School board bestows awards, hears reports

Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2004

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Donna Peterson told school board members Monday night that Mick Wykis, principal of Sears Elementary School, was honored as the 2004 Distinguished Principal by the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals.

During its regularly scheduled meeting in Seward, the board presented a Golden Apple Award to METCO Inc., for donating time and equipment to reconstruct cross country ski trails for the Seward High School ski team.

Mark Norgren, administrator of Hope Elementary-High School and Moose Pass Elementary School, made a presentation for the board on the benefits of a small school setting and introduced students Ashley Motoyama and Luisa Yoter of the Hope school, who read quotes from Babe Ruth and Thomas Edison.

Norgren also introduced Moose Pass student Lindsey Kromrey, who reported on the construction of the Alaska pipeline, and Laura Kromrey, who reported on gold mining in the state.

Mark Kromrey, president of the Site-Based Decision-Making Council of Moose Pass Elementary School, spoke in support of the multiage classroom and small schools.

Lynn Hohl gave the board a report on the Seward Seahawk community-sponsored high school baseball team program and summarized the team's 2004 season.

The school board heard the first reading of proposed revisions to its Board Policy 1321, solicitation of funds from and by students.

The next meeting of the borough school board will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Borough Building on Binkley Street in Soldotna.

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