6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Edenton-Chowan Schools honored its bus drivers on June 10, 2013 at the 34rd Annual Bus Driver Appreciation Ceremony. Fifty-one bus drivers were honored with certificates and pins for safe driving and years of experience driving a school bus. Special honors were awarded to the following:
~ Bus Drivers of the Year were April Valentine, John A. Holmes High School; Paula Wynn, Chowan Middle School; Justin Smith, D.F. Walker Elementary School; and Jackie Jackson, White Oak Elementary School.
~ Bus Rodeo Winners: First place – Terri Simpson, D.F. Walker Elementary, Second Place – Mary Williams, White Oak Elementary School, Third Place – Linda Leary, Chowan Middle School.
~ Clean Bus Award – Jackie Jackson, White Oak Elementary School.
~ Edenton-Chowan Schools Outstanding Bus Driver of the Year: Justin Smith, D.F. Walker Elementary School.
Students in Mrs. Makesha Spivey’s sixth grade math classes at Chowan Middle School wanted to give to a worthy cause and they decided to participate in the St. Jude’s Marathon which provides funds for the care of critically ill children and important research to cure disease. The students raised $200 for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. The students participated in part through an extension of their math lessons they learned in class and as a community outreach and service project. The students completed math problems which were all related to the Common Core State Standards for grade 6 and they asked people to sponsor them based on the number of problems they answered correctly or to donate toward the class project. Pictured left to right (front row): Taylor Copeland, Amy Turner, Alize Knight, Delandra Rome; (back row): Jacob Forehand, Tully Ryan, David Schwarm, Alejandro Lorenzo. Not pictured: Kimiko Griffin, Carter Weems, Tarryn Johnson, Molly White, John (Trey) Parrish III, Dakota Miller, and August Johnson.
"To Be: UNITED!" was a program created and performed by Chowan Middle School's 7th grade students on Thursday, May 9th. Students in the Spring 2013 classes of Ms. Anna Kay Laughton (Music), Ms. Mara Swindell (Art), and Mr. Mike Self (Band) designed and created a multimedia presentation for their Spring Production in collaboration with EzbZ Productions (David zum Brunnen and Serena Ebhardt). Funding was provided by a grant through Arts of the Albemarle. The theme focused on the issues of bullying within the context of civil rights history and anti-discrimination laws. Students wrote their responses/reflections to the prompt, "Describe an experience or event where you witnessed or observed someone protecting another person's civil rights" while incorporating the CMS school motto of "Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be the Best You Can Be." The students' responses were arranged into a script that featured collages depicting what "rights" mean in the United States, in music and in speech. The night was topped off with a musical skit by the Allstars Ensemble called "Lean On Me and Take A Stand" that featured student actors and singers as well as the CMS 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands. Below are pictures from the production and artwork by students.