School by school

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Agape Montessori

* Tommie Dillon’s class crafted masks.

* Lauren Auttonberry’s class harvested late-winter garden crops and cooked them for schoolmates.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month


* Pledge leaders for the week were Maddie Henderson, Emily Bull, Anna Katherine Hoben, Zyon Scott, Leanna Goss, Orlando Shorter, Madison Williams, Jamison McAllister, Elijah Prevot and Charity Williams.

* African-American History Poster Contest winners were Callie Phelps, first place; and Zaria Gibson, second place.

* Top Accelerated Readers for February in the first-grade classes of Gail Campbell and Denice Poe were Wes Bryan, Logan Hardin, Caydee Schweitzer, Zachary Hulett and Sierra Solomon. Students meeting AR goals for February: Kayla Foster, Quan’Darrius Guyton, Austin Holman, Shaun Lewis, Lexie Miller, Axel Santos, Kylan Clay, Kyler Farrer, Noah Hambley, Cameron Harvey, Lauren Hughes, Glenn Alan Kittrell, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Maiya Prevot, Nicholas Scott, Colin Standish, Brandon Thompson, Carlesia Walker, Matthew Watson, Triona Watts, Joshua Burris, Fred Butler, Dylan Cameron, Lauren Davis, Skyler Gibson, Ashton Gill, Cheyenne Hines, Austin Lowe, Callie Schweitzer, Katherine Shelton, Domonique Chambliss, Justin Detreich, Leah Eldridge, Victoria Fothergill, Eric Hines, Brittany Hunter, Tyderrius Jones, Haley Lee, Daniel McAllister, Brittany Moore, Caleb Myers, Brittany Nelson, Candace Nugent, Timothy Parson, Miriam Rimmey, Jordan Williams, Adam Carter, Paola Duran, Felesia Pecot, Daniesia Shears, Ashley Anderson, Deiondria Brown, Somer Brown, Martin Burris, Sarah Davis, Stephanie Flowers, Hailey Haggard, Jessica Hurley, Bethany Johnson, Kel’Tonisha Jones, Steven Lloyd, Brandon Smith, Layne Tedder, Jacob Watson and Elizabeth Wooten.

* Demetra Bryan of Dr. Robert Abraham’s office spoke to first-graders about dental health.

* Denice Poe’s first-graders completed a stoplight study as part of Black History Month. Mandy Weekly was a parent helper in Poe’s class.


* Winners in the African-American History Poster Contest sponsored by the Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers were as follows: grades K-4 — Johnny Williams, first place; Adarryll Dent Jr., second place; Kasey Brooks, third place; and Mikayla Banks, honorable mention; grades 5-6 — Elli Ferracci, honorable mention. The school received a plaque for having the most posters.

* Accelerated Reader Classes of the Week were Magen Westcott’s second grade and Carolyn Bradley’s fifth grade. Top readers: kindergarten — Neil Sanipara, Jane Hopson and Ethan Hurt; first grade — John Robert Jabour, Anthony Njiti, Christopher Wilkinson, Simran Patel, Tommy Martin and Michell Lilu; second grade — Addie Beth Hale, Angel Harmon, Greyson Parman, Machia Lumpkin, Allie Hilderbrand, Michaela Dorsey, Skyler Anderson and Amberly Wilkes; third grade — Peyton Rushton, Christian Oakes, Karley Whittington, Kevin Liu, George Wilkerson and Cameran Parson; fourth grade — Jonathan Jackson, Jayla Atlas, Holly Hayes, Dillon Green, Sarah Chipley, Mekahel Dotson, Derrick Davis, Brandy Elmore, Jack Richardson, Charlie Martin and Leah Brown; fifth grade — Tyler Vroman, Joseph Jabour, Carly Bunch, Todd Heusinger, Zach Proctor and Kaylynne Wallace; and sixth grade — Nathan Fox, Logan Beard, Avery Parman, Alex Martinez, Connor Matthews, Tristan Rushton, Tyler Tunnell, Jacob Breeden and Tripp Cain. Those meeting semester goals were Anthony Njiti and Todd Heusinger. Guest readers were Seth Tate, Rekea Williams and Christian Oakes.

