Spotlight

March 13, 2019

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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

Read Across America was celebrated throughout NHS in so many fun ways!

Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad was a success. Students invited their special someone to enjoy a morning full of donuts, milk, coffee and smiles!

Beta Club

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.

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Softball

NHS Softball has worked hard and recently won their first tournament.
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Girl Power!

Senior Karla Dudley’s 1st day learning to weld in Ag Fundamentals!

Softball

New Hope Softball getting ready for the season!
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NHHS Staff Travel to Chicago for Professional Development Opportunity

NHHS Leaders in the Windy City! While in Chicago, our staff visited a school and learned about new PLC culture.

Alum Returns to Share with Students

We were excited to have West Point Cadet Ryne Hicks here today to speak to our students about his experience at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Ryne is a 2016 graduate of New Hope High School. We are so proud of Ryne and his accomplishments!

Perfect Attendance Celebration

All hands on deck! Thank you Mr. Sam, our plant manager at NHHS for helping the Attendance Team serve our "Perfect Attendance" students for the month of February!! We're all in this together!

Perfect Attendance

Students with perfect attendance in February were entered in a drawing for prom tickets. Max Guida and Destiny Stokes are the lucky winners!

Stepping Up to Help

When our amazing Ag teacher steps up, returning to his former glory, students reap huge benefits! Coach Spears and students are rockin' it in math classes today! It’s a great day to be an Indian!

Read Across America

You are never to old to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! The high school students got to read to NHES students this week!

PTO

Great presentation by Dr. Vuppala tonight at our PTO meeting.

Tennis

Congratulations to the NHHS Ladies Tennis Team for their first regional win against St. Bernard Prep School!! Way to go ladies!


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Read Across America

Mrs. McKenzie, Mrs. Bradford, Mrs. Allen, and Mrs. Thornton celebrating our fifth grade reading theme: "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"

Reading Celebration

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!


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Wild Hair Day

Crazy hair day for the Reading Celebration, fourth graders are Wild about Reading!

Who Wins?

Student Council members judging Endeavor’s door contest.

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

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.

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Police Officer Visits Pre-K

Thank you Officer Reaves from Madison, Alabama Police Department for visiting Mrs. Hamilton's & Mrs. Hutchins' Pre-K Class! They enjoyed 3 books and listened as Officer Reaves talked on his "speaker."

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.


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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!


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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.


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Archery Tournament

We are proud of our archers that competed in the Buckhorn Middle School Archery Tournament! Thank you Matt Massey for cheering on our school!


National School Breakfast Week

Our kiddos have loved celebrating National School Breakfast Week! The theme was "School Breakfast Start Your Engines." They've had a breakfast choice for lunch each day.


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March Madness in Kindergarten

Let March Madness begins in Kindergarten. Teachers are reading books to students throughout the month of March and students get to vote on their favorite stories. Stay tuned to see how the bracket shakes out!

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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.


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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

Camping Out at “Camp Read-a-lot” Along Our Read Across America Expedition!


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.

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Archery

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.

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Space and Rocket Center Trip

5th grade had an OUT OF THIS WORLD experience yesterday on their field trip to the Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville! Check them out!!
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A Teacher's Love 💕

A teacher's job goes far beyond the classroom and is often unnoticed. When this little one needed a little warmth, Mrs. Jones stood with her like this until she was picked up from car rider line. Even sweeter.. this photo was taken from a colleague who noticed Mrs. Jones going above and beyond and was touched by her act of kindness.

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

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Students of the Month

Congratulations to Emmalyn, Jonas, Tyler, Juliette, Ella, Zachary, and Rokayla for being chosen as our Students of the Month!

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!


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The NFL Moms of Huntsville visited MES during Read Across America Week to read to our students. They read lots of Dr. Seuss books as well as answer some questions.
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ACE students team up with UAH

Third grade ACE students learned how college students at UAH are using code to measure distance using Arduino.
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Titanic Day

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!


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Shamrocks for Muscular Dystrophy

MES National Honor Society members are helping MDA in one of the nation’s largest St. Patricks’s Day fundraisers. When you donate to buy a paper Shamrock, you’re helping give strength to kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases.


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!


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DAR Contest

We are so proud of the MMS Hawks who placed in the DAR contest. They entered the DAR contest in multiple categories: posters, poetry, short stories, and banners! Congrats to all!
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Softball

Congratulations to our Lady Hawks MMS Softball team! They’ve been putting in the work and we’re seeing great results with their victories on the field. We are so proud of you ladies!!!

