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Volume 55, No. 36, May 17, 2010
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CONTENTS

How to submit information to the Administrative Bulletin

Calling All Teachers:  U.S. Cellular's Calling All Teachers program returns this fall

Summer Activities for training in Cognitive CoachingSM

Have you heard about our upcoming activ-8 series?

Camp Invention® Comes to Four Knox County Schools this Summer

Children's Festival of Reading Kick-off Celebration, Knox County Public Library Summer Reading Clubs

Summer Reading Programs

To All Educators In Grades 4-12: Folk Arts, Oral History Workshops

Epilepsy Camp. Camp Discovery

The 15th Annual UT Aerospace workshop for Teachers (dates:  July 5-23)*only five seats remaining

Professional Development Opportunities

Skills to Deal II: Fostering a Safe School Climate (K-12)

Attention 2010 Retirees

Medic Regional Blood Center's Summer Teacher Platelet Program

Retirement Reception for:

Michelle (Shelley) Ruckett
Judy Rhea
Janice Holt
Carol Kornrumph
Carol McCarter
Gay Miller
Linda Parks
Sue Guy
Sue Lawless
Woody Watson
Martha Webb
Dr. Martha Lewis
Ron Campbell
John Hartman
Jim Arnett
Darlis Howard
Carl Allison
John Lacava
Kitty Hatcher
John Melnick
Linda Sowards
Rhea Shaver
Frank Scimonelli
Connie Brace

East TN Technology Access Center celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act

ESL Endorsement and Reading Specialist Degree at Tennessee Tech

Congratulations:
Career & Technical Education:

TSA Winners
Columbia College High School Radio   Awards Winners 

Message from the editor: How to submit information to the Bulletin
Anita Loy, Editor

The Administrative Bulletin is a weekly publication providing all employees news and information pertaining to items of interest related to school functions.  You may submit announcements by fax (594-1907 or 594-1434), by school mail to Room M-100, AJ Building, or by email to: claiborna1@k12tn.net.  Please submit announcements in Microsoft Word format, using Book Antigua or Times New Roman font, size 9 point.  DEADLINE:  3:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the following Monday issue date.  If you have any questions, please call me at 594-1905.  Thank you for your cooperation.    
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Calling All TeachersU.S. Cellular’s Calling All Teachers program returns this fall  
 
U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Teachers program returns this fall to help public school teachers erase $1 million in classroom needs.
1. Tell every public school teacher you know to register at DonorsChoice.org
2. Tell them to return to the site during Calling All Teachers in August to submit a classroom project.
3. We’re funding $1 million in classroom projects in late September and October.
 
Public School Teachers

Here’s your assignment:
Register at DonorsChoice.org
Sign up to be designated a "U.S. Cellular Teacher"
Check back in August for more details about submitting your project for funding

Here’s how you sign up as a U.S. Cellular Teacher:
1. Sign into your teacher account at DonorChoose.org/teacher or create one if you’re a first-timer.
2. On your main account page, click "update affiliations" (or if you’re creating a new account, you’ll have the option to choose your Teacher Affiliations during the process).
3. Scroll down and check the box marked "U.S. Cellular Teacher," then click "Next" and follow the steps to return to your teacher account (or if you’re creating a new account, you’ll move forward in the registration process). 4. Now you are classified as a "U.S. Cellular Teacher" and your projects can be considered for funding in the fall.
We believe teachers deserve something better!
For more information, visit uscellular.com

Summer opportunities for training in Cognitive CoachingSM
Becky Ashe, Exec. Director Curriculum & Instruction



This summer we’re offering 3 different opportunities to begin your journey or extend your learning in Cognitive Coaching.

The original Foundation Seminar – this is intended for those who have not had prior training. Days 1 – 5 of the 8 day Foundation Seminar will occur this summer. This cohort will complete their training with Days 6 – 8 next summer. There are 2 cohorts forming so please choose the one that best fits your job description for more job-embedded focus during your seminar. Unscheduled inservice credit and recertification hours are available for all participants. The administrators’ cohort will be eligible for TASL credit. You must attend all sessions to receive credit. Trainer: Becky Ashe, Knox County Agency Trainer for the Center for Cognitive Coaching.