* After reading “My Robot,” first-grade students of Florence Njiti and Diane Liddell created and “walked” robots. After completing a unit on friendly letters, Magen Westcott’s second-graders dressed as postmen and delivered their letters throughout the school.

* Michele Sibley’s kindergartners made Washington and Lincoln puppets.

* Students recognized as Kelso Kids for conflict resolution were Spencer Elwart, Sam Bunch, Sam Dixon, Ricky Carraway, Levi Wyatt, Tommy Curtis, Keveon Smith, Dewayne Green, Aaraeuna Stamps, Michael Waites, Zachary Boyd, Madison Embry, Jagger Jones, Brandon Steed, Nicholas Peterson, Lauren Butler, Tessa Halterman, Jazmyne Lee, Damon Clay, Klausen Madison, Garielle Cooper, Destiny Davis, Scott Wallace, Bram Francis, Aaron Fox, Keanna Connor, Rachel Garmon, Cameron Jackson, Jasmine Foster, Madisyn Peterson, Sarah Tate, Kayla Burnham, Dylan Whitfield, Christopher Wilkinson, Zamoria Taylor, Ashleigh Bailey, Michell Liu, Sarah Prescott, Michael Scott, Nykeria Shelton, Makayla Walker, Catrina Winters, P.J. Mims, Jacob Carlisle, Gada Clay, Kemari Smith, Anna Callender, Greyson Parman, Malek Rader, Addie Beth Hale, Kendrick Myles, Jo’Mon O’Neal, Bradley McCullough, Aaleah Harris, Nicholas Anderson, Jada Lee, Mia Wamsley, George Wilkerson, Myshia Waters, Jake Leist, Hope Lee, Jayla Parson, Shamar Dorsey, Mary Ranager, Joshua Martin, Peyton Rushton, Nina Thuha, Christian Oakes, Mike Atlas, Alfred Barnes, Rae Massey Hale, Mina Stauble, Joseph Johnson, Tori Rowland, Haley Steed and Michael Sullivan.

Crawford Street

* Sandra Barnes’ students made masks for the school’s Mardi Gras parade. They also made collages and read “Jesus, My Friend and Teacher” and “God’s Wonderful World” as part of a study of clergy as community helpers. The Rev. Geoffrey Joyner spoke as part of Community Helpers Month.

* Diane Beauman’s class made windmills.

* Beth Haskin’s students made Mardi Gras masks and costumes. They also ran relay races, made a collage and painted with “rain” after a study of the letter R.

* As part of a study of the letter W, Barbara Hill’s 4K students celebrated Wacky Wednesday by dressing wacky and participating in a backward school day. They also dressed as floats and created noisemakers.

* Registration for 2009-2010 is open for half-days for children ages 1-5. Parents may call 601-636-0476 for info.

Dana Road

* Chris Williams’ third-graders read “Flat Stanley” and decorated a Flat Stanley doll sent to Vicksburg by a student in Reading, Mass.

* Marilyn Moss’ students made lions and lambs as part of a compare/contrast activity and discussion of weather.

* AmeriCorps team members promoted Dr. Seuss Day by having students dress in various book themes. 

* Accelerated Reader champions for February were Uretka Callon’s kindergarten, Mary Lindsey’s first grade, Kimberly Rhodman’s second grade and Chris Williams’ third grade.

First Presbyterian

* Kari Dupree’s toddlers enjoyed a picnic.

* Lynnette Smith’s 3-year-olds made corsages for mothers and treated them to “Muffins and Milk with Moms.” Jon Daniel Busby was named Student of the Week.

* After a study of opposites, 2-year-old students of Jessica Wicker and Teri Conerly wore pajamas to school.

* Gloria Sullivan’s kindergartners created floats from boxes and threw beads to students for Mardi Gras.

* Shannon Bell’s pre-kindergartners made healthy-tooth mobiles. They painted Mardi Gras posters and learned French phrases.

Hawkins Preschool

* Jean James’ 2-year-olds made Mardi Gras masks.

* Three-year-old students of Charlene Gravens and Heather Jackson studied transportation as part of a unit on the letter T. Gravens’ students sponge-painted cars and spray-painted T-shirts for Mardi Gras. Jackson’s students painted cars and airplanes and made masks.

