Martin County West winds down its school year

SHERBURN — The Martin County West School Board meeting this week featured end of the school year information.

May 31 is the last day of school. At 1:30 p.m., there will be an awards program for the high school. The elementary and junior high also have special programs planned.

Graduation will be 2 p.m. June 2.

Teachers will have a training day June 3-4.

Retiring staff will be honored this year. They are: Peggy Godden, school secretary; Becky Johnson, special education; Rick Stenson, social studies; Connie Stenson, second grade; Jeremy Daberkow, agriculture instructor; Luann Peterson, preschool; Joleen Fink, elementary music; and Lee Ann Steen, science.

In other business, the school board discussed summer school and summer building projects.

The windows of the south and east side of the elementary school are slated for replacing, as the other sides were replaced in previous years.

There will be roof repairs at Trimont and Welcome schools by the Neiman Company for about $67,000.

In other news, most of the new teachers have been hired. The new gymnastics coach will be Beraiah Peterson while Rachel Prince will be the Trimont and Sherburn Elementary music instructor. Joe Neppl was hired as a bus driver and Tyler Wille will be the junior high baseball coach. Superintendent Allison Schmidt was offered a three-year contract.

Trimont Principal Chad Brusky commended the fifth-graders who helped transition some second-graders to Trimont.

Brusky also noted there may be 20 students for summer school this year.

The next school board meeting will be 6:30 p.m. June 17.

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