Eagle Pride Day moved due to testing
During the meeting Monday, Morris Elementary School’s Counselor Kelli Baker and P.E. Teacher Whitney Tucker spoke to the board about the events surrounding the school recently being recognized as one of “America’s Healthiest Schools.”
“Back in the Spring, Kelli and I went to a Shape America Conference, which is about health and physical education,” Tucker said. Through that conference, they connected with a lot of people who inspired them to apply for the America’s Healthiest School’s program. Baker added that they were surprised by the results.
They ended up winning three of the nine available awards: One award was for implementing or having a school wellness policy, a second was for bolstering physical education, and third was strengthening mental and emo- tional health and learning.
Tucker added that 781 individual schools across 36 states had applied, and they were the only school in Oklahoma to be awarded. Baker said that they enjoyed seeing the students benefit from the program and they all enjoyed the collaboration with community members and businesses.
Superintendent Chris Karch also gave his report, where he noted that Eagle Pride Day would take place on October 20, due to a scheduling conflict with PSATs on the 17th. He also told the board that construction on the gym is nearing completion and they estimate that all construction will be completed by Thanksgiving.
— Agenda items discussed at the meeting:
• All items on the consent agenda were approved, including the minutes from the previous meeting and financial reports
• Activity fund transfer of $350 from Athletics to Heartland Conference • Three FFA events
• Foster Care plan/policy for FY 24
• Homeless Student plan/policy for FY 24
• LEA District Level Parent-Family Engagement Policy for FY 24
• General and Building Fund budgets for FY 24
• One cafeteria employee was hired