Virtual high school gets green light

first_img Published 10:38 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Virtual high school gets green light Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Next Up Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Book Nook to reopencenter_img You Might Like Brundidge students learn about community (PHOTO GALLERY) Local kindergarten students release balloons in honor of abused children as part of Kindergarten Day, a day for students to… read more By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content The Pike County Board of Education approved the Pike County School System’s Virtual High School Program Options Admission Criteria at its Monday meeting.Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of the Pike County School System, called the program the “most exciting issue” to come before the board in a while.“I’ve been asked where the Virtual High School Program will be and I say, anywhere we want it to be,” Bazzell said. “And, it can be. But there is a need for a home base for the program. I do have a place in mind that will be affordable and with easy access. But it’s not final.”Bazzell said the Virtual High School Program will serve two segments of the high school population – those who are above and beyond what the traditional program offers and those who require credit recovery.“This program has the potential to be very positive,” he said. “There will be some start-up costs including laptops. But we’re ready to go. I can hardly wait to get started.”The board’s agenda included new business, housekeeping items, permission requests, retirement resignations and resignations.In new business, the board approved updates to the system’s secondary term grading and the secondary math offerings. The board also approved the request for Godwin & Jones to be the architect for the softball project at Goshen High School.In personnel action, the board accepted retirement resignations from Elizabeth Sigers, GES, and Claire Taylor, PCES effective June 1, 2014; and Dawn Scarbrough, GES, effective May 31, 2014. The board also accepted the retirement resignation of Edward Brown, bus driver, effective June 1, 2014.The board accepted the resignations of Zachary Searels, PCHS, and Ann Renee Bentley, BMS, both effective May 29, 2014.The board approved permission for volunteer status for Sherell Brown, football at PCHS and Taiwan Iverson, basketball, PCHS.The board gave its permission for the Pike County High School Gospel Choir to participate in the opening of a new Beacon Hill Worship Center May 9-11 at Madison.Permission was given for SFC Aaron Young to attend a Cadet Command Logistic Course in Fort Knox, Kentucky April 27 through May 1.The request for the Goshen High School Junior Varsity Scholar’s Bowl team to attend and participate in the 7th Annual Junior National Academic Championship in Washington D.C. May 30 and June 1 was approved.Permission was also granted for Technology students and George Stringer, Technology instructor, to attend the 2014 Skills Championships and Career Expo April 23 and 24 in Birmingham.The board was asked to approve funds in the amount of $1,000 to be used to help purchase competition uniforms for the GHS competition cheerleading squad. The request was granted.Permission was given for the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee Junior Ambassador Program to use PCBOE bus and driver to transport Junior Ambassadors to Fort Rucker April 30.The board approved the requests for the sixth-grade gifted program students to travel Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Ga. The date has not been set, perhaps in mid to late May.Permission was given for Dr. Mark Head, Pam Gardner, Tammy Calhoun, Shantell Rouse, Anita Grant, Willie Wright, Shondra Whitaker, Warren Weeks, Major Lane and Wanda Corley to attend the 2014 Mega Conference July 24-28 in Mobile.The board also gave its permission for Major Lane, Wanda Corley, Lee Scott, Tracey Thomas, Dr. Mark Head, Dr. Donnella Carter, Shantell Rouse, Anita Grant and Pam Franklin to attend CLAS Annual Summer Convention, June 22 through 25.Anita Grant and Shantell Rouse were also granted permission to attend the National Association of Elementary School Principals Annual Conference July 10 through 12 in Nashville.The board also approved the request for Dr. Donnella Carter to attend the 24th Regional Minority Leadership Conference for Administrators June 3 through 6 in Bay St. Louis, Miss. Print Article Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Department renames Isis Gallery as AAHD Gallery

