To: Students, Parents, Staff, and School – Community Members; Media Fr: Kevin Smith, Superintendent Re: December 2021 Board Meeting
The Covington Community School Corporation School Board conducted two meetings on Monday, December 13, 2021, with the first focused on providing an opportunity for public comment on an advertised superintendent contract. The regular monthly session was held immediately following the public comment meeting.
During the monthly meeting the board:
• Recognized the accomplishments of coach Terry Field and the boys tennis team.
• Received an update on the current status of the COVID – 19 impact within the buildings.
• Approved the following hires: o Shelby Pineda, Swimming Coach o Ben Jones, Wrestling Coach o Terry Field, 2022 Boys Tennis Coach o Jen Sutherlin, 2022 Volleyball Coach o Brennan Crose, 2022 Boys Soccer Coach o Damon Hegg, 2022 Girls Soccer Coach o Staci Stultz, 2022 Cross Country Coach o Lacy Pasquale, Maternity Leave Speech Instructor
• Per the United States Department of Education requirement reviewed the status of the current back – to – school plan, approving a recommendation to continue with the plan in its’ current state.
• Discussed a request for consideration of approval of a residential TIF district. o No action was taken by the board.
• Approved paying non – certified staff for those impacted by a loss of work opportunity due to the recent closure of the elementary school for e – learning.
• Approved requests from five (5) out – of – district transfer students.
• Authorized corporation treasurer, Vicki Jones, to address necessary expense items over the final two weeks of the budget year in order to ensure the continuation of operations, as deemed appropriate.
• Approved a proposal for the implementation of new salary scales for non – certified hourly staff; and approved a proposal to provide salary increases for all non – certified and WRSS staff members.
• Approved a proposal to provide a health insurance deduction holiday for corporation health insurance members in the month of December 2021.
• Was presented with Policy 115 (board member participation via electronic means) under the first reading process.
• Learned that the DLGF had approved the 2022 CCSC budget with a slight reduction in one of four funds.
• Heard a report out of the IDOE Results Driven Accountability Audit recently completed at CCSC, with the schools identified as Level 1 facilities.
There were no public comments offered during the public session on a superintendent contract.
The board will conduct their first meeting of 2022 on Monday, January 10, 2022.
Thank you for your support of our children and of the Covington School – Community.
Kevin R. Smith Superintendent
WRCTE – Position Opening – Administrative Assistant
The Wabash River Career and Technical Education (WRCTE) Cooperative is searching for an Administrative Assistant to the Director. The WRCTE is a joint services cooperative of the eight school districts located in Fountain, Parke, Vermillion, and Warren Counties. The WRCTE oversees 23 Career and Technical Education (CTE) ½ day shared courses that are housed in the eight member schools. Program enrollment for these students is 359. The WRCTE also assists as needed with technical and data support for 3417 students enrolled in the courses of Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Family and Consumer Science, and Industrial Technology.
All eight member schools financially support the Wabash River CTE Cooperative. South Vermillion serves as the fiscal agent and the Administrative Assistant is technically employed by South Vermillion. The position will range from 200 – 220 days depending on qualifications.
The WRCTE office is located in Montezuma, IN. Should the successful candidate reside closer to one of the Fountain or Warren County schools, efforts will be made for that person to be able to primarily work from one of the Fountain or Warren County schools.
The successful candidate can start as early as 1/3/2022, however, if an extended transition is needed due to current work obligations we are happy to accommodate.
Key requirements/responsibilities of this position follows;
Prepare and submit approved purchase orders on behalf of the director.
Maintain electronic files for items paid for with local, state, and federal funds.
Work with instructors to maintain equipment inventory.
Serve as the key contact/liaison between counselors and dual credit partners in regards to deadlines and registration.
Maintain and assist teachers, parents, and students with the WRCTE School Management Software (Harmony)
Assist the director to maintain, grow, and diversify the WRCTE social media presence.
Maintain and upgrade the WRCTE Web Page.
Work in partnership with the director in the coordination of events such as career fairs, recruitment presentations, and staff professional development.
Serve as a key contact with school counseling personnel in regards to scheduling students in WRCTE classes.
Maintain an occasional presence in the WRCTE member schools to foster a knowledge of the programs and school personnel.
Assist instructors in identifying students who need assistance with attendance from their home schools.
