We have just finished a busy week at school with classes going bowling, swimming, shopping, eating out and distributing student made appreciation cards at a Veteran’s Day recognition. Classes studied topics such as the cities of Las Vegas and Little Rock and characteristics of living things; and, they heard the story of a successful nature photographer who has Down Syndrome. Our book buddies from Christ Church School were here, and our classes always enjoy having the Christ Church students read to them. Our younger folks over at Hollis went bowling this week and I am told that the trip was a great success. They were also able to join Hollis Academy students for a Little Theater performance of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”. Linda Thigpen and the group working on our “Time Out in the Community Adopt-a-School PenPal” initiative have finalized plans and next week our students will begin sending letters, skyping and following the progress of Vanderbilt and Texas A&M’s women’s basketball teams.

Washington Center’s book fair has concluded, however, books can still be ordered online and there is a link to the Scholastic website on our Washington Center website. 

Next week will be a special one in that it is American Education Week, and we will be giving a big thank you to paraprofessionals on Monday, to bus drivers on Tuesday, to teachers and therapists on Wednesday, to custodians and cafeteria workers on Thursday and to district office personnel on Friday. It definitely takes all those folks to make this program the best it can be, and we are grateful to each of our staff members every day. Also next week we have Leadership Greenville coming for a tour on the 16th   in addition to an SIC meeting at 1 that day. Our landscape architect will also be coming on Wednesday to review plans for the nature trail. 

I am sad to let you know that one of our homebound students, Zyra Morris, passed away last Sunday. Zyra was one of Sarah Tanner’s students, and we all send condolences to her family. We will be placing a book in the media center in Zyra’s honor. 

Folks in Human Resources have asked that I let you know that there will be a job fair on Tuesday, November 15 from 5-7 pm at Enoree Career Center on Scalybark Road. They are looking for bus drivers and aides, custodians and food services workers.

PTA will be decorating the school for the holidays on November 28 and they will welcome any volunteers who might like to help, and of course, we have Thanksgiving holidays coming up from November 23-25.

Have a good weekend. I hear we need to bring the plants in, so I guess the cooler weather is really here.