SYRACUSE – The Wawasee Community School Corp. approved a change in the athletic handbook at Tuesday’s board meeting.
Steve Witorowski, Wawasee High School athletic director, told the board that the current grade eligibility process does not benefit students. The current system checks students’ grades once per twelve-week trimester. This means that if a student has two F’s on a report grade, they are out of the sport for twelve weeks, missing the entire season.
The rule has been changed immediately to six-week checks. Board President Rebecca Linnemeier supported the change, saying that sports are incentive for students to perform better in school. Now students will not have to miss entire seasons.
In other news, a local supporter donated $250 to Warrior Radio 93.7 FM. Marcia Carpenter, longtime cross country and track coach for WHS, will be inducted into the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame on Jan. 29 in Indianapolis. Carpenter taught and coached in WCSC for 17 years. Her 1976 track team is the only team in Wawasee history to win a state title.
The board approved actions to begin purchasing new electronic devices for teachers. Teachers should have the new devices, which will either be Apple iPads or Google Chromebooks, by the beginning of the third trimester. The technology department will also begin to look into leasing agreements for student devices. Students will have new devices for the 2016-17 school year.
(Story By The Times Union)