When reading trouble arises in young students, it can be tough to pin down just what the trouble might be.
First graders, because they are new readers, are just learning the tricks of turning a collection of letters into meaningful words and sentences that tell a story or share information. It might be the first time they're navigating through The Cat in the Hat on their own.
The State Senate finally agreed on one of its most controversial issues last week when senators passed SB248 to revise the annual public school calendar. The vote came after representatives of state teacher organizations were assured that teachers would not have to work without pay.
The key change was that teachers will not be paid for snow days when school is cancelled but only if they are notified before 4:30 a.m. Senator Bob Plymale (D-Wayne), chairman of the Senate Education Committee, said teachers will not lose any pay because all snow days that are cancelled will be made up before the end of the school year.
The Morgan County Social Studies Fair was held at the Warm Springs Middle School on Saturday, March 21. Judges evaluated individual and group projects by students in grades four through 12. First place winners are listed below.
Winners in the Anthropology category were: Leah Hancock, grades 4-5; Gloria Shrewsberry, Haleigh Fields and Jordan Smith, grades 6-8.