Speech and Debate team lauded

2014-04-14T22:00:00Z Speech and Debate team laudedHeather Augustyn Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 14, 2014 10:00 pm  • 

CHESTERTON | Members of the Chesterton High School Speech and Debate team, led by coach Chris Lowery, appeared before the Duneland School Board on Monday night to thank them for their support.

Lowery discussed the successes of the past year which included a plethora of championships.

“We had for the first time four coaches on the debate team and we were able to do some outreach to other schools, fostering what we do educationally. We are still a program that does not cut any kids," Lowery said. "We are one of the largest speech and debate programs in the nation and we foster around 140 kids and we are one of the most diverse programs in the school."

He presented the board with an Indiana House resolution that was passed in Chesterton’s honor.

Also Monday night, Assistant Superintendent Jim Goetz announced retirements for next year. So far, 14 teachers with a total of 369 years with the Duneland School Corp. have announced retirements after this year.

Administration and staff from Yost Elementary discussed implementation of their “learning strands” which gave teachers additional instructional strategies focused in the areas of technology, cooperative learning, behavior intervention and guided reading.

The board approved a bid of $363,000 for roof replacement at Yost Elementary and will consider an alternative, such as recoating, for the bus barn per the recommendation of Duneland Director of Services Greg Lindy.

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