Bradley County Schools Director’s Good News Report
May 7, 2013
Today is Teacher Appreciation Day. Faculty and staff are being honored this week during National Teacher Appreciation Week. “Thank you for making this a good year in Bradley County Schools. It has been challenging, yet exciting, as we transition to the Common Core standards. I believe the transition from TEAM to the Project COACH teacher evaluation model has served us well. Teachers and administrators are working together to improve instruction for our students. I appreciate your good work.”
Bradley County Schools has received a STEM Vertical Alignment Grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Southeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub and Public Education Foundation.
The Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce recognized BEST Partnership awards at the Breakfast for Champions.
Platinum Award Taylor Elementary – Cleveland State Community College Walker Valley High School – Lonza Black Fox Elementary – Skyridge Medical Center Hopewell Elementary – Skyridge Medical Center Prospect Elementary – Santek Environmental
Gold Award Charleston Elementary – Olin Chemicals Michigan Avenue Elementary – Merck Consumer Care Silver Award GOAL Academy – Cleveland Utilities Taylor Elementary – Eaton Electrical Park View Elementary – Whirlpool Corporation Valley View Elementary – Downtown Design Studio Honorable Mention GOAL Academy – Westmore Church of God Michigan Avenue Elementary – Jackie Evans Trucking Michigan Avenue Elementary – Vulcan Materials Park View Elementary – Jackie Evans Trucking
Walker Valley High School students continue to receive state honors:
Josh Jenkins 1st in Geometry - TN Math Teachers Association Competition Kara Davidson 2nd in Geometry - TN Math Teachers Association Competition Nikki Prugh 3rd in Geometry - TN Math Teachers Association Competition Ben Burton 1st in Precalculus - TN Math Teachers Association Competition Loren Chiles 1st in Statistics - TN Math Teachers Association Competition Kayla Sims 2nd in Statistics - TN Math Teachers Association Competition Bailey Loseby 2nd in Calculus - TN Math Teachers Association Competition Shane Terry 2013 Governor’s School for Emerging Technology at TN Tech Ben Burton 1st in Trig Stars Test Jared Stiles 2nd in Occupational Suitcase Display at State Skills USA Rachel Jimerson 2nd in Occupational Suitcase Display at State Skills USA Kelsie Derrick 2nd in Occupational Suitcase Display at State Skills USA Christian Torbett 1st in Photography at State Skills USA Ciara Black 1st Place in Video Product Development at State Skills USA Piper Evans 1st Place in Video Product Development at State Skills USA
Sixty students in CAD II and CAD III at Walker Valley High School passed the DD114 Chattanooga State Dual Credit which insures three hours of engineering credit at Chattanooga State. Students had a 100% passage rate.
Walker Valley Health Science had 23 Certified Nursing Assistants and 20 EMS First Responders who will be nationally certified and immediately employable. Bradley Central certifies students in the fall.
Four Bradley County elementary schools placed in the top ten in the South East Tennessee On-line Sumdog Math Competition which was conducted during the week of April 26-May 2.
Taylor Elementary 2nd Place North Lee Elementary 6th Place Hopewell Elementary 7th Place Waterville Elementary 9th Place
Forty special education portfolios have been submitted and returned with scores of proficient or advanced.
TCAP testing was completed with no incidents. Schools have scheduled many student celebrations following the week of testing for grades K-8. Award programs, kindergarten graduations, fifth grade graduations and other end of the year events are underway. Parent volunteers have been recognized for their contributions by individual schools. End-of-Course testing is being conducted this week at the high schools. End-of-Course tests are given in Algebra I and II, Biology, English I, II and III and American History. A pilot test was given in Chemistry.