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Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bowmar Elementary
• Lt. Greer and Captain Jones from Firehouse #7 brought Fire Engine #7 to Bowmar Elementary.  They spoke to the Kindergarten classes about fire safety.  The children toured the truck and learned about the gear.  This was a culminating activity for a unit on Fire Safety.
• Next week is Red Ribbon Week: Monday – Career Day, Tuesday – Pajama Day, Wednesday – Camo Day, Thursday – Western Day and Friday – Jersey Day    Let’s show our commitment to “Saying No to Drugs!”
• Bowmar Carnival will be held on Saturday, October 25  10 – 2!  Please come out and join us for fun and games!
• Accelerated Reader Top Readers: Heer Patel, Walt Andrews, Joi Brown, Brycen Jones, Jacob Porter, Deitrich Stewart, Abigail Dejesus, Auston Moore, James Cole, Jacob Byrd, Ethan Sullivan, Olivia Mandarino, Erik Gilliam, Eleanor Broadfoot, Amari Craft, Jayce Davis, Jonah Whitney, Cody Burns, Precious Drayton, Lauren Harmon, Christopher Brooks, Jonathan Busby, Mariah Harrison, Ellie Henderson, mateo Byrd, Audrey Jennings, Claire Ellison, Jessie Hallberg, Hannah Tennison, Jonathan Eng, Adan Byrd, Joshua Floyd, Lex Styles, Brandon Gilliam, Mary Katherine Archer, Elijah Gonzales, Benjamin Talbot, Neil Sanipara, Rosemarie Thuha, Samuel Dixon, Laurence Sullivan, Hannah Hopson

Bovina Elementary
• Our Bovina Giant pledge leaders last week were Claire Tonnang, Nickolas Hargroves, Layla Brewer, Wesley Barrett, Zoee Cole, Emily Cook, Devan Fischer, MarKeith Ford, Tanner Green and Ma’Kaya Harried.
Our Leaders of the Week last week were Caiden Johnson, Richard Nelson, Kinsley Parker, Caden Gleese, Jalen Lee, Sadie-Lynn Ozburn, Precious Jackson, Bo Campbell, Dowe McGowan, Alanna McKay, Maureon Simms, Danielle Gray, Nicholas Hargroves, Yasmine Nekkab, McKaylan Quinton, and Maureon Simms.
• Addi Rae Keller brought her pet pig to share with the 2nd grade and Kindergarten classes. The 2nd grade classes are doing a unit on Charlotte’s Web.
• We would like to thank Debbie and Woody Brumitt of the Mississippi Community Education Center for coming and speaking to our students about showing good character traits and bullying.

Dana Road Elementary
• Kindergarten classes  participated in apple-related  activities as part of a recent unit.
• Kindergarten classes have planted bean seeds and are documenting growth.
• An AmeriCorps team is volunteering at Dana Road for the next seven weeks.
• Students are graphing perfect attendance and will be rewarded with a pajama party at the end of the month if they are at school all day, each day in October.
• Students are learning about Habit 3-Put first things first.  Students are also applying for leadership jobs in the school.
• The 3rd grade music classes of Eleana Davis presented a program.  Librarian, Mary Johnson presented a Reading Fair workshop for parents.

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Jacob’s Ladder
• The students at Jacob’s Ladder had a fun, eventful week. On Thursday we had a mini-carnival at the school. We made cotton candy, popcorn, nachos, and hot dogs. We also painted pumpkins and made Halloween crafts. Thanks to Alice Hebler for coming to volunteer.
• We had eight students participate in Fall State Games at Camp Shelby this weekend. The students that participated in soccer skills competition were: Tonya Woods, Leah Clemons, Misty Grantham, Beth Ann Sullender, Robin Smith, Matthew Grogan, and Phillip Scales. Michael Halloran participated in softball games as a part of the Mississippi Mudbugs softball team coached by Sandy Hearn.
• Student of the week is Robin Smith

Porter’s Chapel
• Eager Eagle of the week in the first grade class of Rebecca Pace was Garrett Reeves.  Students completed a unit of study about Johnny Appleseed.  Students were provided snacks of apples, applesauce, apple chips, apple granola bars, apple juice, and apple bars.  Parents providing snacks during the week were:  Robbin Cook, Bridget Jones, Jaime Machen, Stephanie Reeves, and Brittany Gerrard.

