"How Cool Is Your School?" Tour Visits Kenansville Elementary

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Week 4: Kenansville Elementary School the site of Friday morning's final "How Cool Is Your School?" stop by WITN News at Sunrise.

Teachers and students were bright and cheery as the Tiger Cubs showed Jim and Heather how students are getting an early grasp on being world citizens and active participants in their community.

First grade teacher, Robin Mewborn, has been in the thoughts and prayers of Tiger Cubs and families as her newborn was diagnosed with Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma. At three and a half months old, Baby Layla was on schedule for chemotherapy to treat tumors in her brain and along her spine. KES took advantage of their T-V time to highlight the latest benefit for the now six-month-old Baby Layla: silent auctions and a BBQ plate sale. That event is Friday, May 17th from 11 a.m. until they run out of food.

Also honored during the WITN Cool School stop, teacher Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford. Crawford was accidentally hit by a car while directing traffic near the school. While Mrs. Crawford heals at home, students and staffers are wearing buttons to show they miss her and cannot wait for her return.

KES Tiger Cubs also showed off some singing pipes and their global educational initiatives and students sang a song in Japanese Friday morning.

Students also took time to gather more than 130 coats that went to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Through the school's Carolina Coat Drive work, those coasts and winter-wear items went to the Collaborative Arts Middle School in Queens, NY.

Congratulations to the hard workers at Kenansville Elementary School!


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Week 3: Greene Early College High School in Greene County was the site of Friday morning's third "How Cool Is Your School?" stop by WITN News at Sunrise.

Teachers and students taught Jim and Heather how students can get a high school diploma while taking college classes at the high school level.

While most early colleges do not have sports teams, bands or other extracurricular activities, this school offers clubs and activities for students to still get similar experiences. This year studentes went to Washington D.C., started an intramural sports program, held their first prom and hosted many different clubs all based on what sparks students' interest.

This week is teacher appreciation week, so Greene Early College High School took advantage of their TV time to honor their teacher of the year, John McClure who teaches social studies.

Congrats to Greene Early College High School!

WITN News at Sunrise will be live at one more school in May. We'll announce the next stop Wednesday on WITN News at Sunrise.


Week 2 - May 3, 2013

Bear Grass Charter School in Martin County was the site of Friday morning's second "How Cool Is Your School?" stop by WITN News at Sunrise.

The school has been recently revived inside and out by a community of teachers, students, and volunteers.

Students, parents, teachers and school administrators packed the school on Friday to join the WITN News at Sunrise team at Bear Grass Charter.

For the first time ever, the school honored their teacher of the year. Band director Tiffany Hassell was surprised on live TV with the announcement today.

Congrats to Bear Grass Charter School!


Week 1 - April 26, 2013

Eastern Elementary in Washington was the site of Friday morning's first "How Cool Is Your School?" stop by WITN News at Sunrise.

The school teaches children from Pre-K to first grade.

Dozens and dozens of children, parents, teachers and school administrators joined the WITN News at Sunrise team at Eastern Elementary Friday morning.

Congrats to Eastern Elementary!


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