CENTERBURG — Programs for students were in the spotlight Monday at Centerburg’s school board meeting. Andy LeChard reported that, in a sudden death match, the Centerburg Robotics team beat the top two seeds in the Buckeye Regional FIRST competition this past weekend, and won the regional championship for the second year in a row. The team will be traveling to St. Louis on April 27 to compete in the national tournament.
Elementary principal Chuck Davis reported third graders Sam Bassett and Olivia Kelley earned perfect sores in the national WordMasters challenge, and middle school/high school principal Mike Hebenthal announced the school newspaper took first-place honors in a recent statewide competition.
Dave Beck, on behalf of the Centerburg Joint Recreation District, talked with the board about a summer day camp for students in grades one through six. The camp will be run by Jump Start Sports, and will be at no cost to the board. He asked the board for permission to conduct the camp on school grounds and inside a school building in the event of inclement weather. The board embraced the idea, pleased that the campers would have arts and crafts as well as team sports opportunities.
Board member Jason Rogers said he has been studying what the principals do on a daily basis, and mentioned some specifics to the board.