March 13, 2019
Mardi Gras Study
Mrs. Butler's 6th grade classes studied the history of Mardi Gras and enjoyed some king cake on Fat Tuesday! The classes learned where Mardi Gras originated, why people that belong to Mardi Gras organizations must not reveal their identity, and most importantly...why there is a plastic baby inside the king cake!
Read Across America
Donuts with Dad
For the second year in a row, the NHS National Junior Beta Club helped raise money and canned goods for the Downtown Rescue Center. They raised $191.00 and 140+ pounds of food.
Congratulations to the NHHS Ladies Tennis Team for their first regional win against St. Bernard Prep School!! Way to go ladies!
Reading Celebration and dress up day. Each grade level had their own themed dress up day! We had a door contest school-wide and teachers did an awesome job decorating their doors with reading themes!
State Superintendent's Art Show
Each year, student art work is submitted for the State Superintendent's Art Show. This year, Kayla Flowers' and Sara Howell-Diamond's art work was selected to represent Endeavor at the Superintendent's Art Show at the State Capital Building in Montgomery, starting on March 14th!
Student Council members shared each day during the month of February a Little Known Black History Fact. The members felt is was important to share how Black History Month was formulated along with sharing how so many African Americans contributed to our Nation and our World. Advisors for Black History Month activities were Mrs. Yolanda Fletcher and Ms. Tiffany Dill.
Student Council members also started our Pennies for Patients Campaign for Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Council members are raising funds for Cancer research and finding a cure for cancer. This activity will continue through the month of April.
4th & 5th Classroom Transformations
Mrs. Mathews' & Mrs. Williams' 4th & 5th graders had a Safari Classroom Transformation. They are excited about the new look to their classrooms. They are eager to learn in their newly transformed environment.
HES Teachers Visit Ron Clark Academy
Our first group of teachers got to visit Ron Clark Academy! They are pumped and ready to share what they learned with the faculty!
Read Across America Day
For Read Across America Day we celebrated reading with “Hats Off to Reading.” Our students were allowed to wear any kind of hat they chose!
Also, we had a reading challenge. There were 20 students who won a Free ticket to the Huntsville Havoc Game.
Legacy’s SGA Serves Families at Huntsville’s Women and Childrens Hospital NICU
Legacy’s SGA service project for March was visiting the NICU at HH Women and Children. “Cheer Bags” were given to families from SGA. The children received a great presentation and helped make crafts for the NICU babies.
Virtual Field Trips Take You Everywhere on Digital Learning Day!
Aundria Campbell hosted our Digital Learning Day to introduce Legacy students and teachers to the amazing virtual field trips available on Google Expeditions. Thanks to Madison Cross Roads for sharing their VR cart. Legacy students “traveled to Washington, D. C. and the Grand Canyon. Digital Learning Day was planned and coordinated by Legacy’s own TIM and Second Grade teacher, Ms. Shemika Stinnett.
Read Across America
Forging new trails to learn new vocabulary words, learning all about eponyms and synonyms, and putting tired, old words to rest for good, Legacy students participated in a week-long vocabulary-stretching reading expedition led by our Instructional Coach, Michelle Choate. It was a great week filled with new discoveries along our vocabulary trails as older students, teachers, parents, grandparents, and others shared their “stump me” words and favorite stories throughout the week.
Legacy Archery Team Wins Regional Tournament? Legacy’s Archery team won first place in the elementary division at the Buckhorn Middle regional tournament.
Congratulations to Juliette Hodges! She won first place in the elementary girls division at the Buckhorn Middle Regional Tournament with 270 points.
Space and Rocket Center Trip
A Teacher's Love 💕
School Breakfast Week with Read Across America
This week March 4-8 is National School Breakfast Week! What better way to celebrate than by showcasing last week's Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast!
Dr. Seuss said it best... "I DO SO LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM!!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU, SAM I AM."
