Thursday, February 15, 2007
Dance set for Fri.
A post-Valentine’s Day Dance will be held for Holly Springs Intermediate School students only on Friday, Feb. 16, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Intermediate School Gym. Admission, $1.50 for PTA students, and $3 for other students. We are asking all parents to donate some type of snack, water or juice. No soda pops. Sherna DeBerry Stone, PTA president; Vikkie Marion, PTA fundraiser chairperson.
Holly Springs Intermediate School Reading Fair Boards will be on display in the gym and halls for the community to view from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.
The Holly Springs Intermediate School Parent Center is open daily for parents to come and check out free materials to help their child at home. Beverly Phillips is there daily to assist you. Give us a call at 252-7733.
Parent workshop to be held at Byhalia
Byhalia High School will hold a workshop for parents of students who will be taking the Subject Area Tests. The workshop will be held in the BHS library at 6:30 on Tuesday, Feb. 20. You will be given information on how you can encourage and help your child prepare for these tests. The teachers and staff involved in Subject Area Tests will be there to answer questions that you may have concerning the test. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. Your child must pass these tests before he or she can graduate.
The University of Tennessee Extension Service and the Shelby Farms Equestrian Alliance are offering a three-day Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course. The course will include classroom studies, hands-on work with live animals, night time and water rescues, and information about how incident command systems work. Lunch will be provided and a book on Large Animal Rescue authored by Dr. Gimenez is included in the course. Space is limited, reserve your spot today.
The three-day training will be offered April 20, 21 and 22 at the Shelby Show Place Arena, located at the corner of Germantown Parkway and Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, Tenn. The cost is $325 if we receive your registration before March 30 and $350 if received after March 30.
Students enjoy reading fair
An estimated 400 students participated in the Marshall County School District’s Reading Fair this year. The county-wide competitions selected first place winners from 11 categories who will be invited to the Regional Reading Fair March 3 at Lafayette County High School.
Mary Reid Principal Leigh Anne Sanderson said the reading fair, “allows students a creative way to display their favorite story. And it engages the family as well.”
Children can compete in several different categories by individual, by group, or by family, said Lela Hale, lead teacher in grades 7-12 at Potts Camp.
Students in K-12 were eligible for the Reading Fair competition and prepared a poster illustrating some aspect of the book they selected. Students were required to answer judges’ questions about their book.
The judging at the district level took place recently at Galena School with all first place winners from each school entering the county-wide competition. The first place winners from the district competition go to regional in Oxford and from there first place winners will advance on up to the state-wide competition.
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