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This Just In… For the week of February 25 – March 1, 2013
Congratulations go to Crump Elementary third grade teacher Rodonna Shannon and her class for achieving Master Classroom. Master Classroom status means 90% of students average at or above 90% on all Accelerated Reader quizzes.
Brew Tech’s Medical Academy participated in the Health Occupation Student Organization (HOSA) Leadership Conference. The following students placed in their events: Katelyn Purvis, first place in Veterinarian Medicine; Hannah Vanderhey, first place in Dental Spelling; Lesli Cooper, third place in Biotechnology; and Geordan Stapleton, Brandon Keodouangdy, April Gilbert and Javarus Humpries, second place in Health Education. These students will represent Brew Tech and MPS at the HOSA National Leadership Conference, in Nashville, TN in June. They are sponsored by their medical academy teachers: Diane Young and Niki Duncan.
Kudos go to the following Wilson Elementary students who are Accelerated Reader Achievers. They are: Kaho Yoshida, Morgan Fuller, Lauren Tubbs, and Joseph McMinn, Yolanda Ellis’ class; Jordan Warren, 200 % of goal, Anethia Arnell’s class; Keshawn Mainor, and Gage Allen, 200 % of goal, Heather Adams’ class; Carson Faulk, and Spencer Fain, Melissa Deaton’s class; Devin Coleman, 200 % of goal, and Shaterica Varner, Stacie Rencher’s class; Jessica Lee, Katrina Smith’s class; Mostakim Safat, Laura Trotman’s class; Selene Sublett, Luke Noffsinger, Lana Sexton, Courtney Burt’s class; Maria Estrada, 200 % of goal, Whitney Dyer’s class; Wyatt Haupt, Amelia Sims’ class; Jerniyah Moore-Martin, Jessica Coblentz’s class; Graves Garner, Nathan Barnum, and Skylar Sumlin, Claire McCann’s class; Millie Lopex, Heidi Castell’s class; and Amy Kim, 200% of goal, Jackie Jones’ class.
Congratulations go to Ron Cantey at MacMillan International Academy at McKee’s who was selected as the ABC Winner for February. Mr. Cantey goes Above and Beyond the Call of duty as he keeps the office running smoothly.
Kudos go to students at Lanier High in Tislim Ellis’ classes who for the fifth consecutive year partnered with local retailer, Aeropostle, and donated more than 300 pairs of jeans that will be distributed to homeless teenagers in the Metro Montgomery Area. Mr. Ellis’ students’ contribution is the largest of any other school in the Montgomery Area.
Monday, February 25
Lanier High’s juniors and seniors will participate in an Academic Enhancement BLITZ through March 7 in preparation for the 2013 Alabama High School Graduation Exam. Students from the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta will serve as teacher assistants and peer tutors during the BLITZ. This initiative will culminate with a Jeopardy Competition consisting of eight teams from March 5-7. Montgomery celebrities have been invited to serve as Jeopardy hosts and judges for this event. Chandra Spicer, Kercilda McClarin and LaTonya Whetstone are coordinating this event.
First grade students at Wilson Elementary will go on a field trip to the Let’s Pretend Hospital at Baptist South as a follow-up to their study of the human body.
Forest Avenue Elementary third graders will present “Bottle Buddy” book reports throughout the week. Students will read biographies and autobiographies and create their chosen person out of a two-liter bottle. They will introduce their “buddies” to the class, tell why they are famous and describe the process of creating their buddy.
Third graders at Brewbaker Intermediate will complete a poster project of Famous Black Americans in honor of Black History Month. Phillander Dillard’s fourth grade classes will also complete the poster project.
Pintlala Elementary will celebrate Read Across America Week with guest readers which will include Circuit Judge Calvin Williams, MPS Board member Mary Briers, and Rev. Gary Burton from Pintlala Baptist Church. Parents and family members are invited to read to students in Christ Self’s Pre-K class. In celebration of Read Across America Week, students at Pintlala Elementary will be encouraged to wear pajamas for today’s theme “I am Not Going to Get up Today.” In addition, fifth grade students in Lyn Best’s class will have a Dr. Seuss coloring contest, read and share Dr. Seuss books, and complete other related activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Bellingrath Middle will hold its annual Black History Program in the cafeteria. The art, choral, and band departments will participate. Bellingrath will host Capital Heights Middle in the Black History Scholars’ Bowl at 1 p.m. in the media center.