* Mona Pace’s 4-year-olds studied a train, traffic lights and telephones as part of a unit on the letter T.

* Sue Van Den Akker’s 4-year-olds “traveled” through a tunnel as part of a study of the letter T.

* All classes participated in a Mardi Gras parade.

Jacob’s Ladder

* Members of the All Seasons Civic & Social Club Heather Marshall, Latanya Reed, Constance McKay, Brelyn Gross, Kimberly McKay, Brittany Weathers, Meghan Marshall, Shynanda Moore, Natalie Wilson and Monica Lacey entertained students at Pizza Hut.

* The class enjoyed a mystery trip before going to the YMCA and taste-testing at McDonald’s. Kyle Killgore visited the students.

* Parent volunteer Melissa Stewart helped students with class work and setting tables at First Presbyterian Church. The students are working on telling time, identifying grocery items and reading Dolch words in sentences.

* Automotive Detailing representatives led students in a hands-on demonstration of detailing the inside of a vehicle. The students used the skills as they cleaned and worked on the school’s van.

* Matthew Grogan warmed up the class for karate at Vicksburg Tang Soo Do, and Robin Smith led them through basic forms.

Porters Chapel

* MPSA Art Show winners are as follows: K4 — Leah Simms and Ella Gray, second place; K5 — Brianna Pool, first place; and Katelyn Reuter, second place; first grade — Josh Smith, first place; and Brittnee Martin, second place; second grade — Blake Phillipson and Molly Smith, first place; Kaylee Wright, second place; third grade — Josh Arias, first place; and Gracie Felker and Ashya Warner, second place; fourth grade — Storey Douglas, first place; and Rebekah Rogers and Annie Reuter, second place; fifth grade — Griffin Nunnelee, first place; and sixth grade — McKaylon Gray, first place; and Logan Pickering, second place.

* As part of Mississippi State University Extension Service’s “Welcome to the Real World,” high school students participated in various scenarios requiring survival on a fixed income.

* Lindsey Dornbusch, PCA teacher and dog obedience instructor, shared her blind dog, Anna, with Suzanne Latham’s first-graders. Dornbusch spoke about rescue as the dog performed tricks. 

* Mike Barber, associate pastor and minister of music at Woodlawn Baptist Church, spoke in High School Chapel about the Tanzania mission trip for which PCA raised more than $600.

* First- and third-graders visited the Davis Planetarium in Jackson.


* Pledge leaders for the week were Katelyn Pettway, Cody Pearson, Reann Ponder, DeMarcus Qualls, Sean Slade, Zoe Santucci, Kejuanta Smith, Gregory Stewart, Duane Wiliams and Josey Tatum.

* An assembly for the distribution of books students wrote and published will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

* The cafeteria staff, led by Darlene Birdsong, served green eggs and ham in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Sherman Avenue

* Students who earned a visit to the Kelso Store for positive behavior choices were Aranza Angel, Diamond Appleton, Denishae Barnett, Michael Bell, Naperia Blackmore, Ashley Bracey, Kaitlin Brown, Thelma Caldwell, Cody Buffington, Joshua Chocolate, Altiana Clark, Precious Combs, Jeffrey Diaz, Keyonta Ellis, Kiara Evans, Darrius Flenoid, Cedric Gleese, O’Terrion Gleese, Amaya Goodwin, Daryl Green, Kendrick Hamlin, Talia Hardaway, Tymetric Harper, Anastasia Hawkins, Rolando Hernandez, Willie Hicks, Sean Jackson, Antonica Jefferies, Taylor Jennings, Hana Larkins, Anna-Claire Love, Alexis McBroom, Terry McCloud, Thaddius McCloud, Alexzandria McDaniel, Ty’Ronda Mitchell, KaLeah Moore, Kaitlynn Mosley, Donald Nelson, Daweesha Parson, Scottie Prescott, Grayson Rankin, Dynisha Reynolds, Kalee Ross, Domonisha Rowan, Tyler Sanders, Aaliyah Sims, Hailey Slade, Ty’Anica Smith, Brian Snowden, Bobbie Sorrels, Gregory Taylor, Alyssa Thomas, T’Erria Tubwell, Quawn Turner, Justise Watts, Kameron Wicker, Ashanti Williams, Reshun Williams, Kallie Willingham, Lonia Wright, Skylar Wright and Allen Young.

