Education Briefs


First Posted: 1/15/2009

FAIRMONT — The following students at Omega Christian Academy were named to the A/B honor roll for the second quarter.
Standing: Chelsey Smith, 5th grade, left, Katye Monroe, Justin Jacobs, Bishop Hodges and Wyatt Chance, all are 6th graders.
Seated: Dakota Poston, 4th grade, left, Carla Jolly and Chase Leggett, both 7th grade, Sarah Meares 12th grade.

LUMBERTON — Tanglewood Elementary School won first place at the 2007-2008 Robeson County Elementary Battle of the Books competition.
The event was held on Jan. 16 and 18 at Lumberton Junior High. Team members are Ethan Chavis, left, Rico Pojo, Teri Lowry, Cassidy Fala, Bianca Goodwin, Ivey Floyd, David Kacmarynski, R.J. Washington, Allison Santiago, Caleb Edkins, Jacalyn Kim and Raney Evans. The coaches were Lou Ann Cleveland and Jan Fields.

LUMBERTON — Twelve Robeson County students are regional finalists for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Award.
They are: Druzilla Blue and Ronald Hughes, both of Fairmont High; Victoria Bell, James G. Bell II, Rachel Clark, John Ethan Freeman, Wade Redfearn and Stephanie West, all of Lumberton High; William Judd of Red Springs High; Omar Currie and Martha Smith, both of St. Pauls High; and Arlanna Beckham, Rebecca Jacobs and Lauren Locklear, all of Purnell Swett High.
Regional interviews will be held at Campbell University on February 23. The award is worth $6,500 per year at one of the 18 campuses supporting the Teaching Fellows Program. Recipients will be notified on March 21.

MAXTON — The following students at R.B. Dean Elementary School were selected as Terrific Kids for the week of Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.
A’keem Flowers, Destanee Emanuel, Kevin Stanton, Taira Miles, Taylor Bryant, Nidelorun Douglas, Jordan Marshall, Miste Clark, Niya McCrimmon, Jakera Rolland, Kayla Sousa, Christian Locklear, Astary McLean, Destiny McDowell, D’Avonte Burt, Nahiya Smith, Nichloas Bullard, Briana McLaurin, Jayden McDowell, Tyquria Holliday, Sierra Deese, Dustin Hammonds, Matthew Freeman, Talia Chavis, Zidarrell Stanton, Phillasia McManus, Jacob Jones, Tony Cummings Jr., Ny’Tez Wilkerson, Ariel Locklear, Mariah Love, Cody Locklear,Vonnie Bullard, Miyandra Wilkerson, Alicia Haggans, Juwon Graham, Lathan Pankey, Natasha Locklear, William Oxendine and Van Bethea.

ROWLAND — Wendell Acosta, Vickie Smith and Carla Cox have been named Employess of the Month at Southside-Ashpole Elementary School.
Acosta is an exceptional children teacher. Smith is a third grade teacher assistant and Cox is the technology lab coordinator. They were treated to lunch at B&C Restaurant in Dillon, S.C.

PEMBROKE — A summer camp workshop for students in grades three through 12 has been scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Indian Education Resource Center.
It will be held in the gym. For information, call Kathy Locklear at 521-2054 or 522-4865.

LUMBERTON — The More At Four Committee will meet at the Partnership For Children (Smart Start) building at 1:45 p.m. Feb. 12.
This committee meets every second Tuesday at the same time.

LUMBERTON — Daycare owners who own a licensed daycare center that has three or more stars and are interested in having a More-At Four Preschool classroom are asked to contact Mary Schultz with the Public Schools of Robeson County.
Schultz can provide an application, program, guidelines and requirements.
For information, call Schultz at 671-4343.

FAIRMONT — The following students at Green Grove Elementary School were recognized as Postive Pandas for the week of Feb. 4.
Pre-K: Emmanuel Gomez
Kindergarten: Ramiro Espejo, Jaden Jacobs and Rossy Soto
Grade 1: Darian Ekwunkoh, Elizabeth Hunt and Shawn McCormick.
Grade 2: Celeste Lewis and Catrella Pope.
Grade 3: Demetrius Grissett, Raven Hammonds and Kaitlyn Hunt.

LUMBERTON — Kindergarten registration has been set for the following Robeson County schools:
March 20: Long Branch Elementary, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 3: East Robeson School, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 11: Pembroke Elementary School, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Children must be five years old on or before Oct. 16. Pre-K students must be 4 year old by Aug. 31. Parents need to bring the child’s shot record, social security card, certified copy of birth certificate and proof of address.

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