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Page 14 Cambridge Principal Notes Last Tuesday Mrs. Boll took fifteen students to Rolling Hills Golf Course in Weiser to try their hand at golfing. Vickie and Ray Turnbull were additional chaperones. Putting and driving practice began at 9 a.m. By 10 a.m. four teams of 5 people began golfing "best shot" of 6 holes. 1:30 had the group in the Weiser .Park, and lunch was taken in the shade. A game of ultimate Frisbee was enjoyed, and then the trip home was welcomed. An absolutely wonderful time was had by everyone. Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week. A huge thank you goes out to the Cambridge PTSA for all of the goodies received. I would like to echo their sentiment for thanking our teachers, for all of their efforts in helping our Wednesday, Mayl6,2012 Championship "- students become the best they can. Congratulations are in order for our track teams. The boys' tied with Garden Valley for the Long Pin Championship. The girls' team won the Long Pin Championship and placed second at the District III championships. We wish the best of luck to all those competing in this week's state meet being held at Mountain View High School. For a schedule of events, please check our school website. Congratulations also go out to Coach Hansen for being selected the 1A North Girls' Track Coach of the year! In last week's article I mentioned that our academic banquet was scheduled to begin at 7:00. It was actually scheduled The Adams County Record ack Team By Angle Lakey-Campbell for 6:30. My apologies for the confusion I caused to some of you. As we wind down the school year, we still have a few activities. As mentioned above, we will have students competing in the state track meet this weekend. Final exams are scheduled for Tuesday, May 22. Mr. DuBose's eighth grade musical theater class will be presenting Heaven Can't Wait that evening at 7:00 in the high school commons. Students will check out and receive report cards on Thursday, May 24. Graduation practice will be at 10:15 on Thursday, May 24. Graduation is scheduled for 2:00 Saturday, May 26 in the gym. Council School Board Continued from front page classes will have to wait until after the results of the shop levy vote, plus an audit in July will reveal' budget factors that.may influence such decisions. How much money comes in from National Forest land within the county will also be a factor. Senior Projects Several groups of Seniors gave brief presentations to the board about their final projects they did to complete their Senior Projects. The groups accomplished a number of things, including: some painting at the courthouse, erecting a memorial to Charlie Stovner at the rodeo grounds, cleaning up a cemetery, installing a new latch, on the boxcar near the Elementary School, building a new fence at the Peace Park, repairing and painting a bench in front of the high school, painting the trim has been repaired, and around 14 windows and 3 insulation installed. Matt doors at City Hall. Clayton and his crew are Grants currently working on Superintendent finishing the classroom. Dalgleish outlined Justin Getusky is working several grants that the on electrical upgrades, school has applied for, while Josh Wilson is doing one of which would the plumbing. upgrade the networking The hookup to the equipment in the school biomass plant has been to enable Council to be an moved back, but for a "origination site" instead positive reason. The Idaho of it's present status as a Department of Energy receive-only site. With this (IDE) came up, looked the new equipment, the school project over and decided would be able to teach to fund it with a $35,000 classes over the Idaho grant! This is instead of Education Network (IEN). the $25,000 previously Schools receive funding for planned from IDE funding sending/teaching classes that the county had on the network, which released. should help the district The Shop Committee financially, is making arrangements Shop Committee Report with NAPA Auto Parts and Mark Mahon reported Home Depot to get tOols that several of the shop for the shop. building upgrades have Sports been completed, and more Dave Howe said the are in the works. The roof sports schedules for next A tempest in a teapot selectively supporting a concerning the school's particular local business, greenhouse plants was and what is best for the hashed out at a special students. Superintendent school board meeting on Murray Dalgleish and May 8. A few local folks School Board Chairman were concerned that the Wayne Freedman made it school was not managing clear that the school does the sale of plants produced its very best to balance by the greenhouse in the these factors fairly and best way. within legal requirements. The discussion followed a Their primary goal is to convoluted path involving give students the best whether the school is education possible; competing with local everything else takes a businesses, or unfairly and back seat. Special business services available a/The Adams Ceuni1 liecerd... B&W Copies $.15 each Sendand receive faxes $1.00 per page Design Services - Low Volume Scanning Assist with e-mail - File uploads and downloads Call fr de/ails and infrma/inl year are completed and posted on the school web site ( Howe and the board took up what has been an ongoing discussion of whether or not to have a baseball and/or softball team next year. A softball team seemed more doable, and more girls have expressed interest in softball than the number of boys who have expressed interest in baseball. Even so, the number of students or parents showing interest in either one has been very low. Howe said it would take about $5,000 to get a baseball team going. Umpires alone require about $,1000 for the season. After a lengthy discussion and some head scratching, the board finally decided against baseball or softball for the time being. Budget May 8 Meeting One item of contention the past few years. 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We'll be able to fund our staffing because that's going to be pretty well set by the state; it's everything else that we have to worry about--the fixed costs of utilities, maintenance, transportation, etc., and those are expensive. So we'll see where we're at in a month when we do the budget:' Again, the money from Forest funds and the outcome of the shop le W will influence the budget. Dalgleish said funding from the National Forests is a political hot potato right now because it's an election year. Everything is up in the air, and Congress seems incapable of getting anything done. Instead of being able to depend on a certain amount of school funding, it's just a big unknown at this point. Dalgleish pointed out that a large number of school districts are putting levies before their voters in an effort to meet their budget needs. And some of those levy amounts are huge. 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