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Thursday, April 23, 2015

TCAP Time Is Here




TCAP Assessments will be next week April 27- May 1

The school will be providing breakfast for all students next week. If your student plans to eat at school please be sure they arrive no later than 7:30 a.m. 

Other ways you can help your student:

Make sure students get a good night's sleep.
Have students to school on time, and limit early pick-ups.
Reduce unnecessary stress.
Be encouraging!

Grades K-2 will test Mon-Thurs.
Grades 3-8 will test Mon-Wed.
Generally testing is finished before lunch, and students will participate in Achievement Day activities in the afternoon. 


Tomorrow Friday April 24, all students are asked to wear red for TCAP RED-INESS!

Don't forget to send money for concessions during Achievement Day activities. Items will be under $1.

Monday, April 6, 2015

April Newsletter

PICKETT Co. k-8 april newsletter
Dear families,
     I hope everyone enjoyed spring break!  There are only 7 weeks of school left for this school year.  We are making up the 1 snow day by extending the school year by 1 day.  Students will come to school on Thursday, May 21st, which was an administrative day.  The administrative day is now Friday, May 22nd and students will pick up report cards on Saturday, may 23rd.
     Pickett County K8 will be selling school t-shirts.  The t-shirts will be safety yellow.  Please be looking for an order form coming home with your child/children.  We encourage you to purchase the t-shirt for your child to wear on upcoming school trips.  It is much easier for teachers when all students have on the same color in their groups.  The t-shirts will cost $12 plus tax and orders are due by Friday, april 17th.
     Linda Crouch will be meeting with grades 4,5, and 6 on Thursday, April 9th at 2:15 p.m. to inform and encourage students about the benefits of music education.  Parents are invited to attend.
     We will be giving the state social studies field test to grades 3-8 the week of April 13th.
     Seventh and eighth grade students will be participating in “brain Games” again this year at the high school.  “Brain Games” is scheduled for Monday, April 20th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the high school.  Dinner will be provided to the students.
     Students who qualified for the spring “peace” trip will be going to wonder works in Pigeon forge on Saturday, April 25th.
     Progress reports will go home on Thursday, april 30th.
     Tcap testing will take place the week of april 27th through may 1st.
     Kindergarten graduation has been moved to Thursday, may 14th at 7 p.m.
     Eighth grade graduation is scheduled for Thursday, may 21st at 7 p.m.

Important dates to remember:

         4/9—linda crouch meet with 4/5/6 at 2:15 pm
         4/10—Jr. high baseball game/h/Clinton co. 5 pm
         4/13-17—grades 3-8 social studies field test
         4/17—deadline for all school t-shirt orders
         4/20—7th/8th “brain Games” high school 5-8 pm
         4/24—jr. high baseball game/Clinton co. 5 pm
         4/25—“peace” trip to pigeon forge
         4/27-5/1—tcap test kindergarten through 8th
         4/30—progress reports go home





                                             Kenny Tompkins, principal

Friday, March 27, 2015

7th Grade Goes to Camp

Misty Dowdy's students had Reading Camp today. They brought blankets, pillows, and snacks and used the tables and other places in the room for campsites.  A good time was had by all and they learned reading can be fun! 








Jr High Baseball Schedule

JR High Baseball Schedule




March 30 @ Jackson County             4:00 p.m.

March 31 Jackson Co @ Home         4:00 p.m.

April 2 Clay Co @ Home  4:30 p.m. Double Header

April 10  Clinton Co @ Home            5:00 p.m.

April 24 @ Clinton Co                        5:00 p.m.

3rd Grade Turns Trash to Dinos


3rd graders use recyclable materials to make dinosaurs as part of their reading lesson!






















Friday, March 13, 2015

School Calendar Change

The school calendar has been adjusted to make-up missed snow days.



May 21 - Students WILL attend school

May 22 - Administrative Day for teachers

May 23 - Report Cards 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Spring is Near

The snow days have gotten us a little behind, so here are some important dates to remember!


March 13 - THIS Friday will be Spring Pics along with Cheerleaders, Jump Rope & Band

March 14 - Youth League Baseball & Softball Sign-Ups Early Entry $25 
Forms may be picked up at school or Town Hall. After March 14 the fee increases to $40, absolutely no entries accepted after March 21. 


March 23 - Report Cards will Go Home

March 26 - Parent Teacher Conference

March 30 - SPRING BREAK 

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Let's Talk Science with Conversation Hearts

Mrs. Rena Scott's 2nd grade class became scientists today. Students learned how to make predictions, observations and record results using conversation candy hearts in water, vinegar, and sprite.


Students Preparing for the Experiment & Predicting the Results





Students test the reaction of conversation hearts in sprite, water & vinegar.


 Students discussing what they observed and learned from the experiment.


Thank you Mrs. Pam Flowers for taking the pictures!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Perfect Attendance & Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks Perfect Attendance & Honor Roll Awards


A student was selected from each grade to receive a gift card as a reward for their perfect attendance!


 1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade




A Honor Roll Winners

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade


4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade