OCTOBER 2014 IN THE WILKES COUNTY SCHOOLS October 23, 2014 Volume 3 Issue 02 Cyber Safety and Cyber Bullying Addressed at East Wilkes Middle On October 8th, the sixth through eighth grade students at EWMS welcomed a guest speaker who addressed the issue of cyber safety and cyber bullying. SBI Agent Alan Flora of the Crimes against Children Task Force has worked in this field since 1998 and was able to discuss many dangerous situations that children have encountered while using social media. The internet is a very valuable and entertaining tool that can also be dangerous if teens are not careful. Students learned that they should not post too much information about themselves, never post inappropriate pictures, or friend people they do not know personally. “King” of Sir ReadAlots Castle A royal court was present at C. B. Eller Elementary School as Principal Chad Mann had his official coronation day. As a kick off to the schools’ book fair, media coordinator, Jamie McCollum organized the royal festivities. The “king” was proceeded by his court then presented with a regal cape, scepter and crowned by “Ruler of the Kingdom” none other than Wilkes County Schools superintendent, Dr. Marty Hemric. “King Mann” addressed the subjects (students) and declared that under his leadership, all subjects would prosper in the land of learning. He challenged them to hold high the privileges of education and reading. Inside this issue: Dates to Remember Page 1 Nov. 3 Region 7 Technology Meeting “King” of the Sir ReadALots Castle Page 1 Nov. 6 4-H Meeting Wilkesboro’s Ice Bucket Challenge Page 2 Nov. 7 CIS Thank You Luncheon One School One Book Page 2 Nov. 13 Care Net Counseling Ronda Clingman Students Recognized Page 3 Nov. 15 EWHS Battle of the Brains We Remember Page 3 Nov. 20 County Science Fair Cyber Safety and Bullying Addressed VOLUME 3 ISSUE 02 Wilkesboro Elementary Ice Bucket Challenge Students at Wilkesboro Elementary School accepted a challenge so that they could have new laptops for the school. Students raised a total of $3,023.82 which surpassed the PTO goal. Therefore, all teachers got “ICED”. Later in the week another donation was added for a grand total of $3423.82. All money will be used to purchase laptops. One School One Book Moravian Falls Elementary School recently received a grant for $500.00 from Dreams & Kitestrings. This money, when combined with donations from local community members, businesses and Moravian Falls PTO was used to cover the cost of a book for the entire student body. Each student received a personal copy of “The World According to Humphrey” by Betty Birney. Every adult in the school will also read the book. The project was coordinated by Paula Farmer, media specialist. Pictured with Ms. Farmer is Tathel Miller, Executive Director of Dreams & Kitestrings and Moravian Falls Principal, Shanda Adkins. OCTOBER 2014 VOLUME 3 ISSUE 02 OCTOBER 2014 Ronda Clingman Students Recognized Dreams & Kitestrings was honored to visit Ronda Clingman and present James Yarboro and Presley Barker certificates and a cash award of $200.00 which will benefit their school’s music program. The organization chose to recognize James and Presley after they represented their school with wonderful musical performances at the Wilkes County School Opening Convocation. James Sang the National Anthem and Presley played his mandolin and sang. We Remember Several students at North Wilkes Middle School released balloons in honor of the people who died on 911. The name of a person who lost their life was written on each balloon. As the balloons were released, the students shouted in unison, “We Remember!” VOLUME 3 ISSUE 02 OCTOBER 2014 T3LC Receives Grant The Wilkes Community Foundation’s 2014 Community Grants Program has selected the T3LC Youth Philanthropy Group to receive a grant for $1,000.00. The grant monies will be used to enhance the projects T3LC will complete during the 2014-15 school year. Representing Wilkes Community Foundation is Amanda Perry, Director of Community Services. Accepting the check for 3TLC are Dr. Marty Hemric, Superintendent and Dennis Huggins, Director of Development for Wilkes County Schools. Beanstalk Adventure Playground The Wilkes Community Foundation’s 2014 Community Grants Program has selected the Flint Hill Beanstalk Adventure Playground project to receive a grant for $1,000.00. Mrs. Beth Horrell, art teacher at North Wilkesboro Elementary School, has been instrumental in the development of the school and community playground. National Jr. Beta Club Art Winner Ms. Jessica Norman, a student at West Wilkes Middle School, was awarded first place in the mixed media art competition at the National Junior Beta Club Convention in Greensboro. Jessica is pictured with Sharon Huffman, Wilkes County Board of Education member, Anne Johnson, Jr. Beta Club sponsor at WWMS, and Dr. Marty Hemric, Superintendent of Wilkes County Schools.
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