Congratulations…

…Verner Reflections Cultural Arts Contest winners that placed in the Top 5 of their entry’s category for the Tuscaloosa City School System: LiteratureAlicia Thaete-Corbalan , Rhiannon Joyner, and Thomas Elliot FerryPhotographyAlicia Thaete-Corbalan and Nella Jones Yoder. (April 2016)

…to Verner’s 5th Grade Robotics Teams and their faculty advisor, Kathy Perkins, for their success at The University of Alabama’s 2016 Alabama Robotics Competition. Of the fifteen teams in the elementary division, Verner’s Team #3 (Andrew Harrell, Ellis Kirkland, and D.J. Wright) placed third and Team #2 (Barker Montgomery, Henry Rosenstiel, Josh Tucker and Alex Wallace) placed fifth! Verner was represented by three teams at this year’s event. Participating students included: Kaitlyn Corkren, Andrew Harrell, Parker Jones, Ellis Kirkland, Barker Montgomery, Henry Rosenstiel, Josh Tucker, Alex Wallace, Madison Washington, D.J. Wright. (April 2016)

…to Fifth Grade Student Henry Rosenstiel and First Grade Teacher Jeffery Walker for being selected as Verner’s nominees for the Tuscaloosa Character Council for its “Champion of Character” awards. (April 2016)

…First Grade Teacher Jeffery Walker has been named a finalist in the Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame program! (March 2016)

…to first grade teacher Jeffery Walker for being selected to represent the Tuscaloosa City Schools in the Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame competition in the elementary division.  (December 2015)

…First Grade Teacher Jeffery Walker has been selected as Verner’s candidate for Alabama Teacher of the Year and for the Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame. (December 2015)

…Nurse Brittany Tunnell has been selected as Verner’s Support Employee of the Year candidate, an annual recognition sponsored by the Tuscaloosa City Schools to recognize those staff members that contribute to the success of our students. (December 2015)

…to third grade teacher Dorie Edwards who has been nominated by Verner for the Nick’s Kids Foundation Teacher Excellence Awards. The program recognizes the hard work and dedication that teachers display every day and honors them for their accomplishments in our schools. (December 2015)

…to Verner students for raising over $3,500 for UNICEF this year! Enrichment Teacher Kathy Perkins helped the students organize several fundraising activities for this effort. (November 2015)

…Fifth Grade Teacher Kathy Perkins for being selected from applicants from across the nation for the prestigious LiftOff Summer Institute to be held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas this summer. (May 2015)

…Fifth Grade Teacher Kathy Perkins who has been named the Alabama Science Teachers Association Elementary Teacher of the Year! The ASTA names one science teacher a year from each of the three school levels (elementary, middle, and high school) to receive this award following a rigorous nomination and application process. (March 2015)

Dr. Frances Fritz, Kathy Perkins, and Mandy Wyatt, who represent Verner’s teachers that have earned National Board Certification. The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education has designated March 10 as National Board Certification Day and the board will honor NBC recipients with a resolution at a board meeting on March 10. (March 2015)

…to the 2015 Verner Canstruction Team whose structure, Denny Chimes, won Best Use of Labels and the Student’s Choice Award. Kathy Perkins was the teacher/leader for the Verner Canstruction Team and members were: Isaac Doughty, Tehya Hicks, Kenton Jerido, Maggie Jones, Libby Schuchardt, Sydney Schuchardt, Savannah Sullivan, Sophie Thaete, and Anna-Florence Williams. Verner’s team worked with an estimated 840 cans to re-create Denny Chimes. Students from 10 Tuscaloosa city public elementary and middle schools created structures out of cans for the second annual Canstruction Jr., with all the food donated to the West Alabama Food Bank. (February 2015)

…Fourth Grade Teacher Anita McKinstry for being named the Tuscaloosa City Schools’ system-wide winner of the Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame award for the elementary school division. Mrs. McKinstry will represent the Tuscaloosa City Schools at the state-level of competition. (December 2014)

