|Dr. Travis Twiford, Interim Superintendent||Date: June15, 2018|
IN THIS ISSUE:
Early Summer Testing
End of Year Luncheon
School Facility Improvements
6/19/2018-CATS @ TES
6/19/2018-Summer School @ CMS & CHS
6/29/2018-BOE Special Called Meeting
2018 COMMENCEMENT: On Friday, June 8th, Columbia High School conducted its 98th Annual Commencement. Forty students received their high school diplomas. Elizabeth Marie Price was the class Valedictorian and Cameron Ray Reynolds was the Salutatorian. Class President Elizabeth Suter gave the invocation. State Senator Erica Smith gave the Commencement Address. Gabriella Crail, President of the Tyrrell County Rotary Club, presented the Citizenship Cup Award. Shamira Jones gave the benediction. Congratulations to the Class of 2018.
KINDER SWIM: The Kinder Swim program started June 11th at the Eastern 4-H Center. Approximately 35 kindergarten students are enjoying basic water safety instruction and introductory swimming lessons. The program was made possible by a grant from the Chowan Hospital Foundation.
EARLY SUMMER TESTING: Students at Tyrrell Elementary School and Columbia Middle School took early summer administration of EOG tests on Tuesday, June 12th through Thursday, June 14th. On Thursday, June 14th and Friday, June 15th, students at Columbia High School took early summer administration of EOC tests.
END OF YEAR LUNCHEON: On Friday, June 15th, the Tyrrell County Ministerial Association sponsored an End of the Year Luncheon. At the luncheon, service awards for Tyrrell County School employees were given. Also, Outstanding Employees were recognized. Retirement Plaques were given to Barbara Rhodes, Dianna Parker, Linda Norman, and Susan Smith who all retired during the 2017-2018 school year. Thanks to all employees for your dedicated service to Tyrrell County Schools.
INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT: Dr. Travis Twiford began work this week. He will serve in this role until the new superintendent is selected by the Tyrrell County Board of Education.
CATS PROGRAM: The Summer Children Are Tomorrows Strength (CATS) program will begin on Tuesday, June 19th and will continue for 20 days. Summer School classes at Columbia High School and Columbia Middle School will begin on Tuesday, June 19th. It is anticipated that approximately 170 students will be participating in these programs.
SCHOOL FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS: The Tyrrell County Schools Maintenance Department led by Doug Patrick will be busy this summer with several major projects to improve school facilities. The largest project is a major renovation on the restroom facilities at Tyrrell Elementary School and Columbia Middle School.
SUMMER MEALS: The Tyrrell County Schools Child Nutrition Program will be providing free meals to any child 18 years old or younger this summer. Meals will be served at Tyrrell Elementary School and Columbia Middle/High School cafeteria. The meals will be served five days per week from June 18-29 and Monday-Thursday from July2-26. Breakfast hours are from 7:45-9:00 am with lunch being served from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm.
In compliance with federal law, NC Public Schools administers all state-operated educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, disability, or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.