Wondering about those Wildcats

Updates and information about our Silliman Wildcats

Silliman's First Newsletter!

This is Silliman's first online newsletter! Silliman's Publications Class will be working with the administration to produce this newsletter. We plan to include any events or hot topics going around our campus. If you have any suggestions on what we should include, please let us know.

October's Events!

  • 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!

New Faces

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

Joseph's Bench

The elementary received a bench built by David Dart and the wood donated by Barnes Lumber. It was donated and dedicated in memory of Joseph Hemba. His fourth grade class attended the dedication, and they all signed their names on the back of the bench in honor of his memory.
4th graders pose with the memorial bench.

Silliman Sports

Silliman Softball

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

FOOTBALL: This month of Silliman Football has been complicated to say the least. On September 6 the Wildcats played Centreville, which was a tough game. Our first quarter score we were down 0-6. But the Wildcats came back strong in the second quarter finishing with a 8-6 lead. The team was strong on defense and even better on offense. We finished the game with a 36-6 win. The next game the Wildcats took on Parklane Academy, whose smallest lineman was 6'2" and 260 pounds. They were big. Parklane scored on the first drive. We kept our chins up and kept fighting. The half-time score was 8-0. We came really close to beating Parklane, but a few minor mistakes caused us to finish with a score of 21-14. We were 2-1 heading into our next game against Oak Forest. We came in ready and hyped. We forced a fumble on the first drive and then we got a safety. We tried our best but we finished the game with a loss 34-0. The next game we played against Columbia Cougars. We had a really good game this week. The Cougars started out of the gate pretty hot, returning a kickoff. But we kept the faith and we did our jobs. We ended the quarter beating them by 25. We came out after halftime ready to blow them out. And of course we did just that. With Brock Berthelot, Jack Jackson, and the entire offensive line giving Brock time, we ended the game 65-34. Last week, the Wildcats took on ACCS and shut them out. The Wildcats are 4-2. - Commentary by Tyler Archuleta

Silliman Cheer

September was a busy month for the varsity cheer team! In preparation for our Disney World trip in December for the Citrus Bowl, we have a lot of fundraisers. September 8th, we stood outside of the Canes in Zachary to raise some of that money. Our upcoming fundraiser is a golf tournament at Oak Lake on October 25. If anyone would like to donate or help sponsor, please contact Mrs. Wendy Elbourne or ask one of our cheerleaders. We are also doing a football board for the LSU vs. Alabama game, and anyone can purchase a $10 square for that. We performed at 4 pep rallies so far this year and every halftime for the games, and we are so excited for the rest of this season! -commentary by Victoria Dooley

Dance Team

This year has started with a bang. The dance team is continually showing their great dance routines and entertaining us at pep rallies and games. They are in the process of having fund- raisers preparing for their trip to the National Dance Team Competition at Disney in February.

Student Spirit

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!

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Pep Rally

Our pep rallies are bigger and better than ever. We have enjoyed Bella Dart as our commentator this year and Justin Pace, who leads us out. A welcomed addition to our pep rally includes the Alma Mater at the end of the day.

Cross Country

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

Budding Artist

Cael Arnette is submitting his artwork in a contest for the District MAIS multi-media Elementary Competition. Congratuations!

Bugging Out

Ms. Law's 4th grade students are studying a unit on insects and one of her students, WIlliam Guidry, brought a hornet's nest to class. The students observed the construction and the habits of that insect.
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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.

Cell Project

Ms. Cornette's 7th grade Life Science class created animal and plant cells out of different materials for a project in class. The colors and creativity that were displayed are museum worthy. Great Job 7th grade.


Homecoming Court

Escorts: Holt McNabb, Tyler Archuleta, Nathan Mock, Justin Pace, Justiss Patin, Brock Berthelot, and Jack Jackson

Court: Kendall Milton, Caroline Hunt, Loren Higginbotham, Victoria Dooley, Hattie Hornsby, Jewel Peters, and Jillian Stringer

Crown Bearers: William Barnes and Parker Riley Behrnes

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