Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2008


• Dara Hendrix’s kindergartners made Humpty Dumpty eggs, a sequencing book, a spider web and candlesticks after a unit on nursery rhymes.

• Parent volunteers for the week were Danielle Warnock, Kristen Gluck, Melody Tillman, Schuyler Oaks, Speler Montgomery, Stephanie Paxton, Pat Sullivan, Heather Murphy, Nancy Robinson, Lynn Landers, Angela Jordan, Megan Buckner, Andrea Taylor, Tammy Boone, Trey and Beth Fleming, Carol Duncan and Pam Steen.

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• About 800 students and grandparents enjoyed a round-up in the school gym that featured family photos with saddles, hats and ropes. Grandparents enjoyed barbecue, baked beans, slaw and strawberries.


• Sgt. Allen Pugh, who has returned from Iraq, spoke to Gail Campbell’s first-graders and Torri Shelton’s sixth-graders about his service and his Purple Heart.

• Students Somer Brown and Kate Shelton were selected for the Mississippi Youth Symphony. 

• In conjunction with a unit about trade and transportation, guest Danier Cole spoke to Zelda Cole’s fourth-graders about his job as a conductor for CN Railroad.

• Pledge captains for the week were Mark Trevillion, James Brown, Domonique Chambliss, Austin Daffron, Brittany Hunter, Valerie James, Tyderrius Jones, Cody McAlister, Alondra Mireles, Caleb Myers, Candace Nugent, Callie Phelps, Keyunta Scott, Jordan Williams and Elexis Blackmore.

• Home Depot donated four picnic tables to the Bovina Elementary P.T.O.

• To conclude a study of the letter T, kindergartners of Alisa Harvey and Melonie Jones enjoyed a teddy bear picnic and made tacos.


• Top Accelerated Readers for the week were as follows: first grade — Simran Patel, Tommy Martin, Andrew Brewer, Mason Patterson, Anthony Njiti and Emme Eaton; second grade  —Drew Jackson, Allie Hilderbrand, Michaela Dorsey, Addie Beth Hale, Greyson Parman and Stuhr Outlaw; third grade — Angel Rhodes, Colby Sweeney, Rae Massey Hale, Schuyler Byrd, Beth Fortner and Hope Lee; fourth grade — Cameron Robbins, Emme Robbins, Emilee Latham, Kasey Brooks, Sarah Chipley, Sierra Shelton, Charlie Martin, Maya Clay and Derrick Davis; fifth grade — Katie Martin, Elizabeth Boyd, Priya Sanipara, Tyler Vroman, Kailyn McCarley, Tess Frazier, DeShun Younger, Emily Tingle and Mattie Jones; and sixth grade — Anirudh Aditya, Barbara Ahlvin, Lawren Boolos, Olivia Jennings, Tyler Tunnell, Avery Parman, Tristan Rushton, Connor Matthew and JaDarius Winslow. Students who met their semester goals were Elizabeth Boyd, Katie Martin and Anirudh Aditya.

• Pledge captains for the week were fifth-graders Max Wamsley and Raven Ross.

• Students recognized as Kelso Conflict Resolution Kids were Anthony Njiti,  Emme Eaton, Kelcee Ables, Courtney Sweeney, Makayla Walker, Khyrean Jones, Michell Liu, Noah Outlaw, Abby Claire Fuller, Nykiera Shelton, Tommy Martin, Levi Wyatt, Jane Hopson, Tessa Halterman, Damon Clay, Brandon Steed, Jagger Jones, Garielle Cooper, Madison Embry, Aaron Fox, Benjamin Talbot, Jazmyne Lee, Rachel Garmon, Jasmine Foster, Destiny Davis, Joshua Jones, Keanna Connor, Michael DeJesus, Scott Wallace, Lauren Butler, Karley Whittington and D’Anfernee Battle.

• Parent volunteers for the week were Denise Clay, Gerald Clay, Victoria Allen, Mavis Landers, Willord Landers, Sheri Wallace, Renee Tate, Pam Morson, Tammy Steed, Polly Smith, Sherra Barnes, Teresa Brooks, Catherine Wallace and Pam Parman.

• Cindy Nash, school nurse, spoke to Diane Liddell’s first-graders about germs and the importance of hand washing. Sherry Garmon’s fourth-grade GATES class helped the students with planting and journal writing.

Dana Road

• Faculty, staff, parents and students are encouraged to collect Box Tops for Education. Collected items may be submitted to the homeroom teacher or to the school office.

• In honor of Grandparents Day, Brooke Hughes’ students made cards to invite grandparents to lunch.

• Ma’Kaylah Parson was named Student of the Week in Chris Williams’ third-grade class. Chance Bishop and Will Gatewood were named Spelling Champions in the class. Students created stick puppets as part of a character demonstration after reading “Turtle Bay.”

