Board OKs coaching assignments

by nathan oster

The Big Horn County School District No. 3 board of trustees has finalized all but a few of its extracurricular assignments for the 2013-14 school year.

The board approved the assignments, as recommended by GHS Principal Ty Flock and GMS Principal Scott McBride, after it emerged from a brief executive session May 14 in the GHS library/media center.

At the high school level, GHS will have a new Art Club sponsor, as Teresa Boyer will step in for the soon-to-be-retired Karyne Dunbar.  Sara Schlattmann will be the head volleyball coach and Nolan Tracy the new activities director after their hires were approved by the board.

Several positions remain open, including assistant football coach (to replace Jared Collingwood), assistant wrestling coach (to replace Todd Zeller) and assistant girls basketball coach (to replace Kerri Thiel).

The district is also looking for a broadcasting supervisor to replace Bob Leach, who resigned.

There are more openings at the middle school level.  The district must still hire an assistant football coach (to replace Joe Forcella), a head volleyball coach (to replace Thiel), an assistant girls basketball coach (to replace Jacinda Campbell), an assistant wrestling coach (to replace Brant Ogg) and an assistant track and field coach (to replace Jeff Hunt).


Other news

In other news emerging from the May 14 meeting of the school board:

• GES Principal Brenda Jinks reported that classes have been enjoying their various “enrichment” trips.  One such group, the fourth graders, is current enjoying the annual Yellowstone Expedition.

• GMS Principal Scott McBride said the grading scale that the changes to the grading scale that were approved earlier this year have gone over well and will also be in place for the 2013-14 school year. The final GMS awards assembly of the year is set for Friday, May 24, 12:30 p.m., in the auditorium.

• Special Services Director Lee Clucas shared the “report card” for the district’s special programs.  The district came in at 99.2 percent on the report, which was based on 11 indicators.  While below the target score of 100 percent, the Greybull district did top both the state (97.3) and cohort (98.0) scores.

“It was a good report card,” said Clucas. “Obviously, we have some room for improvement. But we beat the state and cohort averages, which was nice to see.”

• The district’s May 1 enrollment was 513, an increase of 24 from the 489 counted on Aug. 21, 2012.