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New school year starts August 6th

By David Holloway
The Johnson County Board of Education held their monthly meeting Tuesday, July 9th at 6:00pm. All items on the agenda for the evening were approved. The start of the new school year was announced to be August 6th.
The Board approved the Professional Services Agreement between Mountain States Health Alliance d/b/a Johnson County Community Hospital and Johnson County School System. This agreement is a contract that covers physical therapy to the students. The Board also approved the Johnson County Schools Personal Services Contract between the Johnson County Board of Education and Doug Cornett. This contract covers the monthly water sampling.
Several new hires were announced and are as follows: Maura McGlamery – Mountain City Elementary School Teacher, Katelyn Isaacs – Mountain City Elementary School Teacher, Jordan Childers – Mountain City Elementary School Teacher, Jerry Agan III – CTE Greenhouse Technician, Josh Dayton – Johnson/Carter SDA-1 Adult Education Instructor, Steve Souder – Johnson/Carter SDA-1 Adult Education Instructor, Joyce Parsons – Johnson/Carter SDA-1 Adult Education Secretary/Computer Technology Assistant, Shelly Scheirer – Shady Valley Elementary School Cafeteria Manager Beth Blevins – Mountain City Elementary School Music Teacher, effective for the 2013-2014 school year Clarissa Schmal – Johnson County High School English Teacher, effective for the 2013-2014 school year.
Transfers included: Tammy Jarvis – Transfer from Mountain City Elementary School Teacher to Johnson County Middle School Teacher, effective July 1, 2013 Charles Lentz – Transfer from Interim Elementary Music Teacher to Laurel Elementary School Principal, effective July 1, 2013.
Resignations are as follows: Audrey Keys – Johnson County Middle School Teacher, effective June 18, 2013, Laura Seastrum – Shady Valley Elementary School Cafeteria Manager, effective June 11, 2013, Dana Stafford – Roan Creek Elementary School Principal, effective July 31, 2013.
Student Board Member Blake Robinson shared his report with those in attendance. “While the students at JCHS are soaking up the sun of summer or sleeping a little later than they should be like some of us, the staff at JCHS is working hard to make the 2013-2014 school year a year to remember. To kick off this upcoming year, JCHS will be holding New Student Registration on July 23rd, 24th, and 30th. I look forward to meeting my new fellow classmates and welcoming them to Johnson County. On July 31st, JCHS will be having Freshman Kick off day from 11:00 to 2:00. All upcoming freshmen are welcome to attend and get familiar with how high school life will be. For seniors, picture Make Up Day will be on July 26th at the high school. 10th-12th graders will be able to pick up their schedules on July 26th and August 1st. They will also be able to make any changes to their schedules on those dates if they choose to. Freshmen will be able to pick up their schedules and be able to make changes on August 1st. JCHS will also be hosting High School Open House on August 13th at 6:00 PM for any students or parents that would like to attend. Lastly, I am proud to announce that Ryan Guzman, who graduated this past school year placed 1st at the HOSA Nationals for Extemporaneous Writing. Ryan was given a random topic on healthcare and was put up against the best and brightest health occupation students in the country. Ryan had previously placed 3rd in the state conference a few months ago. In closing, I would like to thank Jacob for being an extraordinary mentor and helping me learn the ropes this past year and I look forward to serving as the 2013-14 Student Board Member.”