Thursday, April 7, 2005


News from H.W. Byers High School

On Thursday, March 24, the upcoming senior class of H. W. Byers High School and their parents met. Ebony Jones, junior class president, welcomed the capacity audience of parents and classmates. Shagrace Walker, sergeant at arms, led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Bradley Coleman, the class vice-president, introduced the speaker, Heather Roberts. The Educational Services Foundation of Jackson, sponsors workshops for high school students. Roberts presented the workshop “Road Map for Rising Seniors.” An explanation of what should be done by the students and their parents now and in the near future was given. Information concerning the college application process, college core curriculum, and paying for college was given. There were about twelve handouts of workbooks, pamphlets and guides from local, state and federal agencies given to each student and their parents. Al Hudson, representative from Southeastern Tennessee Community College, also spoke to the students. His comments centered around staying focused and staying away from a lifestyle that will interfere with success.

Sasshaunda Davis and Michael Love are the class sponsors. Davis spoke for the both of them concerning finishing up the current school year’s class work, prom, rings and other “junior” matters. Gary Hannah, principal, spoke to the parents and students about finishing out this school year strong and on the right track. Linda Spaulding, counselor, talked about planning the student’s class schedules for the 2005-06 school year.

Handouts were given on the college core curriculum, requirements for high school, testing requirements and individual student's transcripts and grade point averages. Parents who were unable to attend the meeting may call Spaulding at 662-851-7826 to set up an individual meeting concerning their child.

Upcoming meetings were announced. The meeting for the class of 2008 and their parents was held Thursday, March 31. The parent meeting for this year’s sophomore class is scheduled for Thursday, April 7. The guest speaker topic is “Jump Starting your Junior Year.” Spaulding will also give parents and students an opportunity to work on their 2005-06 schedules. All meetings will be held at 6 p.m. in the library and are for both student and their parents.

Other upcoming meetings (6 p.m. in the library) include: Thursday, April 28, for eighth graders and their parents, Preparing for High School, Thursday, May 12, for sixth graders and their parents: Junior High Orientation.

If you have questions, please contact Spaulding, counselor, at H. W. Byers at 662-851-7826. Make plans now to attend all meetings that apply to you and your child.

Mary Reid School third nine weeks honor roll

K-A Mrs. Minor, Superint-endent’s List: Ashleigh Johnson, Bettia Hankins, Katie Culver, Justin Delbert, Dillon Day, Peyton Montoria

Principal’s List: Lindzy Bradford

K-B Mrs. Wilkerson, Superint-endent’s List: Breana Martin, Cade Watts, Hailey McMinn, Joshua Owens, Kayla Brown, Kayla Martin, Kyle Corbett, Liane Riles, Megan Cooper, Victoria

Principals’ List: Alyssa Bruce, Dustin Harp, LaShawn Gorman

K-C Mrs. Farr, Superint-endent’s List: Christian Bailey, Alec Smith, Taylor Harris, Le’Jayla Scott, Lyric Brock, Haze Walton

Principal’s List: Ty King, Earvin Jeffries, Josef Eddie, Makaha Martin, Tyrese Harden

1-A Mrs. Moore, Superint-endent’s List: Denise Taylor, Joshua King, Kelsey Evans, Shantasia Duncan, Angel Wilson, Anthony Williams, Ty WIlkerson, Karyss Russell, Reagann Bing, Cameron Bing, Lilian Franco

Principal’s List: Kyla Jeffries, Trent Culver, Jahnathony Jefferson, Austin Mannon, James Peterson

1-B, Principal’s List: Kaylin Skelton, Shane Jones, Douglas Shaw, Jocelyn Green, Taylor Childress, Megan Naylor, Abbie Gibson

1-C Mrs. Hilmer, Superint-endent’s List: Marley Clarkson

2-A Mrs. Looney, Superint-endent’s List: Katlyn Allen, Brandon Crane, Kaleb Reid

Principal’s List: Hunter Farr, Malcolm Harris, Ashley Jackson, Jakayla Johnson, Allyiah Smith, Hunter Snow, Magen Wilbanks, Hayden Wilkerson

3-A Mrs. Howell, Superindent’s List: Brent Burge, Briana Cheatwood, Alaken McNeer, Alan Shaw, Amber Cooper, Hailey Miller, Jessica Peterson

3-B Mrs. Joyner, Principal’s List: Brittany Ash, Molly Grace Bolden, Hayley Davis, Jonathan Green, Kelsey Mitchell, Kelsie Reid

4-K Mrs. Green, Superint-endent’s List: Danielle Baston, Abby Cook, Tyler Goode, Danetria Hankins, Savannah Henderson, Zane Looney, Allie Mills, Dylan Minor, Miles Naylor, Shaina Wiggins, Jessica Russom

