School by School

Published 11:03 am Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Agape Montessori

• Students, family and staff visited Ship Island using money earned by yearlong fundraising activities.

• As part of an insect theme, preschoolers hunted for bugs outside, ate “dirt” cake and made crafts.

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• Pledge leaders were Trayvon Barnett, Lailah Washington, Ginuwine Carter, Tyrese Carter, KeDarius Hughes, Danesha Burden, Matthew Watson, Brandon Thompson, Felesia Pecot, Sean Dixon and Jasmine Jefferson. Student Council members were Kylah Steadman and Joseph Ertle.

• Library helpers were Laney Smith and Joseph Ingram.

• Students recognized for reading more than 1 million words throughout the year were Colin Standish, Cade Walters, William Day, Lauren Hughes, Joshua Dare, Caydee Schweitzer, Jack Shelton and Devon Parker. They rode in a limousine to Roca Restaurant, where Jay Parmegiani spoke about reading and led them on a tour of the kitchen. The students enjoyed lunch and a visit to Riverfront Park.

• Grades 3-6 enjoyed ice cream for exhibiting good behavior during the week.

• Students receiving special incentives for MCT2 work were Willie Davis, Sierra Solomon, Kaylan Means, Sydney Stuart, Desha Williams, Matthew Federick, Onnah Warren, Madison Williams, Gabrielle Bowman, Sarah Lewis, Bryce Homan, Shelby Leo, Lauren Hughes, Jimmy Cortezie and Trayvon Barnett.


• Pledge captains were M.J. Dorsey, Christopher Lockridge and Michaela Dorsey.

• Reading to the principal were Ali Blackmon, Aniyah Thomas, Anne Marie Jeffers, Ashley Moore, Beau Davis, Cade Fairley, Caden Outlaw, Christopher Greer and Jayla Dunbar.

• Parent volunteers were Amy Hurt, Ali Hopson, Jane Smith, Natalie Boland, Lula Butler, Ashley Jennings, Audrey Robbins and Amy Jackson.

• Top Accelerated Readers: kindergarten — Kei’Mya Walton, Katelyn Clark, Lauren Kilroy, Eril Gilliam, Caden Outlaw and Aniyah Thomas; first grade — Sha’Kyria Allen, Morgan Felton, Mariah Wesley, Lexie Kistler, Mira Patel and Destiny Mace; second grade — Brandon Gilliam, Mary Katherine Archer, William Watts, Jamison Pendleton, Olivia Osborne and Rekia Williams; third grade — Scott Wallace, Sam Bunch, Zoe Jennings, Levi Wyatt, Michael DeJesus and Damon Clay; fourth grade — Caleb Fielder, Ariel Moore, Dylan Whitfield, Tommy Martin, Michell Liu and Abigail Smith; fifth grade — William Ricks, Tyler Jackson, Abigail Wallace, Dylan Carlisle, Alaya Burns and Kemari Smith; sixth grade — Katelyn Morson, Beth Fortner, Aaleah Harris, Cody Lyons, Bradley McCullough and Makayla Cowan.

Dana Road

• Pledge leaders from the second-grade class of Neely Ming and Pam Elam were Breann Cole, Krista Langdon, Dakota Williams, Mc-Kenzie Cosey, Mason Watts, Ahmad Stewart, Deondra Williams, Jelisa Tyler and Angelina Ross.

• A total of $300 was collected from $ Jean Day for the Child Abuse Prevention Center. McDonald’s presented faculty and staff with coupons for Teacher Appreciation Week.

• Pre-kindergarten classes of Uretka Callon and Amanda Dunn and Rachel Dean and Jennifer Funchess participated in a cookout. Parent volunteers were Rachel Kackley, Roderick Williams, Mercedes Munoz, Zach Smith, Rhondilyn Semien, Mallory Henley, Sonya “Dean” Johnson, DaQuinta Green, Dameon White, Kristiana Bramel, Aissa Washington, Jeane Bantugan, Latoya Kline, Naomi Johnson, Curtis and Kim Judge, Kevin and Jennifer Davis, Jason and Jessica McGuffie, Kamaria Regan, LaToya Minor, Stephen and Emmarie Anderson, Kathy Morgan, LaToya Smothers, Omeka Washington, Virginia Smith, Julie Ford, Eric and Natasha West and Angel Calvin. Kindergarten classes toured the Davis Planetarium and Kids Town. First-grade classes toured the Natural Science Museum and picnicked in the park. Parent volunteers were Tara Washington, Sean Lott, Felicia Harris, Rachel Williams, Tom and Ann Smith, Valerie Morin, Jessica Lacey, Alvin Foster, Kenny Williams, Shaun Davis, David Sharp, Johnnie Foster, Carla Howard, Avina Johnson, Deitrick Kelly, Kya Thomas, Denise Tubbs, Lillie Tubbs, Shanika Norman, Vicky King, Crystal Williams, Cameron Williams and Danielle Dawson.

