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Revised: Summer 2012
For School Year 2012-2013
2400 Hwy 160 Newport , TN 37821
Pamela R. Messer, Principal
Kristy Overholt, Assistant Principal
Tammy Shepard, Assistant Principal
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We are glad to have you here at Centerview School. We are anticipating a great year and are looking forward to working with each and every student and parent to provide our students with the best possible education. To help facilitate this learning, teachers, parents, and administrators must keep open lines of communication.
You, the parents, are your child’s first and most important teacher. You play a key role in the education of your child. Your words of encouragement, a hug when the day has been rough, interest in your child’s work, and your participation in his/her activities at school are vital.
I hope that this handbook will help answer questions that you or your child may have concerning our school and its rules and procedures.
In the event that problems or concerns occur, we are available to discuss and help resolve any situation. Feel free to call and arrange a conference if the need arises.
Pamela R. Messer, Principal
Centerview Elementary School
Our mission is to provide a safe and physically comfortable environment that motivates students to become actively engaged in learning. We hope to touch the lives of students in a way that enhances their self-esteem, encourages their character development and prepares them academically for success in high school and beyond.
We at Centerview Elementary envision a partnership with parents, students, and the community creating a learning environment that encourages respect and responsibility and where our
students strive to achieve excellence both in the classroom and in their personal lives.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) now known as
SCHOOL BEGINS AT HOME
Steps to Start a Great School Day
We want every child to experience success at school and you can help your child do so. Getting your child's day off to a good start is one of the best things you can do for him/her. You can make sure your child starts each day on a positive note by cooperating with and supporting our efforts in the following ways:
1. Send your child to school on time; not late, or too early, our school day begins at 8:15 and ends at 3:15.
2. Teach your child to respect and obey all school adults. All teachers and other adults (including secretary, custodian, assistants, and cooks)
have authority and are responsible for the safety of children and general building order.
3. Talk with your child about treating other children in the same manner and as he/she wishes to be treated (avoid name calling, arguing, etc.).
4. Tell your child to go directly to and from school using the same route or routine every day.
5. Send your child to school properly washed and dressed, using the dress code and weather conditions as guides.
6. Discuss with your child all the information in this handbook so that he/she clearly understands what is expected from him/her at school.
7. Become actively involved in your school by volunteering to assist with special school projects.
8. Above all else, tell your child when he/she is doing a good job in school-praise him/her for good efforts and good behavior at school. We will
do the same at school.
***Educating children takes a lot of hard work from us, from the child, and from you, their parents. It's worth everyone's cooperation and best efforts. We want you to know that we guarantee to give each child our very best efforts.
We can help children learn life long learning by modeling and teaching the following values:
KINDNESS - The desire to show genuine sympathy and interest in others' well being.
COURTESY - The ability to display positive behaviors that may be interpreted as being considerate, respectful, generous, polite and mannerly in school, home and community.
FAIRNESS /JUSTICE- The conviction to consider the individual work of each citizen as an important contribution to the common good of the school or the community.
HONESTY- The conviction to say and/or do the morally right thing, regardless of public recognition.
SELF-DISCIPLINE - The ability to control one's self for the sake of improvement.
RESPECT- The recognition of the basic worth and value of all human beings, which results in an individual relating to others in a manner which reflects dignity and honors humanity.
RESPONSIBILITY - The ability of a person to think, respond and be accountable for his/her actions and behaviors in any given situation.
COURAGE - The internal strength to actively support convictions and beliefs.
PERSEVERANCE - The ability to pursue worthwhile goals in spite of obstacles and distractions.
SELF-RESPECT- The ability to use a belief in self-worth to recognize that choices exist in all situations and to resist negative peer pressure in making positive choices.
Basketball (Recreation & Varsity)
First Priority Club
Language Arts Fair
Modern Woodmen of America
Presidential Physical Fitness Program
Recreational Team Sports (basketball, Tball, coaches pitch, etc)
Talented and Gifted Program
A child must be five (5) years of age by September 30 of the current school year to
The following information is required for initial kindergarten enrollment:
√ Birth Certificate - Birth certificate request forms are available at the health department.
√ Physical Examination - This examination must have been completed within (6) months prior to enrollment.
√ Tennessee Certificate of Immunization - The immunization certificate must be signed and dated by a health care provider. *No other
record of immunization can be accepted.
Students transferring from an out-of-state school must present a Tennessee Certificate of
Immunization before enrolling.
The Adopt-A-School Program is designed to create a family consisting of an Adopter (business or civic organization) and an Adoptee (selected school).
The purpose of this program is to foster a better understanding in the
community of our public school system and create spirit and concern for our schools. The ultimate goal of this program is to encourage better and greater community-wide interest in our schools in order to ensure the public educational and economic future of our county and to make our school and school system one of which every citizen of Cocke County can be proud.
ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER
The Cocke County schools Alternative Learning Center is a short term intervention program designed to develop academic and behavioral skills of students in grades seven through twelve who are unable to accept their responsibilities of school citizenship, do not fit in traditional school roles, or who are unable to succeed from the efforts make on their behalf in school.
Unacceptable student behaviors that may result in ISS, OSS, change of placement to the Alternative Learning Center, or expulsion.