Spotlight

January 30, 2019

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Bowling

Congratulations to Jackson Stiles & Peyton Hughes - top 8 in overall individual scores at the AHSAA North Alabama Regional Bowling tournament!!!



With a team score of 2651, Buckhorn Boys earned a spot in last week's AHSAA State Bowling Finals, finishing 5th overall for day one.


In individual leaders, Jackson Stiles finished 4th overall in the state.


Friday's championship schedule featured a four-round single-elimination championship match play bracket. Teams competed using the Baker Format (one round of traditional bowling plus three round of Baker Format play) per match. Bowling began at 8 a.m. with Buckhorn paired with Stanhope Elmore for their first match of the day! The Bucks earned the WIN over Stanhope-Elmore to advance to round two and will take on Thompson next!


Buckhorn Bowling had another amazing season....this year just didn't end the way we wanted. The Bucks fell in round 2 of the AHSAA Bowling Championship Finals to the Thompson Warriors, 1449 - 1526. So proud of Coach Brittney Carnell and the Buckhorn High School Bowling teams!!

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Biomedical

Mannequins have been given a name and are starting to come to life with different facial tissues!

Art Work

Awesome job by Daniela an Art 2 student: The banana squid! Their assignment was to combine two unlike objects to make their own creation. buckhornhighart | via Instagram
Advanced Art is doing some cool things on black paper! buckhornhighart | via Instagram

JROTC

Congratulations to the BHS JROTC cadets who recently received their awards and ribbons!
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Archery

Congratulations Buckhorn Archery!!! The BHS Archery Team had a great first tournament of the season, finishing with the top team score and sweeping all 6 of the individual awards.


Individual Winners

Boys:

1st- Alex Coons 292

2nd- Jeremiah Borgen 284

3rd - Dalton Jenkins 284

Girls:

1st- Torey Sides 281

2nd- Emma Lones 280

3rd- Paige Gray 279

4th- Kara Black 279

Basketball

900! Coach Mark Blevins reached a coaching milestone this week in Hanceville. Buckhorn defeated Spain Park, 57-47, at Wallace State to give Coach Blevins his 900th career victory!!! Read the full article below

Golf

Our Bucks will be golfing in style this season! Check out these sweet new golf bags! #BuckPride

Learning Community

LC BUCKS VOLUNTEER FOR HUNTSVILLE HAVOC

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Student Training

Smart Work Ethics will be training with BHS students for the next few weeks!
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Hudson Alpha Trip

Our Indian Education Students traveled to Hudson Alpha to gain hands-on lab experience and lean more about biotechnology.

100th Day of School

English activity for the 100th Day of School. Students created an example for the seven types of figurative language and illustrated on of them.
History activity for the 100th Day of School was to create newspaper articles after researching what life was like 100 years ago.

Scholars' Bowl Team

Scholars’ Bowl Team celebrated with pizza after the District 3-1 match!
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Special Olympics Bowling

BMS Learning Community students participated in the Special Olympics Bowling tournament.
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Basketball

7th grade teachers cheered on their students in the Madison County Boys Basketball Championships!
Meet the 7th Grade Boys County Champions! These boys work hard all year, and we are so proud of them!
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Archery Team

The BMS Archery Team had a great first tournament of the season. The team took home 5 of the 6 individual awards and had the top team score of 3250!


First- Niko Menzel- 283

Third- Price Pearson- 276


First- Lilly Pritchett- 281

Second- Anna Breece- 280

Third- Ally Hills- 278

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NBCT Conference

BMS teachers (Mrs. Fuqua and Mrs. Pierce) attended the National Board Certified Teachers Conference last weekend.
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Celebrating Success!

Mrs. Arnold's 1st grade class met their mid-year DIBELS goal! In nonsense words, they went from 53% of students who bench-marked in the beginning of the year to 100% of students who bench marked in the middle of the year! They celebrated their growth with candy and flashlight reading!
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Under Construction

ACE students completing an Engineering Design Challenge

Happy Birthday!

Our Assistant Principal Mr. Davis celebrated a milestone birthday this week- the BIG 5-0! His Mt. Carmel family made sure it was a day he won’t forget!

Club 144!

