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  • Wednesday, July 3, 2013

St. Stephen Elementary receives ASCD Award
 
The South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, an educational organization of 1,000 teachers and administrators in South Carolina, has announced that St. Stephen Elementary School is a winner of the Whole Child Award. 
SSE is the recipient in the category of Engaging Students. 
Each school that received the award will receive a $1,000 grant to support their whole child initiatives and a banner to hang in the school.
The Whole Child Award is presented in conjunction with the national organization, ASCD, which boasts about 200,000 members worldwide. The award seeks to help schools ensure that students are safe, healthy, supported, challenged and engaged as they enter school each day so they are ready to learn. 
Applicants for the award submitted an application and video highlighting a component of the Whole Child Award in which they were seeking recognition and further support.
Congratulations, SSE!
 
Holy cow!
 
Congratulations to Eddie Gatlin, whose farming skills and work has paid off. 
Eddie is raising healthy cows on his farm. Within the last two weeks Eddie has had two of his cows each to have a set of twins.
His vet confirmed this was very interesting for two cows to deliver a set of twins each and unheard of back as far as 1980. One cow having a set of twins is a miracle but two cows having twins during the same time is amazing.
 
Birthday Wishes
 
Happy Birthday to Baily Barnette, Tristan Cordray, Ed Crawford, Lois Hood, Jim Marsh, Donald Owens, Doris Sowell, Terri Wadford and Lane Wofford.
 
Prayers and Get Well
 
Take time out of your busy day to pray for and to offer best wishes to Elma Atkins, David Ayers and family, Barbra Beach, Metro Borop, Sarah Boyter, Ruth Brassell, Tammi Camilletti, Bonnette Christianson, Frank Conrad, Julia Corn, Jack Crosby, Patsy Daniels, Janet Davidson, Matt Fluharty, Wayne Gamble, Andy Garvin, Claudia Guerry, Dorothy Harris, Louise Harris, Landon Hartman, Georgina Heatley, Sharee Holcomb, Chris Howard, Liz Howell, Gail Humbert, Ellen Huxford, Laree Huxford, Dr. Johnson, Samantha Jones, Vickie Jones, Lonnie Kessler, Laverne Krivohlavek, Earline Brown-May, Louise McMakin, Betty Rich Morris, Jane Player, David Poole, J.R. Ramsey, Louise Rich, Peggy Schipmann, Thelma Schurlknight, Carolle Sellers, Jill Smith, Trey Smith, Vernon Stewart, Doyle Stock, Flint Swansand, Margaret Thronberry, Ginny Tucker, Ray Wadford, Billy Weatherford, Mae Welch, Norma Winn and for any unspoken prayers needed.
Pray for our troops, Gov. Haley and her family, all Veterans, SC Masons, SC Order of the Eastern Star, Rainbow families, and our school system in Berkeley County.
Heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Francis Vecchio.
 
Have a happy and safe July 4!  If you have news to share, contact Betty Delk at bwdelk@tds.net before Noon on Wednesdays, the week before all scheduled events.  Mail items to 195 Crest Lane, St. Stephen, SC 29479, or call 567-4370.

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