Thursday, May 17, 2007
Fifth graders learn about drug abuse
The DARE program was taught to fifth graders in the Marshall County Schools and Marshall Academy by DARE officers Cathy Elliott and Tamara Jeffries.
DARE is a 10-week educational program that provides training to students on drug abuse awareness, peer pressure, conflict resolution and building positive self esteem.
There were approximately 300 fifth graders that completed the DARE program during the 2006-2007 school year.
As part of the DARE training, the students are required to write an essay on how they felt about the DARE program and what they learned. There were three essay winners from each school, first place, second place and third place. An overall winner was chosen from the first place winners.
This year the overall winner is Destiny Braswell of Galena School. Destiny is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Bennie Braswell.
We congratulate Destiny on writing such an outstanding essay.
HS Intermediate School calendar
Holly Springs Intermediate School announces its Awards Day program on Wednesday, May 16 at 9 a.m. for the third and fourth grades and 1 p.m for the fifth and sixth grades. Parents are encouraged to attend.
The PTA meeting will be held Wednesday, May 16 at 5 p.m. in the library. All parents are encouraged to attend.
Essential Benchmark retest will be given on Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18.
H.W. Byers Elementary to host summer reading program
H.W. Byers Elementary School is in its fourth year of the Reading First Grant. Kindergarten, first, second, and third grades are assessed at the beginning, middle, and end of the year. They are assessed on reading skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. Those students who are identified with needs are tutored thirty minutes daily and progress is monitored twice monthly. Monthly reports are sent to the Mississippi Department of Education.
The Reading First Grant mandates a monthly Literacy Night. The meetings are held in the Multi-Purpose Building from 6-7 p.m. The third grade was in charge of the program for April. They performed a play entitled “The Crowded House.”
There were also songs and poems for the parents, grandparents, friends, and extended family to enjoy. The May Literacy Night will be conducted by the first grade on Tuesday, May 22.
H.W. Byers Elementary will again host a summer reading program for K-3 grades in the month of June. Teachers will have a professional development training on Monday, June 4, and students will begin on Tuesday, June 5. The summer reading program will continue 20 days, ending on Monday, July 2.
It is hoped that each student will receive the extra individual tutoring needed to become a successful, confident reader.
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