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Students shine in state report card

The Lennox School District placed first in science, third in English Language Arts and sixth in math statewide, according to results of the State Report Card for the 2022-23 school year.

Superintendent Chad Conaway, school psychologist/behavior specialist Sheila Strobel and LWC Intermediate School principal Darin Eich presented the results at the Nov. 13 school board meeting.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our admin team and teachers,” Conaway said.

District-wide they were 71 percent proficient or advanced in ELA, 68 percent in math and 68 percent in science. The state average was 50 percent in ELA, 43 percent in math and 43 percent in science.

The district has come a long way over the last six years.

In the 2017-18 school year, students were 59 percent proficient in ELA and 47 percent in math. The 2018-19 school year was the lowest for science at 39 percent.

“This has all been a progression over the last seven years to get to where we’re at,” Conaway said.

The board approved the new volunteers and substitutes for workers’ compensation. Substitute teachers included Hanna Bashai, Shantel Wittstruck and Benjamin Goeman; and Tate Bernhardt as a volunteer wrestling coach.

They approved one early graduation application. They also acknowledged the resignation of classified employee Maizy Baldwin as Lennox Elementary special education assistant.

Conaway noted they had one open enrollment from a family who had left the district and returned.

In his report, Conaway said the website had information on the junior high/high school building addition. They are on track to get bids out for construction with the goal of accepting a bid in January. The proposed 2024-25 school calendar will be on the December meeting agenda.

The board adjourned at 6:49 p.m.


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