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"Things we think, say or do!"

Last week, I was inducted into the Chester Chapter of Rotary International! What an honor and privilege for me! While going through my new member packet, there was a card that lists the Rotary's " Four-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do."

Here is what the list shows:

1. Is it the truth?

2. Is it fair to all concerned?

3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

In thinking and reflecting about all of the life lessons we want to teach our students, I believe that these four items of what we think, say and do are those tools we can give our children in how to be a good student, friend, citizen, and public servant. I'm also convinced that we adults can benefit from this "test" as well!

Pass it on and have a great weekend!


District News & High Fives

Students at GFE turned into leprechans on St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 25th is a Teacher Work Day. No school for students! The following week is Spring Break. The countdown is on!

A special congratulations and High Five to our schools' Teacher of the Year winners:

Lewisville Elementary, Lisa Brett; Lewisville Middle School, Heather Hillis; Lewisville High School, Aaron Mouyeos; Chester Park School of Inquiry, Ethel Moyd; Chester Park COLT, Nequi Dunlap; Chester Park ARTS, Vicki McCorkle; Chester Middle School, Donnae Dorn-Long; Chester High School, Denise Chavis; Chester County Career Center, Santana Davis; Great Falls Elementary, Sally Turner; Great Falls Complex, Megan Fulk; The Learning Center, Whitney Ford

Winthrop University released the exciting news that Chester High School was selected to be in the Winthrop University-School Partnership Network! CHS, along with two other excellent schools from York County, will join the partnership network this fall. According to educators at Winthrop, "The application review committee, comprised of current Partnership members, appreciated the commitment these schools showcased in their proposals. They felt the focus on meeting the needs of diverse learners and desire to engage in shared professional learning would be of mutual benefit to the university and current Partnership schools."

Congratulations to Samantha Lovern of Lewisville High. She received a $2,000.00 scholarship from SCATA (South Carolina Association of Title One Administrators) and will be honored at a luncheon in April.

High Five to Lewisville Elementary School for hosting a successful South Carolina School Walk Day. To promote walking as a lifetime fitness activity, Lewisville Elementary students and staff walked during their recess times. This was a great school wide C.A.T.C.H. (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) activity.

Chester Middle School has lots of good news to report! High Fives to Mrs. Kelly Sullivan and the CMS Broadcast Crew- Carmen Graham, Antonio Foote, Jayla Woods, and Alex Smith- for creating wonderfully entertaining and informative broadcasts! High Five to Mrs. Germain for being instrumental in our purchase of new math manipulatives, our beloved Versa-Tiles, and for her continuing efforts to assist teachers to provide innovative hands-on learning opportunities for our kids. High Five to Mrs. Simpson's first period students for raising the most money for Pennies for Patients ($344.36) and to all the students at Chester Middle School for raising $1,259.43 for Pennies for Patients.