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Hall Board honors ACC students

Board passes policy on early graduation

SPRING VALLEY — Nine Hall High School students who excelled at the Area Career Center (ACC) this past school year were applauded Wednesday evening.

The Hall High School Board recognized nine students. Those receiving honors included Pablo Lule, Carson Corpus, Matthew Hoscheid, Victoria Wales, Connor Whitten, Jenna Lusietto, Erin Riordan, Adan Ruiz and Tristan Hunton.

Lule was name Construction Trades Student of the Year. He received a check, certificate and his name on a plaque displayed at ACC. He was also awarded the ACC Building Trades Scholarship

Corpus and Hoscheid  were named Residential Wiring Students of the Year. Both received a check, certificate and their names on a plaque displayed at ACC. Corpus also received an ACC Residential Wiring Scholarship.

Wales was awarded an EMR scholarship and a perfect attendance award. Whitten received a graphic communications scholarship, and Lusietto received a health occupations scholarship. Riordan, Ruiz and Hunton were all recognized for perfect attendance.

Also at the brief meeting Wednesday night, the board approved the board policy manual and the administrative procedure manual, as well as the revised graduation policy.  

The graduation policy now allows students to petition the board for early graduation by Sept. 1, with board decision to occur during the September meeting. Principal Jesse Brandt said the policy states students are not able to take correspondence classes to achieve early graduation.

“It’s really not an option for current students. They need four years of English to graduate,” Brandt said.  

Brandt went on to explain that currently students who take Core English along with their regular English class do not get credit for Core English. He explained in five years, students may get credit for Core English classes. Then they would have enough English credits to graduate early.

The board heard the first reading of proposed changes to the parent/student handbook. Brandt explained many of these changes now are as a result of the board policy manual updates that were approved. The proposed changes were in the absence and make-up work policies as well as in the final exam exemption policy. The board will discuss these changes next month and vote at that time.

In other business:

• Graduation will be held at 1 p.m. May 27.

• Adam Meyer was hired as principal effective on Aug. 1, 2018.

• Fall and winter coaches as well as extracurricular sponsors were hired for the 2017-18 school year.

For fall sports, the board hired head football coach, Randy Tieman; assistant coaches, Adam Meyer and Ryan Ferrari; head golf coach, Mason Kimberly; head cross country coach, Tom Keegan; head volleyball coach, Demi Salazar; and assistant coaches, Dawn Williams and Darcy Earley. For winter sports, the following positions were hired: Head girls basketball coach, Brian Holman; assistant coach, Dawn Williams; head boys basketball coach, Mike Filippini; and assistant coaches, Brian Green and Tom Keegan.

For extracuricular sponsors, the board hired: Yearbook, Deb Arreguin; Student Council, Kayleen Loch; Power Mechanics, Giovanni Alfano; public relations, Teresa Colmone; photography, Karen Klopcic; senior class, Dawn Williams; junior class, Teresa Colmone and Theresa Sartain; sophomore class, Nicky Barto and Joanna McConville; freshman class, Annie Frasco; Special Olympics, Jessica Strouss; band director, Brandon Czubachowski; HAC, Teresa Colmone; Science Club, Nicky Barto; NHS, Kayleen Loch; Spanish Club, Katie Lawrence; MHCC, Bettyann Harrison; WYSE, Teresa Colmone; and Letterman's Club, Randy Tieman.

• Cody Miller was hired as full-time science teacher for the 2017-18 school year.

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