Read Across America- Guest Reader
What a wonderful surprise from our former Assistant Principal, Brenda Formby who showed up this morning to read to our 4th grade students. Thank you, Mrs. Formby for inspiring our young readers through the art of storytelling and poetry reading! Such a special treat to have you back in the building
Read Across America
We had a great time celebrating reading all week! From crazy sock day to Wacky Wednesday there was lots of fun to be had!
ACE students team up with UAH
Fifth graders participated in Titanic Day February 28th. Students were randomly placed in a class on the ship. They dressed the part and got to enjoy a meal. Students read a book based during the Titanic so it was a great connection!
Pack 8 Service Project
A big thank you to Pack 8 for completing their service project at MES one weekend. They helped clean up around the school and get the campus ready for Spring!
Our MMS Beta Club members spent their Saturday morning on March 4 packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. They packed 146 boxes full of soaps, wash clothes, toothbrushes, clothes, and toys for children in third world counties!
Sparkman Medical Academy Students Assist with Emergency Care
Right place, right time: Two Sparkman medical students help in car crash, win state competition
Congratulations to the SSO Step Team for winning 1st place in the 3rd annual Rocket City Step Show!! Way to go Senators!!
ACT Club 30+
The Senators Track and Field team had their first outdoor meet this Saturday competing in the Bob Jones Red Coat.
In the Girls events Junior Kaylyn Hardrick reached the podium twice finishing FIRST in the discus and SECOND in the shot put. Girls setting new PRs were Amani Blair in the 400m, Lauren White in both her events the 800m and 1600m, Baily Wallace and Olivia Stout set new PRs in the 1600m.
Finishing top three in the Boys events were Senior Donate Salaam finishing FIRST and setting a new PR in the 200m, Junior James Palmer FIRST in the Triple Jump and Senior Kyler Waters finishing FIRST while setting a new PR in the Long Jump and THIRD in the Triple Jump and Adam Depew THIRD in the 300m hurdles. Setting new PRs were Omarion Spears in the 100m, Jimmy Moore in both the 800m and Pole Vault, Marcel White in the Long Jump, Brody Wallace in Pole Vault, Jay Zayas in Discus, Michael Poe also in Discus and Shot Put and Bobby Gray in Shot Put.
Overall, the Girls team finished 10thwhile the Boys finished 1 point out of 3rd in 4th place. Congratulations to our Gold Medal winners and great job to everyone.
Congratulations to Junior Kaylyn Hardrick on her 1st Place finish in the discus and 2nd Place finish in the shot put at the Red Coat Invitational at Bob Jones HS. Fantastic Kaylyn!
Congratulations to Junior James Palmer for his 1st Place finish in the boys triple jump at the Red Coat Invitational at Bob Jones HS. Awesome James!
Congratulations to Senior Kyler Waters for his 1st Place finish in the long jump and 3rd Place finish in the triple jump at today’s Red Coat Invitational at Bob Jones. Way to start the season Kyler!
Congratulations to the SMS Math Team. They are Perennial Math Virtual Tournament Champions AGAIN!
The Math Team Won the Spring Clean up Virtual Perennial Math Tournament against schools from Alabama and Florida. It literally came down to the last question and we got it first to win by 1 point. We compete again in May twice. One Virtual Challenge and Nationals.
Youth Art Month
Senior Teddy Nguyen will be representing Buckhorn High School in Youth Art Month (YAM) at the Huntsville Museum of Art with his drawing of Guan Yin.
BHS Art teacher, Ms. Ashton Huffstetler will be representing the Buckhorn family in YAM as well! Her painting was selected to be in the Juried Art Teachers' Biennial Exhibition at the Huntsville Museum of Art as part of the Youth Art Month Exhibitions.
Both will be hanging in the Huntsville Museum of Art from March 10th until April 28th, 2019. Community FREE Admission Day is Sunday, March 10, 2019, Reception 1-3PM.
