Adopt-A-Class celebrates 30 years in LC Schools
September 23, 2021
Lewis County Schools partnership in education program Adopt-A-Class has reached another milestone celebrating 30 years. The community involvement program has withstood the test of time and even the pandemic.
Adopt-A-Class was introduced in the fall of 1991 and has become an integral part of the school system. It was created to develop partnership collaborations between the schools and community stakeholders. It helps meet the needs of children while improving academic achievement, attendance, and educational experiences. The purpose of the program remains the same according to Family Resource Center Coordinator, Terry Whittenberg, who has been overseeing the program for twenty-eight years.
Unfortunately, the special program planned for the 30-year open house celebration was canceled due to covid. Quickly adjusting to honor Adopt-A-Class partners and taking necessary steps to keep students safe, a new plan was devised. Each participant received a thank you card, class photo, and certificate of adoption.
For the 2021-2022 school year there are 85 collective partnerships. This year's Adopt-A-Class partners listed by years of participation are: 30 years - City of Hohenwald, CB&S Bank, Highland Corporation, Hohenwald Tire Company, MLEC, Jones Hometown Healthmart Pharmacy, and Lewis County Herald; 29 years - Lewis County Officials and State Senator Dr. Joey Hensley; 28 years - AHC Lewis County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; 27 years - Wal-Mart Associates; 26 years - Carroll Land Surveying; 25 years - Lewis Health Center; 22 years - Mrs. Phyllis Townsend, The Saw Mill LLC, and Herrin Service Center; 21 years - Jeffrey Peery, DDS and staff and Oliver Technologies Inc.; 20 years - The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee; 19 years - Bank of Lewis County, Hohenwald Methodist Women, Peoples Bank and Jordan Tanner Logging; 17 years - T&T Body Shop and Oak Grove Ladies Group; 16 years - Advanced Heating and Cooling, Lewis County Schools PTO, and NCI - Daniel and Heather Norris; 15 years - Citizens Bank of Lewis County, Lewis County Farm Bureau, Tennessee Quality Home Care, and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 127; 14 years - Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson and Stephens Lawn and Landscaping; 12 years - Oliver Fiberglass Products; 11 years - American Legion Post 127 and Mrs. Nancy McDonald; 10 years - BlueTriton/Deer Park (formerly Nestle Waters) and Sue Sharp; nine years - Charmed Salon, D and L Home Care, Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce, and McDonald Funeral Home; seven years - Clayton Family Recycling, Hohenwald Flower Shop, Jay and Paula Reichmuth, and L and L Farms; six years - Hohenwald United Methodist Church Men's Fellowship and Oliver Travel Trailers; five years - Hohenwald Medical Center, Hohenwald Police Department, Pilot Club of Hohenwald, Shoe Sensation, and Wedlake Industries; four years - Birdie and Lou and C and L Farms; three years - Health Angels Staffing Inc., Hope Hohenwald Inc., Parlor on Park, Ruby's Bluff Alpaca Farm, Tennessee National Raceway, Women are Safe Inc., Dennis Reynolds and Shelly Cohen, and Lewis and Clarke's Restaurant; two years - Adair Funeral and Cremation Services, Big H Plumbing, Ethan Tanner Logging, Family Nail Spa, Grace Women's Clinic, Ooh La La New Orleans Shaved Ice, Samuel and Stephanie Sweat, and Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical; one year - County Mayor Jonah Keltner, Ellison Ranch, Oakley Farms, Josh and Fallon Ellis, Ethan and Kassi Holloway, and James Heating and Cooling.
For more information on the Adopt-A-Class program you may contact Terry Whittenberg at Lewis County Schools Family Resource Center 796-2375.