Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners
The Jefferson County Board of School Commissioners will meet:
Thursday, May 6, 2021
5:30 pm Work Session - Business Session to follow
Location: Jefferson County Court House
Social distancing to the greatest extent possible.
Terri Stansberry – Advise TN Counselor
Mrs. Terri Stansberry was recognized by Mrs. Michelle Walker, Jefferson County Supervisor of Secondary Education, for her exemplary work as the Jefferson County High School Advise TN Counselor. Advise TN is a grant-funded program implemented in 2016 to increase the number of Tennesseans accessing higher education. The grant was designed to serve up to 10,000 juniors and seniors in high schools across the state. Advisors were placed in high schools that articulated a strong commitment to building a college-going culture, had a college-going rate below the state average at the time of the grant, and participated in a competitive proposal process. The grant, originally funded for three years, has been extended.
The success of Advise TN is assessed by the college applications, acceptances, and enrollment; scholarship applications and awards, Federal Applications for Student Assistance (FAFSA) completions; TN Promise Scholarship application and requirement completions; ACT scores; and student use of CollegeforTN.org. Advisor responsibilities include helping students enroll in the post-secondary options where they are most likely to succeed. Options include 4-year university, community college, TCAT, etc. Advisors also support students create a comprehensive college admission and financial aid plan.
Mrs. Stansberry's tireless dedication to our students, even in the midst of a pandemic, is commendable. Because of her dedicated time and energy, many students have taken advantage of the opportunities afforded by the Tennessee Promise and have been able to participate in post-secondary opportunities that open doors for their futures!
Jefferson County High School Career & Technical Education Students earned several medals in a Virtual Skills USA State Competition. Students did very well in the virtual competition, placing as state winners. Students placed in the following categories: Job Interviews (3rd Place); Job Demo Fingerprints (2nd Place); Automotive Maintenance Technology (2nd Place); Maintenance and Light Repair (1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place); HVAC (1st Place). 1st place winners are now preparing for participation in the national competition in June. JCHS students swept Maintenance and Light Repainr with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!
TN Pathway Certification
Dr. Tommy Arnold (Jefferson County Schools Supervisor of Federal Programs), Mr. Jerry Young (TCAT-Morristown President), Mr. Tim Epling (Jefferson County High School Welding Instructor), and Dr. Rebecca Campbell (Jefferson County Career & Technical Education Director) accept a certificate from the TN Department of Education recognizing TN Pathways Certification in Welding. A recognition statement from TN Governor, Bill Lee and TN Commissioner of Education, Penny Schwinn was read along with the presentation of the certificate.
Gifts from Dual Enrollment II Welding Students
Dual Enrollment II students created gifts for Pathways partners, School Board members, and Dr. Johnston to express thanks for the continued support of this TN Certified Pathways program.
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