Photo courtesy of Grayson County Schools Several Grayson County Middle School students were recognized during the school board meeting for their hard work and achievements.

Photo courtesy of Grayson County Schools

Several Grayson County Middle School students were recognized during the school board meeting for their hard work and achievements.

The Grayson County School Board has updated the calendar for the current school year.

According to School Board Chairperson Carolyn Thomason, the remaining snow days will be made up at the end of the school year, leaving spring break intact. She said that the current last day of school for students has been scheduled for May 24. Previously the last day for students was May 16. One school day, Feb. 18, has been made up so far.

Grayson County High School graduation is now scheduled for Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m.

Additionally, several Grayson County Middle School students were recognized for "Being the Good" in their school in a variety of ways.

Academic state qualifiers were Landon Shiarella, Audrey Lee, and MacKenzie England.

Jake Pohlman and Hollie Hagan were recognized for achievement at Beta Nationals.

Mentoring student stand-outs were Alex Hazelwood, Hope Lacefield, Abby Smith, Ryan McWhorter, Carissa Stanton and Jessica Allen.

Cooper Lee, Alex Hazelwood, Annslee Shartzer, Madison Stamper, Dawson Gorby, Nolan Hornbeck, Austin Walker, Ally Jo Morgan, George Huff, and Maggie Jennings were recognized for success at KYA.

Cougar Zone: Sarah Pierce, Isaac Dowell, Morgan Wilson, Hunter Parks, Aidan Parks, and Brayden Clark.

HS Acceleration students: Isaac Butler - Math, Colten Glenn - math, Thaddeus Bell - English, Isaiah Berry - English, Katie Dudgeon - English, Dawson Gorby - English, Lake Hatfield - English, William Keiran - English, Kristopher Kerr - English, Will Meredith - English, and Jacob VanMetre - English.

Staff: Joseph Alexander, Tori Dangerfield, Melanie Gallagher, Sarah Logsdon, Vicki Staley, Stephanie Brey, Julie Fulkerson, Tracie Johnston, Amber Phillips, Michele Vincent and David Whitmore.

In other business, the school board:

*Approved awarding the contract for fiber optic cabling to connect GCHS with the technology center to Getronics for $6,765 with Erate paying 85 percent of the cost.

*Approved awarding Getronics the contract for fiber optic cabling to connect GCHS with Lawler Elementary for $8,418, with Erate paying 90 percent of the cost.

*Approved awarding StepCG the contract for network component battery backups for the schools at $50,960 for 20 with Erate paying 85 percent of the cost.

*Approved the purchase of two ethernet transceivers for Lawler from Getronics for $2,095 with Erate paying 85 percent.

*Approved the purchase of new Interkal Telescopic Bleachers from Toadvine Enterprises for GCHS in the amount of $246,397. They are supposed to take two weeks to complete.

*Approved adding a new Transition Coordinator position for the high school to help prepare students for work and college.

*Agreed to lease a copy machine for Caneyville Elementary School for $447.91 per month.

*Approved various leaves of absence, trip requests, and resignations.