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This Just In…
For the week of November 19 – 23, 2012
Congratulations go to Carver High’s Concert Choir who received first place in the Spirit of Festival Award Division One at the 2012 Cultural Arts Center’s Fall Choral Festival. The Chamber Singers received second place in the same event. Both choirs are directed by Henry Terry. Baldwin Arts and Academic Magnet’s Girls Chorus received first place in Division Four, and the Baldwin Madrigals received second place in Division Five. They are directed by Mike Spivey.
Kudos go to Jeff Davis seniors Jasmine Glover and Jeremy Constant for being named Best All around Seniors.
Congratulations go to Brewbaker Middle Coach Connie Thomas who is the recipient of the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (ASAHPERD) Honor Award. Also, congratulations go to the 2012 National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Week Poster Contest winners. Honorable mention winners are Reginald Fisher, Jr., Kaylin Savager, Jereme Robinson and Destini Williams. Their teachers are Kenyeaetta McKinney and Keri Patrick.
Kudos go to Johnson Elementary’s students and staff for raising $1,125 for United Way.
Sixty-three Booker T. Washington Magnet High students competed at the District Trumbauer Theatre Festival. BTW won superior rating in 40 events and these students will advance to the State Trumbauer Competition. Some students entered duet events and two categories. The following students received superior ratings. They are: Ryan Ahrendt, Amber Bird, Neeley Boston, Rachel Boutwell, Emily Broome, Alexa Bourgeois, Emanuel Castro, Bailey Duos, Jackie Floyd, Kelsey Glyn, Alyssa Green, Ariel Harris, Chelsea Jackson, Harper Johnson, Amber Johnson, Amber Hayes, L’Debra Henderson, Michael Loman (Michael won highest score for both Solo Comedic Musical Male and Solo Dramatic Musical Male), Jake Luckie, Jackson Massey, Kayla McCants, Yakema McIntosh, Michael McKitt, Macy Mims, Kezie Moore, Kiara Owens, Elizabeth Neese, Rita Person-Daley, Molly Ratliff, Tyra Robinson, Elaina Samelo, Kiana Scott, Kayla Summerlin, Qasim Tajuddin, Amanda Taylor, Anna Beth Taylor, Celina Towns, Darunda Wilkins, Josh Williams, and Tylar Woods. The following students received excellent ratings. They are: Delia Brady, Jimia Brown, Jamyla Burkes, Akelah Carter, Emanuel Castro, Jayla Coleman, Brandon Collins, Mariah Fleming, Kembria Gilbert, Kathryn Gosselin, Alyssa Green, Portia Hunt, Cannon Hyche, Bailey Johnson, Retsat Kromtit, Jeffrey Lewis, Hannah Littleton, Ashley Mathis, Peyton McCracken, Jame Oranika, Ricki Simmons, Kayla Summerlin, Qasim Tajuddin, Celina Towns, Claire Wells, Jade Williams, Jesmelia Williams, Josh Williams, Lauryn Ware, and Darunda Wilkins.
Kudos go to Brewbaker Technology Magnet High for holding a mock 2012 Presidential election and exemplifying civic duty.
Forest Avenue Elementary recently participated in “Make a Difference Day” by volunteering hundreds of hours of their weekend at various locations. They reported their activities and shared pictures of their service projects. A collage of pictures can be found in the school hallway.
Kudos go to Vaughn Road Elementary teacher Cindy Price whose entire class reached their Accelerated Reader goals. This class is now a Model Classroom with Accelerated Reader and working on becoming a Master Classroom.
Congratulations go to Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet student Nyla Harris who was named the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year from Easter Seals. At her 11th birthday celebration, instead of birthday gifts she asked for a donation of $5 or a puzzle to be given to Easter Seals in honor of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Nyla was able to raise almost $900 and donate 32 puzzles.
Brewbaker Intermediate would like to thank Angela Covington, mother of Rigoberto Ceballos in Katina Timmons’ fourth grade, and Makasha Dorsey, mother of Justin Dorsey in Heather Garrett’s third grade, for volunteering during the fall festival.
Congratulations go to students at Catoma Elementary in Loree Fulton and Victoria Reese’s classes who earned Model Classroom through Accelerated Reader.
Have a Heart 4 Children will sponsor a holiday toy and school supply drive to benefit special needs students in Montgomery Public Schools and surrounding areas. Items needed include crayons, coloring books, tennis balls, puzzles, wet wipes, paper towels, toiletries and games. To donate, contact director Earnestine Woods at (334) 561-6363 or (334) 284-7433.
The Alabama Book Festival invites students in grades 9-12 to participate in the second annual Student Readers Group. This program selects one Alabama –related book per year for student participants to read prior to meeting the author and discussing the book at the festival on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Montgomery’s Old Alabama Town. The group seeks to engage high school and college students in Alabama’s culture, literature, and history by encouraging the reading of books, either nonfiction, fiction, or poetry, that connect to or discuss the realities of living in the state. This year’s selection is The Poet of Tolstoy Park by Sonny Brewer. There is no fee for participating, but students must obtain their own copies of the book. Teachers are encouraged to involve their classes in this program. For more information, contact Foster Dickson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Alabama Book Festival, go to www.alabamabookfestival.com.
The 2012 Capital City Christmas Parade will be held Friday, December 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. The deadline to turn in entry forms is Wednesday, November 28, 2012. For more information about the event, contact Carol Gunter, City of Montgomery Public Relations Officer (334) 625-2725. Applications are available on the MPS Intranet.
Monday, November 19
Hayneville Road Acceleration Academy will work on a community service project through the Thanksgiving break. As part of their citizens and the community studies, seventh graders will organize, publicize and collect food for the Montgomery Area Food Bank. Service work in the community is one of the responsibilities students will learn about in the unit. They will read about poverty in America and understand what groups in our country struggle the most to obtain nutritious, affordable groceries. Students will write about putting themselves in the place of someone who may struggle with hunger to better understand the importance of giving to the community, as well as the works of non-profit groups like the Montgomery Area Food Bank. This is the second year the civics classes have participated in this community service.
Johnson Elementary Jaguar PEARLS will partner with the Montgomery Area Food Bank with their “Kids Helping Seniors” Initiative. They will accept donations of rice through November 30.
Kindergarten students at Halcyon Elementary will review letters and complete Thanksgiving activities.
Pintlala Elementary students in Barbara Bosarge’s guidance classes will write and illustrate essays entitled “I’m Thankful for…”
Tuesday, November 20
Pintlala Elementary students in Terri Leonard’s class will go on a field trip to the Alabama Nature Center in Millbrook.
Dannelly Elementary will hold a “Pint Size Hero” blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Southeast YMCA gym located next door to the school. Each donor will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card. A special prize will be given for each student who has an adult donate in their name. A picture ID is required to donate. Please contact the school office to sign up or go online to www.redcrossblood.org and select code Dannelly School.
Fifth grade students at Brewbaker Intermediate in Veronica Stinson’s class will complete log cabin projects in social studies to show cultural group settlements of the Middle Atlantic Colony. Students also will learn how Pilgrims built log cabins for shelter in the colonial days.
Wednesday, November 21
Montgomery Public Schools and central offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays today through Friday, November 23, 2012.
This Just In…is a weekly publication of the MPS Communication Office. Events are submitted to the Communication Office by schools and are subject to change.
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