New Castle News

April 12, 2013

Kindergarten Camp scheduled for Mohawk pre-schoolers

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — For the fifth year, the Mohawk school district will have a Kindergarten Camp in August.

These sessions, school board members were told this week, will introduce the district’s newest — and youngest — students to the school building, the teachers and each other. The program was created to help the children learn what to expect in a school day and help them to successfully transition into the kindergarten program.

Kindergarten Camp is scheduled for Aug. 1, 8 and 15.

Board members also:

•Hired Lauren Parks, Aaron Pace and Steve Franz as summer tech help at $10 per hour.

•Hired summer custodians to clean the high school and elementary buildings after the school year. Hired for the high school are Regina Kastner, Wanda O’Neill, Kim Fredericks, Jackie Uhrain and Mark Ordak. At the elementary will be Sally Romeo, Mike Maravola, Matt Lorello and Tim Glass. Most of the summer custodians are college students who will be paid $9 per hour. Others, who are cafeteria workers or bus drivers, will be paid at their usual rate.

•Hired Richard Grebenz to maintain ball fields and John Sankey to mow grass. They will be paid at $9 per hour.

•Contracted with the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV to secure funding for Title I and 2. These program help to fund remedial math and reading programs and to develop a strategy to reduce class size.

•Accepted the resignation of high school reading specialist Robin Turner, who retired after 25 years of teaching.

•Approved a request by teacher Patricia Byers to travel with six students to the National Family Career and Community Leaders of America convention July 7 to 11 in Nashville, Tenn.

•Approved the request of the Mohawk Area Churches to sponsor the baccalaureate services at the high school June 2.