May 10, 2019
Spotlight on Madison County Schools
The HGHS Seniors came to say goodbye, and to celebrate their graduation, with our elementary kiddos and their teachers. They gave some good advice about preparing for their futures.
Thanks to the P.E. Staff
Coach Erica Dodd, Amy Atkins, and Susan Stubbs teach higher-order thinking skills, using physical education, to motivate and engage all learners. They also go above and beyond, planning field day, our school-wide fundraiser Color Run, and generally assisting with anything we need at The Green. Thank you, to our PE staff! We appreciate and love you!
Our incredible art teacher, Mrs. Yant, and our young artists at HGES presented unique and interesting artwork at The Panoply Festival of Arts in Huntsville. It’s a great deal of work for Mrs. Yant, but worth it to see the final pieces created by proud, creative students. Thank you, Mrs. Yant for all you do make Panoply possible for our students.
School Principal Day!
FlexFactor Presentations at US Space and Rocket Center
HGHS celebrated our seniors who received CCR credentials at our annual CCR Senior Sweepstakes Picnic. We are currently at 92% of our seniors who have obtained CCR credentials. We had a fun day celebrating and announced our grand prize winners at the picnic.
Dr. Headen Makes Acting Debut!
Trojan Walk at LFES
The students and faculty at Lynn Fanning would like to thank all the Hazel Green High School students who attended LFES for coming back to share their success! Everyone enjoyed seeing the “big kids” in their caps and gowns and congratulating them on their graduation. Mrs. Plant, who was the principal when these graduates attended LFES, came back to congratulate the students too!!
LFES Has Talent!!
On May 2, many students at Lynn Fanning shared their talents with hundreds of spectators at the LFES Has Talent Show! Talents ranged from dancing, singing, martial arts, twirling, hula hooping, magic and much more! We are so proud to have such talented students!
Congratulations to Nathan Curry. He performed as 2nd chair Middle School All-State clarinetist. We are so proud of him!
Congratulations to our robotics team for making it to the elimination round for the 1st time at Worlds!
Girls On The Run Club
Warrior Power Race Team
Our Warrior Power racing team competed in another race at the end of April that was held at Milton Frank Stadium. We are so proud of the effort of this team. Thank you to Mrs. Petty for all that she has done to help them all year.
We were so excited to see former Lynn Fanning students come by the Mill as part of the #TrojanWalk 2019. It made teachers smile to see former students and encouraged current students to do their best.
Pre-Kindergarten has been studying about the life cycle of the butterfly. They released their butterflies the other day. What a great hands-on experience for our students.
Mrs. Reid’s class had a great time reviewing for their upcoming tests by participating in glow games in their classroom. This room transformation really kept the students engaged.
VR Lab focus of News Story
Central School was recently recognized on Channel 31 for the use of the Virtual Reality Lab. Mrs. Morgen Perez, science teacher, demonstrated using the lab. She has also applied for and was awarded a Battelle STEMx Mini-Grant sponsored by TVA and BVI. This grant will go toward increased STEM opportunities for middle school students at Central School. Specifically, the funds from this grant will purchase a 3D printer and supplies for science students to do 3D printing projects.
National Elementary Honor Society
NHHS softball brought home the 3A Area Title! Now on to Regionals! Way to go girls!!
Senior May Day Fun
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
The entire 9th grade was able to enjoy a trip to Montgomery to watch Romeo and Juliet at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. A huge shout out to Ms. Bryant for organizing this trip!
Greek Mythology Study
It was a proud day at Harvest Elementary! We are proud to be recognized as the ONLY elementary school in Alabama to receive the Distinguished School Award for the 2018-2019 school year from Project Lead The Way!
GreenPower Race Club
We are so proud of our 5th Graders who participated in our first Greenpower Race Club this year!
Special thanks to Mrs. Potter & Ms. Gokee for being the Teacher Leaders for this club!
They had a great race day Saturday, April 27!
EL Family Literacy Night
Harvest Elementary Teachers had an awesome experience at EL (English Learners) Family Literacy Night. We presented tables with our favorite books which had treats inspired by the books. We can't wait to bring this back to our Annual Literacy Night for our students and their families this Fall!
Special Shout Out to Dunkin Donuts & Target for the donations!
P.E. Bowling Field Trips
Our P.E. Department took all our PK - 5th Graders on their annual Bowling Field Trip. They had a blast!
Legacy Elementary hosted the countywide EL Night, Eat, Taste, and Read.
This EL Family Literacy Night book tasting event provided EL families the chance to sample books, play games, and eat themed snacks. County school representatives manned literacy tables as they shared some of their favorite books and treats to go along with their story’s theme. Families were also given book of their choice to support literacy in the home.
