Our city will be hosting two major events this week. First, on Thursday night, out at the Cleveland County Club the Boys and Girls Club will be hosting one of their annual events called “Empowering Women”. The event gets underway at 7:00 PM. This event will host Jenna Bush Hager (daughter of President George W. Bush). I have been working with chairperson and organizer Janey Cooke. Ms. Cooke says that deserving women will be honored throughout the evening. The mission is to bring more awareness into the community that younger women need strong female role models. We may even have a surprise for a special young woman from Cleveland City Schools…Hmmmmm…..
The second event will take place Friday evening at 5ive Points Museum. The annual Chair-ries Jubilee promises to be a celebration of palettes and a temptation for palates. This is my first Chair-ries Jubilee and I am personally looking forward to it. The theme this year is “An-Tweaks Roadshow” and will have 10 regional chefs and restaurateurs preparing a culinary display worthy of some attention. Silent auction begins at 6:00 PM and the live auction at 8:00 PM. This fundraiser actually goes to the Arts inside our schools in the area. And other arts programs in our community.
Since I moved to Cleveland and began learning the culture and atmosphere of the city, I have been excited about new celebrations such as these two. These types of fundraiser celebrations help kids, and in our world where we care about kids, it is great to offer support and attend these types of celebrations.
CLASS OF 2012 DESTINATIONS
- Allison Ragland, Freed-Hardeman University, Go Lions!
I have shared my thoughts of the importance of the Boys and Girls Club and what they do for our children. If you do not know about the Boys and Girls Club, or what they offer, I invite you to attend their Open House which will be on April 26th from 5:30-7:30 PM. They would love as many people as possible to attend and learn what the Boys & Girls Club offers to the youth in our community. I will personally lead tours so please come join us at their Tucker Unit down on Third Street behind the Village Center Complex.
Congratulations to Mr. Adam Moss for being selected by the Tennessee Department of Education to serve as a Common Core Coach. Adam joins Mrs. Stone as representatives for Cleveland City Schools on this state-wide team that will be conducting important training on the implementation of the Common-Core standards.
Ms. Julie Shirer has been selected to serve on the TN Reading Adoption Textbook Committee. She will be working in Nashville several weeks this summer. This is a great honor for Ms. Shirer and is very beneficial to have CCS teachers working on committees on the state level.
Students from the Broadcasting 2 class at CHS recently participated in the state-wide MTSU Smarti Film Awards. One of the groups won 2nd Place in the “Make Your Own Movie” category. These students were: Yusra Siddiqui, Jenishea Lewis, and Matt Drury.
The push-up contest was held this past week and it was a great success. A special thanks to Amy Hicks and her staff for putting this event together. Congratulations to TEAM RED (Arnold Memorial Elementary’s team) – overall winners of the push-up contest, edging out the AOB team!
E.L. Ross hosted a Family Dinner & Science Fair Night on Thursday evening. The event was a successful joint effort between Ross faculty and students, the PTO, Cleveland High School, Cleveland Middle School and BEST partners O’Charley’s and Wholesale Supply Group. Students have been preparing for the Science Fair for several weeks with the assistance of CHS Science Department Head, Jeannie Cuervo and the science department faculty. Mrs. Cuervo along with Allan Harrell and Shannon Cline from CMS judged the science fair projects. Several community members also volunteered to assist with judging. O’Charley’s provided 200 hot meals and Wholesale Supply Group provided tables. The winners of the Science Fair were: 5th Graders Allison McGinnis, Cole Shelton, and Kayla Green; 4th Graders Brodey Phillips, Sarah Able, and Hannah Wagers; and 3rd Graders Cole McGinnis, Brendan Gates, and Emma Moore. Judges were very excited about the quality of the future scientists’ projects.
Mayfield Elementary School recently held their annual “Just Me and My Dad!” family night under the direction of Hillis Cavender, parent coordinator. Dads and students were introduced to the Peruvian culture by Rebekah Mawuko, visiting artist, and Susan Parks. During this session, dads assisted their children in making Peruvian hats. To keep dads and students moving, Cheryl Gilbert and Nikki Burton engaged them in dancing to Peruvian music. Amanda Mason and Missy Winn conducted a session on map skills and a hands-on activity which involved students showing their Peruvian spirit by making a Peruvian flag. A light supper of fish tacos catered by Greg Hicks, Impressions Catering, and Peruvian cookies were served to Dads and students by Jo Ann Case, Lynn Stuart and Teresha Tippens. Each student was given a world globe pencil sharpener to take home. Over 150 participants attended this event.
Teachers and administrators from each elementary school and Cleveland Middle School attended the Teacher Tea at the Unity Center on Tuesday, April 10th. The event gives students the opportunity to honor their teachers and express their appreciation with food and fellowship at the Unity Center. Also, several 5th Grade students that participated in the “Dressed for Success” Unity Center program spoke to the group.
Congratulations to Dr. Joel Barnes, assistant principal at CMS for completing his first half marathon! He finished in the top fourth of the runners with a time of 2 hours and 3 minutes, which was 678th place out of 2384 runners! Great job. Word is that he is training for a full marathon now!
JOB SECURITY (Births)
Congratulations Christina and Nic Kinzer on the birth of their daughter Harper Elise. Harper was born on March 20, 2012. She weighed 5 lbs and 15 oz. and was 19 inches long.