November 29, 2007
EducationHolly Springs Primary’s December calendar
Holly Springs Primary School announces their December activities.
Dec. 10 - 13, Start mid-year tesats
Dec. 13, first grade Christmas Program, 9 a.m.
Dec. 15, brunch with Santa (Students will present Christmas program) 10 a.m.
Dec. 19 - 21, second ELO tests and early release, 1 p.m.
Dec. 24 - Jan. 4, holiday break
Jan. 7, students, staff return
Parents are urged to attend all activities.
Robinson named to city school board
By SUE WATSON
Ronne Robinson was appointed to serve as a board trustee for the Holly Springs School District by city aldermen last week.
She replaces Alonzo McClinton, who resigned and whose term was to expire in February 2008.
Robinson was recommended to the board of aldermen by Mayor Andre’ DeBerry, in part because she has children in the school district, and because of her involvement in parent teacher organizations and with school districts as a volunteer.
Robinson is from Kansas City, Missouri, where she was a committee member of the PTA, elected to vice-president, then filled in as president. She is married to Charles Robinson of Holly Springs.
She told the board of aldermen parental involvement is key to successful academic programs.
Presently Robinson works with the cheer and dance teams at the high school and junior high and substitutes in the office.
“I just want to do anything in any way I can to improve the lives of our kids,” she said.
Alderman Russell Johnson asked Robinson what the critical needs are, in her view, that the school district should focus on.
“Parental involvement,” she said. “It’s not nearly where it should be. I don’t know how much it can be raised. The home life and parents have a lot to do with how a child does in school. Until we get parents involved in children’s lives, I have a feeling we will have difficulty in raising scores.”
Alderman Tim Liddy asked her about business experience.
Robinson said she served as an office manager six years in Kansas City and has assisted MI College Homes until the retirement of Mary Frances Robinson.
DeBerry said he is impressed with Robinson’s involvement with PTA.
“I share your hopes we can improve the level of participation from parents and the community,” he said.
Robinson’s appointment leaves no more vacancies on the school board.
Rust College A’Cappella Choir in concert December 9 at 6 p.m.
Spend the evening with Zebedee R. Jones and the world renowned Rust College A’Cappella Choir in their annual Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Morehouse Auditorium, Doxey Center.
The 10th annual concert will feature “The Messiah” by George Frederic Handel. “The Messiah” is an oratorio based on a libretto of another artist’s work made famous by Handel.
The libretto comprises three acts with several scenes, with the most famous movement being the “Hallelujah” chorus.
The concert, sponsored by the Rust College Lyceum Series, is free and open to the public.
Chili supper Dec. 3 at Marshall
The Marshall Academy PTC will sponsor a chili supper on Monday, Dec. 3.
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a bowl of homemade chili with all the fixins’, a yummy made-with-love dessert and iced tea.
The chili supper will be held in the Marshall Academy cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – pick up or dine in. The cost is $5 per ticket.
The December 3 fund-raiser benefits the Marshall Academy PTC.
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