Garrett Elementary will celebrate Read Across America Week with a character parade with students dressed as their favorite book characters.
First grade students at Highland Gardens Elementary in Grace Davis’ class will study time and measurement.
Dalraida Elementary students will wear crazy socks as they celebrate Read Across America Week. The book of the day is “Fox in Sox.”
Blount Elementary will celebrate Read Across America Week by reading the Readers Oath during morning announcements.
Tuesday, February 26
The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet in a regular monthly board meeting at 5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Central Office, located at 307 S. Decatur Street.
Flowers Elementary will celebrate Read Across America Week and wear pajamas for the theme “I am Not Going to Get Up Day.”
Brewbaker Intermediate will hold a PTA meeting at 6 p.m. They will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a Family Reading Night. Parents and students will be invited to visit the media center for reading, Dr. Seuss Make & Take hat activities and green cupcakes.
Pintlala Elementary will celebrate Read Across America Week with “Green Eggs & Ham Day. Green eggs and ham will be served for breakfast and students are encouraged to wear green.
Bellingrath Middle’s soccer team will host Southlawn Middle at 4 p.m. In addition, the PTSA will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Garrett Elementary will wear crazy hats as they celebrate “Cat in the Hat” Day for Read Across America.
Dalraida Elementary students will wear a hat of their choice with their uniform for Read Across America Week. The book of the day is “Cat in the Hat.”
Blount Elementary students in Janice DeJournette and Pamela Taylor’s PALS classes will go on a virtual field trip to learn about living and working in space. In addition, students will celebrate Read Across America Week and Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) for 30 minutes.
Fifth grade students at Bear Exploration Center in Susan Pharr, Ashley Forster, Shelia Lawson, and Robin Norred’s classes will tour the Coca-Cola Plant from 8:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Carr Middle will host “Moments in Black History” with live reenactments. Students will portray characters that were instrumental in education reform locally and nationwide. Sixth grade students will tour the museum from 8 – 9:30 a.m. in the courtyard. The coordinators for this event are Porscha Echols, Yvette Davis, Roger Burdette, and Porsha Jenkins.
Morningview Elementary will hold its annual bookfair in the media center through March 5.
Wednesday, February 27
Today is “Fox in Socks Day” at Flowers Elementary. Student will wear silly, mismatched socks in celebration of Read Across America Week.
Floyd Middle Magnet will hold a Black History Program celebrating the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality at 10 a.m. Teacher’s door will be decorated using this theme and winners will be announced at the program.
Pintlala Elementary will wear wacky, crazy clothes as they celebrate “Wacky Wednesday” and Read Across America Week.
Fifth grade students at Wilson Elementary will go on a virtual field trip to the Farley Nuclear Plant to get an overview of how the plant works. Students in Kara Crosby’s technology classes are participating in this field trip as a part of Digital Learning Month in Montgomery Public Schools.
Students at Garrett Elementary will wear silly socks for “Fox in Socks” Day which is a part of their Read Across America celebration.
Dalraida Elementary will have a visit from the Cat in the Hat who will read “Green Eggs and Ham” to students in grades K-2 from 2 – 2:30 p.m.
Second grade students at Bear Exploration Center in Stephanie Scoggins, Mary Ellen Lanier, Susan Rief, and Lucretia Franklin’s classes will present the program “It’s a Jungle Out There” at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria.
Carr Middle will host “Moments in Black History” with live reenactments. Students will portray characters that were instrumental in education reform locally and nationwide. Seventh grade students will tour the museum from 8 – 9:30 a.m. in the courtyard. The coordinators for this event are Porscha Echols, Yvette Davis, Roger Burdette, and Porsha Jenkins.
Blount Elementary will have guest readers in celebration of Read Across America Week.
Bellingrath Middle School will host Capital Heights Middle in this year’s Black History Scholars’ Bowl. The competition will be held at 9 p.m. in the media center.
Thursday, February 28
Flowers Elementary will celebrate Read Across America Week and wear something green for today’s theme “Green Eggs and Ham Day.”
Pintlala Elementary students will wear crazy socks for “Fox in Socks” Day in celebration of Read Across America Week.
Second grade classes at MacMillan International Academy at McKee will be visited by Drs. Dunn & Schrieber Orthodontics. A magic show will be presented giving good oral hygiene information to students for Dental Health Month. In addition, MacMillan will celebrate Black History Month with a performance given by third grade classes at 9:30 a.m.
