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Employees of the Year & Friend of Education Dinner
KATHY HAMPTON - NAPLES ELEMENTARY MAGNET SCHOOL - CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Every student looks forward to 2nd grade at Naples and misses it when they graduate – and for good reason. Kathy Hampton has been teaching for 22 years – with the majority of those at Naples School. She is the consummate professional, and is still challenging herself to get better each day.
In her class children experience a wild range of events and happenings.
Students adopt a beanie baby and journal the adventures bringing tears at years end. Not to mention the Grand Mother’s Day Tea for students and their mothers.
The holidays include the yearly food collection for the food bank, the penny collection for a families Secret Santa, and the annual gingerbread house building at Christmas. Not to mention the amazing Thanksgiving Feast that Pilgrims and Indians put on for their families with stories of old.
Do you like to dance? Students in 2nd grade learn while dancing with Mrs. Hampton in the lead. She never stops dancing - especially if it is the Beach Boys.
Want a new skill? Mrs. Hampton teaches HATS classes about crocheting and yoga and can even help you bake an apple pie.
Do you like animals? Each 2nd grade student will raise a mealy worm into a moth while graphing its growth. Daily use of the smart board brings up science information and daily pictures of animals and unusual events. All this while you hear squeaking from the room as the guinea pigs want to be held.
The hallway is filled with poems, riddles, stories and pictures that the 2nd grade hangs often. This includes the kindness board that is filled with 2nd grader helpers who are being taught the value of assisting others and recognizing those who help them.
Second Grade anyone? It is never too late to have a wonderful 2nd grade.
Kathy welcomes all!
Boundary County School District Classified Employee for the Month
Mrs. Pam Copeland - Valley View Elementary School - Secretary
What an elementary school needs is consistency and what Pam Copeland gives to this district is just that! Pam has worked for the Boundary County School District for 15 years. This experience, together with common sense, a history of our community dynamics and a strong work ethic equals the honor of Employee of the Month.
Pam is a straight forward individual with a strong moral compass. In her role of Lead Secretary she: looks over the budget, writes up purchase orders, collects time sheets, keeps the attendance of students and staff, answers the phone, greets parents and guests, schedules the gym, calls substitute teachers, completes state reports, keeps student records, as well as attends to the accidents and injuries of 380 elementary students. To make things more impressive, this list is not totally complete! Not many people can do this job! Pam completes these tasks at VVES with a smile and the assistance of Sarah Binnall.
I have enjoyed my role as school principal for over 24 years. A strong school secretary is the #1 factor in the success of an educational program. On the behalf of our students, the staff and our community—I thank you for your dedicated service to Boundary County.
Local VFW Essay Winners
Voice of Democracy
Audio Essay Contest
Theme: "Why I'm Optimistic About Our Nation's Future"
(Left to Right): David Miles, II, BCMS Principal; Neil Martin, 3rd; Kassandra Skeen, 2nd; Myla McKechnie, 1st; Brady Williams, VFW
Written Essay Contest
Theme: "What Patriotism Means to Me"
Congratulations to each participant!
You make your schools, community, and nation all very proud!
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