Month: March 2012

TIEE threw a big bash in celebration of its 40th year of operation in conjunctionwith its annual “Spaghetti dinner” on Friday, March 9. The annual affair is held to honor duration of employment with the organization. This year, 10 staff members were honored, including, for 30 years of service, Margie Davenport, Coordinator of Special Education Student Services, and Ken Traupmann, Executive Director; for 20 years of service, Sophia Frost, Teacher at Mt. Helix Academy; and, for 10 years of service, Alicia Ritter, Program Coordinator at

The Drama Class of COOK Education Center’s Foundations Program, under the direction of Ms. Powers, performed Minute Monologues recently for their families, friends, and teachers. Performances ranged from silly to serious, and all attendees enjoyed the presentations. Monologues included Smart Pet by Sam, Poor People by Joshua, Brainiac by Kavawn, and Not Guilty by Dylan. All of the monologues were obtained from the book, Minute Monologues for Kids, by Ruth Roddy.

On a sunny February day, seven Cook students were invited to a private tour of Petco Park – home of the San Diego Padres! The students were led by Robin Smith, coordinator of Disabled Guest Services and Alex Montoya, the manager of Latino Affairs for the Padres. Students had the opportunity to see areas of the park that most fans could only dream of, including being on the freshly trimmed field, behind the infamous home plate and in the sky high press box. Our students