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Congratulations go to Superintendent Barbara Thompson who was recognized by South East Small Business Magazine as one of Montgomery’s 30 Top Women of Influence. The Georgia-based publication also inducted Superintendent Thompson into the Women of Influence’s Hall of Fame. The program has recognized top women professionals for business acumen, mentoring and community involvement. The program’s honorees are selected by a judging committee and receive an award at the breakfast attended by top business leaders, and represent the most influential women in business, government and the not-for-profit fields.
Congratulations go to Senitha Barnett, Career Tech teacher at Southlawn Middle, who was awarded a fellowship to attend the New York Stock Exchange Euronext Teachers’ Workshop June 25 – 29, 2012.
Assistant Superintendent Cossaundria Edwards and Library Media Educational Specialist Allison Blakeney worked together to develop a unique program called R.A.R.E., which stands for Recognizing Accelerated Reader Excellence. R.A.R.E.’s purpose is to motivate school administrators and teachers, and encourage students through activities and incentives that help them develop a lifelong love for reading. This year, 401 teachers, librarians and administrators excelled in AR by reaching 80 percent or above participation in the program. Many also met the requirements to be designated a model or master classroom or library.
Kudos go to Team MPS in the City of Montgomery’s Corporate Challenge who competed against the Montgomery Police Department, City of Montgomery, Jackson Hospital and others. Jim Strong finished fourth in the 100 yard Freestyle Swim. Leah Stoudenmier won second place in the 10K Walk/Run for women. In the Fast Track Co-Ed Relay, and Executive 4x200 meter relay, MPS won second place. MPS also won second place in the Boardwalk and Co-Ed Obstacle course. Team members include the following: Jim Strong, Freddie Williams, Leah Stoudenmier, Porscha Echols, Amy Dempsey, Lashubndra Carter, Erika Tyler, Catherine Rogers, Teresa Marshall, Shirley Dolman, Emily Blossom, Lashundra Carter, Ron Ashley, Gary Hall, Anissa Clay, Anissa Officer, and LaDonna Rudolph.
Saturday, June 2
Graduation ceremonies will be held for George Washington Carver High School at 10 a.m. at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome Arena located at 915 South Jackson Street.
Graduation ceremonies will be held for Sidney Lanier High School at 3 p.m. at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome Arena located at 915 South Jackson Street.
Sunday, June 3
Graduation ceremonies will be held for Jefferson Davis High School at 2 p.m. at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome Arena located at 915 South Jackson Street.
Graduation ceremonies will be held for Robert E. Lee High School at 6:30 p.m. at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome Arena located at 915 South Jackson Street.
Monday, June 4
Graduation ceremonies will be held for Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School at 6 p.m. at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center located at 201 Tallapoosa Street.
Capitol Heights Middle will present “The Little Pink Mini: A Teen Conversation on Dating Violence” during an assembly for students in grades 7-8 at 8:30 a.m.
Kindergarten students at Halcyon Elementary will participate in outside activities in celebration of good conduct for the week.
Southlawn Elementary will have a Pre-K and kindergarten celebration at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria.
Brewbaker Primary students will participate in an outdoor end-of-year assessment celebration from 1 -2 p.m.
Carr Middle will have an eighth grade transition ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.
Tuesday, June 5
Graduation ceremonies will be held for Booker T. Washington Magnet High School at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church located at 410 South Perry Street.
Graduation ceremonies will be held for Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church located at 410 South Perry Street.
Chisholm Elementary will have a kindergarten program at 9 a.m.
Southlawn Elementary will hold a fifth grade celebration at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria. They will also hold an awards program for students in grades 1 - 4 at 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Fourth grade students at Blount Elementary will present a play at 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Wednesday, June 6
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold combined meetings at 5:30 p.m. at the Professional Services Center located at 515 South Union Street.
Chisholm Elementary will have an honors program for third grade students at 9 a.m.; fourth graders at 9:45 a.m.; fifth graders at 1 p.m.; dance at 4:30 p.m.; and 6 p.m. for fifth grade students.
Brewbaker Primary will celebrate honors day for students who have maintained good grades and conduct during the second semester. The program will be held in the cafeteria at 9 a.m. for Pathfinders and 1:30 p.m. for Trailblazers.
Fifth grade students at Wilson Elementary will participate in a promotion ceremony at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria. Mayor Todd Strange will be the guest speaker.
Thursday, June 7
Chisholm Elementary will have an honors program for students in first grade at 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. for second graders.
Brewbaker Primary Positive Behavior Support (PBS) committee will recognize students with 10 or more “Gotcha” tickets with special treats.
Fifth grade students at Blount Elementary will have an honors day program at 9 a.m. followed by a reception in the media center.
Friday, June 8
Today is the last day of school for students.
Brewbaker Primary will recognize students who have maintained all A’s in conduct for the entire school year with special treats.
Monday, June 11
Today is the last day for teachers.
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