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The final make-up day for inclement weather is scheduled for May 26, 2014.
 
We Choose To Do The Right Thing!
March Involvement Activity  
March 13th from  5-6 pm. The topic will be
on "Gang Awareness." The class that has
the highest percentage of attendance will
receive a pizza party along with a free
6th period. 
 

  
A Message From The Principal

Congratulations to Ms. Glenda Smith! 
     Teacher of the Year 2014-2015 


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.

Matthews hopes to return to his home school, Midland Valley High, next week. The food at the luncheon was really good, he said, and he enjoyed talking with a lunch partner. “I'm excited about going back to Midland Valley,” Matthews said. “It's been helpful to be here, and it's a good way to reset myself. I feel better about going back to high school.”

Jake Hudson's work at CIL has inspired him to appreciate South Aiken High School even more when he gets back. “This is nice today, and the food was really good,” he said. “I've never done anything like this.”


Robert Teeter was invited to the special meal as a reward for hard work, good grades and good behavior at the alternative facility. Robert had suggested that the students wear shirts and ties for the special occasion. 
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.
 
www.aikenstandard.com/article/20131015/AIK0101/131019550/0/SEARCH&slId=3

Positive Innovations 

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.

"The Aiken County School District’s tribunal disciplinary program is moving toward its latest option – bringing in outside agencies to provide interventions and help students receive services that could return them or keep them at their home schools.

www.aikenstandard.com/article/20130910/AIK0101/130909420/1002/AIK01/tribunal-update-gives-many-students-more-options