New Dimensions Charter School
Governor Cooper declared that remote learning will continue in the North Carolina Public Schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Even though our building is closed, learning will continue until our last day of school, Friday, May 29. New Dimensions will follow his directive.
NDS Giving Back During COVID-19
New Dimensions Charter School continues to build community even in the COVID-19 crisis. While our teachers are not physically in our school building, they are teaching remotely and still finding time to assist others in our community. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Club sponsors; Aaron Mirtsching and Dana Ishuin, 2nd grade New Dimensions teachers, have been busy searching for ways to help our local healthcare community. Ms. Ishuin has been making adult and children's size masks. JoAnn Fabrics donated the fabric to the school and Ms. Ishuin has made over two dozen masks so far. The masks have been donated to Grace Hospital and to WalMart employees. She is continuing to make more masks to be donated to medical staff, ShurTape employees and additional WalMart employees.
Mr. Mirtsching has been using the clubs 3-D printers to make “ear guards” for the loops of the mask to help take pressure off the ears of health care/medical workers who are wearing masks all day to protect themselves and their patients. Over 100 guards have been made and donated to Grace Heights, Mountain Valley Healthcare, and Blue Ridge Healthcare. More ear guards are being made as Mr. Mirtsching has received a request from Carolina Rehab of Burke. New Dimensions is proud of the efforts of our staff in reaching out and helping our healthcare community. David Burleson stated, “Our school is made up of many caring, compassionate staff members and students. Giving back to our community has been a common theme at New Dimensions for years. We are thankful that we can contribute something to those true heroes on the front lines.”
For more information or to make a donation to this cause, please contact Mr. Aaron Mirtsching at email@example.com. Donations can also be made through the following link: paypal.me/admirtsching.
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Good morning Dr. Burleson and Mrs. Rhodes,
It is with great pleasure that I inform you that in the 2018-2019 school year your school met every applicable measure of the Performance Framework, thereby exceeding expectations. This demonstrates to all that your charter school takes accountability seriously, and the Office of Charter Schools has decided to recognize this fact with an individualized badge, attached, for you to post on your website and use in your marketing efforts.
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