Community Involvement at REACH Academy

The Overton County School District is very thankful for all of our local church communities and their good works.  Recently, the ladies Bible class at the Livingston church of Christ filled the supply closet at REACH Academy with toiletries such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, brushes, combs, etc.  Students are allowed to take anything they need from the closet. Also, ladies from the Livingston First Christian Church recently surprised REACH students with cupcakes, chips, and drinks. The First Christian Church wanted to recognize and celebrate REACH students that had birthdays in the months of August and September.  We are very thankful to have the love and support of our local community. 
REACH Academy students enjoyed an enrichment activity led by local musician and LA alum Zach Harper. He brought percussion instruments for each student and introduced them to drumming circles. Students were entertained as Zach led games in which students where to find an object hidden in the room by listening to the drumming cues.
Retired French teacher Rita Richardson has been volunteering her time each week at REACH Academy. Students are excited about learning the French language, European culture, architecture, and history. REACH team member Micayla Holton recently facilitated a class in which Mrs. Richardson instructed the French students live via Zoom from Italy. 
A big thank you to Andrea Ayers, director of the Overton County Recovery Court, and the recovery court participants for volunteering their time on Saturdays to assist the Overton County Schools' maintenance department in maintaining the REACH Academy campus by cutting and hauling off trees and other yard work. 
National Guard SSG Heinze and SGT Radke recently visited the REACH campus and shared opportunities that the National Guard has to offer students. Two seniors at REACH Academy are currently in the process of enlisting in the Army.
- Principal of REACH Academy, Tammy Mansell