Ice bucket challenge accepted by teachers

A group of Beverly-Center teachers and the Fort Frye administrative team have accepted the “Ice Bucket Challenge” on August 22. Armed with towels and a great attitude, fourteen people braved the buckets of water and ice. Admittedly, the Administration Team faced a far bigger challenge with bigger buckets and more ice, but the good-natured challenges were met, passed with flying colors, and passed along. The Beverly-Center teachers, led by 4th grade teacher Dawn Spurr, challenged the teachers at Lowell, Salem-Liberty, and Fort Frye High School. Fort Frye Superintendent Stephanie Starcher led the administrative team in challenging the other local administrative teams of the Wolf Creek, Warren, and Belpre School Districts.

In addition to Superintendent Starcher, the participating Administrative Team members were treasurer Stacy Bolden, curriculum director Micah Westerman, Lowell and Salem principal Krista Ross, Beverly-Center principal Megan Miller, high school principal David Mounts, and assistant high school principal and athletic director Andy Schob. Eagerly delivering the massive buckets of ice – with some water added for good measure – were Fort Frye assistant treasurer Becky Wallace and Fort Frye seniors Megan Pennock, Natalie Hart, Lexi Skinner, Seth Legraen, Logan Madison, and Kyle Cline.

An impromptu all-school assembly finished the first week of school at Beverly-Center to let students see several teachers participate in the challenge. In addition to Mrs. Spurr, getting a drenching were sixth grade teacher Elizabeth Curry, Title One teacher Beth Hanes, second grade teacher Paige Greathouse, fifth grade teacher Jessa Ott, Administrative Secretary Linda Hart, fourth grade teacher Shelly McIntyre, third grade teacher Sue Sampson, and intervention specialist Christine Holliday. The more-than-excited students delivering the buckets to their teachers, and sometimes to their parent, were Alden Laipply, Zach Holliday, Maddy Harper, Brandon Dye, McShayne Riley, Clerissa Starkey, Coen Fouss, Dylan Hart, and Hannah Offenberger.

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PRESCHOOL TAKING APPLICATIONS

The Beverly United Methodist Preschool is now open for enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year. Children must be 3 years old by September 15, 2014 to attend. For more information or any questions, contact teachers Jodi Leach at (740) 336-4230 or Carly Spindler at (740) 896-3533.

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Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News & Sentinel.