Burlington bigs up its schools

March 31, 2014 by  

The schools in the Alamance-Burlington area are bustling with activities and most likely a variety of printing services are being used to make those in the area know what is going on.

At the start of the month, a ‘Read Across America’ event was hosted by the Alamance-Burlington Association of Educators, where volunteers will read books to children and hand them out. In addition, two local teachers have had their efforts recognized.

Kevin Scharen of Graham High School and Philip Hochreiter of North Graham Elementary School have recognized by the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education with excellent educator awards.

Scharen is a math teacher at the high school and has been teaching in North Carolina for nine years. He focuses on getting to know his students better so that he can understand how to best teach them.

Hochreiter, meanwhile, teaches third grade and has eight years’ teaching experience in North Carolina. His focus is on student engagement and enthusiasm rather than focusing them solely on passing tests, something which has been made more difficult in the past year with additional testing required in the state for third graders.

At the reading event, there was free face painting, a visit from the Cat-in-the-Hat, and 400 books given out to children. It took place Saturday, March 1, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Holly Hill Mall.