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Vicksburg School Board Lauds Community Members
Evelyn Brockway was lauded by the Vicksburg Athletic Boosters for her 40 plus years of running the Bingo program which has raised over $1 million in support of athletics, allowing Vicksburg to be one of the few schools in the area that does not have pay-to-play as part of its requirement for each participating athlete. Her grandkids, Josh and Olivia Holmes, both VHS athletes, presented her with flowers while Mallery was thanking her for her dedication.
Maryann Willmeng has been the organizer behind the Boosters golf outing each year, special dance fundraisers, and the sports program that is sold at each home game for football and basketball.
Jim Mallery, president of the Vicksburg Athletic Boosters Club was at the school board meeting to hand out accolades to the people who help support the athletic program run by Athletic Director Mike Roy. He was singled out for his passion and love for the kids, working behind the scenes every day to make sure that everything runs smoothly. Mallery, on the left was accompanied by Josh Baird, vice-president; Tracy Lovell, treasurer; and Mike Roy on the far right.
Maureen Ouvry, director of food service, introduced Debbie McLouth, the kitchen aide at Tobey elementary. She walked the board through the challenges of preparing breakfast and lunch for the number of students who have allergies that need to be observed. The list of specialized foods she needs to serve each day was unrolled in a long chart she showed the board.
By Sue Moore
When the Vicksburg School Board goes on the road to meet in each of the district’s five buildings, it gives the staff a chance to showcase the activities of each group of teachers and administrators.
Sunset Lake elementary was the setting in November, with Amie McCaw, the new principal, expounding upon the goal setting her staff is achieving. The mission, systemwide, is to have every child college and career ready upon graduation, she said. To this end, Sunset teachers have instituted a multi-tiered system of support. They want to see more student participation in setting goals, and in doing so, raise the voice of the students up to the top with self-monitoring, McCaw explained. The focus is on best behaviors and expectations for each student, she told the board.