Mrs. Malires’s proactive third graders chose to spend their Fun Friday time practicing their times tables instead of playing so that they can make it into Club 144!

Spreading Love!

Mrs. Tate's first grade class class took advantage of the 100th Day of school to make 100 Valentine's Day cards for the residents at the New Market Senior Center. Children explored the words "elderly" and "compassion". Mrs. Tate hopes to have the children, and their parents, meet her at the Senior Center for the gifting of these works of art. Each card was carefully made by these first graders, with a generous helping of love crafted into each one.

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100 Days of School

Mrs. Hazen and Mrs. H’s first grade classes combined to celebrate the 100th day of school! Students loved the fun and engaging activities all about the number 100. Students built a tower using 100 cups, utilized new technology to play number bingo to 100, created several 100th day crafts, completed 100 exercises, made a 100 fruit loop necklace. Here’s to being 100 days brighter!
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Force and Motion Lab

STEM lab Friday for Mrs. Noah, Mrs. Thornton, & Mrs. Glover’s classes creating marble runs to extend student learning about force & motion.
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Box Tops Winners

Alysse Smith won 2 hours at Shakalaka for sending in the most Box Tops, & Mrs. Dean’s 3rd graders won a popcorn party too.
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NASP Archery Tournament

Congratulations to Eli Borgen for placing 3rd in the first NASP archery tournament of the season for elementary!!! Eli shot a 258!!

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100 Days of School

Students dressed up in their finest attire to celebrate 100 days of school! We had lots of different types of 100 year olds. Some even came equipped with their very own life alert!
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STEM and PLTW Concepts in Actions

4K students are working on a new module in our S.T.E.M - P.L.T.W curriculum. We are learning about the concepts of Sink-Float.


Our problem that needs a solution is "How can we get a message across the lake to a friend".


In our 1st discoveries we are trying to see what happens to different writing surfaces when they get wet. Then we need to discover what materials sink and get wet or float and keep our message dry. Stay tuned to see what we "Engineer"!!

Former Students Are Partners

Collaborating with former students who are now third graders- this partnership is a treat for our kindergartners in Mrs. Souder’s class and reminds them that while reading may be hard at times, if they keep trying, it’ll be easy and enjoyable in no time!

Working On A Masterpiece

Cup stacking masterpiece in third grade PE!

Class Cub Stub Challenge

Congratulations to Mrs. Stapleton’s second grade class for winning the Class Cub Stub Challenge for December! They chose to celebrate by bringing toys from home to play with!

Woodpecker Wants a Waffle, Do You??

To celebrate our Wonderfully Wacky Week of Winter, we made waffles. Can you guess what the focus letter of the week was?? We read a recipe, worked as a team to prepare the batter, then enjoyed a yummy treat.


Mr. Mark, our custodian joined us as we said Thank you! for keeping our room clean and tidy!

Learning about Area and Perimeter

Pardon our construction zone in the 3rd grade hallway as our students learn about AREA and PERIMETER!

100 Days of School Celebration

Mrs. Osborn’s first grade class celebrated the 100th day of school by eating 100 snack bites! But first, they grouped them by 10. Yum!!
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Our 4K class had fun counting collections of yummy treats to celebrate 100 days of being smarter! 1 to 1 correspondence and counting by 10's.... who knew math could be so YUMMY!!!


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Twinning :)

When you show up to school twinning with the principal!

Thank You!

Shout out to Jennie Macaulay with My Tax Lady USA for donating a brand new bike for our monthly Perfect Attendance Giveaway!

Hallway Celebrations!

Hallway Celebrations took place today to recognize all of our students with PERFECT ATTENDANCE since August 1! Way to go, students!


We also recognized our 4K students who have mastered their lowercase and uppercase letters!

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Rescuing A Tiger...

How are we going to rescue this tiger in Mrs. Gaylor’s third grade class? Let’s check out what resources we have and try to problem solve!
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Meet & Greet the New Principal

Meet & Greet - Mrs. Stovall hosted a “Meet & Greet the New Principal” where she told them about herself, talked with our parents, and had them fill out a survey about their likes and dislikes about RIS and what they would like to see happen at our school.
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Working Together on Reading Responses

Mrs. Brumlow has her class work on Carousel Responding-Reading Responses.