Dates: All Foundation Seminar training will be held at Hardin Valley Academy in the multi-purpose room from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily. 

·         Administrators’ Cohort (P-12, for anyone whose job includes supervising practicing teachers)
               o    Days 1 – 3: June 28 – 30, Days 4 – 5: July 19 – 20

·         T
eachers’ Cohort (P-12, any certified employee)
               o    Days 1 – 3: June 9 – 11, Days 4 – 5: July 1 – 2

Also available for the first time in Knox County is the Advanced Coaching Seminar. This is intended only for those who have already completed the entire 8-day Foundation Seminar. In these 5 intense days you will extend your coaching skills, refine paraphrasing and navigating the problem resolving map, as well as learn how adult learning theory impacts coaching effectiveness. Unscheduled inservice credit and recertification hours are available for all participants. Administrators will be eligible for TASL credit. You must attend all sessions to receive credit. Trainers: Carolee Hayes and Jane Ellison, Co-directors of the Center for Cognitive Coaching, Highlands Ranch, CO. 

Dates: June 14 – 18.   All Advanced Seminar training will be held at Ijams Nature Center in the visitors’ center from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily. 

All sessions are listed on ERO and space is limited. Sign up today!

 
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Have you heard about our upcoming activ-8 series?
Maureen Carlomagno, Activ-8 Coordinator, Knox County Health Department, 865 215 5187

activ-8 is a free community-wide effort to improve health and reduce risk for chronic disease in Knox County residents. By joining the program, participants will be given information about healthy eating and a list of opportunities to increase physical activity through eight weeks of planned events.
The idea is to encourage people to try something new - such as canoeing, disk golf, or tennis - that may lead to a lifetime of fitness. Equipment and instruction will be available at each activ-8 event. Come and TRY IT!
 
 
 
The kickoff event begins Saturday, May 1st at Caswell Park at 11am.

act
iv-8 park events will be held from 11am-1pm at:
May 1st: Caswell Park (info)
May 15th: Ijams Nature Center (info)
May 29th: Tommy Schumpert Park (info)
June 12th: Lakeshore Park (info)
June 26th: Safety City Park (info)
 
**Employees of KCHD, Citadel Communications Knoxville, The Knoxville News Sentinel, WVLT Volunteer TV or other entities partnering with active-8 are eligible to participate in the program, but are not eligible to win any of the prizes awarded during the program.
 
Please call me at the number below if you have any questions about the events or how to register online.
 
Thank you for signing up to participate!  We look forward to seeing you at our event. 
 
Active-8 is made possible by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health and is brought to you by the Knox County Health Department, Knox County Parks and Recreation, and the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation.


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Camp Invention® Comes to Four Knox County Schools this Summer:
 
June 1-4 at Rocky Hill Elementary (INNOVATE PROGRAM) and Hardin Valley Elementary (CREATE PROGRAM)
June 7-11 at A. L. Lotts (INNOVATE PROGRAM) and
June 28-July 2 at Farragut Intermediate (CREATE PROGRAM)

Led by Knox County educators, this engaging program immerses children (rising first through sixth graders) in hands-on, inquiry-based activities disguised as fun. In the CREATE PROGRAM children are challenged to survive on an alien planet, green up a polluted city, and design amusement park rides. In the INNOVATE PROGRAM children will power robotic creatures, explore the connection between bubbles and lightning bolts, and help save avatars by rebuilding a virtual world.  In both programs, younger children will take apart discarded household appliances and create fantasy inventions, while older children will use the pieces and parts to build Rube Goldberg machines. Children will also explore ancient cultures and sports like lacrosse and soccer from civilizations around the world. Tuition for each weeklong program is $215.  All Knox County employees receive $30 off or pay only $185. To register your children, email Emily Lenn at Emily.lenn@gmail.com for a District Registration Form.  www.campinvention.org


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Children's Festival of Reading, the Kick-off Celebration for the Knox County Public Library's Summer Reading Clubs
Mary Pom Claiborne, Communications Administration, Knox County Public Library

We are very pleased with our line-up of writers and illustrators for this year’s Children's Festival of Reading, the kick off celebration for the library's Summer Reading Clubs.

