Missed the last few West Deptford school board meetings? Curious about what's going on now and what's coming up soon? Here's five things you need to know.
1. West Deptford continued to reduce the number of harassment, bullying and intimidation incidents (HIB) for the 2012-13 school year. Superintendent Kevin Kitchenman stated during the district's last board meeting on Monday night that there was only one HIB report during October, drastically down from the same time last year. The school district is hoping to reduce the number of incidents for the entire school year by at least 37 percent.
2. West Deptford's middle school choir has a packed schedule in the month of December. They will perform on Dec. 9 at Rowan University in a Christmas concert. Two days later, they will perform again, this time at the Gloucester County Senior Holiday Luncheon on Dec 11. Check back with West Deptford Patch for coverage of these events.
3. West Deptford High School's Concert Choir, Concert Band, Marching Band and Jazz team will be making a trip next spring to Boston, Massachusetts for a number of performances. The trip will take place from May 29 to June 2. A finalized list of of dates and venues will be released shortly.
4. After serving as an assistant under girls' tennis head coach Kelly Hernandez, Mike Seeley was hired in September as the new head coach for the boys' tennis team. Appropriately enough, Seeley's assistant with the boys will be Hernandez, who was officially approved as the team's newest assistant on Oct. 22
5. The newest monthly attendance figures for West Deptford School District revealed that for the first time in many years, attendance in the school district has dropped below 3,000 students. Kitchenman noted on Monday night that the total enrollment will likely straddle either side of that number for the entire school year.