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Friday, May 29, 2009

Can You Spell?

Last night a 13 year old Kansas girl, Kavya Shivashankar, spelled laodicean to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Could you win the spelling bee? Click here a take the quiz!
By the way laodicean means lukewarm or indifferent in religion or politics.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Today was an administrative day at the K-8 and there was lots of paperwork and picking up and putting away to be done, but we took a few minutes to have lunch together in honor of the four teachers who are retiring.
Lynda Davis, William Gibson, Carolyn Mitchell and Donald Mullins are all retiring. They all received gifts and cards today and told some great stories. After lunch we were also entertained with a song by Ms. Mitchell and some of her former students who are now teachers!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Zoom Zoom

One of our third grade students, Justin Maxwell, brought the go-carts he races to share with his fellow students today. They enjoyed trying to fit inside the cart!

Keep Saving those Tabs

Mrs. Norris and her second graders want to remind you to keep saving your tabs this summer. They will continue to take them to the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville. The group plans to continue and expand this project next year.

8th grade graduation pictures

8th graders can have individual graduation pictures made on Thursday night between 5:30 and 6:30 in the music room. The class picture will be taken at 6:30. The prices for the packages are listed here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Summer Reading @ Pickett County Public Library

The public library has announced the dates for their summer reading program. This year's theme is Be Creative at Your Library. There will be exciting programs each week with entertainers, prizes and loads of fun. Join in on these dates:
July 9th
July 16th
July 23
July 30
The programs begin at 10:30, so mark your calendar now and plan to attend. It's free, but the librarians would appreciate it if you would register so they know how many to plan for. For more information go by the Pickett County Library on Main Street or call 864-6281.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It's Graduation Day

Pre-K and Kindergarten students are all graduating today. The pre-k graduation is at 2 P.M. and the kindergarten is at 7:00 P.M. Pictures for the kindergarten begin at 5:00. Congratulations to all the graduates.

Monday, May 18, 2009

"Chick Us Out"

Mrs. Jamie Evans's first graders have a great shirt to help them remember their first grade year! The shirts were created right here in Byrdstown at Reggie's Manufacturing. The chick artwork was done by Miss Patti our resident artist!

Graduation Picture Price List

This is the price list for kindergarten and 8th grade graduation pictures. Joel Poston will be here for both graduations to make photos. You may choose from the packages listed below. He will be set up in the music room(101) prior to each graduation. The pictures will be delivered to the Board of Education for you to pick up at your convenience.

Package A. $15.00
Individual and group
In folder

Package B. $20.00
Individual and group with folder

Package C. $25.00
Individual and group with folder

Package D. $35.00
Individual and group with folder

*Packages must be paid for the same night of the event.
*Packages will be ready for pick up in 2 to 3 weeks.

Lights, Camera, Action

This morning the sixth grade took us to Hollywood with their Lights, Camera, Action program. Some of the scenes from their favorite movies were recreated and they showed us what great dancers they are!

Jump Rope Team

Last Thursday, the jump rope team entertained us with their skills.  The team is made up of students from all grades.  They perform at some of the basketball games every year.  The jumpers performed some individual moves and then ask some members of the audience to participate.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

First Grade Field Trip

First graders enjoyed a trip to Jamestown today. They went to see a movie and then had lunch and some play time in a park there.
Thanks to Miss Misty for bringing back some photos this afternoon.

Fourth Grade Field Trip

Fourth graders took a field trip to Pall Mall yesterday where they visited the Sgt. Alvin C. York home, grave site and grist mill. They took a sack lunch and enjoyed an afternoon in the park. Thanks to the teachers for getting these great pictures.

Monday, May 11, 2009

It's almost Graduation

It's been a busy time for the eighth grade class. On the weekend of May 2 & 3 they took an overnight trip to Pigeon Forge where they visited Dollywood, the Dixie Stampede and Wonder Works. Then, last Friday night was the annual luau from 6-10 P.M.(I don't know if the teachers even went home that day because we stayed at school until after 4:30 because of the weather.) I just wanted to salute the junior high teachers because they spent everyday for two weeks with their students--April 27-May 8th. As I reminded the students they did this by choice and without pay to provide them with some great fun and experiences to end their 8th grade year. Their graduation will be May 28th. Good luck grads and thank your teachers for giving you the gift of their time!
Thanks to Sharon H. for helping me with the pictures!

Junior Pro Awards

Junior Pro medals will be awarded on Wednesday, May 13th at 2:00 P.M in the gym. Parents and coaches are invited to attend.

Ollie the Otter

Ollie the Otter visited our k-3rd grades this morning to remind us about seat belt safety. These little volunteers were measured to see if they need a booster seat or just a seat belt in the car. Children under four feet nine inches should be riding in a booster seat.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Pajama Day

Today is pajama day in kindergarten. They wear their pj's and try to have a relaxing day watching some movies and having some popcorn!

Goin' To the Zoo!

Mrs. Rebekah traveled to the zoo with the kindergarten students on Thursday. She took some photos on the bus and caught some of the zoo animals relaxing in their habitats! Thanks for sharing Mrs. Rebekah.