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Frogtown News April 28

frogtownBirths
Casey & Ashley Feller of St. Elmo are the parents of a son, Vanden Dean Feller, born April 15, 2016. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 22 inches long. Vanden is welcomed home by his sister, Nora.

Ryan and Katie (Crain) Schmollinger of Oceanside, CA are the parents of a daughter, Nora Viola, born on April 22, 2016. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long. Grandparents are Lori and Jed Goeckner, Kevin and Dawn Crain, Stephanie and Chris Craig, and Jason Schmollinger. Great grandparents are Merle and Sandy Crain.

Small Get-Together
A small gathering was held at the home of Aleah Moeller of St. Peter on Friday. Those attending were: Belinda Harpster, Becky Phillips, Chris Coleman, Joyce Feldhake, Teana Ingram, and Mahala Jacquin. The ladies enjoyed food, wine, and reminiscing about their high school days at North Clay (with the exception of Mahala!)

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church News
Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 213.
The organist was Rev. Alan Holtz.
Acolyte was Gaige Phillips.
Attending Elders were Darrell Wollin and Allen Magnus.

Remember in Your Prayers
Those with health concerns:
Olga Michel
KeithManley
John Stedlin
Those with long term health concerns
Randy Dorr
Ann Dunaway
Mark Dunaway
Stefan Goolsby
Dennis Lee
Ed Morton
Donna Oertwig
Maria Oswald
Charlotte VanWinkle
Those serving our Country
Our Shut ins

Birthdays
Liam Kraemer
Beverly Lotz
Barbara Hunt
Lavina Opfer
Lynn Magnus
Dennis Parmenter
Olivia Urban
Ruth Magnus
Lavern Runge
Scott Brauer

Anniversaries
Corey & Tara Thompson
Carroll & Pat Lotz (53)
Tedd & Mary Engel

 

SC Softball loses to Odin 4-1

Odin and South Central played their game in 58 minutes, in the end Odin came away with the 4-1 pitchers dual win.

Odin held a 1-0 lead heading into the 6th inning before they scored 3 in the inning.

The Lady Cougars added their only run in the 7th. Kalyn Nalwajka struck out 9 in the win giving up 4 hits. Abby King struck out 10 for South Central in giving up 7 hits.

Offensively for Odin, Bailey Spears and Brooke Leek both had 2 hits each. Lexi Reid drove in the South Central run.

 

SC Storm Chasers win tourney in O’Fallon

The 11U South Central Storm Chasers finished their weekend at the Biggs Grandslam Tournament in O’Fallon with a 4-1 record and a tournament championship.
In the title game, the Storm Chasers got a great outing from Bo Jolliff who tossed a one hitter and got the win in a 2-0 victory over Pacifica, Missouri.

SC reeled off 4 wins in a row after dropping their opener on Friday night to the Waterloo Wizards 7-6. They bounced back that night to beat Mascoutah 7-0 behind Jacob Hilmes who got the win throwing 5 shutout innings.

Then on Saturday, they avenged their loss to Waterloo, pounding the Wizards 17-4 with Chase Thompson earning the victory. They then defeated the Edwardsville Tigers 4-2, Aden Dodson allowed just 2 runs in 6 innings for the win, setting up the championship game with Pacifica.

 

South Central School Board Notes

The South Central School Board heard updates from Superintendent Kerry Herdes about the recent activity of House Bill 4232, this is the bill sponsored by David Reiss, John Cavaletto, and Brandon Phelps that would restore funding to schools that had capital development projects underway. Currently the district is awaiting $6.9 million dollars owed to them from the State of Illinois.

The bill that recently passed the House of Representatives would allocate $8.2 million to South Central Schools. This would allow them to continue plans with the additions and renovations at South Central High School. The bill now goes to the Senate, then to the governor to approval. The Superintendent are cautiously optimistic about the opportunity to have funding restored. The efforts of the local legislators from the House of Representatives is very much appreciated.

The Superintendent gave a budget and funding brief to the board on the latest General State Aid Appropriation Bill for FY 17, it shows the district has lost $583,378 over the last 5 years in General State Aid and Transportation alone, if you look at what should have been paid at 100% which is stated in school law that $583,378 more than doubles. The district has cut $1 million dollars over the past 6 years to try and offset revenue sources and continues to struggle like the rest of the school in southern Illinois in this position. Other impacts of the recent financial FY 17 state projections, overage of tax payments by the State of Illinois and the amended budget will be discussed next month.

The board also approved the Board approved the PERA Teacher Evaluation Manuals as presented, the 2nd reading of the school board policy revisions and recommendations by the Illinois Association of School Boards.

They also approved the treasurer’s bond renewal, field trip requests for the FBLA Club, Art Club, and SCHS Yearbook Club and the graduation ceremony requirements as presented

In personnel action, the board accepted irrevocable letters of retirement from Mary Brimberry and Curt Jones effective at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. They accepted a letter of resignation from Claire Schaal effective at the end of the end of the 2015-2016 school year and a leave of absence for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year for Christie Welch.

The next regular board meeting will be held on May 23, 2016.

 

Country Legend Lee Greenwood to close out KC Season of Entertainment

lee-greenwoodKaskaskia College welcomes country music legend Lee Greenwood to the Jane Knight Auditorium on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. Greenwood will close out the College’s tenth year of the Guest Artists and Speakers Series which has featured 58 acts since its inception.

