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W-MU administrators, directors pleased with school's homecoming

Oct 11, 2013

By TRISHA PHELPS

Mt. Pleasant News

WINFIELD — Homecoming week was the main topic on Wednesday night’s Winfield-Mt. Union school board meeting.

“Homecoming week went very well I thought,” said W-MU High School Principal Dave Edwards during his update to the board. “The kids were great. They get excited about things, but it seemed to be a good excitement. There was a lot of participation in the dress up days.

“The kids did a nice job tp’ing the town,” Edwards continued. “We met in the gym Friday morning and had a discussion about what a good job they did and how much fun it will be to do the responsible thing and clean it up. We didn’t want to offend any of our downtown partners, so the high school kids took a little stroll down Main Street and cleaned up and the middle school kids cleaned up the school. They all did a nice job with that. Overall I think homecoming went well, and our cross-country invitational went well, too.”

Elementary Principal Gabe Wylder agreed with Edwards’ feelings on homecoming and shared the elementary perspective.

“It was great to see so much support during the pep assembly and parade last Friday,” said Wylder. “It was great to see the pride students had in the creation of their floats and various involvement in the parade. It was also great to see the student body being great onlookers, especially in their quest for candy.”

Even W-MU Superintendent Pat Coen noted homecoming’s success and looks forward to building on this year’s ideas for future celebrations.

“Dave (Edwards) is right, and so is Gabe (Wylder),” said Coen. “Homecoming was very successful. The committee talked about what went well and what we can improve for next time. Maybe next year we will get Zac (Hamburg, IT director) in the parade.”

During the general business, board President Robyn Therme expressed how impressed she was with 2013’s homecoming.

“I would like to commend the administration on this year’s homecoming,” Therme said. “I thought it was one of the best homecoming weeks ever. There was a lot of enthusiasm from the kids and from the community. The assembly was exciting; even though we lost the game, it was very intense.

“I’ve heard a lot of comments from teachers and kids and different community members about homecoming,” she continued. “It was neat that in all the different aspects of the school people were getting involved.”

The board also:

• Approved Dan Schurr was appointed to the Henry County Conference board.

• Approved the SIAC Committee Members list.

• Approved hiring Melanie McCreight as assistant junior high girls’ basketball coach.

The next W-MU school board meeting will be Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the school media center.

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