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Thursday, February 04 - National School Counseling Week

Happy National School Counseling Week to Ms. Gardner and Mrs. Kolb! #NSCW16

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National School Counseling Week 2016, "School Counseling: The Recipe for Success," was celebrated from Feb. 1-5, 2016, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February. 

 -The American School Counselor Association​

Monday, February 01 - BHS Honors Forum Application Information

This information is for those zoned for Blythewood High School.

Blythewood HIgh School Honors Forum Application Information
This announcement is for 8th grade students who are zoned for, and will be attending, Blythewood High School next school year: The Blythewood High School Honors Forum is a unique program designed for serious and academically motivated students who wish to challenge themselves with rigorous coursework taught by expert faculty.  Detailed information about the program and an application for the program can be located on the Blythewood High School website (www.richland2.org/schools/bh/) and each student wishing to apply needs to complete the application and submit it by February 28, 2016.  Parents can also contact Scott Auspelmyer, the Lead Teacher of the Honors Forum, for more information.  His email address is sauspelm@richland2.org.​

Friday, January 29 - Rookie Teacher of the Year



MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER NAMED ROOKIE TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Muller Road Middle School teacher Katie Tyczynski has been named the 2016 Rookie Teacher of the Year by the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). She will be recognized and receive a plaque at the S.C. CEC Conference in Myrtle Beach next month.

 

In their nomination of Ms. Tyczynski, Principal Sean Bishton, school psychologist Carolyn Traylor and teacher specialist Denise Webster said, “Despite the relatively short time she has been in the classroom, she presents as a confident teacher with a passion for helping her students to become as independent as possible.”

 

Her nominators went on to praise her motivation, problem-solving skills, sound judgment and creative approaches to activities and techniques in the classroom. Ms. Tyczynski teaches a self-contained class, and most of her students are diagnosed with special needs and need a strict structure to be successful as they learn new skills. Classes focus on independence, academics and functional life skills. 

 

Ms. Tyczynski said the win was a surprise. “I was so thrilled to find out with my students and instructional assistants in the same room. They are the reason I strive to be the best teacher I can be. I work with a wonderful team of caring individuals who help me and our students every day,” she said.

 

Ms. Tyczynski joined the Richland Two family three years ago. Muller Road is her first teaching assignment. She has a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education and Special Education at the State University of New York SUNY at Fredonia and a master’s degree in Special Education from Canisius College, where she interned with the Institution for Autism Research.

 

The South CarolinaCouncil for Exceptional Children is a collaborative community of professionals who are the voice and vision of special education in South Carolina. Its mission is to improve the educational outcomes and quality of life of individuals with exceptionalities and their families through the actions of professionals, advocates, and other agencies. Nominees for Rookie Teacher of the Year must have been a classroom teacher for less than five years. He or she must show promise as an exceptional educator who is meeting the needs of students and who is developing professional expertise and leadership abilities.​

Tuesday, January 19 - Box Tops



Tuesday, January 12 - Soccer Tryouts

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Soccer tryouts will be February 8th - 10th from 2:30 to 4:15 pm.

Physical forms must be turned in prior to tryouts. There will be a meeting on Thursday, January 14th from 7:00 am to 7:30 am for those interested in playing soccer. Contact Mrs. Cook with questions.

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