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Bessemer board receives $20,000

 

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

THE BESSEMER Booster Club presents a giant check for $20,000 to the district on Monday in Bessemer. The check covers the installation of side baskets in the "House of Noise" and repairs to Massie Field. From left to right are Kelsey Kitto, Bill Steiger and Brayden Tomes.

By IAN MINIELLY

iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com

Bessemer - The Bessemer Booster Club presented the Bessemer School Board with a check for $20,000 Monday evening. Bill Steiger, president of the booster club and two students Brayden Tomes and Kelsey Kitto, representing the Speedboy and Speedgirl athletics teams, held the giant check that is paying for side-baskets in the "House of Noise" for $15,000 and $5,000 for Massie Field refurbishment. SuperintendentDave Radovich said, "Massie Field is getting back to its showcase level."

Bob Berg, board president, said he has been on the school board 17 years and the excitement he feels for the school is the highest right now he can ever remember.

Eric Stanslawski, extra curricular committee, said last Thursday the committee met with Radovich, new principalDave Wineburner and co-athletic director Mark Movrich to review and rewrite elements of the athlete handbook. In the past, Stanislawski explained, there was some grey area as to when a student-athlete would face loss of playing time for grades and they cleared those grey areas up. Now if a student-athlete falls below eligibility-criteria, the suspension of play goes into effect the week after becoming ineligible.

The desire of the committee and athletic department was to clear up the handbook for players, coaches and parents. In the past if a student was found to be failing a grade the day of an event, they could lose eligibility at that moment, which created a cloud of uncertainty when it came to rosters. Making the suspension go into effect the next week is designed to mediate this uncertainty.

The board accepted letters of resignation from band director Jacob Schmeltzer, food service director Tim France and junior high girls basketball coach Dustin Filippini.

The board voted to hire: Lucas Roderich as food service director, Lori Wardynski as junior high girls basketball coach, Alex Metas, JV girls basketball coach; Jacalyn Schlief, K-12 music; Nick Heikkila, JV football coach; Barb Malmberg and Sherry Quigley each for half time as fourth grade teachers.

In other news, Movrich announced Bessemer will host the boys basketball district tournament this year and that they are in line for the girls districts next year. Everyone in attendance felt confident this would provide a real boost to the booster club revenue.

 
 

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