Principal’s List: Trey Cotton, Cassidy Harris, Dominic Martin, Weston Rowland, Hannah Talley, Patrick Thompson

Mrs. Carrie Tyree’s Class, Superintendent’s List: Cameron Bing, Jasmine Humphrey

Principal’s List: Melvisha Faulkner, Jayd Iglinsky, Bridget Harris, Robert Harris

Potts Camp School honor roll

Fourth Grade, Superint-endent’s List: Kimberly Allen, Abby Farr, Megan Watkins, Alexandria King

Principal’s List: Ben Bolden, Wesley Brown, Elizabeth Cooper, Korey Davis, Justin Feathers, Shauna Haney, Monterrica Foster, Jakayla Mitchell, Justin Franco, Bailey Sanderson, Savannah Gandy, Clay Smith, Aaron Glover, Alexis Thomas, Shelby Hemme, James Turnage, Taylor Johnson, Kayla Yarbrough, Phillip Lemons, Maresha Payne, Bobby Snow, Justin Stanton, Jamie Wells, Scottie Wheeler, Whitney Holland, Arkayla Richards, Michaela Anderson, Garrett Bailey, Dakota Bass

Fifth Grade, Superintendent’s List: Riley Clayton, Kody Joyner, Rachel Smith, Makenzee Whaley

Principal’s List: Briana Clarkson, Samantha Bing, Shelby Davis, Kasey Feathers, Chase Ferrell, Kayla Feathers, Andi Gailor, Shanarra Marion, Thomas Garner, Jacob McMinn, Leslie Hobbs, Deundra Payne, Josh, Huckaby, Paul Michael Robertson, Andre Hughes, Dylan Sullivan, Zach Looney, Taylor Waddle, Andrea Sims, Jose’ Ramirez, Nieshia Stinson, Austin Wilson

Sixth Grade, Superintendent’s List: Phillip Chandler, Ashley Harris, Courtney Hudson

Principal’s List: Macy Watkins, Will Huff, Chelsea Morgan, Miles Moore, Alexis Wilkerson, Anelicia Myers, Loni Brown, Devin Holmes, Austin Lemons, Matt Swinford, Taylor Nicholson, Destin Wells, Mandy Patrick Eddie Wilson, Nickoe Rucker, Dillon Childers, Macey Clarkson, Lakesha Siggers

Seventh Grade, Superint-endent’s List: Shelby Sanderson

Principal’s List: Branicus Campbell, Kendall Wells, Johnathan Falkner, Jeremy Dillard, Hanna Goolsby, Ali Cheatwood, Savannah Henson, Ali Farris, Teresa Hill, James Franco, Justin Miller, Ashton Gandy, Yolanda Fitts, Shawna Leavitt, Larry Miller

Eighth Grade, Principal’s List: Sidney Clayton, Laken Cook, Andrea Haney, Joshua Hillmer, Jason Howell, Robert Loftin, David Russom, Levi Smith, Ashley Wilson

Ninth Grade, Principal’s List: Corey Garner, Andrea Joyce, Jermaine King, Emily Faries

Tenth Grade, Principal’s List: Marquitta Hampton, Amanda Barstow, Siara Hill, Morgan Lemons, Lovetta Martin

11th Grade, Principal’s List: Jackie Byrd, Brian Martin, Stellana Taylor, Lillian Walker

12th Grade, Principal’s List: Whittney Bridges, Brandon Rhynes, Reva Sanders, Erica Tables, Marilyn Culver, Cameren Loftin, Kevin Payton, Rowland Renner

Potts Camp students tour local factory

Charles Johnson, transitional coordinator for Marshall County Schools arranged a job shadowing field trip for Potts Camp students last week.

The students visited the Parker Racor factory in the old Wurlitzer building in Holly Springs. Alice Ray, human resource manager for the plant and Stan Gilliland did orientation with the teachers and students in the board room before the tour. Ray showed students some of the finalized products they would see as they took the tour. Stan Gilliland spoke to the students as well.

Parker Racor employs 136 employees in the factory. It has been in business for 11 years in Holly Springs and has 456 companies globally. The Holly Springs facility produces filters for trailer trucks, UPS trucks, Fed-Ex trucks and jet planes.

They are in the process of starting up a new line that will produce filters for the Blue Bird Bus Company.

These students were given first hand experience in the world of work.

There are several departments in the factory, and each department does something different to make sure the finalized product is complete and ready for shipping.

After the tour was over, the teachers and students returned to the board room where Ray gave each student a t-shirt and a pencil. She also gave the female teachers a tote bag, and the male teachers a Polo shirt.

The tour was very informative and a great experience for all.

Johnson would like to thank Alice Ray and Parker Racor for allowing Potts Camp teachers and students to come.

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