November 13, 2019
- Congratulations to Deborah Keller-Mitchell(Sparkman HS), named Secondary Teacher of the Year and Deanna Powers Spencer(Owens Cross Rds) named Elementary Teacher of the Year.
- Congratulations to 2019 Support Professionals of the Year; Amy Hunter(Meridianville MS) Secondary Support Professional of the Year, and Delnisa Lopez(Monrovia ES), Elementary Support Professional of the Year.
BUCKHORN SWIMMING - MADISON COUNTY CHAMPS
CROSS COUNTRY 6A SECTION 6 GIRLS: SECTION CHAMPIONS BOYS: 3RD PLACE
BHS CHEERLEADING - REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
MARCHING BAND STATE COMPETITION
Student and faculty participants in Halloween festivities.
When the AP dissects fish with your class...
Mr. Kennedy (Assistant Principal) participated in a 7th grade science fish dissection!
Celebrating Student Achievement
Farm to Table Experience
⭐️PERFECT ATTENDANCE ROCKSTARS⭐️
Students who had PERFECT attendance in October received an additional PE class! They are having a B L A S T!
Student Leaders of the Month
Congratulations to our student leaders of the month for November! These students were nominated by the teachers and staff due to their character and leadership attributes. Their portraits are now proudly displayed in the front lobby on the Leadership Wall!
Competition Cheer Wins Regionals
Congratulations to both JV and Varsity Competition Cheer for taking first place at the UCA North Alabama Regional Competition! Both teams earned a bid to compete at the UCA National Competition in February. Way to go, girls!!
Students of the Month
Congratulations to our Students of the Month! We are proud of these outstanding students!
9th Grade-Madison Wethington and Jesse Kennedy
10th Grade-Kenzie Honaker and Juilian Gaines
11th Grade-Kie Nwosa and Cullen Mills
12th Grade-Victoria Scogin and Dawson Richardson
Rifle Team Wins Competition / Drill Team Places 3rd Overall
Congratulations to our JROTC Drill Team and Rifle Team! The Drill Team placed 3rd overall, and the Rifle Team placed first at the Jemison JROTC Competition. Cameron Hayes and Corbynn Conley placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in the individual rifle competition.
HGHS College & Career Fair
The HGHS College & Career Fair was a huge success! We had 228 seniors in attendance, and those seniors submitted 447 college applications. Thirty-five organizations, including universities, community colleges, trade schools, and employers, were on campus to meet with students and help them apply. Some colleges waived their application fee, and HGHS offered free transcripts. Thanks to everyone who made this possible for our students!
Teacher and Staff Support of the Year
November is National Education Month and what a great time for us to celebrate all of our educators but we especially want to honor these two employees. Mrs. Tere Denman was selected as our Teacher of the Year for Hazel Green Elementary and Mrs. Kristin Masterski was selected as our Staff Profession of the Year. Both of these ladies make such a difference in the lives of our students and our faculty. They are professional, friendly, caring, and serve others with a smile. They are a great representation of the teachers and staff that we have at our school and we are blessed to have them here. Congratulations Mrs. Denman and Mrs. Masterski - you rock!
October Student of the Month
Congratulations to our October Students of the Month. These students were selected by their teachers for their character, their work ethic, their leadership, and being an all around great person. Congratulations!!!
Kane Hutchens - Pre-k
Raylan Kiker - Kindergarten
Amir Binford - First Grade
Luke Muir - Second Grade
Eli Weeks - Third Grade
Greycen Howard - Fourth Grade
Mrs. Salazar's third-grade class researched historical figures and information about the first Thanksgiving. The students used the green screen to create their dramatic presentations and these are being shared in order to our students during the morning broadcasts. Such a great way for our third graders to learn about history while including present-day technology, this makes learning come alive! Wonder what the pilgrims would have thought about all of our technology today?
Red Ribbon Week
Lynn Fanning celebrated Red Ribbon Week with a week of dress up days! Each day had a theme, like "Follow your dreams and stay away from drugs" and we all wore our pajamas! One day was "I have better things to do than drugs, like read a book!" We dressed as our favorite book character and had a parade throughout the school. It was a fun week of learning how to say "NO" to drugs!
Mrs. Carpenter's third grade class learned about arrays in a delicious way when they had an Array Bakery!
Special Olympics Send Off
Lynn Fanning had students participate in the Special Olympics this year! Ms. Christine's class was treated to a special send off on their way to the Olympics. Several of our classes cheered on the students as they headed to the buses. We're very proud of our Olympians!!
