For the month of February we have selected new students/ teachers of the month. The students are Lindsey C., Justin F., Samantha P., Cody H., and Tyler B. The teachers of the month are Tony Steele and Patty Crump. As usual these students and teachers are chosen based on their positive attitudes and good work. They are also chosen for the effort that they put into their daily work here at Stanly Academy.
Although we only have a few that are considered Students/ Teachers of the month, all of our students and teachers are great. The staff is continuously doing the best they can to help the students graduate high school and be a success and the students are constantly working on effort to make something positive out of their life.
After this week, Stanly Academy will be done our first semester and moving on to our second semester. Well will say good bye to some students who are either graduating early or going back to their home school. We will miss the students who will no longer be with us and will never forget them.
While we say our good bye’s, we will also say our hello’s to the students that will be joining us starting next week for the new semester. We will be joined by a new group of student’s from different schools and will start fresh with at our school. As some people will be preparing for graduation at the end of the year, others will work harder towards their goals here at Stanly Academy to help them become a greater success.
With a new group of student’s, some may join our Stanly Talons online. They will become part of our team and our website will endure fresh minds and ideas. We are excited to have fresh minds and ideas on our staff. With the help of some of the new staff, we hope to grow stronger in our writing on this website.
Also, next week, one of our teachers, Ms. Burris, will be going to another high school nearby for a semester to help them out. Ms. Burris will be teaching World History, Civics, and U.S History. She will still be part of our school and hopefully she will be back at the beginning of next year.
Mrs.Edgerton, the science teacher of Stanly Academy began her career as a teacher 22 years ago. She started out as a housewife with a basic degree in Biology and a tutor for children who needed help in science. After tutoring for awhile she realized that she could teach science with her degree so she became a teacher at a public school. Another interest in her life is storytelling. She learned storytelling from her aunt and mom and began volunteering at different schools. Although Mrs. Edgerton loves her job as a storyteller, if she had to choose one or the other, she would choose to be a teacher because she uses her storytelling as part of her teaching.
Last week, Mrs. Edgerton was in a play called ” This is who we are.” The play about the history of Badin with Susan Sharples as the director.
“Stanly Academy is the best place to teach because it has new adventures everyday.” – A quote from Mrs. Edgerton.
For the month of January the students of the month are Quenton McLendon, Myshia Dunlap, Maria Mahoney, and Brianna Helms. We are very proud of all of our students at Stanly Academy and hope that as we reach the end of this semester, all of our students will pass. We also are proud to announce the teachers of the month; Ms.Lowder and Mr.Carte and thank them for all their hard work here at our school. The last group we would like to mention is the students here that are graduating early; Shea’Ona Harris, Tiante Leak, Braxton Phifer, and William Xiong. These students have worked really hard in order to graduate at the end of this semester.
This year, as a school designated trip, all of our students will be visiting local nursing homes to spread acts of charity and merriment to seniors in our area. On December 17, our entire school will visit four nursing homes and spend the day brightening up the holidays for the residents. Students are already putting together art projects to give them as well as decorations for the nursing homes.
Visiting nursing homes has been a long standing tradition at Stanly Academy. Ms. Meghan Flaherty and Dede Lockamy began the tradition a few years ago and, much to our excitement, the tradition lives. This will be our biggest effort this year to spread the joy of the holidays and to do something kind for others. Not only does it build character for our students but, it also allows them to feel the happiness that comes from doing something nice for someone.
Below is a gallery that features many of our students working on projects for the nursing home. There will be more to come as we approach the 17th.
Happy Thanksgiving from us here at SALC and the Talons office!!!