• The CHS Faculty & Staff and Site Council have approved an important change in our STUDENT HANDBOOK.  For the past two years, our STUDENT HANDBOOK has contained a policy that read: "20-PERIOD RULE.  Students who have more than twenty excused and/or unexcused absences in a class in a semester will be denied credit for the class.  These absences include school-related absences.  The student may appeal the denial of credit.  The appeal board will be comprised of the school Counselor, the Campus Supervisor, a teacher of the student's choice, and the teacher or the teachers of the class or classes involved."  The new policy that the Faculty & Staff and Site Council want the Board to approve reads (the important language changes are underlined):  "15-PERIOD RULE.  Students who have more than fifteen excused and/or unexcused absences in a class in a semester will be denied credit for the class.  School-related absences are excluded from this limitation on the number of allowable absences.  The student may appeal the denial of credit.  The Appeal Board will be comprised of the counselor, the campus supervisor or assistant principal, a teacher of the student's choice, and the teacher of the class involved. 

 

  • A meeting concerning the use of the Commons kiosk was held on May 16 in Principal Ophus's office.  The participants were: Business Manager Heiss; ASB Officers Leisha Price, Katie Annett, and Ryan Kounovsky; ASB Advisor Kramer; Booster Officer McMahon; A.D. Goldspink; and Principal Ophus.  Board of Directors member Kounovsky was also present.  The students presented their position very effectively.  Their position was that they would like the ASB to continue to be able to use the kiosk for sale of snack items.  Kiosk sales represent the ASB's biggest source of revenue.  Business Manager Heiss presented the Food Service position very effectively as well.  She stated that the Food Service requires the kiosk in order to sell breakfast so as to generate approximately $9,000.  The Food Service needs this revenue so as to remain "in the black."  In the Creswell School District, the Food Service is required to be self-supporting.  A healthy discussion took place in which a number of ideas were broached, including: a)  Business Manager Heiss would examine the "food line" situation again and ascertain whether it would be possible for the line to be used both for breakfast and for lunch.  If this were possible, the ASB could retain the kiosk.  b) While the Boosters was very open to the possibility of the ASB using its concession space, the participants agreed this was impractical.  The ASB would look into the possibility of creating a "student store" elsewhere on the campus from which muffins, school supplies, etc., could be sold.  c) Principal Ophus stated that the proceeds from the vending machines in the Commons area should be allocated in large part to the ASB.  This would help replace some of the ASB revenue lost because of the change in the use of kiosk.  Subsequent to the meeting, Business Manager Heiss observed the "food line" situation and concluded that "After observing and discussing options with Ms. Ogawa I still believe that food service needs the kiosk and that it isn't practical to do everything in the kitchen."  ASB Advisor Kramer researched the possibility of a student store being located in the current textbook storage room that is between the Special Education "suite" and Mr. Nickelson's math classroom.  The space appears to be very tenable for the purpose of a student store.  Resolution: Beginning in 2007-2008, the Food Service will sell breakfast during the morning break (10:03-10:15) from the kiosk.  The ASB will open a Bulldog Student Store in the Main Academic Building.  A variety of items will be sold in the store--muffins and other snacks; pencils, caps, pennants, bumper stickers; etc.  The proceeds from the vending machines located in the Commons and Commons hallway will be allocated in large part to the ASB.  The percentage is yet to be determined.  The school's administration has in the past used vending proceeds to buy textbooks, coffee for guests and meetings, etc.    

 

  • Graduation will take place at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow, June 8, on the Football Field.  Board members who intend to be involved in the ceremony should report to the Commons at 6:30 p.m.