The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education for the School District of Osceola was held in the Boardroom on September 4, 2019. The meeting was called to order by President Craig Brunclik at 6:00 P.M. with roll call taken: Pete Kammerud – yes; Craig Brunclik –yes, Brian Meyer – yes; Rosanne Anderson-yes; and Brooke Kulzer -yes. In addition, Superintendent Mark Luebker, Business Manager Lynette Edwards, Director of Instruction Dr. Becky Styles, Director of Pupil Services Leah Voelker and Building Principals Adam Spiegel, Amanda Meyer, Lindsay Thomas and Julie Bender attended the meeting.
Persons who requested an audience with the Board:
A Rosanne Anderson/Pete Kammerud motion was made to approve the consent agenda without any items removed for further discussion. Motion Carried.
Adopt the agenda
Approve minutes of the Regular Meeting held on August 21, 2019
Hires, Resignations, and Recognitions.
Resignation(s): Kevin Carlson OSCAR & Fr Advisor
Recognition(s): Steven Lawrenz, OHS Asst Cook, Shanda Leko, Bus Driver, Kaitlyn Rice, OMS Certified Aide, Mary Vollrath, Kids Klub Aide, Connie Schmidt, PreK Aid
Hire(s): Renee Salewski, OMS Student Council, Erin Larson OMS G/T Web, Allison Miller Fr Advisor, Ron Jasperson, Asst. Cross Country Coach, Julie Hall, MS Girls Basketball
A Brooke Kulzer/Rosanne Anderson motion was made to approve the payment of bills from General Fund with Hand Payables 94567, ACH 201900020-201900022, computerized checks numbered 176402-176525 for a total of $566,047.05. Motion Carried.
School Board Committee Report presented about Brooke Kulzer. Discussion on the school forest and farm, School Resource Officer, School Board Workshop and the School Board Resolution to support Tobacco 21 Legislation.
School Resource Officer was tabled for a future date. The School Board will not move forward with this for the 2019-2020 school year.
A Rosanne Anderson/Brooke Kulzer motion was made to approve Resolution supporting T21 Legislation. Motion Carried.
A Pete Kammerud/Brian Meyer motion was made to approve School fundraisers for 2019-2020. OHS- FCCLA, Cheerleading, Football, Bowl Club, Volleyball, FBLA, FFA, Chieftain Dance Team, Band, Ice Fishing, & Girls Basketball. OMS Band, 6th Grade Cookie Dough, OIS Read to Feed, OES Pennies for Patients. Motion Carried.
Dr. Styles: Currently reviewing data with each building principal. The state assessment is still embargoed so we can’t share just yet. We will have areas to celebrate and also grow in. There has been incredible teacher learning and growing around the district. K-5 are learning to use their new writing, science and grammar materials. 6-8 teachers have started a book study about working with challenging students ‘Lost in School’ by Dr. Greene. This is led by Mrs. Meyer. 9-12 teachers are participating in Developmental Designs learning. The basic principles being a caring adult/student community, value and engagement in cognitive learning for academics, success and promoting proactive social and emotional agency for high school students as necessary for future achievements of their goals. So very proud of the work and commitment that is happening here, we have great staff.
Mr. Spiegel: School is off to great start, we had a great Link Crew Freshman orientation at open house. A huge thanks to AnnMarie Campeau for leading this orientation. Our custodial crew did an outstanding job getting our buildings ready for the school year. OHS staff spent two days in Development Designs training to kick off the school year. It was a huge success and our staff is committed to implementing these strategies. The first 3 days of homeroom was spent working with our student body on creating our social norms for our high school. Homecoming week starts Sunday afternoon with our staff/student tennis tournament. The parade will take place on Friday September 13th.
Mr. Spiegel on behalf of Mr. Newton: Created a new structure for our lunch this year. We are feeding over half of our student body in the first lunch and it has been successful. Thank you to Bobbi and Susan for making this work and their hard work. I have been meeting with Becky Styles and our School Counselors about creating new opportunities for social emotional learning through our online Edgenuity program. Also spending time with our new students making sure they have connections. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is back and we are starting to dive into the data to see how we can meet the needs of our students at OHS.