Red Ribbon Week
After School clubs bring learning to life at The Mill. Students participate in a variety of learning experiences from 4H, Basketball, and Drama just to name a few.
We were honored to host local Veterans for the 2019 Veterans Day Program. Ms. Baxter, our music teacher, along with the 5th-grade students and teachers worked hard to put the program together.
Veterans Day 🇺🇸
We had a wonderful time celebrating our veterans! We were honored to have special guests from every branch of the military. Thank you to Ms. Baxter for planning such a beautiful program!
Book Character Parade
50th Day Sock Hop!
Heisman High School Scholarship Winner
Sarah Wright was named as a Heisman High School Scholarship Winner.The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes. By inviting students from schools across the country to share their stories of leadership and impact, the program aims to inspire all students to harness their potential, push their limits, and use their talents not only to advance their own futures, but to improve the communities and world around them.
Red Ribbon Week
Math Face Off!
Students in the Chinese Culture enrichment class work on traditional Chinese painting! This class is led me Mr. Kou from the Confucius Institute At AAMU!
Read for the Record
Students in Mrs. Kirsopp’s room enjoyed having guest readers to help celebrate “Read for the Record Day.”
Mrs. Loyd’s students have been hard at work during art class. Look at their clay sculptures and their beautiful paintings!
Our Pre-K students recently learned all about our community helpers. Many thanks to all those who volunteered their time to speak to our students.
What’s that oozing into Mrs. West’s 4th grade class? That’s Oobleck, teaching us about science!
OCR Honor Society
The OCR Honor Society ran a pet supply drive during the month of October. Thanks to the generous donations of OCR students and faculty, the Honor Society was able to donate three carloads of supplies to the Hunter Stephenson Felines and Canines Rescue Center!
Veterans Day Celebration
The Endeavor Cubs celebrated the valiant service of our Veterans on November 8th. Our building was arrayed with red, white, and blue to celebrate this momentous occasion. Students in preschool through 5th grades prepared gifts of art, sang patriotic songs and gave loving hugs for our heroic friends. Special thanks to Mrs. Tamara Riley and her ACE team who planned the day and provided a special lunch for our Veterans. Special thanks to Mrs. Viktoria Truesdail for the songs of honor.
Pathfinder Grant Awarded
Congratulations to Mrs. Tina McKenzie and Mr. Bradley Merryman for being awarded a Pathfinder grant. This award with allow them to purchase a robot expansion kit and other competition materials for their Lego team. Mrs. McKenzie is pictured receiving the award
Bucketing Blue Thunder
Tuesday, November 5th the Bucketing Blue Thunder performed at Endeavor's PTA meeting. The students performed two songs, Starships on cardio balls in celebration of 50 years of the moon landing and Restaurant Ruckus, written by Mrs. Viktoria Truesdail, on the buckets. During the program Josiah Byrd (pictured) was named the Bucket Drummer of the Year! We are so proud of this amazing group. They are true Rock Stars!
Teacher & Support Persons of the Year
We are honored to celebrate Mrs. Marlo Freeman (Endeavor Teacher of the Year) and Mrs. Tara Rogers (Endeavor Support Professional of the Year). Mrs. Freeman is in her 26th year of teaching 4th grade. She has been teaching at Endeavor from the time it opened its doors. Mrs. Rogers has been an aide at Endeavor for four years. She began her career as a floating aide in preschool. She found her love in special education and has worked with one classroom for the past two year.
UAH STEM Grant Presentation
Students from Mrs. Bodine's 4th Grade ACE Class got to join us for our Big reveal of our newest STEM tool, our marble roller coaster. We are very thankful for our Amazing STEM Marble Roller Coaster built by UAH Engineering Students and funded by Women in Defense. It truly is a quality built product, and we are looking forward to using it every week for our Maker Space STEM Fridays! Our students are thrilled about it, too!
Thanks so much UAH Engineering Students, Mrs. Fraley, and Dr. Carmen!
Red Ribbon Week in October
Students had a great time showing off their mustaches, dressing like a tourist, dressing in orange, wearing their team shirts, and turning our back on drugs. Fun was had for the teachers and students as we stomp out drugs!
Mad Scientist Day
It was a fun day filled with all types of experiments and exploring. The kids and teachers had fun learning about all kinds of things and dressing up like scientists.
