Cade Skuse, Editor-in-Chief (Online)

Fire mat approved for feature twirler

Senior Melissa Keith asked the school board for approval of having a fire-retardant mat on the track surface as to not damage the track when she twirled fire. Over the past two months, testing has been done in order to ensure that no damage would be caused and a final approval was given.  

Grant submitted for safety improvements

The school board submitted a grant to the state for a request for money for improvements to the safety and security of the district. Part A is a request for $25,000 and is made up of the more urgent fixes, such as adding cameras and swipe machines throughout the campus. Part B is a request for $80,000 that is requesting money for a GPS Bus Fleet Tracking system, materials to build a sidewalk between the middle school and the high school, add new tracking software and to improve the fence behind the middle school playground.

2nd and 7 Foundation Project

The Director of Student Life at CCBC Colin Sisk presented to the school board about the 2nd and 7 foundation, which was founded in 1999 in Columbus. The program is meant to give athletes a chance to interact with elementary schoolers by letting the athletes read to the elementary schoolers books that are provided for free from the foundation. The books are centered around different topics, including kindness, anti-bullying or nutrition. The books are made by the foundation and the children are allowed to keep the books for themselves.

Markings added to the track

During the week of Oct. 1, the markings on the track were added in order to finish up the track before the winter season came. This marks the end of most of the major renovations to the Bulldog Stadium renovation project that was approved last year in November.

Freedom Lil’ Bulldogs Donation

The Freedom Lil’ Bulldogs donated $500 to the school in order to be used to help out with any future renovations that will be done to the stadium in the future.