• Third-graders of Holly Blackwell and Mychal Winters celebrated multiplication families with a multiplication graduation party. Third-grade classes, under the direction of music teacher Grace Brown, presented an MCT2 song celebration for parents. Featured speakers were Erin Gullett, Danielle Robertson, Ja’Niah Burnett, Channing Adams, Kendall Wes, and Hannah Branch.

• Top point earners in the GATES classes of Lana Fuller for the fourth nine weeks were Jonathan Truly, Hunter Williams, Danielle Robertson, Darius Burrell Chris Taylor, Trinitee Odom, Elliott Ferguson, Samantha Parker and Ariah Pendleton.

Jacob’s Ladder

• Tonya Woods and Mallory Cessna shared Leader of the Week responsibilities.

• Students made butterfly fans as Mother’s Day gifts.

• Misty Grantham, Matthew Grogan, Robin Smith, Tonya Woods, Beth Ann Sullender, Phillip Scales and Michael Halloran attended Special Olympic State Games at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi.

• Jerry Boland and Trent Smith treated students to a fish fry.

• Phillip Scales and Tonya Woods assisted with weekly grocery shopping.

Porters Chapel

• Junior high students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society were Scott Barry, Booth Buys, Samantha Mims, Griffin Nunnelee, Justin Smithey, Cody Bryant, Stephanie Flowers, Bryce Fleming, Allison Nunnelee, Shelbi Powell, Nick Stump and Rebekah Rogers.


• Pledge leaders were Megan Hall, Zachary Jackson, Raven Sanders, Calvin Martin, Kyla Walker, Haley Noble, Will Worthy and Jacob Nevels.

• MCT2 test scores from grades 3-6 will be available and sent home after school begins in August.

• Third-grade classes of Angela Grantham, Darlene Taylor and Belinda Watkins visited the Davis Planetarium and the Museum of Natural Science in Jackson Friday. Classes created aliens from materials found in their homes for display at the school. Second-grade classes of Gloria Anderson, Therese Hood and Audrey Tyrone visited the Mississippi Children’s Museum Friday. Amanda Hall’s fifth-graders built birdhouses for Mother’s Day.

• Angela Grantham, Monica Evans and Loretta Bynum organized Field Day. Numerous parents and volunteers assisted with the event, which featured a “Where the Wild Things Are” theme.

• Awards ceremonies will be held in the auditorium. Schedule: kindergarten — 9 a.m. Thursday; sixth-grade celebration — 6 p.m. Thursday; grades 4-5 — 8:30 a.m. Friday; grades 1-3 — 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Sherman Avenue

• Parent volunteers Cassie Love, Evelyn Sullivan, Melanie Bates and Renee Styles assisted with the Scholastic Book Fair.

• Students of Linda Dunmore and Tammy Hogan were rewarded with a pizza party for perfect attendance/no tardies during Stanford 10 testing.

• Kindergartners presented gifts to mothers during a Mother’s Day Tea. Volunteers were Alice Little and Jimmie Mullins.

• Kim Nailor, attorney, spoke to kindergartners about the importance of regular school attendance, respecting teachers, following rules and treating others fairly. She also shared pictures of a juvenile detention center.

• Parents and PTO honored faculty and staff with sidewalk decorations, gift cards, letters of gratitude, a Southern Sisters Cafe lunch and car-window washing during Teacher Appreciation Week.

South Park

• Kindergarten classes of Angelia Donaghe, Rebecca Powers and Susan McKinnie hosted a Mother’s Day Tea.

• Judy Burgess donated snacks to Brandie McMullin’s fourth-graders after MCT2 tests.

Vicksburg Catholic

• Third-graders visited the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Jackson.

• Montessori students honored mothers with a tea party.

• Sixth-grade classes of Liz Fletcher and Leslie Young attended a Mississippi Braves baseball game in Jackson.

• St. Aloysius held a service award presentation in the gym.



• Pledge leaders for the week were Jasmine Rosas, Andrew Woodson, Aaron McGee and Blake Parker.

• Winners of the PTO drawing that included pizza and Wii game time were Hailey Henderson, Kemari Watkins, Isabella Brown, Dontae Hedrick, Jerry Reed, Chasity Stevens, Joseph Moore, Joseph Davis, LaKendra Hubbard, LaDeidre Evans, Jniah Cassell, Matalie Dixon, Aaron McGee, Jonathan Boyd and Allysa Sackett. The students were placed in the drawing for working hard on the MCT2.

• VIS Field Day schedule: Thursday — third grade, 9 a.m.; fourth grade, noon; Friday — fifth grade, noon.

• Awards Day is Tuesday. Schedule: sixth grade — 9-11 a.m.; APT class — noon-12:45; grades 1-3 — 1-3 p.m. All parents are invited.

• Yearbooks, $30, may be purchased from Mary June Cooksey in the foyer each morning.

