Recognitions and Proclamations at the Board of Education Meeting on October 17, 2017

Last Updated on Nov 20, 2017 at 1:33pm |

The Garrett County Board of Education made two recognitions and 2 proclamations at its meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

Student Artwork Recognitions

Dr. Nathan Sorber, Board Member, recognized students’ art work from the Student Arts Fair, from April 2017, and purchased by Garrett County Public Schools to be displayed in the central office. Dr. Sorber recognized the following students and their artwork:

1) Seven Southern Middle School students created the “Train Station” artwork: Emillie Baker, Scot Bowman, Zoey Hardesty, Graclyn Howdershelt, Katie Lloyd, Jazzmen Lynch, and Kenzie Shiflett.


Train Station artwork by 7 Southern Middle School students

Art work recognition to Southern Middle School students.

Pictured:  Dr. Nathan Sorber, Board member; Emillie Baker, Southern Middle student; Katie Lloyd, Southern Middle student; Alyssa Rodeheaver, Southern Middle art teacher; and Ms. Penny Proudfoot, Director of Elementary Education.

Southern Middle Students were recognized for the group art work on train station.

Pictured: First Row: Gracie Howdershelt and Kenzie Shiflett
Back Row: Jazzmen Lynch, Barbara Baker, Scot Bowman, Zoey Hardesty


2) Taylor Dixon, a Northern Middle School student last year (now a Northern High student), created “The Bird” artwork.


Artwork by Taylor Dixon from Northern High School.

Taylor Dixon, a Northern High School student, was recognized for her artwork.

Pictured:  Dr. Nathan Sorber, Board member; Taylor Dixon, Northern High student; and Ms. Penny Proudfoot, Director of Elementary Education.



Maryland Character Education School of the Year Awards

Mr. Matthew Paugh, Board Vice President, presented the Character Education  of the Year Awards to Accident Elementary, Broad Ford Elementary, and Northern Middle Schools for the quality of their comprehensive character education programs. The Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University held the 2017 Awards Conference on October 5th to honor schools throughout Maryland who have instituted, developed, and are continuing comprehensive character education initiatives in their school communities. Representatives from each school traveled to Stevenson University for presentations on character education programs and to receive the award.  The schools received a specially designed School of the Year Character Education banner to be displayed, along with a certificate of recognition from the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University.

Character Education awards to 3 schools.

Pictured:  Mr. Matthew Paugh, Board Vice President; Jessica Fratz, Accident School Principal; Connie Glotfelty, Accident School Counselor;  Dawna Ashby, Broad Ford School Principal; Anne Ross, Broad Ford School Assistant Principal; Richard Stevens, Northern Middle Assistant Principal; Kelley Beavers-Davis, Broad Ford School Counselor; and Dawn Moon, Broad Ford School Counselor.



National School Bus Week Proclamation – October 16-20, 2017

Mrs. Charlotte Sebold, Board Member, recognized National School Bus Safety Week:  October 16-20, 2017, with a proclamation. The proclamation was presented to Mr. Richard Wesolowski, Director of Transportation. The Board proclaimed the third full week in October as National School Bus Safety Week, and encouraged all citizens to recognize the hard work and dedication of pupil transportation professionals, the excellent safety record of school bus drivers, the benefits of school bus driver training, the importance of students obeying safety rules at all times, and the need for heightened vigilance on the part of all vehicle drivers when in the vicinity of school buses.

School Bus Safety Week recognition and proclamation.

Pictured:  Mrs. Charlotte Sebold, Board member; and Mr. Richard Wesolowski, Director of Transportation.




I Can Swim Program Proclamation – Month of October

Mr. Thomas Woods, Board Member, recognized the I Can Swim! Program, in partnership with Garrett College, by presenting a proclamation for the month of October. Accepting the proclamation were Cherie Krug, Executive Director of Garrett College Foundation, Penny Proudfoot, Director of Elementary Education, and Alison Sweitzer, Director of Finance. In September 2011, Garrett College began providing free American Red Cross basic swimming and water safety instruction for all kindergarten children. Garrett County Public Schools provides school bus transportation for the children to the college campus as part of their daily schedule for a four day active learning program during the regular school week. Every child participating in the program receives an I Can Swim! certificate and a one-year discount on a family membership to the CARC, along with four free one-day swimming passes. At the conclusion of its fifth year, the program has graduated over 1,900 Garrett County kindergarten students.


Pictured:  Ms. Penny Proudfoot, Director of Elementary Education; Cherie Krug, Executive Director of Garrett College Foundation; Mr. Thomas Woods, Board member; and Mrs. Alison Sweitzer, Director of Finance.

















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