first_imgSince the rise of the Islamic State terrorist group, commonly known as “ISIS,” many businesses and organizations with the same acronym have modified their names to avoid any negative connotations. Notre Dame’s department of art, art history and design department recently followed suit, renaming the Isis Gallery in O’Shaughnessy Hall as the AAHD Gallery.Originally created by students, intended for exhibitions of student work and named after the mythological goddess, the existence of the Isis Gallery dates back to the 1970s, Richard Gray, chair of the department, said, when the art department was housed in the old fieldhouse.“I came to the department in the 1980s, and it was already a gallery, an operating space. And it was started by students, probably in the old fieldhouse,” he said. “The department occupied the old fieldhouse for about 10 years, prior to moving to Riley Hall. They never had a permanent home, and the old fieldhouse was kind of this ad hoc space they took over, and it has since become the [Clarke Memorial Fountain].”After the demolition of the fieldhouse, the gallery moved to O’Shaughnessy Hall, where students and graduate students continue to install and take down work, which is a range of art media across all disciplines, including design work. “We don’t have a particular staff person that [is] doing that,” he said.The AAHD gallery currently shows undergraduate and graduate student and professional work, Gray said. “The gallery is there for us to showcase professional work from the outside for the benefit of the student community. It’s there to feature our own student work, to students and faculty, to the Notre Dame community and to showcase what we do as artists and designers,” he said.The AAHD gallery exhibits professional work for two-thirds of the academic year and shows student work the rest of the time, Gray said. The work of a second-year graduate student is currently being installed, and senior undergraduate work will be displayed at the end of the semester. “Most of the shows during the semester are from artists beyond the department. We have a small lecture series here, where we invite people to come and speak, and one of the options is for them to have an exhibition in the gallery to go along with their talk.”The location of the gallery in O’Shaughnessy Hall is partially practical, Gray said, because of a lack of space in Riley Hall. “The more beneficial way to look at is that the gallery is a way for us to have outreach on the campus, to make what we do available to people beyond our building,” he said. “Having art in a public place creates a great conversation with just the public at large — in this case, with a lot of students — rather than locating galleries in art spaces, locating galleries in non-art spaces is beneficial, as a conversation starter, as outreach, in sharing our intellectual curiosity and intellectual production with other people.”By displaying student work, the gallery “completes the circle” for an artist or designer, not unlike publication completes the circle for a writer, he said. “This a way of you completing that circle, from producer to consumer, and having that conversation at large with people beyond your own interest and constituencies,” he said. “Our students have the experience of exhibiting work, of putting themselves out there in the public for commentary and feedback.”Tags: AAHD. O’Shaughnessy Hall, Art Gallerylast_img read more

US Sanctions Major Guatemalan Drug Trafficker

first_img On January 17, the U.S. Treasury Department included Marllory Dadiana Chacón, the leader of a Guatemalan gang linked to Mexican cartels, on its list of individuals considered drug traffickers and subject to sanctions, the department announced in a statement. Chacón was included on the list together with seven other individuals, including her husband, Jorge Andrés Carbajal, two Guatemalan firms, and two Panamanian firms, all linked to her organization, the Treasury indicated. The U.S. authorities consider Chacón one of the most active drug traffickers in Central America, the head of an operational network stretching from Guatemala to Honduras and Panama that has sent thousands of kilos of cocaine a month to Mexican cartels. At the same time, her gang launders tens of millions of dollars of drug money a month, according to the department. When someone is added to the Treasury list, his or her assets in the United States are seized, and no citizen of that country is permitted to conduct business with him or her. “Marllory Chacon’s drug trafficking activities and her ties to the Mexican drug cartels make her a critical figure in the narcotics trade,” affirmed Adam Szubin, in charge of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Since 2000, the Treasury has added more than 1,000 individuals from around the world to its list of drug traffickers. By Dialogo January 23, 2012last_img read more

