By Quincy Clary
School board reports:
The Weiser School District Board Of Trustees held their most recent meeting April 14th at 5:30 pm. First on the agenda were the administrator reports. Mr. Davies, Mr. Erhard, Mrs. Halvorson, and Mrs. Dickman updated the board on recent and upcoming events for each school in April and May. The main event is ISAT and ACT testing. Technology use has been high for tests to be taken efficiently and diligently. As for the next few weeks, Weiser High School will hold the Junior Senior prom in the auxiliary gym April 24 from 8-11pm.
Retirement and Resignation:
Other actions included the resignation and retirement of certified staff. From letters of resignation and retirement, five Weiser School District staff members will be leaving after this year: Susana Dickman, Joe Edicott, Tim Erhard, Sarenna Mills, and Sarah Wells. Each thanked the board for the opportunity to be part of the Weiser School District and will continue to show their Wolverine pride. They will be deeply missed.
Middle School Retirement:
Mr. Erhard has been principal of Weiser Middle School for many years. At the close of his journey, the board of trustees spent days in the interviewing process for a new principal. After hours of discussion, Kenneth Dewlen has been selected. Dewlen is described as someone with dedication, leadership, and compassion towards becoming a Wolverine in the fall.
The seniors of 2021 requested their annual early release request. Maddie Erickson, senior class president, promised the board no senior pranks, no school skipping on the day of being released, and no parties. Based on that promise, the class of 2021 will start their final exams May 6th and conclude their last day at Weiser High School May 10th. For graduation, the school board approved keeping the event as normal as possible. The event will take place in the gym Sunday, May 16th at 2 pm. With a limit of 850 people within the gym and 106 students in this year’s graduating class, the graduates will be able to hand out eight tickets each for graduation. Following the ceremony will be the senior parade around town as requested.
Changes to the Pandemic:
As for the pandemic protocol, students will continue to be required to wear masks at school and while attending other social events.