Troy school administrators share updates with board

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The principals and assistant principals of the three Troy schools shared what’s going on with each campus currently a the Troy Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.

Troy Elementary principal Teresa Sims said there are a lot of exciting things going on at the school right now.

“We had a great first semester and now we’re in winter testing and preparing for growth,” Sims said. “We just got a new sensory room that will be very valuale for much of our student population. It will address many of our student’s needs to keep their senses engaged.”

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Sims said the room was possible thank to a $2,000 grant written for the project. Sims said a mid-year program to recognize character and achievement is also coming up soon.

Aaron Brown, CHMS principal, said there continues to be an increase in the number of students making As and Bs.

“We always want to do anything we can to increase progress,” Brown said. “Going forward we’ve been accepted for a robotics grant that is going to place into the school with the technology lab to increase usage of technology. There are so many wonderful things going on.”

Kristina Anderson, assistant principal at CHHS, spoke in place of principal Brock Kelley, who was attending the Trojans’ game against rivals Pike County.

“We recently had an academic celebration for students that have maintained As and Bs throughout the first two quarters and 52 percent of our students were able to attend,” Anderson said. “We’ve also made partnerships with the Sanders family of businesses, Golden Boy and Lockheed Martin. We continue to focus on improving individual students.”

The board members were also recognized with a proclamation from the City of Troy for Board Recognition Month. The proclamation honored the board’s commitment to providing quality education.