But, this extra week off isn’t going to be all fun and games for students or school faculty and staff. Director of schools Matt Hixson told the Times News Tuesday that teachers were using Tuesday and Wednesday to prepare home lessons.
The Hawkins County Commission honored Volunteer High School senior Tinsley Whalen Monday evening for both her academic and athletic achievements, including becoming the county's first ever Region 1 title winner in swimming.
CHES principal Hope Malone told the Times News on Wednesday, however, that Rehor already knew he was loved and appreciated by the school.
“We can always have higher expectations. We're good and we wanted to be great. We became great, and now we want to get it to even better.” — CHES Principal Hope Malone
Whether they realized it or not, K-5 students in the eastern half of Hawkins County got a glimpse into their own future Tuesday morning as Volunteer High School’s Class of 2019 participated in the fourth annual Graduate Parade.
"Jody was not only our data clerk in our school. She was our first face of Church Hill Elementary, she was our heart and soul of Church Hill Elementary, and we thought what better way to show how much she compassionately cared about those children." — CHES principal Hope Malone
Research indicates that students who have good attendance in kindergarten and first grade are 47 percent more likely to be reading on grade level in third grade.