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February 6, 2018

Marcy team presents GRIT/STEM kits


Marcy Elementary School Principal Trawicki, Associate Principal Katie Ritchie, Grade 4 Teacher Julie Greenwald, her student Matthew Muehlenbach and his mother, Kristin, were in the School Spotlight at the Feb. 6 Hamilton School Board meeting. They discussed the GRIT/STEM Kits initiative that was supported by a grant from the Hamilton Education Foundation and the Marcy Parent-Teacher Organization.


Hamilton High School science teacher Jessica Ronk was recognized for earning the teaching profession’s top credential of National Board Certification. Ronk was accredited by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).

Students approved for early graduation

In a report, Hamilton High School Principal Candis Mongan presented the applications of juniors – Joshua Balsiger, Nathan Blair, Adam Dunston, Marie Erickson, August Gorges, Brooke Rollins and Claire Taylor – who requested to graduate early. The students met School Board policy requirements and will be eligible to graduate in January 2019.

Personnel action

In personnel matters, the School Board:

  • accepted administrative recommendation to hire a Templeton half-time special education teacher for the remainder of the school year to accommodate increased special education needs;
  • approved the resignations of Woodside special services paraprofessional Lisa Fleisner, Lannon paraprofessional Jamie McMillan, and Woodside associate kitchen employee Kathleen Olynick; and
  • appointed Jamie McMillan the Business Office accounts payable administrative assistant, effective Feb. 19.