|Dr. Travis Twiford, Interim Superintendent||Date: August 10, 2018|
IN THIS ISSUE:
CHS First Day
Open House Schedules
08/15/2018-First Day for CHS Students
08/20/2018-TES & CMS Staff Return
08/27/2018-First Day for TES & CMS Students
08/28/18 Cape Hatteras-Away
09/04/18 Bear Grass-Home
09/05/18 South Creek-Home
09/06/18 Washington Co.-Away
08/17/18 Rky. Mt. Prep-Away
09/07/18 NW Halifax-Home
09/14/18 Granville Central-Home
09/21/18 Washington Co.-Home
BOE Meeting: At the Tyrrell County Board of Education meeting on August 6, Angie Sexton, Clerk of Superior Court, administered the oath of office to recently re-elected board members Carlos Armstrong, Karen Clough, and Robin Dunbar. Mindy Sykes, daughter of Kim Davenport received a certificate from the North Carolina Association of School Business Officers Vice President Ken Chilcoat. This award was presented to the family of Kim Davenport in recognition for her completion of the NCASBO Business Managers Program. Unfortunately Mrs. Davenport passed away just five days before she was scheduled to receive the award at the association’s annual conference in Raleigh, NC. They also received updates regarding the progress in AdvancED accreditation, the Sandy Hook Promise program, Maintenance and Finance.
Opening Breakfast: Tyrrell County Schools held their “Opening of School Breakfast” on Friday, August 10 in the Columbia High School cafeteria. The Administrative staff introduced new employees and welcomed all staff to the 2018-19 school year. The event included school and community supporters. We were honored to have in attendance Tyrrell County Board of Education members, Tyrrell County Commissioners and County Manager, Town of Columbia Aldermen, Mayor and Manager along with several representatives from the Tyrrell County Ministerial Association. Mrs. Karen Clough, Vice Chairperson of the Tyrrell County Board of Education welcomed the staff and Board member Janie Spencer offered the invocation. After breakfast the staff received information presented by a representative of the Sandy Hook Promise program in order to prepare them to implement the SOS (Signs of Suicide) program during this school year. The Sandy Hook Promise program was started by parents of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. This program focuses on school safety and methods to identify students who are at risk for violence and/or suicide. The Tyrrell County Schools system is excited about this initiative that will further enhance our efforts to provide a safe environment for our staff and students. The meeting concluded with a brief overview of the AdvancED accreditation process and the staff completed a Climate and Culture survey to gather input from the school staff.
CHS First Day: The teachers at Columbia High School/Early College will return on Monday, August 13, 2018. The first day for students will be Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The early start schedule was created so that the student’s courses will more closely align with the Beaufort Community College schedule of classes. This service will benefit almost 50% of the students at Columbia High/Early College as they work to achieve a higher level education.
Open House Schedules:
CHS-Monday, August 13, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
TES-Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
CMS-Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 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.