Connecting Families, Communities, & Schools for Excellence
Greetings from Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams
Welcome to our updated newsletter, The Bridge! Our goal is to connect families, communities and schools for excellence. Our teachers and leaders are committed to providing a high-quality education for all our scholars. We hope that you enjoy reading and learning more about our efforts. We encourage you to get involved because we are stronger together. Thanks for your continued support and we look forward to a continued amazing school year! Be Excellent!
First Graders visit Pumpkin Patch
Super Tuesday at Cedar Park
Another exciting School Year at "The Clark"
Our priority is to promote trust, collaboration, and excellence as we work to effectively prepare 100% of our students for what has become a challenging and competitive world.
Here are some of the events and recognition’s that we have participated in during the first semester.
The Clark Tigerettes partnered with Selma High School’s Band of Blue and performed at the football homecoming halftime show! Sponsors: Kristy Bettis, Jasmine Pritchett, & Audrey Washington. First nine weeks accelerated reader celebration was held at the Selma Coffee Shoppe. Twenty-three students read 796 Books with an 89 Average!!!!!! Go Tigers!
The Importance of Being Drug Free
Meadowview Elementary students participated in a Red Ribbon Week Essay Contest where they explained the importance of being free and the effects of drugs on their bodies, their families, and their futures. Winners of the contest were (L to R): Sarah Moore—Third Place ($10 Gift Card) Mason Malone—Overall Winner ($25 Gift Card), and Jamiya Johnson—Second Place ($15 Gift Card). Well done students!
Attendance Matters at Payne School
Congratulations Mrs. Simmons
Mrs. Sherita Simmons is a native of Thomaston, Alabama. She is a 1st grade teacher at Payne Elementary School in Selma, Alabama. Mrs. Simmons is highly qualified and certified to teach Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. She also holds several master degrees ranging from Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Management, and Curriculum and Instruction. Mrs. Simmons is currently completing a doctorate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and is always making sure that the curriculum students are taught stays relevant to the world they are living in. Mrs. Sherita Simmon has been selected as Payne Elementary Teacher of the Year.
R. B. Hudson Robotics Team at the Space and Rocket Camp
Twenty-four R. B. Hudson Robotics Team members spent the week as “Team Selma” at the robotics camp at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. They worked as a team to build and test their own designs in air, land and sea challenges. The week culminated in a competition among teams as they tested the robots they spent the week building and programming.
R. B. Hudson Students Receive Dell Laptops as Hudson Goes 1:1
The 1:1 Device Launch at R. B. Hudson Middle School was celebrated October 31st with an ice cream and cake party! Students who returned parent permission slips, purchased a locker, completed 50 minutes of reading in the MyOn Reading program and earned a digital literacy certificate in EverFi Ignition Digital Literacy received a laptop and carrying case for their use during school hours and at home this school year!
SOD FBLA Donate to New Bern, NC Middle School Affected by Hurricane Florence
What a kick-off to Red Ribbon Week!
Community Partners, Jerria Martin, Director at Drug Free Communities of Dallas County, Diondre Mathis, Mentor at the Brant Center, and Sergeant Kiser and the Selma Police Department K-9 Unit, joined School of Discovery’s Anti-Drug Assembly! Some of the program activities included engaging, real-world activities, shared statistics and words of wisdom, live demonstrations, and the Drug Free charge.
This year’s theme, “Life is a Journey Travel Drug Free” resounded from teachers, parents, scholars, and community partners who entered the Drug Free spirit at School of Discovery (SOD)! SOD’s Junior Hope Dealers led the drug-free pledge with their fellow classmates! SOD’s scholars concluded Red Ribbon week by signing a banner that is displayed in the hallway, pledging to Travel through Life Drug Free. We are a Drug Free School! We are a Drug Free Community! We are SOD! We are SOD!
SHS Breakfast Club
The Selma High Breakfast Club is designed to share and teach our young men the principles of manhood. The mentoring program helps young men realize their potential, while preparing them for a strong productive future. The Selma High Breakfast Club recently hosted one of its mentoring partners, Carlos Harvest, as a guest speaker for the young men. Mr. Harvest is one of our positive role models that provide positive examples of manhood to the young men. He shared his story about how growing up and getting with the wrong crowd and how it changed his whole life; but he didn't allow his downfall to depict his future. Mr. Harvest concluded by providing the young men with recommendations to break the misguided traits of manhood. We are looking forward to enhancing our male culture and initiating great things at Selma High School.
SPK Star Students and Teacher of the Year
SPK Star Students of the month are selected by their teachers based on their PAWSome behavior. These scholars are model students and set the standard by remembering to PAWS daily. SPK's Teacher of the Year is Ms. Kimberly McKinley-3rd grade. Ms. McKinley was selected by the SPK Faculty and Staff.
Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year Candidates
Ms. Krystal Dozier- Cedar Park Elementary
Mrs. Ashara Hicks-Clark Elementary
Mr. Justin Kelly -Edgewood Elementary
Ms. Sharon Williams-Knox Elementary
Ms. Rita Carmichael- Meadowview Elementary
Mrs. Sherita Simmons- Payne Elementary
Mrs. Jacqueline Peoples- R.B. Hudson Middle School
Mrs. Mashika Tempero-Culliver- Selma High School
Mrs. Jacqueline Lucy- School of Discovery
Ms. Kimberly McKinley- Sophia P. Kingston Elementary
Thanksgiving Leftover Mac & Cheese
Thanksgiving Leftover Mac & Cheese
- 1 can (10 1/2ounces) Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 8 ounces (about 2 cups) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
- 2 1/2 cups shredded cooked turkey
- 1 can (15 ounces) sweet peas, drained (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese (about 2 cups)
- 1 1/3 cups Fried Onions
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
How to Make It
Set the oven to 350°F. Spray a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with vegetable cooking spray.
Stir the soup and milk in a large bowl. Stir in the macaroni, turkey, peas, half the cheese, half the onions and the black pepper. Spoon the macaroni mixture into the baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
Bake for 25 minutes or until the macaroni mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the macaroni mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining onions.
Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.
Prep time 15 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Serves 7 people