A Message From The Principal
The school year 2013-2014 should be an exciting and rewarding year.
We can make this a great year, the best year ever! If we work together
as a team we will succeed. Students are our first priority, and we want
all students to have a successful school year. Please remember that
students need to know that we care about them before they will listen to our instruction.
If students are engaged in learning, fewer behavior problems will occur, and it's to our advantage
to keep each student engaged in learning because our students are our future.
|In The News!|
Innovative Reward for Positive Behavior
Students get a chance to exhibt good behavior at a formal lunch
A Women of Woodside book group prepared and served a 5 couse meal at CIL, allowing the students to demonstrate their social skills. The meal included chicken marsala, a frittata appetizer, an elegant soup, an antipasto salad, and a fruit tart with peaches and blueberries.
Ms. Renee Beaty wanted to reward the students for the work they have done at CIL and also tying it into a social skills objective. Ms. Beaty did bring learning opportunities in other ways for the students. She received the recipes in advance and turned them into lesson plans in English, math, and other content areas. The students also did landscaping at CIL, cutting some hydreangeas for the table flower arrangements. "This luncheon was one of the most rewarding experiences that I have had at CIL," said Ms. Renee Beaty.
This was a collaborative effort between Tammy Watson, career specialist; Molly Campbell, therapeutic counselor; and Renee Beaty, learning strategies teacher. Thanks to Mr. Osborne for his support.
Picture: King Laurence, left, an Aiken County School District associate superintendent, and Pinecrest Center Principal Ben Osborne, center, spoke to Aiken Rotary Club members about the alternative facility. At right is Herb Mattocks, director of The Aiken Center for alcohol and other drug services. His agency and others are working with the School District to add more intervention opportunities for students at the alternative center.