Redwood Elementary
• Morning Announcement leaders for the week were:  Ethan Puckett and Chloe Lingle.
• Mrs. Lorraine Copeland was a volunteer reader for Mrs. Pickering’s first grade class.  She also helped the students with the Accelerated Reader program.
• Students in Ashley Coomes’ sixth grade class conducted research projects on countries around the world and presented them to the class.
• Mrs. Misty Hossley’s sixth grade students wrote a closing argument to go along with the novel, Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick.  The students will visit Judge Jim Chaney to hear a closing argument at the courthouse.
• Fifth grade classes of Mrs. Bynum, Mrs. Hall, and Ms. Trawick presented a musical program, “Name That Music!”  under the direction of music teacher, Wyn Pratt.
• All Turkey Shoot raffle tickets are due on October 24th.  Please support Redwood and enjoy a fun day of fundraising at the Turkey Shoot on November 1st on the Redwood campus.
• Students with no discipline referrals for the first nine weeks were rewarded on Wednesday with a “Yard Party” during lunch.

Scholastic Junior High
• October 20—Science Benchmark Assessment
• October 27-31–Red Ribbon Week.
• 8th Grade News for Scholastic Academy:
Mrs. April Green’s Science would like to thank Karen Williams of Faulk’s Farm and Garden Shop for donating seeds to Scholastic Academy since the students used them to make terrariums.
Ms. Holly Blackwell’s ELA class would like to thank Papa John’s for donating two large pizzas for the winning classroom with the highest percent AR goal.
Ms. Blackwell’s ELA classrooms have worked extremely hard to earn their individual goal and classroom goal.
• The Gold AR Stars are the students with the highest points earned per classroom block; they are: Asia Brown, Sean Slade, Jon Erekson, and Peyton Martin
• The Silver AR Stars are the students who achieved their AR goal and percentage of accuracy; they are: Keanna Abraham, Gerica Brown, Katherine Fox, Joshua White, Katerine Gomez, Kelsey Lockridge, Alyshia Moore, Lauren Morgan, Danielle Phelps, Alaya Burns, Kayla Foster, Andre Ranis, Kadameria Caples, Peyton Martin, Maha Saleh, William Shelby, Skyler Anderson, Taylor Byrne, Dylan Carlisle, Jon Erekson, Joseph Ertle, Lee Fortner, Donesia Harris, Dalton Morgan, Max Rangel, Hannah Toney, Darrius Watson, Jillian Creel, Holden Ginn, Hannah Huntley, Ashlee King, Laura Logue, Cutler Lynn, Hope Marshall, Carter McElroy, Ella McHan, Zaundria Norman, Stuhr Outlaw, Reann Ponder, Eddie Ross, Brandon Scott, John Shelton, Farmer Abendroth, Asia Brown, Jacob Carlisle, Morgan Chappell, Sean Daily, Madison Dixon, Adison Hearn, Elizabeth Jordan, Bailey Mellina, P.J. Mims, Wesley Ricks,  A.J. Vaughn, R. G. Willis, Michael Boboski, Chris Green, Colby Holder, Hank Holdiness, Hunter Lee, Machia Lumpkin, Sara-Beth McKellar, Katelynn Pettway, Carley Smith, Layken Stockstill, Josey Tatum, Wyatt Turner, and Abi Wallace.
• The overall classroom block winner is 2nd block; their overall percentage was 593%.  The students in the ELA 2nd block are:  Katerine Gomez, Kelsey Lockridge, Alyshia Moore, Lauren Morgan, Danielle Phelps, Jillian Creel, Holden Ginn, Hannah Huntley, Ashlee King, Laura Logue, Cutler Lynn, Hope Marshall, Carter McElroy, Ella McHan, Zaundria Norman, Stuhr Outlaw, Reann Ponder, Eddie Ross, Brandon Scott, John Shelton, and Sean Slade.
• Please remember to send in any items from the blue flier that will help assist us to decorate our hallway with the Atlantis Theme.
• A new AR goal has been issued; ask your child what his or her goal is.  Please encourage your child to read since this will be a test grade at the end of the nine weeks.  Your child should obtain his or her point goal with at least 85% accuracy.
• Please utilize the following sites for extra practice:
• QEP’s go home every Wednesday; please sign and return them on Thursday.

