By Toni Garrard Clay/AISD Communications Coordinator
Mi’Trevion Thompson wanted to do something nice at his school. So the Central Athens Elementary third-grader got his classmates to join him in writing letters of appreciation to each campus staff member, which he then hand-delivered with treats.
“It made me feel happy,” he said. “I wanted to do it because I like being nice to people.”
The Athens ISD February Teachers and Employee of the Month are (from left) Karla Rodriguez, first-grade teacher at Bel Air Elementary; Nikki Dubose, fourth-grade math and science teacher at Central Athens Elementary; Pauletta Barron, kindergarten teacher at South Athens Elementary; Michael Black, art teacher at Athens Middle School; Jarrett Buchholtz, football/track coach and health and special ed inclusion teacher at Athens High School; Natalie Kincy, agricultural science teacher in the Career & Technical Education department at AHS; and Rebecca Duran, district custodian. (Toni Garrard Clay/AISD)
The Athens ISD January Teachers and Employee of the Month are (from left) Rebekah Craig, fifth-grade reading teacher at Bel Air Elementary; Rebekah Kile, kindergarten teacher at Central Athens Elementary; Caitlin Livingston, fourth-grade English language arts and social studies teacher at South Athens Elementary; Aaron Austin, eighth-grade math teacher at Athens Middle School; Rose Steele, art and sculpture teacher at Athens High School; Josh Burks, history teacher at Pinnacle Early College High School; and Jinnifer Pauley, child nutrition secretary at the Operations Center. (Toni Garrard Clay/AISD)
Members of the Athens High School Varsity Choir deliver a singing valentine to Central Athens Elementary pre-schooler Xavi Mendoza — whose reaction is priceless. Athens High School Choirs delivered singing valentines to several students at the three elementary campuses on Monday and Tuesday. (Toni Garrard Clay/AISD)
Athens High School choir students made a strong showing at the Region 21 UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest Feb. 2 in Tyler. All 26 vocalists received strong marks from judges, with 10 qualifying for the State Solo and Ensemble Contest in May. “They worked outside of class time to prepare songs to perform from memory for the judges,” said Choir Director Bridget Scott. “I am so proud of the hard work they put in to earn excellent and superior ratings.” Pictured (back row, from left) are students who received a rating of “excellent.” They are Yahir Miranda, Ashley Moreno, Kaitlyn Pair, Hannah Barber, Elizabeth Harkins, Cooper Rolison and (middle row, far left) Irais Hernandez. Those students who received a rating of “superior” are (middle row, beginning second from far left) Jade Parker, Tristan Woods, Dakota Emanis, Genaro Cerrillo, Bengisu Cuneyit, Hali Davis, Ana Jimenez Ramirez, Ariel Hadnot and Naomi Payan. Those students who received a “superior” rating and will advance to the state-level contest are (front row, from left) Jackson Killgore, Edgar Pinedo, Jacob Moore, Torryn Traxson, Mackenzie Knotts, Sydney Harrod, Bethany Oglesby, Rachel Benson, Katelyn Hanson and J Brenden Wallace. (Toni Garrard Clay/AISD)