Most of these writers have curricula associated with their books/programs on their individual web sites. I've attached links to each author's page below. In the last few weeks of school, your teachers may be interested in using the Festival and the authors as a way to encourage summer reading. We hope to see you there!

Judy Schachner and Skippyjon Jones
Chris Raschka
Jack Gantos
Mike Thaler
Deborah Wiles
Chris Grabenstein

AUTHOR AND STORYTELLER:
Donna Washington

STORYTELLERS:
Liz Mangual and Bob Kanegis

MUSIC:
Billy Jonas

Contact: Mary Pom Claiborne 865-215-8767 or 865-640-4146
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Children’s Festival of Reading is Splashing into Summer on May 22
Splish Splash: Summer is back and so is summer reading!
 
Get your splash on as Knox County Public Library jump starts its summer reading clubs with the Children’s Festival of Reading from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. on May 22 in World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. Now in its 6th year, the Festival has become a favorite way to start the summer. This year’s theme is Make A Splash, and there’s no better place do so than by the fountains at the Park.

In a fun-filled day, the public is invited to meet and greet their favorite authors, illustrators, storytellers, and musicians. The fun continues all day long with a mad scientist, a roaming circus, arts & crafts, inflatables, and a wagon ride. Over 10,000 people are expected to join the festivities, which are free and open to the public.
 
This year, the Library is thrilled to welcome, Chris Raschka, one of the country's top children's book author/illustrators. He won the coveted Caldecott Medal for Hello, Goodbye Window

The Library is also excited to present Judy Schachner, creator of the Skippyjon Jones series as a featured picture book writer. Schachner is known to children of all ages for her beloved Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Chihuahua. Schachner has written and illustrated five hardcover books, one of which is included in the Imagination Library collection. Recognized as one of the most outstanding children's authors of our time, she is the recipient of many awards. Skippyjon Jones
 
Jack Gantos is returning to the Festival with the misadventures of Rotten Ralph, Joey Pigza, and Jack Henry. If Black Lagoons peak interest, Mike Thaler, has created all manor of folks emerging from the legendary lagoon. Thaler, a.k.a. “America's Riddle King,” has published over 220 books.
 
Deborah Wiles is the author of two picture books: One Wide Sky
 
Haling from New York City by way of the University of Tennessee, mystery writer Chris Grabenstein will present his take on suspenseful plots of his own. Winner of the Agatha and Anthony Awards for young adult mysteries, Grabenstein may be well known to Knoxville crowds as he is fresh from his debut of Curiosity Cats at the Children’s Theatre of Knoxville.
 
NEW THIS YEAR: The ETptv Super Why Parade.  Super Why and Princess Presto will lead the parade of mask-wearing, cape-donning and kazoo-playing kids throughout the Festival.
 
Also joining the Festival is Billy Jonas, who’s been described as an explosion of energy. “In singalongs, bangalongs, whisperalongs, as well as improvised songs, his primary instrument is the audience. Everyone becomes part of a performance that reaches out and "touches even the most hardened of hearts.”
 
Storyteller and author, Donna Washington returns to the Festival to regale audiences with her engaging retelling of traditional tales. Well known at thousands of schools & libraries and numerous storytelling festivals throughout the country, she has also been the featured artist at the 2004 National Storytelling Festival, The Illinois Storytelling Festival, The Three Rivers Festival, The St. Louis Storytelling Festival, The NC StoryFest, The Corn Island and Cave Run Festivals in KY, and the Broward County Children's & Ocala Storytelling Festivals in FL--just to name a few.
 
