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Announcements--Thursday, July 23, 2009

posted Jul 16, 2009, 10:27 AM by Dennis Works   [ updated Jul 23, 2009, 9:59 AM ]
IMPORTANT:  Dr. Burl Hand (dentist) in Freeburg, will be offering free school dental exams on Saturday, July 25th from 8:30 AM until 11:00 AM for all students who do not have insurance, a medical card, or the means to pay for the exam.  No appointment is necessary as kids will be taken on a walk in basis.

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Freeburg, IL 62243
(618) 539-5519
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The district currently has one employment vacancy:
 Part time (5 hours) cafeteria worker.
Applications/resume should be submitted to :  
                Dennis Works
                New Athens High School
                501 Hanft
                New Athens, IL 62264 
Mr. Works is looking for photographs or negatives of the 1948 and 1978, 2nd place state baseball teams in order to make new copies to place in the foyer.  If you have a negative or a good quality copy, please contact  him.
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNERS:  Sparta High School will be hosting a running camp next week (July 27-31). This is an excellent camp and several of our runners have participated in the past.  The camp is from 9-11 AM each day and runners generally meet at Sparta High School.  The cost for the camp is $30 and includes a T-shirt and pizza party on the last day.  Contact Mr. Works immediately for more information.
Mr. Works
Official Practice starts on Wednesday, August 12th - 8 - 9:30 a.m. & 10- 11:30 a.m.
                                      Thursday, August 13th - 8 - 9:30 a.m. & 10- 11:30 a.m.
                                      Friday, August 14th - 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. --Freshman Orientation @ 5:30 p.m.
*Season/Team Rules apply starting on Wednesday, August 12th @ 8;00 a.m.
* In order to be a member of the New Athens Volleyball Team, every player MUST have a sports physical turned in to the H.S.   office by the first official day of practice.
*The practice and game Schedule for the season will be posted on the Volleyball Website. 
   (Morning practice every Friday during season 6:30 - 7:45 a.m. ) 
Coach Patton/Coach Howes
The summer air conditioning project is in full swing. The contractors are currently on schedule and are working hard to meet the opening school deadline. The ceilings are being lowered in most classrooms and the third story window project is also progressing.  A new security system is being installed that will have cameras on each floor and in the foyer areas. Security plans also include automatic locks on doors that will be set to open and lock at specific times.  The hope is that all the work will be completed by the start of school.
A new computer program is being installed that will handle all the informational tasks of the school (students, grades, attendance, discipline, etc.).  The administrators, secretaries, and counselor, received several days of training while selected teachers received one day of training.  The rest of the staff will be trained at the start of the school year. It will be a learning curve for all of us, but it should benefit the district.