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What Stress Does to Your Teaching - and Your Students
Has teaching ever felt more stressful?
External pressures, environmental factors, previous experiences, fear, anger—all these and more create stress and tension in the classroom. Emotional distress interrupts and can harm—even destroy—effective teaching, learning, and emotional wellness in teachers and students.
But how do these emotions develop in you and your students? The fact is many of us suffer from some form of emotional poverty. Think of it as an absence of emotional resilience or resources. Written for educators, not psychologists, Emotional Poverty, Volume 2 helps you understand and overcome emotional poverty so you can build more effective classrooms and safer schools.
Mercer County Technical Education Center
1397 Stafford Drive
Princeton, WV 24740
STUDENT QUARTERLY REPORTING FOR HEERF FUNDING
FOR QUARTER ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2021
The Mercer County Technical Education Center did complete and return the C & A. These funds will be used for the students.
The total amount of funds received from HEERF I, II, III is $239,080.
The total amount of funds distributed to students during the quarter ending December 31, 2021 was $52,771.
The estimated number of students eligible the quarter ending December 31, 2021 was seventy-three (73).
There were seventy-three (73) students that actually received grants during the quarter ending December 31, 2021.
The funds were allocated to students based upon the following: MCTEC calculated the total number of contact hours for 2020-2021 and divided the awarded amount by the contact hours, which resulted in payment per contact hour. Students were awarded HEERF funds for the number of hours completed during the 2020-2021 school year.
Students were notified by email of their HEERF distribution and were given the opportunity to pick up checks in person or checks could be mailed to an address the student provided. Sixty-six (66) students responded to the email and the remaining seven (7) students were contacted by telephone.
Report Completed: January 10, 2022
Pre-Ordering Virtual Student Meal PacksThis year, any virtual student who would like to pick up meal packs on Wednesdays (beginning September 15th) must fill out a pre-order form each week (due on Mondays beginning September 13th). This will cut down on the waste we experienced last year.Also, virtual student meals can be picked up at 5 locations: Bluewell School (3:00-4:00), Bluefield Primary (3:00-4:00), Athens School (3:00-4:00), Lashmeet Matoaka School (3:00-4:00), and Princeton High School (4:00-5:00).Mercer County Schools will send out an automated call to remind virtual families each week to fill out their pre-order form. The link to the form is below and will also be posted on our website.
Mask Protocol for 2021-2022 School Year
The Mercer County Board of Education approved the following mask protocol for the 2021-22 school year. If Mercer County is orange or red on the WV DHHR map on Fridays, then masks are required on buses and at all times inside school buildings. If Mercer County is green, yellow, or gold on the WV DHHR map on Fridays, then masks will be optional in classrooms ONLY. Masks will still be required on buses and anytime students are not in their classrooms.