Superintendent Matt Vollman and the three principals from the school district welcomed new teachers and aides to the district for the upcoming school year on Monday morning at the NCOE elementary school with a school breakfast and workshop. Superintendent Vollman asked Pastor Joe Skaggs to pray for the group and the upcoming school year. New high school principal Brad Wehlermann was welcomed and extended an introduction to the assembled room.
The district has had a busy summer with with new staff, new programs, and all the summer maintenance being done on the buildings. Online training is required of all the teachers and the aides. The Superintendent said it was easier to keep track of by doing it online. He asked them complete it before the end of the first semester. Principal Carter also requested all teachers and aides complete the first five training topics in the next couple of days and presented a demonstration of how to do it at the Ed Leaders website.
“We are NCOE Strong t shirts” are available for purchase for $10. Faith Blair is in charge of taking orders for the shirt.
David Reavis, the newly re-hired Principal at NCOE Elementary announced his new employees who would be starting the school year. Logan Tharp will be a district-wide teacher, teaching Art, Art History and 3D Sculpture in first through twelfth grades. Tharp will be traveling the district each day teaching at all three schools. Theresa Scroggins is back as a Special Ed teacher after several years’ hiatus. Tonya Pearce is back as an aide, along with Allison Rush, and Sherri Sharp will be working in the kitchen.
Brad Wehlermann introduced personal aide Mandy Johnson, transfer teachers Jimmy Foster, Cora Humphries, Tiffany Reavis, and newly hired Home Ec teacher Valissa Sutton and welcomed them to the High School. Booth Principal Carla Carter welcomed two new staff members, Chassity Rose and district-wide employee Logan Tharp to her school. Rose will be teaching Special Ed Kindergarten through fifth grade and has 14 years experience.
Carla Carter informed the group about the new website and app that has been created this summer. The district-wide website replaces the individual websites of the three schools. The address is httncoecusd3.org. The school district also maintains Twitter and Facebook accounts. The new NCOE app is an extension of the website, containing all the same information and links. Carter asked attendees to check the information at the website that pertained to each one and make sure that all was accurate. The website contains links to the Playstore and the App Store to obtain the free app. The app contains menus for live feed, news, events, athletics, staff with photos and contact information, dining (school menus), documents, notifications and TeacherEase, supplying an advanced central communication platform for students and parents who use their smartphones for almost everything.
The first day of student attendance is just around the corner. Students’ first day will be August 14. There will be a 2:00 p.m dismissal on August 14, 15, and 16.
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