SARAH COBB RECEIVES HIGH MARKS AT COMMUNITY BUSINESS PARTNERS LUNCHEON
SARAH COBB COMMUNITY PARTNERS ENJOY VISIT AND GOOD FOOD
SARAH COBB RECEIVES HIGH MARKS FOR COMMUNITY BUSINESS PARTNERS LUNCHEON
The tempo of the meeting was set as student guides escorted 40 invited community and civic guests into the Sarah Cobb Media Center. Before the buffet luncheon, Aaron John Blaisdell Ndaayezw, Junior Beta Club President, welcomed Mentors and Partners in Education from law enforcement, Sumter County Board of Education, Georgia Southwestern State University, South Georgia Technical College and other community and civic supporters of public education.
Natalia Walters, district spelling bee winner, then delivered a poem for the occasion. The Sarah Cobb Chorus and Ms. Ashleigh Monroe's 2nd grade Class delivered inspirational selections with guitar accompaniment and leadership by Mr. Tim Beck, Director of Music at Sarah Cobb.
Mrs. Barbara Watford continued showcasing Sarah Cobb with her review of the year's progress and plans of school movement/consolidation next school year. "Sarah Cobb has been busy this year. With your support and continued presence, monetary gifts and attendance to our many activities, excellence at Sarah Cobb increases. This luncheon and message in song is our simple "thank you" for your support. We could not be where we are today without the community's support in our school." Mrs. Watford shared with everyone in attendance the highlights of the school year: "Our choral music ensemble and our band have performed for Magnolia Manor and for parents. Our students collected over 900 non-perishable food items for the American Legion's Christmas Joy project. We've raised over $1,000 for Pennie for Paitents Leukemia Society. It is vital that we teach our children that we must give back to the community. Our Junior Beta Club inducted 35 fifth grade students, and we were able to graduate 135 fifth graders from the DARE program. We are continuing to build our music program. This is our second year for band, our first year for chorus, first year for teaching guitar to third graders, and we want a piano lab." Mrs. Watford thanked everyone for their continued support and for taking time out of their day to join Sarah Cobb for lunch.
During a musical selection, the audience was invited to follow the leadership of the second graders to sing and perform the simple choreographic movement for the song "This Land is Your Land."