* Debbie Hardy spoke to third-graders about dental care and donated products.

* Elexus Wright and Landon Quinton were selected Star Students in Christy Montgomery’s class.

South Park

* Kindergarten classes made Mardi Gras masks and threw beads to grades 1-3.

* In celebration of Dental Health Month, parent volunteer and dental hygienist Tiffany Schattilly spoke to Susan McKinnie’s kindergartners about tooth care.

* Claire Jamison donated a king cake to Marlene Jenkins’ second grade.

* Grandparent volunteer Carol Jamison donated a king cake to Ruth Fraysier’s third grade.

St. Aloysius

* Students in grades 7-12 and high school faculty participated in an Ash Wednesday prayer service.

* Rebecca Beauman’s Spanish II and III students enjoyed a Flamenco show and Zarzuela, a Spanish operetta, along with music from various countries.

* Students presented “Beauty and the Beast” at Parkside Playhouse.

St. Francis

* After reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Brenda Kalusche’s third-graders ate marshmallows while watching the movie.

* In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, elementary students particiapted in an “Across the Curriculum” celebration.

* Liz Fletcher’s sixth-grade reading classes completed a vocabulary, style and novel hunt  using The Vicksburg Post newspaper as a culminating activity for the book “Bridge to Terabithia.”

* Third- and fifth-graders participated in junior retreat.

* Teachers are preparing for Professional Development Day Monday.

Vicksburg High

* Varsity football cheerleaders visited Dana Road and Bowmar elementaries where they read Dr. Seuss books.

* New scholarships available for seniors include Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, Omicron Rho Lambda for Alpha Phi Alpha, Red Carpet Bowl and MS Municipal League.

* Nine-weeks tests will be Tuesday-March 13.

* The following summer leadership conferences are available: Hinds Community College Emerging Leaders Student Institute, SAME Army Engineering and Construction Camp, Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Recognition, Dr. Donald Zacharias High School Leadership Conference, Alcorn State University College Bridge Program for math and sciences, Tougaloo College Bridge program for health careers and University of Mississippi Image Summer Bridge program. 

Vicksburg Junior High

* Top Accelerated Readers for the month of February were Jeremy Weathers, James Bowles, Julianne Ranis, Emily Bakovic, Morgan Ainsworth, Melodie Jackson, Jamisa Burkley, Coleman Boyd, Ada White and Samuel Aberle.

* Students completed the Science Assessment Test and will complete the Writing Assessment Test March 11.

Warren Central High

* Ninth-grade Honors English students Kearsten Williams, Blake Hughey, Rachel Green, Jalen Dagher and Haley Sellars were named state finalists in the Letters About Literature contest.

* Winners at the Mississippi School for Math and Science math competition were as follows: Algebra II ciphering — Zach Carter, Stephen Hensley, D.J. Jackson and Chelsea Worley; Trig/PreCal written test — Laura Benson, Dustin Brown, Matthew Hamilton, Jeffry Herzog, Diana Hubis, Bradley Scurria, Matthew Shoenberger, Collin Vaughan, Adam Weast and Xiliang Zhang, sixth place; Trig/PreCal ciphering — Laura Benson, Diana Hubis, Bradley Scurria and Matthew Shoenberger, fifth place; Calculus written test — Josh Cook, seventh place individual; and Bailey Anderton, Josh Cook, Emily Davis, Katie Heath, Natalie Kuchman, Sarah Merrill, Larry Southern and Raven Young, third place school; Calculus ciphering — Bailey Anderton, Katie Heath, Natalie Kuchman and Raven Young, ninth place; Potpourri — Josh Cook, Jeffry Herzog, Natalie Kuchman and Bradley Scurria, seventh place; Interschool test — Laura Benson, Dustin Brown, Matthew Hamilton, Katie Heath, Diana Hubis, Sarah Merrill, Matthew Shoenberger, Collin Vaughan, Adam Weast and Xiliang Zhang, ninth place overall placement.