Storytellers Liz Mangual and Bob Kanegis keep the crowd involved in their participatory story telling that often leaves audiences howling like coyotes, or flying through the forest with the fairies. During the school year they offer extended storytelling and oral language development residencies in local schools, and have a particular interest in fostering family storytelling through community events.
 
The Children’s Festival of Reading is the kickoff celebration for the summer reading programs at the Library. Offering programs for children (both readers and listeners), teens and adults, the Library is committed to helping Knox County enjoy reading all summer long.

The Festival is made possible through the generous support of Books-A-Million, Friends of the Library, ORNL Federal Credit Union, Tennessee Arts Commission, Humanities Tennessee, National Endowment of the Arts, Mayfield Dairies, CBID/Downtown Knoxville, WVLT-TV, Comcast, B97.5, Knoxville News Sentinel and knoxmoms.com.

Learn more about the Children’s Festival of Reading at www.knoxlib.org or by calling 215-8767

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Folk arts, Oral History, Narrative Stage Workshops
TO ALL EDUCATORS IN GRADES 4 to 12
Dr. Brent Cantrell, Executive Director, Jubilee Community Arts
 
Folk Arts, Oral history, and Narrative Stage workshops: Jubilee Community Arts announces a three-day series of workshops focusing on folklore and folk arts, oral history, and narrative stage. A folk arts workshop held on the first day is an introductory course on background concepts and theory, which teachers must complete before enrolling in the oral history or narrative stage workshops. The second day will focus on basic necessities for conducting folklife and oral history interviews. Training will encourage the exploration of teachers’ and students’ communities and the development of listening skills, note taking, researching, and oral and written language arts skills. On the final day participants will learn to interview traditional artists who may visit their classroom. Folk arts education specialist Dr. Gregory Hansen will conduct the workshops. These workshops may be approved for in-service credit in the Knox County School system. Workshops are funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission and Jubilee Community Arts, and are free of charge to East Tennessee educators. Advance registration is required. Space is limited.
 
Dates: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 2-4, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: The Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916
Contact: Brent Cantrell, 522-5851

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Epilepsy Camp, Camp Discovery

Dates:  June 20-25, 2010
Ages:    7-18
Deadline is May 21, 2010
 
Camp Discovery is located in Gainsboro, TN.  This is a weeklong, overnight camp for children with epilepsy.  It's a great opportunity for kids to experience the fun of camp activities-swimming, fishing, sports, crafts, and more-all in a safe medically monitored setting.  Many of these children say this is the best week of their life.  The cost is $395 with scholarships available based on financial need and availability.  Contact Pam Hughes at 865-522-4991 or pam@efeasttn.org.

 
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The 15th Annual University of Tennessee Aerospace workshop for Teachers to be held this summer (dates:  July 5-23)  *Only five seats remaining
 Lt. Colonel Dave Garner, USAF Civil Air Patrol
 
The University Of Tennessee College of Education and the USAF Civil Air Patrol announces the 15th annual University of Tennessee Aerospace Workshop for Teachers to be held this summer from July 5-23, 2010 at the Physics Building on campus. This workshop is open to any teacher or administrator of Knox County Schools at all grade levels and subject areas and meets each morning, 9am to 12 noon, for the three weeks of July. The workshop awards three hours of graduate credit and counts for state recertification. The workshop is free, with all tuition covered by a grant from the TN State Department of Aeronautics. This workshop is consistently rated by the teachers as one of the best they have ever attended. Twenty five spaces are open and are first come-first serve. More information and an application are available at this website: www.capae.info
 
You may also contact: Lt. Colonel Dave Garner, Civil Air Patrol, 966-9811

  
Professional Development Opportunities
Jennifer Brown, Professional Development Center
   

 
For all Educators!
Camp Wesley Woods
July 1 or July 8, 9:00 to 3:00
Each day of in-service will include:
  • Un-Nature Trail, a look at trash, our landfills, and recycling
  • Nature Hike, a small nature hike that includes plant identification, history and animal habitats
  • Weaving, several different varieties and ways to take this skill back to the classroom
 
For Teachers and Administrators!
2010 Mentoring Institute: Building Teacher Leaders
July 14 for Grades 6-12 and July 15 for Grades K-5, 8:00-4:00, Simpson Center, six hours of TASL credit available
 
Mentor Training-TN Model for Teacher Mentoring and Induction
8:00 to 4:00, July 12 and 13 plus one day of the Mentoring Institute, Simpson Center, eighteen hours of TASL credit available
 
2010 Educators in the Workplace-Lunch and Learn
Thirteen dates in June and July at various work sites, sponsored by the Greater Knoxville Chamber
Learn from employers’ ways to incorporate workplace expectations in the classroom.
 
