Thursday, September 15, 2005


HS Primary unites with Rust for hurricane relief effort

Students and faculty of the Holly Springs Primary School joined forces with the Pre-Law and Sociology Club students at Rust College last week to collect donations for Hurricane Katrina victims. Through generous donations from students and their families and staff members, the primary school collected two full truckloads of goods that will be taken directly to victims of the storm.

The goods collected included canned goods, toiletries, clothes, shoes, baby items, and bottled water.

Holly Springs Primary Parent Center director Mamie Byers said, “We were thrilled with the participation in our Katrina drive. There was a lot of love shown here by our students, parents, and staff. I know that our work here will make a difference for those down south who need us.”

Joseph Stone, Holly Springs Primary principal, emphasized the benefits to both the hurricane victims and Holly Springs students. He said, “I am very proud of the effort that our school made. It is important that everyone send whatever assistance they can to the hurricane victims. At the same time, it is important to our students that they learn the value of community service early in their lives.”

Byers separated a portion of the collected goods from the Primary School and took those to Trinity Missions Rehab center in Byhalia, where 27 elderly victims of Katrina are being temporarily housed.

The Rust College students compiled the remainder of the donations from Primary School with the items collected on the Rust campus. These provisions are being sent to the coast. Mayor Andre DeBerry is assisting this effort by helping secure transportation of the donations to the storm-ravaged areas.

Friendship Christian Academy starts year off with full schedule

What’s happening at Friendship Christian Academy? A lot, to say the least.

On August 26 during orientation FCA announced the addition of three new teachers; Rachel Pope, computer; Tammy Overton, elementary and James Overton, music. FCA welcomes them to the staff.

With a record attendance this year, getting the students in routine was quite a feat the first week but now things are rolling along at top speed.

In the second week of school at FCA the students were asked to wear a Crazy Hat for a day of wacky and silly fun. The students at FCA do have quite an imagination and we all enjoyed seeing the creative side of all the students.

Our fifth and sixth grade class went on their first field trip of the year. They went to Strawberry Plains in Holly Springs. The trip was very educational and all the students enjoyed themselves while they learned.

Friday, September 9, FCA invited all of the students’ grandparents out for lunch in celebration of Grandparent’s Day. It was so wonderful to meet and see the students with their families. We hope so see them all back really soon, as we are looking forward to gathering around the flag pole for See You At The Pole day Wed., Sept. 21.

Now that the first month has had such a great start, FCA would like to invite everyone out to join us in chapel September 30. The guest speaker for the day will be Friendship Assembly’s very own Pastor Virgil Scherff, with our Jr. and Senior High school students leading praise and worship. Each year the students enjoy joining in. Chapel will begin Friday, September 30 at 8:30 a.m. We look forward seeing you.

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