Crothersville Welcomes Staff for 2021-22 School Year

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Please take time to stop by and welcome new and returning staff!

Principal – Whitney Reinhart
Secretary – Ginger Fisher
PreK – Kelly Schmelzle
K – Cassondra Kelly
K – Tina Kilgore
1st – Ashley Spicer
1st – Karra Lucas
2nd – Samantha Beverly
2nd – Tara Bedwell
3rd – Haley Blair
3rd – Sara Salas
4th – Brad Emerson
4th – Tiffany Orrill
5th – Olivia Cain
5th – Nikki Hall
Title 1 – Brenda Ballinger
Special Education – Jacob Dunn
Speech Pathologist – Amie Peacock

Instructional Aides – Amie Cottingham, Liz Crater, Mary Jo Isenhower, Ty Lockhart, Megan Lucas, Robin Nehrt, Kristy Ord, Whitney Scott, Carolyn Weddle.

XR Mathematics

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XR Math is a journey of personal and peer engagement, where we use a blended learning approach for math to teach habits and transferable skills that will empower students to be successful at any level. XR Mathematics combines in-person instruction, virtual content experts, technology and adaptive curriculum to provide students with a personalized learning experience.

The software used with this program is Nexus and Mathspace. Nexus is a virtual collaboration space where students can study with peers, work on homework problems together, and get help from certified peer-tutors. Mathspace is an online software to help students to become better at math by working through problems and providing tutorials. The software assesses each student’s performance and generates accompanying report statistics.

Ty Winchester is a coach at Crothersville for XR Mathematics. Winchester is a former teacher turned IT specialist returning to the education arena. He has worked at both Scott County School Districts 1 and 2 and is excited to return back to the classroom. He is originally from Austin but currently lives in Crothersville. He has a 2 year old son, Jack, as well as a wife of five years, Dakota. 

Joe Wibbels is also a coach. Wibbels is a former attorney who practiced for 20 years in Kentucky. Most recently he worked as a case manager for Pharmacord in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He is the proud grandpa of Aria (age 8) and Brielle (7 months). He is excited about his new role as an educator and looks forward to helping every student achieve their potential.

8 Tips to Keep Kids Germ-Free at School

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Kids love to be close and share everything, even germs. Here are some quick tips to help students reduce the spread of germs at school. 

  1. Wash your Hands– Wash hands in warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Sing the alphabet song once to help with timing.
  2. Don’t Share– Send extra supplies so students can use their own items rather than community items. 
  3. Cover Sneezes and Coughs– Sneeze into the crook of the elbow or into a tissue, not into hands. If a student accidentally sneezes into their hands, remind them to wash their hands right away.
  4. Hands off Your Face– Teach students to keep hands away from their face, out of their nose and out of their mouths. If they accidentally touch these things, remind them to wash their hands right away. 
  5. Skip the Water Fountain– Send a water bottle with students each day so they can avoid the water fountain. If they need to use the water fountain, teach students how to drink without touching their mouth to the spigot.
  6. Eat Fruits and Veggies– A healthy diet can help boost the immune system.
  7. Get Enough Sleep- Sleep helps build the immune system. Follow these guidelines: 
    • Ages 10-17: 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night
    • Ages 5-10: 10 to 11 hours per night
    • Ages 3-5: 11 to 13 hours per night
  8. Stay Home From School when Sick– If a student is sick, they need to stay home until they are well again to avoid spreading illness to others.