April School News Roundup

Additions and subtractions

The school board approved the resignations of fourth grade teacher Alyssa Camp and Carrie Knause special ed parapro Jodi Wenzlick. Camp is moving out of the area but will work through the end of the school year. She spent a total of four years with St. Louis schools. Wenzlick is a former Nikkari Elementary custodian.

The board approved the hiring of middle school girls track coach Joshua Kaylor and Westgate/Carrie Knause custodian Mark Gasper. Kaylor is already a teacher at the middle school.

Men’s basketball league

Board members approved a men’s 30+ basketball league that will play from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through June 4. Participants must be at least 30 years old. Superintendent Jennifer McKittrick said the atmosphere is informal: “Right now it is more of a drop in and play basketball (situation).”

Top Ten Tea

The top ten high school seniors will be recognized at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the high school media center. 

Each student’s grade point average and SAT composite score are entered into a formula that determines their ranking in the hierarchy of academic achievement.

Students are allowed to take the SAT multiple times to produce their best score. The administration accepts SAT scores up until December of a student’s senior year for top ten honors.

The student with the highest score will be named valedictorian, and the student with the second highest score will be name salutatorian. If there is a tie, multiple valedictorians or salutatorians will be named. The students with the highest overall scores will be placed in ranked order.
Kindergarten roundup

This year’s kindergarten roundup is set for April 25. Parents are invited to bring future kindergartners to Carrie Knause Elementary from 4-6 p.m. to be registered for the 2023-24 school year. “They get to tour the building, see kindergarten classrooms, have vision and hearing tests, and meet the kindergarten staff along with the Principal Amy King,” said Superintendent Jennifer McKittrick.

Four-year sports banquet

This annual event honoring students who have played high school sports for four years begins 1 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in the high school cafeteria. McKittrick said 25 students meet the criteria this year.

High School Evening of Excellence

The annual Evening of Excellence begins 7 p.m. Monday, May 8. The purpose is to recognize the senior class’ academic honors, including local scholarship recipients.

Middle School Evening of Excellence

This event begins 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, in the middle school gym. The purpose is to recognize students who received academic honors.

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