Wishing You A Happy Easter

March 26th

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I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter. I hope that everyone has a great break. I know that the kids are in need of a break from school so I am not asking them to even think about school. However, if they get bored and if they want to, they can do Lexia, Reflex Math, Moby Max or Newsela.

Grading Period Ended

The students worked really hard on their Zoo Opinion Papers, All About NC and Branches of Government slides. Please reassure your child that I will grade them on what they got finished and I will not count off for not being finished. They can finish when they return and get an additional grade on the next grading period. I have some "worriers" and I tried to explain to them not to worry but I am not sure that they really understood what I was saying.


They started a math Benchmark assessment on Thursday but many did not finish. Several did not finish despite their best efforts so I am NOT counting that test on this grading period.

Awesome Act of Kindness By High School Seniors

I shared this story with your children in class this week. Our adopted son, Tyler, is a student at AC Reynolds. He is actually 20 years old and next year will be his "Senior" year. Students with mental disabilities can stay in school until they are 21.


I brought Tyler home as his Foster mom when he was 6 days old. I had no idea until a week later, at a 2 week doctor visit, that he had Down Syndrome. I cried all the way to my mom's house. My heart broke for him because I was so worried about how mean kids would be to him. After 6 months of persistently bugging the DSS worker, asking if we could adopt him, we were finally blessed enough to make him ours.


As the years passed, I was pleasantly surprised at how students embraced Tyler. But with all of the acts of kindness I saw from other kids, the most touching came this past week.


The student interns at AC Reynolds knew that Tyler was going to the prom and they thought it would be cool to help Tyler pull off a Promposal. Now, when I was in school, a guy just asked a girl to the prom. However, now it has become a major production of creativity. The interns knew that Tyler had a girlfriend, Beth, who also has Down Syndrome. They have been "sweethearts" for over 6 years. So they arranged an amazing Promposal. They went as far as to play the song that Beth and Tyler had danced to at the Homecoming dance and bought the flowers, balloons and made the sign. It was posted on Facebook and has gotten over 20, 000 views and has been shared by WLOS as well.


To go to the original video on Facebook, you can

click on the link below. We would love for it to go viral to show that kids with special needs have hopes, dreams and feelings just like all other non "disabled" students and to show how there are many awesome , unselfish kids in the world despite the grim picture painted by the news about the youth of our day. Please feel free to share this with as many people as you like.

https://www.facebook.com/cindyandrogerayers/posts/1140975085934866?notif_t=like


I shared this with my class to show them how much a compassionate, unselfish act of kindness can make such a difference in a person's life.

Catching Up On Sharing School Photos

Career Day- Marley's mom talks about being a scientist!

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NED PROGRAM

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LAST 9 WEEK'S AWARDS

Special Awards

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A Honor Roll

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A/B Honor Roll

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Addison being recognized for A Honor Roll- Computer failed to include her name on the computer generated certificates

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Girls on the Run- Fall session

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Music Presentation

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Planting Tomatoes and Learning Why Worms Are Important

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