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Friday, October 11, 2019

bullet Remember to bring in canned goods, snacks, or non-perishable items for Kendrick's Corner. This will be a store that provides food, snacks, and more to Kendrick families. The grand opening will be held on October 15. So, let us all make Kendrick's Corner grand opening one to remember by having the shelves fully stocked. The grade level that turns in the most canned goods or non-perishable items will win! bullet  Would you like to earn a free book from the book fair?  All you have to do is read the book and present a book talk on the morning announcements.  There are 2 books left, one that is a horror novel and the other is a story about bullying.  See Mrs. Goff in the Media Center, if you are interested.
bullet  Monday is a staff development day, so there is no school.
bullet  The county football tournament will begin on Tuesday.
bullet  On Wednesday, the online book fair opens.
bullet  Congratulations to Briyana Burden and Nariah Coley for representing the south side in the All Star volleyball game.  The south side won!
bullet  For Hispanic Heritage month, we'd like to highlight La Navidad.  In Mexico, the Christmas season begins with the celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe on December 12th. The Virgin appeared to a young boy named Juan Diego and left her image on his clothing in 1531.  The posadas is a celebration that takes place during the nine days before Christmas.  People dress up as Mary and Joseph and go from house to house looking for a place to stay.  Finally, they are allowed into the designated house where the party is held.  The poinsettia flower, a symbol of Christmas, originated in Mexico.  It was discovered by Joel Poinsett in 1825, while he was serving as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico.  The first nativity scene was displayed by St. Francis of Assisi in 1223.  In almost every Spanish speaking home, you will find a nativity scene.  The wise men and shepherds are moved closer each day and baby Jesus usually isn't placed in the scene until December 24th.  In Spanish speaking countries, December 28th is the Día de los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents) which is equivalent to our April Food's Day.


Thursday, October 10, 2019
bullet Remember to bring in canned goods, snacks, or non-perishable items for Kendrick's Corner. This will be a store that provides food, snacks, and more to Kendrick families. The grand opening will be held on October 15. So, let us all make Kendrick's Corner grand opening one to remember by having the shelves fully stocked. The grade level that turns in the most canned goods or non-perishable items will win! bullet  Would you like to earn a free book from the book fair?  All you have to do is read the book and present a book talk on the morning announcements.  There are 2 books left, one that is a horror novel and the other is a story about bullying.  See Mrs. Goff in the Media Center, if you are interested.
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 Remember that physicals will be offered on Wednesday, October 16 at KMS.  The cost is $10 and your parents must complete page one of the physical form online.
bullet  The reading bowl team will also have practice on Thursday.  Remember to bring your notes and books.
bullet  Chick fil a biscuits will be on sale every Friday morning in the gym.
bullet  Congratulations to Briyana Burden and Nariah Coley for being chosen for the All-Star volleyball team.  Their games is this afternoon.
bullet  For Hispanic Heritage month, we'd like to highlight Día De Los Muertos.  El Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday which takes place on November 1st and 2nd, remembering the lives of people who have passed away.  In preparation for El Día de los Muertos, family members clean and decorate the graves of their loved ones and prepare an ofrenda (alter) dedicated to them in efforts to lure their spirit back.  Ofrendas include a picture of the loved one, flowers (usually orange marigolds), candles, incense, papel picado (paper cutouts), food, and items that the deceased cherished.  Pan de Muerto is a bread that represents El Día de los Muertos.  It is a sweet egg-based bread that is formed in various shapes and is often frosted with white icing in the shape of bones.  After November 2nd, it is believed that the souls of the departed leave the earth and return to their afterlife.  The Mexican people await their return until the next Día de los Muertos.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

