The latest news from the Board of Education.
The Deputy Phil Program came to RCES this week accompanied by Sheriff Coffman. Students learned valuable information about how to stay safe at home, community and school. They were excited to see Lucky Duck and great magic tricks as well.
They received stickers and a workbook containing information on ways to stay safe and also additional websites where they could learn some of the magic tricks that they saw.
RCES students in grades 2nd, 3rd, and 5th recently used PBL (Project Based Learning) for an unusual challenge. Students were asked to bring things from home that could be used to protect the pumpkin when it was dropped from the gym roof. Students worked in groups to strategize ways to support the pumpkin. There were many creative ideas, and after all were dropped, 2nd graders in Mrs. Carpenter’s class won the bragging rights! Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Carpenter debated on the length and depth of some cracks, but ultimately 2nd graders succeeded! Our thanks to Mr. Friend and Miss Lively who were the “droppers” for the event.
Help Buckhannon-Upshur High School win a $200,000 TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Security grant. Help our school win up to $200,000 in STANLEY Security installed products and services. Buckhannon-Upshur High School could win up to $200,000 in STANLEY Security installed products and services to help secure our students and faculty. The funds are awarded to the schools that receive the MOST votes at stanleysaferschools.com between November 5th-December 13th. We need support from our local community to vote and help Buckhannon-Upshur High School win $200,000!
It’s important that our school improves our security so we can focus on what’s really important-Education. School administrators, staff, teachers, students, parents and our local community have the chance to vote daily for the chance to win. The school with the most votes will one (1) grand prize of $200,000 in STANLEY Security installed products and services. Three (3) runners-up will win individual prizes of $100,000 in STANLEY Security installed products and services. Each vote counts as an entry for our school to win a daily prize. Winners will be notified in December and prizes will be awarded in 2014.
STANLEY Security is committed to providing safe learning environments and we invite you to join us in making our school safer by voting for Buckhannon-Upshur School to win the TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS GRANT!
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Thank you, Veterans was the theme at Hodgesville Elementary School on November 7, 2013 when twenty local veterans were recognized for their service to our country. In addition, over forty past and present military members were honored with their photos in a musical slideshow and on a Wall of Honor. The entire student body gathered in the gym and sang “You Are Our Heroes” under the direction of Dawn Hymes, music teacher. Each of the one hundred thirty nine students presented the veterans with a small token of their appreciation for serving in the United States military. The fourth and fifth grade chorus and show choir performed additional songs to say “thank you.” The veterans enjoyed refreshments and time to reminisce at the conclusion of the program. The students and staff of Hodgesville Elementary School would like to once again say, “Thank You for all you have done and continue to do.”
Students at Hodgesville Elementary School live up to their Relay for Life team name – “Huskies With Heart.” The huskies raised over $1,000 with their Mini Relay for Life activity on October 31. Students were treated to a visit by the WVU Mountaineer, Jonathan Kimble, After enjoying a fun afternoon of activities and raising money for a great cause, the students will not get to slime the team captain and cafeteria manager, Kristy Spencer. Students received an extra treat for their kindness when the Mountaineer stayed to lead the Halloween costume parade and to participate in the parties.