Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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May 2, 2014

May 6 set aside to say 'thanks' to teachers

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County Board of Education has set aside May 6 at Teacher Appreciation Day in Cumberland County schools.

The resolution was approved at the April 24 meeting of the board. It reads:

"Whereas, teachers are a vital part of our school system because they nurture and engage students in activities which will educate and graduate tomorrow's citizens and leaders; and

"Whereas, teachers spend countless hours preparing teaching materials, grading papers and projects, studying about issues in education, consulting with administration, parents, students and fellow educators; and

"Whereas, teachers create a safe and healthy learning environment for the students to enjoy while they participate in daily lessons; and

"Whereas, teachers demonstrate an exemplary attitude and establish rapport with the students; and

"Whereas, great teachers transmit their passion for learning onto their students; and

"Whereas, effective teachers give positive and constructive advice, praise accomplishments, and adjust their teaching styles as needed to meet the individual needs of students.

"Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Cumberland County Board of Education recognizes the numerous contributions that our teachers make each day by establishing May 6, 2014, as Teacher Appreciation Day in all Cumberland County Schools; and

"Be it further resolved that the board expresses appreciation and thanks to teachers in our school system. We encourage each school and community to recognize them for their contribution to the success of our school system and its students."

Josh Stone, 4th District representative, moved to approve the resolution, which was unanimously adopted.

The board also approved an organizational chart of the school system, which had previously been presented by Director of Schools Donald Andrews.

In other action, the board approved the following:

•Addition of Wanda Sanderson as a volunteer at Cumberland County High School;

•Addition of Julie McClain, Marcie Davey, Tanya Howard and Whitney Shirks as volunteers at Martin Elementary;

•Addition of Aiden Adkin, Kayla Ling, Natalie Ricchio, Laurie Ann Evans, Rodney Hutton and Hunter Nelson as volunteers at Stone Elementary;

•CCHS cheerleaders to attend camp June 3-6;

•CCHS football team to attend camp July 27-Aug. 1;

•Copier service for Martin Elementary  with Cumberland Copier Service;

•Yearbook and photography contract between Pleasant Hill Elementary and Lifetouch;

•Student accident insurance service by Scholastic Insurance;

•Bid specifications for food and nutrition program needs, including beverages, chemicals and janitorial supplies, ice cream, food and non-food supplies and milk.

•Contract with Karen Vaden for occupational therapy services;

•Contract with Karyn Henderson and Global Therapies, Inc., for occupational therapy services;

•Partnership agreement between L.B.J.&C. Head Start and the board for services to preschool children eligible for special education;

•Contract with Therapy Works LLC for physical therapy services;

•Bid specifications for a special education bus;

•Grant award of $200 for Martin Elementary cross country;

•Grant application by the Career and Technical Education Program for a State CTE Perkins Reserve Grant;

•Grant proposal for $10,000 to fight obesity in eighth-grade students;

•Brown Elementary fundraiser to sell cookie dough and magazine subscriptions Aug. 15-Sept. 4; and

•Pleasant Hill Elementary school-wide fundraiser of indulgence, magazines and style.

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