Baseball

Our Boys Baseball team has been working hard on the field too! They’ve had several victories and we are so proud of the effort they are putting into their game! You guys ROCK on and off the field!

Beta Club

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!

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Soccer

Our soccer teams have also been working hard on and off the field this semester. This hard work has paid off in multiple victories. Good job Hawks!!!

Step Team

The MMS Step Team performed for the entire school during our Black History Month assembly. They performed several original routines dedicated to leaders in the Civil Rights movement, such as Martin Luther King Jr, and Rosa Parks.
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Sparkman Medical Academy Students Assist with Emergency Care

Right place, right time: Two Sparkman medical students help in car crash, win state competition

Step Team

Congratulations to the SSO Step Team for winning 1st place in the 3rd annual Rocket City Step Show!! Way to go Senators!!

Respectful Students

Students from the History Department that exemplify the character trait of Respect were recently recognized.

ACT Club 30+

The latest members of the ACT 30+ Club! These students all scored a 30 or higher on the ACT.

Track

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.

Track

Congratulations to the Sparkman JV 4x100 girls for their 1st place finish!!!

Basketball

Congratulations to Malik Tyson for making the 1st Team All-State 2019 ASWA team!

JROTC

Congratulations to the JROTC Drill Team and Rifle Team. The Drill Team competed in the Redstone Arsenal Sergeant Major Drill Competition this past weekend. Drill Team finished 3rd overall, 1st place Unarmed Platoon Regulation, 1st place Unarmed Squad Regulation, and 2nd place Armed Platoon Regulation. The Rifle Team Commander, Santana Manchego, finished in the top five overall in the American Legion Commander’s Cap Rifle Competition Division. Way to go Senators!

Drill Team

Congratulations to the Sparkman Crimson Guard Drill Team who the won State Drill Championship with 1st place Overall, 1st place Unarmed Regulation, 1st place Unarmed Inspection, 2nd Unarmed Duo Exhibition, 1st place Armed Inspection, 1st place Armed Regulation, 3rd Armed Exhibition and 3rd Armed Solo. Way to go Senators!!

Senator Learning Community Basketball

Congratulations to the Senator Learning Community winning their last season game against New Hope!

Congratulations!

We want to wish a happy retirement to Sparkman Science teacher Melanie Dalton! We thank her for her years of service to Sparkman High School.
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Keeping Our Hearts and Minds

SMS Welcomed back Tom Cody for a second round of Top 20 Training for teachers and students.


“Is your door open? Kids don’t need a door—they need your heart!” Keeping our hearts and minds OPEN!

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Students Assist with Medical Emergency- Great Job!

Recently, a student had a medical emergency while Ms. Shaw’s bus was in route. The students on the bus reacted quickly and did their part to help Ms. Shaw render aid and keep everyone safe! She rewarded them with a pizza party!

Upgrades Coming to SMS!

Much needed upgrades coming our way! Central office staff recently presented the plans for all the changes that will be taking place on our campus the next several months.

Baseball

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Baseball team on their 14-8 win over Liberty!

Soccer

Congratulations to Lady Cougars Soccer, Coach Mac, and Deputy/ Coach Lancaster! 3-0 over Discovery

Math Team

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.

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Read Across America

Mr. O’Rear was a guest reader for Madison Cross Roads for Read Across America Week.
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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

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.

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Biomedical

Learning to suture!

INTRO TO BIOTECH

Intro to Biotech students simulate PCR with a lab from Hudson Alpha Educational Outreach.
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AP Chemistry

BHS AP Chemistry students gave up their Saturday morning to take their mock exam.

Read Across America

BHS Assistant Principal, Ms. Jenn West, took time out of her busy day to read to Riverton Elementary students during #ReadAcrossAmericaWeek!! #BuckFamily #FutureBucks
BHS Child Development classes made sensory bottles today to go with a book they picked out for Read Across America Week.
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It’s one of our favorite days!! #ReadAcrossAmericaDay with BHS students headed to read to our elementary schools! via Twitter | @BuckhornHighLib
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Learning Community Bucks

Thank you to Supper Heroes restaurant for taking care of our LC Basketball team after their final away game. Which by the way, was a 21-18 WIN over Austin! #BuckPride

Soccer

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!

