Black Fox teachers and PTO hosted a Meet Your Teacher night. The cafeteria staff provided cookies, and parents enjoyed extra time meeting with teachers.
Black Fox is celebrating reading with a special program. This year's theme is World Class Readers, and each grade will represent a different continent for a reading focus.
Blue Springs is very appreciative to Larry Holcomb and the dedicated maintenance department who worked tirelessly during the summer to make improvements at the school.
Candies Creek Baptist Church hosted the Dear to Us initiative at Charleston Elementary School.
The chain link fence around the school property was painted and mulch was spread on the playground.
The Charleston PTO sponsored a Back-to-School Bash for teachers, parents and students. Church partners provided school supplies and BEST Partner Olin Corporation provided a bouncy jump and water for students. The event made the first day of school much easier.
Parents have been asked to volunteer at Charleston. Over 125 parents have committed to the "Two Hour Power Hour Pledge" to help in some way over the school year.
Candies Creek Baptist Church, Hopewell's church partner, sent a group of 15 youth to repaint the concession stand building at the school.
Hopewell is now designated as a Green School for Bradley County Schools. The team is in the process of planning how to make Hopewell more energy efficient. Students, teachers and parents will be involved in this two-year program. Team leaders are Chantel Harden, third grade teacher; Kelly Freytag, fourth grade teacher; and Ryli Blair, fifth grade teacher. The school has already collected 60 pounds of cans for recycling.
Lake Forest Middle
The softball complex at Lake Forest has been greatly improved through the efforts of Coaches Kristen and Ashley Sermons, parents, and former players. More the $20,000 was raised and expended on the field in the way of specially mixed infield dirt and over $6,000 of sod for the outfield. Kristen Sermons is also a physical education teacher at Lake Forest.
The Lake Forest Student Government Association recently hosted sixth grade fall orientation for new students.
Michigan Avenue Elementary
Michigan Avenue held a Teddy Bear Picnic for all incoming kindergarten students. Over 145 children and their parents attended. Hot dogs, balloons, face painting, arts and crafts, and door prizes were among the many activities featured. Students were given the opportunity to meet their teacher and experience the school campus prior to the first day of attendance.
North Lee Elementary
Lee University students assisted at North Lee with cleaning projects in the buildings. This was part of Deke Day which provides services to the community.
Park View Elementary
The Cleveland Public Library has partnered with Park View to bring books to the students while the school is temporarily located at North Cleveland Church of God. Andy Hunt, Library Director, will bring the Book Mobile to the church each Monday and Friday.