Sherman Avenue
• Sherman Avenue faculty/staff members Carolyn Johnston, Kathleen Goodwin, Desi Goodson, and Charisse Brown were “thrown fish” for the week, in recognition of their attitude that best exemplified the FISH! Philosophies of play, make their day, be there, and choose your attitude.
•  Sherman Avenue Honor Students for the month of October are: Addily Mullen, Bella McGahey, Aidell Woods, Freddie Harris, Makaela Pitts, Za’Miya Riley, Daphne Jordan, Miracle Smith, Baylyn Pecanty, Kassidy Williams-Hampton, Quintera Turner, Akyra Harris, Danielle Smith, Aniya Davila, Teagan Stewart, Ariell Austin, Ny’Rayshia Shorter, Zachary Toney, Gabriella Toney, Aniyah Norman, Simaya Worsley, Anthony Ledet,  Ke’Asia Slaughter, Asia Austin, Terry Sims, Missy Womble, Cederius Johnson.
• This week’s Puppy Buck Winners are: Landon Prentiss, Justin Kade Vaughn, Marcus Sanders, Chanice Anderson, Peter Williams, A’Kyra Harris, Rhondaysha Wyatt, Tony McCloud, Timaya Taylor, and Junniya Porter
• Third grade GATES students attended the Wood Magic Science Fair at Mississippi State University. Parent volunteers were Antoinette Darden, Kristen Scwartz, and Diane Lacey.
• On Friday of last week, SAE hosted “Smile Day!” Students with great behavior were invited to attend. Teachers and staff worked together to provide a game of basketball, scooters, dancing, manicures, face painting, and more fun activities. Many thanks to CITGO, who provide Capri Sun drinks for these students.

South Park Elementary
• This week the 5th grade teachers celebrate our students who met their Accelerated Reader goals for the first nine weeks. They are: Candace Emerle, Bridger Jung, Jade Ross, Leightashia Thomas, Gracie Delaughter, La’Daja McGruder, Bridges Williams, Chance Israel, and Aden Shirley.  The 5th grade language and science class will be writing narratives from the perspective of their favorite toy asking them not to leave them outside, so they will avoid having a chemical reaction. The 5th Grade math classes will be working on adding and subtracting with decimals.  They will apply their knowledge to real world situations by using a budget and going shopping and paying bills.
• Third graders have completed a unit on bats.  The students used nonfiction and fiction passages, video clips, audio clips, and photographs to learn about these flying mammals.  They also created Venn diagrams, informative paragraphs, and bat shapes.
• Sixth grade students participated in activities from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe.
• Kindergarten students are working on short i words and short a words, adjectives, adding, and numbers 0-20. Students are learning about animal homes and reading and writing about them. They are working on math facts in a flash and AR tests also. Special thank you to all parents for reviewing at home daily, working on word lists, and reading daily at home. Writing night is October 21 at 6.00.

St. Francis Elementary
• Montessori and Preschool celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day by visiting Johnny Appleseed (Peter Pikul) and listening to the story of his life. They also studied community workers and dressed up for career day.
• Second grade is learning to pray the Rosary with the Ladies of Sodality.
• Fifth grade was visited by K-9 Officer Donnie Heggins and Community Resource Officers Angela Turner, Tjuana Washington, and Danielle Williams who brought German Shepherd Thor to the school for a demonstration on the playground.
• Sixth grade had an ice cream social with the St. Al mentoring team.
• St. Francis students celebrated Grandparents Day with their special guests on October 2nd.
• Vicksburg Catholic School began its annual Pecan and Angel Fundraiser on October 6th, and it runs through October 20th.
• St. Francis second through sixth grades will participate in the science fair on Thursday, October 9th.
• The Vicksburg Catholic School PTO invited Charlotte Smelser, Arts Education Director for the MS Arts Commission to speak to parents and teachers about art integration in the classroom.

Vicksburg Intermediate School
• Pledge leaders for the week were Elyiah Walker, Marcus Huell, Andrea Pecot, Brandi Dillon, Hailey Henderson, Jasmine Tennis.
• Bus Safety Week is October 20-24.  Thank you to our bus drivers who make sure our students arrive to school safely.
• Wednesday, October 22, students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt to promote Unite Against Bullying.
• Teachers participated in common core professional development training with the Kirkland Group.

Vicksburg Junior High
• October 20—Science Benchmark Assessment
October 27-31–Red Ribbon Week.
• The following people are members of Beta club, student council members, and students at VJHS:
Dr. James, Mrs. Edwards, Nurse Caldwell, Ms. Jacqueline Banks, Mrs. Frye, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Renee DuBois, Britney Breland, Katherine Miller,
Jameika Bell, Jamesha Jackson, DeJah Felix, Ashleight Green,
Ronnesha Drayton, Lasharica Campbell, Madison DuBois,
Zakaria Floyd, Nea Cooper, Jordan Davis, Roderick Crowell,
Keanna Abarham, Lydell Hardy, Presten Wilson, Leland
Funches, Bianna Hamilin, Taylor Gray, Jakeira Mosley, Niyah
Davis, Tamykal Jackson, Jalen Kemp, Alexus Mitchell, Delwan
Rushing, and Dasharra Rushing.
• A new AR goal will be given this week.  Please encourage your child to read since this will be a test grade at the end of the nine weeks.  Your child should obtain his or her point goal with at least 85% accuracy
• Please visit our webpage for up to date information and valuable tools to help assist with your child’s success, too.
• Also, please utilize the following sites for extra practice:
• QEP’s go home every Wednesday.

