Muscatine School Board President Nathan Mather says multiple things were discussed during last week's School Board Meeting. The High School Administration and leadership team, which consists of department heads and other teachers, presented ideas which include, discontinuing block scheduling at the high school and returning to a 7 period day. A proposal was made for weighted grades for AP courses. For example currently a student could receive an A in basic Algebra, and a student who receives an A in AP Calculus, both get 4 points worth of credit toward their GPA. A weighted grade evaluation, would make an A in an AP course worth 5 points, and the A in the general would still be worth 4 points. Currently a student is not rewarded for trying to challenge themselves with a more difficult class, when you can take the easiest work load and get the same credit and recognition. Muscatine High has had over 20 Valedictorians in one year recently, due to this fact, that a student taking all general classes can earn Valedictorian along side the student to took the most difficult course load. This new weighted system, a student taking AP courses could actually have a 4.5, 4.8 or even a 5.0 grade point, and be a true Valedictorian, or top of his or her class.
A member of Senator Chuck Grassley’s staff will soon be holding office hours in Wilton. Penny Vacek, a regional director with Grassley’s Davenport office, will be representing Grassley, an Iowa Republican, in Wilton on Wednesday, December 18th. From 10:30 to 11:30 Wednesday morning, Vacek will be at Wilton City Hall, 104 E. Fourth St. She will provide an opportunity for people to obtain casework assistance or to express views. Grassley has permanent offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo.
Two Weeks of Love was an overwhelming success, Vintage Sound 93.1 FM, and KWPC 860 AM are humbled by the outpouring of love from the Muscatine Community. The Salvation Army is beyond thrilled, and this Christmas dozens upon dozens of kids who wouldn't of had a present to open up, or some hot food on the plate, will now have a gift under the tree and a warm belly because of the you Muscatine. Thank You, and Muscatine Radio looks forward to doing it again in 2014.