School By School

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 28, 2014


Bowmar Elementary

• Devon Gijsbers from the Corps of Engineers spoke to Carolyn Bradley’s 6th grade classes and led students in a hands-on discovery of dams and the Mississippi River.

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• Top Accelerated Readers:

Walt Andrews, Heer patel, Tulio Figarola, Wilson Whittington, Joseph Smith, Thomas Antwine, Coltin Hancock, Brycen Jones, Alexis Ables, Jacob Byrd, Thomas Kilroy, Abigail Dejesus, Jaydon Lee, Davonte’ Powers, Ryan Hadley Grey, Erik Gilliam, Tatum Watts, Jayce Davis, Eli Stephens, Romireya Knight, Kaitlyn Clark, Lauren Harmon, AnneMarie Jeffers, Kaitlyn Bell, Kamryn Morson, Christopher Green, Mateo Byrd, Mira Patel, Destiny Mace, Hannah Tennison, Hope Pownall, Payton Feagin, Adan Byrd, Erin Lawson, Marin Sherwin, Mary Katherine Archer, Brandon Gilliam, Jamison Pendleton, Bram Francis, Tyler Smith, Benjamin Talbot, Ashley Gatchell, Tylah Magee, Macy Watts


Jacob’s Ladder

• The students at Jacob’s Ladder had a busy week. Thursday we went to Silver Creek to take class pictures with Ollie Sumerall Photography. We enjoyed our time there and even got to pet a few of the horses.

• Our September birthday celebration was on Friday. We celebrated George Nuttall, Leah Clemons, and Mrs. Rebecca’s birthdays. Thank you to Richard McComas for bringing his guitar and playing some great music for us.

• Also on Friday, Madeline Lee came to dance with us. She brought two special guests with her, Erin Ingram and Debra Franco. Thank you to these wonderful ladies for taking time from their day to come dance with us.


Porter’s Chapel Academy

• Eager Eagle in the first grade class of Rebecca Pace was Mercedes Lancaster. Students are learning about animals and their homes and creating books about the farm and farm life.

• Hardin Crowder, Youth Minister at Highland Baptist Church, led our prayer at the pole on Sept. 24, 2014 at 7:45 a.m. Students and staff participated in praying for our nation and all students and teachers.

• Eagle 4-H News: Members submitted a variety of projects to the Warren County 4-H Project Exhibit on Sept. 12, 2014. Awards were:

PARTICIPATION AWARDS: Catherine Adcock, Jake Arias, Bailey Andrews, Hailie Baswell, Sarah Beck, Emily Boyd, Wes Bryan, Reed Buys, Bradley Collins, Crosby Dotson, Kaden Holloway, Alaina Huskey, Brittnee Martin, Anna Masterson, Blake Phillipson, Reece Raner, David Reagan, Iyana Reed, Bradlee Ross, Josh Smith, Rheagan Smith, Jacob Stewart, Madison Wilkerson and Audrey Woodruff. HEALTHY CHOICES POSTER ART DIVISION BLUE AWARDS: Hailie Baswell, Ethan Childers, Savannah Cupit, Sabrina Embry, Gracie Felker, Cameron Harvey, Annabeth Miller, Colby Smith, and Molly Smith. ATV SAFETY POSTER ART DIVISION BLUE AWARDS: Ethan Childers and Jacob Stewart. FIREARM SAFETY POSTER ART DIVISION BLUE AWARDS: Ethan Childers, Alaina Huskey and Ethan Phillipson. VISUAL ARTS DIVISION BLUE AWARDS: Josh Arias, Raylee Barwick, Shelbi Barwick, Kerri McCain, Bradley McCullough, Isiah Minor, Brandon Muirhead, Noah Nielsen, Griffin Nunnelee and Baylen Warnock. All Blue Award projects will be on display in the 4-H Village located in the Trade Mart building during the Mississippi State Fair. Eagle 4-H members Ethan Childers, Lyndsey Wigley, Kaylee Wescott and Erin Gullett planted mums as part of the fall display in front of the school.

• The 2014-2015 Prom Committee members are Kailee Edwards, Taylor Glass, Kaitlen Havens, Anna Masterson, Kyle Learned, Austin Muirhead, Brandon Muirhead, Noah Nielsen and Finley Rollison.

• Key Club Officers for 2014-2015 are: President – Huntington Hale, Vice President – Anna Masterson, Secretary – Trey Wright, Treasurer – Kailee Edwards and Student Ambassadors – Jeremy and Justin Smithey.


Redwood Elementary

• Morning Announcement leaders for the week were: CJ Evans, Brandon Emery, Seth Watts, Shunderrick Hamilton, Zoie Cantin, Daneshia Williams, and Ethan Little.

