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Local students qualify for national HOSA, SkillsUSA contests

Mitchell students have skills. A contingent of Mitchell High School students have recently qualified to compete in the national Health Occupations Students of America and SkillsUSA contests. For SkillsUSA, Ethan Steidl and Zeb Parsons qualified i...

Mitchell students have skills.

A contingent of Mitchell High School students have recently qualified to compete in the national Health Occupations Students of America and SkillsUSA contests.

For SkillsUSA, Ethan Steidl and Zeb Parsons qualified in Urban Search and Rescue Robotics, and Jack Powers qualified in photography.

According to the Mitchell School District, the state HOSA conference was March 30 and April 1 in Sioux Falls. Several individuals qualified in their respective events to compete at the National HOSA Conference in June in Nashville, Tennessee.

Those students include: Public service announcement, Carly Haring, Tristen Hildebrandt, Cailey Scott, Bridget Thill; Forensic Science, Ethan Huber and Mandy Schmidt; Medical Photography, Kaylie Zens; Dental Terminology, Jack Dailey; Healthy Lifestyle, Haley Schoenfelder; Behavioral Health, Jilian Ebert; Human Growth and Development, Mandy Schmidt; Pharmacology, Ethan Huber; Epidemiology, Josh Loecker. Pathophysiology, Justin Syring.

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All of the students will be recognized by the Mitchell Board of Education during its regular board meeting Monday, which starts at 5 p.m. at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy.

Consent agenda

As part of a consent agenda that includes board minutes, claims and open enrollment, the board will consider the following personnel items:

• New hire (certified): Hannah Harbour, begindergarten teacher at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School (part-time) at $18,000 plus pending increase, effective 2016-17 school year; and Wendy Eich, special education at middle school at $39,933 plus pending increase, effective 2016-17.

• New hire (classified): Dianna Campbell, prep cook senior high at $10.25 per hour for 5 hours daily, effective April 12.

• Resignation: Stacy Thomsen, speech language pathologist, effective end of 2015-16 school year; Abby Trudeau, paraprofessional at L.B. Williams Elementary School, effective end of 2015-16 school year; Melissa Vatter-Miller, color guard adviser, effective end of 2015-16 school year pending suitable replacement; and Maribeth Hohn, paraprofessional at Mitchell High School, effective end of 2015-16 school year.

Other business

As part of its regular agenda, the board will:

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• Consider a bid for an automated medication dispensing system for Mitchell Technical Institute. According to school officials, the system is necessary to train students in the medical/health care programs. One bid was received from Medical Shipment for $49,999. Funds for the purchase will come from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training No. 3 grant.

• Hear reports from board members, the superintendent of schools and provide time for public commentary.

• Tour the fine arts center construction site.

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