OMG!!! Another shout out from our WCHS Band Classic…this is for Paul Tingle & Ashley in the Print Shop at Craven Co Schools! Guys…it is a pleasure to work with you on the classic program books!!! They look fabulous & I appreciate your wonderful communication & attention to detail! So blessed to be able to work with you!!! Thanks so much!
A special recognition for Paul Tingle & Ashley Whitford. They deserve it! Thank you for all your hard work in the print shop. When you work behind the scenes the spotlight doesn’t always shine on you but please know without you there would be no spotlight!
Verizon’s 4th Annual “Innovative App Challenge” is seeking problem-solving app ideas from teams of local middle and high school students. Teams with the best ideas will be awarded tablets for each team member, up to $20,000 for their school or club and a chance to build their apps with hands-on training from MIT experts and bring it to the Google Play Store.
This STEM-related, no-coding-skills-needed contest has resulted in life-changing apps from Best in Nation student teams since its inception. Apps to help with teen depression and suicide, severe allergies, childhood obesity and more have garnered national attention, and two of the teams were even invited to present at the White House Science Fair.
The process is simple. Students at schools or non-profit organizations gather teams, come up with an idea for an app that could solve a problem in their school or community, and explain how it would work in an essay and short video submission. Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is partnering with Verizon to encourage students to form teams and submit their ideas to the App Challenge by Nov. 24.
Congratulations to Shannon Potter, Teacher at Creekside Elem, for being spotlighted today by the Board of Ed for the lives she has impacted. She is a dedicated, hard worker who has strengthened her students love for learning. Thank you Ms. Potter for your amazing skills & for being such a wonderful teacher!
Tune in to learn about the JROTC program at WCH, the role of a Teacher Assistant, & meet the new principal of WCM.
It’s National Good Neighbor Day & we would like to spotlight a GOOD Neighbor in New Bern. Mr. Barnes is a friendly & familiar face to all who attend HJ MacDonald Middle School. He kindly waves to all who pass by on Elizabeth Ave every morning & afternoon. Thank you, Mr. Barnes for being such a GOOD Neighbor!
Photo: Students, Charlie Lewis, Grayson Mills, & Michael East thank Mr. Barnes for being such a kind neighbor.
If you would like to spotlight a GOOD School Neighbor please send to: email@example.com
ATTN 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students & parents:
If not, please take the time to learn more about it.
You can visit :http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/…/Bills/House/HTML/H539V2.html
The Senate Finance Committee passed this bill on a voice vote after hearing that it simply calls for funding to follow the child from a school district to a charter school, when he or she changes enrollment. In reality this bill will involve TAKING MONEY MEANT TO SPECIFICALLY SERVE SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS and shift it to charter schools, giving them money for programs and services they may not even provide. The changes could mean millions of dollars in reduced funding for school district students next year and beyond and will provide an unfair funding windfall to the students served in charter schools.
This bill also requires that charter schools receive funds from grants made to public schools that are not clearly restricted to the individual public school’s use. If this bill passes, individual donors and organizations, such as PTAs, that give grants to schools may see their grant funds used for unintended purposes if they did not explicitly and specifically restrict the grant funds as required by this bill to keep the funds at the school where the funds were raised.
If you are in opposition of this bill, please contact Senator Sanderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
and your House Representatives Speciale (email@example.com), Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org), & Bell (email@example.com)
HELP KEEP FUNDING INTENDED FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
CONGRATS ON 6 of our ELEM SCHOOLS RECEIVING THE USDA FRESH FRUIT & VEG GRANT!
Craven County Schools has 6 Elementary Schools receiving the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program this school year. Vanceboro Farm Life, J. W. Smith, Oaks Road, J. T Barber, Trent Park, and Bridgeton Elementary schools applied for this annual grant. Trent Park and Bridgeton are NEW to the program this year. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program provides fresh, raw fruit and vegetables to all the enrolled students at the schools with the grant each day that most consider as a snack. It is not served during breakfast or lunch, therefore this is an extra opportunity for the students at the schools listed to have a nutritious snack Monday through Thursday. This Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program also provides those students extra education opportunities in the area of nutrition and on the actual snack they receive. The program is intended to provide additional nourishment along with education on fresh fruit and vegetables to increase the students palate and knowledge of items they can find in grocery stores, farmers markets, and on farms that they may have never had an opportunity to see, taste, touch without this program opportunity.
Mark your calendar, if you are interested in being a BUS DRIVER come out for this training:
Bus Driver Training Class will be available on October 9, 12, and 13. Class will begin at 8:30 am and end at approximately 3:30 pm.
The training will take place at the Craven County Schools Bus Garage (1816 Hazel Avenue New Bern,NC).To register please call Annie Fullwood at 252-514-6377.
Congrats to Amy Kiewiet, this Brinson Memorial Elem teacher was named the WITN teacher of the week: