Academy for Teaching and Learning
The Bookfair Blizzard began last week and will continue until Tuesday in the Research Center as part of National Book Week. Parents and friends of the school are invited to be Snow Angels and sponsor a book or books for a class.
Monday is Family Reading Night for second and third grades. Snacks and crafts will be offered.
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There will be a PTO meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the media center. Child care is provided, and everyone is invited to attend.
Movie Night for Dad will be 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Dads are invited to watch a holiday movie with their students. Admission is free, and concessions will be available.
Cookie dough orders will be ready for pick-up all afternoon Dec. 7.
Last week's Students of the Week were: DJ Guilford, Juan Govea, Harlee Turner, Zoe Harmer, Joshua McKown, Erica Ratchford, Berenice De Los Santos, Zack Moss, Trenton White, Jacob Lingerfeldt, Dakota Wallace, Alexis Acevedo, Vanessa Wolfe, Drew Carroll, Taylor Muns, Emily Foster, Whitney Good, Kenley Parker, Kaylee Childers, Taylor Grieves, Britt Kimble, Paul Moore, Karaline Cook, Christopher Channell, Lauren Spiker, Kent Comer, Kirstin Loftin, Kayla Huffman, Tyler Stewart, Kynisha Roberts, Daaiyah Rawlinson, Evelyn Maltos, Patrick Gordon, Carrie Lee Lancaster and Skylar Strickland.
T-shirt design contest winners for this year are: kindergartener Maggie Barrett, first-grader Alex Riggs, second-grader Malaya Massey, third-grader Daniel Jones, fourth-grader Victoria Shackelford and fifth-grader Joshua Shackelford. Grand prize winners are Maggie Barret and Joshua Shackelford.
Fourth- and fifth-grade students who will serve on the Student Council are: Cathy Chamberlin, Chris Chamberlin, Anthony Cherry, Jack Collins, Whitney Manus, Keely McRae, Victoria Shackelford, La'Davia Walker, Zahria Barber, Christian Couch, Peter Gaither, Katie Gulledge, Jordan McGraw and Joshua Shackelford.
The winner of the Best Dressed Turkey contest will be announced Monday.
The PTO will serve a teacher appreciation lunch Monday.
Fifth-graders will sing at the outdoor Deck the Hall concert at Rock Hill City Hall at 7 p.m. Nov. 29. The public is welcome.
Math Stars are due Tuesday.
Yearbook order forms and payments are due Tuesday.
The media center will sponsor a book fair Dec. 4 through 13. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each school day.
First- and second-grade students who received the Eagle Award for the first nine weeks are: Kavyn Allison, Maggi Cartwright, Summer Clack, Hunter Hastings, Emma Scott Livingston,Stewart McCall, Chyanne Miles, Ryan Ruezinsky, Jackson Carter, Sean Clayton, Toni Davis, Rhiannon Falls, Arianna Jones, Austin Nugent, Joie Palmer, William Pratt, Miranda Robinson, Gabriel Russell, Hollis Smith, Ka Vang, Evans Verner, Quantavis Burris, Katrina Casper, Keith Collins, Noah Cruz, Stephanie Goble, Katlin Kuntz, Seth Moore, Christopher Rainey, Zac Rose, Sophia Sprouse, Barry Thornburg, Andrew Tupper, Colby Ballard, Emmah Burroughs, Alexander Courtwright, Caleigh Dover, Jadyn Dunlap, Aaron Falls, Isaiah Gadson, Cesar Garcia-Alpizar, Madalyn Howard, Taylor Moses, Nolan Pridgen, Kendall Stinnett, Hollis Young, Madison Hershey, Melisa Aplizar, Hannah Burton, David Flanagan, Hannah Gowan, Jessica Killian, Tyler Killian, Ethan Lasche, Shelli Moua, Kiran Patel, Savannah Bell, Dakota Bolin, Linzie Gregory, Amber Lipscomb, Payton McFalls, Riley Moss, Kaitlynn Robinson, Alexis Downs, Reece Evans, Morgan Farrar, Amber Jackson, Grant Mountain, Kevin Norman, Lana Rhodes, Tyler Satterlee, Haylea Sowul, Charles Starnes, Brooklyn Thomas, Hunter Walden, Jamiyah White, Caroline Blevins, Sydney Bryson, Whitney Burke, Austin Burrell, Drew Cable, Kayla Cruse, Tyler Eller, Matthew Gurley, John Austin King, Madison Lybrand, Anna Rhyne, Hailey Smith, Kerrington Barnes, Bailey Buchko, Hannah Cragan, Zackary Hughes, Kaitlyn Kuiphof, Sidney Lloyd, Cierra McBeth, Ava Philbeck, Chase Premo, Jonathan Ray, William Scruggs, Breana Steelberg, Samuel Taylor and Justin Watkins.
