Alder to offer season sports passes


By Jane Beathard - Contributing Writer



Jonathan Alder teachers Julie Paige, left, and Cheryl Brockman display a weaving created by students in the district’s Summer Academy for Innovative Learning (SAIL). Community weaving was one of several non-traditional courses offered in this year’s academy. Enrollees produced six weavings - one for each district building, as well as one for the school board meeting room.

Jonathan Alder teachers Julie Paige, left, and Cheryl Brockman display a weaving created by students in the district’s Summer Academy for Innovative Learning (SAIL). Community weaving was one of several non-traditional courses offered in this year’s academy. Enrollees produced six weavings - one for each district building, as well as one for the school board meeting room.


Fall and winter sports events at Jonathan Alder Local Schools will be less expensive this year for purchasers of a new 20-game season pass.

Melissa Pollom, president of Alder’s athletic boosters, told school board members on Thursday the club will pilot a season pass program for home football, volleyball and soccer games in the fall. A separate pass will go on sale for boys and girls home basketball games in the winter. Cost is $100 per pass.

If punched 20 times, pass holders will save $20 over the price of a $6 single game admission during the season.

“This is not a money maker for the club,” Pollom emphasized. “It is strictly for convenience.”

Membership in the athletic boosters by Oct. 1 is required in order to buy passes. That membership fee is $10 per family annually.

Each family may purchase one or two passes per season for use by parents, students or guests.

“We are offering it to the public as well as parents,” Pollom said.

Superintendent Gary Chapman noted a previous attempt to sell season sports passes in the district was unsuccessful.

Pollom said this year’s offering is merely a pilot and will hopefully increase participation and volunteerism.

Also on Thursday, teachers from the district’s Summer Academy for Innovative Learning (SAIL) program reported 87 students enrolled in the June classes.

Teachers Cheryl Brockman and Julie Paige said 58 students participated in morning sessions; 54 were enrolled in the afternoon. Some students took classes in both.

This year’s SAIL gave students opportunities to explore interests in less-conventional topics like cooking, architecture, hip-hop music, archeology, community weaving and movie making, Brockman said.

In other routine meeting business on Thursday, school board members:

• Denied reimbursement to a district family for transportation of two students to St. Brigid of Kildare Elementary in Dublin.

• Approved a two-day contract for repair of desktop computers at Monroe and Plain City elementary schools. The district’s 21st Century Grant will cover the cost.

• Approved new student-parent handbooks for the middle school, junior high and high school.

Jonathan Alder teachers Julie Paige, left, and Cheryl Brockman display a weaving created by students in the district’s Summer Academy for Innovative Learning (SAIL). Community weaving was one of several non-traditional courses offered in this year’s academy. Enrollees produced six weavings – one for each district building, as well as one for the school board meeting room.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/07/web1_AlderWeaving.jpgJonathan Alder teachers Julie Paige, left, and Cheryl Brockman display a weaving created by students in the district’s Summer Academy for Innovative Learning (SAIL). Community weaving was one of several non-traditional courses offered in this year’s academy. Enrollees produced six weavings – one for each district building, as well as one for the school board meeting room.

By Jane Beathard

Contributing Writer

Jane Beathard is a contributing writer for The Madison Press.

Jane Beathard is a contributing writer for The Madison Press.

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