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Education

November 25, 2012

Millsap students turn reporters on district’s newscast

By LIBBY CLUETT

MILLSAP – Millsap Afterschool Program students have increasingly expanded opportunities to participate in new and different activities, including – as the school board found out Monday night – producing a television program.

Superintendent David Belding played for trustees the Bulldog News’ inaugural November edition, produced by Millsap Middle School students through School Tube.

In the news crew’s first broadcast highlighted, hosts Carly and Cody announced the program will feature current events, Millsap athletics, the MAP program and much more.

November’s topics began with Rebecca McDonald interviewing several students at a junior Beta Club meeting. She asked each to tell why they are involved in the club and how they are preparing for competition.

Students Andrea Ashley and Hanna Thomas informed viewers on the Safe Sitter program conducted in November through MAP. In this, the middle schoolers tell how students learn to baby sit students ages 5 and up and get CPR certified.

In addition to giving a preview of Thanksgiving events in the Millsap community, the November show profiled of the girls’ and boys’ Bulldog basketball program, which included interviewing the respective head basketball coaches, Jackie Jeter for the girls’ team and Andy Hudson for the boys.

To see the Bulldog broadcast online go to www.schooltube.com and search for Millsap.

In other news

In other business at the Millsap ISD board meeting:

• Trustees authorized committing fund balance funds toward the purchase of a new Thomas Built bus. Director of Transportation Gary Cassady said the bus fleet is starting to show its age. In anticipation of this, during budgeting the school board designated a portion of the fund balance to purchase a new bus.

Cassady said this bus will cost $91,750, which he said costs “a little bit more” than other makes and models, but “has a better maintenance record, historically.”

He told the board this bus has a camera on the pop-out stop sign that can takes a photo if vehicles pass the bus when they are required, by law, to stop.

• Belding gave an update on enrollment, which is at 801 students, and attendance, which was at 96.22 percent after the second six weeks. This gives MISD an average daily attendance of 740, which he called “great” with “solid increases.”

• Jenny Miller, a supervisor with Snow Garrett Williams Certified Public Accountants, presented the 2011-12 MISD audit, for which she reported a “clean, unqualified” report with “no findings.”

• Belding reported that MISD campuses have 100 percent of teachers meeting the “highly qualified” standard – a requirement of the No Child Left Behind Act.

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