Sheldon / Sibley Ocheyedan Soccer Team, Therapy Dog Discussed

Sheldon, Iowa – The Sheldon Community Schools Board met in regular session on Monday, November 12th at 5:00 pm in the High School library.

Five fourth grade students, along with science teacher Danielle Nasers, made a short presentation to the board and demonstrated Rube Goldberg machines they made during their unit on energy.

There were five open enrollments into Sheldon, one student service agreement, one resignation, and two contracts presented for consideration, all of which were approved by the board.

Each of the three schools held separate Veterans Day programs on Monday, all with guest speakers who have served in the military. Each program gave special recognition to the family members of those within the schools who are currently serving, or who have served in the past.

At East Elementary, the students have been focusing on the themes of gratitude and kindness this fall. As part of that, they are going to be completing two community service projects. One will be a canned food drive for the O’Brien County Outreach Center and the other will be at the elementary school on December 7th, 2018, entitled “Then Feed Just One.” The goal is to package 20,000 to 25,000 meals that will be sent to Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the world. The school is looking for volunteers to help with set up, tear down, and packaging meals that day. They are also accepting monetary donations to help fund the project. If you would like to help, or just get more information about the project, you can call the office at East Elementary at 712-324-4337.

Last month the idea of putting together a soccer program was presented to the board. Sheldon and Sibley-Ocheyedan may combine for this purpose, with Sheldon being the host school. While no action was taken at this meeting, a final decision is expected to be made at December’s meeting.

In other business, Superintendent Cory Myer shared that enrollment is up this year by just over sixteen students. The estate of Irene Vos gifted $266,206 to East Elementary, some of which is planned to be used for a therapy dog at the school. The 1-to-1 Technology Handbook was presented for review so it can be approved in the December meeting. And a tentative 2019-20 district school calendar was presented, with minor changes expected before it is finalized next month.

Before adjourning, the Board went into closed session to discuss the Superintendent Evaluation.

The next regular meeting of the Sheldon Community Schools Board has been set for Wednesday, December 12th at 5:00 pm in the High School Library.

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