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Friday, November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014

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Shout Outs! 

1. Danny Vogelman, assistant superintendent, WCS
WCS has been fortunate to have Mr. Vogelman's guidance and expertise as an assistant superintendent, and we will miss him and his family when they leave Wilson in July. His support of our students and staff not only in the realm of accountability and technology but in all areas has been such an asset. We wish him the very best in his new position as the head of a school in Bethesda, Maryland. 

2. Steve Hunter, principal, Darden Middle
Mr. Hunter has a vision to see 100 percent of his students graduate high school and attend college. He is a Backwards Design Thinker and allows students to see the end. He equips his staff so they are able to help students navigate the journey and meet the desired result. His approach is methodical in nature and is the essence of the Understanding by Design Model.

3. Amber Crawford, student, Beddingfield
Dear Amber, here is a message from someone special in your life: "I commend and would like to give a TREMENDOUS Shout Out! to Amber Crawford for her diligent efforts in progressing this year and making amazing strides since last year. Keep up the good work, Amber, and the sky is the limit! From your BFF." 

4. Students in Lynn Williams' class at Springfield Middle
Ms. Williams challenged her students to write Thank You cards for veterans and then find a veteran, give them the card and spend time with them. One veteran that was identified had not talked or smiled in about two weeks and after one of the students gave him a card and talked to him, he was smiling and back to his old self. The students realized that one person really can make a difference in the lives of others. What a touching story! 
5. Krystal Cox, administrator/director, Wilson Academy of Applied Technology
While Winstead Elementary Principal Tracy Joyner is on medical leave (we love you, Ms. Joyner, and wish you a speedy recovery!), Ms. Cox is offering administrative support at Winstead as needed. Assistant Principal Linda Ward is also the assistant principal at Vick Elementary, so Ms. Cox fills in on days she is off campus. The staff and students appreciate her support and guidance during this time.

6. Elm City Middle
On Monday, ECM kicked off Spirit Week and a Bullying Awareness Campaign with a student assembly followed by a Global Pavilion Family Night for students and their families. Beth Stovall, Miss NC 2014, was in attendance for both events. The Global Pavilion was a celebration of cultural diversity with displays of African, East Asian, Native American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and American cultures to promote unity in our diversity. Respect for self and others is the first step to promoting a bully-free environment. 

7. Robbie Craft, District Manager, Kangaroo Express #3201
Dr. Steve Ellis, executive director of alternative education programs for WCS, and his secretary, Vicki Crumpler, would like to thank Mr. Craft and his staff for helping them establish a great system for assisting our students who are in a homeless situation with their transportation needs.

8. Jeannette Etheridge, math teacher, Fike High 
Ms. Etheridge was recently selected to receive a $700 minigrant from the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics to enhance math education in her classroom. In recent years, approximately 30 minigrant proposals have been partially or fully funded in our region.    

9. Samantha Woodruff, senior, Hunt High
Stephanie Winstead wanted to recognize her daughter, Samantha, for receiving an early acceptance to Meredith College. This was Samantha's first choice for college, and her family is so proud of her. 

10. Jairod Barnes and Brittnei McKeithen, teachers, Darden and Springfield Middle
Kudos to Mr. Barnes and Ms. McKeithen, who are engaged, for embodying leadership in the classroom and in the community. They recently took part in a Stop the Violence rally in an effort to identify resources in the community and to find ways to collaborate to find solutions that will cause a chain reaction of positive actions in the community.  


CHEW is presently feeding 573 chronically hungry children each weekend. If you know of anyone who would like to make a financial donation, $5.10 will feed a child for a weekend. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 728, Wilson, NC 27894. During the holidays, encourage friends to make a donation to CHEW in someone's honor.

- Don't forget to use your educator express cards in the community. And just FYI, Advantage Rental is offering 5 percent off goods and services. We are so thankful for our community partners! 


- The United Way of Wilson has a beautiful quilt handmade by Kay Bunch that is being raffled. Tickets are $5 each or $25
 for six. The quilt squares represent each of the14 United Way agencies. Tickets can be purchased at the United Way Office at 509 W. Nash Street, Wilson. 

- Here is a heads up about a unique event coming to Wilson on May 9, 2015. Eyes on Main Street is an outdoor photo festival that will transform downtown Wilson into a corridor/gallery of large scale photographs by renowned professional photographers from around the world. Picture this - 100 huge photographs hanging in 100 store windows in our downtown for 100 days. The photographs will depict Main Streets around the world. Photography workshops will also be offered.

Comments on "November 21, 2014"

11/22/2014 2:45:01 PM CST

1. Jami Smith said...

Shout out to my son, Noah Baker for winning 3rd place county wide in the wetlands poster contest. We look forward to attending the banquet honoring you and the other two winners December 4, 2014. Way to represent our family and your school. (NewHope)

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