Harvest 4th Grade visits Huntsville Utilities
All of our 4th grade classes enjoyed a trip to Huntsville utilities to learn all about electricity and how Huntsville Utilities works to manage our city. During October Huntsville Utilities will host 1,400 students from 14 schools. Fourth grade classes from Madison City, Madison County, Huntsville City and local private schools are invited to participate in the full-day learning experience held each year. Students are challenged to think of creative ways to save energy as they progress through demonstrations from the Electric, Water and Natural Gas departments throughout the day. The energy-saving techniques they learn, and even create, are taken home and shared with parents and other family members.
MXR hosted Veterans for breakfast and students thanked them for their service!
Seeing Clearly Now
Constructing American Indian Dwellings
5th Grade has been hard at work constructing their American Indian Dwellings.
MES in the news!
The purchase of our new virtual reality cart was featured on two local news stations.
Students of the Month
Congratulations to our November Students of the Month!
4K-Amari Turner, K- Jour'Nise Edmonds, 1st Grade- Sophie Medlen, 2nd Grade- Annalie Kastning, 3rd Grade- Kaylee Murray, 4th Grade- Megan Zaremba, 5th Grade- Graham Wincey
Book Character Parade
We had such a great time at our annual Book Character Parade. It's always fun to finish out our book fair and see our students dressed like their favorite characters!
Grandparents Day Fun!
We had a great turnout for the Grandparent's Day Reception recently. We hold this reception in combination with our book fair each Fall for 7th/8th grade and each Spring for 6th grade. Many grandparents showed up to have a nice breakfast with their grandchildren. The program featured entertainment from many of our students, including some of our awesome advanced band members, non-competition cheerleaders, some of our Student Council Members, several of our Student Library Committee Members, etc. Many grandparents even stopped by the book fair to shop before leaving MMS. This is a special day for all involved.
MMS Competition Cheer gets a bid for Nationals
The competition cheerleaders placed 4th at Regionals and earned their bid to Nationals. Great job girls!
Veterans Day Program
We had a wonderful Veterans Day Program. We were excited and honored to be able to celebrate our veterans during this special program.
Congratulations to the Sparkman Co-Ed team. They had a great start to the ‘19-‘20 cheer competition season! Two UCA Regional championships, one in Traditional division and the other in Game Day division! Go Senators!
Congratulations to the band for their accomplishments at the Tennessee Valley Invitational Marching Competition. Best in Class Drum Major, Guard, Percussion, Band, Soloist (Tannen Trees), Large Band Grand Champion, Challenge Cup, and Most Entertaining.
CAFY – Rocket City Broadcasting Young Citizen of the Month Awardee
The Sparkman Middle School Competition Cheerleaders placed third and received a bid to Nationals at the North Alabama Cheer Regional Competition at Sparkman High on November 2. This was the first time in over 10 years for Sparkman Middle to compete in the traditional routine category. Go Cougars!
Tournament Champions! Both our 8th grade boys and 8th grade girls basketball teams are deserving of congratulations on their championship wins at the Alabama/Tennessee Border Classic!
Mrs. DeWeese has been an educator for 16 years, all of which have been spent at Sparkman Middle School as a social studies teacher and counselor. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Athens State University and her Master's Degree from the University of West Alabama. We are so proud of Mrs. DeWeese's contributions to our school and for representing SMS so well!
Natika Paschal: “Heartbeat of Light”!
The Virtual Academy would like to honor one of our students who is an outstanding artist! Natika Paschal entered the Huntsville Hospital Foundation art contest. The abilities of this young artist are amazing and we are so proud of her for taking on that challenge!
Each month we commit to a service project to help our MCVA students understand the importance of giving back. “Soctober” is not new, but our students really took it to heart! They brought in socks all month long and these socks will go to help local families in need this winter. Students from all 4 labs brought in socks!
Bowling for a win!
Brooks Raby, one of our seniors at the MCVA bowls for Sparkman High School in an area game against Westminster Academy. Go Brooks and Go SHS! All of the MCVA cheers along with our students who are doing sports with their base schools! It is always fun to go out and watch our athletes compete!
The Pride of Madison County!
The MCVA wants to give a warm shout out to the New Hope High School Marching Indian Band for winning first place in the Alabama State Marching Championship Class 3A! Go INDIANS! This is Lily Brown- Drum Major and MCVA student! We couldn’t be more proud of our Virtual Academy students who participate in band with their base schools. You guys are working hard and we are honored to have you as students!