The Tyler County Board of Education recognized National School Counselors Month for February.
Tyler Consolidated High School guidance counselors Terri McCoy, Pam Stollings and the middle school guidance counselor, Linda Duncan, were present at the meeting to give the board members updates on their progress.
McCoy reported on the scholarships available for the year. She stated that there is no specific criteria to apply and talked about the electronic log the counselors are doing now. She said doing the electronic logs is very time consuming for the counselors, but she believes that it will be a great success in the future.
Stollings reported on the sophomore and junior student projects that have taken place. She reported on the Career planning and college night which have already taken place at the school. These programs invite parents and students to attend and talk about the courses they need to advance on to college. She said a grant was secured to help with transcripts, college and technical schools available to the students.
Duncan reported on the projects at the middle school level. She is teaching career planning and starting to talk to the middle school children about college and career choices.
Duane Dober, Director of Personnel, attended the meeting to give information on the Energy Express program. Dober is serving as the County contact for the program until the WVU Extension Agent is replaced and on-board.
He reported that Alan and Judi Hamrick, experienced site coordinators, have taken the initiative to search out and secure alternative sites for the Sistersville and Middlebourne program. The Hamricks have submitted grant requests for funding to various local and regional funding sources.
Dober also reported he had a conference with Dr. Ruthellen Phillips, Energy Express Program Director, and is confident that the Hamrick’s have done a very thorough job of thinkng through the multitude of issues that needed consideration and have done an excellent job of laying the groundwork with the community, churches, and with the Energy Express office at WVU.
In other business, Tyler Consolidated High School’s radio station, WRSG, will hold a radiothon on March 12 and 13 to raise funds for the high school choir.
The next regular scheduled board of education meeting will take place on Feb. 15 beginning at 7 p.m.