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Monday, September 16, 2019
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Today we begin Hispanic Heritage Month.  The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30 day period starting starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. 
bullet  Today we'd like to honor Sonia Sotomayer.  Sonia Maria Sotomayer is the first justice of the Supreme Court to be of Hispanic descent.  She was born in New York City in 1954, but her parents were both from Puerto Rico.  She attended Princeton and Yale.  Sotomayer was the first Hispanic federal judge in New York state and the first Puerto Rican woman to serve as a judge in a U.S. Federal Court.
bullet  Attention all BETA Club members, please remember to bring your dues to Ms. Campbell or Ms. Brooks in room 702 or 704.  Also, please plan to attend the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 after school from 4:00 to 4:45 PM.
bullet   We have home games against Mundy's Mill - Volleyball on Tuesday and Football on Tuesday.

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 Spirit Week begins Wednesday with Wild out Wednesday.  You can wear animal print clothing, but it's not animal print it must be black.  Thursday, is Throwback Thursday, so wear styles from the 70's, 80's and 90's.  Friday, September 20th is Pajama Jam Friday.  You can wear your pajama bottoms with a t-shirt and slippers.  No slides or slip-ons are allowed.

Friday, September 13, 2019

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Attention all BETA Club members, please remember to bring your dues to Ms. Campbell or Ms. Brooks in room 702 or 704.  Also, please plan to attend the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 after school from 4:00 to 4:45 PM.
bullet  The WKMS crew will take photos for crew passes on Monday, so please come to the studio Monday morning to get your picture taken.
bullet   There is NO football practice this afternoon.
bullet   We have home games next week against Mundy's Mill - Volleyball on Tuesday and Football on Tuesday.
bullet   Eighth grade students who are interested in the Washington DC field trip must turn in their first payment by September 24th to Mrs. Carrington.
bullet  If you are interested in DYL, a mentoring club, see one of the sponsors for an application - 6th grade, Mrs. Harley; 7th grade, Mrs. Hood; 8th grade, Mrs. Parker.  Today is the last day!
bullet Spirit Week begins NEXT Wednesday with Wild out Wednesday.  You can wear animal print clothing, but it's not animal print it must be black.  Thursday, is Throwback Thursday, so wear styles from the 70's, 80's and 90's.  Check your parents or grandparents closet or a thrift store for inspiration.  Friday, September 20th is Pajama Jam Friday.  You can wear your pajama bottoms with a t-shirt and slippers.  No slides or slip-ons are allowed.  Monday, September 23rd will be Marvel Monday.  Dress as a superhero or wear your superhero t-shirt. (no jeans)  Tuesday, September 24th will be Twinning Tuesday. Wear the same outfit as your friend.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

