State of Schools Celebration held on July 28

Haywood County Schools held its State of the Schools Celebration on Monday, July 28, at Haywood High School. Members of the HHS Air Force JROTC Drill Team presented the colors, and Mrs. Tanesha Walker, a Haywood Middle School teacher, sang the National Anthem.
Chairman of the School Board Harold Garrett welcomed everyone and recognized board members and special guests. Ms. Achana Jarrett, HCS parent and community member,
provided special entertainment.
Superintendent Teresa Russell gave her State of the Schools Report and recognized each of the schools and their staff members for their hard work to make Haywood County Schools the best that they can be. Following her presentation, HCEA Representative Suzie May gave an HCEA update.
Mrs. Russell completed the program with a Charge to Teachers for the school year. Her message was that teachers make a tremendous difference in the lives of their students. Tyler Morton and three friends from HMS sang a rendition of “Happy” to close the school-wide session.
All employees finished the day with a session on ethics and safe and supportive schools, that focused on the prevention and handling of bullying. All teachers and school staff members spent the rest of the week in different sessions preparing for the school year to open on August 4.