Congratulations to Mrs. Lacey Carey and Mrs. Shanall Cavener on being named the Rotary Club of Carson City's Teachers of the Year! 
Mrs. Carey and Mrs. Cavener are seen here with Rotary President Jim Gray, Superintendent of Schools Mr Richard Stokes, CHS Principal Tasha Fuson and Fritsch Elementary Principal Mr Dan Brown. 
Mrs. Lacey Carey, 5th Grade Teacher at Fritsch Elementary has been named the Rotary Club of Carson City's Elementary School Teacher of the Year.
The project she submitted for review is that of a mock government system in her 5th grade class. An ambitious project, students are asked to create bills that they hope will become classroom laws. Besides meeting Mrs. Carey's grade level standards of teaching government, writing, and communication, this program also teaches negotiation and collaboration. Mrs. Carey's mock government program teaches the students to debate politely the merits of their bill, it also teaches them that their bill isn't always the best idea. It is truly a great project that teaches our Carson City 5th graders skills that they will use throughout their education journey and into their futures. 
Mrs. Shanall Cavener, Math Teacher at Carson High School has been named the Rotary Club of Carson City's High School Teacher of the Year.
The project that Mrs. Cavener submitted for review was that of Interactive Notebooks. Mrs. Caveners classes are all required to maintain notebooks that are essentially personalized text books. They consist of all the coursework completed through the school year to current. This system allows students to easily reference earlier math concepts and build on them. As a result, Mrs. Cavener can spend less time reteaching concepts and more time expanding on and teaching new concepts. Interactive notebooks are truly beneficial to the students, teaching them organizational skills that will be useful to them in HS, College and Life.