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Board Briefs 3/17/2022

Tori Peterson

Information Report:

Grade Level Centers:

Dr. Dan Roach, Kevin Frank, Brenda Butcher, Caleb Cherry, Tom Lee, and Jay Wildman give an update on the progress in transitioning to grade-level centers. See attached. 

Washington HS Receives Indiana EARN Grant: 

Steve Peterson shares that the College & Career Academy at WHS has been selected for the state's pilot program to match students and employers to work-based learning opportunities via the Employment Aid Readiness Network (EARN) Indiana Grant.


High Schoolers with financial need will have access to resume-building and paid internships while employers receive state matching funds - 50% of the student's hourly rate - for hiring them. Learn More

Branden Burris

Mr. Burris, WHS Band Director, shared with the board the plastic instruments that will be used in the 5th and 6th grade band classes that will be offered at Washington Upper Elementary next year. The PVC Instruments can be played the same as regular instruments, and are very affordable, readily available, and easily disinfected as they can be completely immersed in water. 

Eben LIps

Mr. Lips shared with the board information about Future Chefs, the elementary cooking competition for elementary students. The theme this year is “Favorite Recipes from Movies or Television”  The Future Chefs Competition will be held March 31, 2022.   




Shayleigh Deno, Instructional Assistant   


Brian Holland - HS Principal (2 year contract begins July 1, 2022)

    Jesica Hadley - JH Math Teacher

Colin Gongwer- Instructional Assistant

                       Megan Hinkle - ILEARN Testing

                       Casey Himsel - HS Assistant Boys Track Coach

                       Aubrey Riddle - JH Head Softball Coach

                       Kaitlyn Dant - JH Golf Volunteer Coach   

New Business:

Recommendation to Award Bid 

The bid for renovations to Lena Dunn/Washington Intermediate will be awarded to Danco Construction in the amount of $389,000.00


Moment Makers

Dr. Roach and Nikki Sparks share information about the upcoming Moment Makers Event. A panel of six distinguished guests will inspire and impact our community with their stories. This is the first annual Moment Makers event. Our theme is Moment Makers in Sports. Our panel of speakers will talk about how sports helped navigate their occupation/career. Our panel consists of Washington High School alumni and new friends.  



Dr. Ben Obaseki, IU Health

Chris May, Executive Director IN Basketball Hall of Fame

Greg Rakestraw, ISC Network

Sam Alford, IN Hall of Fame former player and coach

Dr. Sue Willey, Retire Athletic Director of UIndy

Bill Brooks, Indianapolis Colts 

Tickets for this inspiring and impactful Moment Makers event are free, but on a first come, first serve basis. To register for tickets with Eventbrite,  please see our website at:    [CONTENT_REVIEW InternalLink]


This annual event is sponsored by the Daviess County Visitors Bureau and Daily Design & Furniture Gallery.


     Mr. Frank ASU & GSV Summit, San Diego, CA from 4/4/22-4/7/22

     NJROTC Out of State Trip Request, Middletown, KY on 3/22/2022


Upcoming Meetings:


Next regular board meeting -  April 21, 2022, 7:00 pm


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