bullet  Attention all BETA Club members, please remember to bring your dues to Ms. Campbell or Ms. Brooks in room 702 or 704.  Also, please plan to attend the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 after school from 4:00 to 4:45 PM.
bullet  The reading bowl team will have practice on Thursday until 5:30.  Bring your books and notes to practice.  Please do no stay unless your ride can be here at 5:30.  See Mrs. Goff if you need assistance in arranging a ride with another team member.
bullet   Open House will be from 5-7 pm this evening.
bullet  If you are interested in DYL, a mentoring club, see one of the sponsors for an application - 6th grade, Mrs. Harley; 7th grade, Mrs. Hood; 8th grade, Mrs. Parker.
bullet Spirit Week begins NEXT Wednesday with Wild out Wednesday.  You can wear animal print clothing, but it's not animal print it must be black.  Thursday, is Throwback Thursday, so wear styles from the 70's, 80's and 90's.  Check your parents or grandparents closet or a thrift store for inspiration.  Friday, September 20th is Pajama Jam Friday.  You can wear your pajama bottoms with a t-shirt and slippers.  No slides or slip-ons are allowed.  Monday, September 23rd will be Marvel Monday.  Dress as a superhero or wear your superhero t-shirt. (no jeans)  Tuesday, September 24th will be Twinning Tuesday. Wear the same outfit as your friend.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
bullet The football game was cancelled yesterday, due to lightning.
bullet  Students in health class, please remember to complete the survey.
bullet   Open House will be from 5-7 pm tomorrow evening.
bullet  Attention all BETA Club members please remember to bring your dues to Ms. Campbell or Ms. Brooks in room 702 or 704.  Also, please plan to attend the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 after school from 4:00 to 4:45 PM.
bullet  The reading bowl team will have practice on Thursday until 5:30.  Bring your books and notes to practice.  Please do no stay unless your ride can be here at 5:30.  See Mrs. Goff if you need assistance in arranging a ride with another team member.
bullet   Seventh grade PE students do not need to dress out today.
bullet  If you are interested in DYL, a mentoring club, see one of the sponsors for an application - 6th grade, Mrs. Harley; 7th grade, Mrs. Hood; 8th grade, Mrs. Parker.
bullet  Spirit Week begins NEXT Wednesday with Wild out Wednesday.  You can wear animal print clothing, but it's not animal print it must be black.  Thursday, is Throwback Thursday, so wear styles from the 70's, 80's and 90's.  Check your parents or grandparents closet or a thrift store for inspiration.  Friday, September 20th is Pajama Jam Friday.  You can wear your pajama bottoms with a t-shirt and slippers.  No slides or slip-ons are allowed.Monday, September 23rd will be Marvel Monday.  Dress as a superhero or wear your superhero t-shirt. (no jeans)  Tuesday, September 24th will be Twinning Tuesday. Wear the same outfit as your friend.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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The volleyball team beat Jonesboro yesterday, 25-20 & 25-21.  Congratulations to the Athlete of the Week, Abigail Love.
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The football team will play at Jonesboro Middle School today.  Game time has been changed to 6:00 pm.
bullet  Students in health class, please remember to complete the survey.
bullet  Attention all BETA Club members please remember to bring your dues to Ms. Campbell or Ms. Brooks in room 702 or 704.  Also, please plan to attend the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 after school from 4:00 to 4:45 PM.
bullet   If you are interested in our new golf club, see Ms. Harris in room 612.
bullet  If you are interested in DYL, scan the QR code on the posters in the hallway to access the application.
bullet  The reading bowl team will have practice on Thursday until 5:30.
bullet  The first FBLA Future Business Leaders of America meeting will take place today at 4:00 in room 502. Your ride must be here by 4:45
bullet Spirit Week begins NEXT Wednesday with Wild out Wednesday.  You can wear animal print clothing, but it's not animal print it must be black.  Thursday, is Throwback Thursday, so wear styles from the 70's, 80's and 90's.  Check your parents or grandparents closet or a thrift store for inspiration.  Friday, September 20th is Pajama Jam Friday.  You can wear your pajama bottoms with a t-shirt and slippers.  No slides or slip-ons are allowed.

Monday, September 9, 2019
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The volleyball team will play at Jonesboro Middle School today.
bullet  The football team will have practice after school, with full uniforms.
bullet  Attention all BETA Club members please remember to bring your dues to Ms. Campbell or Ms. Brooks in room 702 or 704.  Also, please plan to attend the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 after school from 4:00 to 4:45 PM.
bullet  If you are interested in DYL, scan the QR code on the posters in the hallway to access the application.
bullet  The reading bowl team will have practice on Thursday until 5:30.
bullet  Attention all Comets!  Although we are slow getting started we are about to start running.  It is time for our first FBLA Future Business Leaders of America meeting.  Come out and join us tomorrow at 4:00 in room 502.  If you are interested in community service, field trips, and leadership skills this is the organization for you. And YES you can join FBLA and be an athlete.  See Ms. Couch for details.  Your ride must be here by 4:45.


Friday, September 6, 2019
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The volleyball and football team will have practice after school today.
bullet Attention all Comets!  Although we are slow getting started we are about to start running.  It is time for our first FBLA Future Business Leaders of America meeting.  Come out and join us Tuesday September 10th at 4:00 in room 502.  If you are interested in community service, field trips, and leadership skills this is the organization for you. And YES you can join FBLA and be an athlete.  See Ms. Couch for details.  Your ride must be here by 4:45.

Thursday, September 5, 2019
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The volleyball and football team will have practice after school today.
bullet  The reading bowl team will have their first practice and interest meeting this afternoon.  Rides must be here by 5:30.
bullet  Ladies Club will meet today and rides must be here by 5:30.
bullet Attention all Comets!  Although we are slow getting started we are about to start running.  It is time for our first FBLA Future Business Leaders of America meeting.  Come out and join us Tuesday September 10th at 4:00 in room 502.  If you are interested in community service, field trips, and leadership skills this is the organization for you. And YES you can join FBLA and be an athlete.  See Ms. Couch for details.  Your ride must be here by 4:45.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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The volleyball, football, and dance team will have practice after school today.
bullet The reading bowl team will have their first practice and interest meeting on Thursday.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019
 
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The volleyball team has a home game today against the Morrow Bobcats.
bullet  Today is the last day to turn in spirit pack money to Coach Bennifield.
bullet  If you left items at the dance on Friday, they are located outside the gym doors.  If not picked up, they will be donated to a charity.
bullet  The reading bowl team will have their first practice and interest meeting on Thursday.