Smith The Stranger

Ms. Smith's students work together to figure out who "The Stranger" is.

AR Rewards

Mrs. Johnson’s students celebrating their AR rewards, making ornaments and having fun on Grinch Day.

Charting and Bar Graph Activities

Mrs. Sutherland’s classes work on Popcorn Charts/bar graphs with Mrs. Lee, and her technology class having fun with the STEM activities in the library.

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Spelling Bee

HGES’ 2019 Spelling Bee Champion is 3rd grader, Shianne Nunley! Congratulations to Shianne! She will next represent HGES in the county spelling bee.



HGES had 25 contestants in the third and fourth grades compete at the school level in the school-wide spelling bee. We would like to thank our judges: Dr. Jones, Mrs. Jones, and Ms. Gordon, as well as our pronouncer, Miss Stapler for taking the time to assist with the spelling bee.

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STREAM Activity with a Special Guest!

Students from Mrs. Amanda Jones fourth grade class participated in a STREAM activity presented by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System housed on Alabama A&M University campus.


Students worked alongside Urban Regional Extension Agent, Mr. James Fountain and Urban 4H & Youth Development Specialist, Dr. Angela Williams. Mr. Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary of Career, Technology, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education also joined the class for the activity. The students were highly engaged in the lesson as students observed how temperature affected the intensity of glow sticks.

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Pre-K Goodies

"Tuesday Food day" in PK! Students made quesadillas for the letter Q. Every Tuesday the pre-k teachers teach the children how to independently make themselves a snack - making connection to learning and real life!

Sneezy the Snowman

Mrs. Thrower’s kindergartners learned how snow is made, about arctic animals, specifically polar bears, and then we topped it off with a free book for everyone, “Sneezy the Snowman!” What an awesome day of learning in kindergarten
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100 days of school!

Time flies when you are having fun! Our students counted 100 items, ate 100 things, looked 100 years old, wrote stories about being 100 years old, did math glyphs, made hats, collaborated together to solve problems and so much more! Learning is fun and celebrating being together for 100 days is more fun! Teachers, students, and parents - we thank you for making learning come alive for our kids! 100 times we thank you!


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Perimeter and Area Study

Students from Mrs. Salazar’s Third Grade practice perimeter and area with various shapes outlined on the floor. Our teachers are always teaching outside of the box!
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HGHS Bowling Ends Outstanding Season

The boys and girls Bowling Teams had outstanding seasons! The girls team ended their season with a perfect 10-0 record in area play. The boys' team finished with an 8-2 record in area play, setting a record for HGHS! Both teams competed at Regionals. We're proud of our Trojans for their hard work and accomplishments during the season! Way to go!!

HGHS Robotics Dominates Competition

Hazel Green High School Robotics hosted a Vex State Qualifier Robotics Competition on Saturday, January 19. HGHS Robotics dominated the competition! All five teams finished high in the rankings, and Team 8685Z finished as Tournament Champion and Skills Champion. They also received the Team Excellence Award. Congratulations to HGHS Robotics on a job well done! We want to thank everyone who played a role in the competition and those who came to cheer on our teams. It was a huge success with over 800 people in attendance!
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Lady Trojans Keep Winning

The Lady Trojans recently celebrated two more big wins! With a 69-40 win over Mae Jemison, they clinched the regular season area title for the fifth year in a row! The Lady Trojans will host the 6A Area 16 Tournament at HGHS on February 4th.


The Lady Trojans also defeated Spain Park, the reigning 7A State Champions, in the Marvin Stone Classic on MLK Day. The team came from behind to win the game 48-45. See the article below for details. Way to go, Lady Trojans!!

https://www.al.com/sports/2019/01/hazel-green-48-spain-park-45-trojans-rally-in-matchup-of-defending-state-champions.html

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First Senior Sweepstakes Winners of the Year

It's time for Senior Sweepstakes! Congratulations to the winners from our January drawing! Our next drawing will be February 22nd, and we will continue to have a drawing each month. In May, we will have the drawing for the grand prizes! Seniors who have earned College and Career Ready status are entered into the drawing. We're so proud of our CCR seniors!! We also want to thank our sponsors who donated these prizes!

