Volume 52, Number 17

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, April 23, 2015

PCHS CTE Program receives $57,000 grant

Trixie Reagan, the former Career Technical Education Director for Pickett County High School wrote a grant for $57,000 to purchase the latest technology for the high school's CTE program.
This was right before she became ill. Mrs. Reagan unexpectedly passed away March 16 of this year.
The grant has since been awarded and has been put to good use.
The CTE program is Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Agricultural Education, and Business Education, along with nonSTEM classes in science, English, and math. a mobile computer lab with 28 laptop computers and printer was purchased with grant money for use in those classes.
Mr. Billy Garrett and Ms. Dorothy Garrett also received INTERWRITEMOBi and CPSPulse systems for their classrooms.
The MOBI system for interactive teaching allows students to use a hand-held electronic device to project their work onto a large classroom screen.
With the CPSPulse system, the students use a small “clicker," similar to a remote control, to answer questions and take tests, which allows for class participation and immediate feedback.
Students in Ms. Garrett’s class are pictured at the desks using the "clickers" to take a chapter test. The small circle of students with the boards in their hands are using the MOBI devices.
A scholarship fund has been set up in memory of Trixie Reagan. Anyone wanting to contribute to the Trixie Reagan scholarship fund can contact Jerry Reagan, the high school, or People's Bank. The half-marathon in Cookeville to raise money for the fund is also set for Oct. 23.

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