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School Board okays 2018 Trail Bound trip

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Chesterton High School’s 2018 Trail Bound trip was approved by the Duneland School Board at its meeting Monday night.

Members voted unanimously to authorize the 19th annual Trail Bound trip, which will be led as always by CHS social studies teacher Bob DeRuntz. On this edition of Trail Bound, students will venture to New York City, camping in New Jersey and commuting by car and train to the city each morning. Sites on their itinerary will include Central Park, Ellis Island, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The students will also take in a Broadway Show.

Personnel Report

In other business, the board made the following personnel moves:

* Chesterton Middle School Principal Mike Megyesi has been appointed 7th grade Boys B Basketball Coach at Chesterton Middle School.

* Michael Kellems has been appointed Manager of Safety and Security for Duneland School Corporation, effective Jan. 2018.

* David Ross has resigned from his position as Technology Technician for Duneland School Corp.

* Bus driver Carol Campbell will retire in January.

Other appointments in support staff: Benjamin Armstrong, route coordinator; Rebecca Boyd, cafe and recess aid, Brummitt Elementary; Judy Hensley-Rochon, kitchen helper; Anna Rinchak, kitchen helper; Sandra LeBlanc, bus driver; Peggy Nowicki, kitchen helper.

Other resignations in support staff: Tony Aimutis, custodian; and Amber Cruz, kitchen helper.

Other Business

In other business, the board approved the 2018 marine biology SCUBA program, which will take students to Key West, and renewed an agreement with the Duneland Swim Club to continue using CHS facilities with set fees.

The Chesterton Middle School Veterans Day program is open to the public at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, and all are welcome to join staff and students in honoring those who have served.

Speech and Debate Team,

Jakob Kintzele Praised

Superintendent Ginger Bolinger took a moment at the end of the meeting to praise the performance of the CHS Speech and Debate team, which was recognized as one of the Top 100 in the nation for academic year 2016-17.

Bolinger also congratulated senior Jakob Kintzele on receiving All-State honors in cross country, and she encouraged the community to come out in support of winter sports.


Posted 11/7/2017





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