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Sept. 18, 2015

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Shout Outs!

1. Vick Elementary Boot Camp Participants

Kudos to the staff at Vick for making fitness a priority and taking the Boot Camp Challenge led by WCS Chief Operations Officer Eric Davis. The camp started last Friday and will conclude in three weeks. During the workout last week, the group stuck right with Mr. Davis through every lunge and crunch and rocked the Biker's Shuffle. It was a blast! Join the movement! #‎wcsgetfit


2. Yvette Jobe, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Fike High

From the High School Instructional Technology Team: "Special recognition to Ms. Jobe for offering Google Apps for Education refreshers to all staff during the first 10 days of school. Many teachers attended all five sessions with the goal of integrating technology in lessons and increasing student engagement."


3. Christa Mercer, FACS Department, Fike High 

From Fike High FACS Teacher Chrisola Ham: "Hats off to Ms. Mercer for jumping right in and taking off running. She is doing a wonderful job engaging her students in the Foods courses. They think she is wonderful. She is a GREAT member of a FABULOUS department at an AWESOME school."


4. Cheryl Baggett, Principal of Forest Hills Middle

Focusing on our strengths and the strengths of students is one of our main WCS themes this year. All of our administrators have gone through Strengths Finder Training to identify their top five strengths. Kudos to Ms. Baggett for putting hers on display in every email right under her signature (Learner, Achiever, Connectedness, Relator, Individualization). Curious about what those mean? Click here:http://www.strengthstest.com/strength…/strengths-themes.html


5. Jeremy Stevens, eighth-grade English teacher, Springfield Middle

Congrats to Mr. Stevens for publishing the second book in his The Devil Speaks Louder trilogy. Pup's Steakhouse in Wilson is hosting a book sale and signing on Sept. 27 from 3-5 p.m. for those who would like to attend. For more information about the book, click here: http://youngdrunks.com/


6. Springfield Middle BLAST Students 

On Sept. 11, the students in the Building Leadership and Academic Strengths Together (BLAST) program at Springfield visited Barton College with their Teachers Lynn Williams, Sharon Langston and Wendy Daniel. Barton students led a tour and talked to the students about organization and the college experience. The BLAST students also wore red, white and/or blue to commemorate 9/11.


7. Nick Griffin, senior, and Jack Stevens, freshman, Hunt High

From Richard Stover, WCS Exceptional Children Program Specialist: "I would like to give a Shout Out! to these two students who are cast members in the Playhouse of Wilson's Brighton Beach Memoirs. Nick and Jack play brothers in the show, and they are fabulous. They are also sons of WCS faculty members (#5 Jeremy Stevens at Springfield, Sophie Stevens at Hunt and Glen Griffin at Beddingfield). Please come out and support them Sept. 24-27."


8. Sherreia Smith, teacher assistant at Jones Elementary and owner of Higher Knowledge Enrichment and Tutoring Services
 
Ms. Smith started her tutoring service a year ago with nine students and has now moved into a larger location where she serves 132 students. Ms. Smith and her eight employees (all of which are WCS teachers) offer help with homework, study skills and SAT/ACT prep. We are grateful to Ms. Smith for her commitment to our students!


9. Grandparents Day at Barnes Elementary

On Monday, Barnes Elementary served breakfast to more than 100 grandparents to celebrate Grandparents Day. Special guests included Mayor Bruce Rose, Wilson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Thomas Lucas and Sheriff Calvin Woodard. What a great example of family engagement!


10. Bookkeeper Shannon Issette, Technician Brent Thomas and Media Coordinator Jerri Moore at Hunt High

From Chris Beneck, WCS Instructional Technology Facilitator: "I would like to thank Ms. Issette, Mr. Thomas and Ms. Moore for their help during the Chromebook Rollout the past two weeks. They worked tirelessly and went above and beyond to assist during this process!"


Highlighting Community Partners

Golden Corral is showing lots of love for WCS by sending principals coupons to use at their discretion, agreeing to donate meals for several Rightway Cafe lunches for students, holding PTO fundraiser nights and offering space in the restaurant for staff meetings. Thank you, thank you! Chocolate fountain time!


Regency Athletic Club is offering WCS employees a great membership deal to thank everyone for making a difference in the lives of students. Call for more information, 252-291-7675!


Opportunities

- Sign up now for the Fitness Rave/Workout Session in the Hunt High gym on Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. Get ready to sweat with Eric Davis, Jessica Bailey and Amber Lynch! Click here to register: https://docs.google.com/…/1o4v57Ge_xxC_0K3tRygxEceVBO…/edit… Footage from the Rave will be used to create a second WCS workout video. Join the movement! #wcsgetfit


- It's time to register for our second annual Wilson Wellness 5K and Color Run scheduled for Sat., Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. beginning and ending at Paul V Berry Park. WCS students and staff can register for $10 until Oct. 9 (includes a t-shirt), and after that it will be $15. Anyone who is not a WCS staff/student can register for $15/$20 depending on when they register. Here's the link: http://www.runtheeast.com/calendardetail.php?id=509 Join the movement! #wcsgetfit


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