Ringsted Elementary students excel
RINGSTED – Ringsted Elementary students are apparently making their marks – and then some.
Elementary Principal Sandy Tigges told the Armstrong-Ringsted Board of Education Tuesday night that students had excellent improvements in reading and math scores, with 100 percent of two classes meeting standards.
Excellence continued at the high-school level as well. Principal Matt Berninghaus reported that the school sent four teams, which placed first through fourth, to the catapult competition at Iowa State. The Iowa State team came in fifth.
In other business, assistant principal Dave Ruble discussed a matrix for expectations of conduct within school. Regarding whole-grade sharing and/or consolidation, the board is trying to set a meeting as soon as possible with the consultant hired by A-R, North Kossuth and Sentral to study the three districts coming together.
The board approved the 2011 graduate list and approved sharing cross-country with ELC. Also approved was the SIAC membership list and an application by Sharon Work for early retirement. Work is retiring after 29 years with the district, and the board accepted her resignation with thanks.
The board tabled a decision on sharing fall and winter sports but approved a list of summer projects totalling approximately $25,000 on both campuses.
The board also approved June 3 as the last day for students and June 10 as the last day for teachers.
The board also met in exempt session for negotiations.