Ms. Thomas: The OES Kindness Scavenger Hunt was amazing. The staff worked in teams to accomplish 12 acts of kindness throughout the community. The benefits were felt community wide and the reflection time after the hunt was powerful. It is great to be back and we picked up where we left off with supporting students using a trauma sensitive lens. Staff are providing a safe, loving, and responsive environment for our students. Our PBIS kickoff was today. Shout out to Tambourine Tina (Colleen Piggott) and Rock-n-Roll Rita (Kristin Boileau) for making the morning fun! We will be flooding students with Chieftain Way tickets to encourage positive behaviors. F&P testing starts next week and MAP testing will be the following week. We will have some data digs at our September in-service day to look at this data school-wide and down to individual student needs. The data will inform instruction and help us create and change up WYN groups.
Mrs. Edwards: The District Office were recipients of the Acts of Kindness; thank you OES Staff. We are currently prepping for our Annual Meeting which is Monday September 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the OIS Media Room. We also are working on some follow up questions from our auditors. Thank you Sharon Weise for working with all our new staff and Cheryl Kloehn working with our local vendors.
Mrs. Voelker: SLP are participating in the Wisconsin Evaluation of Speech Pathologist pilot program this year. Like the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness system for teacher and administrator evaluations, the pilot program is intended to provide our SLP’s with meaningful and relevant feedback to support their personal growth and development. The system is aligned with their professional standards. By participating in the pilot study we will be able to provide DPI with relevant feedback before it becomes part of the Educator Effectiveness system. I met with our Speech Pathologist during workshop week and they are excited to participate and to have a systematic process for feedback that is specific to their need. We are working on information into our new system. The transition has gone relatively smoothly. We are still working out some bugs between SEEDS and Skyward but our tech department has been amazing and supportive.
Mrs. Bender: OIS is participating in a school wide read aloud of Katherine Applegate’s book Wishtree during the month of September- Thanks to a grant provided by the Osceola PTA to purchase copies of the book for all staff members. Students will participate in activities in their classrooms and REACH classes to apply the lessons taught by Red and his animal friends. A Wishtree has been constructed in our commons and students will hang their wishes on it as a reminder of their hopes, dreams and goals for making everyone at OIS feel welcome and valued. There will be several themes throughout the school year so our tree will be changing with the seasons as our students learn and grow. Thank you to Kelli Newman and Karlee Pitt for organizing and implementing this at OIS. Our PBIS kickoff went well, thank OHS Band and Mr. Aytay for joining us. As a PBIS team, we made the decision to change things up this year and personalize our positive reinforcement tickets- Chieftain Tickets! Student of the month winners will receive a certificate and bumper sticker to share with their families. WYN started this week and we are proud to communicate that all students are getting additional support where needed according to their spring test results. Students are utilizing the Movement Maze and getting their wiggles out so learning can take place.
Mrs. Meyer: The school year is off to a strong start. The 6th graders started with their adjusted schedule last week and have transitioned into their full schedules. I met with each grade level last week to cover some general expectations and introduce our theme this year of going the “extra” mile to support those around us. 2019-2020 changes include only 4 bells this year; students and teachers are adjusting well and there is a calmer feeling in the building, grade reports-will only be posted and mailed home at the end of each Trimester. This will save us on 3 mailings and encourages our families to check grades and progress online at the end of each Hex. Also a monthly newsletter to parents. OMS Staff are reading a book together to learn about alternative ways to work with student behaviors and to help shape those behaviors; this will be a focus at each in service throughout the year. Our student council is busy getting ready for homecoming week.
Mr. Luebker: We will have a booth at the Osceola Community Fair, please stop our and put your name in for our door prizes. Also thank you to Dick’s Fresh Market for Donation a pallet of water for our concessions stand!
The Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing is scheduled for Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Osceola Intermediate School Media Room.
The next scheduled regular Board Meeting is Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Boardroom.
A Brooke Kulzer/Brian Meyer motion was made to adjourn. Motion carried
Pete Kammerud, Clerk