January 2019 School Board meeting summary

Posted January 21, 2019

The Plymouth School District Board of Education met at 7 p.m. Jan. 15, 2019 in the Plymouth High School Amphitheatre.

Academic Excellence Pillar of Excellence

Nick O’Malley, Fairview Elementary School principal, and Chris Helmer, Fairview teacher, explained a STEM Robotics and Coding Project that has been incorporated into the school for the last two years. Increasing the amount of STEM education at the elementary and middle-school levels is one of the goals of the Academic Excellence Strategic Plan. 

Learn more: Read an article about the Fairview Robotics and Coding Project.

Personnel

The board learned of the following support staff changes:

  • Barbara Shircel has resigned as an educational assistant at Fairview Elementary School.  She served the district for 2 years.
  • Laura Wilmot has resigned as a custodian at the Plymouth High School. She served the district for 1 year.
  • Lori Kaesermann has resigned as school nurse at Riverview Middle School.
  • Jess Anderson has been hired as an educational assistant at Horizon Elementary School.
  • Emily Doheny has been hired as an educational assistant at Fairview Elementary School.
  • Leslie Hernandez has been hired as an educational assistant at Fairview Elementary School.
  • David Kaboord has been hired as a custodian at Plymouth High School.
  • Makayla Mendenhall has been hired as an educational assistant at Riverview Middle School.
  • Erika Pichette has been hired as an educational assistant at Horizon Elementary School.
  • Joyce Watson has been hired as a server at Parkview Elementary School and Plymouth High School.

Donations

The board gratefully accepted the following donations:

  • $1,328.77 from Riverview Middle School RAPT for transportation to Milwaukee Public Museum and Lakeshore Lanes.
  • $543.37 from Plymouth High School's Model UN Club for transportation to Kenosha.
  • $425.83 from Plymouth High School's FCCLA Club for transportation to Fox Valley Technical College.
  • $369.55 from Parkview's PTK for transportation to Weidner Center.
  • $35 from Blair Seibert for the Plymouth School District.

Other business

In other matters, the board:

  • Approved an out-of-state travel request from Beau Biller, automotive teacher at Plymouth High School, to take students to Universal Technical Institute in Lisle, Ill., to compete in the Top Tech Challenge on Feb. 14.
  • Opened special education open enrollment to five students at the high school level.
  • Approved the 2017-18 Audit Report for submission to the state Department of Public Instruction.

Summary prepared by Jamie Piontkowski, district coordinator of community communications