Thursday, December 14
Minco's Middle and High School Band and Choir programs will perform in their Christmas concerts on Thursday, December 14. The band will take the stage in the new high school auditorium at 6:00. They will be followed by the choir at 7:30. Enjoy an evening of Christmas cheer and support the music programs at Minco Schools.
MHS & MJH Band Members Named to All Area Honoe Band
Congratulations to the following band students who placed in the All Area Honor Band! Junior high band members: Monicia Moore, Aki Richardson and Gio Luna. High school band members: Elizabeth Gelvin, Jonathan Clayton, Avery McCort, and Chasen McPherson.
Way to go, band!
By Kevin Sims, Superintendent of Minco Schools
Transportation issues. Keeping up with the transportation needs is one of the many challenges a school district has. Twenty-five years ago a 65 passenger school bus would cost a school around $30,000.00. Today that cost is over $80,000.00. Ag pickups need replaced, smaller vehicles that are used to transport students are necessary for school districts.
Minco is no different, we last updated buses 7 years ago. Our buses are creeping up with miles and the cost of repair has skyrocketed on our older fleet. It is imperative that we keep the fleet up on a regular rotation as not to burden the district with heavy costs.
Today many groups travel. It is not cost efficient to send a bus for only 7 or 8 kids, but sometimes this happens. We need to have a fleet of school vehicles. We need a new AG pickup as our AG teacher spends lots of time on the road for our students who are involved with FFA. We need another suburban and a 15 passenger van to meet the needs of Minco staff when hauling students. As I mentioned earlier we need alternate transportation for smaller groups. It is a must.
We have many needs to help ensure we have safe modes of transportation. Next week I will discuss the need for learning materials such as textbooks and digital curriculum. Our needs are real, and we will continue to address these in this series of aricles. In the near future, I will discuss the need for facility changes as well.
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