School security took center stage at the Poyen School Board meeting, which was held on Tuesday, April 23 at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena.
After a brief executive session that resulted in the approval of classified contracts, Superintendent Ronnie Kissire brought up the issue and asked the board’s thoughts on CSSO (Commissioned School Security Officer) training.
For the past three years, Sheridan High School has had teams participating and finishing in the top five of the Girls of Promise, a conference that encourages girls to pursue higher-level science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses past eighth grade with goals toward careers in these fields.
After not being able to vote on any issues in its March meeting because of lack of council members present, the Poyen Town Council had the requisite number (three) of council members present at its Monday, April 22 meeting.
Founded Feb. 4, 1869, Grant County is celebrating its 150th year as an official county this year, and in honor of the sesquicentennial anniversary, the Grant County Museum has planned a community wide celebration for May 4 on the courthouse square complete with a parade, games, music and entertainment, living history presenters, food vendors and a variety of arts and craft and business vendors.
The first annual Town Clean-Up Day has been set for Saturday, April 27, just in time for the sesquicentennial celebration, which will be held the following weekend on the courthouse square. The clean-up day sponsored by Kick Start Sheridan will include volunteers helping with tasks like planting the six planters on the square and picking up trash and limbs.
Noble Impact is an education initiative that exposes students to relevant experiences that enable them to navigate a world defined by uncertainty with an entrepreneurial skillset and a public service mindset. It was founded on the belief that a difference can be made when students are put at the center of an equation, with a partnership between students, teachers and communities that aims to build a future where everyone can pursue their potential by improving the world for others.