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


“It’s a GREAT DAY to be a MILAN WILDCAT!”, these words were very popular during the past few weeks.  Our community support throughout the High School Boys basketball team’s recent playoff run was AWESOME!  This year’s team ‘made history’, as no other boys’ basketball team advanced as far as they did during this year.  They finished the year with twenty-seven (27) wins and three (3) losses; within that – they won the Novinger Tournament, the Marceline Tournament, the Milan Tournament, the Class Two (2) District Seven (7) tournament and the sectional game against Harrisburg.  This season proved how special this community is!  I do not know how many Milan residents were at the Quarterfinal game at Moberly Area Community College against Van-Far, but I am quite confident there were NOT a lot of people in Milan during that time.  There was a plethora of GREEN & GOLD in the stands!  Again, the team and coaches had a GREAT YEAR and I, as the superintendent, am so proud of how they performed all season!  Great job!

It is hard to believe that the 3rd quarter for this year is already nearing completion and will end on Friday, March 9th, 2018; while the 4th quarter will begin on Monday, March 12th, 2018.  Parent-teacher conferences will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 – school will NOT be in session on Friday, March 16th and Monday, March 19th – respectively.  Due to school being cancelled for inclement weather on Thursday, March 22nd – the NEW last day of school will be Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 – with school releasing at 12:45 p.m.  The 2018 Graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 12th, 2018.  Specific information regarding the ceremony will be shared at a later time.  The 2018 Summer School session will begin on Monday, May 21st, 2018 – the session will run for twenty (20) days and have the same type of format that has been present in previous Summer School sessions.

While the school year is far from over, this is the time of the year when the principals – teachers – leadership teams are preparing for NEXT YEAR and the various changes to be implemented.  Specifically, the Elementary (PK-6) will begin the initiative titled – The Leader in Me; review options to provide additional academic intervention opportunities for students that are performing at an average level (not failing or not excelling), with the intent to prevent them from digressing in their respective coursework; and lastly, the elementary will continue to refine the opportunities for students to grow and thrive in all facets!  The High School (7-12) will be reworking their intervention times and current homeroom sessions; providing multiple options for students to gain College Credit or Advanced Courses in a ‘virtual’ format; and lastly, students in grades 9-12 will be provided a Chromebook.  These devices are popular devices for mass student use.  They are durable, efficient, inexpensive and have multiple academic platforms to be used as ‘whole-class’ activities.  Extending the grade levels to add 7th and 8th grade is also a possibility; that will not be fully ascertained until the end of March, 2018.  Each of the above options, in both sections (ELEM and HS) are directly tied to the district’s Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP).  This tool is designed to be a public document that is simple, yet relatable to actual actions within the school.  Our CSIP is available on the district’s web-page and I encourage everyone to take a look at the plan.  It provides a ‘snapshot’ of our overarching objectives.

Our Long-Range Master Facility Plan continues to be in full effect and this summer, we will be in Phase One (1) / Year Three (3) – focusing specifically on the walls, doors and floors in the High School building; while addressing the flooring and drains in the east side of the Elementary building (specifically, the K-2 hallway).  The Phase One (1) new construction option is still on the ‘table’.  I anticipate the board to select a “New Construction” project in March or April of 2018.  Once the specific project is identified, we will begin planning to prepare the district for the project.  Both options will include a new cafeteria, commons area and kitchen – and one of the following:  four (4) to six (6) classrooms OR a competitive gymnasium, two (2) locker-rooms, moving the current Library-Media Center to the current Cafeteria (providing a large, modern and spacious facility) – then gaining two (2) classrooms in place of the current Library. 

The school district continues to progress in a positive direction!  This could NOT be possible without the OUTSTANDING support from the community!  A long-time patron provided me with a community report from the school district to the community.  This correspondence was shared in 1962 and reviewed the status of education in Milan since 1951.  This document had the following quote: “A good school cannot long exist in a poor community and a good community will not long tolerate a sub-standard school, we feel that Milan is a good community with a good school!”.  These words were true then and still true today!  We have a good school and we, collectively, will continue to strive to have a GREAT school!

If anyone has any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me at – 660-265-4414 Ext. 1 or at byocom@milan.k12.mo.us.  Never forget, every day is a GREAT DAY to be a MILAN WILDCAT!



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