Student of the Month
Artist of the Month
Rocky River Elementary's Media Assistant, Ms. Jeanne Kouwe, was recognized by the MGSD Board of Education for always going ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY. Principal LaRusso, Asst. Principal Earnhardt, Media Coordinator Sharon Jayne and Financial Data Manager Rachel Hunter nominated Ms. Kouwe. In their nomination they said, "Rocky River Elementary has support staff that is second to none. This includes a caring and dedicated office staff, cafeteria staff, bus drivers and custodians. Many say the heart of a school is in the media center. This can also be said about Rocky River Elementary. At the center of all things media, Jeanne Kouwe is present. She arrives early each day to prepare for the day’s schedule and activities. She manages the media center checking in and out books, laminating resources, organizes shelves and teaching enhancement classes. She also works guiding small math groups to remediate skills and assist learning math concepts. In addition to the significant impact Mrs. Kouwe has on our students she has an equal impact on our school culture. She is always prepared and willing to assist in any situation. She boosts morale in simple, small ways throughout the work week and is very appreciative of others. Mrs. Kouwe works to help provide a rich, learning environment for all Rocky River Racers young and old. Her efforts are never gone unnoticed and much appreciated. We are very fortunate to have such a giving staff member!"
Spotlight on People
The Board of Education recognized South Elementary's Ms. Cheryl McCrory for being awarded the NCTIES 2017 Outstanding Teacher Award! This award recognizes and honors one teacher who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education. Award recipients are selected from a pool of nominations submitted to NCTIES from around the state of North Carolina. We are so proud of Ms. McCrory and her dedication to every child, every day!
In addition to spotlighting a teacher, the Board of Education also shined a spotlight on our CTE students who are headed to Nationals! With the guidance of teachers Darrin Bridges and Michael Cavicchia, the SkillsUSA students who qualified for the national competitions were as follows:
- Anthony Saraco: Elected NC State Officer
- Gracie Carr: First place at state / National Qualifier in Job Skills Demo/Special Effect Makeup
- Dylan Ward: First place at state / National Qualifier in HVAC
- Isaac Clemons: First place at state / National Qualifier in Sheet Metal
- Kevin Hajny: National Qualifier in Computer Problem Solving
- Andrew Izzo: National Qualifier in E-Business
- Emma Malar: National Qualifier for Organizational Leadership