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September 3 edition: School news

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Central High School PTO sponsors field work day

Micah Bennett


Kamora Wilson, Reniyah Gibbs and Shameka Ross

Thank you to parent, substitute teacher and PTO member Micah Bennett for organizing and leading the clean up at the football stadium last Saturday in preparation for our first home game this Friday (today).

Mrs. Bennet said, “Matt Reams, you’re the best! Your Cougar Pride is loud and proud!”

Mr. Reams power-washed the concessions and men’s restroom before working a double shift at Triple R Cafe in Rockford.

Mrs. Bennett would also like to give a shout out to Kamora Wilson, Reniyah Gibbs and Shameka Ross. These great ladies served their school community by cleaning the women’s restroom, shoveling mud and helping clean-up trash. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

If you are interested in joining the Central High School PTO please contact Mrs. Bennett at 256-786-9412.


Central Elementary School participates in the Liberty’s Legacy program

Ms. Mitchell’s third grade class had fun while learning about the ideals the Statue of Liberty symbolizes. Liberty’s Legacy is a character education that teaches elementary students what it means to be a good citizen. The program also emphasizes showing appreciation for those who serve in the military who protect our freedoms the Statue of Liberty symbolizes.


Coosa County Schools nursing staff working hard to keep students and staff safe, keep public informed

Central Elementary School nurse, Beverly Hay, LPN, and Central High School nurse, Celeste Thornton, RN, advise and monitor COVID-19 safety protocols for the school system. They also provide updates to the staff daily of students who are quarantining so teachers may continue to provide instruction to those students.

They update the Current Positivity chart on the Coosa County Schools district website ( daily to keep parents and community members informed about the positivity rate in our school system. They also report positivity rates to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Parents can view Alabama’s K-12 COVID-19 School dashboard at

Nurse Hay and Nurse Thornton want to thank parents for continuing to take their child’s temperature before they leave for school each day and keeping their child home if they are not feeling well. If your child has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, if your child is going to be tested, or if your child has tested positive, please call 256-377-4384, extension 2190 for Nurse Hay and extension 2290 for Nurse Thornton.

We are thankful for our nursing staff and all they are doing to keep us safe and informed. As of September 1, the positivity rate at the elementary school is 1% and the positivity rate at the high school is 2%, with additional students quarantining as a safety precaution or awaiting test results. The school system positivity rates continue to remain significantly lower than the county positivity rate of 15.3% as reported by the Alabama Department of Public Health.


Central High School senior girls receive a milestone gift

Every Central High School senior girl received a necklace to wear during their formal drape pictures last week. Formal tux and drape pictures serve as one of the first of many milestone events seniors will enjoy this year as they move one step closer to graduating high school.


Central High School’s annual voter registration drive

In coordination with Mrs. Reichert in the Coosa County Registrar’s Office, Central High School held its annual voter registration drive. Thirty seniors registered to vote last week.

Senior Lexie Griffin expressed what others often feel when they are registering to vote for the first time, “This feels so exciting!”


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