Vicksburg Junior High

• Students participated in a 3-point and free throw shootout.

• Exams will begin Friday with sixth and seventh period testing. First, second and third periods will have exams Monday. Fourth and fifth periods will be Tuesday.

• Awards Day will begin at 9 a.m. May 23 for seventh-graders and at 8:30 a.m. May 24 for eighth-graders.

Warren Central High

• Students who received Red Cord Community Service Awards for accruing hours throughout their high school career were Brittany Adams, Kelsey Anderson, Khadijah Anderson, Meghan Bunch, Lexi Burleigh, Trip Cain, Matthew Chambers, Tyler Comans, Amy Cuthell, Mariah Dalton, Mariah Dauman, Kristen Dunaway, Rebecca English, Elizabeth Ferracci, Kerry Freeman, Hannah Gore, Will Gurtowski, Alexis Guy, Hannah Guy, Isola Hartman, Mary Heath, Karley Hinson, Moriah Hixson, Monica Hughey, Erin Ingram, Olivia Jennings, Miranda Jordan, Chris Kurtz, Avery Liddell, Steven Lloyd, Megan McCullough, De’Una Myers, Brianna Newman, Kendall Parker, Tria Patel, Ashton Pratt, Joshua Prewitt, Jay Prewitt, Baxter Richardson, Brandon Smith, Will Stribling, Kiara Townsel, Afton Wallace, Blake Boleware, Steven Busma, Steven Channell, Gray Cordes, Clint Fuller, Polly McGee, Kelcey McMaster, Christine Miller, Mattea Mobley, Alexis Murrell, Rachel Rhett, Peyton Rutherford, Brittanie Smythe, Mychaela Waters, Carley-Beth White, Hunter Anderson, Will Ballard, Shelton Case, Jalen Dagher, Emily Fuller, Haley Harmon, David Hawkins, Katie Humphries, Chandler Jennings, Claire Kendall, Trey Lawrence, Sallie Lin, Kristen Miller, Hannah Register, Jontay Reynolds, Eden Smith, Stephen Wagner, Brandi Waldrop, Alexis Woleben, Kaylee Kilgo and Shannon Richter. Alex Griffin received recognition. Students received cords on Awards Night; those who weren’t present must pick up cords in the Guidance Office.

Warren Junior High

• Seventh- and eighth-graders inducted into the Fultz-Cotton chapter of the National Junior Honor Society were Austin Alexander, Mary Elizabeth Ballard, Abigail Barnes, Amanda Boleware, Rebecca Boyd, Nikirah Bridges, Ashton Brumfield, Sarah Chipley, Jacob Cochran, Kaitlyn Cook, Joy Davis, Lylen Fisher, Skyler Gibson, David Green, Chad Hanes, Jessica Hasty, Cheyenne Hines, Hunter Holdiness, Jared Honeycutt, Aaliyah James, Jameelah Jones, Charles Katzenmeyer, Camden Kurtz, Vincent Liu, Kiara Lockhart, Faith Marshall, Hayley Martin, Shelton Miller, Michaela Mobley, Matthew Newcomb, Nelly Ngei, David Oldenburg, Daria Redmond, Jack Richardson, Cameron Robbins, Kaitlyn Russell, Jeanine Schmidt, Callie Schweitzer, Mileena Slade, Sarah Kate Smith, Lauren Summerlin, Alexander Velazquez, Shunterrance Walton, Aaliyah Williams, Caitlyn Jeffers and Jakayla Scott.

• Semester exam schedule: Monday — first and second periods; Tuesday — third and fourth periods; May 23 — fifth and sixth periods; and May 24 — seventh period and makeup exams.

• Eighth-grade honors history classes visited Natchez, where they toured Mount Locust Inn, Emerald Mound and Melrose Plantation. Honors history teachers are Shelia Hudspeth, Herman Biedenharn and Zach Sanders.

• Choir students presented their spring concert Tuesday under the direction of Ruby Regan.

• Awards night will begin at 6 p.m. Monday. Students obtaining awards received invitations from homeroom teachers.


• As part of a study of butterfly life cycles, Lindsay Hall’s kindergartners observed the stages and released a butterfly.

• Year-end awards programs schedule: sixth grade — 1:30 p.m. Friday; kindergarten — 9 a.m. Tuesday; grades 1-2 — 1:30 p.m. Tuesday; grades 3-5 — 1:30 p.m. May 23.

• Parents who assisted during Teacher Appreciation Week were Vicki Wester, Dana Hagood, Niki Rickles, Niki Thompson, Deborah Hartley, Jeanne Bantugan, Pam Beck, Carolyn Walker, Tina Cochran and Bobbie Wesley.

• Members of Bowmar Baptist Church and students from Warren Central High School installed playground equipment.

• As part of a study of the United States, Kat Hilderbrand’s fifth- and sixth-grade GATES students selected states, researched them and created travel brochures about the states.