• Redwood PTO thanks Newk’s and Mr. Chris O’Brien for a wonderful fundraising night last week! Thank you also Redwood families for your support. It was a delicious way to raise money!

• Sixth grade students Brandon Turner, Gage Ashley, Kayleigh Beard, CJ Evans, Peyton McBroom, Willon Swartz, Parker Ashley, and Ethan Puckett participated in a skit performed for the student body to introduce The Leader in Me Habit No. 2, Begin with the End in Mind. The skit was part of the Leadership Assembly to honor our “Star Students” in each grade for the month of September.

• PTO is hosting an informational meeting for all interested in volunteering on Monday, Sept. 29th at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium. PTO membership is $5 per family. Nominations for new officers will be taken and information will be given on how to get involved with Turkey Shoot on Nov. 1st. Please come!

• Parent volunteer Stacy Holden created a motivational bulletin board charting progress in AR by classroom.


South Park Elementary

• The 4th graders at South Park Elementary have been reading newspapers and magazines this week. They were able to locate interrogative, imperative, exclamatory, and declarative sentences. They did a wonderful job. In math they learned how to multiply and divide up to 4-digits by 1-digit. This was a new skill and they did an exceptional job. Way to go SOUTH PARK 4th-graders.

• Kindergarten students are learning this week about letter A and the sound that A makes. We have been doing phonemic awareness activities , blending word family at words, and writing letter a and at words. Sight words for this week are at, have, and is. Kindergarten students are also reading and taking AR tests. We are also reading sight word lists. The theme for this week is apples. In language, we are discussing nouns. For writing we are labeling, responding to literature, and writing opinion pieces. For math, we are counting to 100, writing numbers zero through five, ordering numbers zero through five, adding to five, counting to tell the number of objects, connecting counting to cardinality, and understanding relationships between numbers and quantities.

• Special thank you to those parents who attended the September PTO meeting and family reading night.


Warren Central High School

• Newly elected officers for the National Honor Society are Becca English, president; Darby Gain, vice-president; Jessica Schmidt, secretary; Avery Lynn Liddell, treasurer; Courtney Bell, historian; and Sarah Davis, parliamentarian.

• The Varsity Basketball and Ninth Grade Cheerleaders volunteered to teach the YMCA cheerleaders cheers at the Purks YMCA.

Students caught doing something good are Elexis Blackmore, Alex Shaw, Desmond Miller, Shae Bracey, Tae Hubbard, Justice Foster, Torri Smith, Tanner Chambers, Daria Redmond, Lanisa Magee, Dominique Harris, Robert Watson, Kenny McMillin, Daniel Roach, Darian Landers-Shaw, Kelsea Kline, Will Gatewood, Kelsey Anderson, Jarvis Johnson, Rikelia Shorter, Robynn Smith, Tamara Strong, Anne Thomas, Shakiria Thomas, Thomas Turner, Curtis Valentine, Jaron Watkins, Caleb Watts, Michael White, Bryant Williams, Treyvonne Williams, Jamie Willis, De’Edrick Wilson, Brian Womble, Dominique Chambliss, and Mrs. Godfrey’s fourth period English II class. Staff Members of the Week are Karla McHan and Jace McMullin.

• The theater department will present A Night of Improv, Friday, Oct. 3, at 7:00 P.M. in room 101A. Tickets are $3.

• Lady Vikes Softball team will honor their seniors Tuesday, Sept.r 30, before the varsity game at 7 p.m.


Warren Central Jr. High School

• Girl’s Club sponsored a back to school dance on Friday, Sept. 19.

• Open house was held on Sept. 22.

• First nine weeks ends Oct. 10 with exams being given that week, Oct. 6-10. Report cards will be issued the following week.

• Students are competing in an Accelerated Reader points contest this nine weeks. Every student is required to accumulate 10 Accelerated Reader points. Students are grouped into teams by pod and the team with the most AR points at the end of the nine weeks will receive a nacho party and a free blue jean day.


Warrenton Elementary

• Grandparent’s Day was a great success, thank you all for coming.

• Students may wear jeans on Wednesday for $1.

• Pledge and Creed Captains the week of Sept. 15th were: Tameia Stewart, Shamira Banks, Kayden Ishmael, Maggie Steele, Serenity Humphrey, Justin Lovins, Kemontaye Sanders, Dymonde Joyner, Larry West and Leah Patch.

• PTO Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 7th at 5:30 p.m.

• Thank you Robyn Lea from State Farm for coming to read to Mrs. Perkins kindergarten class.