Shelby County Public Schools checks enrollment at each school to determine capacity levels so the attendance waiver process can be reviewed. For the 2013-2014 school year, the only school where attendance waivers will be accepted is Heritage Elementary and only for grades Kindergarten, 1 and 2, according to Dr. Dave Weedman, Director of Pupil Personnel.
Letters have been sent to those families whose children have been included in waivers during the current school year. Requests for renewals are due June 30 to Central Office (1155 West Main Street) for confirmation the waiver can continue. Weedman said the decision is based on the student’s academic, attendance and behavior records.
Chloe’s shirt said ATTITUDE and she had the right one when it came to reading. She read quietly to her tablemate about the Civil War, the election of Lincoln and the Compromise of 1850.
Moms and children at Clear Creek Elementary had fun learning some healthy moves and hands on how easy it is to make delicious healthy snacks. Sheila Fawbush with the Shelby County Extension Office and her staff came to educate Clear Creek students and moms about the importance of choosing the right foods for a healthy body while Beth Hoehner encouraged physical movement for fun and health.
Clear Creek Elementary hosted 275 students and family members attend Parents Encouraging Goals (PEG) Night. Family members visited various classrooms to obtain academic activities, games, and ideas to take home and use with their children. CCE kicked off the night with pizza and a talk from Principal Kim Willhoite Willhoite as to the purpose of the evening. She said, “At Clear Creek, we want our students to understand the importance of goal-setting not only at school but in life. Our students need to understand that goal-setting is a life skill that will help them be successful in their lives inside and outside of school.” Parents and family members signed commitment cards for their children indicating they will support and encourage their child toward achieving their BIG goals this year. All of the commitment cards have been hung in the front lobby of the school to show students that they are supported by their families at school. On PEG Night, the students were able to spend the time in the gym making a craft, playing corn hole, or watching a movie while their parents did the learning that evening. Then, the evening ended with several door prizes. Caleb Heady’s family, 4th grade student, won one of our door prizes. It was a game night basket with Monopoly, Twister, popcorn and other goodies.