TCS Summer Opportunities for Students: Summer vacation is an opportunity for students to relax and rejuvenate but it can also be a time for new adventures! Tyrrell County Schools is proud to collaborate with Pocosin Arts and JCPC to offer students summer camp opportunities. These camps include a variety of 4-H camps for students ages 5-17 and two camps at the Coastal Studies Institute. “CSI” will offer a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) camp and a marine sciences camp that studies the coastal estuaries. We are very excited that our students will have this opportunity for a summer experience and plan for similar educational camps for our students in the summers to come.
Increased Mental Health Services Needed: The lack of mental health care for children in rural NC is alarming. Research shows that in North Carolina, nearly 1 in 5 students will experience a mental health disorder in any given year. Of those students, 75 percent — or nearly 227,000 students — will NOT receive treatment. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people age 10 to 24, and in North Carolina, the total number of youth suicides has doubled in recent years.
TES Teacher receives CenturyLink Grant: Congratulations to Mrs. Amber Hardison, second grade teacher at Tyrrell Elementary School. Mrs. Hardison received the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant. CenturyLink recognizes STEM competencies help prepare student to be critical thinkers, persevere through challenges to achieve success, communicate and collaborate across real and perceived barriers, and solve complex problems. Across the US, more than 2,300 grant applications were submitted and 309 were awarded based on the impact on students in the classroom and overall innovation of the project. Mrs. Hardison is a big advocate of technology in the classroom and will use this grant to purchase Ipad devices and Osmo Gaming systems for her students. Alumni Basketball Game: The Lady Wildcats are hosting an Alumni Game Fundraiser on May 27, 2017 at 2:00pm in the CHS/CMS Gym. Admission is $1 for kids, $3 for adults, $5 for all players (except the high school students). All proceeds from the event will go toward providing the girls with the opportunity to attend a basketball camp, in Kill Devil Hills this summer, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s head coach, Karen Barefoot. Coach Barefoot is one of the most inspiring coaches in the game of basketball today. Please come out and show your support for our Lady Cats and the Wildcat Athletic Program! Go Lady Cats!!
TCS Awards Ceremonies: The school year is coming to a close and with that Tyrrell County Schools has had the pleasure of hosting many academic and athletic award ceremonies. Students in grades Pre K-12th grade have been recognized for many outstanding accomplishments for the fourth 9 weeks as well as over the course of the school year. The Tyrrell County School’s faculty and staff would like to commend all of our students on their success this school year. We are very proud of each of you and know you will continue to finish the school year strong!
Testing in Tyrrell County Schools: Testing season has started for all campuses in Tyrrell County Schools. Over the next two weeks students will have an opportunity to show all that they have learned this school year in some form of standardized assessment. Elementary students will begin next week assessing in grades 3-5 with reading, math and science EOG tests. K-2 students will continue to be assessed in reading to complete their end of year Dibels assessments. Columbia Middle School and Columbia High school will spend the next two weeks testing EOGs, EOCs, North Carolina Final Exams, CTE Postassessments and teacher made final exams. Students and staff have worked hard to get to this point in the school year and now is their time to demonstrate what they have learned. Good Luck to ALL!