11/13/07 — Schools celebrate week to remember education with activities, events

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Schools celebrate week to remember education with activities, events

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on November 13, 2007 1:48 PM

Schools across the county are participating in activities geared to recognize American Education Week.

Wayne County Public Schools were not in session Monday in honor of Veterans Day, but the rest of the week will be centered around the National Education Assoc-iation's theme of "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility."

Brogden Middle will host a parent night today at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Belfast Academy plans to have teacher "shout outs" throughout the week. Each day, the educators will give a "shout out" to their alma mater, sharing information about the college they attended, as well as their degrees and how long they have been teaching. A parent day will also be held to allow them to meet the staff.

Students at Belfast will also be allowed to dress up as if they were working in their future career, during "Career Day" on Thursday. Before-hand, they will be asked to research the career, in readiness for community leaders who have been invited to interview the students about their chosen field.

Eastern Wayne Elemen-tary will host a parent workshop called "Breakfast Buddies" as well as an awards assembly, a "Satis-factory Celebration" for student achievement, and an ABC staff celebration.

Administrators at Norwayne Middle School will read specially-selected quotes each morning during announcements. Beth Price, literacy coach, will model lessons relating to Ameri-can Education Week with participating eighth-grade classes, and Rhonda Nichols, media coordinator, will showcase literature illustrating the value of education in America.

Rosewood Elementary's celebration will involve parents visiting the classrooms and having lunch with students during the week, concluding with a Novel Mania event on Nov. 20 from 7-8 p.m. for students to share projects.

Wayne School of Engin-eering, housed at Goldsboro High School, has invited a speaker from NASA to talk to students on Tuesday.

This week is also recognized as International Education Week, with several schools commemorating the occasion with related activities.

An international-themed assembly will be held on Friday afternoon at Rosewood Middle School. At Dillard Middle, Elizabeth Clapton, a visiting international teacher from the United Kingdom, will work on projects with students to learn about the culture and tradition's of her native land.

And at Spring Creek Elementary, Rosa Romera, a VIF teacher from Costa Rica, will share with students about her country. Students will also read poems and discuss them in class, as well as create a mural depicting what it means to be a citizen of the world.