Thursday , 18 January 2018
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Shuford Students Vote “Blended Learning Style”

Pirate and Voting Day 005Shuford Elementary held Student Council Elections and Voting “Blended Learning Style”.  Student Council leaders, Mischele Glover and Hiley Davis wanted to implement Shuford’s blended learning theme into their student elections.  Shuford students campaigned and ran for student council offices.  In order to run for student council, students had to be recommended by a previous teacher as well as fill out a lengthy application.  

Students running for the office of President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer had to write a  speech.  Speeches were held in the school cafeteria on Sept. 17th which is also Constitution Day, in front of all students in 2nd grade through 5th grade.  Class representatives were nominated by teachers for grades 3 through 5.  On Friday, students in 3rd grade through 5th grade came out to the Shuford Polls to vote for the best candidates.  Students voted in their own voting booth on a computer.  Teachers took the opportunity to discuss the voting rights and responsibilities of citizens during this very exciting week.   We are proud of all students who were courageous enough to run for a student council office. Congratulations to the following winners!

President – Vance SigmonIMG_2291

Vice President – Nathan Lingle

Secretary – Ella Presnell

Treasurer – Carson Harris

5th Grade Class Representatives – Sydney Templeton, Angei Hernandez

4th Grade Class Representatives – Drew Fisher, Ella Cecil

3rd Grade Class Representatives – Oksar Isenhour, Kyndra Jimenez

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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