bullet Remember to bring in canned goods, snacks, or non-perishable items for Kendrick's Corner. This will be a store that provides food, snacks, and more to Kendrick families. The grand opening will be held on October 15. So, let us all make Kendrick's Corner grand opening one to remember by having the shelves fully stocked. The grade level that turns in the most canned goods or non-perishable items will win! All canned goods will be collected and counted each Thursday. We look forward to serving our community. Now bring in those canned good and non-perishable items Comets! Top homerooms this week are: 6th grade - Mrs. Harley, 7th grade - Mrs. Robinson, 8th grade - Mrs. Gray, Honorable Mention - Ms. Davis. bullet  Would you like to earn a free book from the book fair?  All you have to do is read the book and present a book talk on the morning announcements.  There are 2 books left, one that is a horror novel and the other is a story about bullying.  See Mrs. Goff in the Media Center, if you are interested.
bullet  Attention ladies!  There will be a free conference held at Riverdale High School on Saturday, October 15th, from 9-2.  Registration is required and you can find more information on our school website, our school's social media sites, or the bulletin board in the Media Center.
bullet  There will be a parent meeting for the Washington D.C. field trip at 5:30. 
bullet  Tomorrow we will take fall photos.  You may wear your own clothes, but follow dress code.  The reading bowl team will also have practice on Thursday.  Remember to bring your notes and books.
bullet  Chick fil a biscuits will be on sale every Friday morning in the gym.
bullet  For Hispanic Heritage month, we'd like to highlight weddings.  Traditionally, a Hispanic wedding or matrimonio involves a full mass for the bride (novia) and groom (novio) in a Catholic church.  A long strand of rosary beads or satin rope called a lazo is placed in a figure eight shape around the necks of the couple after they have exchanged their vows.  The symbolism of the lazo is to show the union and protection of marriage.  During ceremonies in Spain, Panama, and Mexico, the groom presents the bride with 13 gold coins known as Arras, to represent his ability to support the bride.  When a Hispanic woman marries, she may keep her maiden name or add her husband's last name preceded by "de."  In Spanish-speaking countries both the father's and mother's last names are used by the children.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019


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Remember to bring in canned goods, snacks, or non-perishable items for Kendrick's Corner. This will be a store that provides food, snacks, and more to Kendrick families. The grand opening will be held on October 15. So, let us all make Kendrick's Corner grand opening one to remember by having the shelves fully stocked. The grade level that turns in the most canned goods or non-perishable items will win! All canned goods will be collected and counted each Thursday. We look forward to serving our community. Now bring in those canned good and non-perishable items Comets! bullet  Would you like to earn a free book from the book fair?  All you have to do is read the book and present a book talk on the morning announcements.  There are 2 books left, one that is a horror novel and the other is a story about bullying.  See Mrs. Goff in the Media Center, if you are interested.
bullet  Attention ladies!  There will be a free conference held at Riverdale High School on Saturday, October 15th, from 9-2.  Registration is required and you can find more information on our school website, our school's social media sites, or the bulletin board in the Media Center.
bullet  There will be a BETA club meeting after school.  On Wednesday, there will be a parent meeting for the Washington D.C. field trip at 5:30.  On Thursday we will take fall photos.  You may wear your own clothes, but follow dress code.  The reading bowl team will also have practice on Thursday.
bullet Chick fil a biscuits will be on sale every Friday morning in the gym.
bullet  For Hispanic Heritage month, we'd like to highlight Columbus Day.  In Spanish speaking countries and commuinties, Columbus Day is known as Dia de la Raza, the Day of the Race.  Christopher Columbus, following the newly accepted theory that the world was round and not flat, sailed West from Spain in 1942 to find a new route to China or the East Indies.  On October 12, 1492, Columbus and his small fleet of three ships landed on one of the islands now known as the Bahamas.  From the Bahamas, Columbus went on to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti and then went back to Spain to recount his adventures.  Now over 500 years later, Dia de la Raza celebrates Columbus' discovery of the New World.  It also recognizes the mixture of the European culture with the indigenous cultures to form a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society.
bullet  Congratulations to our September students of the month!


Monday, October 7, 2019

bullet BETA club is asking all students to help us in serving Kendrick's community be bringing in two canned goods, snacks, or non-perishable items to being Kendrick's Corner. This will be a store that provides food, snacks, and more to Kendrick families. The grand opening will be held on October 15. So, let us all make Kendrick's Corner grand opening one to remember by having the shelves fully stocked. The grade level that turns in the most canned goods or non-perishable items will win! Teachers, your help is welcomed and needed also. All canned goods will be collected and counted each Thursday. We look forward to serving our community. Now bring in those canned good and non-perishable items Comets! bullet  Would you like to earn a free book from the book fair?  All you have to do is read the book and present a book talk on the morning announcements.  There's only one book left, so don't delay.  See Mrs. Goff in the Media Center, if you are interested.
bullet  Attention ladies!  There will be a free conference held at Riverdale High School, where you can participate in interactive sessions, learn about health and fitness, and explore math and science.  The day will conclude with a tea party.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 15th, from 9-2.  Registration is required and you can find more information on our school website, our school's social media sites, or the bulletin board in the Media Center.
bullet  There will be a BETA club meeting after school tomorrow.  On Wednesday, there will be a parent meeting for the Washington D.C. field trip at 5:30.  On Thursday we will take fall photos.  You may wear your own clothes, but follow dress code.  The reading bowl team will also have practice on Thursday.
bullet There will be a parent/student basketball tournament on November 16th at 1:00.  The fee is $10 and registration is due by November 8.
bullet  For Hispanic Heritage month, we'd like to address the question, "Why Spanish?".  Spanish is the 2nd most spoken language in the world.  Spanish is the official language of 21 different countries.  Hispanics make up the largest minority population in the U. S.  Spanish is the most studied language in the U. S.  Knowing Spanish makes it easier to learn, read, and understand other romance languages, such as French, Italian, and Portugese.

