Barron High School nutrition staff Sara Black, Shelly Balts, Bonnie Hilbert and Leslie Thompson were honored during the Spotlight on Education portion of the school board’s Jan. 16 meeting.
According to a statement from the district:
“Barron High School is fortunate to have the services of a second to none School Nutrition Team. Sara Black, Shelly Balts, Bonnie Hilbert, Leslie Thompson ensure our students are fueled during the day to provide the nourishment necessary to be ready to learn throughout the school year.
“Our nutrition staff has worked very diligently to provide creative menu items and offer daily varieties of quality breakfast and lunch meals. Our meal program is promoted throughout the school year to provide appealing options for our students to eat. Surveys and food samples have been given to our students to enhance their dining experiences. Our commons area is a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for our students thanks to their leadership.
“Our staff has gone above and beyond to ensure meals during the COVID shutdown and currently offers backpack options for needy students to have food options every weekend away from school. Our School Nutrition Team has also provided dining throughout the year for various events including National Honor Society events, Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, athletic banquets, and many other events.”
In other business, the school board took the following actions:
• Approved staffing recommendations for Theresa Brinker, Woodland Elementary principal’s administrative assistant; Dawn Buckels, special education program aide; Ashley Gilbertson, special education program aide; Kari Helmer, special education program aide; and Nicholas Schroeder, head varsity football coach and long-term substitute teacher.
• Approved resignations for Paige Bates, special education program aide; Samantha Kessinger, night custodian; and Russell Jensen, day custodian.
• Approved a donation of $400 from United Methodist Women for student needs.
• Approved a donation of $1,250 from CCF Bank for unpaid student lunch account balances.