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C:, Page 8C / orter e By Diane Glidewell , With the last day ofthe 2018-19 chool year for Monroe County Schools on May 22, Monroe County Public Library is ready to begin its Summer Reading Program. The theme this year is 'A Universe of Stories7 Sign-up begins on Tuesday; May 28 and the chance to read and report it to earn prizes continues through Wednesday, July 31. There are separate programs for children, teens and adults. All ages are welcome. Monroe County Library will also continue its tradition of bringing sum- mer time programs for children's fun and learning on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during much of June and July. There are no programs during the ;4th of July week, and the programs end July 24. The programs are held at the 'Monroe County Clubhouse (behind the library on Chambers Street) and begin at various times, usually 10, 10:30 or 11 a.m. (Check the schedule for program times.) There will be a Blast Off Camival for the Summer Reading Program at the Clubhouse on Wednesday; June 5 be- ginning at I p.m. There will be an inter- active science museum featuring a real space suit. Cool offon the water slide, jump in the bounce houses, play games and eat popcorn, snow-cones and cotton candy. Meet the new children's librarian and sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the Carnival. The first program for teens is Tues- day, June 4 at 5 p.m. It's a chance to get creative and make star-studded masterpieces. On Tuesda) June 11 at 4 p.m teens will learn some of the science behind robotics and be able to move several robots around the room, including those with camera attach- ments like the Mars Rover. The Summer Reading Program is made possible through donations and grants. Friends of the Monroe County Library has received $4,590 in summer reading and community grants and donations from various corporate and local organizations. The grants will be used to facilitate specialized program- ming for the nine weeks of the 2019 Summer Reading Program and to host performers and specialized programs with more STEAM-science, technol- ogy; engineering, art and math--pro- gramming. About 600 school-aged children and teens participate in the Monroe County Summer Reading Program each year. Last year, children read over 12,000 hours. Contributions allow the library to increase performances and program- ming as well as purchase supplies. Corporations funding the commu- nity grants included Walmart, Publix, Kroger, Georgia Power and Central Georgia EMC. Donations were given by community organizations and busi- nesses. Come by Monroe County Library at 62 West Main Street, Forsyth or visit the Facebook page to get the full sched- ule and start pleu m g your suamncL. For more information, call 478-994- 7025. Monroe County Schools employees come and go By Diane Glidewell news@rnymcrnef Monroe County Board of IEducation continued putting [aculty and staff in place for De 2019-20 school year at Monroe County Schools vith personnel actions at its May 14 meeting. All actions were approved unanimously by all seven board members as recommended by admin- istrators without any public discussion. Retirement was approved for four school employees. Dr. Marcy Hunt-Harris, Director of Student Services for Monroe County Schools, retired effective May 1. Nel- leeta Davis, secretary at T.G. Scott Elementary will retire June 30, and Diana Humble, paraprofessional at K.B. Sut- ton Elementary retired May 24. Bus driver Avie Mitchell retired May 22. Eight school employees resigned. Mary Persons teacher Christina Barfield re- signed May 24, and schools technology specialist Wil- liams Mack resigned May 15. Bus driver Sebastian Circa resigned May 7. From K.B. Sutton ElementaI3,teacher Mindy Whitehead and paraprofessional Amanda Davis resigned effective May 24, and Sandra Reynolds of the school nutrition program resigned May 7. Paraprofes- sional Samantha McCarty of TG. Scott Elementary resigned May 24, and para- professional Jessica Gifford of Hubbard Elementary resigned May 14. Mary Persons School Nutrition Assistant Manager Samantha Notes was termi- nated May 14. Teacher Lesli Nelson was moved from Monroe County Achieve- ment Center to Monroe County Middle School, and Sheri Williams was moved from teaching at K.B. Sutton to the position of system diagnostician, both effective July 29. The board hired 10 new employees plus bus driver trainee Fonda Anderson. Ramael Davis was hired as a custodian at Hubbard Elementary effective May 15. The other hires are all effec- tive July 29: Elise Allen was hired as the band director/ teacher at Monroe County Middle School. Carrigan Flotlin was hired as a teacher and Laura Moore and Payton Waldorf as parapro- fessionals at Monroe County Middle School. KathiTn Collier and Courtney Mansfield as teachers and Natalie Phillips as a paraprofessional at K.B. Sutton Elementary. Melissa Cauley as a paraprofessional at T.G. Scott Elementar Darlene Allen was hired as a paraprofessional at Mary Persons. May 29, 2019 Calendar items run free of charge as a com- munity service each week as space allows. Mail items for the Community Calendar to Diane Ghdewell at by 8 a.m. on Monday. be Wednesday, June Reads, ever received 5 at 1 p.m. at Monroe one of the First Founda- County Clubhouse. tion books in the mail, There will be bounce attended a Monroe houses, a water slide, Reads event or read games and treats. All to a child is invited for programs are free. lunch and a slice of For more information, cake to celebrate the come bv 62 West Main imnnrtance of readina Street, Forsyth or call throughout the com- 478-994-7025. munity. June 6 June 22 Juliette River Club to 'Swingin' Medallions' meet come to Village at Juliette River Club will Indian Springs Amphi- meet on Thursday, June theater 6 at 7 p.m. at Fire Sta- The Village at Indian tion #3, 474 McCrackin Springs Amphitheater Street, Juliette. Everyone will present the "Swin- interested in the Juliette gin' Medallions" (back community is welcome, by popular request) The club meets on the on Saturday, June 22. first Thursday of each Doors open at 6:30 month, p.m.; the show starts at 8 p.m. Bring-your-own- June 7 food is welcome, but Ferst Readers of Mon- no drinks. Water, soda, roe County celebrates beer and wine will 15 years be available for sale. Ferst Readers of Mon- Proceeds will benefit the roe County (Monroe Butts County Historical Reads) will celebrate Society's restoration of its 15th anniversary on the Flovilla Schoolhouse Friday, June 7 from 11 as a Dinner Theater. a.m.-1 p.m. at Monroe Lawn seating is $15, County Clubhouse, 60 tables for 8 under the West Chambers Street, amphitheater are $250. Forsyth. Everyone who For more information, has contributed talent call 478-993-1104 or or money to Monroe 770-775-5350. "1 ' q Introduce your children and grandchil- dren to the joys of Vacation Bible School in Monroe County this summer at one of these local VBSes. To include your church on this VBS page, call Carolyn Martel at 960-2259. ROAR into the Fun! June 10 - 14 6pm - gpm Pre-K thru 12th grade FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of HIGH FALLS 4408 High Falls Road, Jackson GA 30233 478. .1653 New Pine Grove Baptist Church Highway 42 South. Forsyth, GA 6:00'8:15 PM June 10-14 gam-12pm 3 yrs old - up to those entering 5th Grade ere invited. Register at fbcfo FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 95 W. Morse St Forsyth, GA For June 3-7 5:30-8:30pm Children 3 yrs old (potty trained) thru 6th Grade Registration Rally - Friday, May 31st : 6:00 - 7:30pm at the church more Information or to sign up your child, con ttct the church at (478) g74.0002 16 East Johnson St. Forsyth, GA 31029 AUTO HOME LIFE LONG-TERM CARE DISABILITY Rick Owens (478) 994-1515 (478) 742-7966 rd wens560gma!l'com s , (478) 992 8326 24*Hour Emergency Service [ donn Wopanegas, om DI Quality from g Tractor in the World! G&M Enterprise Carlton Mayr/ard 109 Westgate Plaza Barnesville, GA 30204 77.0) 358.-3572. i,j y 1 ! - 4