HOSA DONATES BLANKETS TO NICU. The group met before school this week to package up the blankets they made to deliver to the Huntsville Hospital Women & Children Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
INTRO TO BIOTECH
VG & VB SOCCER WIN SEASON HOME OPENER
Varsity teams home opener against Scottsboro was successful! Both teams are still UNDEFEATED! VB tied 2-2 with goals by McKenzie Cross and Boyd Nulter. VG pull off the win 1-0 with a goal from Kristen Marshall and move to 2-0 on the season. Thanks for the great student body support!
BUCKHORN FOOTBALL SIGNINGS
Congratulations to these Bucks! They signed last week to play football at the next level!
Amahni Spinks #21 - University of Alabama- Birmingham
Andrew Robinson #22 - Huntingdon College
Jaylon Dixon #12 - Birmingham Southern College
Nick Owens #30 - Carson Newman University
Calhoun's Finding Fame Event
Juniors and Seniors attended Finding FAME event at Calhoun CC in Decatur this week.
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Powerful Socratic Seminars modeled by UAHuntsville student, Mr. Bengs and BMS 8th grade ELA teacher, Mrs. Jacks.
All-State Choral Festival
Read Across America
Mrs. Hazen’s Class celebrated Read Across America Week! They dressed up as “things” 1-20 and rotated to six different themed learning stations, including a Cat in the Hat STEM challenge!
Mt. Carmel celebrated Read Across America! We had many guest readers from Central Office and Buckhorn High School We love our community!
Riverside Learning Lab
This awesome STEM/PLTW team came out yesterday to check out the progress and help us make plans for the Riverside Learning Lab. Thank you Margaret Roberts, Jessica Williamson, and Tim Gels for all of your support and expertise! #AllMeansAllMCSS
Buckhorn Ambassadors Donate to Riverside Learning Lab
Lab Work in the Classroom
Mrs. Lane’s Science class
Mrs. Wesson's Science Class
Engineering Design Process
Students tested variables of canopy material, canopy size, and suspension line length to complete the "Ask" portion of the Engineering Design Process. They will take the information gathered from their experiments back to their engineering teams to help them design a parachute with the maximum drag.
Working on their American Revolutionary presentations in Mrs. Zaluzec’s class!
Mardi Gras Fun
Our faculty enjoying some Mardi Gras fun!
Pre - K: Jesse LePore
Kindergarten: Michelle Cormier
First Grade: Lucy Hanna
Second Grade: Kaydence Hutto
Third Grade: Kaiden Jones
Fourth Grade: Belle Boyette
Dr. Jones Reads Bedtime Story for Students
Tuesday Food Day in PK!
Fourth grade ACE Field Trip
HOSA Attends State Leadership Conference
HGHS's HOSA members attended Alabama HOSA's State Leadership Conference last week in Montgomery. Demitri Sturdivant ran for state office, and Alyssa Gates finished in the top 6 for Pharmacy Science after finishing in the top 6 at last year's conference as well. HGHS's chapter was recognized as an outstanding chapter. Out of the 24 students who took the qualifying test, 14 advanced to the state competition. Tony Cavo completed his term as Vice President of Membership, and Mrs. Thomson completed her term as an Executive Council member. Congratulations to Mrs. Thomson and HGHS HOSA!
Symphonic Band Earns Superior Medals
Congratulations to the HGHS Symphonic Band for earning superior medals at the Alabama State Music Pe
Students of the Month
Congratulations to our Students of the Month! These students were selected by their teachers. We are so proud of their accomplishments in the classroom!!
9th Grade: Dustin Hicks & Ana Crosslin
10th Grade: Caleb Gatlin & Victoria Hyde
11th Grade: Heisman Olszewski & Allie Franklin
12th Grade: Coleton Bassler & Laura Mayes
Girls Basketball- STATE CHAMPIONS!!!
