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Campbellsville School Board presents awards at meeting

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The board also approved an agreement with Adidas for the district's athletics programs

By Zac Oakes

 

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The Campbellsville Board of Education met in regular session Monday night in a relatively short meeting to finish a few items of business before Christmas and New Year holidays.

The board voted to renew its contract with Adidas for athletic apparel through 2023. CIS athletics have partnered with Adidas for several years, according to CIS Superintendent Kirby Smith, so he recommended that they continue that partnership for another contract.

The board also recognized individuals for this month’s Change Awards.

Those honored were CES teacher Maranda Wright, CHS virtual learning instructor David Williams, and Terry Dooley.

Smith read nomination letters for each of the individuals honored and recognized them for their contributions to the district.

Wright’s nomination letter came from a parent who mentioned her going above and beyond to help fix her daughter’s hair for a luncheon that day.

CES Principal Elisha Rhodes added in a letter that Wright’s “love and passion for her students is indescribable.”

Williams’ letter noted how he goes out of his way to provide students with all the tools that they need for success and make sure that they do not fall behind.

“He is a vital part of the success of students at Campbellsville High School,” Williams’ nomination letter read.

Dooley’s letter praised him for being so involved with the school district as an alumnus and for his family attending school there as well, in addition to being a regular at CIS athletic events working the clock for basketball and keeping the book, as well as working the chains for football.

“Mr. Dooley really exemplifies what it means to be an Eagle for life,” Board chair Pat Hall said. “… Whenever you look over and see him on the sideline at the football games, it just lets you know that everything is good.”

“I think it says a lot with how well-known he is and how respected he is,” board member Angie Johnson added.

The board also approved the appointment of members of the 2018-2019 District Calendar Committee.

In his superintendent report, Smith noted that he has been able to regularly visit each of the schools and is pleased with what he is seeing from the students, teachers, and staff at each school.

He noted that Christmas Break is coming up soon for the district, so that meant that final exams are also on the horizon, so students are actively preparing for those exams.

Smith also commended CHS students Christian Berry and Austin Fitzgerald for winning U.S. Congressman James Comer’s (R-Kentucky, 1st District) Congressional App Challenge. The contest was open to high school students across Kentucky’s First Congressional District, which consists of 35 counties.

This month was also the month for the Superintendent Dialogue. Smith stated that the first few months of his tenure as CIS Superintendent have gone by very fast, but he said he is thankful for the opportunity he has been given and looks forward to continuing to serve the district.

Additionally, Smith congratulated all the fall athletics teams for their success at the local, regional, and state levels.

All board members were present for the meeting, with the exception of Mitch Overstreet.

Personnel Report

New Employees- Thomas Waldrupe, substitute teacher

Retired Employees- Steven White, bus driver

Hired Athletics/Others- Allison Cox, CMS Softball assistant coach; Kathy England, CMS Softball head coach

Transfers- Missy Hughes, Central Office receptionist

The Campbellsville Independent Schools Board of Education meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m.