School Board sets graduation date
by Eric Snyder --
Mar 29, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Board of Education, in a relatively brief meeting last week, approved Friday, May 26, 7:00 p.m. as the time and date of this year's commencement ceremony.

No other official action was taken at the meeting.

Robin Ford-Stagner, director of the new Gifted and Talented Program, briefed the board on how this year has gone.

"I have seen total success through the way the program was setup," said Ford-Stager, who described herself to the board as the teachers' "resource."

She described as her goal encouraging the highest number of honor graduates possible.

Through the program, Ford-Stager took 60 "awe-struck" and well-dressed high schoolers to a broadway musical, brought in a guester-speaker to discuss the Amistad slave ship and encouraged ten fifth graders to participate in monthly long-distance German-language instructions, among other things.

"It's just going to get better," she said. Next year, for instance, will see the introduction of a mentorship program. She didn't introduce the program this year because of the number of community members participating in "Seussical the Musical."

High school teacher Simone Parker also addressed the board with her presentation for a proposed 13-day trip next school year to Switzerland, Italy, Monaco and France to learn about environmental science and the arts.

"We're going to be able to physically touch history," she said.

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