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Bryson to reward One Act

BRYSON – School board members voted to reward their State Champion One-Act Play group in two ways during Monday night’s meeting.

The board opted to have a stone built near the front of the school honoring the group at a cost of around $2,000. What caused the most discussion was paying for each of the 22 cast members and crew and two directors to have some sort of memento be it a ring, pendant, charm with a cap of $259 each.

Board Vice President Lynn Casteel said not everyone is going to want a ring and girls may want the option of a charm to go on a bracelet or a pendant. She also thought having something in front of a school that will honor not only the State OAP winners but also any future State winners is a tremendous idea.

In other activity during the 2 hour 35 minute meeting, teachers told of their trip to a recent professional learning community conference in Denver. Second grade teacher Lori Thorne said she learned a lot, including that 40 to 50 percent of new teachers leave the profession within seven years due to stress, lack of support and other reasons. 

The district’s teachers are working on the development of a mentoring program. She said you definitely want outgoing people to be personal mentors. Superintendent David Stout said there are different types of mentors and four different groups to help mentor.

To read the complete article, see the July 22 edition of the Herald-Gazette.

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