Your generosity is amazing.
Thank you for your support of education. Your gift has given students fun and creative educational experiences. You are doing a world of good by helping provide them with a chance to increase reading levels even while learning from home.
This fall, six teachers were awarded an enhanced learning mini-grant for creative student learning. Each project can be conducted in-person in the classroom or remotely through a computer. The projects will concentrate on reading achievement, robotics, beginning musical instruments, emotional learning, and more! You are providing students with more innovative educational opportunities.
Flat Rock Elementary continued its program, “Magic Book Bus Summer Literacy Project,” thanks to donors like you. The program brings books and snacks to children in the Flat Rock community over the summer thereby helping students remain accomplished readers. Flat Rock Elementary Principal Blair Lambert and volunteers created a safe environment for reading while having fun. “The Magic Book Bus helps us to continue our relationships with our students while making sure they have books to read throughout the summer. We are excited to see our students, and the kids are happy when the Book Bus pulls up to their stop.”
This summer, the Surry County Schools Summer Ignite Camps have gone virtual including “Virtual Cooking Camp-Let’s Cook Up Some Fun at Home.” Forty students from grades 3rd through 9th participated and all ingredients and supplies were provided to students at no cost. “With this program, I wanted students to learn basic cooking techniques and how to follow a recipe. I selected recipes that would challenge the students and build their confidence while showing them how to make some good food,” said Sabrina Wilmoth, camp instructor and Surry Central High Culinary Arts Teacher. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have been involved in this fun-filled, positive learning event to help promote creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication.”
At Pilot Mountain Elementary School, the “One Book-One School” program has gotten every student excited about the joy of reading! Your gift has helped give the book, “The Trouble with Chickens” to each student. “We want students reading while at home and we felt this would not only get students excited with reading, but it would build a sense of community as we are all working together through distance education,” said Principal Dana Draughn. “This book has given PMES a sense of unity while being out of school for Covid 19.”
Madeline Dayton, an 8th grade student at Pilot Mountain Middle, recently had the opportunity to visit Surry Early College High School to be introduced to the campus, and to experience what school would be like if she attended. "I did enjoy the trip," said Madeline. "I learned that you need to have a good work ethic, and that students here are able to attend college classes as well as high school classes. I also learned that college is free if you attend classes through the Early College."
Without your donation, these opportunities may not be available for students to enjoy.
Thank you for making sure all students are able to enjoy opportunities to learn! Continue your support with a secure online gift today!