Observing the signing of the World Aids Day Proclamation for Greene County by Commission Chairperson Tennyson Smith are L to R seated: Nancy Cole and Isaac Atkins. Standing L to R: Johnni Strode Morning, Andrea Perry, Alfretta Crawford and Carol P. Zippert.
The Greene County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in conjunction with the Greene County Commission, observed World Aids Day in Greene County, December 1, 2018. In its meeting held Monday, November 26, 2018, the Commission approved the proposed proclamation and proclaimed Dec. 1 as World Aids Day. The official signing was held Friday, November 30, 2018. World Aids Day began 30 years ago on December 1, 1988, when the world health ministers called for a spirit of social tolerance and greater awareness of HIV Internationally. World Aids Day continues to be an important way to celebrate the extraordinary advances we have made in the battle against HIV and to remind Greene County residents and people everywhere that HIV has not gone away. In keeping with the 2018 World Aids Day theme Know Your Status members of the Greene County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. encourage those living with HIV to ensure that they are linked to quality care and prevention services.
Greene County High School held its annual 9th Grade Academy Tie Tying Program as an initiation of students’ first year in high school. This marked the third annual Tie Tying Ceremony for students entering the 9th Grade. This event highlights the student’s Rites of Passage from Middle School to High School. The Academy is designed to give special attention to students as they transition and prepare for college and career. The designated attire of navy blue blazers, white shirts and long ties identify the 9th Grade students as they pursue their academic mission. The ceremony was co-sponsored by the Greene County Children’s Policy Council, under the leadership of District judge Lillie Jones Osborne. Alabama State Representative Artis McCampbell addressed the students on choosing and preparing for life goals and career paths.Rep. McCampbell called up students DeKaija Davis and Jamiyah White to share with their classmates their dreams and goals. He assisted students in learning to tie their ties, and as a special treat to the class, he presented a check of $1,000 to be used for the enhancement of the 9th Grade Academy Program. Others assisting students with their tie tying included the following: Superintendent Dr. James Carter, GCHS Principal Willie Simmons, GCHS Assistant Principal, Andrea Perry, School Board President Leo Branch, school employee Marcus Steele, and Juvenile Officer Deshayla Steele.
The Greene County Board of Education, at its regular session held Monday June 11, 2018, acted on various recommendations of Superintendent Dr. James H. Carter, Sr. in preparation for the next school term. The personnel items presented to the board included Family Medical Leave, Retirement, Non-Renewal, Recall and Employment.
Superintendent Carter presented a prospect for principal at Greene County High School and the board approved his going forward, however, Dr. Carter is reconsidering his recommendation.
Andrea Perry was appointed as Assistant Principal for Greene County High School, and will coordinate the 9th Grade Academy.
Dr. Carter recommended and the board approved employment of the following additional personnel: Joseph Patrick as teacher at Greene County Learning Academy; Detrick Hodges as part-time Assistant Band Director; Kianga Austin as 1st Grade Teacher at Eutaw Primary School and Chereme Gaines as Science Teacher at Greene County High School.
The board approved the superintendent’s recommendation to recall the following personnel:
Eutaw Primary School – Fentress Means as part-time Physical Education Teacher; Katlin Whittle as part-time Art Teacher; Jacqueline Allen as Reading Intervention Teacher.
Robert Brown Middle School – Justin Booth as Part-time AgroScience Teacher; Cardelia Paige as 5th Grade Teacher; Miakka Taylor as 8th Grade Teacher; Katlin Whittle as Part-time Art Teacher.
Greene County High School – Justin Booth as part-time Physical Education and Agro Science Teacher; Fentress Means as part-time Physical Education Teacher / Driver Education Teacher; Wanda Gaitor as part-time Secretary; Willie Harkness as part-time Custodian.
Maintenance – Carl Oliver.
Johnny Pelt, a Mechanic in the Department of Transportation, was granted family medical leave. Patricia Edmond’s retirement as a Pre-K Teacher Aid at Eutaw Primary School was approved.
The board approved the superintendent’s recommendation of non-renewal of Jerria Prince as Math Teacher at Greene County High School.
Additional service contracts (separate contracts) were approved for the following:
* Corey Cockrell as Head Football Coach / B-Team Basketball Coach at RBMS.
* Henry Miles as Assistant Football Coach at RBMS.
* Jeffery Wesley as Head Basketball Coach at RBMS.
* Rodney Wesley as Head Boys Basketball Coach at GCHS.
* Karon Coleman as Head Football Coach at GCHS.
* Jacob Sullivan as Assistant Football Coach at GCHS.
* Janice Jeames as Girls Volleyball Coach at GCHS.
* Justine Booth as Assistant Baseball Coach at GCHS.
*Su’Kova Hicks as Head Girls Softball Coach at GCHS
* Drenda Morton as Cheerleader Sponsor at GCHS.
* Doris Robinson as Cheerleader Sponsor at RBMS.
* Kianga Austin as Head Girls Basketball Coach at GCHS.
* Toice Goodson as District Athletic Director.
The following personnel were approved for the summer school program.
* Angela Harkness as Teacher at GCHS.
Gilda Jowers as Computer Lab Manager and Access Facilitator.
The following were employed in Child Nutrition Program Seamless Summer Program:
Sandy Wilson; Gloria Lyons; Mary Hill; Tanesha Hinton; Romanda Askew; Youlanda Coleman; Jacqueline Pickens; Jessica Lake; Tina Cherry; and Frances McGhee.
Under administrative services, the board approved payment of all bills, claims and payroll. The board also approved the superintendent’s recommendation to amend the 2018 proposed budget to include the certified federal funds carryover from 2017 in order to expend these funds. The amendments will also include any revenues and expenditures that exceed the allowable amount to increase or decrease.
Photo by: Cynthia Crawford
The Greene County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held its 7th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness walk on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 on the old courthouse square in Eutaw, AL. This event was open to the public. All participants received various materials on breast cancer awareness. A collection of pink balloons was released in celebration of breast cancer survivors and their families, as well as for individuals currently struggling with the illness. The annual walk is also held to encourage the community to adopt more healthy life styles, including healthy food choices, regular physical exercise and medical exams. Ms. Miriam Leftwich serves as chairperson of the DST Chapter’s Physical and Mental Health Committee. Andrea Perry is Chapter President.
One of the community service goals of the Greene County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is supporting the Annual Adopt-A-Family Program of the Greene County Department of Human Relations.
The Greene County DST Chapter adopted two families and provided the children with an assortment of gifts. The Deltas gave the children clothes and toys which included four bicycles, electronic games, books, board games and other delights.
All the gifts were selected to fulfill the Christmas wishes of each child in the respective families. The various lists of the children were provided by the staff of DHR.
Ms. Jacqueline Allen serves as chairperson of the DST Chapter’s Adopt-A-Family Committee. Ms. Andrea Perry is Chapter President. Mr. Wilson serves as director of the Greene County DHR office.
The Greene County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held its 6th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Saturday, October 1, 2016 on the old courthouse square in Eutaw. All participants and interested citizens received various materials on breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer survivors and their families, as well as individuals currently struggling with the disease, were also recognized and celebrated.
The annual walk is also held to encourage the community to adopt more healthy lifestyles, including healthy food choices, regular physical exercise and medical exams.
Dr. Dana Todd serves as chairperson of the DST Chapter’s Physical & Mental Health Committee. Andrea Perry is Chapter President.