This just in...this week in MPS schools | Events
“Library Card Sign Up Month”
Congratulations go to LAMP student Steven Porterfield who recently received the Boy Scout’s Eagle Scout Award. He became a scout as an elementary student at Blount and has worked hard over the past eight years to achieve this goal. Steven’s project was beautifying the garden at Garrett Elementary School. He raised $1500 and was assisted by other scouts to plant new bushes, build vegetable garden boxes and purchase and cement a new lunch table for the court yard. He is with Troop 8 and is currently in 9th grade at LAMP.
Halcyon Elementary Physical Education teachers Anne Owen and Audrey Gillis were recently rewarded $300 for their participation in the Alabama Sports Foundation's 4th Annual Wee Fit Challenge.
Kudos go to Highland Garden fifth grade teacher Rashanda Roger French recently received WSFA’s Class Act Award.
Kudos go to Dena Moncrief and Floyd Middle Magnet’s Technology Students Association which received the Chapter Excellence award during the 2013 National TSA Conference this summer. More than 5,500 people attended the event which was held from June 28 through July 2 at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Middle and high school students competed in more than 60 competitive events based on principles and concepts learned through projects during the school year in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The conference celebrated the contributions of advancing technology in our society and TSA’s 35th anniversary with the theme “A Tradition of Excellence.”
Congratulations go to Lanier High career tech teacher Senitha Barnett who was recently awarded a distinguished fellowship to attend the Graduate Program of the New York Stock Exchange Euronext Teachers' Workshop. The workshop took place July 30 to August 2, 2013 in New York City. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Teachers’ Workshop Fellowship Program is a highly competitive program. Ms. Barnett was one of 48 teachers selected from across the United States. The Teachers’ Workshop is designed to help educators teach students about the financial marketplace and its importance in their lives and the global economy. It provides educators with an understanding of the capital raising process and NYSE trading platforms. The Teachers’ Workshop also increases teachers' ability to include the financial markets across curriculum disciplines and include support materials for classroom instruction.
Bellingrath Middle School Behavior Interventionist Denise Whittle recently received the School Safety Advocacy Council’s 2013 National Exemplary Bully Prevention Program Award during the organization’s National Bullying Conference in Orlando. The award recognizes the ongoing programs and creative activities Mrs. Whittle has put in place at Bellingrath to educate students about bullying, the importance of reporting bullying, and what they can do to help themselves and others.
The Montgomery Lions Club recently sponsored BTW Magnet High students Joshua Craig and Ayanna Dickerson to attend the Lions Club’s Alabama Leadership Forum this summer. The forum provides leadership development activities for students who are members of the organization’s LEO clubs which are active in schools across the state. Out of 170 participants, Joshua were named the number one male in the state and as a result received a $1,000 college scholarship from the Lions.
This summer, McKee Middle students Devin Chappell, Kendal Hawkins and Makayla Harriscompeted against students from 17 states to capture third place in the bottle rocket event during the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering’s STEM Competition, which was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and led by Tuskegee University. Students from across the nation competed in a variety of divisions including robotics, constructing box cars, rockets, computer games and other engineering applications. To get to the national finals, students have to earn first place at state or regional (SECME) competitions. Their teachers and team advisors were Jennifer Julius, Jessica Leonard andKaren Davis. They students are now freshmen at Lanier.
Georgia Washington Middle School Business Technology Applications student Terrance Moorer has been named the “Star Student of the Week.” Terrance is in the eighth grade and currently type 60 words per minute. His teacher is Mrs. Forbes-Johnson.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and through September 30, all students at Floyd Elementary who do not already have a public library card, will complete a form to receive one. The activity is being coordinated by school librarian Cynthia Sankey.
Carver High School and Jeff Davis High School libraries will compete for bragging rights to determine which school library will have the most books checked out by students during Library Card Sign-Up Month.
Students at T.S. Morris Elementary School will celebrate Grandparent's Day on during their lunch period. All grandparents are invited to eat lunch with their grandchildren.
Floyd Elementary School will hold its first PTA General Business Meeting at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Continental Societies, Inc., a non-profit international public service organization, will talk to parents about academic programs and services they offer to help struggling students.
Vaughn Road Elementary will begin its cookie dough fundraiser this week.
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold a second Budget Hearing for the proposed 2013-2014 budget at noon in the auditorium of the Central Office, 307 S. Decatur Street. The hearing will be immediately followed by the regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Lee High ROTC will hold its annual September 11 Flag Ceremony & Tribute to the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks at 8:30 a.m. This moving tribute includes performances by the Coral- Lees and presentations by members of the military community.
Bear Exploration Center fifth grade teachers Susan Pharr and Ashley Forster’s classes will visit the Hyundai Plant from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Loveless Academic Magnet Program will announce its National Merit Semifinalists during a news conference and reception at 12:30 p.m. in the LAMP library.