H-L board planning silent auction

By Jane Tomaszewski

In preparation for the move to the new facility, Hopewell-Loudon Athletic Boosters will be sponsoring a silent auction of athletic banners and 460 of the 700 trophies that currently fill the display cases. It will be an online auction accessed through the district’s website.

The bidding will begin April 1 and the winning bids will be announced April 27 at the reverse raffle.

Proceeds from the auction will go to the Heritage Committee which is charged with ensuring the school’s history will be instilled in the new building. One of the committee’s projects is to digitize the composite class pictures and school records and display them in the new school.

The Class of 2013 is to have 68 graduates. Commencement is set for May 26.

Superintendent Nicole Jiran saiddue to the increase in state-mandated trainings for all school staff, the district has applied for waiver days. Waiver days will permit the district to incorporate four additional in-service days into the 2013-14 calendar when students would not attend.

If the waivers are approved, students would begin classes Aug. 21 and return after winter break Jan. 7. Jiran said a decision on waiver days may not be given to the district until Aug. 1.

The board of education also approved April 11-21 for spring break and May 23 as the last instructional day.

A new forensic science course has been added to the high school curriculum. One year of biology will be a prerequisite for this one-credit science elective.

The board of education will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. April 10.