School by school

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Agape Montessori

• After a study of animals’ winter needs, the Primary Montessori students made bird feeders.

• Lois Christian led a Spelling Bee for grades 5-8; fifth-graders were the winners.

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• Accelerated Reader students who met requirements for point clubs were as follows: 200 Point Club — Savannah Thomas; 100 Point Club — Katie Brown, Lisa Jones, Gregory Stewart, Gabrielle Terrett, Mya Chappell, Lillie Gluck, Addison Mathis, Brian McHan, Kylie McMaster, Hannah Reihl, Christopher Roach, Zacheaus Doss, Mary Elizabeth Ballard, Aaron Terrett, Tremaine Simpson and Keegan Wilson; 50 Point Club — Abbie Miller, Morgan Nelson, Conner Paxton, Brayden Robinson, Faith Sanders, Aaliyah Wilson, Ariana Brown, Kayleigh Beard, Hannah King, Cooper Orman, Siemon Rogers, Aubrey Ruby, Triston Willis, Elaina Bailey, Blair  Harris, Curtis McCune, Branson Merritt, Deserai Nevels, Trevor Rouse, Allison Steele, Chandler Alexander, Rebekah Cannada, Stuart Gluck, Kristen Sullivan, Ta’Kearra Conner, Allie Kurtz, Antonnea Cooper, J’shon Ross, Xavier Simpson, Christopher Greene, J.C. Haliburton, Ella McHan, Zarkeyyia Northern, Brittany Savage and Ky-Ambria Williams.

Dana Road

• First-grade students of Faye Corson and Pat Turner “grew” icicles on the playground fence. Corson presented a multi-sensory learning workshop to faculty and staff members.

• Heidi Chausse of the Vicksburg Warren School District presented a workshop on systematic screening disorders to faculty and staff members.

• Fab Dorsett, grandparent volunteer, helped first-grade students of Brooke Hughes and Pamela Elam make gingerbread houses.

• Science Fair projects are due Jan. 27, will be judged Jan. 28 and will be dismantled Jan. 29. Projects are mandatory for grades 2-3 and optional for kindergarten and first grade.

First Presbyterian

• As part of a study of bedtime, Kari Dupree’s toddlers sang lullabies, read  stories and practiced bedtime routines.

• Jessica Wicker’s 2-year-olds made icicles in celebration of the Arctic blast. 

• As part of a study of winter, 3-year-old students of Lynnette Smith and Teri Conerly made snow. They tasted juices as part of a study of the letter J. Landon Oakes was named Student of the Week.

• Shannon Bell’s pre-kindergarten class participated in a music and movement unit to promote motor skill development.

• Gloria Sullivan’s kindergartners illustrated and wrote short stories on their morning and evening routines.

Good Shepherd

• Four-year-old students of Darlene Burris hosted a music parade as part of a unit on music.

• Five-year-old students of Mercedes Gills and Brittini Mitchell made “I Have a Dream” books.

• Three-year-old students of Carmen Collins and Gloria Williams made mitten prints as part of a study of the letter M. They also conducted a science experiment on mittens vs. gloves.

• Ages 2, 3 and 5 will have a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration on Friday.

• The center will be closed Monday.

Porters Chapel

• Top Accelerated Readers for the week were as follows: first grade — Bailey Andrews, Katie Davidson, Gunner Hutchins, Amberlyn Kelley, Landon Kraemer, Ethan Patel, Brianna Poole, Morgan Smith and Audrey Woodruff; second grade — Hailie Baswell, Nathan Bullock, Hannah Embry, Marveseia Graise, Brittnee Martin, Tristian Pickering, Jared Smith, Josh Smith and Luke Yocum; third grade — Jake Arias, Reed Buys, Bradley Collins, Caitlyn Denley, Wade Dickard, Alaina Huskey, Kaylan Means, Blake Phillipson, Ethan Phillipson, Cole Pittman, Beth Tillotson and Greyson Woodruff; fourth grade — Josh Arias, Michael Brewer, Gracie Felker, Kyle Guider, Maura Stump and Lezlie Whitehead; fifth grade — Cody Bryant, Ryan Collins, Spencer Davis, Garrett Hutchins and Rebekah Rogers; sixth grade — Booth Buys, Cole Davenport, Bryce Fleming, Kaitlin Havens, Allison Nunnelee, Austin Kraemer, Kyle Learned, Anna Mc-Kenzie Masterson, Brandon Muirhead, Ali Hunt, Brooke Palmer, Nic Stump and Trey Wright.


• Pledge leaders for the week were Emily VanDennieuwboer, Sara Wigley, Braxton Morson and Robert Wrighten.

• Report cards were sent home today.

• Awards programs will be Jan. 21; grades 4-6 will begin at 8:45 and grades K-3 will be at 10.

• Science Fair projects were due today and will be judged Thursday.

• School will be closed Monday. Classes resume Tuesday.

