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By Dr. Ben Yocom – Milan C-2 School District Superintendent


Happy November!  Hopefully this correspondence finds each of you enjoying a warm, productive and fulfilling day!  Before we know it, everyone will be ‘gearing’ up for the quickly approaching holiday season! 

Our school continues to move in a positive direction overall.  Those of you that are on the popular communication medium titled “Twitter”, please take some time to follow the official Milan C-2 Twitter Page - @MilanC2Schools.  The district shares multiple events and activities throughout that avenue.  We also have an informational and attractive website – this can be found at www.milan.k12.mo.us. 

Some of you may have heard from students that the district has recently installed a large television in the cafeteria.  This TV provides pertinent information and shares the daily announcements.  The TV was made possible through the donations of various organizations within the school and community!  Thanks to ALL that made this possible!  The students seem to thoroughly enjoy it!

The annual Thanksgiving Holiday will be here fairly quickly.  School will release at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017.  School will NOT be in session on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (11/22, 11/23 and 11/24) and will resume on Monday, 11/27.

The district participated in an assembly to honor the veterans throughout the community.  This event took place on Friday, November 10th, 2017.  Many individuals were in attendance and the K-6 Music classes performed and the local Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter organized and led the program!  It was an outstanding activity to honor the service of many individuals!  Thanks again to all active duty men and women, plus the veterans!

The Milan C-2 Board of Education held a special meeting on Wednesday, 11/1/17 to review the district’s plans regarding the Long-Range Master Facility Plan (LRMFP).  The ‘Plan’ is organized into three (3) phases and each phase is scheduled to last five to six years.  Each phase has two (2) segments – Renovations and New Construction.  We have finished two (2) years of outstanding renovation work in the High School building specifically.  The building has been tuck-pointed, the roof has been patched/repaired, the interior of the gymnasium was painted, all windows have been removed/replaced and the Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning (HVAC) system has been completely replaced.  During the summer of 2018, the next step is to begin renovating the walls, floors and doors within the High School building.  Logistically, the floors will be the first area to be addressed and depending on the scope of the floor work – this process may span multiple summers.  As for New Construction, the addition of a cafeteria-commons area, kitchen and competitive gymnasium is the logical need.  This would allow for the current cafeteria to be transformed into a Library-Media Center, while preserving a large spatial area with the current gymnasium. The soonest this endeavor is being considered is during the 2020-2021 School Year.  Much is still yet to be determined, but WE owe the kids the best possible educational environment!

In the past week or so, in various meetings – I came across the following thought: “Treat every opportunity as if it could be taken from you tomorrow and work each opportunity as if it would be yours forever.”  Since then, I have tried to communicate this thought to staff/students and thought it would be very pertinent to share in this format.  Each of us, no matter the circumstance or circumstances; has an opportunity to do something great and while greatness is measured differently depending on the task at hand, EVERYONE can definitely achieve greatness!  Be GREAT in everything YOU do!

Please be sure to check in with the various communication tools within the district – Facebook page, Twitter page, Website, accessing the My School Announcement process, etc.  As always, feel free to contact me at the school (660-265-4414 Ext. 1) or at my email byocom@milan.k12.mo.us.  My role is to serve the community by leading the school and I take my role very seriously.  Part of that role is to engage and share information with the community at-large.  Together, we will continue to do OUTSTANDING things for the students within this community!  Remember, EVERY DAY IS A GREAT DAY TO BE A MILAN WILDCAT!


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Milan School District C-2373 S. Market StreetMilan, MO  63556

p. 660.265.4414f. 660.265.4315

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