Red Ribbon Week community helpers and heroes at Little River Elementary School
Little River Elementary School celebrated community helpers and heroes
as part of its Red Ribbon Week activities. Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services teams displayed their equipment and explained what they do to support the community. Student Alex Freese chose to dress like Principal Christian A. Kirby for community helper or hero dress-up day.
Red Ribbon Week magic show at Chapman Intermediate School
Chapman Intermediate School students enjoyed a Red Ribbon Week magic show sponsored by the school’s PTA. “Magic Debbie” used a series of magic tricks during the assembly held at the Etowah High School auditorium to explain how and why students should stay drug free. Students interacting with “Magic Debbie” are, from left, Nicholas Thayer, Adolfo Miranda, Morgan Peffley, Hailie Durbin and Lauren King.
Collins F. Dixon dedication ceremony at R.M. Moore Elementary School
A dedication ceremony was held at R.M. Moore Elementary School for a memorial bench placed at the school in honor of the late Collins F. Dixon. Pictured from left are members of Collins family, including brother Ronnie Chastain, parents Bob and Robin Dixon and brother Sonny Age.
Perfect attendance party at Knox Elementary School
Knox Elementary School recently recognized students with perfect attendance for the first nine weeks of school by holding a popcorn party for them. Second grader Bella Garmon is pictured.
Woodstock High School marching band receives "superior" marks
The Woodstock High School marching band has competed in three competitions in the 2012 season with their show “State of Mind.” The Marching Wolverines took part in the River Ridge Tournament of Champions, scoring “superior” marks for drum majors, color guard, percussion and band; they were third overall. At the Sprayberry Southern Invitational, WHS placed second in class and third overall. For their third and final competition, the band traveled to the University of Tennessee Chattanooga for the USBands Southern States Championship. At this event, the Wolverines brought home trophies for second place in class overall and first place in music.
Youth Literacy grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $2,000 to Dr. Diana May and Hickory Flat Elementary School in Canton. May will be using these funds to purchase iPads for small group reading instruction and skills practice. May teaches EIP (Early Intervention Program) and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Hickory Flat Elementary School.
Canton Elementary STEM Academy fun run
Canton Elementary STEM Academy students recently participated in a fun run to raise awareness to “Be Healthy, Be Active and Be Drug Free.” The funds raised will be used for educational field trip costs. Each student ran, walked, skipped or hopped as many laps as possible in 30 minutes. They earned daily prizes and the chance to attend a party.
Clayton Elementary School teachers awarded Bright Ideas Grants
Four Clayton Elementary School teachers, Anne Cross, Candace Rogers, Karen Vernor and Lisa Wright, were recently awarded a total of $3,000 in Bright Ideas Grants from Amicalola EMC. Students from Rogers’ class helped celebrate, including, front row, from left: Asa and Alex Baker, Holli Parker, Brooklyn McNeese and Campbell Cato.