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Softball

Lady Bucks Varsity Softball got the win against Ardmore, 6-2. JV Bucks also got the win, 4-3!

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

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TREY WRIGHT - ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to Trey Wright, one of the HH Sports Center/TOC Sports/D1 Training Athletes of the Week for February!!! #BuckPride

Calhoun's Finding Fame Event

Juniors and Seniors attended Finding FAME event at Calhoun CC in Decatur this week.

via Twitter | @CKrentel

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Our math PLC Team discussing math readiness indicators over breakfast.

via Twitter | @WTMarkham

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Socratic Seminars

Powerful Socratic Seminars modeled by UAHuntsville student, Mr. Bengs and BMS 8th grade ELA teacher, Mrs. Jacks.

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Archery

Buckhorn Middle Archery team took first place in their division during the North Alabama Archery Tournament. As part of the Aim to Aid project, the team collected toys, school supplies, clothing, and other items for Huntsville Hospital’s PICU.

Scholars' Bowl

Scholars' Bowl team won a trophy (2nd place) at the US Academic Bee/Bowl Regions! Top finishers: Braeden (2nd), Wesley (4th), and Andrew (5th). Andrew also placed 2nd in the Bee finals.


Girls:
1st - Ally Hills 284
3rd - Lilly Pritchett 279

Boys:
1st - Price Pearson 291
3rd - Cole King 277

All-State Choral Festival

Congratulations to 8th graders, Katelyn McAllister and Audrey Glass, for represent BMS at the Alabama All-State Choral Festival!
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Career Day!

Career Day is a huge success! Members of our community shared their career stories to inspire and motivate students.
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Book Goal

Thanks to our MCSS School Board Representative, Angie Bates, and the community, our 7th grade English Department was able to collect 100 student novels for an upcoming study.
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Read Across America

Our Learning Community Students participating in Read Across America Day!


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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!

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Scoring 100!

Our amazing cafeteria team scored a 100 on their Health Inspection (not that we are surprised, of course!)

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STEM Lab- Light

Mrs. Rose’s 1st graders loved experimenting with light yesterday during a PLTW - Project Lead The Way lesson in the STEM Lab!

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

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Buckhorn Ambassadors Donate to Riverside Learning Lab

Thank you to the Buckhorn High School Student Ambassadors and sponsor Mrs. Loryn Leigh Barron for making a $100 donation to our Riverside Learning Lab Project! We appreciate the support of this awesome group! #AllMeansAllMCSS #BuckNation
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Thank you!

Thanks to Huntsville Utilities and Mr. Todd Bates for coming out and helping us with a couple of rotten trees on our campus. We appreciate your support!

Guest Reader

Mrs. Smith from the Madison County Schools Central Office came back today to read to Mrs. Posey’s first grade class. She was also invited to watch the students perform a Readers Theater activity. Thank you, Mrs. Smith!

Perfect Attendance

Second grader Hayden won Huntsville Havoc tickets for having perfect attendance so far this school year! He and his family enjoyed making fun memories this past weekend as they celebrated excellent attendance habits. Way to go, Hayden!

Student Supports Riverside Learning Lab

Thank you to Alli Donald and her parents Natalie and Chad for making a generous donation to our Riverside Learning Lab!! We appreciate your support

CNP Staff Helps Mr. Malone Celebrate

When your CNP staff helps celebrate the boss’s birthday with fish tacos for lunch

Thank you!

When it comes to social workers, we at Riverton have the best of the best! Happy School Social Workers Week, Mrs. Karen Payne! Thank you for your dedication to our students and for advocating for them!
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Oobleck!

Mrs. Baker’s 4th grade students had fun making slime after they read Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Lab Work in the Classroom

Mrs. Lane’s Science class

Students in Mrs. Lane’s Science class simulate the path of water molecules along the Incredible Journey. They travel to various locations such as cloud, ocean, animals and more collecting beads along the way. At each station they roll to see what will happen to them. Then they make a bracelet with the beads to remind them of their journey and write their story using personification.

Mrs. Pack’s Science class



Investigating the effects of colliding air masses in Mrs. Pack’s 6th grade Science class.

Mrs. Wesson's Science Class

The study of squids...day 1 in Mrs. Wesson’s class: dissecting squids!
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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.

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Project Work

Working on their American Revolutionary presentations in Mrs. Zaluzec’s class!

