LCSD Board Minutes 8/23/2022




DATE: August 23, 2022

TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Hybrid Meeting (in-person at District Learning Center and online)

PRESENT: Brad Wilson, Kim Thorpe, Jeff Fehr, Barb Polley, Erik Nelson, Stephan

Mary Green, Terry Sanders, Nels Lund, Jamie Pancho, Scott Granger, Erin Morin, Todd Hausman, Brian Wood, Steve Nygreen, Tiffany Viall, Jenann Ross, Mikayla Olsen, Bo Charlton, Brooke Sanders, Michelle, Amber Corrigan, Jody Petersen, Lisa Gleasman, and Georgia Mashayekh



  • Call to order

Kim Thorpe called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.

  • Public Comments or Request on Non-agenda Items

There were no public comments.



Jeff moved and Barb seconded a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented; motion carried.



  • HS Summer School – Nels Lund

Nels shared a presentation for the HS Summer LIFT (Learning Intensive Freshman Transition) program. LIFT is a 36-hour program for students over 3 weeks during August.  Ninth grade students are chosen to attend based on their 8th grade performance. This is Nels’ third year teaching this program with 21 students.

He focused on professional communication, personal goal setting, introduction to personal finance, and obtaining and presenting information.


Eighteen students finished the program, earning .25 credit during this class and they get to build relationships with the HS principal, freshman teachers, counselors, upperclassmen, and resolidify their relationship with Mr. Lund.

This year there was also an opportunity for the paraeducator to obtain in-class teaching experience.  Luis Lopez shared his experience in this presentation.

Nels shared ideas of how he would like to track data and expand the program in the future.

Mary Green shared activities that teachers and students did during the MS Summer School. The students came to school for 3 hours a day for 5 days a week for 2 weeks.  Student learned STEM curriculum including kitchen science experiments, building projects, and solving world problems.  There were 11-17 students attending over the two-week period.

Mary worked with cooking curriculum teaching the students how much science and math there is in the kitchen.

Maureen Burton taught STEM building projects with different materials from sticks, wrapping paper, and aluminum.

Kevin Morgan dared the students to change the world.  After looking at real-world problems, students did some research on how they could fix a problem. Then they made 3D images to help explain what solutions they came up with. The students also went on field trips to Miller’s Car Museum and the Rocky Reach Dam.

The MS STEM Summer School makes learning fun!


  • MOE update – Erin Morin & Todd Hausman

All new staff as been hired.  Erin and Tiffany are getting Afters going for students that need targeted support.

Current enrollment is 488 students and rising each day.  Many new Choice Transfer student requests this year.

New front office staff with Shea Steenhard and long term-substitute, Lucy Lopez.

Teachers had literacy training with new Amplify curriculum.  More training will happen this week for recess training, Katie Novak, and PBIS training.

New recesses training is to help all staff understand what accessibility looks like for all students and being proactive about behavior issues.  The playground has been fully enclosed, so community cannot walk across campus during the school day.  The more choices for activities at recess usually means less behavior issues.


  • CMS update – Brian Wood & Steve Nygreen

Today was Pirate Day at CMS.  At least 75% of MS students came to get photos and get their schedule.

There are 25 WEB leaders to help 6th graders find their way around school.  They will be mentors all year.

The 8th grade class has grown quite a bit over the past year.

ELA Amplify training happened for teachers this week.

CMS staff is tackling Why training, and this will help focus on kids to build relationships.

Steve will be working on attendance records and data this year.

Athletics will start practices the 1st day of school.


  • CHS update – Jamie Pancho & Scott Granger

Goat Day at CHS for pictures, lockers, and schedules. An all-school assembly is planned for the 3rd day of school.

Met with ASB and the leaders who were helping out with Goat Day.  They covered several schedules. The leaders want to get the freshman involved in as much as possible and let them know they have a lot of support.

There are 452 students are enrolled at CHS as of today.

120 students are going out for athletics at this time

Staff training over the next few days for both the HS staff and as a district.

Club Fair is Sept. 7th where all students are encouraged to join a club or sport.

A .5 FTE Agrigulture teacher will be added this year. FFA students will be showing their animals at the local fairs in September.


  • CSI update – Terry Sanders

Terry Sanders is the new CSI principal.   There are 20 students total, including 10 seniors, with enrollment growing.

There is a communication phone app that CSI would like to use with students and families without the necessity of a wi-fi connection.

ImBlaze is an online program for internship management. The CSI teams wants to create more internships in the community with a goal for each student to have an internship for at least 1 semester.

A big thank you to the maintenance team for cleaning up and painting the classrooms this summer.

There are new mobile smart boards for the classes and new Kindles for the student library.

The CSI staff continues to collaborate with the Chamber of Commerce to find opportunities for CSI to help in the community.

When school starts the students will be part of the creation of a new logo with a school mascot.

There will be a Welcome Back Dinner for CSI families on Monday, Aug. 29th.


  • Holden Village Update – Erin Morin

Holden has 7 students this year.

Jonah Jensen-Young is down lake this week for training with the MOE staff.



  • Celebrations

Brad shared that Kayla Helleson, Stefani Morgan, Nesha Bremmeyer, Liz Martinez, Rosey Burkhard, Erin Morin, Todd Hausman, Ryan McKelvie, Dia Galvan, Karen Stanfield, Amanda Mattingly, Jamie Pancho, Nigel Hunter, and many HS students were at the Annual Back to School Fair helping other students. This has become an annual community event that families look forward to each year.

  • New Staff Introductions

Alvin Little introduced himself to the Board.  He and his family moved to Chelan this spring and have quickly gotten involved in the community. He went to UW Music School, was a police officer for 35 years, and was a security specialist at Kings Academy in Seattle.  His job is to build relationships.

Jenann Ross introduced himself as the Director of HR/Payroll.  Background has been Human Resources in healthcare, so she is making the HR change over to education.

Mikayla Olsen introduced herself as the HR/Payroll assistant.  She came to Chelan with her partner, Salvador Gonzalez, who also works with the district.  She worked in the HR department at Wester WA University for several year before moving to Chelan.

Steve Nygreen is glad to be back at CMS.  He will be teaching health and leadership classes and will be the CMS Dean of Students.


  • Update of DOH (Dept. of Health) Guidelines for 22-23

Brad shared updates from the WA State DOH COVID-19 Guidelines that were updated August 5, 2022.

Quarantine changed to 5 days of starting symptoms or from testing positive.

Still need to track the number of positive cases in the district and will still use the website dashboard.

Airflow is very important, and improvements to classrooms and buildings have been made over the past 2 years.  All of the air filters across the district were replaced this summer. There are some new portable additional filters in rooms that don’t have windows.

Donna Sibbers and Amber Doede will job share the MS/HS nurse position.

Erika Scroggie will still be at MOE.



  • Enrollment and Financial Reports – Bo Charlton

Bo shared a presentation and explained all of the enrollment and financial reports.


BOARD POLICIES – 1st Readings  

Brad will work on drafts for the board that would be more specialized for the Lake Chelan School District.



  • To discuss the qualifications of an applicant for public employment and/or review the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken. RCW42.30.110

Kim moved the Board to Executive Session at 7:30pm for approximately 15 minutes to discuss the qualifications of an applicant for public employment and/or review the performance of a public employee with no action to be taken.



Kim Thorpe reconvened the board to regular session and adjourned the meeting at 7:45 pm.


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Kim Thorpe, Board Chair                                                  Brad Wilson, Superintendent

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