We are gearing up for the annual Lip Sync battle on March 16, 2007, 6:30 p.m. at the Stone Center.
Below is the brochure. You can visit this page for all information on how to participate, either as a contestant or just an audience member: Lip Sync Battle 2017 Info
Here is an easy way to help CIS and the children it services while getting a good deal for yourself. It’s a win win!
Donate a new backpack and you can join the Wilkes Family YMCA with no .. $0!.. joining fee!
Here is the link for the 13th Annual Headed to College Race brochure and registration. We look forward to seeing you there!
The 13th Annual Headed to College Road Race sponsored by Communities In Schools (CIS) has been awarded a 2016 Challenge Grant through The Health Foundation. The Foundation will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for funds raised from individual donors up to $5,000. To date sponsorships for the race have exceeded $5,000!
Stewards of Children has recently added a webpage which will make it easier to find and sign up for classes or request training for your group! Please visit the webpage at www.safespotwilkes.org/
At our regular CIS Advisory Board meeting today in Alexander County, Chad Pennell was recognized as the Alexander County Board Member of the Year. He was given the award by Executive Director, Glendora Yarbrough, Chad has been an Advisory Board member since 2012 and has a true heart for CIS. He works tirelessly to secure opportunities for CIS to be in the spotlight in the community. This year Chad has also accepted the role of Vice Chair for the Advisory Board. Thank you, Chad, for a job well done!
Liberty Methodist is having a breakfast fundraiser this Saturday from 6:00–10:00 am. All proceeds will go to our Alexander County Reading Partners Program which helps 2nd and 3rd grade students at three elementary schools in Alexander County increase their reading level.
Please come and support this wonderful and much needed cause. There will also be story telling as well as pictures with Santa Claus for the kids. Community In Schools will also be raffling a chair donated by the kind folks at Craftmaster.
Communities in Schools (CIS) in partnership with the Alexander County United Methodist Missional Network are excited to be working with and growing the Reading Partners Program in Alexander County. We are currently active at Taylorsville Elementary, Hiddenite Elementary and Stony Point Elementary schools. Reading Partners is a program in which volunteers from the community work with 2nd and 3rd grade students to help them learn invaluable reading skills. The Reading Partners Program is in need of reliable volunteers at all three elementary schools.
On Wednesdays Hiddenite Elementary meets from 12:05-12:35 pm and Taylorsville Elementary meets from 2-2:30 pm. Stony Point Elementary meets on Thursdays from 2-2:30 pm. All volunteers commit to spending 30 minutes each week tutoring a 2nd or 3rd grade student. In only 30 minutes a week, you can give a child the chance to significantly increase their reading levels and create an irreplaceable bonding experience for both the students and volunteers.
The Reading Partners Program supplies an easy guide to assist the volunteers in the tutoring process. To ensure the safety of the students, CIS completes a background check on all prospective volunteers. Volunteers will attend a short orientation before their volunteer work begins. If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering for the Reading Partners Program, please contact April Oxentine by phone at (828) 244-5645 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org