Volume 2 Issue 8 | February 2022
Superintendent's Greetings & District Updates
Thank you to the Cleveland School District staff, families, and community for your continued support and efforts to help make the 2021-2022 school year a success. We have been met with many challenges and have not failed to rise up and overcome each new hurdle together.
I hope you all had a restful Winter Break. As the testing season approaches, we will remain vigilant in practicing the safety guidelines set for us by the CDC throughout the district.
The Author: Braylen Rimmer
When Brayen Rimmer is not focusing on his schoolwork, he is busy creating new adventures through children's literature. Braylen, is the author of The Phoenix Son, Phoenix Discovers the Paragon Files and Origins of the Paragons. Braylen's books may be purchased on his website www.thephoenixson.com
On January 27th, students at Bell Academy participated in the school-level Science Fair. Students who are placed within each of the categories will advance to the regional Science Fair at Delta State University.
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Cleveland School District Reading Fair
Students who placed within each category in the school level reading fair advanced to the Cleveland School District Reading Fair. Those students who placed first in each category from Bell Academy will advance to the regional reading fair at Delta State University. Front Row: Layci Johnson, Jase Gaddy, Noah Gaddy. Back Row: Ava Morgan, Kylee Lucas, Derrick Pruitt
Hayes Cooper Center
H.M. Nailor Elementary
D. M. Smith Elementary
Cleveland Central Middle School
Cleveland Central High School
Cleveland Career Development & Technology Center
The PBIS celebrations have begun at Cleveland Career Development & Technology Center. The students enjoyed a snack of popcorn and drinks! The teachers appreciate the hard work and dedication of the students and want to let them know that they are doing a wonderful job! Keep it up our SUPERSTARS!!
We all know what an Honor Roll Student is, and we praise and incentivize those students as we should. These academic scholars are the bedrock of our school district. Without the work ethic of our honor students, our district would not be listed as Successful by our state department of education. However, I’d like to introduce a population of students that are making strides in their attendance, behavior, and coursework. These scholars are growing daily, and these young people are who I call “On-A-Roll” Students.
Growth is easily defined as a gradual increase over time, and the students pictured here have made steady progress in their attendance, behavior, and coursework. Every student in our schools will not be listed on the Honor Roll roster, but every student has the potential to be on the“On-A-Roll” list.
Varsity Basketball Teams will be taking on Germantown tomorrow night -
Senior Night. Game times will be 6:00 and 7:30.
We hosted the District Basketball Tournament on February 7, 8, and 11.
Our boy's team will be the #1 Seed. Undefeated in district play.
Our girl's team will be the #2 Seed.
Attached is the GoFan link and the NFHS network link.
Congratulations to our boy's basketball team.
The Business Department has successfully conquered issuing W2's and 1099's for the 2021 year. We are excited about mid-year tasks that include, budget planning, financial audits, and fixed assets audits. Special thanks to everyone who was patient with us during this process.
Toninette, Michell, Tacarra, Callie, Simuel
Curriculum & Instruction
New Teacher Training (Facilitated by Bailey Ed Group Consultant Dr, Candace McClendon)
Family and Community Engagement
Family & Community Engagement Newsletter Update:
For those cold days to come: The Parent & Teacher Resource still has coats & jackets for children. Some are new and some are slightly worn, but they have been dry cleaned. Stop by the center or call Mrs. Patsy @662.719.0625. Stay warm!
4-K Paves the Way-Cleveland Early Learning Collaborative
School is so cool! Our 4-K classes celebrated 100-101 days of school.
Happy New Year from 4K: Party hats and sparklers
101 Days smarter with 4K Paving the way!
The Office of Federal Programs held an ELL Parent Meeting on January 8, 2022. The topic was on the LASLinks Assessment.
All Federal Programs Applications have been approved.
The Office of Federal Programs meets with Private Schools Monthly.
Intent Letters were sent to Private Schools for the 2022-2023 school year.
Below is a list of Maintenance Division Projects:
Pest Control Services for classrooms and offices from July 2021 to June 2022.
Replaced gas valve for room 32 at Hayes Cooper Center.
Repaired sewer line for CCHS A campus.
Installed a new circulating pump for Pearman Elementary Heating System.
The replaced window for CCMS classroom.