Friday, August 30, 2019
 
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There will be a Back to School Bash this afternoon from 4:15-5:30 in the gym.  Tickets are $5 at the door.  There will be games, music and food for sale.
bullet  Remember to send spirit week ideas, spirit pack money, and field trip money to Coach Bennifield today.
bullet  When we return next week, the volleyball team will have a home game against the Morrow Bobcats on Tuesday.  The reading bowl team will have their first practice and interest meeting on Thursday.
bullet  The Decatur Book Festival began last night and ends on Sunday.  The festival features authors from all genres and for all ages and it's free!  You could see Lynda Mullay Hunt, the author of Fish in a Tree and One for the Murphys or Aisha Saeed, the author of Written in the Stars and GA Book Award nomiee Amal Unbound.


Thursday, August 29, 2019
 
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There will be a Back to School Bash tomorrow from 4:15-5:30 in the gym.  Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased in the commons each morning.
bullet  The football team, volleyball team and dance team will have practice this afternoon.
bullet  The Decatur Book Festival begins this evening and ends on Sunday.  The festival features authors from all genres and for all ages and it's free!  You could see Mac Barnett, the author of Terrible Two or Scott Westerfield, the author of Uglies and Pretties.  Local author Laurel Synder, who wrote Any Which Wall and Bigger Than a Breadbox will be there too.  

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
 
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There will be a Back to School Bash on Friday from 4:15-5:30 in the gym.  Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased in the commons each morning.
bullet  The football team defeated Eddie White yesterday, 20-14, in overtime.  Touchdowns by Tavaras, Darreon & Kishon, Point After Touchdown by Darreon
bullet  Congratulations Athletes of the Week - Serenity Sims Bell, Kishon Borwn & Tavaras Garvin!
bullet  There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday at 6 pm for the Savannah field trip.  The first payment is due Friday.
bullet  Spirit Pack money is due by Friday.
bullet  Football photos will be taken this afternoon and volleyball photos tomorrow.


Tuesday, August 27, 2019
 
bullet There will be a Back to School Bash on Friday from 4:15-5:30 in the gym.  Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased in the commons each morning.
bullet  The volleyball team lost against Eddie White yesterday.  Congratulations to Emily Aguiar, our Athlete of the Week!
bullet  The football team will travel to Eddie White this afternoon.  Good luck!
bullet  The first reading bowl team practice and interest meeting will take place NEXT Thursday after school.
bullet  There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday at 6 pm for the Savannah field trip.
bullet  Spirit Pack money is due by Friday.
bullet  Football photos will be taken tomorrow and volleyball photos on Thursday.

Monday, August 26, 2019
 
bullet There will be a Back to School Bash on Friday from 4:15-5:30 in the gym.  Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased in the commons each morning.
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The volleyball and football teams will travel to Eddie White this week; volleyball on Monday and football on Tuesday.
bullet   The first reading bowl team practice and interest meeting will take place NEXT Thursday after school.
bullet   There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday at 6 pm for the Savannah field trip.

Friday, August 23, 2019
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There will be a Back to School Bash next Friday from 4:15-5:30 in the gym.  Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased in the commons each morning.
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The volleyball and football teams will travel to Eddie White next week; volleyball on Monday and football on Tuesday.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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There will be a Back to School Bash next Friday from 4:15-5:30 in the gym.  Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased in the commons each morning.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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The football team beat the Adamson Indians yesterday, 34-8.  Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our athletes.  Shoutouts to the following athletes:
Touchdowns - Keion, Darien, Kishon 7 Darreon
PAT - Tavares & Darreon
Interceptions - Darrien & Keion
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Congratulations to Athletes of the Week - Darien Dyer, Kayla Thompson, and K.H.
bullet  BETA Club will have its first meeting tomorrow in Ms. Campbell's room, room 702, at 4:00.  DYG will also meet after school.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019
bullet  The volleyball team won one of three matches yesterday.  The Athlete of the Week is Briyana Burden.
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The football team will take on the Adamson Indians this afternoon at 6:00, not 5:00, due to the heat.  Students may stay after school to attend the game.
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  Please turn in money for spirit shirts.
bullet  BETA Club will have its first meeting on Thursday in Ms. Campbell's room, room 702, at 4:00.


Monday, August 19, 2019

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The volleyball and football teams will have their first games of the season this week and they are home games, so please come out and support our student athletes.  The volleyball team will take on the Adamson Indians this afternoon and the football team will play them on Tuesday.  The football game will begin at 6:00, not 5:00, due to the heat.
bullet  BETA Club will have its first meeting next Thursday in Ms. Campbell's room, room 702, at 4:00.

