March 7, 2012 —
This year the West Carter High School Community Problem Solving Team is trying to tackle the task of raising reading test scores in the western end of Carter County.
We have paired with the Olive Hill branch of the Carter County Public Library, in order to try and use every possible resource in our movement to get elementary students reading. We believe that children truly are the future. But we also know that if they can’t read, they can’t lead.
The old saying “It takes a village to raise a child” has become more than a saying for our team. We are encouraging the citizens of Olive Hill to take part in our project. Volunteer your time to read at a local elementary school.
Let’s stand together and be the village that it takes to raise our children to be readers. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact us at West Carter High School. 606-286-8100.
West Carter High School Community Problem Solving Team
March 7, 2012 —
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Support Olive Hill as Trail Town on Saturday
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Encouraging colon cancer screenings
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Get involved with your local chamber
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