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Thursday, October 11, 2007

District News for 10/11

Belleview dance teacher Michelle Crissinger has been selected by the S.C. Dance Assn. as Dance Educator of the Year 2007-08. Michelle is known for her excellent teaching skills, devotion to her students, and for her perseverance in the field of dance education. She will be honored at the SCAHPERD Honors Luncheon in Myrtle Beach on Nov. 10. Michelle was also Belleview's 2005-06 Teacher of the Year.

At a news conference today, State Supt. of Education Jim Rex announced that our district is one of two in the state and one of 19 in the nation to receive a hybrid diesel-electric bus. Supt. Lynn Moody told the audience that we must teach our students how to preserve and conserve our natural resources and be stewards of the environment by recycling and through the use of safe, responsible technology.

<The current School Talk show on Cable 18 features guidance counselors Tip Frank, from Richmond Drive, and Diana Felix Smith, from South Pointe, talking about the importance of parent/teacher communication. On the show's second half, Assoc. Supt. Luanne Kokolis and Anthony White talk about reassignment. School Talk shows are taped monthly by ATC students in Martha Menchinger's visual communications class.

<On Nov. 2 at 9:30 and again at 12:30, Theatre Works, USA will perform "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" at South Pointe High for grades 1-7

and interested educators and parents.
<Adrienne Holland, an English teacher at Rock Hill High, may soon have a sibling who's a TV star. Adrienne's sister, Ashlee, is one of two finalists on "I Wanna Be a Soap Star," a popular series on the SOAPnet channel. If Ashlee hears her name called out next Tuesday night on the show's finale, she'll get a 13-week contract on the popular soap, "The Days of our Lives," and her career will be in second gear!

<"Color Me Healthy Comes Alive in Classrooms" is the title of an article now featured in Giving, an annual publication of BlueCross BlueShield of S.C. With the most beautiful photos possible, the article is about the Color Me Healthy curriculum being taught at the Central Child Development Center.

<The York County Calendar Committee met on Oct. 10 to discuss a school calendar for 2008-09. District Three employees will soon get a chance to see the proposed calendar and offer comments.

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