Rotary Club of Iowa City A.M.

Rotary File for June 13, 2017

Posted by Liz Nichols on Jun 18, 2017
Scott Kibby, Principal, Liberty High was the speaker
 
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
 
Scott Kibby-- Speaker
Kari Kibby-- Guest
Phil Lalla-- Pam Ehly
Jill Humpston-- Pam Ehly
 
Announcements
 
Anyone see the missing Rotary hats?  Let Jack Cameron know if you find them.
 
The City High incoming and outgoing Interact sponsors were introduced by Pam Ehly. 
 
Rotarians in the News:  Dave Parsons' monthly article was published in the Press Citizen.
 
The International Conference news has revealed lots of new money from Rotary and from the Gates Foundation to take the fight against Polio its final round.
 
Come to the Year-Ender on June 27 at 6:30 pm at the UICCU building in North Liberty.  Bring a food or drink item to share (see the list from Hazel on suggested potluck items, based on your placement in the alphabet.  The potluck replaces a morning meeting.
 
If you are not getting the Monday Message email give Deb Dunkhase your correct email address (and add it to your profile in the directory.)
 
Liz Nichols announced that we still need one more host family for Paula from Spain for next school year.  She will be attending City High.  The third family will host from mid-March until the student goes home in the summer.
 
About 9 Rotarians admitted to being happy and contributed bucks.
 
Speaker
 
For the past year Scott Kibby has been Principal of Liberty High without any students present.  He has held over 175 interviews and reviewed over 1000 resumes for all school positions.  He has ordered all of the equipment and supplies, which by the time school opens in the fall will amount to about $4 million.  Kibby's latest project is to register students, a job that is now about 86% complete.
 
Liberty High is only the second high school to be opened in Iowa in the last 20 years.  The principal of the last school to open, Ankeny Centennial, has been Kibby's mentor since he was appointed to the position.
 
Because seniors and juniors were exempt from being required to transfer from West High there will be only 24 seniors, 88 juniors, 275 sophomores and 275 freshman entering Liberty in the fall.  Because of the small numbers of upper class students the school will not enter regular sports conferences in the first year and they will be able to play independently at the varsity level.  They will be missing 6 sports initially because of limited facilities.  Academically, however, the school will have a good compliment of honors and AP courses and has hired an excellent faculty, many of whom, will be transfering from West High.