St. Francis

• Lauren Hall, St. Aloysius alumnus and professional cyclist who trains in Colorado, spoke to fifth- and sixth-grade physical education students.

Sherman Avenue

• Meagan Phillips was named Star Student of the Week in Christy Montgomery’s class. Quinterrius Green received a prize for being Top Accelerated Reader.

• Courtney Pickering’s first-graders are completing a writing project on their dreams for the country as part of a study of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

• Emily Coker, a senior at Mississippi State University, is serving as a student teacher in physical education under the direction of Mark Holdiness. Chloe Thames is tutoring reading students.

• Kindergartners participated in a bubble-gum-blowing contest as part of a study of bubbles. They also wrote and illustrated a book, “My Snowman.”

• Sally Owen’s kindergartners made portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as part of an art project. 

South Park

• December integrity bracelets were presented to Sarah Copes, Brandon January, Bryan Bresnahan, Da’Franco Bailey, Jayla Jefferson, Ta’Mya Thomas, Jenaé Toussant, Christopher Bates, Cameron Thomas, Patrick O’Neal, David White, Josh White, Terry Phillips, Michael Jones, Kenidi Howard, Brittany Brewer, Kelsey Meredith, Zachary Coomes, Kynan Heath and Alan Brumfield.

• Report cards will be distributed Wednesday.

• Awards ceremony will be Jan. 21; grades 1-3 will begin at 9 a.m. and grades 4-6 will be at 10:15.

• Science Fair projects are due Tuesday and will be judged and viewed by parents on Jan. 20.

Vicksburg High

• Students who have a new address as of Jan. 1 are asked to supply two proofs of residency to counselors to update records.

• Friday is late deadline registration for the Feb. 6 ACT.

• Seniors may request first semester transcripts from the Guidance Office; cost is $1 each.

• Delta Sigma Theta scholarship applications are available from counselors.

Vicksburg Intermediate

• Pledge leaders for the week were Jamison Watson and Ronnie Dee.

• Accelerated Reader reward winners for second nine weeks were third-graders Joseph Lowery and Antonio Thompson;  fourth-graders Kevia Davis, Ashley Erves, Pleasure King, Cynthia Myles, Corey Moore, Alliyah Stout and Cassidy Walls; fifth-graders Kionna Wilkerson, Ameeniah Al-islam, Nicholas Crasta, Hunter Hughes, Demetri Martin, Evan Mobley, Kevin Williams and Blake Wilson; and sixth-graders Dillion Nevels, Destiny Allen, Keiyana Gaskin, Brittney Jenkins, Jessica Parson, Megan Rigby, Stephanie Roach, Amber Sanders, Keshonda Smith, Na’Keia Stewart, Demetris Valentine, Dierius Abbey, Edward Autonberry, Jaycob Barlow, Bailin Caldwell, Nicholas Johnson and Tyler Miller. They will be treated to an AR sleepover 3:15 p.m. Friday-8 a.m. Saturday. Students should bring a pillow and a sleeping bag to school Friday. 

• After-school tutoring resumes 3:30-4:30 Thursday and will continue each Tuesday and Thursday. Parents may send a snack with students and must pick up at 4:30. 

• Munchin’ the MCT2 will be 9-11 a.m. Jan. 23 in the gym. Parents are invited to learn test scores and ideas for student improvement.

• Report cards and retention letters will be sent home in QEP folders today.   

Warren Central High

• The first 25 volunteer service hours for the Red Cord Service Award are due in the Career Center basket by Tuesday.

• Permission slips and $11 fee are due Friday for all FBLA members competing in the district conference at East Central Community College on Feb. 11.

• Josten’s representatives will be at school Friday to take orders and payments for graduation supplies and rings. Deposits are due from those students who have already placed orders.


• Top Accelerated Reader classes for the first semester were Christina Cochran’s first grade, Angeline Baker’s fifth grade, Katherine Emfinger’s third grade, Rebecca Hughes’ fourth grade, Courtney Doss’ fifth grade, Ida Allen’s second grade and ShaJuan Carter’s sixth grade. Top readers for the semester were as follows: first grade — Arieanna Joyner, Katlyn Coponis, Chole Bailess, Zaniyah Truitt and Keshaun Perkins; second grade — Carlos Richardson, Deandre McCalpin, John Michael Wilkerson, Jacob Wren and Michael Graham; third grade — Andre Ranis, Asia Brown, Ethan Ferguson, William Shelby and Brayan Loyola; fourth grade — Zachary Moore (STAR reader), Jon Bantugan, Chole Emfinger, Kennedy Woodard and Sedria McKinley; fifth grade — Brandan Shaifer, Jacob Cochran, Elisha Bridges, Tyron Carter and Esdgar Loyola; sixth grade — Larry Gordan, Leiana Thornell, Kayla Buell, Alyssa Pugh and Infanee Claiborne.