• Private RaShaud Harris of the National Guard spoke to Brooke Hughes’ students as part of a 9/11 tribute. Donating items to supplement the story “Jack and Rick” were Viraj Patel, JoMesha Butler, Chloe Smith and Daidreyani Bingham.


• Pledge leaders for the week were John Crumpley, Kiana Curtis, Jeffery Davidson and Brittany Davidson.

• As part of a study of the letter H, Jill Oldenburg’s kindergartners played horseshoes and hosted a hat parade. Rita Mendrop’s class made and wore “horrible hats.”

• After a study of seeds, LaQuosha Qualls shared popcorn for studying with Kathryn Hullum’s class.

• Fifth-graders will present a Constitution Week program at 6 p.m. Sept. 29.

• P.T.O. membership drive continues; family membership is $5.

Sherman Avenue

• Dee McCain’s class studied mammals with a guest reader.

• Students who earned a visit to the Kelso Store for making positive behavior choices were Miranda Ahner, DeArbri Anderson, Jamari Anderson, Aranza Angel, Tyriq Allen, Jasmine Bailey, Jackeline Barboza, Denishae Barnett, Trayvon Barnett, Aaliaya Berry, Crissy Bingham, Naperia Blackmore, Kyle Bolton, Derrick Brown, Kaitlin Brown, Mari Bunton, Dennis Cage, Katlyn Caponis, James Carter, Stephanie Carter, Calvi Cattlin, Markayla Childes, Ernestine Chin, Brody Clayton, Madison Cloud, Michael Cloud, Chandria Coleman, Curtis Colenburg, Daryl Collins, Patrick Curtis, Jasmine Davis, Kennedy Davis, Ariel Darden, Donald Dillon, Katlyn Donovan, Mary Ellen Dunaway, Jamarious Evans, Jamyra Evans, Aaron Freeman, Ayden Freeman, Alexander Garcia, Tiana Gaskin, Ferdinand Glapion, Ja’lyn Glasper, Nicholas Gomillion, Zury Gonzales, Amaya Goodwin, Jakayla Grace, Joy Grant, Quin Green, Briana Greer, Andrew Grover, Kiara Hardges, Donesia Harris, Jade Harrison, Ana Hernandez, Willie Hicks, Jerrica Hill, Bianca Hollis, Onterrio Hooker, Sarah Grace Jabour, Da’Dreona Jackson, Harvey Jackson, Kenzayvain Jackson, Sean Jackson, Dessiah James, Jamya Jefferson, Alexis Jenkins, Taliyah Jenkins, Taylor Jennings, Willie Johnson, Kayla Jordan, Chandler Kitchens, Tsuki Larkins, Lisa Laurinaitis, Keonta Lawrence, Jakevion Lawson, Megan Lenel, Jeremiah Lewis, Lavadist Lewis, Anna-Claire Love, Jalen Lumpkin, Toshionna Marbra, Lexie McBroom, Daijean McCloud, Kevius McDaniel, Taveion Miller, JaMarion Mixon, Tony Nickelson, Markevia Norfort, Zaundria Norman, Lacey Parker, Genesis Peoples, Stacey Perry, Carley Pickering, Roy Qualls, Mason Quimby, Antonio Reynolds, Joshua Rew, Dayton Roberts, Jakayla Roby, Eddie Ross, Kyshunii Ross, Ali Selvy, Mya Shorter, Ashanti Sims, Jackson Skeens, Hailey Slade, Ty’Anica Smith, Bobbie Sorrels, A’Terricka Smith, Pierless Smith, Patrick Stephens, Javin Swartz, Gregory Taylor, Tiara Thompson, BraShayla Thomas, Demond Thomas, Joshua Thomas, Timera Thomas, T’Erria Tubwell, Quawn Turner, Ashton Walker, Kenneth Walker, Kieye Walker, Justise Watts, D’Marion Wells, Jamiya Wesley, Ashanti Williams, BreAnna Williams, Jaden Williams, Vashon Williams, London Williams, Tamia Williams, Janicea Wilson and Lonia Wright.

• Natalie Clanton, Kristofer Clark, Cedric Gleese, Adison Hearn and Nick Henry were named Students of the Week in Heather Williams’ class. Dominique Shelly provided treats for the class.

South Park

• Fifth-graders presented “My Country” as part of a Constitution Day celebration.

• Morning Gardeners club members spoke to Taffy Stewart’s third-graders about monarch butterflies. The class is monitoring a caterpillar for release when it becomes a butterfly.

• Students of Bobbie Smith, Jennifer Williams and JoAnn Harris received instruction about handling strangers.

Vicksburg High

• Guests in the Mississippi River class were Steve Jones, who spoke about navigation and dredging; Donnie Cool, who spoke about natural and manmade cutoffs on the river; and Deborah Cooper, who spoke about dams and reservoirs.

• Student Council members will meet at 7 a.m. Sept. 24.

