Thursday, April 20, 2005


Eighth graders make plans for high school

Current eighth graders are making plans for the “Getting Ready for High School” meeting to be held at the H. W. Byers High School library on Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m. This meeting is for parents and their children who will be entering the ninth grade this next fall. This meeting will include high school academic requirements, state testing requirements, scheduling for the 2005-06 school year along with other pertinent information.

Eighth graders recently were given the EXPLORE test. This test is the eighth grade version of the ACT. The results compare the student academically with other eighth graders in the nation as well as give the student an ACT score. In addition, the test gives the results of a career interest survey taken by the student along with career guidance information. The eighth graders will be given their results at this meeting to assist them and their parents in making four-year high school plans.

This test was purchased with money from the Appalachian Regional Commission Grant that was recently awarded to H.W. Byers High School. The co-directors of this grant are Colet Pierce and Linda Spaulding.

As you are probably already aware, high school students in Mississippi are taking the subject area tests starting next week. The Subject Area Tests, which are required for graduation, will be given starting Tuesday, April 26 with English II multiple choice (the writing component was given in March), then biology I and US history and ending with algebra I (bring your graphic calculator) on Friday, April 29. The Mississippi Curriculum Test for second through eighth grades will begin on Tuesday, May 3 and end Thursday, May 5. Parents are asked to make sure that their children are present and at school by 7:45 a.m. each day during testing. It is important that the children get plenty of rest during this time and eat a healthy breakfast free of sugar.

If you have questions concerning testing or this meeting, please call Spaulding at 662-851-7826.

Holly Springs Intermediate celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday

Holly Springs Intermediate School celebrated Read Across America Day in recognition of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Wednesday, March 2 when parents, grandparents, community leaders, students, faculty and staff read to students in grades three-six. Each reader received a certificate and refreshments were served. Holly Springs Intermediate faculty and staff extend appreciation to all readers for volunteering their time to help celebrate the “joy of reading.”

Community volunteers who read were Constance Mason, city clerk office; Mary Milan, retired teacher; Angie Reed Hudson, First State Bank; Cynthia Cole, Rust College; Shirley Dillard, New Hope Village; Leona Harris, Ida B. Wells Museum; Latoya Galloway, ICS; Marjorie Sise, Rust College; Bea H. Green, Alliance Health; Mary Hughes, parent; Lenita Cruel, Trinity Mission; Charisse Harris, Trinity Mission; Sherna DeBerry, Akili Day Care Center; Mayor Andre’ DeBerry, Kenneth McMullen, city recreation director; Artis Walton, retired teacher; Yolanda Jeffries, city recreation department; Dorothy Nevels, Rust College; Robbie Zinn, retired teacher; Lela Stevens, ICS; Dr. Paul Lampley, Rust College; Glenda Bridgeforth, Kroger; Sigma Galloway, Kentucky Fried Chicken; Superintendent Judy Smith, Lisa Liddy, City Clerk Office; Gwen Jones, Rust College; Pearly Jones, Rust College; Sharon Crane, Utility Department; Glenda Manning, Holly Springs Vo-Tech; Shelia Walton, Health Department; Dianne Brown, ICS; Mary Hicks, Rust College and Dorothy Buck, Holly Springs superintendent’s office, and John David Johnson, Fred’s Dollar Store. In addition, HSI faculty, staff and students read and/or performed to enhance the reading celebration. Thanks to the following businesses who donated refreshments: Piggly Wiggly, Big Star, Wal-Mart, Pizza Hut, Pop Eyes, Save-A-Lot, KFC, Fred’s, and Sonic.

Holy Family third quarter honor roll

Ms. White/Isom, Grade One, Principal’s Honor Roll: Andrew Crittle; A/B Honor Roll: Ta’Koia Allen, Brandon Baird, LaKendra Bell, Terri Clark, Baker De Almeida, Elijah Henderson, Samantha Henderson, Splyndid Hollis, Jalen Jackson, Shakyrian Jefferson, Kyia King, Jasmine Lucas, Shundria Sharp, Javarria Thomas, James Vinson

Ms. Dawkins/Isom Grade Two, Principal’s Honor Roll: JaBria Curry, Eromosele Okhiria, Wynter Thomas; A/B Honor Roll: De’Andre Beard, K’Shaun Britt, Kylon Freeman, Kelon Hall, Jordan Harris, Jonathan Howell, Neja Hubbard, Brianna Jones, Trent Jones, Tymara McKinney, Mikayla Zinn

Improvement Honor Roll: Kartyea Cathey, James Wesley Dobbs

Ms. Woods, Grade 3, Principal’s Honor Roll: Alexus Bell; A/B Honor Roll: Jasmaine Dean, Jonathan Ford, Kiera Lumpkin, Jonathan Mayfield, Vatrice Nunnally, Devonte Smith, Ashley Vinson

Ms. Day, Grade Four, A/B Honor Roll: T’Erika Allen, Sydne’ Autry, Martina Daugherty, Joshua Ford, Alexandria Henderson, Courtney Porter, Abreanna Spight

Ms. Taylor, Grade Five, Principal’s Honor Roll: Jessika Harris, Alexandra Johnson; A/B Honor Roll: Kearsha Brown, Joshua Gulledge, Brianna HOllowell

Ms. Bonica, Grade Six, A/B Honor Roll: Takeva Bell, Davonte Harris

Sister Ramona, Grade Seven, A/B Honor Roll: Dean Bridgeforth, Rayshonda Johnson

Mr. Shelton, Grade Eight, A/B Honor Roll: Raven Autry, Brandy Balfour, Rhyan Bridgeforth

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