NFCA Mourns as Plateau Coaches’ Boss Dies

first_imgThe Nigeria Football Coaches Association (NFCA) has sent a condolence message to its Plateau State chapter and the state’s Football Association over the death of James Ndoma. The coach died in the early hours of thursday.In a statement signed by the General Secretary of the NFCA, Solomon Ogbeide, the body observed that the death of the coach was a sad chapter in the history of football coaching in the country.“It is with great shock we learnt of the death of Coach Ndoma this morning (yesterday). He was a brilliant young man and a committed member of our association. We pray God to give his family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss,” the statement concluded. Until his death, Ndoma was the chairman of the Plateau branch of the NFCA as well as the coach of the University of Jos and had been battling with an unknown ailment since December last year.At a point, he was relocated to his home state, Cross River but the ailment defied medication before he was brought back to Jos and admitted at the Jos University Teaching Hospital. He was again moved to Birmingham Hospital, also in Jos where he was confirmed dead yesterday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse toughs out physical game to beat Mercyhurst for 1st time

first_img Published on November 8, 2014 at 9:05 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Two-thousand one-hundred eighty-five days had passed since Syracuse first played Mercyhurst. Over the span of nearly six years, SU only mustered 28 losses and two ties in 30 games. On try 31, the Orange finally broke through.Players piled over the bench, skating toward Jenn Gilligan to celebrate the win. Those on the ice quickly made their way to Gilligan and head coach Paul Flanagan walked to the mass of players by the net. After a quick handshake, the players bolted for the locker room. Some players waved to their parents, others shouted and Dakota Derrer walked with her arms raised.Mercyhurst made SU (3-4-5, 2-1-1 College Hockey America) grind for the win with borderline body checks and a third-period rush, but the Orange staved it all off to beat the Lakers (9-2-1, 3-1-0), 4-1, for the first time in program history Saturday at Tennity Ice Pavilion.“We even said… ‘Regardless of what happens, go out in this third period and just give it everything you’ve got,’” Flanagan said. “‘Manage the puck, block shots, get the puck off the glass and out, do the little things well.’”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThrough the first two periods, SU and Mercyhurst tallied one goal each. Mercyhurst struck first after Jennifer MacAskill poked the puck past Gilligan during a scrum in front of the net. Then SU’s Nicole Renault blasted a shot from the blue line to knot the score. A physical first two periods escalated into an even more physical third period. As Megan Quinn and Mercyhurst’s Hannah Bale battled on the boards for a puck in the third period, Bale wrapped her arm around Quinn and as Bale moved away, the two fell back on the ice. Nearly 30 seconds later, Melissa Piacentini and Mercyhurst’s Molly Byrne fought for the puck near Mercyhust’s blue line and Byrne shoved Piacentini, who knocked Byrne on the ice. As Gilligan covered the puck on the other end, Byrne rushed the net after the whistle and stopped abruptly, spraying Gilligan with ice.“You’ve just got to push back,” Knerr said. “They may be bigger and taller than us, but you’ve got to push back and use your body as much as you can.”With less than nine minutes left in the game, Piacentini knocked the puck out of the air with her hand, backhanding a pass in front of the goal. Instead of finding a teammate, the puck found the back of the net, slipping through the legs of Mercyhurst goalie Amanda Makela to give Syracuse a 2-1 lead. About a minute after SU’s second goal, Mercyhurst passed across the ice for a one-time shot and Gilligan stopped the puck, but it fell and players poked at the puck and a prone Gilligan. Eventually the puck stuck underneath Gilligan and SU escaped unscathed.The opportunity was not Mercyhurst’s last. The Lakers worked the puck on SU’s side of the ice. Alysha Burris stepped in front of a shot and blocked it with her stick. “Blocking a shot is like scoring a goal, it was very good and it pumped our bench up when we did it,” said Knerr. Mercyhurst had one more opportunity, a power play, but put no shots on net. SU cleared the puck two times, each drawing howls from the bench. As the public address announcer shouted “Syracuse at full strength,” the bench let out another yell. When Mercyhurst had exhausted all its options, it subbed Makela for an extra attacker. As SU cleared the puck, Piacentini sent a pass to Burriss who chipped the puck from Mercyhurst’s blue line into the net. With a 3-1 lead and two-goal cushion, the bench went crazy. Grossi and Akane Hosomayada hugged while other players high-fived and cheered on their teammates.“I think our confidence was going downhill after yesterday’s game,” said Piacentini of the Orange’s 5-1 loss to Mercyhurst on Friday. “Looking at our record, it wasn’t going our way, our games weren’t going our way, so to get this win was huge.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more