January 30, 2019
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!!
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.
1st- Alex Coons 292
2nd- Jeremiah Borgen 284
3rd - Dalton Jenkins 284
1st- Torey Sides 281
2nd- Emma Lones 280
3rd- Paige Gray 279
4th- Kara Black 279
LC BUCKS VOLUNTEER FOR HUNTSVILLE HAVOC
Scholars' Bowl 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
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.
100 Days of School
Force and Motion Lab
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!!
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
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!
100 Days of School Celebration
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!!!
We also recognized our 4K students who have mastered their lowercase and uppercase letters!
Rescuing A Tiger...
Smith The Stranger
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.
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.
STREAM Activity with a Special Guest!
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.
"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
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!
HGHS Bowling Ends Outstanding Season
HGHS Robotics Dominates Competition
Lady Trojans Keep Winning
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!!
First Senior Sweepstakes Winners of the Year
Team 8685Z Strikes Again!
Freshmen Tour Madison County Career Tech Center
Honoring our Senior Athletes
What's happening in FFA?
What's happening in AP Language?
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!
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!
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!
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.
Teacher Skit to Celebrate 100 Days of Learning
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.
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!
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!
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!
Mr. Belles and Mrs. Pritchett’s students had a blast at the Special Olympics Bowling at AMF Bowling!
The NHS Lady Indians took home the COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP on January 14th!
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.
Their work will be on display in the Old Supreme Court Library of the Alabama State Capital from Feb 1-22, 2019.
Professional Development: Music Educators
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.
Our Greenpower USA Club students are excited to have the first parts on their Greenpower car.
100 year olds in PK
Our Pre-K students dressed as 100 year olds on the 100th Day.
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.
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.
Nearpod + Toolkit = Student Engagement
Students use Nearpod to learn and share their work in Mrs. Stinnett’s 2nd grade class.
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.
We’re 100 days SMARTER!
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
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.
Art Class Creations
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!!
Rick Bragg Feature Writing Award Winner
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
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
The Sparkman Middle School Math Team was recently featured on Waff 48 for their tournament wins!
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!
SMS GreenPower is showing off their new workshop! Thanks to all the sponsors !