Lincolnton Middle School told about its iLit Program at the October School Board meeting.
Wayne Howard Staff Writer
Tuesday night (Oct. 14th) was Lincolnton Middle School Night at the Lincoln County Board of Education meeting. Each month, the School Board invites one school to present a program about things they're doing to improve educational opportunities for students. Lincolnton Middle School showcased its iLit program, an iPad-based program that has kids bring tablets to school to help improve their reading skills.
The school also announced that the successful Athletes & Academics program begun last year will be back in December. Former Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas and Carolina Panthers fullback Brad Hoover will be the star celebrities attending this year's event.
While it was Lincolnton Middle School Night, it was a good night for Union Elementary, too. Principal Heather Houser was recognized as the Principal of the Year, an award announced last Friday. Her school was recognized as a Reward School under the Title 1 program of the US Department of Education. The criteria for the designation includes achieving the top 10% of all Title 1 schools in the state for a three year period.
Jennifer Broome, a mathematics teacher at Battleground Elementary School, was recognized as Lincoln County's 2015 Outstanding Elementary School Mathematics Teacher of the Year.
Another teacher recognition:
Karen Wight, 2nd grade teacher at G.E. Massey, was honored as the Lincoln County Hometown Hero for September.
Charlotte lawyer Charles G. Monnett III started the program last year to honor teachers in Mecklenburg, Lincoln, Catawba, Iredell, Cabarrus and Union Counties.
Monnett's wife, Deborah, has worked in public education her entire career. He knows first-hand the enormous time and effort teachers put into their classroom in order to provide the best education for their students - and how they spend hundreds of dollars of their own money every year on classroom supplies.
To recognize the commitment teachers make to their students the law firm of Charles G. Monnett III & Associates has chosen to award one deserving teacher in each of these six counties a $250 Visa Gift Card for classroom supplies each month during the school year. Students, families and faculty may nominate and vote for their special teacher by visiting the Hometown Heroes web page: http://www.carolinalaw.com/HOMETOWN-HERO-TEACHER-APPRECIATION-PROGRAM.aspx
Each month, the winning teacher in each county will receive a $250 gift card... and, to celebrate, their classroom will receive a Domino's Pizza Party!
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