EVENTS AND CONGRATS THROUGHOUT UNIT 2 DISTRICT
During the Unit 2 Board of Education meeting Monday night, district administrators presented their reports to board members. Greenville Junior High principal Gary Brauns congratulated the Bluejay's Baseball team on their sectional win this past weekend and their trip to State this Friday. He also congratulated 6th grader Grace Wilson for her being chosen as a dancer for the Nutcracker, to be performed at the Fox Theater. Sorento principal Bob Carpentar said he had challenged his students to surpass their ISAT scores from last year, which they did. Therefore, on October 2nd, he will spend the entire day on the roof of the school.
In other business, Unit 2 board members voted that the Application for Recognition of Schools be filed with the State Board of Education. They also approved overnight trips for the FFA, Girls' Varsity Basketball team, Bluejay's Baseball team and the Girls' Varsity Volleyball team. Resignations were accepted by Sheila Enloe, Food Service facility supervisor; Anne Langham, Sorento Volleyball coach; Dusty Wyant, Maintenance Department; Thomas Ackerman, Greenville Jr. High Volleyball coach and Arthur Worstell, bus driver.
In other personnel announcements, Greenville Jr. High teacher Jerry Moyer submitted his letter of retirement, effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. And High School teacher Sharon O'Boyle submitted her letter of resignation, effective June 2010. The next Unit 2 Board of Education meeting is Monday, October 15th, at 7PM.
NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Greenville Regional Hospital reminds all area women that annual screenings are crucial to the detection and treatment of breast cancer. "Early detection is the key." said Mitzi Spainhour, X-Ray Technician at Greenville Regional.
Greenville Regional Hospital recently purchased a SecondLook system, enabling healthcare professionals to identify cancer and other life-threatening conditions earlier. Studies have shown that the SecondLook system is able to detect up to 68% of actionable missed cancers an average of 15 months earlier than screening mammography alone. "The system assists radiologists in the early detection of breast cancer during a mammography exam, by marking suspicious areas for them to examine more closely." said Paul File, Greenville Regional Hospital Imaging Services Manager.
For more information on mammograms and the early detection of breast cancer, contact Greenville Regional Hospital at 664-1230, ext. 3350.