• Subject Area retests will be as follows: Monday — Biology I; Tuesday — U.S. History; Sept. 24 — Algebra I; Sept. 25 — English II; Sept. 26 — English II Writing and make-ups.

• College Night for juniors, seniors and their parents will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

• Friday is the deadline to register for the first ACT, which will be administered Oct. 25 at the school. Cost is $31. Students may also apply for the PSAT by contacting Patricia Winters at 601-631-2800.

Vicksburg Intermediate

• Pledge leaders for the week were Dierius Abby, Dalexus Smith, La’Daysha Johnson, DeMario Smith and Jessica Parson. 

• Junior Student Council members Xavier Anderson, Lee Middleton and Lance Williams recycled newspapers that were in the school’s bin.

• Along with their well-behaved students, outstanding bus drivers Wendy Hunt and Gary Carter were rewarded with Breakfast on the Bus. 

• Grade competition leaders are fourth grade, first place; third grade, second place; fifth grade, third place; and sixth grade, fourth place.

• Constitution Week is being celebrated with emphasis each morning and during social studies classes. Grandparents ate lunch with students as part of a grandparent’s celebration. 

Vicksburg Junior High

• Gator Club members who received medals for being named outstanding students were seventh-graders Matthew Talbot and Jasmine McBride and eighth-graders Sydne Lewis and Matthew Watts.

Warren Central High

• Yearbooks are on sale for $55 or for $60 with imprinted name.

• Senior portrait retakes will be Sept. 26; fee is $25. Students must sign up in room 307.

• Guests in Chrissy Brewer’s Mississippi studies class were Blake Teller, an attorney who spoke about the judicial branch of government; Supervisors Bill Lauderdale and Richard George, who spoke about the Warren County Board of Supervisors; Aldermen Michael Mayfield and Sid Beauman, who spoke about city government; and Mayor Laurence Leyens, who spoke about city government and citizen participation.

• Student Council members are selling WCHS car decals for $3.

• State test retakes will be Monday-Sept. 26. Practice tests are available. 

Warren Central Intermediate

• Mary Jackson’s third-graders honored their grandparents with a special program.

• Members of the third-grade 100 Point Club are Alexandria Scott, Joseph Breland, Michael Tanner, Willie Spratley and Kelsey Stewart.

• Parent volunteer Teresa Williams provided surprise snacks for Katrina Goodwin’s class. Goodwin’s students earned ice-cream sundaes for compliments from other teachers and principals regarding spelling and good behavior.

• Special Area star classes for the week were those of Zenobia Harris, Erik Mitchell and Helena Dorsey.


• Ishmael Pendleton and Ezequiel Gonzales were selected as the flag team for the school year. Ishmael was also named pledge leader for the schoolwide Pledge of Allegiance in recognition of 9/11.

• Students of Kat Hilderbrand and Montie Wedel who are participating in the Grow a Monarch project are Zac Abdeen, Ramone Blackmore, Christopher Brown, Lazerick Brown, Jordan Carter, Jacob Cochran, Isabella Hagood, Meghan Hedrick, Jason Lee, Rayshaud Nix, Kevin Parrish, Brian Smith, Joshua Sullivan, Shunterrance Walton and Preston Wester. The program is part of a nationwide effort to increase the monarch butterfly population and is being facilitated by Mary Qasim of the Warren County Extension Service and Dr. Bill Stark Sadler, professor of biology at Mississippi College.

• Top Accelerated Reader classes for the week were Christina Cochran’s first grade, Ida Allen’s second grade, Linda Gibson’s third grade, Rebecca Hughes’ fourth grade, Courtney Doss’ fifth grade and Shajuan Carter’s sixth grade.

• Top Accelerated Readers for the week were lower elementary students Zachary Moore, Ethan Ferguson, Madison Wilkerson, Asia Brown, De’Corius Barnes, Tyler Crawley-Wilbert, Kee’Ariel Kelly, Lucas Damas, Destinee Shaifer, Deontree Smith, Jon Bantugan, Robert Culbertson, Michael Sims, Kayla Ainsworth, Danielle Phelps, Kiona Patton, Niya Davis, Kennedy Woodard, Austin Lynch, Erickah Tucker, Caleb Lee, Dasmyne Fisher, William Shelby, Shedarian Bell, Lane Tucker and Eduardo Ferrand.

• Top Accelerated Readers for the week for upper elementary were Robbie Love, Larry Jordan, Cameron Grissom, Kalea Abney, Char’Kela Anderson, Jasmine East, Alyssa Pugh, Daisy Mendez, Latoya Williams, Richard Lewis, Jacob Cochran, Taylen Smith, Tilexeis Jones, Taleah Dixon, Darius Tucker, Race McCool, Preston Wester, Kishuna Flowers, Adriana Madison-Nichols, Haden Hataway, Tyesha Powell, Trey Jeffers, Justin Mann, Shunterrance Walton, Jonathan Lynn and Courtney White.