Westlake’s Kennedy Simon Leaves Track and Field Legacy
Kennedy Simon recently graduated leaving a lasting track and field legacy in Georgia high school sports.
She bested the status she achieved last year as the 2016-2017 Gatorade Georgia State Girls Track and Field Player of the Year, by helping her Westlake team become overall state runners-up at the 2018 Georgia High School Track competition.
Westlake track coach Jason Cage. “In addition to winning the 400-meter and the 4 X 4 relay, Kennedy placed third in the long jump.” Simon heads west to become a University of Texas Longhorn.
Evoline C. West Elementary First to Earn STEM Certification
Fulton County Elementary School Awarded STEM Certification
Fulton County Schools’ Evoline C. West Elementary this week became the first in South Fulton and the fourth in the district to become state-certified in STEM.
In Georgia, STEM-certified schools offer an integrated curriculum that focuses on problem solving, discovery, exploratory project/problem-based learning, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions. Amana Academy Elementary, River Eves Elementary and Woodland Elementary are Fulton County Schools that are STEM-certified.
“I am excited about the additional resources and partnerships STEM certification will provide students at Evoline C. West Elementary,” said Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Rose. “A STEM curriculum offers opportunities for engaging hands-on learning experiences that encourage problem-solving and critical thinking, both of which will prepare students for high-level coursework in middle school, high school and beyond.”
Evoline C. West Elementary initiated the process for state certification in 2014, when it created a STEM culture by giving K-5 students STEM Lab as a class for 45 minutes each week. The school also participated in a STEM night where students showcased their classroom science projects.
Speaking About Wellness Quarterly Seminar Series at WellStar
WellStar Health System is proud to introduce the Speaking about Wellness for Women and Speaking about Wellness for Healthy Aging quarterly seminar series to Atlanta and South Fulton County residents.
WHAT: Speaking about Wellness for Women is open to women of all ages, and is designed to provide information on how to create self-awareness, and make personal health and well-being a priority.
Speaking about Wellness for Healthy Aging provides people 50 and older with the tools to make lifestyle enhancements for healthy aging and living a life well-lived.
The registration fee for each program is $10, which includes a healthy dinner, dessert, educational materials, giveaway items, complimentary valet parking, and a keynote speaker. Registration required. Call 770-956-STAR (7827) to register.
Upcoming Events: (All events start at 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 5:45 p.m.)
WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Letton Auditorium (Located in the Health Pavilion), 320 Parkway Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Speaking about Wellness for Women: Your Sexual Health – July 24
Speaking about Wellness for Healthy Aging:
·A Weight on Your Shoulders: Pain – August 21