WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education acknowledged college students from Brooke center and excessive colleges on Monday for his or her efficiency at two statewide competitions and heard about efforts to enhance two main colleges.
The Brooke High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America was acknowledged for its many winners in competitions held through the state FBLA convention at Marshall University.
Placing first of their respective classes have been: Lily Beecroft, Jania Jones and Emily Schulte, for introduction to social media technique; Jason Burchfield, for banking and monetary methods; Camryn Harris, for e-business; and Tara Smith, for pc fixing.
Abigail Baricska positioned second for social media methods.
Placing third of their respective classes have been: the group of Nikena Croce, Abby Dillon and Ella McCullogh, for sports activities and leisure; Nicholas Barney for enterprise communication; Greg High for promoting; Lucas Neel for enterprise legislation; Camren Trainer for pc sport and simulation program; and Lyndzey Wiley for publication design.
Placing fourth for introduction to enterprise communication was Jayla Jeter.
Adam Haught, who advises the membership along with his brother and fellow trainer Adam, stated the group additionally was acknowledged as the biggest West Virginia chapter, with 82 members.
Board member Dr. Robert Marks stated his late mom, Irene — a former FBLA adviser and enterprise teacher at Brooke — could be proud of the present membership.
The board additionally acknowledged members of the Brooke Middle School MATHCOUNTS competitors for his or her participation within the fast-paced math contest.
Held annually in Braxton County, the occasion exams the power of center college college students from all through the state to use their mathematical abilities to fixing issues impressed by actual life.
Teams could also be given 20 minutes to unravel 10 such issues collectively, whereas people could also be required to unravel 30 in 40 minutes.
A group suggested by trainer Jami Packer and comprised of Elijah Lanigan, Conner Ray, Emma Riggs and Isaac Lanigan positioned fourth among the many many groups competing.
And Ray positioned seventh among the many many people collaborating.
It’s customary for the board to listen to periodically from the varsity enchancment councils of every of the county’s colleges.
The councils are comprised of neighborhood members, college employees and for the higher grades, college students charged with suggesting and implementing methods to enhance their colleges’ tutorial and extracurricular applications and buildings and grounds.
On Monday, Nadine Sweda, principal of Brooke Intermediate North; and Scott Donohew, principal of Brooke Intermediate South; have been blissful to report state take a look at scores for his or her pupils in studying and math have been greater than the state common.
The two directors stated efforts to spice up the youngsters’s math abilities have included further instruction time offered by Erin Ankrum and Billie Jo Falcon, two retired academics employed as substitute academics by the district.
Sweda stated Brooke Intermediate North pupils even have been instructed to learn to their dad and mom after college every day and if a member of the family isn’t obtainable to take action, a employees member on the college is obtainable to hearken to them.
She stated Emily Stuck, the varsity’s Communities in Schools coordinator, has inspired attendance by way of a reward system that features playing cards despatched to pupils’ houses, prizes and certificates introduced to these with excellent attendance every month.
Donohew stated Stephanie Gordon, the Communities in Schools coordinator at his college, has been working with training college students from Bethany College to supply 55 minutes of tutoring twice per week to pupils needing further instruction.
He stated West Virginia University Extension agent Jason Rine additionally has come to the varsity to show them about constructing and programming small robots and the varsity has labored with WesBanco to determine a banking program through which pupils are rewarded for constructive habits with play cash they might use to purchase gadgets at a faculty retailer.
In different enterprise, the board:
— Renewed a $6,795 contract with Intrado for the School Messenger service, which permits college officers to ship automated messages involving cancelations, delays or different information to the houses of all college students.
— Approved the $11,649 buy of 50 Google administration licenses and 50 Lenovo Chromebooks from ChromebookParks.com for college kids on the college district’s various studying heart, utilizing a a grant secured by the varsity.
— Approved the $328,979 buy of tons of of science textbooks for all grade ranges utilizing a combination of state and native funds.
— Approved the substitute and set up of new beginning blocks for the swimming pool on the Brooke High School Wellness Center for $39,600 by B&R Pools and Swim Shop Inc.
— Observed a second of silence for Karen VanDyke, a former secretary for Brooke County Schools who died March 31. Deputy Superintendent Corey Murphy stated throughout her 23 years with the varsity district, she “touched the lives of many students and staff members.”