Coordinate certification exams.
Receive and prioritize traditional mail, electronic mail, and voicemail messages.
Transition by end of 2022-2023 to the role of InTERS (Indiana CTE Data Portal) Data Specialist.
Follow up with WRCTE graduates to track work/college/military placements.
The successful candidate must be proficient in Google Workspace.
Please email your application and resume or any questions to;
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
US Gov Course – Naturalization Exam Results
Each student enrolled in a U.S. Government course where credit is awarded for General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, or Core 40 with Technical Honors designation is required to take the naturalization examination provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as administered by the student’s high school. U.S. Government courses include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual credit, and Cambridge International courses. Students do not need to pass the naturalization examination in order to pass the U.S. Government course.
RESULTS for COVINGTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
(1) The number of students who took the naturalization examination 68
(2) The number of students who passed the naturalization examination by a score of not less than sixty percent (60%) on their first attempt, and 63
(3) The pass rate of the naturalization examination regarding the students who participated 93%
High School – 1st Qtr Honor Roll
COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL – 1st QUARTER HONOR ROLL
DISTINGUISED HONOR ROLL 9th Grade – Savannah Bishop, Kennedie Cadman, Zamarah Chambers, Westin Coffing, Sydni Crain, Kyla Culotti, Brookelyn DeZarn, Katie Drollinger, Josef Goeppner, Landon Hardy, Eli Holmes, Haley Holycross, Summer Krepton, Elee Lawson, Gabby McKinney, Haley Nichols, Addison Streuer, Karly VanOstrand, Emma Wade, Kelly Yang
6th Grade – Honor Roll Kaitlin Adkins Lyla Badger Terry Badger Sierra Bennett Malah Bridwell Taryn Cates Rowan Crippin Salym Flynn Norah Freeman Fulton Goeppner Davyn Green Syver Grubaugh Kinlee Grubbs Preslei Lazzell Marquess Osborn Alexus Peaslee Haley Rottmann Silas Russell Sophia Scott-Musa Sarah Sowers Remi Strawser Grayson Vedder Addison Wade Ethan Wilson
7th Grade – Distinguished Reagan Bealer Beau Bishop Thomas Britt Audie Burchett Dylan Gentry Alainee Hoaks Allie Hunt Gabrielle Lewis Emma Poll Brooke Rottmann Nathanael Webster Chloe Whittington
7th Grade – Honor Roll Aaron Asbury Breanna Batley Lillian Cook Naomi DeRosier Emma Gentry Braxton Grubbs Gavin Guthrie Blaine Hacquet Jasmine Hernandez Claire Jacobs Bryson Jeffrey Ridley Keele Olivia Lenfesty Connor Maertens Dylan McLain Alexis Morgan Creux Rieman Ava Stein Zachary Stump Adaline Winn Deven Wise Andrew Wright Grace Young
8th Grade – Distinguished Jalyn Allen Rhyane Beck Lydia Bennett Asher Cadman Cadence Clausen Maya Clemence Andrea Estes Julianna Girdler Lucas Hauck Remi Holt Luke Holycross Clyde Keller Glennys McGurk Paxton Rudisel Gwyndelyn Story
8th Grade – Honor Roll Bayleigh Daniels Amber Drummond Seth Ellmore Makiah Glidewell Landon Herzog Kyven Hill Tatum Holland Kynlynn Lowry Nash Martin Halen McBride Sydney McCullough Kailey Pettit Kynley Powell Kendall Shumaker Hope Smaltz Danny Smith Ely Smith Keira Smith Benjamin Stewart Ashlynn Vedder
Elementary Honor Roll – 1st Nine Weeks
COVINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2021/2022 HONOR ROLL 1st NINE WEEKS
Distinguished Honor Roll (All A’s) 2nd Grade – Abraham Al-Mansour, Liam Bostrom, Bostyn Collins, Blayden Flynn, Alexys Greufe, David Grissom, Zennia Grubaugh, Aubrey Hoaks, Grant Hunt, Cruz Kempen, Elayna Kirts, Aysen Kovacs, Ian Krout, Quinn Martin, Lorelei Pearman, Addyson Phelps, Addison Schanlaub, Avery Simonton, Ella Tolley, Brady Vogel, Nathan Wampler, Oliver White