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MHS students will give back
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MONROE - Students at Monroe High School will have a Service Day on May 8.

Teachers and support staff at the high school will lead groups of students in community service projects across the community. Students for three hours will donate their time to various service projects, which may include park clean-ups, non-profit organization service and helping citizens in need. After the community service students will have a picnic lunch.

The event is being sponsored by the Monroe High School Student Senate. Colony Brands has agreed to donate T-shirts for the Service Day.

In other business, the school board on Monday, Feb. 11:

• Honored Monroe High School business teacher Sherri Hendrickson who will receive the Wisconsin Financial Literacy award from the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy. The award recognizes excellence in the promotion and teaching of financial literacy across the state. Hendrickson will be honored at an awards banquet in late February or early March.

• Honored Monroe Athletic Director Dave Hirsbrunner for being named the District 5 Cross Country Coaches Association Coach of the Year. Hirsbrunner has guided the Cheesemakers to 12 state appearances and eight conference championships in his 17 years of coaching.

• Approved the retirement of Jeanne Golz, a second-grade teacher at Parkside Elementary School; Deb Hutchinson, a third-grade teacher at Abraham Lincoln Accelerated Learning Academy and Deb Tschanz, a third-grade teacher at Abe Lincoln. The three teachers have a combined 103 years of experience. Tschanz has taught in the district 37 years. Both Golz and Hutchinson have taught in the district 33 years.

• Approved the resignation of Ramona Jenson, a sixth-grade teacher at Monroe Middle School; Rebecca Paquette, a guidance counselor at Northside Elementary School; and Nikki Saugstad, an art teacher at Parkside.

• Approved community donations including: $300 from the Monroe chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Omicron for Race to Read; $400 from Barbara Beetow Alpha Delta Kappa from all chapters for Race to Read; $2,500 from Monroe Optimists Club for the eighth-grade Washington, D.C trip scholarship; $1,000 anonymous donation for the eighth-grade Washington, D.C scholarship; $20 from Gabrielle Breadon to support middle school Junior Optimists; and $100 from Bill and Dorene Fahrney to offset the cost of the eighth grade recognition night.

- Mark Nesbitt