School by school

Published 12:01 pm Sunday, April 6, 2014

Beechwood Elementary

• Mrs. Hendrix’s kindergarten class discussed community helpers. We made a class book of various community helpers and discussed their jobs. The students also participated in a “brown bag” show-and-tell where they brought in an item (or items) that a community helper would use. Their item had to fit in a brown paper bag, and the community helper had to be someone they knew-ex. parent, relative, or neighbor. To conclude the week, we had some community helpers come to us. Volunteers from the Fisher Ferry Fire Department came to talk to the students, demonstrate the tools they use to perform their job, and even let them tour their fire truck. A special thanks to our community helpers, who were T.J. Brocato, Neal Pryor, Daquan Walker and Steven Mitchell.


Bowmar Elementary

• Abby Claire Fuller and Allie Barnes read a book to the kindergarten classes teaching a lesson about the importance of sportsmanship and discussed synergizing during their P.E. classes.
• Pledge Captains were Matthew Fox, Jaylon Winters, Melissa Herrle, Clark Hobson and Ty Jeffery. Mac Vroman was the announcer.
• Accelerated Reader Top Readers were: Abigail Dejesus, Mallory Hobson, Jacob Byrd, James Cole, Marcus Hidalgo, Samuel Winchester, Tatum Watts, Clark Hobson, Lydia Harrington, Eleanor Broadfoot, Laken Wilder, Eli Stephens, Katelyn Clark, Precious Drayton, Lauren harmon, Annemarie Jeffers, Kaitlin Bell, Jaelen Randle, Mateo Byrd, Jonathan Eng, Charli VanNorman, Mira Patel, Destiny Mace, Cinnamon Green, Ben Froman, Caleb Whitney, Marin Sherwin, Brandon Gilliam, Bram Francis, Michael Dejesus, Rosemarie Thuha, Hannah Hopson, Macy Watts, Ashley Gatchell, Kelcee Ables, Mary Beth Tingle, Grace Hasty, Andrew Brewer and Christopher Wilkinson, Abby Claire Fuller.


Dana Road Elementary

• GATES A.R. All-Stars for March in Mrs. Fuller’s class are Isaac Martin, Kahlan Bishop, Aisha Williams, Caitlin Burks, Stella Edwards, Armando Hernandez, Robin Hughes, Hannah Goodnight, Beatrice Porter, Zion Edley, KeAndre Pendleton, Eric Rankin, M’Kyla Stewart, Rodiranna Hall, Alishy’Erika Weddington, Gaylon Turner, Rayonna Walker, Henrionna Johnson, Damon Devote, Marcus Morgan, Danny Curry, Jacie Stewart, Micaiah Gardner, Tirosky Hill, Claude King, Yzabella Martinez and Missy Womble.

• The third-grade program will be Thursday at 5:30 p.m.


Jacob’s Ladder

• The students at Jacob’s Ladder enjoyed a busy and exciting week.
• March 25, we participated in Special Olympics. Misty Grantham placed third in bocce; Tonya Woods placed first in bocce and second in soccer; Matt McKay placed first in running; Matthew Grogan placed first in bocce, and first in soccer; Robin Smith placed first in bocce, and first place in soccer; Phillip Scales placed first in long jump, third place in soccer, and second place in running and Beth Ann Sullender placed second in bocce and second in soccer.
• We went to Vicksburg High School on March 26 to watch the play, ‘Annie’. The students enjoyed the music and wonderful performance. We also enjoyed a delicious lunch in the cafeteria. Thank you to Sandy Hearn for inviting us to eat with her.
• A special treat on Friday was a visit from Madeline Lee. She is a student at River Pointe Studio and she will be teaching us dance on Fridays. She is starting a new dance team called “Dance from the Heart” and wanted to work with our students. The students had a blast dancing with Madeline.


Porters Chapel Academy

• Students participating in the MAIS-EA district science fair were Rheagan Smith, third place, behavioral and social sciences III; Taylor Glass, second place, behavioral and social sciences IV; Crosby Dotson, second place, botany III; Josh Arias, second place, chemistry and biochemistry III; Lauren Whitaker, second place, earth and space science III; Cody Bryant, second place, environmental sciences IV; Austin Kraemer, first place, math and computers IV; Anna Callender, third place, medicine and health III; Jeremy Williams, first place, medicine and health IV; Lyndsey Morgan, second place, medicine and healthy IV; Michael Miller, second place, microbiology IV; Sabrina Embry, third place, physics III; Garrett Hutchins; first place, physics IV; Caitlyn Denley, first place, zoology III; Glenn Alan Kittrell, second place, zoology III; Willl Owens, first place, zoology IV and Booth Buys, second place, zoology IV.


