The Lowndes Middle School 8th Grade Math Team was successful in taking first place out of twelve teams competing from across South Georgia at the Math Counts Competition held at Mathis Auditorium! Congratulations to Bryson Bennett, Savannah Pannell, Emily Anderson, Camden Humphrey, and their Coach, Amie Brasher on their success!
Congratulations to Katie Chappuis, February employee GREAT Award winner. Ms. Chappuis is the principal at Dewar Elementary School and is described as an amazing administrator! She is a visionary leader, always planning, not only for today, but for the dreams and aspirations we have collectively for the future of our school. She has a deep love for the students and the faculty at Dewar. Mrs. Chappuis strives every day to make DES a better school because she KNOWS we are capable of greatness. She is Genuine, Resourceful, Energizing, Ambitious, and Trustworthy. She leads by example and strives for excellence. She is well liked and respected by all who know her and by all who work with her. She is truly a GREAT gift and an asset to Dewar! Congratulations Katie Chappuis!!
Jadie Thompson is the February student GREAT Award winner! She is a 5th grade student at Pine Grove Elementary School. Jadie makes straight A’s, is a great friend, and a helping hand to everyone. She participates in the archery team that is going to State, Chorus, Art Club, and Math Club. Jadie is always happy to be at school. She is supportive of her classmates and has a gentle and loving spirit toward everyone. She is very helpful and trustworthy. Jadie is such a well-rounded individual and will no doubt go on to do great things in her future! She sets the example as a quiet leader among her peers, showing them a perfect example of what is expected. Jadie Thompson is a model Pinegrovian! Congratulations Jadie Thompson!!
Students in the Technology Students Association (TSA) at Hahira Middle School (HMS) recently received hands-on experience in project management. Conner Chancy, Brayden Whidden and Maddox Whidden are participating in a construction challenge event offered by TSA and will compete in Athens, GA in early March. The event requires the team to submit a scale model/prototype with a portfolio that documents the use of their leadership and technical skills to fulfill an identified community need related to construction.
This year, HMS TSA focused their efforts on encouraging citizens to get outside and be more active. To accomplish this goal, the team designed and developed a proposal for a fitness trail that the local community could utilize to get more exercise and become more health conscious. The students created documentation, display boards and prototypes to pitch the idea to local officials. The prototypes were designed using 3D modeling software and printed with a 3D printer located in their technology lab. The proposed fitness trail was appropriately titled the “Beefit Trail” to match the Hahira Honeybee theme.
The team met with Hahira City Manager, Mr. Jonathan Sumner, to complete a feasibility analysis and assess their goals. Mr. Sumner was able to give the students valuable feedback on how to proceed with a project of this nature. These young men gained valuable experience in communicating with local officials, planning a task, coordinating schedules and time management.
The LHS Mock Trial Team won their 8th consecutive Region Title. Luke Watson won Best Witness twice, Rhett Redshaw won Best Attorney twice, Troy Crow won Best Attorney, Reese Veuleman won Best Witness, Emma Emery won Best Attorney, Alyssa Hewett won Best Attorney, Rachel Wolverton won Best Witness three times and Coach Michelle White won Best Coach in the Region.
Congratulations to our Vikings who are going on to play at the next level!
Dagen Anderson #88 LS - Player of Week Parkview, Colquitt - VSU
Tucker Barnes #55 OL - Player of week Bayside – Brown University
Brent Carter #3 DB - Player of week Valdosta, Norcross – Western Illinois
Danny Corbett #56 OL - Butler
Elgin Griffin #90 DL - Player of Week Bayside and Tift Game- Eastern Arizona
Devon Holmes #40 DL - Player of Week Newton- Savannah State
Ginsey Lawlor 2nd place, LPE; John Liu, 1st place, HMS; and Henry Corbitt, 3rd place, LMS
Congratulations to our honor roll with distinction and honor roll students on your accomplishments during the second nine weeks. It is the goal of Lowndes County Schools to set high expectations for all students and provide recognition for academic success. Students who meet challenging and rigorous academic achievement goals are rewarded each 9 weeks and recognized for their achievement by the school and district.
Grades 3-8: Must have an overall grade point average of 90 or above in all subjects with no grade below a 70.
Middle School Honor Roll with Distinction: Must have a grade point average of 95. Grades in each subject area must be a 90 or above.
For grades 9-12: Must have a grade point average of 90 or above with no grade below a 70 in any subject.
Tony Wesley is the student GREAT award winner for January. Tony is a fifth grade student at Moulton-Branch Elementary School. He is a phenomenal young man who represents this award in all aspects of his school day. He shows gratitude to his classmates, teachers, and friends for every game they play and lesson he learns. He never has a negative attitude or inability to solve problems in the classroom or on the playground. Tony shows a lot of enthusiasm for his academics and friendships. He works hard to maintain both of them at all times.
His attitude is always a positive one. Even if he is struggling with a skill he is willing to tackle it and figure out how to succeed. When working in groups to solve problems in the classroom or on the playground, Tony Wesley is a leader who helps maintain teamwork and excellence at all times. This responsibility of being an all-around good students shines through Tony at all times of the day. He is a joy to teach! I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes in the future.
Brenda Sermons is the January employee G.R.E.A.T. Award winner. Mrs. Sermons is a Paraprofessional at Pine Grove Elementary School. Service before self and with a smile is how Brenda Sermons is described. She has served in the education community for over 25 years and is a true paraprofessional. She puts others before herself, steps in wherever needed and has a heart for not only students, but parents and faculty as well.
Mrs. Sermons exhibits all of the character qualities and professionalism that one might expect of a seasoned educator. She works diligently to insure that students needs are met, often differentiating small group instruction on her own as she tailors it to meet students’ individual, personal and academic needs.
As a Paraprofessional, she understands the need to continue learning and growing alongside students and often utilizes available instructional materials and professional learning opportunities to enhance her knowledge of current educational requirements and trends.
Brenda Sermons is:
G - Grateful and generous
R - Respectful and responsible
E - Enthusiastically Serving
A - Attitude of gratitude and grace
T - Talented team member