Friday, April 21, 2017

Meadowlark Wins Elementary Battle of the Books

Today, 11 elementary schools competed in the district Battle of the Books competition.

To read the story, go to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools 

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Title I Resource Fair at Smith Farm

On the evening of April 6, the Title I E-F-E-C-T Team held a Resource Fair at Smith Farm Elementary.

Community organizations provided information and access to services for families. The fair provided information on such topics as educational and financial resources, housing, nutrition, and support for children and families. 










Monday, April 17, 2017

Three Kennedy Teachers Studying at Stanford University This Summer


As Hollyhock Fellows, three teachers at John F. Kennedy High School – Kristin Kennedy, Brandon Kirschner, and Justin Zimmerman - will be heading to California this summer to join teachers from throughout the country at Stanford University.

Each cohort of Hollyhock Fellows is made up of a select group of 80 to 100 high school teachers from across the country who teach in schools that serve a low-income student population. Teachers are chosen for an exceptionally strong commitment to students and their learning, a commitment to the profession of teaching and leadership from the classroom, and a willingness to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their teaching.

“This is a very competitive and selective process and we are honored that our teachers will be a part of this summer's cohort of one hundred teachers from across the country,” said Instructional Superintendent Donna Cannon. “The actual residency at Stanford and the on-going on-line coaching will truly help them grow professionally and become even stronger teacher leaders.”

The summer professional development component will take place on the Stanford University campus from July 9 to July 22. Fellows will also participate in activities during the school year.


For the most part, the fellows from Kennedy teach juniors and seniors. Kennedy teaches English. Zimmerman teaches chemistry, and Kirschner teaches math. 

A Night of Stars at Northwest Middle

Both students and members of the staff performed at Northwest Middle School.

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

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Odyssey of Mind Team from Southwest Elementary Places Third in State

At the state Odyssey of the Mind competition, the team from Southwest Elementary placed third in its category.

To read the story, go to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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Technology Student Association Members Do Well in State Competition

In early April, the members of the Technology Students Association at four schools competed at the state level.

To read the story, go to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Dancing Through Life

While learning to dance, fifth-graders have been learning valuable lessons about life.

To read the story, go to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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Expression Through Sound at Speas Global Elementary

On Friday, students at Speas Global Elementary School performed for other students as part of Asian Cultural Day.

To read the story, go to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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Friday, April 7, 2017