Warren Central High School
• This upcoming week is homecoming week.  Dress-up days are as follows:  Monday, Hip Hop Day; Tuesday, Cartoon Day; Wednesday, Senior Citizen Day; Thursday, Tacky Day; Friday, Pink Out Day.  The Homecoming Parade will be downtown at 4:30 PM on Thursday, Oct. 23.  The queen will be crowned during the half-time festivities of the Friday night football game against Clinton.  Game time is 7:00.  The Homecoming Dance will be after the football game from 10:00 to 1:00. Tickets are $10.  Guys are to wear dress slack, shirt, tie, and dress shoes.  The ladies are to wear dresses.  No tennis shoes or blue jeans will be permitted.
• Auditions for the spring musical, Beauty and the Beast, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 4:00 PM in the choir room.  Callbacks will be Wednesday, Oct. 22, after school.  Those students interested in trying out must pick up a contract from Mrs. Robertson or Ms. Martin, have a guardian sign it, and bring the contract to the audition.  For the audition, students must be prepared to sing a song with accompaniment.  There are sign-up sheets posted outside Mrs. Martin’s room (101A) and the choir room for students who want to audition for a part or help with set construction, painting, make-up, costuming, lighting, sound, publicity, and prop work.
• Scholarships available in the guidance office are the Elk’s Most Valuable Student, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc-International High School Essay Contest, and Christian Living.
• Dianne Different’s child development classes hosted a baby shower at the conclusion of the unit pregnancy unit.  The students brought baby gifts, which will be donated to a local charity.  Students played baby shower games and had refreshments.  In the next few weeks, the students will be taking home the Baby-Think-It-Over computer babies, which are on loan from the Vicksburg CAP Center, to simulate what caring for a baby is like.
• Students caught doing something good are Kencell Batty, Shirterrica Dotson, Kourtnee King, Kyla Davis, Raven Level, Connor Carlisle, Cory Miller, and Mrs. Rinicker’s 1st Period Spanish II class.  Staff Members of the Week are Shirley Cosby and Andrea Fairchild.

Warren Central Junior High
• Report slips were issued to all students on Friday, October 17.
• An Adopt-A-School signing ceremony was held on October 16.  Warren Junior is very proud to announce they have been adopted by the Vicksburg Corps of Engineers.
• Warren Junior Viking 8th Football team finished the season with an undefeated 7-0 record as Little 6 champions.
• After discussing the formation of the 13 colonies and their government, religion, and culture, history classes of Ryan Porter divided in groups and completed posters on one of the colonies.
• Parents are strongly urged to monitor their student’s AR reading.  Students must earn 10 points this 9 weeks.  The focus this term is on accuracy.  Students that maintain an 85 average on quizzes will be rewarded at the end of the nine weeks. Winner of the first nine weeks AR contest was team Raven, the classes of Jessica Griffin.  They earned over 1400 points and were rewarded with a nacho party and blue jean day.

Warrenton Elementary
• Pledge and Creed Captains for the week of October 8th were: Zy’kira Fisher, Gabriel Thompson, Savannah Merritt, Conner Harrigill, Takiya Hemphill, Kayden Ishmael, Brantley Hynum, Hannah Henderson, JoJo Donlan, Terri’Aunce Edwards.
• The following students met their Accelerated Reader Goal for the 1st Nine Weeks and were rewarded with a movie at Wilcox Theater on Friday, October 17th: Santana Green, Krisshun Williams, Amelia King, Jazmine Williams, Jada Williams, Caitlyn Woods, Monsour Saleh, Andre Patton, Shecobion Robinson, Tagen Hynum, Christopher Gentry, Dana Callahan, Gabriel Thompson, Destiny Perkins, Jeanette Bantugan, Lakendric Ross, Conner Harrigill, A’Niya Hemphill, Taegan Thompson, Teyanna Monroe, Carlos Rollins, Khalia Ross, Alex Martin, Michyla Redden, Timothy D. Ross, Terri’Aunce Edwards, Arshayla Johnson, Janae Cosby, Lovely Israel, Marvin Martin, Ke’Tory Qualls, Larry West.
• K – 2nd Grade Awards Day will be Thursday, October 23rd at 1:30 p.m.
• 3rd – 6th Grade Awards Day will be Friday, October 24th at 1:30 p.m.
• Pink Out Class Winners: First Place-Ms. Grey, Second Place-Ms. Dotson, Third Place-Ms. Wilson. These classes wore the most pink on Friday, October 10th. Ms. Grey’s class was rewarded a Donut Breakfast.
• Congratulations Teacher of the Month-Second Grade Teacher Mrs. Jennifer Bell!