2018-Web

New this year: Families will be able to prioritize their top six classes when registering, and high school students will be able to enroll in ACT prep and college essay classes. In addition, summer school staff are working on an alternative to the popular cooking class that was eliminated due to lack of cooking equipment at the high school.

Shuttle bus service from Sussex Village Park and Lannon, Marcy and Woodside elementary schools will be available at a charge of $20 (capped at $40 per family) to cover a portion of the shuttle service expense.

Enrichment courses and middle school promotional courses are set for June 18 – July 18. Students will have off Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 4, 5 and 6, for the Fourth of July holiday. High school credit recovery classes will have the same structure as in the past with varied class schedules.

Board acts on personnel matters

In personnel matters, the School Board:

  • approved the retirement requests of Marcy psychologist Mary Wimmer, Marcy physical education teacher Andrew Matthiesen, Maple Avenue grade 4 teacher Patricia Coburn and Maple Avenue mathematics support teacher Donna Uselmann, all effective June 11; and
  • appointed Susan Klawans as a Lannon literacy interventionist, Jane Schmid as Templeton associate kitchen employee, and Kathleen Nyhouse as Maple Avenue cook, all effective Jan. 2.