Wondering about those Wildcats 2020

Updates and information about our Silliman Wildcats

February Newsletter

What a great several months we have had at Silliman! We had a wonderful football season, a restful holiday during Christmas and New Year, and we saw our 100th day come and go! Spring is right around the corner with Mardi Gras parades and spring dances approaching. We hope you have a great February!

Upcoming Events!

February 8th ~ Basketball JV District Tournament

February 10th - 15th ~ Basketball South State

February 15th ~ Sweetheart Dance @ 8:00pm

February 17th - 22nd ~ Basketball Varsity State

February 22nd ~ Baseball Auction @ 6:00 p.m.

February 24th & 25th ~ Mardi Gras Holiday ( No School )

March 6th ~ Powder Puff Football Game @ 2:20 pm

- Newsletter Editor: Orrin Noland

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Senior Calendar

February 24th & 25th ~ Mardi Gras Holiday ( No School )

March 2nd ~ Senior Quotes & Baby Pictures are due

March 6th ~ Powder Puff Football Game @ 2:20 pm

March 9th - 13th ~ Spring Break

April 3rd ~ Prom

April 8th ~ Daisy Chain

May 4th - 7th ~ Senior Exams

April 10-13 ~ Easter Break

May 10th ~ Baccalaureate

May 13th ~ Graduation Practice ( Tentative )

May 15th ~ GRADUATION!

From the Principal's Desk!

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Later this spring, we will begin administering the ACT/ASPIRE tests to all students in grades 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. Most of these tests will be given during a three-day period during the first week of April. The purpose of administering these assessments will serve our school in several ways. First will be to provide parents with information regarding their child's academic standing as compared to their peers throughout the nation. More importantly, it will provide our school with data that will help us make critical decisions for the upcoming school year.

We will use the data to evaluate our curriculum in each of these grades, as well as to determine if our instructional practices are meeting the needs of our students. However, student performance data will not be used to evaluate teacher effectiveness. I realize that our school has great educators who are committed to improving their practices. Our teachers have embraced the idea that in order to improve, we must evaluate information such as the ACT/ASPIRE results and make changes where necessary. Ultimately, our teachers and administrators are committed to utilizing these results to better prepare our students for their future aspirations.

In the Classroom

Senior A&P Class Pig Eye Dissection

In Mrs. 'Meek's A&P Class, the students are currently studying the human eye, so what better way to learn about the eye than by dissecting a pig eye! Students cut the lens of the eye and started investigating the inner parts and answered questions about it. Many thanks to Mr. Raymond Cutrer, owner of Cutrer’s Meat Market, for his donation of the pig eyes.

Day with the Docs

Following a presentation in the fall by Ms. Babette Bourgeois, Health Careers Coordinator for Central Louisiana AHEC, students were given the opportunity to apply for several engaging science programs. Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center (CLAHEC) is a community-based, non-profit organization that connects health career professionals and local citizens to provide students exposure to the medical field. The agency works with a volunteer advisory board of local healthcare professionals, community leaders, educators, and citizens.

CLAHEC works with existing health care providers to provide continuing education programs, medical employment opportunities, and medical information resources.

Very proud of my Anatomy and Physiology students, Nicole Guerin and Kendall Milton, who were selected and attended the Day with the Doctors at Tulane University on January 29th! - Mrs. Meek

Students Create DNA

Mrs. Meek's Biology Class created DNA models for class. They were creating double helix DNA models and there were plenty of different interpretations.

Young Adult Literature

On Friday, January 24 Miss Keitha Phares’s Young Adult Literature class had the privilege of

having Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dixon as guest speakers. Mrs. Edith Dixon spent her childhood in a

Germany that was ravaged by World War I, the Great Depression, Hitler, and World War II. Her

memories of the hardships suffered by the Jews, as well as families like hers, personalized the

lessons of the history books.

However, during the American occupation of Germany at the end of World War II, she met a

young American soldier who was stationed at the American base where she was working in her

home town. A year later they were married and have celebrated seventy years together.

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Congratulations Sweethearts!

This year's sweethearts are:

7th Grade- Sophie Hopkins

8th Grade- Greysen Schaeffer

9th Grade- Lily Richardson

10th Grade- Sydney Vines

11th Grade- Jessica Davidson

12th Grade- Naomi Mock

Overall Sweetheart- Hattie Hornsby

The Sweetheart Dance will be at 8:00 pm on February 15, 2020.

