Tiger Talk

Volume 1, Edition 4

Caught Being the One

As you know, this year's theme is "Be the One." Students are encouraged to be the one in their families, in life, and with each other. Recently, several students were recognized as "Caught Being the One." We are proud of these recipients and look forward to students always being the one for others, even if they are not formally recognized.
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Please Join Us As We Celebrate 20 Years

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Fundraiser Updates and Winners

Thank you for your help with our recent candy bar fundraiser. We made over $4,300.00! That amount will go a long way in paying our copier costs. There are still a few students who have not turned in money. Please take care of this matter as soon as possible. Congratulations to Mrs. Long's homeroom. They were the top selling homeroom. The individual winner will be announced on Monday. We appreciate your support!

Mine 21 Documentary Screening

Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 6pm

1 Butterfly Lane

Whitwell, TN

This is a free event for the public and will take place in the auditorium. After the screening, Mr. J.T. Shadrick and other volunteers from the Marion County Coal Miners Museum will be available to answer questions.

First Nine Weeks Honor Roll and Principal's List

Honor Roll

5th Grade

Timothy Bryant

Abby Campbell

Charlee Casseday

Zarah Davis

Jagger Gilliam

Spencer Layne

Wesley Levan

Gunner Lockhart

Millie Roberts

Abigail Robinson

Jacob Scott

Jacob Willis


6th Grade

Madison Avans

Kasie Britton

Cody Brown

Emma Campbell

Keyerrah Davis

Jackie Guy

Raegan Hanshew

Luke Harvey

Norah Henry

Jaded Hernandez

Anna Belle Hillis

Ava Holder

Landon Holtcamp

Luke Lankster

Ely Layne

Joy Miller

Trey Nunley

Julian Pedigo

Emma Ramsey

Dalton Sexton

Lexi Shadrick

Shaylee Young


7th Grade

Gracie Andregg

Katie Bracken

Kirsten Brown

Joshua Caldwell

Sarah French

Sash George

Maddy Hickman

Jayden Hicks

Stormie McNabb

Whitny Merritt

Owen Nelson

Mallory O’Neal

Leif Osmundsen

Emily Perry

Kaylin Privett

Alyssa Plachy

Mattie Rogers

Madison Rummage

Brian Sanders

Hailey J. Shirley

Rylie Smith

Kailee Yarber


8th Grade

Addison Beason

Abbey Blevins

Trent Campbell

Adrianna Elledge

Kaylynn Gallagher

Chloe Gholston

Alexius Johnson

Emily Knight

McKinley Layne

Caleb Lewis

Chance Littleton

Jayden McCurry

Brooklyn McFalls

Keiley Merritt

Natalie Nunley

Wesley Nunley

William Ramsey

Alex Smith

Jaron Turner

Branson White

Grace White


Principal’s List

5th Grade

Boe Cannon

Kenslie McFalls

Luke Nunley

Hailee Scissom

Connor Staley

Cali White


6th Grade

Brandon Easterly

Ella Grace Harvey

Madisyn Kilgore

McKaine Layne

Stephanie Miller

Madison Newfer

Carlee Rogers

Callie Williams


7th Grade

Zoyee Anderson

Kirk Antal

Aubrey Blevins

Malayna Bull

Alana Camp

Roscoe Cantrell

Hunter Cookston

Morgan Glaser

Gavin Grimes

Layla Holder

Eli Holland

Emma Kilgore

Brooke Long

Mollie Rogers

Kaitlyn Ruth

Ramsey West


8th Grade

Jessica Baker

Ava Layne

Ryan Levan

Sarah Miller

Grace Moore

Leah Rollins

October Library Stats

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Visit from Holocaust Survivor

On Monday, November 5, Mrs. Marian Lazan, Holocaust survivor and author of Four Perfect Pebbles, visited our school. She shared her inspirational story with our student body. Highlights from her message included the following:


  • We must respect the differences of others and build bridges.
  • Check in with your moms and dads daily.
  • Do not follow a leader without knowing his/her intentions.
  • Do not judge.
  • Respect the rights of others.
  • Be kind, respectful, and good to one another. These are the basis for peace.
  • No one is spared adversity and hardships. With faith and hope, we can persevere.
  • Do not take education for granted.
  • Do not embarrass your friends.
  • Do not take freedom for granted.

Israel Trip Highlights with Photo Gallery

Dr. Holtcamp, Ms. Roberts, and Mr. Smith (WES Principal) recently accompanied three students on a trip to Israel. While there, they visit Yad Vashem and met the author of I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust, Livia Bitton-Jackson.
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5th Grade Field Trip

Our fifth grade students recently visited UTC on a field trip where they participated in the College Knowledge program. Some of the fun activities included:
  • Introductory activities to 3-D printing and computer coding at the Challenger Center.

  • The opportunity to tour a UTC model residence hall.

  • Activities with UTC student-athletes and interaction with UTC students.

  • A kid-friendly admissions presentation (what it takes to get to and succeed in college)

25% Goal AR Trip

Congratulations to all students who met with 25% AR goal for the year. They worked hard and earned a trip to Foster Falls. Not only was the scenery beautiful, but it gave students a chance to enjoy physical activity. Looking forward to our 50% Reward Trip. Happy Reading!


If you have google photos, you can view more photos using the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/7BRdLKCiK1E3hxwQ7

Box Tops for Education

Please remember to send your box tops to school. They only have to be clipped and sent to school. There is a collection box in the office.
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