Watching Danny Hester in the gymnasium at J. Glenn Edward Elementary, you could be forgiven if you thought for a second that he was a basketball coach. Wearing a black suit and tie, he directs uniformed students around the hardwood. Those students follow his instruction as though he were calling plays, and there’s an element to the whole thing that feels like a well-oiled machine.
Team moves on to state competition later this month.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking nominations for the 2014Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards – a series of annual grants that recognize inspiring teachers in any field of education across the United States.
If you walked into the lobby at East Lee Middle School this week, you’d have been greeted by a space-age launch center, anchored by an imposing rocket. Likewise, at San Lee Middle School, the stage in the cafeteria was home to a giant fish. These structures were put together using cans and boxes of food students and staff at the schools rounded up as part of annual food drives to benefit Christians United Outreach Center, an area food pantry.
The North Carolina General Assembly recently enacted House Bill 998 which becomes effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. Under this new law, all taxpayers will pay a lower rate and be granted a higher standard deduction. Taxpayers may no longer claim a personal exemption for themselves, their spouse, children, or any other qualifying dependents. Additionally, many deductions and tax credits that impact North Carolina withholding tax are no longer available for tax years beginning on or after January 1. As a result of this Act, every employer must have all employees provide a new Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.
The pace at SanLee Middle School’s media center is a mile a minute: students come and go, teachers use the room to make presentations, and there can be as many as three classes in the room at once. For Jane Twigg, a media specialist at the district’s middle and high schools, the place couldn’t run without Ruth Spears and Shirley Holly. Both are 30-plus year veterans of the district, and Twigg and the media assistant at SanLee both agree that their help is invaluable.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Policy Committee Meeting
12:00 PM Tramway Elementary Early Dismissal
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Facilities & Technology Committee Meeting
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Annual Leave