Welcome to Club 30!

Congratulations to Hunter Reis, the newest member of Club 30!! Way to go, Hunter!

Team 8685Z Strikes Again!

HGHS Robotics Team 8685Z was named Tournament Champion and won the Excellence Award at the Hartselle Tournament. They partnered with a team from Meridianville Middle School for finals to win. Congratulations to this team on their big win that comes just one week after they dominated the tournament held at HGHS! Way to go, Trojans!!

Freshmen Tour Madison County Career Tech Center

Freshmen toured the classrooms and learned about all the opportunities available at the Madison County Career Tech Center. Thanks to the instructors & students for sharing with us!
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Lil' Trojans Support Big Trojans

It's always a treat to see our Lil' Trojans at athletic events! These Lil' Trojans got a special treat at a recent basketball game. They got to hang out with the Lady Trojans before the game!

Honoring our Senior Athletes

Congratulations to our senior athletes who were honored at a recent basketball game. Thank you for all of the time and effort you have put into your sport and for representing your school and team well during your time at HGHS! Go Trojans!!

What's happening in the Engineering Academy?

Engineers read too! These engineers have been reading in their content area, chunking and discussing a technical safety article.

What's happening in FFA?

HGHS has a new FFA String Band! They have just started practicing and already sound amazing! They are getting ready for competition in April, and we can't wait for everyone to hear them!
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What's happening in AP Language?

Mrs. Barnes's AP Language class engaged in a great round table discussion.
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LFES gets a ClearTouch Interactive Panel!

The Library at Lynn Fanning has a new edition, a ClearTouch Interactive Panel! The students are having a fun time learning all the wonderful things the board will do. Thank you to the parents for supporting the book fairs and box tops collections that allowed this purchase!

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100th Day of School

The halls of Lynn Fanning were very different on January 23! The students looked much older than usuall. Students throughout the school dressed up as 100-year-olds to celebrate that they have successfully completed 100 days of school!

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Makerspace

Each Wednesday, students come to the Lynn Fanning Library for Makerspace time. Students have 10 different Makerspace stations to choose from each week.


Some stations include technology stations with iPads, Chromebooks, and Dot robots.


Some stations are creative where students are given the opportunity to build with Legos, blocks, rings/toothpicks, gears and more.


And some stations allow students to explore their creative side and draw or make origami. We’ve had a great time trying new things this year!

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Special Olympics Bowling

Mrs. Gray's Special Olympics Bowling Participants!! They were very excited about participating in the 2019 Bowling Event. We are so Proud of them!!!
Congrats to teams 8388A and Hazel Green 8685Z for being tournament champions and both winning the Excellence Award! All 3 Meridianville teams did great with team B making it to the semifinals and team C to the quarter finals!
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Kindness Matters Poster Contest Winner

Congratulations to Victoria Langley for winning the Lions International Peace Poster Contest! The theme of this year’s poster was “KINDNESS MATTERS.”

January Recognitions

At our January PBIS event, we recognized our Robotics team, our Green Power Racing team, our students of the month and had a 3 on 3 basketball shoot-out.
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Shark Tank

Mr. Guerin’s class created Shark Tank products and presented them based on their studies of Greek gods and goddesses. The presentations were great.
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Honor Band

All-State/District Honor Band auditions were held this weekend. 11 students auditioned, and 1 was selected for All-State and 4 for District.


Middle School All-State: Nathan Curry

Middle School District: , Jackson Gilson, Tayson Kinney, Juelz Charlesworth and Nathan Curry.

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Measuring Speed

Gifted students spend time learning from Alabama State Troopers about measuring speed with radar

Measurement Lesson

Mrs. Perry's 3rd block students worked on lots of area problems with metric and customary systems. They know the area of things around the classroom and built composite figures with their new Picasso tiles.

Science Fun

Mrs. McComb's students used flashlights to complete a Science task card activity

Table Talk

Mrs. Davis' students used their time wisely at lunch to make their table talk purposeful and used Conversation Starters to prepare for the upcoming Vocabulary Test.

