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Board Briefs -September 15, 2022

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Tori Peterson

Sept. 21, 2022

Information Report

CELL Certification Presentation

Sandy Hillman, Director of Early College from the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis, presented to the board the endorsement of the College & Career Academy at Washington HS as highly effective in implementing the 8 Core Principles of Early College, and has earned CELL Certification. 

WHS has documented evidence of quality programs that help high school students graduate high school and accelerate into post-secondary education, whether at a 4-year institution or a career/technical program. Sandy & Janet presented WHS with a banner to proudly display at WHS.  Press Release Attached. 


AP Scholar Recognition

Washington High School’s partnership the Notre Dame AP-Tip (Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program) has shown consistent growth in student achievement on Advanced Placement exams. Seventeen students, up from fourteen last year, achieved AP Scholar status; granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. In the three years before AP-TIP, WHS averaged 4 AP Scholars per year.


2021-2022 AP Scholar Recipients:

AP Scholar with Distinction - Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams:

Logan Hill, Calypso McAlister, Alaina Thorne

AP Scholar with Honor - Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams:

Jacob Delilse, Ben Myers

AP Scholar - Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams: 

Seth Allison, Jorge Barco, Tyler Boyd, Allison Davis, Ian Dayton, Alyssa Edwards, Abbie Mattingly, Jayden Meredith, Sabree Myers, Simon Parsons, Ashley Walker, Amber Williams

National Hispanic Recognition Award.

Jorge Barco and Juan Hernandez 

National Rural and Small Town Award.

Benjamin Myers, Isaac Mozingo, and Madalyn Kempf

Madalyn Kempf, Ben Myers, Alyssa Edwards, Amber Williams, and Isaac Mozingo were present to be recognized by the board for their achievement. 




Kaylee Smith - Instructional Assistant

Ashlyn Krigbaum - Instructional Assistant



Jenna Burton - Instructional Assistant

New Business


A. 2023 Budget and Budget Resolutions

B. Preliminary Bond Resolution

While no final decision has been made, Washington Community Schools is currently exploring the possibility of making several updates and improvements to Hatchet Hollow. 

Washington Community Schools currently has bond debt that will soon be paid in full. This will allow new debt to be structured in a way that will allow the district to make improvements to Hatchet Hollow without putting any additional burden on taxpayers. 

C. Reimbursement Resolution

D. Hire Architect of Hatchet Hollow Project

E. Hire Land Surveyor

F. 2022-23 School Improvement Plans

G. Dual Language Immersion Training   New Mexico from 11/1/22 - 11/5/22

H. PLTW National Conference  Orlando, FL from 10/28/22 - 10/30/2022

I. National FFA Convention Trip Request  Indianapolis, IN  from 10/26/22 - 10/28/22

J. International Teacher Convention  London, England from 11/10/22 - 11/14/22

K. HS BETA State Convention Trip Request Evansville, IN from 11/11/22 - 11/12/22


Upcoming Meetings:

Board Work Session: October 5, 2022 at 6:00 pm at Hatchet Hollow

Next Regular Board Meeting: October 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm