Recycle Booth At
Basketball Game Encourages Recycling At Local Recycling Center
Chairpersons and volunteers
worked an information booth at the basketball game to encourage
recycling locally. Excited over the newly renovated Castlewood Solid
Waste/Recycling Center located on Mew Road in Castlewood chairpersons
for the project, Devan Crabtree and Carlie Fugate, have completed
several educational projects for the CHS student body including a
presentation at the February FBLA meeting.
At the booth visitors learned what
can be recycled at the local center (plastic, mixed paper, cardboard,
and aluminum). Brochures were available for visitors and games helped to
identify recyclables while winning food prizes.
Home recycle bags were to given to
five lucky winners of visitors to the booth.
The Castlewood High School Middle School Level of FBLA presented two
check for a total of $2,326.76 to two worth-while causes at the
school. Mr. Kiser accepted a check for $2,000 to be used for the new
school marquee. Several activities are being coordinated by the FBLA
with the hopes that the sign will be in place by spring 2012. A
check was also presented to the chairpersons for the FBLA State
Service Project, Project ASK for childhood cancer.
The students earned the money and earned about small business
operations through a business they called Devil's Delight. A
report of their project will be submitted to FBLA competition at the
end of this month.
Breast Cancer Awareness Donation
Sandy Franklin from the Southwest Cancer Center located in Norton,
Virginia, accepts a donation from Castlewood High School’s Andrea
Layton. Layton served as co-chairperson with Jeremiah Statzer to
raise money and awareness concerning breast cancer. During the month
of October the team which included members of the Future Business
Leaders of America, Team Estonia, and many other student volunteers,
sold hearts which were displayed on a tree in the school’s foyer,
provided informational announcements during morning school
announcements, and coordinated an information booth at a home
volleyball game. In addition to a check for $426.00, students
presented a banner displaying all the hearts purchased during the
fundraiser to Ms. Franklin. The banner will be on display at the
Southwest Cancer Center in the chemotherapy room. All money
collected will be used locally for patient comfort.
Kacie's Braclets A Huge
Hit for Childhood Cancer
Castlewood Middle School
FBLA Officer Kacie Jessee helped fellow club members create ribbon
bracelets from pop tabs and ribbon as a project which raised over $200
at Friday night's home basketball game. Amber Bates, Amber Edwards, and
former FBLA officer Ethan Collins, greeted visitors who made several
donations and learned more about Project A.S.K.
The money will be donated to
the MCV Richmond based organization to assist patients with childhood
cancer. Project A.S.K. is the state service project supported by the
Virginia State FBLA. Fundraisers will continue through the end of
February. Anyone interested in learning more about
should visit their website.
Welcome Back to CHS!
SCA and FBLA committee members
organized a Welcome Back to School Mixer on August 15 for all
Castlewood High School students. Committee members and advisers felt
the Mixer was a great opportunity for returning students, eighth
graders, and new students to "mix" while
meeting club and organization sponsors and receiving free Blue Devil
memorabilia. Eleven booths were set up in the Old Gymnasium. Once
entering the school, students were greeted by the members of the SCA
who gave them a Blue Devil backpack. Students were then encouraged
to visit each booth where they would be given Blue Devil sun glasses
(Athletic Boosters), Foreign Language (Blue Devil Coolies), FBLA
(Survival Kit), SADD (Blue Devil Scented Highlighters), 21st Century
(Ices), SADD (scented highlighters), Hi-Y (Blue Devil Bracelets),
Athletic Department (Blue Devil Water Bottles), Youth Alive (Blue
Devil Stickers), and Stockman's Club (Food Items).
The SCA and FBLA would like to
thank all clubs and organizations who did a great job with their
individual booths, as well as the Town of St. Paul, Appalachian
Graphics, and Bailey Hardware who made financial donations to assist
with the project.
Thanks During the Holiday Season!
Castlewood High School Future Business Leaders of America students Erika
Hubbard, Mikayla McCoy, Jasmine Sizemore, and Samantha Salyer are shown
as they prepare to deliver Christmas ornaments. The FBLA hand makes a
Christmas ornament for faculty, administration, support staff and bus
drivers each Christmas and presents the ornament to give thanks for all
they do for Castlewood High School. This year, the group selected a
Santa ornament constructed with clear plastic balls, floor wax, glitter,
miniature buttons, raffia, and ribbon. A thank you card was then
personalized for the eighty-four ornaments crafted by the students.
School Chapter Donates Money to Purchase New Flags for Community
Chairpersons Emily Higgins and Heaven
Parridgen chose to work with members of the local community to purchase
additional American flags for as their 2011 community service project .
Castlewood High School’s Middle
School Community Service chairpersons Emily Higgins and Heaven Parridgen
are pictured presenting Ernest “Shy” Kennedy with a donation of $300 to
purchase additional American flags for the Castlewood community.
Coordinated by Mr. Kennedy and
assisted by Johnson, McReynolds and a couple of other volunteers the
group faithfully displays the flags in our community during the fourth
of July, Election Day, Veteran’s Day, and other noted holidays.
The students were impressed with the
fact that this is a complete volunteer effort which brings a great deal
of pride to our community. If you would like to donate, or volunteer
contact Mr. Kennedy at (276) 762-7655 or
Assists Students With Job Interviews
Mrs. Crabtree’s class has just completed a unit on
career research and preparing resumes. Mrs. Hendsill worked with
students to interview and review their resumes. Students were
encouraged to dress appropriately for an interview and prepare
themselves for questions and answers related to the interview. Mrs.
Hensdill serves as a Virginia State Board member for the FBLA
Foundation. The Virginia Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta
Lambda, Inc., is an organization for secondary (FBLA) and post-secondary
(PBL) students enrolled in business classes or those interested in the
field of business. FBLA-PBL members focus on three major areas: service
to school and community; developing competent, aggressive leadership
skills; and promoting academic excellence.