With seven #1 songs and 25 charted singles, Greenwood’s hits include: “It Turns Me Inside Out”, “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands”, ”She’s Lyin”, “I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose”, “Dixie Road”, “Somebody’s Gonna Love You”, “Going Going Gone”, “You Got A Good Love Comin”, “Fools Gold”, and “Mornin Ride”. Several cross over hits include, “Touch & Go Crazy”, “IOU” and the duet with Barbara Mandrell, “To Me”. An additional duet with Suzie Boggus, “Hopelessly Yours”, was nominated for a Grammy. The CD “American Patriot”, recorded and released in 1992, went Platinum in 3 months.

Greenwood’s latest CD is “I Want to be in Your World”. He wrote three of the seven songs & plays saxophone on the original track, “Here Comes Love There Goes My Heart”. He also covered the Michael McDonald/Kenny Loggins ballad, “You Can Let Go Now.” McDonald is featured playing piano on the song.

Lee Greenwood has won numerous industry awards including, Male Vocalist of the Year for the Academy of Country Music in 1983, two Male Vocalist of the Year awards from the Country Music Association, 1983 and 1984, and a Grammy for Top Male Vocal Performance in 1985 for “I.O.U.”. He also won CMA Song of the Year in 1985 for writing “God Bless the USA.” The song, “God Bless the USA” has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. The singer knows first-hand what it’s like to have loved ones fighting for the freedom of all Americans as his father served in the Navy and the Merchant Marines in World War II. “USA” is now part of the film for Homeland Security that is shown when swearing in new citizens to the United States.

“God Bless the USA” went far beyond what Greenwood expected when he wrote it in the back of his tour bus in 1983. The song has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It was also #1 on the pop charts after 9/11/01.

Greenwood says; “USA is the song I always felt the need to write”. “I wanted to have something that would unite Americans from coast to coast, and to instill pride back in the United States. The song represents my family, my community and those men and women who have paid the price for the freedoms we all love and enjoy.”

Reserved seat tickets for “An Evening with Lee Greenwood” are $37 for adults with a discounted ticket of $22 available for youths age 18 and under. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Season of Entertainment Ticket Office in the KC Bookstore across from the auditorium, by calling 618-545-3223, or by visiting the SOE website at www.kaskaskia.edu/soe. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Pictured is Country legend Lee Greenwood will be performing at the Kaskaskia College Jane Knight Auditorium on Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now.

 

Frogtown News

frogtownStays with Grandparents
Harper Jacquin (and her Dalmatian brother, Norman), spent the weekend with grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. They attended Church on Saturday evening, went to see Great-Grandma, Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center on Sunday, enjoyed playing outside, and even found mushrooms in their yard!

SAVE THE DATE!
“Barnyard Round-Up – Jesus Gathers Us Together” is the theme for this year’s VBS which will be from July 25-29 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church News
Saturday evening worship was 109.
Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 131.
The organist was Rev. Alan Holtz.
Acolyte was Allie Murphree.
Attending Elders were Darrell Wollin and Allen Magnus.
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South Central Board Meeting Agenda April 20

April 20 6 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. RECOGNITION OF GUESTS

4. MONTHLY BUSINESS
A. MINUTES
B. BILLS & PAYROLL
C. TREASURER’S REPORT

5. NEW BUSINESS
A. APPROVE TEACHER EVALUATION GUIDEBOOKS
B. 2ND READING-PRESS POLICY
C. TREASURER’S BOND
D. GLASS AND SHUFFETT AUDIT AGREEMENT
E. ATHLETIC DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
F. PREVAILING WAGE RESOLUTION
G. GRADUATION CEREMONY REQUIREMENTS
H. FIELD TRIPS
I. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS

6. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

7. CLOSED SESSION
A. DISCUSS APPOINTMENTS, EMPLOYMENT, NEGOTIATIONS, COMPENSATION, DISCIPLINE, PERFORMANCE, OR DISMISSAL OF PERSONNEL.
8. MATTERS TO BE ACTED ON FROM CLOSED SESSION

9. ADJOURNMENT

NEXT MEETING DATE MAY 23, 2016

 

SC 2nd to Valmeyer at Wood Bat Classic

Valmeyer won the South Central Wood Bat Classic going 3-0 on the weekend including a pair of wins over Casey and the host Cougars on Saturday.

Valmeyer edged South Central 4-2 improving to 3-0 in the tournament.  Ryan Matheny took the loss going the distance for the Cougars.  At the plate Trevor Markley doubled and drove in a run.  Brett Harmeier, Matheny and Trent Geiler also had hits.

The Cougars finished the tournament with a big 10-0 win over rival North Clay.  Gavin Ratermann picked up the win going all five innings and allowing no hits.  South Central scored in every inning as Matheny drove in 3, Caleb Harpster had 2 RBI and Harmeier, Geiler and Ryan McCown also had RBIs.

South Central is 7-4 on the season.

 

Kaskaskia College Theatre Guild Presents “The Case of the Tangled Tea Party!”

The Kaskaskia College Theatre Guild proudly presents the world premiere of “The Case of the Tangled Tea Party!”

This play written and directed by Professor David Quinn combines characters from Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Sherlock Holmes. Follow these characters on a fun adventure at the Jane Knight Auditorium.

Special free matinees for grade schools will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 20 and 21 at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. – contact David Quinn at dquinn@kaskaskia.edu if your grade school would like to make reservations. And there are free performances for the public on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. No reservations needed for the weekend performances. We hope your family can join us at Kaskaskia College for The Case of the Tangled Tea Party!