Decimal Dilemma

Mrs. Clevenger's students had fun completing a decimal dilemma activity during STAT time to practice ordering decimals.

Essential Standards

School-wide STAT time began with a great start! We are helping students master the Essential Standards they need to succeed. The teachers at The Mill are doing their part to answer questions 3&4 of the PLCs.

FCA Huddle

Leading by example: HGHS FCA Leaders are investing in the lives of students at The Mill each month through leading lessons at the Intermediate FCA Huddle.
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Digital Breakout

Mrs. Witte and Mrs. Saxon collaborated on a digital breakout lesson that benefited all students.
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Celebrating 100 Days of School

We had a great time celebrating the 100th day of school. Some students dressed as they were 100 years old, and some students dressed up for 100 years in the future.

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Teacher Skit to Celebrate 100 Days of Learning

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Teachers Rewarded

Congratulations to our librarian Pam Berry for being chosen as the WHNT News 19 Tools for Teachers! Mrs. Berry won $319 for the library!


Mrs. Pam Berry was also chosen as Valley’s Top Teacher on WZDX. She was also chosen for the Star 99.1 Teacher of the Week!


Ms. Tracy Bailey won $319 for Tools for Teachers from WHNT News.

Weather Lesson

We are delighted to learn about weather in person from Brad Travis WAFF 48 Meteorologist! Thank you so much for visiting our school and talking with our 4th through 7th grade students! He also took some time during his visit at MCES to stop by and talk to third grade students about weather and weather safety!

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Walk to Read

Our second grade students in Ms. Dennis’s Walk to Read group practiced their fluency with in Mrs. Doan’s first grade class this week! They had so much fun and visiting a different classroom is always an adventure!

History of Hoe Cakes

Mrs. Sanders first grade. We love having special guests visit our school! Mrs. Sanders dad, Jimmy Cargle, taught a lesson on agriculture and the history of hoe cakes. The students each got to taste one and dip them in pure cane syrup. You can’t top a lesson that is fun and delicious! Thank you Mr. Cargle!

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Basketball

Congratulations to these outstanding player for being selected for the Madison County All Tournament Basketball Team!


Xavier Sullivan
Jade Hollingsworth

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100th Day of School

100th day of school! Classrooms celebrated with some fun ideas! In Mrs. Doan’s class students wrote 100 words that they knew - sight words, pattern words, names of people, shapes, colors, etc.! In Mrs. Schwanke’s and Mrs. Pritchett’s classes students dressed up to be 100 years old! In Mrs. Spratlin’s class students aged 100 years already... with a little help from the AgeBooth app! In Mrs. Bailey’s class students counted 100 legos, built something using all of them, then wrote about what they built! Who knew 100 could be so much fun!

Behavior All-Stars

We love to reward outstanding students and these fourth grade students are enjoying a special lunch table that Mrs. Fischer planned for them because they are Behavior All Stars! Thanks to these fourth grade students for making good choices!

Bowling Trip

Mr. Belles and Mrs. Pritchett’s students had a blast at the Special Olympics Bowling at AMF Bowling!

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County Champs!

The NHS Lady Indians took home the COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP on January 14th!

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Dissection Lab

Ms. Paulson's class worked hard and learned a lot during a recent rat dissection.
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Attendance Promotion

The Attendance Team and the administration lead a school assembly with a powerful message about the importance of attendance. Over 200 students took place in a Kahoot game to build knowledge of attendance and its impact on success.

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ASPA Convention

NHHS Yearbook staff attended the Alabama Scholastic Press Association State Convention at The University of Alabama. Student, Sarah Newberry, was awarded first place in onsite Photography category.
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Art Work

Congratulations to Sarah Steelman, Coby Hubbard, and Olivia Whitaker! Their art work was selected at the local level to be sent to the State Department of Education to represent Madison County Schools in the State Superintendent's Visual Art Exhibit.


Their work will be on display in the Old Supreme Court Library of the Alabama State Capital from Feb 1-22, 2019.

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Notes of Appreciation

This Endeavor Cub sure appreciates his music teacher Mrs. Truesdail. He and his class gladly filled her bucket with notes of appreciation.

