County Commission Tour: On Thursday, April 13, 2017, our Tyrrell County Commissioners joined our TCS Board of Education and Superintendent Hoffman for a closer look into our schools. Mrs. Nina Griswell, Mr. Leroy Spivey, Mr. Carl Willis, Mr. Tommy Everett and County Manager, Mr. David Clegg spent the morning touring each of the schools, spending time with the building level administration, our teachers and our students. They observed a variety of classrooms from PreK at the elementary school to Career and Technical Education programs at the high school. This group of community and school leaders returned to the Board of Education for lunch and a presentation highlighting areas of our school system including the K-5 Arts program, and the Early College Program, the group also discussed broadband access for students and families and facility needs. We look forward to more opportunities such as this to collaborate as school and community leaders to improve the educational experience for all of our students. Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much. -Helen Keller
TCS Beginning Teachers take it to the Beach!! The Northeast Collaborative Beginning Teacher Conference was held on Friday April 7th through Sunday April 9th. Tyrrell County Schools was well represented as 7 of our BTs and/or Lateral Entry teachers attended the conference. This event was a wonderful opportunity to relax, refresh, network and improve our instructional practices with a variety of workshops for all grade levels and areas. These included motivating students, increasing student engagement, using manipulatives, service learning, and the teacher evaluation system, technology, professionalism and classroom management. There were also informational sessions about the Praxis and success as a Lateral Entry teacher. This experience was a wonderful event that our teachers learned many things they could come back to their classroom and immediately implement. A BIG THANKS goes out to our beginning teachers for how you represented your schools and our system. You are a wonderful group of educators!!
TES/CMS Student Council Association Participates in Hygiene Kit Project: The Tyrrell Elementary SCA and the Columbia Middle School SCA are participating in a Hygiene Kit Project sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service. SCA members from both schools are purchasing and making 34 hygiene kits to be distributed by the Cooperative Extension Service to seasonal workers at Captain Neil’s Seafood and Whitecap Linen. Area churches have also been invited to participate in this project. The TES SCA went on a field trip to the Dollar Tree in Plymouth and purchased some of the kit items. This trip was explained to the students as an opportunity to be on the giving end instead of the receiving end; the students only bought for others, they did not purchase any items for themselves. When asked how they felt when picking out shampoo and other hygiene items for the kits, the consensus was that it felt great! This is a wonderful opportunity for these future leaders to not only learn about community needs but to be able to experience the excitement and satisfaction of helping others!
CTE Students share an Etiquette Dinner Experience: Mrs. Sarah Exum and 11 of her Foods 1 students participated in a Dinner Etiquette program at the Eastern 4-H Center on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Staffer, Ms. Sara Phelps provided a brief presentation as a review for Table Manners and Etiquette while dining. Students were able to utilize the skills they learned in class while dining on a four course meal. Students were provided with the following courses soup, salad, a main entree and dessert. Students asked if they could dress in business professional attire and all of the students looked excellent. They did a fantastic job following the proper table manners while dining and all of the students were ready to take a nap after their delicious meal!