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Shelby Savings Bank empowers Center High School students through EverFi program Submitted by Anna Lee, Shelby Savings Bank

Shelby Savings Bank today announced a new initiative to bring financial literacy education to Center High School students by providing them with access to the EverFi - Financial Literacy learning platform. This web-based program uses the latest in new media technology – simulations, avatars, gaming and adaptivepathing – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Through this platform, students will become certified in hundreds of topics in personal finance, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens. Shelby Savings Bank has partnered with EverFi, Inc. to bring the interactive financial management program to these high school students at no cost to the school. “As we battle to overcome one of the worst economic crisis in generations, it is more important than ever to arm young people with skills to

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Anna Lee and Jim Sawyer, representing Shelby Savings Bank, attended Tracy Adair’s class at Center ISD. Lee is seen visiting with students in the class. navigate an increasingly complex financial system,” said Will Lucas, President of Shelby Savings Bank. “We are very excited to offer our local students an innovative education-

al experience that uses the tools that they love – digital learning and gaming – to teach this important topic.” EverFi’s 10-unit course offers approximately six hours of program-

ming aimed at teaching, assessing and certifying students in a variety of relevant financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401k’s and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards. The platform uniquely tracks the progress and score of every student and provides students who successfully complete the course with Certification in Financial Literacy, a valuable mark of distinction on college applications and resumes. Shelby Savings Bank is locally owned and based out of Center, Texas. It has two locations in Center, as well as, locations in San Augustine and Hemphill. As a hometown bank who believes in East Texas, they love giving back to the communities that got them to where they are. They pride themselves in being the best they can be by providing their customers with quality service and their community with friendly support.

Meeting minutes of the Center ISD board of trustees Submitted by Dr. James Hockenberry, CISD Superintendent

The following are the minutes of two called meeting of the board of trustees of the Center Independent School District for Sept. 11 and Sept. 12. A Called Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD was held Wednesday, Sept. 11, beginning at 12:00 noon in the Center Elementary School Roughrider Dr. Center, TX 75935. 1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum Dr. Golden called the meeting to order at 12:10 p.m. Present: Dixon Golden, Ortega Cartwright, Deborah Chadwick, Stephen Shires, Jim Sawyer, Dan Wilkins, Sharon Nelson, Deputy Superintendent Rayford Copelin, Assistant

Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Tammy Lemoine, and Superintendent James Hockenberry Absent: None Visitor(s): Campus and District Administrators 2. CES Student Skit Rachel Miller, Elementary School Principal welcomed the audience. Inez Hughes, Fine Arts and Gifted and Talented Teacher introduced her 3rd grade gifted and talented students. The students then performed a plat titled The King That Could Not Sing. The skit was complimented by thematic floral arrangements and place mats created by the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade gifted and talented students. 3. “Ted Talks” Video Presentation and Discussion

A “Ted Talks” video was presented and discussed. A second video was shown and discussed that emphasized and demonstrated the importance of male role models in students lives. 4. Systemic Discussions and Planning None 5. Adjournment A motion was made by Dan Wilkins, seconded by Jim Sawyer to adjourn the meeting at 1 p.m. The motion carried 7-0. A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD was held Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Center ISD Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935. 1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish

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a Quorum Dr. Golden called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present: Dixon Golden, Stephen Shires, Jim Sawyer, Sharon Nelson, Dan Wilkins, Deputy Superintendent Ray-

ford Copelin, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Tammy Lemoine, Director of Finance and Business Operations Betty McDaniel, and Superintendent James Hockenberry

Absent: Deborah Chadwick and Ortega Cartwright Visitor(s): John Flud of Schneider Electric. 2. Invocation and I See CISD Page 3B

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