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Honoring two June retirees
CES and CHS held luncheons to honor our two June retirees, Mrs. Luanne Adams and Mrs. Janet Carr. It was an afternoon of laughter and tears as we shared memories of their careers. Although we are sad to lose these two caring educators, we wish them well as they begin the next season in their lives.
Mrs. Adams’ Coosa County Schools’ journey began in 1998 when she was hired to work as a special education aide at West Coosa Elementary in Weogufka, where she was employed for four years. Mrs. Adams then transferred to Central High School in Hanover for one year.
When the new elementary and middle schools were completed for operation she transferred down the hill to the elementary school. The first year she worked as special education bus aide and classroom aide. The next year she began a journey with a student entering kindergarten and remained with him through each grade, assisting him in regular education classrooms until he graduated in 2017.
Mrs. Adams says, “My personal education was greatly enhanced through those high school years; I felt like I was in school again!”
Mrs. Adams then returned to the middle school, where she continued with the same group of girls into high school until she retired on June 1, 2021.
Mrs. Adams says, “Many rewards came from working with these students. The love you have for each other and seeing them learn and progress in their lives is a wonderful experience! I thank God for my 23 years spent in the Coosa County School System. I will always hold all of the students and coworkers (FAMILY) close in my heart for the rest of my life. I love you all!”
After 24 years, Janet Carr has decided to retire from the Coosa County School System as an instructional aide. Her tenure in Coosa County Schools began at Goodwater Elementary School in 1997 after receiving a phone call from Dr. William Campbell.
“He needed an aide for a student who had multiple needs. That year I learned patience and unconditional love,” states Carr.
All of her experience has been in special education as an instructional aide working directly with students with the exception of one year when she worked in a resource room for teachers making copies and checking out activity resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.
She has worked at Central Elementary, Middle and High School throughout the years. Mrs. Carr has enjoyed her time working with many very special students that have been in the school system and hopes she has had a positive impact on them.
She has already signed up to substitute for the upcoming school year.
CHS cheerleading squad attends UCA Cheer Camp
Photo submitted by SGA
The Central High School cheerleading squad, along with their sponsor, Mrs. Bailey, have been attending UCA Cheer Camp at Auburn University this week.
The camp provides the opportunity for the squad to showcase and learn new skills and routines, as well as build friendships and memories. In addition, the girls have an opportunity to explore college life by visiting and living on campus for a week.
The squad, McKay Kelley, Meori Smith, Katie Meeks, Alissa Cosby, Kelsey McLaughlin, Brynli Mitchell, Tyneshia Strong, Danni Morgan, and Makenzie Paris pose for a picture after earning a Superior ribbon for Camp Cheer Evaluations.
Mrs. Bailey says, “We are having a blast, but we are definitely all tired and sore from all the hard work.”
Mask mandate for Coosa County Schools expired with the end of the school year. Mask wearing is now optional.