Friday, February 24, 2017

Atkins Vs. Reagan

On Wednesday night, Atkins won the Academic Competition District Championship Match.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Governor Comes to Reynolds High

Today, Gov. Roy Cooper came to Reynolds High School. Along with stops in classrooms, he heard the A Cappella singers perform Billy Joel's "The Longest Time."

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NFL Player Visits Mineral Springs Elementary

On Wednesday, NFL player Doug Middleton, who graduated from Parkland High School, visited students at Mineral Springs Elementary.

You can read the story at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Rural Hall Family Heads to SciWorks

On Tuesday night, Rural Hall Elementary students and their families headed to SciWorks for a science night.

You can read the story at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Virtual Reality Comes to Parkland

On Friday, students, teachers and administrators tested out a virtual reality teaching tool.

You will find the story at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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Where the Big Kids Learn about the Little Kids"

By Jeri S. Barnhardt
Early Childhood Education Teacher, Career Center

"Where the big kids learn about the little kids." That's our motto here at the Career Center's Early Childhood Education class!

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County students in this class are engaged and interested in careers with today's children....whether it is early childhood ed, elementary ed, social work, the pediatric field of medicine, or child psychology or simply the fact that one day they will be parents themselves.

Fifty percent of our class time is spent on instruction about various topics such as the ages and stages of childhood, areas of development and developmentally appropriate activities to go along with those ages, learning about how to set limits and guide behavior, careers with children, and a great deal more.

But the fun part is that 50 percent of our class time is spent at internships where my students have hands-on opportunities to work with children throughout our county.

Petree Teacher Creates Series of Bulletin Boards for Black History Month

By Josue G. Figueredo
Tech Support Assistant, Petree Elementary

During Black History Month activities at Petree Elementary, we have had the privilege of experiencing great moments in history shared by Mr. Will Sykes, ESL teacher. He is considered the resident historian at Petree.  He meticulously researches the history of our country and passes it along to our students.

He uses the information to create bulletin boards that attract student attention. They often include QR codes that can be scanned by a mobile device (cell phone, iPad, etc.) to access websites with additional information. He also inspires others to take on the challenge of sharing information in a unique way.

When asked what makes him so interested in history, he stated, “It has always fascinated me how close our history is to our everyday lives. It is all around us, yet it can still be difficult to see. We have to always work to shed light on what makes us who we are as a people, by looking at good times as well as bad. As far as the bulletin boards go, I just wanted to take advantage of the time our kids spend on their way to and from class. It makes me happy to hear them ask questions about things they read and see.”

We are grateful for the time he has invested to share his knowledge through seven bulletin boards throughout the building.  They are sure to generate a sense of curiosity and excitement about Black History.  Thank you, Mr. Sykes!

Love the Bus Week at Lewisville Elementary

Along with other Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools, Lewisville Elementary celebrated Love the Bus Week Feb. 13-17.

You have find the story at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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