Elkins Mountain School‘s semi annual open house
was held April 13th. Many parents were on hand to watch
Principal JP Tenney hand out awards for good behavior, and
Mrs. Mahoney to give certificates for academic honor roll.
Teachers awarded certificates to the students who were the
most outstanding and the most improved
in each class. The host
agency also gave students awards
for the most helpful, most creative,
and most improved.
The highlight of the event
was the recognition of three GED
graduates. Each graduate honored
us with a speech. They were given
a picture of themselves in cap and
gown and the Dr. Suess book, Oh,
The Places You Can Go, autographed
by each teacher.
Penny Strother, Elkin’s
Mountain School’s new transition
specialist, told the assembled group
that nine students were college bound. The highest number
the sixty client facility has ever had.
Parents and guardians, case workers, and directors
accompanied students on a classroom tours after the awards.
Parents were afforded the opportunity to meet teachers and
discuss student progress.
Elkins Mountain School has
had eight GED graduates since the
beginning of the school term. Four
additional students have passed
their pre-GED exam and will take
their official tests this week. The
event was held to recognize students
for academic and behavioral