Carver Elementary will hold a PTA meeting at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. The Spring Festival and Spring Dance will be planned. The choir will perform in the auditorium at 7 p.m. In addition, the pre-sales begin today for the yearbook. Jump Rope for Heart forms are due today. Students will jump throughout the day in the teacher’s parking lot.
Bellingrath Middle School's eighth grade students will participate in Law Field Day. Bellingrath Middle’s soccer team will play at Goodwyn Middle at 4 p.m.
Garrett Elementary will hold a Career Day in celebration of “Oh the Places You’ll Go” Day during Read Across America Week.
Highland Gardens Elementary will hold a Black History Assembly for students in grades K-2 at 9 a.m. and grades 3-5 at 1 p.m. In addition, February birthdays will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Fourth graders will present their “Alabama in the War” history projects to the class.
Lee High’s Fine Arts Department will present “From Africa to America…The Celebration of a People” in the auditorium for grades 11-12 from 9:25 – 10:20 a.m. and grades 9-10 from 1:10 – 1:50 p.m.
Dalraida Elementary will celebrate Read Across America Week and students may dress in a red or blue shirt with blue jeans. The book of the day is “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.”
Fourth grade students at Bear Exploration Center in Kris White, Katie Blair, Amy Marshall, and Lindsey Norred’s classes will participate in a Tour of Montgomery from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Carr Middle will host “Moments in Black History” with live reenactments. Students will portray characters that were instrumental in education reform locally and nationwide. Eighth grade students will tour the museum from 8 – 9:30 a.m. in the courtyard. The coordinators for this event are Porscha Echols, Yvette Davis, Roger Burdette, and Porsha Jenkins.
Blount Elementary will celebrate Read Across America Week with “Silly Hat” Day.
Friday, March 1
McKee Pre-K Center will hold a system-wide field trip for all Pre-K students to participate in the Seussville Extravaganza from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Students will participate in various activities in a carnival-like setting. Parents are invited to attend the event.
King Elementary will celebrate Read Across American and Dr. Seuss’ birthday with guest readers in each homeroom class. Students, faculty and staff will wear their wackiest socks. Birthday cake will be served during lunch.
Flowers Elementary will celebrate Read Across America Week with a Character Parade. Students will dress as their favorite book character.
Pintlala Elementary will celebrate “Cat in the Hat” Day. Students will wear red, white and black to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. A birthday celebration with a party and book parade will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Southlawn Elementary Pre-K students in Anita McCants’ class will attend a Seussville Extravaganza at McKee’s Pre-K Center at 10 a.m.
Third grade students at Forest Avenue Elementary will host the kindergarteners for Read Across America Day in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Kindergarteners will rotate to four stations where they will enjoy books, games and activities. Each student will receive a bookmark and a pencil. Third graders will teach the younger students at each station. In addition, a Read Across America Day celebration will be held in the media center at 2 p.m. in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. First Baptist Church minister of music, Ed Cleveland, will be the guest reader.
MacMillan International Academy at McKee students will celebrate their Accelerated Reader accomplishment with a party.
Students at Garrett Elementary will wear their Dr. Seuss T-shirts with jeans and participate in a birthday party for Dr. Seuss.
Dannelly Elementary will celebrate Read Across America with guest readers from the Montgomery HOG Chapter #0046 Motorcycle Club that will read Dr. Seuss books to students from 9 - 10 a.m.
Dalraida Elementary will celebrate Read Across America Week and students can dress like their favorite book character. They must carry the book with them as they participate in the Character Parade at 2:15. The class with the most participation will enjoy watching a video of The Sneetches and enjoying treats sponsored by the Panther Pride Association (PPA) from 1:30 – 2 p.m. The PPA will announce the winners of the Hot Air Balloon Writing Contest. There will be one winner for grades K-2 and one for grades 3-5.
Carr Middle will host “Moments in Black History” with live reenactments. Students will portray characters that were instrumental in education reform locally and nationwide. The museum will be open to the community from 10 – 10:30 a.m. The coordinators for this event are Porscha Echols, Yvette Davis, Roger Burdette, and Porsha Jenkins.
Highland Avenue Elementary staff will wear Read Across America shirts. Community leader will read in all classrooms during Read Across America Week.
Blount Elementary will hold a Character Parade at 9:30 a.m. in celebration of Read Across America .
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