The Pfizer vaccine has received the final authorization to be given to children ages 12-15. It was already authorized for use in 16-18 year olds. In Morgan County the walk in/drive up hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-11am and again from 1pm-3pm. Those vaccines are administered at the EMS Building, 228 Flat Fork Road, in Wartburg.
Keith Henry, who built Coalfield into one of Tennessee’s top small school high school football programs and passed away December 5 due to complications from COVID-19, is the 2020 Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Year. This past season, Coalfield advanced to the state semifinals, the fourth time that Henry led the Yellow Jackets to the state semifinals. They finished runner-up in Class 1A during the 2014 season.
Henry led Coalfield to the playoff every year that he was head coach, starting with the 2008 season. He average nearly nine wins per year, owning a lifetime mark at Coalfield of 115-48. Previously, Henry served as co-head coach at his alma mater, Oneida High School, which won a state championship in 1992.
“Coach Keith Henry was more than a football coach,” said Coalfield principal Matt Murphy. “He was a husband, father, an assistant principal, a mentor and a friend. He coached and taught the game of football very well but more importantly, he taught life lessons which his players will use forever. He has touched so many lives and will never know the impact that he has had on so many individuals.”
As the 2020 Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Year, Coalfield High School will receive a grant in the amount of $2,000 from the Titans Foundation to benefit its football program.
Coach Henry’s selection also qualifies him for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award, honoring high school football coaches that display the integrity, achievement and leadership exemplified by the coach with the most wins in NFL history, Don Shula. The Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award winner receives $10,000 and his high school football program is awarded $15,000.
The TN Dept of Education is excited to announce the At-Home Decodable Reading Series is now available for FREE for all TN families with k-2 children to use at home to practice reading. Order your set today and practice reading these fun stories with your kids! https://decodablerequests.powerappsportals.com/decodable-requests/
The Tennessee School Board Association sponsors various awards each year. Our school board elected to participate in two of the recognition awards this year. Nominees were submitted by the principals for the Student Recognition Award and the School Volunteer Recognition Award. The board members selected one from each category to represent the district. Kayleigh Turner, WCHS student, and Kim Tharp, volunteer at Sunbright School, will represent Morgan County at the state level. Pictured (left to right): Kim Tharp, Shirley Thomas, Kayleigh Turner, Chastin Henry, David Hixson, and Jacob Nance.
Morgan County Schools May Board Workshop will be this evening, Tuesday, May 4, beginning at 6:00 p.m., followed by the regular Board Meeting at the Central Office.
Mrs. Amanda Bingham is the Morgan County Teacher of the Year for grades PreK-4th. She has 17 years of experience in the field of elementary education. She began her teaching career in the Roane County school system teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade. She transferred to Oakdale School in 2016 where she is currently teaching 1st grade and also holds the position of RTI Lead for grades K-2. Amanda is very enthusiastic about her job and encourages her students to have the same passion as she does. Amanda challenges her students every day and loves to watch them grow academically and socially. Amanda is truly dedicated to her students, colleagues, and community. Amanda is an asset to the students of Morgan County.
We are proud to recognize Jared Henry as 6th-8th grade Teacher of the Year. Jared taught Alternative School which served students in grades K-8 for all of Morgan County. No matter what the circumstances were that led to a placement in this program, students always felt respected and loved. Jared treated each child like they were his own. He would love them when they were doing well and at the same time, he could be very stern when they tested their limits. Students always started this program with a clean slate and he took their best interest to heart. It was always quite the compliment when students would say that they were sad when their time with Jared was over. Jared was a tremendous role model to every student he came in contact with.