The Enumclaw School Board emphatically thanked the many community members who contributed monetary and material donations to various schools in the district this month during it's Monday meeting.
Board president Chris VanHoof noted this was a particularly generous month as evidenced by the following:
- $1,500 from Boeing (matching gift for Corey Cassell’s volunteer time) to the EHS Robotics Club
- $2,500 from Catholic Health Initiatives to the district for Rachel’s Challenge
- $1,500 from the Muckleshoot Tribe to EMS to be used for Saul Haus funds
- $1,500 from the Muckleshoot Tribe to Kibler to be used for books for the book room
- $1,500 from the Muckleshoot Tribe to TMMS to be used to for books
- $1,500 from the Muckleshoot Tribe to Southwood to be used for trade books level 6-12
- $1,500 from the Muckleshoot Tribe to Sunrise to be used for the Ballroom Dancing program
- $5,000 from the Muckleshoot Tribe to EHS to be used for a cultural self-assessment
- $1,500 from the Muckleshoot Tribe to Black Diamond to be used for art supplies
- $1,500 from the Muckleshoot Tribe to Westwood to be used for a 4th grade trip to Tillicum Village
- $4,067 from Kibler PTA to Kibler to be used for Kindergarten advanced readers, Scholastic News, and K-5 tech support
- $900 from Hancock Forest Mgt. Inc to EHS for a scholarship
- Donation of glass & equipment valued at $600 from Kathy & Tom Lockyer to the EHS art department
- Donation of field & backstop repairs valued at $4,400 from Mt. Rainier Baseball to the district
- $1,000 from Karin & Matthew Renaud to the EHS Glassworks Class
Board member Nancy Merrill pointed out that $15,500 alone came from the Muckleshoot Tribe and this the first time this year that the Tribe has given to the district. "Oh my gosh, this is so amazing," she said.
In Other News:
Senior Recognition: As the school year comes to a close, superintendent Mike Nelson took the occasion to honor two graduating seniors from Enumclaw High School:
- Lauren Cary, one of two students and the senior student representative who served on the school board for the past two years
- Cole Snider, ASB president at Enumclaw High School who was just elected president of the Washington State FFA ()
New Student Rep: Nelson reports that four sophomores have applied for the junior student representative position that this year is held by Conner Wells. Interviews and the selection process is forthcoming.
Surplus Sale: District business and operations director Tim Madden reported the district's surplus sale is slated to take place in the first week of July, to be held at the J.J. Smith Elementary Building. More details to come.