Wondering about those Wildcats
Updates and information about our Silliman Wildcats
Silliman's First Newsletter!
- PreK2/3 will be closed on October 18th for Homecoming parade!
- Homecoming Dance is on October 19th!
- Annual Fall Fest will be on October 29th at 5:00pm!
From the Principal's Desk
Happy fall! With the beginning of October comes the cooler weather that our athletes have long waited for. The month of October brings many activities at Silliman. Homecoming week activities will begin on October 17th with a school pep rally at 2:00. The following day, will be the Homecoming Parade beginning at 10:15 a.m. followed by the Homecoming Game at 7pm against Hinds County. The Homecoming Dance will be on that Saturday night from 8:00–11:00 pm.
On the academic side, the end of the first nine-weeks is on October 10th. The following day, parents will be granted access to their child’s report card on RenWeb. Please review the report card(s) with your child, and discuss ways to improve for the next nine-weeks. If you wish to discuss grades or strategies for improvement, you can request a teacher conference by emailing the teacher or by calling our administrative office. - Mr. Lemoine
The Silliman Lady Wildcats softball team has 29 wins and 9 losses so far. They have had many highlights this year. Alainna Weaver went 5 for 5 in a game against ACCS. Shelby Morris has led the team in stolen bases this year. Kameran Kent hit her first homerun against Centreville Academy turning into a grand slam. Cayley Pelt has driven in many run this year helping her team score the points they need to win along with her 2 home runs. Loren Higginbotham hit 2 homeruns in one night. Anna Ciame has hit 7 home runs overall. Kensley Lantrip hit her first homerun at ACCS. Camryn Sibley pitched a shutout against Porter’s Chapel. Jessica Davidson went 2 for 2 at the plate against Winona Academy. The Lady Wildcats rounded out with fourth place in South State. The Wildcats played in the State Championship in Magee and went 4 and 2 in the tournament for a 4th place finish. - by Camryn Sibley
Friday Night Lights
The newest addition to our Friday night football games is our student section! It was started by Willy the Wildcat at the senior night game. The theme was "tacky tourist" and Caroline Hunt won the most spirited award! The awards are given by Willy the Wildcat sometime during the game to the students with the most school spirit. The student section is for all ages, so everyone come out and support your Wildcats!
The Wildcats Cross Country team is off to a great start. They have had 2 district cross country meets. They will have another meet this Saturday. They have been working very hard. They practice every day after school or 7th hour. So if you see a horde of kids running on the streets, there isn’t a walk-out organized by the students; it’s just practice. There has been a significant change in the amount of JV kids who signed up for cross country. It may be because the little kids saw the leadership of our previous cross country captain Peyton “Pey Pey” Bickham, who is now serving bravely for the United States Air Force. One person who showed up big for the Wildcats was Katie Ryan. She placed 10th last meet for the JV.
The team also participated in the St. Jude Run in Baton Rouge, LA. They were especially excited to get to run with Emma Rogillio, who was at St. Jude in treatment at this same time last year. The team all participated and ran the 5K . - by JoAnna Cornette
Wildcats on Display
The 9th grade Health class had the opportunity to take a CPR class with Officer Paul Payne. He brought the mannequin into class and instructed the students how and why they should use this life-saving procedure. Students were instructed to secure the scene, clear the airway, and then to begin the actual compress and breathe procedure.. Students were allowed to work with the mannequin and were surprised that even the smallest girl could make a difference. Mr Paul instructed them in the different techniques for using CPR on an infant, a toddler and an adult; and made it clear that they should also call 911. It was a very interesting and worthwhile experience and the students were grateful for this time with Officer Paul.
Court: Kendall Milton, Caroline Hunt, Loren Higginbotham, Victoria Dooley, Hattie Hornsby, Jewel Peters, and Jillian Stringer
Crown Bearers: William Barnes and Parker Riley Behrnes