* Members of the men’s, women’s and varsity choirs, along with sextet, mixed ensemble and Madrigals, received superiors at the District VI Choral Festival.

* Nine-week exams will be March 11-14.

Warren Central Intermediate

* Special Area Star Class of the week was Rose Kinsey’s.

* To celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, third-graders hosted a pajama party featuring Alderman Michael Mayfield and Supervisor Charles Selmon as guest readers. Frontline Steppers conducted a reading skit based on “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Warren Central Junior High

* Sallie Lin was the overall winner for grades 7-8 and Marquis Goodwin won second place in the African-American History Month poster contest sponsored by the Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers and Mississippi Valley Division. Alexis Noble won first place in her division and Lauren Pratt received honorable mention.

* Warren Junior choir members and the following students participated in the school’s Black History Month program: Sallie Lin, Maurice Davis, Jayln Young, Jacondra Williams, Tomarius Myles, Gregory King, Hannah Register, Lauren Pratt, Mark McGraw, Marneicha Wilson, Danielle Proctor, Kierra Brown and Venesesia Ragan.

* Band students selected to attend the Pearl Junior High Honor Band Clinic were seventh-graders Keaton Reeves, Amy Cuthell, Sydney Albritton, Steven Channell, Caleb Farrar, Nathan Smart, Josh Hood, Cody Haggard, Vertis Shorter, Tristan Cook, Marquis Goodwin, Marcus James, Chris Rainey and Ryan Kelly and eighth-graders Catherine Cox, Diamond Neely, Meg Goodwin, Josh Prewitt, Claire Kendall, Ashley Proctor, Wade Ricketts, Nehemiah Taylor, Cierra Patrick, Martika Ross, David Hawkins, Robert Rhett, Ransom Moulder, Sean Mason, Ian Smart and Parker Audirsh.


* Winners in the African-American History Poster Contest sponsored by the Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers were Yashica Brown, first place and overall winner for grades K-4; Jon Bantugan, second place; Charles Swartz, third place; and Makayla Wallace, honorable mention.

* Students raised more than $200 for the PTO by participating in Boxtops for Education, coordinated by Pam Jennings. Top classes were those of Katie Emfinger, first place; Debbie Tate, second place; Pam Jennings, third place; Courtney Doss, fourth place; Linda Gibson, fifth place; and Velma Wince, sixth place.

* Right on Target award winners were kindergartner Peyton Malone, first-grader Erickah Tucker, second-grader Dasmyne Fisher, third-grader Jeffery Scott, fourth-grader Carl Lipscomb, fifth-grader Aaliah Myles and sixth-grader Marquez Pickett.

* An African-American history program was presented by faculty members Ida Allen, Joan Burks, Arnet Nash, Lakeshia Perkins, Twania Spruille, Lakesha Batty and Mona Wilson and students Danielle Phelps, Niyah Davis, Dasmyne Fisher, William Shelby, Asia Brown, Tamya Hackett, Taleah Dixon, Toni Jackson, Taylen Smith, Leiana Thornell, Alexis Jackson, Kiona Patton, Brandon Johnson, Faye Valerio, James Brown, Charles Swartz, Kerricka McRunnels, Marquez Pickett, Alfred Portillo, Billy Watson, Ishmael Pendleton, Robbie Love, Tanner Gardner, Jarod Squire, Jeremiah Horton and Kameron Batty.

* Top Accelerated Readers for the week were as follows: first grade — Alexis Alexander, Brandon Davis, Kendrick Bershell, Jarius Cobbs, Samuel Smith and Brandon Cabezas; second grade — Andre Ranis, Robert Culbertson, Maha Saleh, Asia Brown and Anna Claire Buchanan; third grade — Zachary Moore, Robert Friley, Destinee Shaifer, Robert Morris, Kee’Ariel Kelly and Naudia Gaines; fourth grade — Te’Yonda Sadberry, Kerricka McRunnels, Taylor Shiers, Tyron Carter and Lakedra Gray; fifth grade — Alyssa Pugh, Ally Love, Myisha Jackson, Kaitlyn Hunt and Zach Penny; and sixth grade — Caroline Williams, Brooke Rigsby, Ishmael Pendleton, Kimbly Mobley, Aaron Robinson and Deanté Drayton.