Director Updates School Board on Personnel Moves

April 13, 2018
by: 
Dwayne Page
Board of Education Met Thursday Night at DeKalb West School

Director of Schools Patrick Cripps updated the Board of Education on personnel moves during Thursday night’s monthly meeting held at DeKalb West School.

Since last month, Laura Patterson has been employed as an educational assistant at DeKalb Middle School to replace Josh Melton.

Ginda Kilgore, an educational assistant at Northside Elementary School has been transferred to DeKalb Middle School.

Hunter Collins has resigned

Tena Edwards, Janet England, Sonja House, and Carol Sampley have all been granted a leave of absence as requested.

The DeKalb County School district has set the state assessment testing dates at each school for April.

The following testing dates are specific for each school.

DeKalb County High School:
* April 16th-26th-Grades 9-12
* April 30th-May 4th-Grades 9-12
* Make-up dates for TNReady: April 20th, May 4th

DeKalb Middle School- Grades 6-8
* April 17th-April 27th
* Make up dates: April 18th, April 26th

DeKalb West School:
*Grade 2 and Grades 3-8
* 2nd Grade Assessment -April 23rd-April 26th
* Make-up date: April 27th, April 30th

* 3rd-4th-April 17th-April 25th
* Make-up dates: April 26th, April 27th

5th-April 17th -April 26th
* Make-up dates: April 27th, April 30th

6th-8th -April 17th -April 27th
* Make-up dates: April 30th, May 1st

Northside Elementary School:
*Grade 2 and Grades 3-8
* April 18th
* April 23rd-May 1st
* Make-up dates: April 27th Grades 3-4; April 30th-May 1st-Grade 2-5

* 2nd Grade Assessment -April 24th-April 26th
*Make up date: April 26th, April 30th, May 1st

DCHS Principal Randy Jennings briefly addressed the board to mention that Raiden Martin has been elected as FBLA State Treasurer and that Ashley Reynolds was recently elected FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) state vice president of STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events for the upcoming year. Nicholas Birmingham has been accepted to the Tennessee Governors School for the Arts and FBLA Advisor Marilyn Roberts named State Advisor of the year. The prom will be Friday, April 27.

In her brief report to the board, Smithville Elementary Principal Julie Vincent announced that May 4 is the date for DeKalb West School and Smithville Elementary to have Pre-K and kindergarten registration (subject to pre-k funding) from 8 until 1:30 p.m. for incoming students.

Sabrina Farler, Principal at DeKalb West School announced that DeKalb Middle and DeKalb West School’s top math students attended the Tennessee Tech Math Contest Thursday and Alex Antoniak, a 6th grade student at DeKalb West finished 1st out of 107 students in the contest.

Karen Knowles, Principal at Northside Elementary School, announced testing dates for students (as noted above).

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