The Oswego School District 308 Board of Education observed a moment of silence during its meeting Monday, Jan. 13, in memory of Oswego High School Assistant Principal and Activities Director William Nunamaker.

Nunamaker's death was announced by OHS Principal Mike Wayne Sunday evening, Jan. 12 in a letter sent to parents and students.

"He was bravely battling brain cancer over the past year, but sadly on Friday he passed away due to the illness," Wayne wrote in the letter.

Superintendent Dr. John Sparlin made a brief statement in recognition of Nunamaker's contributions to OHS and the district during Monday's meeting.

"This weekend, we lost one of our administrators. Bill Nunamaker, assistant principal at Oswego High School passed away after a courageous battle with brain cancer," Sparlin said. "Bill joined District 308 and the Panther Family seven years ago, and quickly became a valued and respected colleague, mentor and friend to many. Bill was an extremely dedicated member of our 308 team and he will be missed by all who knew him."

Sparlin asked the board and audience to keep Nunamaker's wife, family and the students and staff of Oswego High School in their thoughts before closing his remarks with a moment of silence.

The Student Services Department of Oswego High School is available, Wayne wrote in his letter, should students need assistance in processing or coping with the news of Nunamaker's death. Additional teaching and secretarial support was made available by the district on Monday, to allow staff members time for support and assistance.

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