Wild Rose considers joint cheer team

The Wild Rose School Board approved resolutions during the May 14 meeting.

An election of officers was held, with all officers will retain their positions including; Sandie Anderson President; Wayne Roemer Vice-President; Kathy Williams Clerk; and Dave Williams Treasurer. It was also determined that the committees will also remain the same.

Due to COVID-19 the Board approved Resolution 2020-05 to temporarily suspend the policy regarding grade level advancement for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Resolution 2020-06 was also approved. This will temporarily suspend the policy regarding the requirements for high school graduation for the remainder of the school year.

The Board held a public hearing on a request for a DPI waiver for instructional hours due to the Public Health Emergency. The waiver was approved while continuing to work through the waiver period.

District Administrator, Craig Hayes, reported on the meeting he attended at the Waushara County Courthouse earlier in the morning regarding the Safer at Home Order and school closures. The Wisconsin State Supreme Court had overturned Governor Evers’ extension, but it was still to early to know what Waushara County is going to do regarding reopening plans. Plans were to be drawn up. The school will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.

The Class of 2020 was formerly approved for graduation.

The Board heard a request from Carrie Acker to possibly co-op with the Wautoma School District for the high school cheer team. Her daughter had been cheering for the Wild Rose Youth Football Program, and would like to continue through high school, but Wild Rose has not had a cheer squad for a number of years due to a lack of interest. A few other girls have expressed interest in joining Wautoma’s Cheer Team as well. Wautoma competes with other schools and cheers at some athletic events as well.

Wautoma is interested in having the Wild Rose girls join them, and the schools do co-op with each other in other sports.

The Wild Rose Board was in favor of the request, and felt it would be nice to have a cheer team cheer at Wild Rose events. Craig Hayes will contact Wautoma’s athletic director and see what can be worked out.

The Board approved a gift of $630 from the Wild Rose Kiwanis for the art department after the gift had been given to the music department for a trip that had been canceled in March due to COVID-19 Pandemic. A Thrivent Action Team fund of $250 could also be available for the art department purchase of “Digital Designer”. Another $600 was budgeted for the music department if something is needed in the next school year.

A gift of $1,650 from L&L Propane was approved for banners to be displayed on Main Street in honor of the graduating seniors.

The resignation of Jane Riley was announced. Also announced were the school district’s service award recipients: 40 years, Diane Mrkvicka; 20 years, Terry Sullivan, Jason Boquist, Jim Komp, Dave Williams, Craig Hayes, Brett Brooks; 10 years, Stephanie Wilson.

The ending date for delivering food to the students will be June 3.

Sandie Anderson will remain as the WASB and CESA 5 Delegates and Craig Hayes will remain as the Deputy Clerk for the school district.

The next Board meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, with the next regular meeting being at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11. A second meeting in June will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 29.