~ Article by Victoria Dooley

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Environmental Science

Mr. Mike Brian has been in the dairy industry since 1984, and our school was fortunate to have him explain to the Environmental Science students what he does. Students asked Mr. Mike Brian many questions about the dairy industry. Mr. Brian's business has provided East Feliciana Parish with the best milk in Louisiana for 10 years. Thank you, Mr. Brian!

~ Article by: Tyler Archuleta

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Pre-K4 Learns about QU

Pre-K4 had a special lesson to teach them that Q and U will always be together. The sweet couple was joined with Mr. Cupit who officiated the ceremony. The students have a great reminder when they spell in the future.

~ Article by: Orrin Noland

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Mrs. Riddle's World History Class

In Mrs. Riddle's class, the students have been studying the Middle Ages. As part of their studies, students made medieval shields. Each color and symbol represents important attributes that a medieval knight might have. Students picked colors and symbols based on attributes important to them. The students really learn a lot in Mrs. Riddle's Class! ~ Orrin Noland

Mrs. Riddle's Civics Project

The 10th grade class has been investigating the different services that the government provides and the scope of those services. To help the students understand the different services, each student was required to put together a poster showing federal, state, or local services provided by our government. - Gracie Halbrook

First Grade Recycles

Our first grade students created useful items out of recycled materials. They learned to take old things to create new, useful things. They presented them to the class and displayed them in the elementary building. What a creative group! Some of the creations included a gumball machine by Anderson O'Quin and wind chimes by Mary Wren Wilson. - Connor McKnight

Pre-K4 100 day celebration

Pre-K4 celebrated their 100th day of school. To celebrate they wore hats, made posters, and had a dance party. They were very proud to have gone to school for 100 days. - Gracie Halbrook
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Kindergarten 100th day of school

For the 100th day of school, the kindergarten class dressed up as grandmas and grandpas and released 100 balloons into the sky. Students also had several activities that allowed them to group and count to 100. The background for this newsletter is a picture from event. - Jillian Stringer

Fishing Team goes to Toledo Bend

The fishing team went to Toledo Bend Jan 26 to compete in a tournament with 175 boats. the lake is 65 miles by 10 miles wide. Fourteen Silliman students participated with 7 of our boats competing. The next tournament will be at Kentucky Lake. - Palmer Peters, Layton Dousay, and Cambre Webb


The Silliman Wildcats played a big district game last Friday against ACCS. The JV and Varsity girls both had huge dubs. The JV boys lost but will bounce back big Monday against ASC. The varsity boys on the other hand came out strong against ACCS and defeated them 52-45 and they were led by senior Justin Pace with 24 point and junior Hastings Dawson with 14. Then the following Monday all four teams caught big dubs on Wildcat Senior Night. - Justin Pace

Wildcats Winning Season...

There is something special brewing in Clinton.The baseball team has been working very hard preparing for their 2020 season. Winter practice started in December. Even though they haven't been able to get on the field a lot because of weather, they have been practicing hard. They have one goal in mind: State Championship. With several star players returning for their senior year, it's shaping up for the Wildcats to have a great season. Everybody knows his role and is working hard to win. Come support the Wildcats on their first scrimmage on February 4 and their first game on February 10 at Centreville. - Tyler Archuleta
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A True Basketball Guard

We would like to congratulate Justin Pace on his enrollment into the National Guard. He was selected as All State in Football and is now a special part of the Basketball and Baseball team. Pace is a starter on the basketball team and is one of the leading scorers. He is a first baseman for the Wildcats. He has enlisted in the military and will use the GI Bill to help him go to Southeastern after his basic training. He officially enlisted this month. Thank you Justin Pace for serving our country and showing us what Wildcat Pride really means. - Tyler Archuleta

Welcome Home, E-8 Master Sergeant Morris!

One of our students, Sonny Morris, had his father honored at his basketball game. Ben Morris has been serving our country overseas and we are so glad that he is home.
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Click to go to yearbook sales - they are $65 each.

Homecoming and Senior Night Pictures

Did you know we have a Shutterfly Picture Sharing Site? All pictures from Homecoming and Senior Night 2019 are available. Please click the link and it will send you to a site. Password is sillimanyearbook.