Bruce Murray, Executive Director, 828-649-9276 EX: 248

Communities In Schools is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization. – and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase on-time graduation.

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Katelyn, one of our graduates, celebrating her accomplishment! We are so proud of you, Katelyn!

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Raffle Winner

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Beth Herdman with student at the drawing for the Spring Garden Raffle.

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 CISMC Spring Raffle

Wheelbarrow & Garden Supplies

Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5

Drawing will be Monday, June 13

Winner must pick up the wheelbarrow and items

at A-B Tech Madison

Thank you for your support!

 

 

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Rev. Steve Honeycutt

The News-Record & Sentinel      October 14, 2015

New Director Named for CISMC Board               

The Board of Directors of the Communities In Schools of Madison County (CISMC) is pleased to announce the recent addition of Steve Honeycutt to the Board of Directors.

“We are very fortunate that Steve agreed to serve on our Board,” said Connie Buckner, Board Chair. “Steve brings a wealth of knowledge of this area and its people through his pastoral experience and his work with other nonprofit boards.”

Steve is a native of Western North Carolina, and a graduate of North Buncombe High School, Asheville Buncombe Technical College and Mars Hill University. He worked for Square D Corporation in different management positions until his retirement in 2007. He also served as pastor for North Fork and Long Branch Baptist churches in Madison County for 34 years. He assumed his current role as the Associational Missionary for the French Broad Baptist Association in 2012.

Steve lives with his wife, Beverly, in the Leicester community in north Buncombe County. He also serves on the Community Housing Coalition board (CHC) and Mountain Area Pregnancy Service (MAPS).

“All of my pastoral work has been in Madison County and I have a great love for this area,” reports Steve. “I feel honored to have been asked to serve on the CISMC board to help ensure our young people have every opportunity to complete their education.”

Communities In Schools is a nationwide, nonprofit organization that matches local people and resources to the needs of local children. CIS is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life. In Madison County, CISMC works with high school and middle school students providing tutors and mentors where needed. CISMC helped enable 25 students to receive their high school diplomas last June. CISMC also tutors children one-on-one to improve math skills at Mars Hill and Brush Creek Elementary Schools.

CISMC continues its important work through the generosity of community members who support Madison County children through donations of time and money. For more information about CISMC, how to volunteer, or to donate to its programs for Madison County students, contact Executive Director Bruce Murray at 649-9276 extension 248 or online at: bmurray@madisonk12.net. Visit the CISMC website: http://madison.communitiesinschools.org.

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CIS Honors Graduates

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CIS Seniors

These are a few of the 25 seniors who graduated this year with support from Communities In Schools: Nikki Mehaffey, Kelsea Johnson, Tayler Peele, Misty Shelton, Heather Daly, Morgan Willet, Amber Ogle, Jared Treadway. Brandon Franklin, and Jacob Shelton.

 CIS Honors Graduates

This year 25 seniors who have participated in the CISMC tutoring program over their years in high school, graduated from Madison High School. These students succeeded in receiving their high school diploma through their hard work, determination, and the help of Beth Herdman, the CISMC Site Director for the high school and her multitude of community volunteers.

CISMC—Community In Schools of Madison County—is able to offer this tutoring program with a grant from the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, and support from Communities in Schools of North Carolina. The program, called Madison Team Success, provides tutoring in math, English, history and science, as well as mentoring. Herdman, who runs the program, also monitors the student’s attendance and grades with the parent’s permission. The goal is to ensure that each student is on track to graduate with their class, with a future plan in mind.

Tutoring takes places throughout the school day. In addition to tutoring, Herdman coordinates tutors to provide one-on-one, and small group help and encouragement. This year a team of fourteen volunteers from the community and from Mars Hill University worked at least one day a week with students. In addition, CISMC was able to hire Amy Holcombe as a part time math assistant. A total of over 80 students were served this year and an additional 100 students received occasional services. Herdman also provided tutoring once a week after school with MHU Bonner Scholars and math tutoring two times

Information about Madison Team Success will be provided when students sign up for classes. If parents want their child to participate in the CISMC program or a student wants to receive a little extra help, they can sign up for the program at the beginning of school. Herdman will begin monitoring a student’s success from the time she starts working with them, and often follows students for all 4 years of high school.

Communities In Schools is a nationwide, nonprofit organization that matches local people and resources to the needs of local children. CIS is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life.      CISMC performs its important work through the generosity of community members who support Madison County children through donations of time and funds. For more information about CISMC, how to volunteer, or to donate to its programs for Madison County students, contact Interim Director Bruce Murray at 649-9276 extension 248 or online at:bmurrey@madisonk12.net. Visit the CISMC website: http://madison.communitiesinschools.org.

CIS Site Coordinator for Madison Middle School Named

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Kim Hopson at the Middle School helps a student with a social studies project.

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logoCIS Names New Interim Director   

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Tom Field and Bruce Murray

             Tom Field, the Executive Director of Communities In Schools of Madison County (CISMC) for the past eight years, has taken the job of Madison County GEAR UP Coordinator. In his place the CISMC Board of Directors has hired Bruce Murray as the Interim Director to complete the school year.

            Bruce Murray has been working as the part-time site coordinator at Brush Creek Elementary School for CISMC bringing a math tutoring program to fourth and fifth graders. He will continue to tutor students, while he takes on the Interim Director job.

            “I’m completely committed to the goals of CISMC and excited by the challenge of taking on the management of the organization that does so much to help the children of Madison County,” said Murray. “My strength is knowing the community and having an ability to talk to people. I look forward to learning the details of the job.”

            Field has led CISMC through good times and rocky times. He has been a strong and effective director and will be missed. Fortunately he won’t be far away and will continue to provide a vital service to the students of Madison County.

            “This is a win-win for the children of Madison County,” said Field. “While CIS helps keep students in school and graduating, GEAR UP will guide kids beyond high school into further education for a successful life.”

            GEAR UP stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs” and is a national college access initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Field will be tracking students from Madison Middle School through high school.

            Communities In Schools is a nationwide, nonprofit organization that matches local people and resources to the needs of local children. CIS is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life.      CISMC performs its important work through the generosity of community members who support Madison County children through donations of time and funds. For more information about CISMC, how to volunteer, or to donate to its programs for Madison County students, contact Interim Director Bruce Murray at 649-9276 extension 248 or online at: bmurray@madisonk12.net.  Visit the CISMC website: http://madison.communitiesinschools.org.