|By Al Owens
Meeting in regular
session last week, the Lewis County Board of Education learned it is losing a long-term
Superintendent Maurice Reeder Jr. announced that John Cordle has been hired as
superintendent of Augusta schools. For the past six years, Cordle has worked in the
Reeder also told the board about the visit of State Commissioner of Education Gene
Wilhoit to Lewis County High School on Wednesday, April 16.
He then began some success stories from the school system by introducing Kasey Nolen to
the board members. Nolen's expertise is in the field of technology and he was hired at
mid-year for that purpose.
Nolen and Cordle have been updating the school's website and Nolen presented a
PowerPoint presentation to show the school board some improvements made on the site.
He said that one of his tasks was to make the website easier to use and read. A user
can now get to the site they desire from the district's website within three clicks of the
Nolen told the board that one of the key features is the uniformity of the pages and
they all look the same. That allows the users to feel more comfortable throughout the web
Links to other pages and more information are at the bottom of each page. He also cut
down on the size of the pages by using more drop-down lists.
Nolen said that planned additions include personal web pages for teachers, web pages
about different programs, more interactive education pages and the teachers will have
access to FrontPage and Access training, which are Microsoft products.
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Brittany Jamison, Alicia Collier and Misty Brown appeared
before the Lewis County Board of Education last week and requested that Graduation 2003 be
set for Saturday, May 31, at 6:00 p.m. at the high school football field. The board
granted that request.
He explained that request forms for service are available for the teachers if they
have a problem with a computer. They can fill out the form and it goes to the tech office
so someone can fix the problem quickly.
Three Lewis County High School students appeared before the board requesting that the
educators grant the desire of the senior students regarding the details of this year's
The board complied and set graduation for Saturday, May 31, at 6 p.m. on the LCHS
football field. In case of rain or forecast thunderstorms, the graduation ceremonies will
be moved back inside the Middle School gymnasium. That decision will be broadcast on WKKS