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Friday, January 25, 2013

Rock Hill Schools Update #rockhillschools #rockhill

Congratulations to . . .
Dr. Tanya Campbell, Principal at Old Pointe Elementary, on her selection by the Palmetto Reading Council of the International Reading Assn. as the Administrator of the Year. Dr. Campbell (photo on left) was chosen based on her high expectations for all students and her belief that the most basic foundation of knowledge consists of the ability to read, write and speak. She will be honored at the Palmetto Banquet at the Cotton Factory in Rock Hill on April 18.
John Bramblett, girls' basketball coach at Northwestern High School, on his 100th win January 22 when the NHS girls defeated the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets.
Dutchman Creek Middle School teachers, Tim Robinson, Stephanie Long and Amy Rollings, whose students swept 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Martin Luther King Essay Contest. The announcement was made on January 21 at the MLK community breakfast in Rock Hill.
Using the organizational talents of Principals Latoya Dixon (Mt. Gallant Elementary) and Michael Waiksnis (Sullivan Middle), Rock Hill Schools will launch EdcampSC on Sept. 7 at Sullivan Middle School. Edcamps, often referred to as "unconferences,"  are exciting new formats for professional learning. The goal for participants is to share ways to use technology as a tool to improve academic achievement, increase engagement and promote creativity.
Rock Hill High's Model UN Team will host a pancake fundraiser Saturday morning, January 26, from 7:00-10:00 at Applebees on Dave Lyle Blvd. Tickets are $7.
Digital Learning Day
The second annual Digital Learning Day will be held on Weds., Feb. 6. Digital Learning Day is a national campaign that celebrates teachers and places the spotlight on successful instructional practices and the effective use of technology in classrooms across the country.
Chinese Students to Visit Rock Hill Schools
High school Chinese students will visit in Rock Hill Schools the weeks of Feb. 11 and 18.
Meet Local Legislators
District employees are invited to "SC Legislative Meet and Greet Night" on January 31 in the Cyber Café. See attached flyer for details.
Elaine T. Baker
Director of Information Services
Rock Hill Schools

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