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New School Year Begins Aug. 7

on Tue, 2014-07-22 08:57

The new school year is almost here! Visit the Schools Page to learn more about your child's school, important dates, and supplies they need when they return on Thursday, Aug. 7.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program

on Tue, 2014-07-29 07:26

Students at five Whitfield County elementary schools will get a taste of some unique fruits and vegetables this year as part of the USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).

Antioch Elementary, Cedar Ridge Elementary, Dawnville Elementary, Eastside Elementary and Valley Point Elementary will participate in the program this year. The FFVP provides a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables for every student in the five participating schools.

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options. These fresh fruits and vegetables will be offered at school, in addition to normal breakfast and lunch serving times. Funding has been made available through the USDA.

Beginning August 11, a fresh fruit or vegetable will be offered in the classroom three times a week at the selected Elementary schools. We encourage you to talk to your child about the new program and to enjoy this opportunity. This program will be in effect for SY2014–2015. Menu choices will change with product availability and will be seasonal.

Sample menu:

Time Fruit Vegetable Fruit
Week of 11–15 Pichuberry/Gooseberry Grape Tomatoes w/ Light Dressing Watermelon
Week of 18–22 Peaches Cauliflower Florets w/ Light Dressing Raspberries
Week of 25–29 Red Grapes Celery Sticks w/ Light Dressing Mangoes
Week of 1–5 Nectarine Sugar Snap Peas w/ Light Dressing Cutie
Week of 8–12 Figs Pickled Cucumber Baby Banana
Week of 15–19 Pear Red Pepper Strips w/ Light Dressing Edamame
Week of 22–26 Muscadine Grapes Multi-Colored Carrots w/ Light Dressing Pineapple Slices
Week of 29–3 Sliced Green Apples Broccoli Florets w/ Light Dressing Red Seedless Grapes
Week of 6–10 Starfruit Avocado Canary Melon
Week of 13–17 Holiday Holiday Holiday
Week of 20–24 Kiwi Celery Sticks w/ Light Dressing Guava
Week of 17–31 Cutie Zucchini Sliced w/ Light Dressing Asian Pear

Visit the USDA website to learn more about the FFVP.

Biology Studies at Eastside Viking Camp

on Thu, 2014-07-24 14:32

Southeast High School student Kelsey Hubbard and teacher Alison Hunt work with Eastside Elementary School students Skyler, Jacob and Luke to dissect a fetal pig during Eastside's Viking Camp.