Thursday, March 22, 2007
Volunteers needed to serve as tutors
By Lorra Isom
Once again we are appealing to you for your assistance. Very soon we will be administering the Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT) to students in the Holly Springs School District grades 2-8. We invite the entire community to play a role in helping our students to achieve a level three or higher.
In order to do this, our students must continue to show progress. We are in need of your help to serve as tutors for our students in grades three-eight.
We need help in the areas of Language arts and math. While progress is being made by our students, we feel that your help will further accelerate the progress being made. A teacher will be assisting you with any questions that might arise before or during your tutoring. Please become a part of our movement to raise our student achievement and our school to a level three or higher this school year.
Remember that it takes a village to raise a child. We have many children to raise in the Holly Springs School District and you are a part of our village. If you are willing to help us realize our goals for the students and the school contact us at 252-2329.
Potts Camp FFA sponsors supper
The Potts Camp FFA alumni is sponsoring a steak/hot dog supper on March 30 at the Potts Camp School cafeteria, beginning at 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
The steak plate is $10 and consists of a six- to eight-ounce rib-eye, salad, roll, baked potato, dessert and drink.
The hot dog plate is $4 and consists of: hot dog, chips, dessert and drink. This fundraiser, like others we have held and will hold in the future, will provide financial assistance to the different FFA teams as they travel to competitions. Some of those teams are: livestock show team, livestock judging, tool ID, opening and closing, parliamentary procedure, creed speaking and public speaking. Also, it helps to send FFA kids to the state and national FFA Convention. The state convention this year is in Hattiesburg.
We will also have a silent auction; bidding begins at 4 p.m. and closes at 7 p.m. This is where all items will be displayed on tables and you go by and write your name and bid on any or all items of your choice.
Various businesses and individuals have donated items. If you would like to donate items, it is not too late. Just contact the numbers below.
We encourage you to come out and support the kids and our FFA program.
All proceeds from the steak/hot dog supper and auction will go to the Potts Camp FFA Chapter.
For more information please call: Clark Ormon, 333-9222; Billy Gurley, 333-7831; Edgar Wilkinson, 333-7931 or Beth Overall, 333-4446.
Jennifer Jones, marketing II student, was the winner of a Black History Month essay contest held during February at the Holly Springs Career and Technical Center.
Jennifer’s essay centered on the trials and tribulations of Aricka Westbrook as she struggled to sell her fried turkeys. Westbrook’s successful company, Jive Turkey, now sells fried turkeys worldwide through the Internet. “I chose to write about Aricka because I love to eat fried turkey and I want to follow in her footsteps when I grow up,” said Jennifer.
Brittany Shelton, marketing I, took second place with an essay about the entrepreneurial skills of Madam C.J. Walker.
Fredrick Douglas was the topic of marketing I third place winner, Dianna Powell.
Business computer technology contest winners were Sharnese Mayfield, first place, and Tartaknesia McKinney, second place.
Ashland High School plans reunion
Ashland High School alumni are planning class reunions for this June. Reunions are to include all graduates of 1960 through 1969. We need at least one representative of every graduating class from 1960 to 1969 to be present at our next planning session.
The next planning meeting will be held at Burton Sugar Farm on March 31, at 1 p.m. Please notify everyone you know that graduated during the ’60s of this meeting. Also, we need addresses or phone numbers so we can contact as many graduates as we can. If you can help with addresses or phone numbers, please do.
For more information please call Sandra Scarth Wilkerson at 662-224-8165 or Beverly Estes at 662-224-8132.
Area students participate in Regional Reading Fair
Holly Springs School District students traveled to the Regional Reading Fair on Saturday, March 3 at Lafayette High School in Oxford. We are very proud of them and congratulate them on this honor.
Students who traveled to Oxford were Division A, Jarrys Martin, Holly Springs Primary School; Division B, Marquezzo Pryor, Holly Springs Primary; Division C, Ronnie Aldridge, Holly Springs Primary School; Division D, David Jones, Holly Springs Intermediate School; Division E, Brian Nunnally, Holly Springs Intermediate School; Division F, Katie Robinson, Holly Springs Jr. High School; Division G, Sheronda Payne, Holly Springs High School; Division H, Javis Nabors, Destiny James, Yolandrea Pegues, LaSasha Braddock, Holly Springs Intermediate School; Division I, Lamartravious Lowery and Desmond Washington, Holly Springs Intermediate School; Division J, Kierica Autry and Trisha Streater, Holly Springs High School; Division K, Jenarra Jones, Holly Springs Primary School, and Division L, Vincent Williams, Holly Springs Intermediate School.
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