Parks Elementary School Library project is ongoing.
Repaired heat for open area classrooms at Bell Academy.
Special Education Corner
All school districts in Mississippi participate in an ongoing statewide effort to identify and evaluate children from birth through twenty-one years of age who may have disabilities and who are not currently receiving special education services. Parents, service agencies, preschool teachers, physicians, or any other concerned individual may refer a child to the Child Find Coordinator of their local school district. Once a referral is made, it is the responsibility of the Child Find Coordinator to ensure that the Mississippi Referral-to-Placement process is implemented in order to determine a child's eligibility for services.
Before a child is evaluated, written prior notice is given to the parents and procedural safeguards, as well as parents' rights, are explained. After parental permission for testing is obtained, a nondiscriminatory evaluation is conducted. Children are evaluated in all areas related to the suspected disability.
If a child is determined eligible for special education services, parents are notified and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed for that child. Parents must sign consent for placement prior to the child's receiving any special services. Services provided by each school district include speech/language therapy, services for autism, brain injuries, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, developmental delays, physical disabilities (including ADHD), emotional disabilities, and multiple disabilities.
If you have any questions regarding our Child Find Process please email email@example.com.
Cleveland School District Speech-Language Pathologists are working hard to help students across the district to improve speech and language skills including articulation, language, voice, fluency. Each monthly newsletter will highlight an area of communication. This month we will talk about Articulation.
WHAT IS ARTICULATION?
Articulation is how you say the sounds within the words. A child with an articulation delay/disorder has difficulty producing one or some sounds.
Why is it important to treat articulation?
Treating articulation improves a child’s ability to be understood by adults and peers. With the expertise of the SLP and the hard work of the child and family, most articulation disorders can be remediated.
There are things parents can do at home to encourage good articulation skills. SLPs can provide recommendations based on each child’s needs.
Take a walk: Find objects with your child’s target sound. Have them practice saying these words using their best speech.
Read a book: Have your child find their target sounds and practice saying them correctly.
Health Services Corner
Dental Health Month
Tips for Maintaining Your Child’s Oral Health
Schedule routine check-ups. If it’s been more than six months since your child has seen a dentist, schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Brush twice each day for two minutes. Children ages 2-6 should use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Always supervise kids younger than six years old while brushing, as they are more likely to swallow toothpaste.
Begin flossing. Once your child’s teeth touch, you can start flossing in between them.
Snack healthy! Fruit juice, sports drinks, fruit snacks, and sticky candies all pose serious threats to your child’s teeth. Give kids calcium-rich snacks like cheese or low-sugar yogurt. If you have to resort to candy – a chocolate bar is preferable to gummy or sticky sweets that can lodged in between the teeth, even after brushing.
Keep them hydrated! Avoid sugary drinks and stick to good old-fashioned water. Water helps to rinse away any sugar or particles that can lead to cavities. Many municipal water sources also contain fluoride, which is recommended by the American Dental Association and U.S. Surgeons General, among others, as an efficient way to prevent tooth decay. In fact, the theme of this year’s National Children’s Dental Health Month is celebrating 75 years of water fluoridation.
Replace your child’s toothbrush every three to four months.
Dental cleanings will be scheduled soon.
CSD Health Services American Heart Month
Celebrate Wear RED DAY! February 4, 2022
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is that you can lower your risk of getting it or having a stroke by doing the following things.
• Ask your doctor about your blood pressure, cholesterol, and A1C.
• Reduce the sodium, and increase the fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet.
• Be physically active.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
• Don’t smoke.
• Manage stress.
• Keep your diabetes under control
Nurses are offering Blood pressure checks to staff throughout the month. They are educating students and staff on healthy eating related to cardiovascular disease prevention.
The department worked very hard to complete over 200 work orders since the return from the holidays. We have begun getting devices ready for testing season. We want to make sure all devices are ready for our students to use in a few months.
Student interns began working with the department on Thursdays. They have set up devices and helped with the inventory at the central office. We will start a project on January 27th to update all the PCs at Cleveland Career Development & Technology Center. The students will upgrade the PCs from Windows 7 to Windows 10. We are so excited to work with our students now and in the future.
A Look Around CSD
Cleveland School District
Dr. Otha Belcher, Jr., Superintendent