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Friday, February 27, 2015

Feb. 27, 2015

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Happy Friday, everyone! What is Mother Nature trying to do to us? I'm over it!

Shout Outs!

1. New Hope Elementary Students
Kudos to the 325 New Hope students who are eligible to attend the school's first Knights of the Round Table Event, which includes a sock hop and karaoke. Recently, New Hope staff decided to rename the Renaissance Program to reflect the school's mascot - Knights. The Knighthood categories, which are based on grades, behavior and attendance, are: Forging Knight, Charging Knight and Persevering Knight. 

2. Jerry Dellinger, member of Knights of Columbus
Beddingfield High's Exceptional Children's Department would like to thank Jerry Dellinger of the Knights of Columbus for his association's generous monetary donation to the school's program.

3. The Toisnot Boys Basketball Team and Coach Reggie Smith
The Toisnot Boys Basketball Team was the South Division Champs this season with a record of 13-3. The team and Coach Smith deserve a Shout Out! for all of their had work this season. Go Hawks! 

4. Volunteers with Contending for the Faith Church
Vick Elementary wanted to recognize these volunteers for encouraging students to arrive at school on time. Each grading period, they provide McDonald's gift cards to students who do not have any tardies. Their generosity is much appreciated!

5. Anti-Bullying Week at Speight Middle
On Feb. 6, Speight concluded its Anti-Bullying Week with a visit from Beth Stovall, Miss North Carolina 2014. Ms. Stovall talked to the students about the harm that bullying causes and the power of believing in yourself. The staff also hosted a luncheon for her. Pictured is Ms. Stovall and the AVID students who helped plan the week's events. 

6. Wilson Firefighters
Barnes Elementary wanted to thank the Wilson Firefighters who recently visited two classes. They brought school supplies for the teachers and students, read to the students and taught a lesson on fire safety. Their kindness was much appreciated, and the students truly look up to them. 

7. Wearing Red at Springfield Middle 
Staff and students at Springfield wore red on Feb. 6 to show their support for the fight against heart disease and stroke in women. GO RED! 

8. Hunt High FBLA Students
Students in Hunt's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently participated in the Triangle East FBLA Competitive Events Regional Conference in Cary. Three students placed and will compete at the state level in April. These students are: Maliek Credle, third place in Business Procedures; Alana Mooring, third place in Accounting I; and Briana Mitchell, second place in Computer Applications. Other Hunt students who attended the conference were Shkim Barnes, Caslin Lee, Jacwaun Lewis and Meagan Pettiford. Hunt's FBLA adviser is Lisa Lewis.

9. Several staff members at Central Office
Cynthia Ramirez, secretary for Federal Programs, would like to thank several of her coworkers for their kindness and patience as she learned the duties of her new position. Special thanks to: Executive Director of Federal Programs Tom Evans, Public Relations Assistant Maritza Figueroa, Administrative Assistant for Instructional Services Linda Horrison, Secretary for Alternative Education Vicki Crumpler, Accounts Payable Supervisor Martha Proffitt and Custodian Donald Hall. 

10. Staff and PTO at Stantonsburg Elementary
Principal Denise Taylor wanted to give a huge Shout Out! to her SES staff and PTO for the success of their recent PTO Family Bingo Night. She was so appreciative and in awe of the great teamwork that was displayed. In her words, "Thank you all for making such a great night happen for our Stars and their families!"


Don't forget to nominate WCS employees for Simon Awards! Because of inclement weather, all nominations are now due March 10 by 5 p.m. and winners will be announced at the event on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Fike High. Everyone is invited! The Nomination Packet is in this link. Please email Amber Lynch your nominations! 

- Unfortunately in harmony #26 had to be cancelled this weekend and will not be rescheduled. Stay tuned for information about ticket money being refunded. 

- Join us for the first ever WCS Glow Run 5K to benefit WCS staff, students and parents! The 5K is scheduled for May 9 at 7 p.m. Feel free to dress up and wear bright colors. Glow sticks will be provided. To register, click here

- Volunteers are needed for the very first WCS Active Assailant Training Exercise to be held during Spring Break onApril 9 from 8 a.m. to noon at Fike High. WCS is collaborating with law enforcement, emergency management, EMS, fire, rescue and 911 to create a training scenario to test our response to an active assailant. We need adults ages 21+ to volunteer as actors and play the role of teachers, students and victims. Click the link if you want to participate. 

- Please join the staff of the AIG Departments of WCS and their students for a Spirit Night Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A on Mon., March 2 from 5-8 p.m. A portion of the total amount collected will go to AIG programs. The theme is a birthday party for Dr. Seuss! 

- In celebration of National School Social Work Week please join staff for a Spirit Night Fundraiser at Chick-fil-A on Tues., March 10 from 5-8 p.m. A portion of the total amount collected will be used to assist students in need.

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