Education briefs: This week, say thanks to a teacher
May 3-9 is Teacher Appreciation Week and Mount Ulla Elementary School will join communities across North Carolina in honoring teachers.
When teachers were asked what would make them feel appreciated, more than half who responded said a simple “thank you” would be the best gift, according to a National Education Association poll.
“Take time during this one week out of the year to thank teachers who have touched the lives of children,” said Penny Barger, PTA representative at Mount Ulla Elementary.
“Public schools are the heart of our community and they are the results of the investments of our parents and grandparents. We encourage people to visit our schools. Attend an athletic event, a play, a concert or just drop by and see firsthand how teachers lend their passion and skills to educating our children,” Barger says
“Then take a few moments to say thank you to the men and women who make sure Rowan County’s great schools benefit everyone.”
Visit www.weac.org to find out more about Teacher Appreciation Week and to recognize teachers.
Isenberg Elementary honored students with Citizenship Awards for the third quarter.
These students have proven themselves by showing high values, and they exemplify the characteristics of respect, responsibility and honesty. These students are role models for others in the school.
Kindergarten: Adriana Blakeney, Anthony Cuthbertson, Marcelis Davis, Tiffany Davis, Jimmy Diaz, Isyss Gaskin, Bryson Graham, Kevin Hayes, Tyana Hicks, Mykaheal Holmes, Tyler Marden, Xander Mock, Autumn Moore, Tina Murdock, Yoeni Ortiz, Sammy Pinckney, Ramon Pruitt, Kimberly Real, Tamya Ross, Ashanic Scott, Chase Shoaf, Imani Smith, Jamarion Williams, Davanna Wood, and Alisha Zaidi.
First grade: Rene Abdalah, Allen Anderson, Edwin Fuentez Berrios, Slaven Brbrovic, Talijah Brown, Michael Cartwright, Yakira Chapman, Annie Corpening, Piper Curzi, Ikechi Dimkpa, Blake Ellis, Telicia Gaither, Christian Galarza, Kaydi Garcia, Gabriel Gaskin, Nexzaria Gholston, Gracie Henderson, Keron Hernandez, Eli Hockett, Madisyn Holloway, Keith Jackson, Sonia Lezama, Shaiyann Little, Danmert Martinez, Ke’Juan McCain, Katlyn Melton, Michael Miller, Gweneth Moose, Angy Ortiz, Yesenia Pacheco, Jaiwan Poole, Ke’Andre Rankin, Zyana Reid, Jonathan Setser, Jaela Smith, Madison Summers, Nashid Tabb, Nashid Tabb, Jillian Vogel, Gerquarius Weeks, Cequea Williams, Jada Wilson and Tyler Woods.Second grade: Arlette Baca, Alene Blakeney, Nyana Blakeney, Shane Charles, Kendell Horton, Kentrell Horton, Imam Hussain, Brandon Landaverde, Kemuel Mauney, Angi Ortiz, Jaden Perry, Jose Quintero, McKenzie Shoaf, Josephine Smart, Shaquela Still, Chania Tabor and She’ktia Woodruff.
Third grade: Taylor Bazzell, Cristyan Cabrera, Kayla Caldwell, Breanna Deal, Kaevin Gaillard, Caleb Green, Onarione Hoover, Long Le, Guillermo Solano, Niajah Watson, Ross Wayne, Tazahnique Weston and Shavon Wilkins.
Fourth grade: Marianne Abdalah, Ashley Caballero, Jamarie Cottrell, Jamaica Carby, Tacora Crump, Marlon Cruz, Ayanna Cutherbertson, Cody Dixon, Bobby Everhart, Ariel Galarza, Kira Harwood, Areon Hayes, Armoni Hogue, Ajanet Jones, Keylin Montalvan, Wesley Moore, Dayra Ortiz, Kamoni Parks, Iyanna Perry, Bryson Pope, Catherine Quevedo, Montrell Robinson, Eric Sanchez, Brenda Sola, Shoni Stout, Maxwell Waller, Amaya Wesson and Aaron Wilson.
Fifth grade: Breanna Bailey, Chelsea Cuthbertson, Josalin Guerrero, Benny Le, Aleyris Martinez, Mikerra McDowell, Benjamin Sunding, Myesha Wright.
Isenberg honor roll
Isenberg Elementary School gave recognition to its third-quarter A honor roll students on April 22.
Second grade: Brianna Burns, Imam Hussain, Bryanna Troutman and Wareesha Zaidi.
Third grade: Cristyan Cabrera, Haley Chour, Haven Davis, Uzochi Dimkpa, Veronica Lazzar, Brynn Moore, Anthony Ross Wayne and Tyvion Wood.
Fourth grade: Marianne Abdalah, Bryson Pope and Kelly Real.
Fifth grade: David Derrick, Chelsea Cutherbertson and Syed Zaidi.
Stanly weather award
Stanly County will soon have detailed data about local weather conditions and new weather-related projects for school children, thanks to the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) Weather Web competition.
The county is the latest in the list of North Carolina counties awarded a weather station through Weather Web, which aims to enhance weather-related K-12 education and improve the quantity and quality of weather data in underserved areas of the state.
The new weather station will be installed in Stanly County in the fall. The station will collect data about weather in the area, which will be used in a new meteorology education project developed by Jamie Mabry and Beth Everhart, science teachers at New London Choice Middle School.
The station will be installed and maintained by the State Climate Office of North Carolina and will also provide data to emergency response teams, forecasters and state climatologists to be used in forecasting, emergency planning and response and resource management.
For more information about the Weather Web competition go to www.renci.org/focus-areas/education-and-outreach/renci-weather-web
The winning curriculum will be posted on this Web site in June. All data from the awarded station, and from existing stations in the state, are available on the SCO Web site at www.nc-climate.ncsu.edu/ cronos.