REGISTER NOW ON TEACHERU! 

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Now Listed on Teacher U!!!! SUMWEL8605
Announcement from Sarah Bast, Laura Boring, Brenda Hankins, Marty Iroff, Martha Masterson, Aneisa McDonald, Carolyn Perry-Burst and Lisa Wagoner


Skills to Deal II: Fostering A Safe School Climate (K-12)

Wednesday, June 16th
Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Session: 8:30-3:30 p.m.
6 hours unscheduled in service credit or recertification hours

In response to numerous requests, Knox County Schools, Knox County Health Department, and Mental Health Association of East Tennessee are pleased to offer Skills to Deal II: Fostering A Safe School Climate.  Following on the tremendous success of last summer's conference, Skills to Deal II will be an all-day workshop focusing on how all schools can replace bully behaviors with a more positive and safe school climate. Skills to Deal II will be presented by Rodger Dinwiddie, a nationally recognized leader in school climate issues. Mr. Dinwiddie will not only sound the alarm regarding bully behaviors but will also offer concrete, best-practice responses. In addition, Mr. Dinwiddie will conduct a panel discussion with members of the Knox County Youth Health Board who will share their unique perspectives on these pressing issues.

Skills to Deal II supports Goals I and IV of the Knox County School Strategic Plan.  Healthy School Teams can also utilize this staff development opportunity to update School Health Index Modules 1, 2, and 8. The program is underwritten by the TN Safe Schools Act and a grant from the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee.


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Attention 2010 Retirees

Knox County Retired Teachers Association helps keep you informed of legislative changes
Retirement is not the finish line! Stay in touch with your education community, friends, and colleagues by becoming part of the Knox County Retired Teachers Association (KCRTA). Please join us at The Foundry at 11:00 am on May 27th, July 22nd, or September 23rd for a luncheon meeting. KCRTA strives to keep you informed on legislative changes which affect your retirement benefits. Contact the KCEA office or Jeanette Casteel at 865-705-9632 or  jacasteel1@comcast.net for more information.



Address challenging behaviors once and for all!
Deborah Luehrs, Director of Marketing and Communications
Siskin Children’s Institute
1101 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
p 423.648.1708   f 423.648.1749    tty 423.648.1739
www.siskin.org

July 19 at UTC for ProfessionalsJuly 21 at Siskin Children’s Institute for Families
Families, educators, and other professionals working with children will notwant to miss this! You will learn how to implement behavior strategies at home, in the community and in the classroom to improve behavior and enhance learning in young children.
Lessons from Supernanny• ©: What She Gets Right and What She Gets Wrong
Promoting Engagement in Home and Classroom• Routines to Prevent Behavior Problems
Research-Based Solutions to Eating Problems•
Proven Techniques for Addressing Behavior Issues•
About the Presenter
Robin McWilliam, Ph.D.,is the director of the Siskin Center for Child and Family Research and the new Siskin Endowed Chair of Research in Early ChildhoodEducation, Intervention and Development. He is the former division chief of the Center for Child Development at the Vanderbilt Univeristy School of Medicine, formereditor of the Journal of EarlyIntervention, and the world’s leading researcher on child engagement.
Register Today!
www.siskin.org • 423.648.1758siskinchildren’s institute
CEUs for professionals available through UTC$25 for parents/caregivers (half day)
$40 for professionals (full day)

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Medic Regional Blood Center's Summer Teacher Platelet Program
Susan Hubbard, Apheresis Converter

It is once again time for Medic's Summer Teacher Platelet Program.  This program was a tremendous success last summer and we had very positive feedback from the teachers regarding the wonderful gift bags we were able to hand out when they donated.  Each time they donated during the summer teachers put their names in for a drawing for end of summer grand prizes. 