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Math Fun!

Students are playing Area of Trapezoids Dominos game in Mrs. Whitaker’s class.

Mardi Gras Fun

Our faculty enjoying some Mardi Gras fun!

Camp McDowell

Mrs. Lane and Mrs. Arterberry attending the workshop at Camp McDowell.


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Congratulations to our February Students of the Month! These kids represent HGES well everyday! Way to go ~ we are proud of you!

Pre - K: Jesse LePore

Kindergarten: Michelle Cormier

First Grade: Lucy Hanna

Second Grade: Kaydence Hutto

Third Grade: Kaiden Jones

Fourth Grade: Belle Boyette

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Contraction Surgery

What happens when you need to remove part of a word and attach it to another word? You operate on it with contraction surgery! Make learning fun!


Dr. Jones Reads Bedtime Story for Students

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Tuesday Food Day in PK!

The Pre-K kids made Cats in Hats out of strawberries, bananas, and marshmallows.

Fourth grade ACE Field Trip

Our fourth grade ACE students took a trip to Dauphin Island Sea Lab. They learned Alabama history and experienced hand-on, real world science!
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STEM Bins

The Missile Defense Agency is partnering with UAH Engineering to create STEM bins for schools. HGES fourth grade ACE students were their “guinea pigs”. We learned physics in an engaging, Hans-on environment.
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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

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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

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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!

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JROTC Drill Team Wins Championship

The JROTC Drill Team finished 1st overall at the Redstone Sergeants Major Association's Annual Drill Championship. The cadets finished with three 1st and two 3rd places in the five events. Congratulations to the team!!

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!

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Welcome to Club 30!


Emily Stringer, a sophomore, has joined Club 30. Congratulations to Emily on this outstanding accomplishment!

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!

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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.

Marisa Snodgrass Named MVP


Marisa Snodgrass was nominated for AHSAA State Finals Girls Player of the Week! Marisa was named the 6A Girls Tournament MVP at the state championship. Congratulations, Marisa!

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!!

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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!

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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!


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Students in Mrs. Baeder’s 3rd grade class work together to compare and contrast character, setting, plot, and theme in Kevin Henkes books.
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Congratulations to our Meridianville Middle School students for winning the VEX Robotics State Championship!! Incredible moment and outstanding display of our students working as a team to accomplish their goals! Way to go!
Congratulations to Katie Bruce for her outstanding performance in Auburn this past weekend. She finished top 10 in her heats while swimming against high school athletes from all over the southeast. Way to go Katie!

Indian Education Trip

Our Indian Education students took a field trip to Hudson Alpha. They got to experience some hands-on activities in the lab.
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Immigration Simulation Experience

6th-grade students participated in an Immigration Simulation experience. Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Sticker collaborated to bring to life what someone may have experienced on Ellis Island. Students got to engage in several aspects of what an immigrant may have experienced.
Mrs. Boles' instilled leadership in her CP class. She set up the expectations and students took leadership of the lesson. Students taught an entire vocabulary lesson and took away connections that their peers shared.
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Fractions

Modeling fractions in Mrs. Clevenger's class!

Reasoning Games

Students loved the new critical thinking/abstract reasoning games in the stations during their library time.

Dauphin Island Trip

ACE students enjoyed a learning experience at Dauphin Island where they were able to investigate and explore all sorts of marine life and habitats.
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Read Across America

Thank you to all of our guest readers for Read Across America Day! We could not have done it without you! Thank you for sharing your love for reading with our Warriors.
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Students could either dress up as their favorite book character or share a quote from their favorite book on Read Across America Day.
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Our lunchroom staff help ensure that our students start their day off with a good breakfast. Students also enjoyed breakfast for lunch during National School Breakfast Week.

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Monthly Broadcast

Here is our monthly broadcast! These students do such an awesome job.


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We celebrated 150 readers who reached their goal for the All-Star Reading Challenge. Ice cream sundaes for all!


Read Across America

Our students had a great time with so many amazing guest readers at Family Reading Night! We had a wonderful time showing our kids how great reading is with this event!


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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.

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Robotics

We are so proud of Mason Marks, 8th grader, and the MCHS Robotics Team. Mason participates on the Vex Robotics Team at Madison County High School. They won the state competition in Auburn on March 2nd and will advance to the World Championship.