The book fair will be held Nov. 26 through 30. Pizza will be served on the second night from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hood's Heroes for October were Shayne O'Brien, Kristina Robles, Maddie Baker, Noell Ogden, Stephanie Rueda-Barragan, Jada Walker, Bryson Hall, Christopher Brooks, Jeremy White, Alexander Mendoza-Mateo, Payton Greer, Angie Mendoza, Joseph Loggins, Nadia Killian, Abbey Baker, Seth Brown, JaMon Byers, Lauren Dennis, Evan Myers, Cara Merck, Taylor Hammond, Shaquille Harris, Jashannah Hubbard, Joseph Robinson, Sean Victor, Haley Montgomery, Monica Ruiz, Max Baltz, Kayla Evans, Audrey Garrison, Bailey Jackson, JoJo Woods, Ricardo Mendoza, Matthew Goforth, Keirstin Anglin, Charlie Jackson, Sarah Bailey, Asia Grant, Kinsleigh Pilot, Kathryn Root, Sa'Daja Sanders, Miranda Nichols and Christopher Sparks.
The canned food drive to benefit the Salvation Army ends Monday.
Book Lunch for third-graders is Tuesday.
The Student Council Talent Show will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. Students participating in the show will have a rehearsal Monday immediately after school.
Terrific Kids for October were: America Martinez, Jose Rico, Austin Hallman, Cathryn Smith, Mia Kimbrell, Matthew Witherspoon, Donavyn Yang, Brittany Bumpers, Rylee Lynn, Katelyn Tindal, Thomas Rice, Christian Farrell, Gryce Simmons, Neily Rae Yannotti, Madison Bruff, Nathan Haney, Jonathan Yang, Kathryn Trumble, Nica Costello, Hayden Milley, Dominic Williams, Preston Belk, Rainey Weaver, Christopher Spencer, Billy Cochran, Nick Branyon, Karla Dixon, Whitney Hunt, Garrett Wolfgang and Blake Tucker.
Students with November birthdays will be recognized in the cafeteria at 1:45 p.m. Monday.
Monday is the last day for the canned food drive.
Kindergarten classes will present a Thanksgiving program at 9 a.m. Tuesday in each classroom.
Terrific Kids for November are: kindergartners George Barbery, Andy Gilles, Lexy Jones and Tyler Sweat; first-graders Cameron Chavis, Preston Harrison, Camden Jones, Berenice Lemus Loeza, Jose' Vasquez and Quay White; second-graders Jesse Bell, Autumn Breedan, Sanquavious Brice, Madison McCartney, Alexis Sluder, Kyara Walker and Brendan White; third-graders William Hurley, Elliott Mackey, Carisa Smith and Madison Williams; and fifth-graders Morgan Byars, Dillon Cheddie, Maria Mata and Tiffany Moss. Fourth-graders will be announced at a later time.
The Salvation Army food drive ends Tuesday.
Fourth-graders will attend swimming lessons at the aquatics center on Nov. 26, 28 and 30.
The Recorder Band, Student Council and Safety Patrol will participate in the Rock Hill Christmas Parade on Nov. 30.
The Terrific Kids Program will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 29 in the school cafeteria.
Family Night will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Taco Bueno off Heckle Boulevard. A percentage of sales will help support the school when receipts are dropped in the York Road bag at the register.
Yearbook order forms and payments are due Tuesday.
Leonard Hayes and Laney Buckley were recognized for winning the poetry and songwriting contest for Red Ribbon Week.