Professional Development: Music Educators

Ms. Truesdail, Endeavor's Music teacher presented "Buckets, Balls and Cans...Oh My!" at the Alabama Music Educators Association in Birmingham, AL. There was a HUGE crowd of music teachers learning how to teach different drumming techniques, including Cardio Drumming. As you can see from the video, the teachers seemed to be having a lot of fun!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFwmBx2vyRc&feature=youtu.be
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2nd Grade Spelling - Double O Agents


Students in Mrs. Brown's 2nd grade became “Double O Agents”. They were looking for words in the newspaper that had the -oo spelling pattern. #MissionComplete


4th Graders Cracking the Code

4th Graders in Mrs. Thovson and Ms. Davis’ classrooms were engaged with cracking the code on synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and homographs to find their missing dog Max.

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Greenpower Club

Our Greenpower USA Club students are excited to have the first parts on their Greenpower car.

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100 year olds in PK

Our Pre-K students dressed as 100 year olds on the 100th Day.

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100 Days Smarter In K

Mrs. Blackburn and Ms. Curtis’ Kindergarteners celebrated 100 Days in Kindergarten by making necklaces using 100 Fruit Loops.

100 Days in 1st Grade

1st Graders from Mrs. Cunningham and Ms. Lipham celebrated by having a 100th day snack. They had a I can write 100 words scavenger hunt, and I can write 100 numbers.

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GYTO (Get Your Teach On)

A couple of HES Teachers got a great PD experience at Get Your Teach On in Phoenix, Arizona. Way to go Mrs. Chelsea Carter & Mrs. Mackenzie Mathews!

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Fifth Graders Coding with Project Lead the Way


Mrs. Ramsden’s 5th graders met the challenge to build a vehicle that will drop a marble on it’s target for this week’s PLTW challenge.


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Code Talkers


Ms. Wilson’s 4th graders worked to solve messages written in ASCII and binary code, and also created their own messages for their classmates to solve! (Jessica Williamson, PTLW)

Animated Storytelling in 1st Grade


Thank you Mr. Gels for explaining computer program to Mrs. Owen’s and Mrs. Talley’s classes by using Project Lead the Way module “Animated Storytelling”.


Nearpod + Toolkit = Student Engagement


Students use Nearpod to learn and share their work in Mrs. Stinnett’s 2nd grade class.


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Under Construction!

Students have been participating in the cup stacking unit in PE. The students start with 3 cups, then 6 and eventually up to 10 cups. The kids love our cup stacking races at the end of each class!
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

MES students participated in a school version of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. They read to one another, picked up trash around the school, and found ways to help their fellow classmates.


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We’re 100 days SMARTER!

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Students of the Month

Pre-K Camden Johnson

kindergarten Charles Boudreaux

First grade Payton Tignor

Second Grade Semaj Smith

Third Grade Aiden Medlen

Fourth Grade Paola Vasquez

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Scholars' Bowl

Congratulations to all three Monrovia Scholars’ Bowl teams on their impressive victories on Saturday January 19 at the Hoover Middle School Melee.


The Monrovia A team won 4th place in the 7th and 8th grade division. The Scholars’ Bowl team knocked out the competition in a one – two punch on Saturday in the 6th grade division.


The Monrovia C team won 2nd place in the 6th grade division and the Monrovia B team won 1st place in the 6th grade division.


Congratulations to all of the competitors from this last week. Wish the 7th and 8th grade team well as they go to the District Competition on Saturday of this week at Challenger.

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Map Lesson

Ms. Strong's class studied map symbols by playing the fly swatter game! A parent said, “My son enjoyed this lesson this week from Ms. Strong!”

Science Class

Last week potential Energy became kinetic energy in Mr. Massey's science class!

Art Class Creations

Ms. Marrs gave her Art Classes the assignment to create a paper mache head of a book character. The art classes were able to show off their creations as MMS students entered the Gym for the Pep Rally!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9vwDG2K_U4&feature=share

Basketball

Congratulations to these Hawks named to the All County Basketball team:


7B- Yves Ponder
7G- Leah Brooks, Alaynna Harvey, Jayda Davis
8B- Tony Mitchell
8G- Abethany James, Kennedy Langham, Nyla Fuller

The 2018-2019 Basketball season has come to an end, and our Lady Hawks finished as CHAMPIONS by winning the Madison County Large Schools Basketball Tournament.


