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Mammoth Spring schools prepare

Thursday, July 28, 2005

SUMMER WORK: New Mammoth Spring High School Family and Consumer Science teacher Cindy Simers spent a portion of her summer cleaning up her classroom at the school.
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A lot of work goes on during the summer months in schools across the area and the Mammoth Spring School District is no different.

Principal Wade Powell said that much needed work has been gong on in his school building this summer, including completely remodeling the secretary's office. In the past, the office was shared with the school nurse.

"The nurse's office moved to the Distance Learning and Alternative School Building and this freed up room for Lorna Avery, the elementary school secretary," Powell said. The office has new floor tile, paint and new furniture.

Other summer work going on at the school includes tiling four classrooms and a portion of the hallway that was deteriorating.

"During the summer, all the floors in the school are stripped of old wax, cleaned and new wax is applied," the principal said. He said repairs are made to desks and chairs, as well as to playground equipment.

"This is also the time teachers prepare for the upcoming school year by ordering text books. They also order classroom supplies and curriculum decisions have to be made. The teachers spend a portion of their summer preparing their classes," Powell said. Areas they work on include preparing bulletin boards and making lesson plans.

"All of our teachers are required to have 10 days of professional development training during the summer. This is a state requirement and most teachers get more training than this. It has to be related to what they teach. They can get this by attending a workshop at Melbourne or a workshop on the state level," he said.

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