"This Just In..." for MPS parents - Dec. 10-14 | Families
This Just In…
For the week of December 10-14, 2012
Congratulations go to Highland Gardens Elementary teacher Toni Johnson who was selected as the school's "Teacher of the Year." Teachers Tiffany Carnell and Natasha Holcombe and parents Skylar Holycross and Tiffany Postma were selected ABC Award winners for December. Also, the dance, step and spirit teams will participate in the City's Christmas Parade.
Congratulations go to the following third grade students at Johnson Elementary who met their Accelerated Reading goals for the second nine weeks. They are: Koatrice Curry's homeroom, Za'Keria Bryant, Antonio Flake, and Jerikiah Lovett; Sheryl McCaster's homeroom, DaQuerious Hunt; Takeya Parham's homeroom, Azhane Parker and Cameron Lassic; Quanda Robinson's homeroom, Johnathan Brown, Nekhari Hayes, Leah Richardson, and Zykeria Rollins; and ShanithaTurner's homeroom, Zycaria Poullard and Tyjee Smith.
The "Little Buddies" from Dannelly Elementary would like to thank their "Big Buddies" from Montgomery Academy for going on a field trip with them to Camp Grandview.
McKee Pre-K received a $1,000 donation from Senator Quinton Ross. The funds will be used for student incentives, office supplies, school maintenance, and faculty-staff recognitions.
Kudos go to BrewTech Magnet High art students Nautia Sparks, Jakobi James, and Doug Brown whose ornaments won first, second, and third place respectively in the 2012 Careers at Christmas Contest. Britanny Tran, Bailey Klepac, Adagio Glover, Kristen Butler, Serena Thidasongsavanh, Sara Brown, Luis Sarmiento and Autumn Macon also entered ornaments in the contest. Career Tech also held a Christmas Card Contest. Breonna Redd, a senior in the Advertising Design Technology Academy was the overall winner. Her card will be distributed throughout the system by the Career Technical department to wish all a Merry Christmas.
Congratulations go to Jeff Davis High teachers Kimberly Copeland, Tiffany Parhams, Kwanza Thomas and Kenisha Young who were selected as "Teachers of the Month."
Congratulations go to third grade students at Crump Elementary in Rodonna Shannon's class for achieving Model Classroom with Renaissance Learning. Every student met their goals for the second nine weeks.
Kudos go to the Carver Elementary choir for its performance at the downtown library.
Kudos go to second grade students at Vaughn Road Elementary in Cindy Price's class for their participation in the Farm City Poster Contest. Quamarious Johnson won first place; Tatyana Ashley, second place; Ashlyn Pace, third place; and Kylei Dailey won honorable mention.
Second grade students at Flowers Elementary in Nancy Miller's class made ornaments to adorn the Christmas trees in the Hill House of the Governor's Mansion. They were also invited to tour the Mansion and John Hill House.
BrewTech Magnet High Key Club held an Iron Bowl fundraiser and donated 310 pounds of food to the Montgomery Area Food Bank in conjunction with "Kids Helping Seniors." The club is sponsored by Lori Kerr and Carol Walters.
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.
Monday, December 10
BrewTech Magnet High will raise money to provide books for children of prison inmates.
Dannelly Elementary students will make Christmas cards to send to the residents of the Bill Nichols Veterans Home.
Third grade classes at Chisholm Elementary in Shelia Riley, Alice Nettles, and Michele Jackson's classes will go on a field trip to the MPS Arboretum.
Bear Exploration Center will hold its monthly Discovery Club meetings.
Students in the PALS classes at Flowers Elementary will attend the annual "Have a Heart" Christmas party at the Shriners' Temple from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kindergarten students at Halcyon Elementary will study the letter "J." Students will participate in jellybean activities. They will also learn about healthy foods.
Tuesday, December 11
The Montgomery County Board of Education will hold a work session at 12:30 p.m. in the Central Office auditorium located at 307 S. Decatur Street. A Combined Board meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m.
Students in kindergarten, second and fourth grades at Garrett Elementary will host "Dining with Dad." Dads are encouraged to have lunch with their child.
Music students in grades 3-5 at Chisholm Elementary will present a holiday program at 6 p.m.
Brewbaker Primary will hold a Parent Meeting "The Tests We Take" at 10 a.m. in the media center. Door prizes will be given away. All parents are encouraged to attend. Various instructional coaches and teachers will facilitate the meeting.
Second grade students at Vaughn Road Elementary will perform a Christmas program during the PTA meeting at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12
Lee High's Jobs for Alabama's Graduates (JAG) will sponsor its annual "Share the Love" event in an effort to feed the hungry during this holiday season. Each homeroom is encouraged to donate at least $1.95 which will provide one holiday dinner at Faith Rescue Mission. Last year, Lee donated over $570 which covered the cost of almost 300 meals on Christmas Day.
Fourth grade students at Bear Exploration Center in Kris White, Katie Blair, Amy Marshall, and Lindsey Norred's classes will go on a field trip to the Alabama Department of Archives and History from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 13
Students in grades 3-5 at Garrett Elementary will host "Dining with Dads." Dads are encouraged to have lunch with their child.
Second grade students at Flowers Elementary will be visited by the Talking Tree sponsored by the Montgomery Clean City Commission.
Second grade students at Vaughn Road Elementary will go on a field trip to see "The Nutcracker" at the Davis Theater.
Carver Elementary's Nutrition Advisory Council Club (NAC) will sponsor its annual Christmas Lunch. Parents are invited to enjoy lunch and performances by various arts areas.
First grade students at Morningview Elementary will go on a field trip to the Christmas Tree Farm.
Friday, December 14
Today is Alabama Day. One hundred fifty fourth grade students from Montgomery Public Schools will join First Lady Mrs. Dianne Bentley, at the Alabama Department of Archives and History to celebrate Alabama's birthday. Students will begin their day at 9:30 a.m. by touring museum exhibits at the Archives, participating in history-based arts activities, and singing the state song, Alabama. Alabama's first Constitution 1819 will be on display.
Students in grades 3-5 at Garrett Elementary will go on a field trip to Looney's Skating Rink.
Kindergarten students at Flowers Elementary will participate in a "Jolly Jog" as they study the letter "J." Students will wear jogging suits and jog along a path looking for pictures and objects that begin with the letter "J."
The U.S. Army's Multi-Experience Vehicle (MEVIII) will visit Lee High from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., to give Jobs for Alabama's Graduates (JAG) students an opportunity to explore exciting career paths. This specially designed tractor trailer features the latest in high-tech simulators that give students an up-close and personal look at cutting edge technology and military careers awaiting high school graduates.
First grade students at Bear Exploration Center in Melanie Smith, Roni Roy, Tammie Carnes, and Toni Taite's classes will perform their Christmas Musical, Around the World at Christmas Time at 9:15 a.m. in the cafeteria. The program is under the direction of music teacher Beverly Fain.
Fifth grade students at Carver Elementary will attend the performance of "The Nutcracker" at the Davis Theater at 9:30 a.m.
Kindergarten students at Halcyon Elementary will participate in "Polar Express Day." Students will participate in crafts and various activities.
Third grade students at Morningview Elementary will go on a field trip to see "The Nutcracker."
Lee High's Theatre Arts Department will present A Raisin in the Sun at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is $6. The play will be directed by Michelle Summers-Hines.
Saturday, December 15
Carver Elementary's choir will perform at the "Dream in December" event at the corner of Commerce and Tallapoosa streets at 6 p.m.
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