Read Across America

Central School students celebrated Read Across America Week and Dr. Suess’s Birthday with several fun activities. The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 & 2 visited PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade classrooms and shared bookmarks and stickers with students. Teachers and students also dressed up for Dr. Suess Character Day.
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Central School Archery Team participated in the Regionals Tournament at Buckhorn High School on March 7th. Central’s Top 5 scorers were as follows: John Hartley, Coleson Bateman, Hannah Kirkham, Cayden Stephens, and Ethan Smith. The Archery Team is sponsored by Andrea Burns and Sandy Atchley.


Central Safety Patrol enjoyed the visit from "Sweet Tooth" from Limbaugh Orthodontics as they helped distribute dental health awareness flyers to parents in the car line.

CLAS District 8 Secretary of the Year

Central School secretary, Debbie Fanning was recently selected as the 2018 CLAS District 8 Secretary of the Year. Mrs. Fanning has worked at Central School for over 30 years, and she was recently recognized in the CLAS journal. We are so proud of her!
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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.


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MCES Little Free Library

The MCES Little Free Library is located by the main entrance to the school and students can visit to pick up a book to keep. Students can also donate books they are ready to pass on to another student.

Teamwork Works!

Cup stacking fun from PE! This is a great way for students to practice teamwork!

How do they measure up?

Ms. Dennis' class is learning all about measuring! First, students got to measure how long Ms. Dennis is using cubes. Then students got to try measuring a classmate!

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!


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MCES first graders were delighted with many people stopping by to read to them.

Archery

MCES Archery Team is hard at work!
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TigerPride

We love our ending week with a Tiger Paw drawing.
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Honor Band

Congratulations to Cody Webster, Jason Bermes, Jared Steele and Rowen Hinojosa (middle school) for being chosen for UNA Honor Band!!
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Congratulations!

Congratulations to Sarah Wright for being selected to the All State 13-5A Girls Basketball team!

We are so proud of you!

Youth Art Month

MCHS sophomore, Sydney Bardin’s artwork is being displayed in the Youth Art Month exhibit at Huntsville Museum of Art.

College Signing

Congratulations to Wiley Henshaw for accepting a football/academic scholarship to Rhodes College in Memphis! We are so proud of you and wish you great success!

Scholars' Bowl

The MCHS Scholars' Bowl team participated in the Madison County Schools Tournament on Tuesday, March 5.


Megan Watkins was named to the All-County Team.

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Soccer

Our soccer team had the wonderful opportunity to cheer on the USA in the International Women’s Cup in Nashville.

2019 Alabama State Robotics Champions

MCHS Titanium Tigers #9848A. Congratulations to Lane Sanders (MCHS) & Mason (MCES)

Model UN Club

The MCHS Model UN club competed in a conference at Grissom High School. Congratulations to Brady Marsh for being selected as Outstanding Delegate.

Learning Spanish

Mrs Marshall’s Spanish 2 students spent some time teaching Spanish numbers to the students in Mrs Farlow’s class.

Read Across America

Our Student Council members loved the opportunity to celebrate Read Across America with our friends at Central School!

Baking Ziti

Mrs Whorton and Mrs Farlow joined forces with their students in the FACS kitchen today to make Greek Ziti Bake.

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Welcome!

Welcome, Mrs. Brittany Duncan, as our new JAG Specialist for MCSS! Mrs. Duncan has previously worked as a Career Coach, Marketing teacher, and DECA Advisor within our System! We are super excited to have her on our campus and making a difference in the lives of our JAG students!

Archery

MCCTC participated in the NASP Regional Archery Tournament last week. Alex Evitts placed 2nd in the high school boys division and MCCTC placed 4th as a team!

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CTE Student of the Month

Congratulations to Bliss Zanitsch for being selected as the February CTE Student of the Month. Bliss is enrolled in our Hospitality program and attends Hazel Green High School. She currently holds the position of "Head Chef" and is a member of her Career Technical Student Organization, FCCLA. She hopes to earn her Serv Safe credential this spring and has an outstanding work ethic. Recently, she arrived to school at 6am to assist with food preparations for a large function! Bliss is a definite asset to our Program and is well-deserving of this recognition!

North Area Career Development Conference

JAG students participated in their first ever North Area Career Development Conference in Florence, Alabama last week. These students attended a variety of session on resume writing and communication skills. They can't wait to go back next year and compete!
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