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Monday, February 6, 2012

Message From Dr. Lynn Moody, Rock Hill Schools Superintendent

February 2012

Greetings from Rock Hill Schools:

This school year continues to move forward at a hectic pace. The calendar for next year (2012-13) was approved by the school board on January 22, and it can be found on the district's website ( at the very bottom of the "Calendar" link. 

Speaking of the board, members will be meeting with civic and other organizations during the next few months to talk about the challenges facing public education. If there are any local clubs or groups which have not been contacted and would like to schedule a presentation, please contact or at 803.981-1005. The presentation will take approximately 15 minutes, but board members will be happy to remain to answer questions.

Rock Hill Schools will offer a "RAP" session (Raising Awareness of Parents) on Thursday evening, February 16, from 6:30-7:30 in the Sullivan Auditorium. The topic will be "Parenting A Challenging Child." The session will provide lots of good information, and it's FREE.

As always, there are recent honors that I would like to bring to your attention:

Denise Khaalid, an assistant principal at South Pointe High School and South Carolina's High School Assistant Principal of the Year, is one of three finalists for the National High School Asst. Principal of the Year. The winner will be selected in March.

Michael Waiksnis, principal at Sullivan Middle School, is a finalist for the Administrator of the Year for the South Carolina Chapter of the International Reading Association. The winner will be announced later this month.

Devon Mitchell, a grade 1 teacher at Lesslie Elementary, has been selected as a Distinguished Teacher of Reading by the Palmetto Reading Council.

The Ebinport Elementary School Improvement Council is one of 15 councils named to the S.C. School Improvement Council's 2012 Honor Roll for its efforts to foster civic engagement in public education. Five finalists will be selected later this month with the winner to be announced in late March. 

I am so proud of our students and teachers and the many individuals who support the efforts of the classroom teacher. I'm also appreciative of the district's many partners and volunteers who raise money for programs that benefit students and who work to raise the achievement level of those students who need extra help and encouragement. I truly believe that when our schools and community work hand in hand, the benefits for students can surpass all expectations.


Lynn P. Moody

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