|Briceville Elementary School
"Make BES the best!!"
|WHO:||Stakeholders in the Coal Creek Scholars Program who are interested in educating a new generation of community leaders for the Coal Creek watershed in Anderson County, TN.||
|WHAT:||Stakeholders are invited to attend the “Engineering Better Readers” (EBR) kick-off assembly at Briceville Elementary School, sponsored by Geo/Environmental Associates, Inc., Knoxville, TN.|
until 10:00 am
on Friday,10 February 2012
|WHERE:||Briceville Elementary School, 103 Slatestone Road, Briceville, TN 37710, which is located 3.5 miles southwest of Lake City off Highway 116 (Fraterville Miners’ Memorial Highway).|
Briceville students have participated in the
Coal Creek Scholars Program for
the past 12 years. In elementary school, students learn to take pride in
rich mining history and ecology of the watershed.
While in middle school, they participate in the restoration of the American chestnut on mine land reclaimed by the Forestry Reclamation Approach. High school students participate in community service projects to qualify for college scholarships, as twenty-nine of them have done.
At the 10th annual Coal Creek Scholars Day event in December 2011, college students from Briceville told fourth and fifth graders that a love for reading was the most important thing they learned at Briceville School, which prepared them for college. The EBR initiative will provide incentives for all Briceville students to become avid readers.
|HOW:||Teachers at Briceville School are purchasing prizes, which will be hidden behind a curtain in the school cafeteria and unveiled at the kick-off assembly. They are also developing a scoring system for the reading software package Big Universe, so students who become avid readers can earn points and buy prizes.|
|Do you know that Briceville students provided motivation and assisted in research for a book being written by Dr. Eirug Davies of Harvard University? That book, The Cymry Welsh of Tennessee, is scheduled for publication in Wales this summer. Imagine the thrill of reading a book that chronicles the exploits of members of your community from long ago, and students from your school, while earning points to buy a prize.|
The EBR program has been pilot-tested at schools in Houston, Denver, and Newark, as described at www.engineersleadership.org/index.cfm?pid=10434. Patty Bachner from Engineers’ Leadership Foundation will attend the kick-off assembly to describe the success of EBR and how it has improved reading scores at other schools.
Anderson County Commissioner, Tim Isbel, will present the school with a resolution at the assembly to recognize its efforts, and those of its students, in preserving the rich coal-mining history of Anderson County.
Award-winning author and retired Knoxville News Sentinel senior writer Fred Brown will explain how a love for reading led to his successful career. He will also describe the latest book he is writing about Coal Creek mining history.
Crissy Haslam, First Lady of Tennessee, offers
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Member of Congress from Tennessee’s 3rd
|For questions or additional information, please contact Carol Moore at (865) 584-0344 Ext. 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.|
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