Medic was able to provide the wonderful gift bags and grand prize because of generous merchants like you.  I can't stress enough and begin to tell you how much those things were appreciated.

We are branching out from Knox County to other school systems this summer.  Medic plans to include teachers in Sevier County, Anderson County, Oak Ridge City, Cocke County, Roane County and Loudon County.  This will start May 17, 2010 and go through August 13, 2010.

We are pleased to announce that Medic added 52 platelet donors as s result of last summer's Teacher Platelt Program.  We were absolutely thrilled!  We are hoping to double the number of teachers with the addition of these new counties.

Medic flyer and more information about the Second Annual Summer Teacher Program



Please call the Medic office to schedule an appointment, 524-3074.


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Retirement Receptions


Michelle (Shelley) Ruckett
A retirement celebration will be held in honor of Michelle (Shelley) Ruckart at Beaumont Elementary School on Friday, May 21st, at 1:00 in the school gymnasium.   Shelley has tirelessly served in various teaching capacities for Knox County for 33 years.   She has taught for 30 of those years at Beaumont Elementary working with 3rd grade, 2nd grade technology, Solutions, and other positions.    Please join us as we honor her for her years of dedicated service.

Judy Rhea
A retirement celebration will be held in honor of Judy Rhea at Beaumont Elementary School on Friday, May 21st, at 1:00 in the school gymnasium.   During the past 30 years of dedicated service, Judy has taught kindergarten, preschool, middle school science, health, geography, and reading, as well as, serving as a school counselor at Beaumont and other elementary schools. Please join us as we honor her for her years of diligent service.

Janice Holt
You are cordially invited to a retirement reception honoring Janice Holt’s twenty-five years of service.  This will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 from 3:30 PM until 5:30 PM, in the East Knox County Elementary Library. 

Carroll Kornrumph, Carol McCarter, Gay Miller, and Linda Parks
The faculty and staff of Karns High School will celebrate the retirements of Carroll Kornrumph, Carol McCarter, Gay Miller, and Linda Parks on Friday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m.


Sue Guy, Sue Lawless and Woody Watson
Please join us as we honor Sue Guy, Sue Lawless and Woody Watson for a combination of over 100 years of service at a retirement party on Tuesday, May 18th in the library of Karns Middle School located at 2925 Gray Hendrix Road. The time will be from 3:45 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
 
Martha Webb
One of Knox County School’s most dedicated teachers will be retiring at the end of this school year. Martha Webb has been an asset to the staff at Powell Middle School for many years. Working tirelessly in Special Education for over thirty-five years, her retirement is well deserved. A reception will be given in her honor on May 25, 2010. This event will take place in the library from 1:30 to 3:30, and all are welcome. It is hoped you will able to attend and show your appreciation for her service.

Dr. Martha Lewis, Ron Campbell, John Hartman

Please join our staff in recognitizing the service Dr. Martha Lewis, Ron Campbell and John Hartman have provided the students of Knox County prior to their retirement.  The celebration will be held at Northwest Middle School on Friday, May 21st from 2:30-3:30.  Please join us in honoring these educators.

Jim Arnett, Darlis Howard, Carl Allison
On May 26th at 10:00, South-Doyle Middle School will be hosting a reception in honor of Jim Arnett, 8th grade science teacher, Darlis Howard (better known as “Mama Howard”) physical education teacher, and Carl Allison, custodial staff. If you have worked with any of these people mentioned above, we would love for you to attend this celebration, and share some of your memories with us. If you would like to attend, please contact Donna Hall (599-2242) or halld1@k12tn.net
 
John Lacava
John Lacava is officially retiring! A long-time educator at Christenberry and Whittle Springs middle schools, his extraordinary career spanned more than 52 years. We’ll honor him at an open house May 29, so plan to drop in anytime between 3:00 until 6:00 at 158 Overton Lane, Powell, Tennessee. Everyone’s welcome—no gifts, please. If you have questions or need directions, call Ann Lacava at 938-4180. Hope to see you there!
 
