Wondering about those Wildcats 2021

Updates and information about our Silliman Wildcats

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A Word from the Principal

Our school year is off to a great start. Our students are working hard in the classrooms and on our athletic fields. The past eight weeks have been anything but normal with the challenges of a Covid spike and Hurricane Ida which devastated our area. But again our teachers and students have risen to the challenges and have grown stronger.

With the beginning of October comes the cooler weather that our athletes have long waited for. The month of October brings many activities at Silliman. Homecoming week activities will begin on October 14th with a school pep rally at 2:00. The following day will be the Homecoming parade beginning at 10:15 a.m. followed by the Homecoming game at 7:00 pm against Cathedral. The Homecoming Dance will be on that Saturday night from 8:00–11:00 pm. Because of Covid restrictions, we will host our homecoming dance at the Barn Hill Preserve Pavilion.

On the academic side, the end of the first nine weeks is on October 7th. The following day, parents will be granted access to their child’s report card on RenWeb. Please review the report card(s) with your child and discuss ways they can improve their grades during the second nine-week grading period. If you wish to discuss grades or strategies for improvement, you can request a teacher conference by emailing the teacher or by calling our administrative office.

October events

October Events

October 2-4, 6, 8-9 - Softball State Playoffs

October 7 - First 9 Weeks ends

October 11 - No School

October 12-15 - Homecoming Dress Days

October 15 - Homecoming Parade and Game

October 16 - Homecoming Dance

October 28 - Fall Fest




New Student Lemonade Social

New students, from Pre-K through high school, were warmly welcomed by Mr. Lemoine to the Silliman Family on August 3rd with a brief orientation and Q & A session. Parents and their children then received a hands-on tour of the campus, with our honor society volunteers guiding them through the maze of halls and floors of our high school to the cafeteria, gym, and finally the elementary buildings. Honor society members were also able to answer questions from the eager newcomers and help them feel more at ease with their new surroundings before their first day of school on August 6th. Finally, family members and the new students enjoyed cookies and ice-cold lemonade before departing campus.


Thank you to all our Honor Society volunteers for your hospitality and guidance! We hope everyone makes our newest Wildcat family members feel welcome!

Lemonade Social

Mrs. Andress's Art Class

The Fine Arts Survey/Art History class recently finished studying the prehistoric period and completed a project from that period. Using air-dry clay, each student sculpted a piece representative of the period; monumental heads, a frog and a hippo were among the completed art.


911 Acrostic Poems

Mrs. Armstrong’s ninth and twelfth grade English classes created acrostic poems, memorializing the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Students used the first letter of the words REMEMBER and NEVER FORGET to create poems, remembering the heroes who gave their lives to save others on that tragic day.


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Willie the Wildcat

We would like to welcome back WIllie the Wildcat. Our new Willie is super excited to cheer on our Wildcats and is looking forward to spending time with the elementary students. Willie is learning new dances and is very excited to be participating in school events.- Sophie Hopkins

Friday's are for Dancing!

Do you know that our Elementary starts Friday's off with a Dance Party. Silliman's Yearbook Staff was able to experience our first Elementary Dance Party and it was a good one! All students get to dance outside of their classes and parade in the Hallway. What a wonderful way to spread joy and excitement for learning at Silliman! - Camryn Sibley

Introducing the Class of 2022

School started with our Seniors joining together in prayer and a Senior breakfast. They also brought back the character backpacks for their first days of school.

Pep Rally Dress up days

The wildcats are showing their spirit each homegame with Spirit dress. Each theme has been a huge hit and our Wildcats definately love participating. We have enjoyed Color the Class, Tacky Tourist and Western Wear to celebrate our Love for the Wildcats!- Caitlyn Baudouin

See You at the Pole

Thank you to Brother Justen Taylor and Mrs. Brittney Troxclair for leading "See You at the Pole" Wednesday, September 22nd. It was so great to see so many kids show up early to pray for our school, students, and community.

Biology Days

Our 5th grade students are learning about plant and animal cells. They created 3D cells and had a learning day with the students in the lower elementary. The kids practiced their presentation skills and put on a great show.

LIBRARY NEWS


We have lots of exciting things going on in the library! Did you know that you can search our library collection online using our online catalog, Destiny. Destiny can also be accessed from home by entering this URL: http://10.0.4.22


Our school has purchased BrainPop, https://www.brainpop.com/, one of the most engaging, fun learning online media for students. BP has many topics in all subject areas. Our Accelerated Reading Program is up and running!


Congratulations to these students who have qualified for the AR Point Clubs:


10 Point Club

Dakota Hampton

5 Point Club

William Barnes

Caleb Bizette

Rylan Kimble

Samuel Wallace

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Athletics

Football Friday Night

Winning their first game and Senior night, our Wildcat football team is doing well! The team is working hard on strategy and putting the time in on the practice field. Friday night football is back, and we are enjoying watching our players along with the cheer and dance teams working hard on the field. We can't wait to see what October will hold for the Varsity and JV football teams, so come and support our football players every Friday night! -Claire Lawton

JV Football

Wildcat JV football has played 6 games this season. They have played hard and continue to learn the game. JV looks forward to their first 2 games at home on September 30th and October 7th. Good luck JV.
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Wildcat Cheer

The JV and varsity cheer teams have been showing their school spirit! They have performed in the pep rally, football games, and Meet the Wild Cats! The cheerleaders have performed at the first games and showed how much they support the Wildcats. The cheer teams have worked very hard and it has shown! They always look great out on the field cheering on the football team. - Whitney Gros

Dance

The Junior Varsity and Varsity dance have supported the football team through pep rallies, Meet the Wildcats, and through all the football games. They have helped make sure the player have had someone there supporting them no matter what. They practice a lot to make sure each dance is correct and put plenty of effort into each dance they perform. Thank you girls for your support to the Wildcats. The varsity Kaper Kittens also competed in the MAIS spirit competition today in Jackson, MS. They are the 5A High Kick runner up! Super proud of all the girls! - Raeghan Cunningham

Cross Country


The cross country team has had good success at their meets. They have traveled 3 times to compete, and the varsity boys ranked first in one of the meets. The team continues to get better. Our athletes are practicing to improve so we can continue to be successful. The team has 2 more meets and then State. Go Wildcats! - Whitney Gros

Softball

This year the Lady Wildcats have played in many games and tournaments. All of the Silliman Lady Wildcats have hit well and played defence against all of their opponents. They won South State on September 25. The Wildcats will compete for State at Magee, MS for the title of MAIS State Softball Champions. They have had a great season and are looking to take the state championship home. - Camryn Sibley

Sports Pictures

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

2021 Yearbook

Yearbooks are estimated to arrive from the 2021 school year at the end of October. We will give you further information as the date gets closer. There was a delay in production because of the hurricane.