New group seeks to gather CHHS band alumni

first_imgSkip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Peter Jordan, a member of the steering committee, said 130 names have already been entered into the database.“Right now, we’re looking for the names of CHHS band alumni, their email and/or physical addresses, the years marched, the band director’s name and the instrument played,” Jordan said. “The Troy high school band system started with Herman Moll in 1917. He was not paid by the city. He gave private band lessons and the students in the band had to pay for the private lessons. That’s how Troy’s high school band got its start.”Jordan said having records of the band’s history is important to CHHS, to the city and, especially, to the alumni of the CHHS band programs. New group seeks to gather CHHS band alumni Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Sponsored Content Email the author By The Penny Hoarder “The CHHS Alumni Band Association is operating under the CHHS Band Foundation,” Jordan said. “This group will include alumni of all the city of Troy’s high school band programs. It will also include those who have been dedicated supporters of the school’s band programs.”The steering committee members, Jordan, Mike Jordan, Michael O’Hara, Dawn Railey, Shannon Reaves, Beth Collins, Chris Davis, Angel Tillery and Geoffrey Spann, are working diligently to get the alumni association off to a successful start.Jordan said the group’s primary purpose, at this time, is to build the database.“It will be a slow process because so many of the CHHS band alumni no longer live in the area,” he said. “We are hoping to locate as many of them as possible in order to keep them informed about what we are doing as an alumni association and what is going on in the CHHS band program.” Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Charles Henderson High School Alumni Band Association is now more than a hope and a dream.The CHHS Alumni Band Association has been formed to collect and store historical records of the CHHS band dating back to the Herman Moll bands of 1917 through 1957 and to support the existing band program at CHHS.A steering committee has been formed to enlist members of the Herman Moll Band, the Troy High School band and the CHHS band that will make up the CHHS Alumni Band Association. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Plans are for the CHHS Alumni Band Association to meet twice a year and keep members informed through Facebook and emails throughout the year. The association will also send out a newsletter quarterly to let band alumni know what the CHHS band members are doing on the field and off. The band students are involved in community service projects that include performing at local nursing homes and adult day care centers.“Our purpose is, also, to help and support the local band program in various ways,” Jordan said. “We’ll do so through fundraisers, donations, corporate sponsorships and membership dues. And, Jordan said, that an alumni band is also a possibility.“There are still a lot of CHHS alumni band members around this area so, it would be fun to organize an alumni band to play on homecoming,” he said.“We have a lot of plans but, right now, we need names for the data base. So we are asking those who are CHHS band alumni, or know someone who is, to get in touch with us via email at [email protected] or contact Pete Jordan at 334-372-7644.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 6:57 am Tuesday, December 20, 2011 You Might Like Saturday night wreck injures four An Alabama State Trooper looks over information as a LifeFlight helicopter prepares to transport a victim from the scene of… read more By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

The Glacial Pace of Digitalization in the Classroom

first_imgDigitalization is fully entrenched in our lives. It is now changing almost every aspect of how we live and work, from styling apps to container ships.  It would surely come as a great surprise if schools, the very institutions whose mission is to prepare young people for their future lives and careers, did not take part in the trend. It is therefore logical to seek to bring digitalization into the school and take advantage of the options it provides in terms of curriculum and as a learning and teaching aid. This in turn represents a major challenge, since much work lies ahead on the path towards creating digital schools, and many obstacles will be faced along the way.IT professionals in the bubble we inhabit might have expected more headway to have been made. This lack of progress was underscored in a recent study on digital education published by the Bertelsmann Foundation. According to the paper, only about 10 percent of teachers use digital media “that promote creative, individual, or interactive learning” in the classroom. This runs counter to the fact that digitalization has long been part of the lives of most pupils, who use smartphones, tablets, and platforms like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook every day. If schools provide outdated equipment, motivating students will obviously prove difficult.I believe three things are necessary to (finally) move digitalization forward at schools.Systems and InfrastructureFrom a technical perspective, the first step is to bring the systems and infrastructure up to date. This includes interactive whiteboards, tablets, and WiFi, as well as providing for high standards in terms of security, which are absolutely vital for all that follows. As a side note, we at Dell EMC offer a full range of products and services as well as consulting expertise specifically tailored to the needs of schools.Personalized LearningThat all being said, having the best systems is of little benefit if there are no viable concepts on how to successfully deploy them in the classroom. The aim of digitalization, therefore, should not be simply to have the teacher write on an interactive whiteboard instead of a blackboard or to have pupils use a tablet rather than a notepad, let alone have them copy and paste content from Wikipedia. The ultimate goal should instead be to bring about interactive, personalized, cooperative learning – and this requires that new forms of teaching be developed. To avoid any confusion or misunderstanding, a new form of IT-based education is not the objective; it is rather to fundamentally change how children are taught.Educator TrainingLikewise, even the best digital curriculum or teaching plan is of little use if the material cannot be properly conveyed to pupils. At present, far too few teachers have the requisite skills in this area. Highly committed math teachers who had been dedicating their free time to their school’s IT systems will need help in creating the digital school. This is not something they can do alone. Use of digital media in the classroom therefore needs to become a core focus when training present and future teachers. We are still a long way from this becoming reality at the moment, meaning much work remains to be done.Digitalization is now on the agenda when it comes to education policy. As part of the DigitalPakt#D initiative, for example, the German government is working in conjunction with five federal states to equip 40,000 schools with computers, software, and Internet access. This is definitely a step in the right direction. However, the initiative was launched back in 2016, and now, one year later, there has been no specific progress to report. There are even reports that the €5 billion required for the project have not been earmarked in the 2018 federal budget. That means funds will not be available before 2019 for purchasing new computers and setting up a state-of-the-art broadband infrastructure.[1]It should be noted here that digitalization is normally associated with faster speeds. If the initiative proceeds at a glacial pace, schools will fall behind. And what type of impression will this leave on pupils? Will they now be given three years to complete a report?Find out more about the digital transformation at schools and Dell EMC’s activities in the educational field.[1]  read more

Accountability is key to cannabis lending

first_imgTony Gallo, managing partner of the Dallas-based Sapphire Risk Advisory Group, has been involved with retail businesses for more than 30 years and the cannabis industry for the last four. He suggests that financial institutions deal with cannabis businesses as they would any other high-risk business, such as those selling liquor, jewelry, firearms and tobacco.“There are lots of similarities with the Big Four,” he points out. As with them, credit unions should look into their cash management strategy before opening depository accounts for a cannabis business. It’s especially important to understand what mechanisms they have in place for security. How are they transporting cash? In addition, have they had any robberies or internal theft problems? Are they following all the rules set by the state? Are they following best security practices?Most states that allow cannabis use for any purpose (see map of states and what they allow) have applications to run a related business that require completing several hundred pages of paperwork. Just the security section of the application may be 40-60 pages. Looking at a business’s application gives a credit union a very good snapshot of that enterprise. Gallo’s company’s Texas security application section for pot businesses is about 50 pages long. “You have to be much more involved in your cannabis security planning than most businesses,” he says. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more