The Minden Public Schools Board of Education accepted the recommendation to hire Thomas Young for the 2012-2013 Vocal Instructor position for grades 4-12 at their meeting on Tuesday, March 13.
Superintendent Melissa Wheelock informed the board that an interview team spoke to four candidates prior to the recommendation of Young.
Young was previously a teacher of Spanish in Holdrege for four years, and has a Bachelor of Arts in music performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Prior to that conversation, Dr. Wheelock gave her superintendent’s report, pointing out an upcoming early release on April 13 for the Marsh Beck Track Invitational. The board was also informed that three teams from Minden’s Future Problem Solvers, totaling 10 students, would be traveling to state competition.
Wheelock also addressed concerns about trophy and plaque space on hallway walls in the high school.
Currently, every award won by Minden High School is displayed in the halls, but space is growing scarce and the idea was raised to keep district, conference and state awards displayed and find a suitable alternative for the rest.
One idea mentioned was an auction at the all class reunion this year, with those awards not from district, conference or state on display to be bid on by alumni. This issue was not resolved but planned for later discussion.
The administrators had no additional comment on their reports. In the high school report, Principal Don Hosick pointed out $2,500 was donated to the school from proceeds of the Alumni Basketball Tournament. That money was used to purchase an updated video camera for the activities department.
Hosick also congratulated Jack Raffety for his third place finish in state wrestling, as well as the basketball teams.
In the elementary report, Principal Mary Lieske thanked Deb Schwenka, Jana Green, Cathy Osgood, and Jennifer Muller for helping plan the Read Across America week which culminated with Dr. Suess Day on Friday, March 2.
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