Superintendent Kimberly Miller and Ohio County Board of Education members were quite impressed with what’s being accomplished by students at Bridge Street Middle School.
Miller, Board of Education President Andy Garber, board members Molly Aderholt, Pete Chacalos, and Grace Norton, and Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones visited the school Wednesday as part of Miller’s annual Superintendent Visits. Bridge Street Principal Jessica Broski-Birch opened the session by introducing Red Devil students taking part in the school’s simulated workplace program, which is known as “Street Industries.”
Students presented Ohio County Schools officials with copies of the school newspaper, cookies and decorative candles, and all of those items were produced by students in “Street Industries” companies. The students gave presentations during which they excellently articulated all of the products they create and sell, and they described the tools they use to make them, such as 3D printers and Cricuts. Students also showed videos created by the broadcasting department and the content they’ve created for the school’s website.
Clips of Bridge Street’s daily designated “Street Time” were also shared, including student testimonials, explaining this 25-minute designated period for mentoring, character education, small group focus, teacher-student check-ins, and help with assignments. Brittany Rose, Bridge Street’s counselor, plays an integral role facilitating Street Time and partnering with local community organizations.
Miller and board members thanked the students for their presentations, and they commended Broski-Birch and Assistant Principal Karin Butyn for what is being accomplished at the school. Miller and Ohio County Schools officials then toured Bridge Street Middle School and visited with students.