Black Fox teachers visited Moulton Elementary School in Alabama to observe best practices in the areas of student leadership and service learning.
State Sen. Mike Bell visited Black Fox Elementary.
Bradley Central High School
Eight JROTC students represented Bradley Central in the ROTC Academic and Leadership Bowls in round two toward the national competition. The Academic Team scored in the 76th percentile and again received 100 percent in science. The competition is extremely competitive and covers the areas of current events, science, math, English and multiple verbal sections.
Senior D. J. Williams placed fifth in the American Welding Society District 8 competition which includes Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina.
The Bradley Central Quiz Bowl Team participated in the University of Tennessee Quiz Bowl. Members of the team include Devin Kersey, Jay Fitzsimmons, David Minton and Emma Wright.
Bradley Central Music and Drama Department inducted the following students into the Tri-M Music Society: Haley Bishop, Angel Crawford, Allie McCosh, and Alex Moore. The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an international music honor society for middle and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements and reward them for their accomplishments and service activities.
The Bradley Central Show Choir was first runner-up in the Belmont University show choir competition. Bradley also received the award for Best Vocals in the competition.
Kayla Beavers and Miles Christian are BCHS finalists for the Rex Dockery Memorial Scholarship.
Michelle Burk was nominated for the HOSA Barbara James Service Award with over 100 volunteer service hours.
Bradley Central competed in the 2012 Lower East Tennessee Regional HOSA Leadership Conference. Winners are as follows:
Dental Science: Kayla Arp; Interviewing Skills: Ashylynne Bryant; Pharmacology and National Health Care Issues Exam: Ariana Ciglar; National Health Care Issues Exam: Hailey Eakin; Veterinary Science and National Health Care Issues Exam: Devin Kersey; and Health Education: Sloane Rakestraw, Kaitlin Dillard, G. Contreras and Martin Zaragoza.
Epidemiology: Daniel Griffith and Extemporaneous Health Poster: Anna Kholod.
Forensic Medicine: Andi Penner and Sarah Beth Jones; Job Seeking Skills: Meli Perez; Nursing Assistant: Kristina Reneau; Nutrition: Tanya Brezitskiy; Medical Math: Autumn Messer; Sports Medicine: Whitney Towl; and Public Service Announcement: Chassity Cannon, Brooke Hanyon and Emily Wilson.
In regional competition representing Bradley Central, Dakota Beck won second place in Carpentry and Amy O’Bannon was the winner of the Cosmetology competition. These students advance to state competition in April.
Charleston Elementary School
In February, mothers and grandmothers of Charleston students were invited for breakfast with their student as a parent involvement activity. The group also created a craft together.
Dental health lessons were provided for Charleston kindergarten and first-grade students by Dr. Chad Eslinger’s office.
Walker Valley High School hosted an Accelerated Reader Movie and Popcorn event for Charleston students who met individual AR goals.
Twelve Charleston faculty members attended the Leader in Me Symposium held in Athens, Ala. Teachers are excited about the opportunity for student leadership, service projects, and student ownership in the school.
Charleston Elementary School sponsored a Junior Achievement bowling team and raised $200 for JA.
Hopewell Elementary School
Three-hundred-seventy-one Hopewell students participated in the President’s Day Challenge of Sum Dog competition, placing seventh in the state. Seventy-five schools competed against each other for one week completing online math problems. Hopewell answered 347,548 math questions correctly. Cooper Cavanaugh, fourth-grader at Hopewell, placed third in the state in the student challenge. Students participated online from home and in the computer lab.
Hopewell recognized students who completed requirements for the Great American Award. Twenty-five fifth-graders were recognized for completion of this very rigorous program designed to encourage students to go beyond the curriculum to learn the tenants and foundations of our country. The program began at Hopewell in 2006 and to date 114 students have completed all the requirements.
Lake Forest Middle School
Thirty-four Ruri-teen members interviewed residents at the Bradley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. The interviews have been turned into articles describing their lives and were given to the residents for Valentine’s Day.
The Lake Forest Show Choir Revolution won Best Vocals, Best Choreography, Best Overall Effect, and Grand Champs Overall in competition in Opelika, Ala.
Michigan Avenue Elementary School
The Cleveland YMCA visited Michigan Avenue to conduct water safety for students in second and third grades.
Students at Michigan Avenue have been learning the benefits of a healthy lifestyle with the so-called GO, SLOW, WHOA eating habits. Students learn which foods contribute to a healthy lifestyle and which do not. On the last Friday in February, Michigan Avenue celebrated Go Foods with a party which included healthy snacks, hula-hooping, jumproping, and active play.
Students from Mrs. Welch’s class have been caught “roving” the halls at Michigan Avenue. First-grade authors have been visiting other classes reading their original narrative stories as part of the schoolwide writing initiative.
The North Lee Beta Club has collected 300 pounds of plastic in their recycling program. The program is sponsored by Coca-Cola and provides landscaping materials to the school.
North Lee students competed in the Tennessee Sum Dog President’s Day Contest. Six student placed in the top 10 for the state: Alex Kyle, Jordan Lumpkin, Eli Wilson, Patton Ford, Lucas Maynard and Anna Grace Jackson.
Oak Grove students in grades 3-5 performed “Peter Pan” at the Lake Forest Middle School Auditorium. The play was directed by Fredda Burton.
