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Mitchell Approves Alternative School and Calendar
Updated May 5, 2013 1:06 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(MITCHELL) - The Mitchell Community Schools Board of Trustees voted to open a non-traditional alternative school in Mitchell.

Superintendent Steve Phillips recommended the purchase a modular home from Thorne Homes for $64,970 to be placed on the Emerson school lot between the existing basketball court and the west side parking lot. The trailer will be paid for with funding from the state.

Phillips said the alternative school would help some students with behavior problems stay in school and help get the graduation rate closer to the state average.
In other business he board adopted a school calendar for the 2012-13 school year. Phillips recommended the adoption of a more traditional school calendar since North Lawrence had adopted that type of calendar. That way there would be no conflict with the vocational and special need classes.

Phillips said that if all goes according to plan, Mitchell would be able to have its
graduation one week before Bedford North Lawrence instead of the same day.

The Calendar:

  • August 9 - Teacher In-Service Day
  • August 10 - Teacher In-Service Day
  • August 13 - First Day For Students
  • September 3 - Labor Day No School
  • October 12 - End of First Grading Period
  • October 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences - evenings
  • October 16 - Parent Teacher Conferences - evenings
  • October 18-19 - Fall Break/Make-up days
  • November 22-23 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • December 21 - Last Day Before Christmas Break (End of Second Grading Period and End of First Semester)
  • December 24 to January 2 - Christmas Break
  • January 3 - First Day Of Second Semester
  • January 21 - Student Appreciation Day/Make Up Day
  • February 18 - President's Day/Make Up Day
  • March 4-13 - ISTEP Plus Testing
  • March 8 - End of Third Grading Period
  • March 15 - Student Appreciation Day/Make Up Day
  • March 18-20 - IREAD Assessment
  • March 25-29 - Spring Break - No School
  • April 8 - Student Appreciation Day/Make Up Day
  • April 19 - Student Appreciation Day/Make Up Day
  • April 22 - Student Appreciation Day/Make Up Day
  • April 22 - June 5 ECA Testing Window
  • April 29 - May 8 ISTEP Plus Progress Testing Window
  • May 7 - Last Day for Field Trips During Instructional Day
  • Mary 23 - Last Student Day (End of Fourth Grading Period and End of Second Semester)
  • May 24 - Teacher Records Day


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