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Mabton School Briefs

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School Board approves 2005-06 tech plans

MABTON - Monday night, Jim Pinson talked to members of the Mabton School Board about technology plans at the elementary and junior/senior high schools.

Pinson said Artz-Fox Elementary School opted to create a two-year technology plan, that includes the purchase of digital presentation equipment, digital projectors, some brainstorming software and training on how to use the new equipment.

At the high school level, Pinson said the school's technology plan includes thin the

which can be used in science classrooms to take different measurements through the use of a laptop computer.

Pinson also touched on the district's technology plan, which includes maintaining the district's computer network and internet connections.

The school board approved the technology plans.

Mabton adopts 2005-06 school calendar

MABTON - The Mabton School Board voted to approve the 2005-06 school calendar during Monday night's meeting.

The approved school calendar calls for school to start on Aug. 23, with the last day of school set for June 2, 2006. Winter break will take place Dec. 22, 2005 through Jan. 3, 2006, and spring break is set for April 3-7, 2006. Mabton students will attend school for 180 days during the 2005-06 school year.

Assistant baseball coach hired

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- Monday night, Mabton School Board members voted to approve a contract for a new junior high school assistant baseball coach.

Mabton Junior/Senior High School Athletic Director Denny Brown explained that the program, like many of Mabton's athletic programs, has grown to the point that an assistant coach is necessary.

The school board approved the hiring of Chris McCallum to serve as the new assistant baseball coach.

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