Oak Grove students raised over $1,500 for Jump Rope for Heart.
Oak Grove students have been enjoying the new rock wall and other physical education equipment received through Coordinated School Health grants.
Ocoee Middle School
Ocoee Middle students, faculty and staff collect $3,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Sharon Ramsey presented the money on behalf of OMS at the US 101 St. Jude Radio-thon.
Ten Ocoee Middle students participated in the Young American Workshop held at Cleveland State in February. The emphasis of the workshop was to encourage participants to be respectful, confident, caring and involved in both school and the community. Students were recommended by teachers for participation:
Sixth grade: Jordan Fox and Dalton Pendergast
Seventh grade: Maggie Bentley, Emma Draper, Katelyn Martin, Kristian Williams-Soto, Isabelle Wilson and Scarlett Wilson
Eighth grade: Alexis Dill and Victoria McBee
The Ocoee Middle eighth-grade volleyball team won its fourth consecutive SETAC Championship. Judy Preutt, Walker Valley High School teacher, is head coach.
Students at Park View are enjoying the newly installed XerTrainer wall provided by the PEP grant with various activities such as relay races and fitness circuits.
Park View invited parent volunteers to a Sweet Treats Party to express appreciation for many volunteer hours.
Park View held a Candlelight Induction Ceremony for Jr. Beta Club. Club activities include designing a T-shirt, providing treats for cafeteria and custodial staff, leading the pledge of allegiance each morning, and greeting SACS visitors.
Park View principal and school counselor attended The Leader in Me conference in February. The Leader in Me promotes student leadership by encouraging each child to find his or her strengths, to be in control of actions and behavior, to set goals and ways in which to achieve those goals, to place work ahead of play, to think win-win, to enhance communication skills, and to work as a team.
Prospect Elementary School
Prospect partnered with the Caring Place during Random Acts of Kindness Week by participating in the Bradley County versus Cleveland City Food Drive. Bradley County won!
Prospect submitted 11 student stories for the Celebrate Literacy Contest sponsored by the Reading Association.
Mount Olive Church of God provided supplies for a class project for student in Connie Bancroft’s third grade.
The Prospect School Library held a very successful Book Fair. With a 5 percent increase in sales, media specialist Cheryl Hooper will be able to add many quality titles to the library collection.
Prospect celebrated with nearly 400 parents and students attending Doughnuts for Dads.
Taylor Elementary School
Taylor Elementary hosted storyteller Elizabeth Rose. This visit was provided by an Allied Arts grant.
The Taylor Jr. Beta Club and Student Council hosted a Valentine’s Day Dance. Students were empowered by their teachers to serve as leaders of this event.
The Taylor Nutrition Team assisted with a faculty/staff breakfast to celebrate Valentine’s and hosted a luncheon for Taylor families.
Ninety percent of students in Mrs. Cole’s kindergarten class have passed Kindergarten Math Facts in a Flash. Students are now working on first-grade Rocket Math.
Third-grade students from Taylor attended the community performance of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra hosted at North Cleveland Church of God and sponsored by Allied Arts.
Valley View conducted a very successful Parent Tech Day. Two sessions were conducted to accommodate parent schedules. The computer lab was filled for both sessions.
Valley View celebrated National Engineers’ Week with a visit from John Sullivan an engineer at Little Debbie. Mr. Sullivan shared with students the necessary skills needed to become an engineer. Students created an assembly line to prepare some very tasty treats.
Walker Valley High School
Walker Valley has had students accepted into the Tennessee Governor’s School.
Meeri Shin, School of Science, UTK
John Burton, School of Instrumental Music, MTSU
Conner Craig, School of Vocal Music, MTSU
Jackson Stone, School of Information Technology, TN Tech
Grant Yost, School of Teacher Education, UT
Ashley Sederquist, representing Walker Valley at the Beta Club State Convention, placed first in the Acrylic Painting competition and Sarah Beaty placed third in the Oratory contest.
Three Walker Valley students were regional winners at Skills USA:
Criminal Justice: Taylor Alton; Technical Drafting: R.J. Py and Architectural Drafting: Dylan Green.
Victoria Betts was awarded the DAR Good Citizen’s Award for her outstanding study of American History.
At the Mu Alpha Theta State Convention, Jackson Stone placed first in the Chalk Talk with his presentation of math in video games and random number generators.
Walker Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes raised over $1,500 for the Pennies for Patients Program sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event was in honor of Walker Valley student Lydia Brink.
Nine students in Mr. Bryan’s Web Applications class at Walker Valley have passed and received National IC3 certification: Taylor Morris, Noah Stallings, Mardi Blackmon, Zak Jones, Mickael Kashin, Jason Heston, William Roebuck, Seth Rollins, and Cody Thrift.
The Walker Valley Chamber Choir received a Superior rating at the J. B. Lyle Choral Festival.
Waterville Community Elementary School
Waterville students participated in an Accelerated Reading field trip to Leisure Time Bowling.
Waterville held DARE graduation for fifth-grade students. Tommy Farmer of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spoke to the students about the importance of making smart decisions.
The Waterville Science Club visited the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Ga.
All Waterville students from kindergarten through fifth grade are assigned to write about a hero in their life. The three top hero essays from each grade are chosen for presentation at Heroes Night.