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R-VI hires new A.D. and boys coach, several teachers

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:35 am

trojan-1The Community R-VI School Board hired several individuals to fill positions in the district when they met on April 13.
The board voted to hire Matt Thomas as the new Athletic Director and boys basketball coach. Thomas once coached seven season in the Palmyra School District. Connor McLaughlin was also hired. In the Elementary school, those hired were Megan Schutte, Ashley Evans, Caryn Atkinson, Carey Thomas, and Amber Forbis.
According to meeting minutes, the board meeting opened with Christy Dry administering the Oath of Office to board members Rhonda Curtis and Terry Davenport.
The district was then reorganized. Greg Fort was elected president, Scott Sims was elected vice-president, Rhonda Curtis was elected secretary, and Linda Gastler was elected treasurer by acclamation.
The board also voted to approve the consent items and to pay April 2016 bills.
Michelle Ebers stepped in for Emma Jaccarino to present technology information and to inform the board about the quilt raffle taking place in the elementary. The raffle money earned is to go towards the purchase of iPads.
The board voted to approve the OPAA! Summer School Addendum.
Community R-VI Secondary Principal Bob Curtis shared the list of the 2016 graduates with the board.
Jessica Young and Becky McCurdy, representing CTA, gave a presentation on salary and benefits for teachers and counselors.
The board voted renew the agreement with ACSD for SRO (School Resource Officer)-Agreement with Audrain County for CR6 and Van-Far.
Community R-VI Superintendent Cheryl Mack shared that enough money has been donated from sponsors for a storm siren to be installed on school grounds this summer.
MoDot was scheduled to be at the district on April 14 to do a road safety assessment for Scott’s Corner and Basinger Corner. She said that she will be attending a meeting for the Bright Futures program in Mexico at the Chamber of Commerce on April 14 as well. She reviewed the Transportation and Transportation Maintenance Reports. Finally, she shared that the kitchen received 100% on their health inspection this past week.
Community R-VI Tammy Angel stated that the month of March ended up with an attendance of 94%. April is at 94% at this time. Out of 113 students, 105 of them are at or above 90% on their attendance.
MAP boot camp started Tuesday, April 12. There were 32 students in attendance. Parent Night is scheduled for April 19 at 5:30 p.m. There will be pizza, test preparation and a bicycle giveaway. Title I Parent Night is scheduled for April 28. Lastly, Elementary Date Night is scheduled for May 1.
Principal Curtis shared that the secondary attendance for March ended at 94%. Seniors were in the lead at 96%. Only 15 out of 162 students fall below 90% in attendance. There are several important dates coming up. Please refer to the school calendar located on for a complete schedule of events. Here are several special dates for you to note:
April 19 – State Wide ACT for Junior Class
April 30 – PROM
May 2 – High School Academic Awards
May 4 – Area 5 FFA Banquet
May 15 – High School Graduation
May 19 – 8th Grade Promotion