Below is a recap from the School Board meeting on Monday, December 19, 2016.
Italian Club Donation
Club Italo Americano presented a generous donation of $1,900 to the Board of Education in
memory of Pete Feira, former principal at West High School. The Italian Club helps to support the teaching of Italian language and culture at East and Preble High Schools.
Preble Soccer Team
The Preble High School soccer team was honored for their outstanding accomplishments this year. For the second time in four years, the Preble boys soccer team finished as the Division 1 runner-up at the WIAA state tournament. It was the program’s ninth trip to state, and the first time since 2013 finishing as a runner-up. The Hornets were the FRCC champions this fall, and have won the conference championship five out of the past six seasons. They are 10-time WIAA regional champions, and were ranked #24 in the country by USA TODAY/NSCAA.
In addition, the team was given the Lee Remmel 2016 Prep Achievement Award from the Rotary Club of De Pere, and was recognized at the Lee Remmel Sports Award Banquet on November 17, 2016. Preble's Antonio De Castro was also named the Press-Gazette and FRCC boys soccer player of the year, and Coach Chris Becker was named the Press-Gazette Coach of the Year and the WI Soccer Coaches Association Coach of the Year for Large Schools (D1 & D2).
Facilities Master Plan Report
PRA Architect Nick Kent
PRA Architect presented the final Facilities Master Plan Report
. The report gives an extensive list of projects to address a variety of issues across the District in an effort to meet the vision for equitable, quality schools that meet the needs of all students.
The Facilities Master Plan is a list of projects for the District to consider completing over a 10-year time frame or longer. The plan is a guiding document with the understanding that should there be significant changes in enrollment, instructional practice, etc., that the plan may need to be modified.
Kent shared that priorities for the District should be Baird Elementary School, which is over capacity and no longer meets the needs of students, and overcrowding in east-side schools.