Our 7G finished with 24-2 record, and our 8G finished with a perfect 25-0 record. All of these young ladies contributed to this awesome season. To our 8G, you already know how much we love you and how much we are going to miss you, but we are so excited to see what the future has in store for you at the next level. Celebrate your championships ladies! You earned them!!

Cyber Safety

This month, every single student at MMS attended Cyber Safety lessons in the Library! They learned all about their digital footprints, online safety, and monitoring themselves for signs of technology addiction. Be safe online everyone!

All State Middle School Band



Congratulations to the Hawks who made the All State Middle School Band: Lauren Tillman, Micah Vaquez, and James Spurlock. Congrats Hawks!!!
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Art Work

Congratulations to Santana Manchego and Tannen Trees who currently have artwork displayed at the Huntsville Museum of Art!

Rick Bragg Feature Writing Award Winner

Congratulations to Jacob Whitlock who was given The Alabama High School Journalism of the Year award and the Rick Bragg Feature Writing Award! Way to go Jacob!
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Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Congratulations to Sparkman High School students Skyler Mears and Jonathan Huwaldt for their service for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Huntsville! They mentored students from Madison Crossroads Elementary School. GO SENATORS!

Bowling Teams

Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Bowling teams! Both finished in the top 4 in the State. Cole Arsenault and Nicole Gilbert were named the top male and female bowlers in the State as well! GO SENATORS!

Basketball

We are proud of Sparkman Senator, Malik Tyson making a statement on the basketball court!

Learning Community

Our Senator Learning Community had a great time today taking on James Clemens high school! They fought hard and had lots of fun! The final score was SHS 32 JCHS 38. Way to go Senators! They play James Clemens at Home next Thursday at 10:00 am!
Thank you to our Special Education Paraprofessionals who do such a great job working with our Senator Learning Community students!! The SLC teachers treated them to these great T-shirts celebrating their hard work!! ‬

Honor Band

Congratulations to the following students for earning a position in All-State Band:


Jamie Douglas, Jay Zayas, Jordan Waldrop, Andrew Gould, Samuel Wilson, Daniel Elliott, Dereck Tillman, Jada Kelley, Isaiah Vasquez, Tannen Trees, Joseph McBee, Coby Batchelor, Ben Spurlock


Congratulations to the following students for earning a position in the District One Honor Band:


Hannah Harmon, Kalea Connolly, Marissa Miller, Jamie Douglas, Trinity Cummings, Sara Korb, Jay Zayas, Jordan Waldrop, Andrew Gould, Samuel Wilson, Daniel Elliot, Derek Tillman, Will Collins, Samantha Griner, Joseph Lee, Jada Kelly, Isaiah Vasquez, Tannen Trees, Josiah McBee, Colby Bachelor, and Ben Spurlock


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Math Team

The Sparkman Middle School Math Team was recently featured on Waff 48 for their tournament wins!

Ms. Davis’s 8th Grade Social Studies took a 360 degree 3D virtual tour of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to study Byzantine architecture.

Professional Development: Math Strategies

SMS Math Teachers visited Central School and Buckhorn Middle to learn and share instructional strategies. Thank you ⁦Ms. Brock from Central & ⁦Ms. Pitts from Buckhorn Middle for sharing your best practices in math!

Law Enforcement Appreciation

SMS celebrated our SRO, Andrew Lancaster, on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day with lunch and a sweet treat! We are so grateful for all that he does to protect the students faculty and staff at Sparkman Middle School!

GreenPower Team

SMS GreenPower is showing off their new workshop! Thanks to all the sponsors !

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Synthesis In Process

Mrs. Reed’s Science students had a blast making synthetic worms! These SMS students are discovering synthesis processes first hand!

Girls Basketball 🏀

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Girls! Runner up in the Madison Co Schools Large Middle School Basketball Tournament!


Congrats on All County Team: Sofia and Janiyah !

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the top 5 SMS Spelling Bee Winners! Thank you Mr. Carter for sponsoring the event. Go COUGARS!