Kitty Hatcher
Please join us as we honor Kitty Hatcher, Career and Technical Education Supervisor for her 31 years of service and dedication to the students of Knox County at a retirement reception on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 in the Fulton High School Library from 4:00-6:00 pm.

John Melnick
You are cordially invited to a Retirement Reception in honor of John Melnick. The reception will be held on Sunday, May 23rd from 2:00-4:00 P.M. in the Cedar Bluff Middle School Gymnasium. Please RSVP to the Cedar Bluff Middle School office at 539-7891.
 
Linda Sowards
Please join the staff and students of Lonsdale Elementary School as we celebrate retiring Secretary Linda Sowards for her valuable service at Lonsdale. We will be honoring her throughout the school day on Thursday, May 20th.   Please plan to drop by at any time.
 
Rhea Shaver
We at Hearing Services value the commitment, dedication and leadership Rhea Shaver has demonstrated throughout her career as an audiologist and consultant for Knox County Schools. Rhea is retiring at the end of this school year, and we encourage those of you who would like to wish her well to send a note to her at Historic Knoxville High, Hearing Services, Room 202. We are excited for Rhea as she embarks on this new chapter of her life, but we will always remember her advocacy for our staff and students.

 
Frank Scimonelli, Holston Middle School
Holston Middle School would like to extend an invitation to Knox County employees and friends on May 17th at 4:00 p.m. to congratulate Mr. Frank Scimonelli on his many years of service and retirement. Join us in the HMS library for refreshments and fellowship. For more information, please contact Jessica Stafford or Kristi Mitchell at 594-1300.

Connie Brace, Cedar Bluff Middle
You are cordially invited to a retirement reception honoring Connie Brace.  This will take place on Tuesday, May 18th from 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM.   in the Cedar Bluff Middle School Library....Please RSVP to Betty Anne Domm by Monday, May 10 -- 
dommba@k12tn.net or 865-539-7890.



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East Tennessee Technology Access Center- June 8th and 16th
Alice Wershing, M.Ed.,ATP, Educational Technology Coordinator

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act, the East Tennessee Technology Access Center will be having a six session summer camp for children and youth with and without disabilities to collect stories from leaders in the Knoxville Disability Rights Movement as part of ETTAC’s Learning About Freedom curriculum.  
 
Students age 7 and older will be interviewing people with disabilities and writing stories using whatever form of assistive technology they may need to create a Disability Rights History booklet.  The first two hour sessions, June 8th and June 16th will be held at ETTAC’s Knoxville office, 4918 N. Broadway.   Interviews of local leaders will take place in the local community during additional sessions on June 26th, July 17th, July 22nd and July 27th.    
 
Space is limited.  To register or for more information, please call ETTAC and ask to speak to Alice or Lorrie at (865) 219-0130. 
 
 
Alice Wershing, M.Ed.,ATP, Educational Technology Coordinator
East Tennessee Technology Access Center
Knoxville TN
(865) 219-0130



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ESL Endorsement and Reading Specialist Degree at Tennessee Tech University
Patty Benton, TTU Site Coordinator, Pellissippi State- Knoxville, Roane State-Oak Ridge
 
Anyone interested in strengthening their skills as a Reading Coach in grades PreK-12, this is the last call for TN Tech’s graduate degrees beginning this summer. Emphasis will be placed on Reading to Learn for adolescents as well as elementary students.  Classes begin June 2 at Sarah Simpson Center.  Reserve the month of June to begin a MA or EdS as a Reading Specialist. For more information contact Patty Benton at pbenton@tntech.edu.


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Congratulations TSA Winners
Rocky Riley, Specialist, Career and Technical Education
 
Congratulations to the teachers and students who placed at the TSA State Conference held April 11-14, 2010 in
Pigeon Forge, TN.
 