Friday, August 16, 2019
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The volleyball and football teams will have their first games of the season next week and they are home games, so please come out and support our student athletes.  The volleyball team plays on Monday and the football team plays on Tuesday.
bullet  BETA Club will have its first meeting next Thursday in Ms. Campbell's room, room 702, at 4:00.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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The Riverdale High School Raiders are having a spirit night at the Riverdale Chick-fil-a tonight from 6-8 pm.  Profits will benefit Raiders athletics and you can meet cheerleaders, football players and the Chick-fil-a cow.
bullet  BETA Club will have its first meeting next Thursday in Ms. Campbell's room, room 702, at 4:00.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
bullet  The Riverdale High School Raiders are having a spirit night at the Riverdale Chick-fil-a tomorrow from 6-8 pm.  Profits will benefit Raiders athletics and you can meet cheerleaders, football players and the Chick-fil-a cow.
bullet  BETA Club will have its first meeting next Thursday in Ms. Campbell's room, room 702, at 4:00.
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  The public library has a lot of great programs for people of all ages.  There is a chess club that meets on Tuesdays at the Riverdale branch from 6-7 pm.  There's a crochet club that meets on Saturday mornings at 10:00.  You can make your own website, using WordPress, or design a t-shirt.  Check out all these programs on the public library website, the calendar on the school website, or the bulletin board in the Media Center.


Monday, August 12, 2019
bullet  The volleyball team will play scrimmages today at Forest Park Middle.
bullet  The football team has been posted and players should report to practice after school.  In their scrimmages on Saturday they beat Pointe South, 20-0, and lost to Roberts Middle.
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  Bring your summer reading log to school.  Give it to your LA teacher or Mrs. Goff.  Prizes are involved, so don't delay!
bullet  Students who attended Summer Book Camp please see Mrs. Goff in the Media Center.

Friday, August 9, 2019
bullet  The football team will play scrimmages at Pointe South Middle tomorrow starting at 9:30.
bullet  Bring your summer reading log to school.  Give it to your LA teacher or Mrs. Goff.  Prizes are involved, so don't delay!
bullet  The first interest meeting and practice for the reading bowl team will take place on Thursday, September 5th.  See Mrs. Goff for more information and paperwork.  Team members who attended Summer Book Camp will need to show Mrs. Goff notes from their first book at practice.
bullet  Football tryouts will continue after school.
bullet Tryouts for the Comette dance team will start Monday, August 12.  See Ms. Gilbert in room 611 for a physical form and a tryout packet.  Your physical form must be turned in by Monday.
bullet  Next Friday will be our first Fashion Friday.  You may wear your own clothes, but remember to follow dress code, so no ripped jeans.


Thursday, August 8, 2019
bullet  Bring your summer reading log to school.  Give it to your LA teacher or Mrs. Goff.  Prizes are involved, so don't delay!
bullet  The first interest meeting and practice for the reading bowl team will take place on Thursday, September 5th.  See Mrs. Goff for more information and paperwork.  Team members who attended Summer Book Camp will need to show Mrs. Goff notes from their first book at practice.
bullet  Volleyball practice and football tryouts will take place after school.
bullet Tryouts for the Comette dance team will start Monday, August 12.  See Ms. Gilbert in room 611 for a physical form and a tryout packet.
bullet  Next Friday will be our first Fashion Friday.  You may wear your own clothes, but remember to follow dress code, so no ripped jeans.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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  Bring your summer reading log to school.  Give it to your LA teacher or Mrs. Goff.  Prizes are involved, so don't delay!
bullet  Parent volunteers are needed to work in the office, Media Center, at athletic events and on field trips.  Please have your parents call the school, if they can help out.
bullet  Volleyball practice and football tryouts will take place after school.
bullet Tryouts for the Comette dance team will start Monday, August 12.  See Ms. Gilbert in room 611 for a physical form and a tryout packet.
bullet Teachers will have a faculty meeting after school.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019
bullet  Bring your summer reading log to school.  Give it to your LA teacher or Mrs. Goff.  Prizes are involved, so don't delay!
bullet  Parent volunteers are needed to work in the office, Media Center, at athletic events and on field trips.  Please have your parents call the school, if they can help out.
bullet  Volleyball practice and football tryouts will take place after school.
bullet Teachers will have a faculty meeting tomorrow after school.


Monday, August 5, 2019

bullet  Bring your summer reading log to school.  Give it to your LA teacher or Mrs. Goff.  Prizes are involved, so don't delay!
bullet  Parent volunteers are needed to work in the office, Media Center, at athletic events and on field trips.  Please have your parents call the school, if they can help out.
bullet  Volleyball practice and football tryouts will take place after school.

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