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Superintendent’s Board Report for December 2022
James D. Fossett
We have successfully completed the fall semester of school for the 2022-2023 school year. The EsCSD school board members and superintendent have met with school boards and superintendents from all over the state of Nevada at the NASB Annual Conference. The highly dedicated and motivated people in Esmeralda County, as well as all the other counties from around Nevada, spent several productive days addressing a wide range of education issues.
District PLC & Safety Dev. Committee December 6th - Tuesday 1:00 PM
Dyer Christmas Program December 7th - Wednesday 6:00 PM
School in Session Friday December 9th - Friday School Day
Board Meeting December 13th -Tuesday in Goldfield 4:00 PM
Goldfield/Silver Peak Christmas Program December 14th - Wednesday 6:00
Winter Break Starts December 19th - Winter Break
School Back in Session for 2nd Semester January 9th - Back to School
Students and their music teachers have been preparing for the Christmas programs coming up this month. We are looking forward to those evening performances. Eight EsCSD students placed at the state level in the Conservation District Art Contest. First place winners at various grade levels include: Armando Gonzalez, Thiago Leyva-Ibarra, and Omar Arias. Each student received $50 in prize money! Second place winners at various grade levels include: Tennessee Halpin-Saunders, Jesus Arias, Juan Pablo Arias, and Julissa Jimenez-Carrillo. Each student received $30 in prize money! Third place winner Mya Vaughn received $20 in prize money! All of these students plus: Leslie Maxine Rains, Vanessa Jimenez-Carrillo, Alyssa Torres Romero, Omar Arias, and Michael Abbott placed in the Esmeralda County qualifying art contest which paid $55 for 1st place,$40 for 2nd place, and $30 for 3rd place! We are so proud of these budding artists and their works of art.
Our monthly PLC/Safety Committee meeting in December will focus on oversight of schools during breaks, and addressing new technology to combat choking hazards. Our site level PLCs have addressed interventions, end of semester projects, and reading instructional practice, along with many other site specific issues.
District Facilities and Bus Update:
Thanks to many staff members stepping up to do bussing work, we are wrapping up a semester with students reliably getting to school safely, on time, with caring adults to transport them. Special thanks to Manny DeLuna for being willing to extend his responsibilities to transporting students in Goldfield.
Wendy and Anabel are not often mentioned by name in these reports, but there are few things that happen in this district that they are not involved with. Special thanks to these two great women who make sure everyone gets paid on time, state and district level reports get done right and on time, and know where pretty much everything goes! MaryAnn is completing our first semester with a rework of Infinite Campus (IC) grading and input with the help of an IC trainer. The background task of registrar and oversight for IC, is one of the most important programs we maintain. Thank you MaryAnn for doing this critical district task. Thanks to our instructional staff for maintaining a classroom environment of caring and learning. The two go hand in hand and they can be seen everywhere we go in this district. The state climate surveys have just come out and EsCSD compares very favorably to the schools in Nevada. We are proud of the work and accomplishments of the great people serving in Esmeralda County Schools and the wonderful students and families we have the privilege of serving!