Coffee County Teen Expo Update – July 13

Coffee County Central High School, Coffee County Raider Academy, and Coffee County Middle School are excited to host the second annual Coffee County Teen Expo, which is anticipated to serve approximately 500 students in grades 7-12.
Coffee County Teen Expo is a support service event designed to ensure that our students in need are provided with all materials necessary to be successful academically and socially, and also provide other resource opportunities for students and their families.
During this event, students will receive school supplies, hygiene products, and a new pair of shoes. In addition, haircut and job fair services will be offered. We encourage our staffing agencies and local businesses to participate in the job fair for our families of Coffee County.
“We’re looking forward to another successful event and to serve double thenumber of  studentsfrom last year. We appreciate the continuous support from the community,” said Taylor Rayfield Coffee County Schools Family Resource Coordinator

Meet the Manchester Police – A Children’s Book

We see and hear to many instances where disconnect between the community and law enforcement builds more walls than bridges.  Our Manchester City Police Department has come up with a fun and interactive way to introduce children to officers in our community.  The Hearts of Blue, wives of police officers, have put together a coloring book where personal aspects of individual officers become the children’s art.

Seven Steps to Building School-to-Industry Partnerships | Edutopia

Students get to try out a profession to make sure it’s a good fit. They learn how to conduct themselves in the business world and they make connections that may lead to future employment. Industry and business leaders get a say in developing a curriculum to make sure there’s a practical focus to outfit students with the skills they’ll need to get hired. As for the schools, they get seasoned professionals to advise students, arrange field trips and, sometimes, provide financial support.

Can ‘early warning systems’ keep children from dropping out of school?

A half-dozen sixth-grade teachers sat in a circle inside an empty classroom, poring over sheets of data showing their students’ attendance, grades and discipline. They were looking for children who were sliding, whose records indicated they were in danger of falling off the track to high school graduation.
Marissa Johnson urged them to highlight those students’ names in yellow. “Our goal is to identify students who need to finish strong,” said Johnson, an employee of Diplomas Now, a Johns Hopkins University program that helps teachers here, at Grover Washington Jr. Middle School, identify students in need of extra support.
The research is clear: If you want to know whether a child is on a path toward graduating or dropping out, standardized test scores are not very useful. Far more telling is whether that child comes to school regularly, behaves in class and earns passing grades.