The Beta Club is sponsoring a canned food drive for the local chapter of the Salvation Army. Students are encouraged to turn in cans during homebase. Collection barrels are located at the main office.
Kate's Skate Night is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Cost is $5, which includes admission and skate rental. A $20 prize goes to the first middle school student who can beat a 7-year-old in a race.
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Advanced Band practice will be from 3:20 to 5:20 p.m. Nov. 28. Beginner Band practice will be from 3:20 to 5:20 p.m. Thursday.
Good Citizens for October were: Cassidy Eldridge, Miriam Salazar, Chad Moss, Hunter Nunn, Noy Leang, Dillon Lingerfelt, Samatha Hope Maree, Bree Teska, Kazoua Thao, Ashley Campbell, Nicole Philbeck, Taylor Adkins, Shanda Donelow, Kacie Beckham, Alissa Sanders and Logan Aggeles.
Parents are reminded to present a photo ID when picking up students for dismissal from school. Names must match in the database as having approval to pick up students.
There will be a PTO meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the media center.
Students who recently received a Raider Referral and will have a celebration at the end of the nine weeks are: Ashleigh Kryger, Andrew Sullivan, Seth Braden-Isaacs, Andrew Arevalo, Brenton Efaw, Hannah Widener, Christina Conner, Tyler Marsengill, Chelsea Massow, Armani Darby and Hanna Cramer.
Dates for the Outer Banks field trip were recently changed due to road closings. New dates for the seventh-grade trip will be March 25 through 28.
The Student Council is sponsoring Operation Christmas Child. Each class will collect shoeboxes filled with small gifts for children living in unfortunate circumstances. Shoeboxes will be collected until Nov. 30.
Students of the week are: eighth-graders Katie Ledford, Danielle Lenti, Jennifer Carver and Chris Vuncannon; seventh-graders Natalie Deas, Rebecca McGregor, Josh Payne and Deshawn Boozer; and sixth-graders Thinh Tran, Naychon Gregory, Gracen Spears, Ishmael Muhammad, Andrew Pham and Jordy Loiaza.
Tuesday is college and university dress-up day. Students were given fliers explaining dress-code requirements for this day.
Logan Cosper, Maggie Orr and Carlos Thompson correctly answered last week's Falcons Know the World question.
Sullivan continues to collect food items for the Salvation Army. More than 1,000 cans have been donated, but many more are needed to meet the school's goal. This week's high turn-in was Ms. German's Falcon Time.
The TMD special education class will have a Thanksgiving feast from noon to 2 p.m. Monday.
Elizabeth Coe, the 2007 American Montessori Society's Living Legend, will visit Tuesday. There will be a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., followed by an informal question and answer session. Parents are invited to attend both events.
Spirit Night will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at Chick-fil-A on Cherry Road. A portion of the evening's sales will be donated to the school.
The Thanksgiving Dinner Food Drive will continue through Tuesday. Preferred foods are green beans (kindergarten), sweet potatoes (first and second grades), corn (third and fourth grades), gravy (fifth and sixth grades) and cranberry sauce (seventh and eighth grades).
Grandparents Day is Wednesday.
There will be no school Nov. 26.
Tuesday is Jersey Mike's Night. A percentage of sales will be donated to the school.
Campbell's Soup labels are being collected again this year, but the company is asking that only the UPC labels be sent in, not the entire label.
The book fair will be held Monday through Wednesday and from Nov. 27 through 30.
Fruit by the pound will be sold until Nov. 30 and can be picked up at the school Dec. 11 through 14.
The National Honor Society and Beta Club Induction Ceremony will be held at 8:10 a.m. Nov. 27 in the Catawba gym. This will be a dress-up day for grades seven through 12.
Fall Athletic Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Catawba gym.
Local artwork by Alex Coblentz will be on display until March in the Administration Building. The exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Terrific Kids for November are: Billie Setzer, Kirsten Jolly, Abby Epperly, Camden Jensen, Matthew McCutchen, Jonathon Dowell and Wyatt Kirk.
The senior class will take orders for poinsettias until Tuesday. They may be picked up at the Catawba Campus on Nov. 29 & 30. Cost is $12.