Local school district reps speak nationally

first_img Local school district reps speak nationally Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Head said the Virtual High School includes the county school system’s academy programs, seven of them, Global Studies and Credit Recovery.Head said he and McClure are honored to have the opportunity to speak at the National Dropout Prevention Network Conference.“A lot of schools look like Pike County High School – median income, population — and I think a lot of the schools represented at the dropout prevention conference will be interested in what we are doing,” he said. “We’ve got good stuff going on and it’s offered to our students at no cost. We make staying in school as easy as possible by offering opportunities for students to recover credits they have lost in a way that they can graduate with their classmates.”We also make it possible for students to begin college with an associate degree that is a savings of about $35,000.” Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said it is a great honor for the Pike County Schools to be represented at the national conference and it also validates what the Pike County School System is doing in the area of dropout prevention.“Through our Virtual High School, we are making it possible for students to catch up with their classmates and provide an avenue for these students to graduate with their classes,” Bazzell said. “The Virtual High School also allows students who want to achieve an increased academic challenge to achieve their goals.”Head and McClure have been involved with the Pike County Schools Virtual High School from the beginning and are continually looking for ways and designing programs that will “keep kids in school.” Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories McClure said an associate degree often opens doors that would not be available to someone with a just a high school diploma.“Of course, our academy programs allow students to take classes in areas of special interests,” he said. “That appeals to a lot of students. All of these programs keep students in school who would have dropped out otherwise. They are working for our students and can be implemented in schools in urban areas and in rural areas. And, can be successful in both.“We have simply made these type programs a priority and our local leadership and school board have made this all possible and facilitate our ever-developing partnerships.”Head and McClure will speak at a conference workshop and will also be available to discuss the Pike County Schools’ Virtual High School programs at site visits and informally.“Jeff and I will be available to talk more in depth with anyone who is interested,” Head said. “We believe in what we are doing with all of our programs. And, we’ll be interested in what other school systems are doing in the area of dropout prevention. We are always acceptable to ideas that will benefit our students.” By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Not often are representatives from a small school district in the rural South invited to speak at a national educational conference, especially at a conference that focuses on dropout prevention.However, Dr. Mark Head and Jeff McClure will represent the Pike County School System at the 2016 National Dropout Prevention Network Conference in Detroit, Michigan, on Oct. 2-5.Head is the administrative assistant to the superintendent of Pike County Schools, and Jeff McClure is director of alternative learning and distance educator facilitator for Pike County Schools, Sponsored Content Print Article Published 3:00 am Thursday, September 29, 2016 You Might Like Poultry, pigs and performers highlight county fair The 2016 Pike County Fair opens Tuesday night at the Pike County Fairgrounds and the sponsoring Troy Shrine Club is… read more Skip Email the authorlast_img read more

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Oh, man: What a festival! Storytelling tickets on sale now

first_img Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival and “Oh, man, what a festival” it will be.The Brundidge Historical Society’s 11th annual storytelling festival will feature four of the top storytellers in the country and, this year, they all happen to be male tellers.Again, Don Davis, the Dean of Storytelling, will headline the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival with Josh Goforth and Michael Reno Harrell back by popular demand. A new voice at the festival, but not to storytelling, will be Adam Booth who brought audiences to their feet at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Brundidge City Council meets The Brundidge City Council voted Tuesday in favor of a five percent cost of living raise for all city employees… read more Print Article The storytelling concerts at the Trojan Center Theater on Saturday are at 10 a.m. ($10) and 2 ($15) and 6:30 p.m. ($10). Saturday all day tickets are $30.“Each of the storytellers will be on stage at each concert and they will tell different stories at each concert,” Steed said. “So, you can come and stay all day and be well entertained. You’ll laugh until your sides split and then you’ll get a lump in your throat. That’s the magic of storytelling.”Preshow entertainment will begin 30 minutes prior to the storytelling concerts. The Lighthouse String Ensemble, The Benton Brothers and Company and The Hendersons will be the featured groups.The preshow entertainment alone is worth the price of the ticket, Steed said. “Each year, the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival features four of the nation’s top storytellers. The National Storytelling Festival is the Granddaddy of all storytelling festivals and all of these tellers have been on the stage there.”Tickets are available by calling 334-344-9427 or 334-670-6302 or 685-5524. Tickets are also available at The Messenger. “We had so many requests to bring Josh and Michael back and we’re so excited to be able to get Adam Booth, a fantastic teller from Shepherdstown, West Virginia,” said Cathie Steed, the BHS ticket chair. “And, as long as Donald Davis will keep coming back, he has a reservation. And, with these four, oh, man, it is going to be a great festival.”The 2017 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival will kick off on Friday night, January 27 with supper and stories at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge and continue with three storytelling concerts at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University on Saturday, January 28.“Tickets for supper and stories at the We Piddle Around Theater are first offered as a weekend package and many of those tickets were purchased at last year’s festival,” Steed said. “We only have a very few of the weekend tickets left.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Oh, man: What a festival! Storytelling tickets on sale nowlast_img read more

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