The Saturday Six – March 5, 2016

  1.  It was a week full of reading all across KCS!  The celebration of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss’) birthday on Wednesday, March 2 may have marked the 2016 edition of Read Across America Day, but KCS students spent the entire week focusing on the joy of reading.  Thank you to the many teachers, staff, parents, and volunteers that helped support this special week.  It is a great reminder that in a culture full of activities, hustle and bustle, you just can’t beat curling up with a good book!
  2. We thought about trying to post pictures from KCS Read Across America Day/Week activities here, but there are just WAAAAAAAY too many.  You owe it to yourself to check out the KCS Facebook page here to see the fun, creative ways that our teachers, staff, and students celebrated reading this week.  It’s worth your time!!
  3. It’s pretty cool when reading and technology come together… Keep an eye out for a new and exciting literacy project just underway, being initiated by Johnson Elementary’s Rebecca Thomasson. It blends reading, video, and the opportunity to share good books via the internet.  Check out the KCS YouTube channel here to watch the first books in this initiative, one of which is read by KCS Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie.
  4. Congratulations to John Adams Elementary for a very deserving award!  Adams has been awarded the inaugural Governor’s Award for Excellence in Early Foundations – Excellence in Promoting Physical Activity Award by the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, in recognition for their Morning Mile program.  The program engages staff, volunteers, and students in an active running/walking program before school.  Adams is the first school ever to receive this award.  Awesome!
  5. It was a busy week regarding leadership announcements for KCS.   Congratulations to Dr. Carmen Bryant, who has been named Assistant Superintendent – Instruction.  Formerly the Chief Academic Officer overseeing KCS secondary schools, Dr. Bryant will now oversee all instructional programs for the district, replacing the recently retired Dory Creech.  Also, Andy True as been named Assistant Superintendent – Administration, responsible for district administrative oversight.  But contrary to popular rumor,  he will still be that voice that wakes you up so very early on those cold, snowy mornings!
  6. An update on the D-B Girls Basketball Team, that just keeps rolling along.  The Lady Indians have advanced to the final 16 in Class AAA.  Sweet!  They’ll play at Oak Ridge tonight for the opportunity to move on to the state tournament.  Best of luck to Coach Bill Francis and our ladies.  Roll Tribe!!

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