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Best in Class – PreK

Best in Class – PreK

Coyote Corner – Best in Class Grant Greetings Patrons of the Elgin/New Leipzig Public School. This past year the school district qualified for what was called the Best in Class grant.  With this grant we received funding to operate our preschool this year along with curriculum and coaching on preschool curriculum.  This provided the school district with up to $60,000 dollars towards preschool expenses.  This was a huge help with...

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Teacher Shortage

Teacher Shortage

Greetings everyone.  We are closing out the year and with that comes the planning for a new year.  Over the past five years I have been involved in the hiring of several staff and I can say unequivocally it is becoming harder.  This growing problem isn’t unique to our school either.  When I first became an administrator, it was common to struggle to replace science, math, music, and agriculture teachers but it wasn’t common to...

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Running for the Board

Running for the Board

So, that time of year is coming up again.  It’s a time where we begin planning for next school year and we close in on ending this one.  With this comes an opportunity to run for the school board.  Potential candidates would have until April 11, 2022, at 4 PM to submit their interest to the district office.  If you are so inclined, stop by our main office to get your name on the ballot. If you are wondering what exactly a school board...

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Community Volunteers

Community Volunteers

Coyote Corner I would like to take this article to thank our community volunteers who are working to make our students stronger!  I big thank you to Nancy Maier, Karen Sabin, and returning Jackie Bauer.  They have been helping with our elementary WIN (What I Need) Groups.  This is a time when we create small groups for students to work on mathematics and reading skills.  This is one of the reasons we were selected as one of 10 schools...

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Supply Chain Shortages

Supply Chain Shortages

Coyote Corner – Supply Chain Shortages Greetings residents of Grant County.  I wanted to inform you that schools are facing an unprecedented problem and it is not COVID.  Nationwide we are experiencing extreme shortages in our supply chains for food distribution.  This shortage is coming from a lack of workers to deliver, prepare, and ship goods.  As a result of these shortages, a major vendor for schools has discontinued its contract...

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COVID, Where is it at?

COVID, Where is it at?

I know there are many questions concerning COVID going into the 2021-2022 school year.  As your illustrious COVID coordinator I have the privilege of sharing what I know.  First and foremost, the school district intends to keep mask-wearing optional and does not plan to implement social distancing going into the start of the year.  We intend to focus on teaching good hygiene, improving the indoor air quality of the school, and making...

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