Thursday, February 26, 2004
Mabton School Board shortens spring break
MABTON - The Mabton School District will make up two school
days lost to icy January weather during its April spring break.
The Mabton School Board, meeting this past Monday night,
approved removing two days from the spring break schedule to give students more
class time before they face their annual Washington Assessment of Student
School closures in January due to inclement weather will be
made up April 1 and 2.
Originally, Mabton School District was to have been on
spring break Thursday, April 1, through Friday, April 9.
Mabton students will celebrate spring break beginning
Monday, April 5. The last day of school will be June 9 with seniors graduating
Mabton School Board boosts lunch prices
MABTON - The Mabton School Board during its Monday night
meeting approved increases in lunch prices.
The student lunch prices, which haven't been raised in two
years, will increase by 10¢ at the elementary school and by 5¢ at the high
school, following the board action.
Artz-Fox Elementary School lunch prices will jump from $1.50
to $1.60 with lunch prices going from $1.75 to $1.80 at Mabton Junior-Senior
The increased prices will go into effect during the 2004-05
Mabton School District hosts national literacy expert
MABTON - Nationally known reading expert Shelley Harwayne of
New York City will hold a literacy workshop in the Mabton School District
Monday, March 1.
Harwayne will work with the Mabton School District teaching
staff from 8 to 10 a.m., as part of the district's emphasis on reading and
writing improvements and teacher coaching. Harwayne is also expected to work
with teaching coaches from Sunnyside and Grandview school districts during her
Lower Valley visit, according to Kevin Chase, Mabton School District
A retired New York City Community School District 2
Superintendent, Harwayne is the author of several books, including
Impressions: Weaving Literature into Writing Workshops
Going Public: Priorities and Practices at
the Manhattan New School.
Rob Roettger named Mabton Jr./Sr. High head track coach
MABTON - Artz-Fox Elementary School teacher Rob Roettger has
been appointed head track coach at Mabton Junior-Senior High School.
Roettger, who is serving as a literacy coach through Mabton
School District's Reading First Grant, will begin spring track practices the
first of March.
Roettger will be
assisted by D.J. Search, who coaches the Viking football team.