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S.P. Morton participates in National School Choice Week

Staff and students that were highlighted for participation. In front, left to right, Madonna Dilliard and Clinton Harrington; back, Eric Taylor, unit director of Boys and Girls Club in Franklin; Jahnaria Shepperson; Messiah Evans; Principal Tanyeka Thornton; Christopher Cruz-Ramos; Javont’e Goodwin; and Assistant Principal Marcus Johnson-Williams. — Submitted Frank A. Davis

FRANKLIN

National School Choice Week (NSCW) is an organization as well as a week that came into existence in 2011. For this year the week of Jan. 24-30 was the week of choice for this nationwide event.

NSCW features tens of thousands of events and activities for students in grades K-12, which are independently planned. The organization hopes that parents nationwide will choose what educational option works best for each family. The organization lists six educational options that it targets for their program. They include the traditional public school, the charter school, the public magnet school, the private school, home school and lastly the online school.

For Franklin, S.P. Morton Elementary School participated in the program. Colorful placards displayed with messages written by students with why they love their school, bulletin boards were decorated with posters, words of encouragement for staff, parents and students. School Choice pride was also shown by students and staff while wearing their bright yellow monogrammed scarves that were provided by NSCW.

The NSCW was led at the school by Principal Tanyeke Thornton who remarked, “socially distanced fun was had by all.”

Staff that were present to attend a special activity on Jan. 29 were: Dean of Students Irvin Ricks; Principal Tanyeka Thornton; Assistant Principal Marcus John-Williams; Calvin Sing, computer specialist; Almeta Davis, secretary, Elizabeth South, curriculum specialist; Cherelle Mason-Harris, guidance counselor; Eric Taylor, unit director of Boys and Girls Club in Franklin; Beverly Freeman, bookkeeper; and Dr. Andrea Phillips, Exceptional Education counselor.

Staff and students that were highlighted for participation were: Madonna Dilliard and Clinton Harrington; Eric Taylor, unit director of Boys and Girls Club in Franklin; Jahnaria Shepperson; Messiah Evans; Principal Tanyeka Thornton; Christopher Cruz-Ramos; Javont’e Goodwin; and Assistant Principal Marcus Johnson-Williams.