Vicksburg High School

• Vicksburg Kiwanis Club recognized VHS Key Club members for being top sellers of Kiwanis Chili feast tickets. They were given certificates of appreciation and gift cards for the efforts.
• The Area 10 Special Olympics track and field events took place at Memorial Stadium on March 25. Volunteers included the VHS Key Club, Jr ROTC Honor Guard and the art classes of Ms. Grant and Mrs. Nettles.


Vicksburg Intermediate

• Pledge leaders for the week were Rachel Kelley, Ja’Shawn Smith, Alexandria Henderson, Chris Rader, and Edna Adams.
• Debbie Brumitt, from Mississippi Community Education Center spoke with Sylvia Mayerhoff’s Character Education classes about values.
•Gator Read Night is Tuesday, April 8, from 6:00 -7:00 P.M. Students must be accompanied by a parent. Students will be able to read books and take tests while parents learn strategies to assist their students in reading.
• Progress reports will be sent home in weekly folders on Wednesday, April 16.
•A limited number of yearbooks are on sale for $25. Please reserve your copy as soon as possible.


Warren Central High

• The following students were semifinalists award winners for the Letters About Literature program sponsored by the Mississippi Library Commission: Mileena Slade, Hunter Hughes, Jack Richardson, and Kate Shelton. Finalists were Evan Cochran, Alexander Velazquez, Michaela Mobley, Asher Carson, Christin Stafford, and Henry C. Banks, III.

• Students caught doing something good are Tyler Rogers, Curtis McClain, Will Stribling, Aliyah James, Brittany Shelton, Justin Parker, Rebecca English, Taliferro Bass, Keenen Jones, Amanda Gutierrez, Chia Barajas, Alexis Bowers, Darian Landers-Shaw, Austin Stacey, Hope Ragan, Melany Parker, Chia Barajas, Anne Thomas, Keishundra Henderson, Courtney Clark, Albershia Bolden, Jamesha Britton, and Kim Wright. Staff members of the week are Connie Stockton and Terry Wong.

• A Health Fair was hosted in the Library for P.E., Health, Nutrition & Wellness, Family Dynamics, Child Development and Safety Education classes. Students were screened for high blood pressure. Several interesting topics were covered by the Hinds Community College student nurses who sponsored the event with their school for the Career Center.

• Juniors attended the Metro Jackson College Fair sponsored by Parents & Kids Magazine. Speaker – Hill Harper of CSI spoke with the students.


Warren Central Intermediate

• This week at WCI, the third-grade students were excited about the start of spring. The halls were decorated with Easter and spring decorations along with student work. Students were excited about learning how to put events in sequential order.
• Mrs. Williams and Ms. Hood’s math classes are measuring objects throughout the building and converting them with given formulas. The language arts classes have been designing great works of creative writing by expressing themselves in daily journals.
• To prepare for MCT2, Ms. Catching’s fifth-grade classes play educational games on math skills daily. Students also read the wall of math notes posted throughout the classroom to keep essential math skills fresh in their brains.
• Sixth-graders are studying environmental factors in the STEM lab. They planted terrariums and will soon introduce beetles to the terrariums.
• Art has a flower garden growing in which third-graders planted sunflowers, fourth-graders planted calendulas and zinnias, fifth-grade planted asters and sweet William, and sixth-graders planted morning glories and shasta daisies. Also, Mrs. McRaney would like to remind sixth-graders to turn in dedications for the yearbook.


Warren Central Junior High

• 8th grade band students traveled to Bovina, Beechwood, and Redwood elementary schools to give brief concerts to recruit 6th grade students for the band program.
• Third semester honor roll students were treated to a nacho party on Friday, April 4.
• 7th grade girls trying out for 8th grade cheerleader are required to attend the mandantory cheer clinic on Monday, April 7 thru Wednesday, April 9.
• The 7th grade football team will compete in the annual Red/White game on Thursday, April 17.
• Warren Junior will sponsor a Career Day for students on Thursday, April 10.


Warrenton Elementary

• Stanford 10 Testing will be April 7-11 for kindergarteners, first-graders and second-graders. Parents, please be sure you child gets plenty of rest, eats a healthy fulfilling breakfast, and arrives to school on time.

• Jean Day will be each Wednesday to benefit the Relay for Life. Students may wear a hat, shirt, and jeans for $1 each.

• Cancer Ribbons are on sale for $1 each through April 28. They will be placed in the foyers.

• Congratulations to our second-grade teacher Charrisse Brown. She is our VWSD District teacher of the year.

• Congratulations also go to Ms. Sullivan’s third-grade class for scoring 100 percent proficient and advanced in math on the last CASE21 test.

• Congratulations to Sarah Randolph for making All-State Honor Choir. All-State Honor Choir performed Saturday at the University of Southern Mississippi.