Bearden MS
Frank Calfee, Jim Fagan
1st Place
Chapter Team
1st Place
Dragster
1st Place
Engineering Structure
1st Place
Multimedia Production
2nd Place
Flight
2nd Place
Tech Bowl
2nd Place
Tech Bowl (Written)
2nd Place
Write Now! Technical Writing
2nd Place
ZAP IT! Electrical Applications
3rd Place
Chapter Team Written
3rd Place
Digital Photography
3rd Place
Dragster
3rd Place
Inventions & Innovations
3rd Place
Problem Solving
 
 
Cedar Bluff MS
Ryan Craig
2nd Place
Dragster
3rd Place
Environmental Focus
3rd Place
Go Green Manufacturing
3rd Place
Prepared Speech
3rd Place
Website Design
 
 
Karns MS
Leigh Davis
1st Place
Challenging Tech. Issues
1st Place
Digital Photography
1st Place
Robot TOBOR
1st Place
Tech Bowl (Written)
1st Place
TSA Cup: Marine Design
2nd Place
Agriculture and Biotechnology Issues
2nd Place
Communication Challenge
2nd Place
Inventions & Innovations
2nd Place
Leadership Strategies
2nd Place
Prepared Speech
2nd Place
System Control Technology
2nd Place
Website Design
3rd Place
Chapter Team
3rd Place
Graphic Design
3rd Place
Multimedia Production
3rd Place
Tech Bowl (Written)
 
 
South-Doyle MS
Aundrea Cox
3rd Place
Agriculture and Biotechnology Issues
 
Bearden HS
 
Bob Zachary
1st Place
Fashion Design
1st Place
Imaging Technology
1st Place
Medical Technology
1st Place
Music Production
2nd Place
Career Comparisons
2nd Place
Chapter Team
2nd Place
Promotional Graphics
3rd Place
Extemporaneous Presentation
3rd Place
Technology Problem Solving
 
 
Carter HS
Brian Rudder, Joey Ramsey
2nd Place
Dragster Design
3rd Place
Music Production
 
 
Gibbs HS
Frank Draper, Amy Mitchell
3rd Place
Desktop Publishing
3rd Place
Manufacturing Prototype
3rd Place
On Demand Video
 
 
Hardin Valley Academy
Amber Irvin
1st Place
Chapter Team
1st Place
Chapter Team Written
1st Place
Engineering Design
1st Place
Technical Sketching and Application
2nd Place
Desktop Publishing
3rd Place
Film
3rd Place
Imaging Technology
3rd Place
Technology Bowl
3rd Place
Technology Bowl (Written)
 
 
Karns HS
Chris Tucker, Derek Witt
1st Place
Computer Aided Design Engineering Animation
1st Place
Technology Bowl (Written)
2nd Place
Technology Bowl
2nd Place
Technology Bowl (Written)
3rd Place
Chapter Team
3rd Place
Computer Aided Design Architectural Animation
 
 
South-Doyle HS
Mike Baker, Lane Garner
1st Place
Dragster
 
 
West HS
Mike McMillan
1st Place
Technology Bowl
1st Place
Debating Technological Issues
3rd Place
Prepared Presentation

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Congratulations
 
C&I Learning Fair and End of Year Celebration 2010
Don Lawson, Director of Career and Technical Education
 
Congratulations: Several students of Instructor Russell Mayes  Media Concepts and Radio Broadcasting Class have won awards from the Columbia College High School Radio Awards competition!
 
GRAND PRIZE for Sports casting or Play by Play 
Two of Mr. Mayes students won the Grand Prize in the sports casting category for a segment of their sports show they did in November called "Thrillin' Thursday Sports Show". This is a national competition where we compete against other high school radio stations. They win a certificate, a small prize pack, and a scholarship to take a summer media class a Columbia College.
 
Three other students from Mr. Mayes class won an HONORABLE MENTION for Live On-Air Personality Specialty for their weekly radio show,  “Terrific Tuesdays”

 
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