November 11, 2021
By: Dwayne Page
Education Council pays tribute to DCHS Tiger and Lady Tiger football coach Dylan Kleparek by naming him the new high school football pitch. It will now be known as the “Dylan Kleparek Coach K Football Ground”.
Fourth District member Kate Miller introduced the motion at the regular monthly school board meeting on Thursday night. Sixth District member Jason Miller moved a second to the motion and it was carried unanimously.
Coach K, as he is affectionately known, helped start the high school soccer program several years ago and since then has been the sole head coach of the boys ‘and girls’ teams.
Kate Miller said naming the pitch for Coach K was a fitting tribute.
“Over three years ago, this council voted to build a football pitch at DCHS. Before that, these teams had no land of their own. They had to use the football field or the training ground. I am happy to report that after many hours of hard work and many people involved we have a soccer field and it is beautiful even if it is not completely finished. There is no doubt that the soccer field and program would not be what it is today without the hard work and dedication of Coach K. He was instrumental in getting the program started. He was the only high school coach of the girls ‘and boys’ teams and was involved in the community in the recreational league program. If you know or have played for Coach K before, you know how competitive he is. He always wants to win and hates losing and that’s how he trains his players. But above all, he trains his players to be good students, good people and respectful individuals. Tonight I would like to present a motion that we name the football field the Dyan Kleparek Coach K football field, ”said Kate Miller.
Meanwhile, in his monthly staff report, school principal Patrick Cripps said Jennifer Roller had been granted leave as requested.
Ann Kinsley has been transferred from a teaching assistant position to that of a teaching assistant at Northside Elementary School.
Jill Lane resigned as an educational assistant at Northside Elementary School and Erin Turner resigned as an educational assistant at Smithville Elementary School.