Goblin GreenPower Race Team
Legacy’s Green Power Team placed 10th overall out of 46 teams at the Goblin Games at Frank Milton Stadium in Huntsville. Students worked hard building the Goblin and troubleshooting the front alignment. Way to go Legacy!
Outstanding Elementary Mentors
Congratulations Mrs. Allen, Fourth Grade teacher for receiving the UAH College of Education Outstanding Mentor and School Partner award for mentoring of teacher candidates.
Camp McDowell Trip
Our 5th grade class is ending their time at MXR with the best of the best! The kids had a blast at Camp McDowell-- 1200 acres of canyons, trails, streams, rivers, waterfalls
May Students of the Month
Pre-K: Lincoln Ely, Kindergarten: Phoebe Howe, 1st Grade: Erin Collier, 2nd Grade: Jason Price, 3rd Grade: Jaxon Mills, 4th Grade: Luke Jensen, 5th Grade: Lela Jane Hoover
Welcome Dr. Schrimsher
Girls and Boys State
TVA Supports SHS!
Sparkman Middle students experienced a Skype from the Birmingham Holocaust Museum from guest speaker Dr. Todd May. He is a Holocaust survivor and he shared his story with us.
Visit to Huntsville Botanical Garden
Mrs. Grice-Dobbins' Photography and Videography classes took a field trip to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens to get a hands on experience applying what they have learned in the classroom about videos and photos. They truly enjoyed the Chinese Lantern Festival and they even gave the kids free passes to come back and see it at night!
Merge Day Logo
Congratulations to Brittney Ragland, a student in Ms. Wildes 6th grade technology class, for designing the winning Merge Day logo for this year’s event! Merge Day brings together the 5th grade classes from Harvest Elementary and Madison Cross Roads Elementary to prepare for the transition to middle school!
The JROTC Drill Team celebrated this school year’s accomplishments at their 1st annual banquet. Cadets received their drill cords, arcs, and commander’s cords along with their State Championship medals.
The Buckhorn Track Team competed in the State finals in Gulf Shores. They made new personal records and improved times. Maya Jackson, 8th grader, competed in State for the first time and made her 6th personal record in a row this season. She competed in 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, hurdles, and relay.
Shelby Katill, 8th grader, finished second overall individual at the 6A Golf Sectionals on April 30th at Canebrake Country Club.
The Buckhorn Girls Soccer team competed in the second round of the 6A Area 16 State Playoffs against Randolph. Even though they did not advance, the team reach milestones and accomplishments this season! There are several middle school students on the team.
Mountain Biking Club
The Buckhorn Mountain Biking Team finished their season over the weekend with the State Championship at Tannehill State Park. Not all of our middle school athletes competed, but here are the results of the ones who raced.
7th grade boys group A:
Dylan Smith 7th
Zachary Cargile 15th
Daniel Jenkins 18th
7th grade boys group B:
Ty Byrd 6th
Kobey Derrick 10th
Christian Cargile 16th
8th grade girls:
Learning IS Fun!
Ms. Baldwin’s and Mrs. Crane's students enjoyed dying Easter eggs this month! The only thing better than dying the eggs was all of the vocabulary building and language expansion that happened during the lesson! #AllMeansAllMCSS #SetTheBar
Students discover the magic of coding as they do their Project Lead the Way lesson.
Lunch Hero Day!
Happy School Lunch Hero Day to the ladies who work hard every day to keep us fed and happy!
Congratulations to our students who were selected as RES Leaders of the Month for May!
4K - Wilson Weng
PreK - Bryleigh Bradford
K - Autumn Shephard
K - Jackson Bradford
1 - Harper Charles
1 - Brody Bell
2 - Olivia Butts
2 - Jaxon Moore
3 - Madison Touchton
3 - Claire Hampton
Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Carlita Edwards!
Ms. Edwards was nominated by her colleagues for this recognition. Many comments were made on the nomination form describing her hardworking spirit, positive attitude, friendly nature, and amazing personality! We are so grateful to have Ms. Edwards at RES working with our students and teachers every day! Thank you for all you do for RES! We love you!
Mrs. Jerris Brown’s Class Learns about Rockets!
Mrs. Brown's husband presented info on his background with engineering and modeling simulation. He discussed Newton’s laws and how these laws are used to predict trajectory due to force and mass. They discussed the size, speed and measurements of the Saturn 5 and the advancements of technology since its launch. Students then discussed the parts and purpose of their rocket and the varied designs of fins etc. they discussed the “engine” and how it works to create thrust that forces the rocket into the air.
Mrs. Lane’s Volcano Labs on Magma
Mrs. Lane’s class made little volcanoes and small eruptions. In their volcanic landforms lab, they made lava runs, lava fields and pillow lava!