Except in football
6th graders to join junior high sports
Students in next year’s sixth-grade class at Centre Elementary School will be eligible to participate in junior high sports except for football.
The Centre school board approved their eligibility Monday based on a lack of students expected in junior high next year. This year’s sixth-grade class has only 11 students. When they advance to seventh grade, there may be too few students to play sports.
Current participation is football, 11; volleyball, 7; cross-country, 4; boys basketball, 7; and girls basketball, 10.
With sixth-graders eligible next year, activities director Greg Wyatt projected football, 11; volleyball, 12; cross-country, 6; boys basketball, 16; and girls basketball, 16. He said additional uniforms would not be needed.
The board will revisit the matter a year from now.
The board also approved taking sealed bids to sell a 1998 Ford Taurus and a Ford utility tractor with blade.
The district’s wastewater treatment facility passed a state inspection, director of operations Richard Idleman reported. He also reported the district’s water usage has been less than the previous year.
According to Superintendent Brian Smith, an energy consultant did a walk-through of district facilities Dec. 26 and reported significant improvement from a year ago. He recommended installing new gym lights and a possible wind generator.
Smith reported that Centre is one of 25 schools selected to participate in Emporia State University’s Math Day.
He also recognized freshman Valerie Craney for having no tardies and no absences during the first semester.
Deb Scheibler and Tucky Allen of Kansas Workforce One presented information on Kansas Workforce Opportunities.
By taking training and tests in applied mathematics, reading for information, and locating information, students can earn a certificate attesting that they have necessary skills to enter the workforce.
“This program is for kids who are highly motivated,” Scheibler said. “The intent is to keep them in the community where they live.”
An ACT preparation day for students and staff will be Feb. 4. On Feb. 6, a team from Tabor College will present information on financial aid.