…Fifth Grade Teacher Dr. Frances Young Fritz for being honored by the Nick’s Kids Foundation at its third annual Teacher Excellence Awards Luncheon. The event honors teachers and recognizes their contribution to the community. (December 2014)

…Verner Fourth Grade Teacher Anita McKinstry selected as its candidate for Alabama Teacher of the Year and for the Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame, and Secretary Sharon Pilsch selected as its Support Employee of the Year candidate. (December 2014)

…Verner Fifth Grade Teacher Kathy Perkins selected to attend the 10th annual Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy paid professional development program.  Teachers leave the Academy equipped with new lessons, ready to encourage a lifelong love of STEM—science, technology, engineering and math. (April 2014)

…Verner’s three Robotics Teams competed in the University of Alabama’s 2014 Alabama Robotics Competition and Verner’s Team #1 (Maddy Griffin, Nicole Vickers, Hill Rowan, Byron Abston, and Josh Ellis) won first place in the elementary division with a total score of 300 for all three events.  This team was the only team in the competition to make a perfect score, including teams in the middle and high school divisions. Students that participated: Byron Abston, Ashton Anthony, Garland Brazil, Riley Champion, Madeline Cook, Noah Davis, Tyler Eatmon, Josh Ellis, Maddy Griffin, Cole McCollum, Claudia Ortiz, Zach Purdy, Hill Rowan, Sarah Savage,  and Nicole Vickers. (April 2014)

…Verner Reflections Cultural Arts Contest winners that placed in the Top 5 of their entry’s category for the Tuscaloosa City School System: Dance Choreography-Campbell Hamner; Literature-Garland Brazil and Lydia Paulette; Photography-Mary Alice Roe and Sophie Thate. (April 2014)

Ashley Abawi, Verner’s representative to the Tuscaloosa Character Council’s Champion of Character Awards. The Champions of Character Awards acknowledge and applaud the outstanding efforts of Tuscaloosa students, educators, and citizens who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and character traits to strengthen their homes, schools, neighborhoods and communities. (March 2014)

…Fourth and fifth grade Spelling Bee Winners: 1st Place-Annabelle Webber; 2nd Place-Audrey Rue; 3rd Place-Elizabeth Webber. (January 2014)

…3rd Grade Annual Science Fair Winner: 1st Place-Baker Hickman;2nd Place-JC Walker; 3rd Place-Chase Fulgham; 4th Place-Walker Akins; and Honorable Mentions-Sperry Ball and Ellie Reese Purdy. (January 2014)

…Verner Librarian Alice Russell nominated as Verner Elementary’s candidate for Alabama Teacher of the Year and for the Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame. (December 2013)

…Verner Reflections Cultural Arts Contest winners that placed in the Top 5 of their entry’s category for the Tuscaloosa City School System: Literature-Sophie Thaete; Visual Arts-Josie Crump, Mia Livaudais, Piper Payne, and Blake Underwood; Photography-Riley Champion, Lily Mason, Mary Alice Roe and Hill Stabler. (May 2013)

…Fifth Grade Teacher Kathy Perkins has been named one of four finalist for the 2013 Alabama Teacher of the Year. (April 2013)

…Verner Robotics Team received an Honorable Mention at the 2013 Alabama Robotics Competition at The University of Alabama in the Grades K-5 Category. Team members are: Jonathan Andrews, Romeo Jackson, Michael Krueger, Brayden Neff and Chase Shoup. (April 2013)

…Fifth Grade Teacher Kathy Perkins selected as a finalist for Alabama Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Perkins is part of the “Sweet Sixteen” who will compete for the title. (April 2013)

…Fifth Grade Teacher Kathy Perkins nominated as Tuscaloosa City School System’s candidate for Alabama Teacher of the Year and for the Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame. (December 2012)

…Fifth Grade Teacher Kathy Perkins nominated as Verner Elementary’s candidate for Alabama Teacher of the Year and for the Jacksonville State University Teacher Hall of Fame. (November 2012)

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