They said it was their time "2Peat" and they did it! Your Lady Trojans defeated Opelika 55-31 on Saturday to become the 2019 AHSAA 6A Girls' Basketball State Champions for the second year in a row! The team had an incredible season, ending with a record of 34-3. We are so proud of these girls and what they have accomplished!! Congratulations to the Lady Trojans and to their coaches!! We love our STATE CHAMPS!
We want to thank the Trojan Nation for supporting the team this entire season and during their championship run! We really do have the best fans and community!
Four Robotics Teams Compete in State Finals
All four Trojaneer Robotics Teams made it to the state finals over the weekend in Auburn. Congratulations to the teams and Mrs. Glenn!
Track & Field Begins Season
The track team competed and gave a strong showing at Bob Jones this weekend, with Trey Harbin (discus) and Ijah Drake (hurdles) taking first place in their events, while other top-three finishers included Tykeia Smith (hurdles), DJ Harris (hurdles), Ijah Drake (100m dash), Kenneth Davies (shot), and the 4x1 team. The team competes again this Saturday at Milton Frank Stadium. Congratulations to these athletes!
Hudson Alpha's APPLE Program Leads Biology Students in Experiment
Hudson Alpha's APPLE Program personnel led Mr. Glenn's AP Biology classes last week in a genetic engineering experiment. They spliced the gene responsible for producing a fluorescent green protein found in a species of jellyfish into a colony of bacteria, causing them to glow under black light. They waited a couple of days for the results, which were really neat!
Robotics Team Qualifies for World Championship
Robotics competed in their state championship over the weekend. Team Y set a high skills score and received their bid to the World Championship. Congratulations to Cullen Mills, Jacob Hall, Cayson Steward, and Katie Benson. This marks the first time Hazel Green has qualified for the Robotics World Championship.
Lady Trojans Presented with Blue Map
The Lady Trojans were presented with their state championship trophy, a.k.a. the BLUE MAP, this morning by AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese. Savarese, Superintendent Matt Massey, and Dr. Headen all praised the team on their accomplishments. It was a great day to celebrate our back-to-back state champions! We are so proud of our Lady Trojans!!
Scholars' Bowl Awards
Blake Christiansen was named Madison County Scholar's Bowl MVP, answering the most toss up questions correctly over the entire season. Blake and Jacob Markestad were named to the All-County Team, which consists of the county's best contributors. Congratulations to Blake and Jacob!!
HGHS FFA Takes Skills to Walnut Grove
Hazel Green FFA members made a trip to Walnut Grove last week to help them with landscaping. It's going to look great!
Read Across America
LFES students had a week full of activities to celebrate Read Across America Week. Students had assigned dress up days throughout the week. The week ended with a school wide Vocabulary & Idiom Parade!
Immigration Simulation Experience
Dauphin Island Trip
Read Across America
Here is our monthly broadcast! These students do such an awesome job.
Youth Art Month
Congratulations to Mr. Green and his students for their participation in the Youth Art Month sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art. Their artwork will be displayed on March 10th at the reception to honor the winners:
1st grade Houston Vongsubun; 3rd grade Libby Schrimsher & Sully Brown; 4th grade Macie Dunson & Gavin Campbell; 5th grade Julia Ann Williams, Sarah Kirkham, Abbie Banderob, Mahi Patel, & Ashlyn Kroman.
Read Across America
Get ready for a dose of ADORABLE! Pre-K students in Mrs. Spratlin’s class were out making flower deliveries today! Teachers placed a flower order and the students fill the order and make the delivery. This activity helps students build skills in communication, color sorting, fine and gross motor skills and more.
Parade of Readers
The Parade of Readers was so much fun! Great job to our first grade students who sang and then paraded through the halls! Thank you so much to the Madison County High School Band for coming to play at our parade and reading to our students!
Mrs Whorton and Mrs Farlow joined forces with their students in the FACS kitchen today to make Greek Ziti Bake.