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Hawkins school notes: Mount Carmel Elementary ends 2019-20 with big drive-by bash

STAFF REPORT • May 25, 2020 at 8:15 PM

MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel Elementary School ended the 2019-20 year last week with a drive-by celebration as students received their promotion cards and other goodies.

Students and families arrived on campus last Thursday to find balloons flying, including tiers of balloons displaying each grade level.

There were also music blasting, dancing, matching colorful shirts, and lots of smiling faces.

The parking lot and sidewalks were displayed with well wishes and gratitude for students and families.

For three hours, Principal Amy Glass and staff greeted students, handed out their promotion awards and end of year gifts, and shared favorite stories from the school year.

“We wanted to make it exciting for the families and bring lots of energy to make it memorable for all,” said third grade teacher Kim McCann. “This has been a unique time for everyone. We would like to shout out a big thank you to all of our parents, grandparents, and caregivers. They have worked tirelessly during this time.”

Cherokee’s Greene named FCCLA state officer 

Rising Cherokee High School senior Neeley Greene has been named an FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) state officer. She has been a member of FCCLA since her freshman year.

As a freshman, Greene and her team competed at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference and placed first in the state.

That qualified the team to compete at the national level in Atlanta, where they earned a gold medal. In the local chapter, Greene has served as vice president her sophomore year and president her junior year.

Now she represents Cherokee as vice president of Individual Development at the state level. Neeley’s career focus is in education. She hopes to become an elementary school teacher.

Bulls Gap students take virtual zoo tour

On May 14, Bulls Gap School second-graders enjoyed a virtual zoo field trip during their weekly Zoom class.

They were able to see rhinos, flamingos, river otters, sea lions, baby falcons, penguins, a giant panda, a giraffe and a tiger.

This time last year, the BGS second grade visited Bright’s Zoo, but due to COVID-19, their teacher, Ms. Thacker, organized the virtual zoo visit instead. After watching the webcams, students completed a directed drawing of a giraffe.

JRP shows appreciation to teachers, assistants

Having been out of school since March, Joseph Rogers Primary has missed the opportunity to show its appreciation to its assistants and teachers.

Earlier this month, however, the school accomplished both. Staff delivered yard signs to each of them so they could see how much they mean to JRP.



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