Friday, October 4, 2019
bullet The country of Guatemala is officially called the Republic of Guatemala. Prior to the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 1500s, the region had been inhabited by the Mayan civilization. It wasn't until the early 1800s that Guatemala finally regained its independence from the Spanish Empire. Political and military conflicts ensued until 1996 when the Guatemalan Civil War that had begun in the 1960s, finally ended. Some interesting facts about Guatemala:  -The name 'Guatemala' originates from a word meaning 'place of many trees'. -Guatemala's motto is the 'Country of Eternal Spring'. -The main language spoken in Guatemala today is Spanish. There are 21 other Mayan dialects spoken in Guatemala. -Approximately half of the Guatemalans living today are descendants of the ancient Mayans. -Guatemala has a total of 33 volcanoes. -The first chocolate bar was invented by the Mayans in Guatemala. -The mathematical concept of 'zero' was invented by the Mayans. Georgia currently has the 10th highest Guatemalan population in the United States.   There are 36,874 Guatemalans living in the state of Georgia and I am one of them!

bulletThere will be a parent meeting for the Washington D. C. field trip on Wednesday, October 9th at 5:30.

bullet BETA club is asking all students to help us in serving Kendrick's community be bringing in two canned goods, snacks, or non-perishable items to being Kendrick's Corner. This will be a store that provides food, snacks, and more to Kendrick families. The grand opening will be held on October 15. So, let us all make Kendrick's Corner grand opening one to remember by having the shelves fully stocked. The grade level that turns in the most canned goods or non-perishable items will win! Teachers, your help is welcomed and needed also. All canned goods will be collected and counted each Thursday. We look forward to serving our community. Now bring in those canned good and non-perishable items Comets!

 bullet  Would you like to earn a free book from the book fair?  All you have to do is read one of the preview books and present a book talk on the morning announcements.  See Mrs. Goff in the Media Center if you are interested. 
 bullet  Picture day is coming soon.  Make that appointment to get your hair done and pick out your favorite outfit for picture day on October 10.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

 

bullet Today we'd like to feature the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is not only a Caribbean paradise, with white sand beaches and turquoise sea – there’s much more in its rich history, vivid culture, natural wonders and charming residents. #1 Christopher Columbus landed on the island on December 5, 1492, which the Taíno people had inhabited since the 7th century. It became the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas. Named Santo Domingo, it is the oldest continuously inhabited city and the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. #2  The Dominican Republic is credited with creating and developing the merengue style of music, which is a fast-paced, rhythmic dance music. Bachata, a form of music and dance that originated in the countryside and rural marginal neighborhoods of the Dominican Republic, has become quite popular in recent years. #3  The Dominican flag is the only one to have a Bible in it. Adopted on November 6, 1844, this is one of the oldest flags in the world. It has its roots in the Haitian flag of the 19th century. #4  Spanish is the official language of the Dominican Republic, although in touristic areas English, Italian, German, and French are also spoken. #5  The national sport of the Dominican Republic is baseball. Some of the world’s best baseball players are Dominicans. Some famous people from the Dominican Republic include actresses Zoe Saldana and Michelle Rodriguez.  Famous musicians you may know that are Dominican are Jhene Aiko, Cardi B, Fabulous, Irv Gotti, Prince Royce and Trina.  Baseball Players David Ortiz (Big Papi) and Alex Rodriguez are also Dominican. bullet  The volleyball team plays Pointe South this afternoon in the county tournament. Play begins at 6:00 at Rex Mill. bullet The football team lost to Sequoyah yesterday, 6-14. Congratulations to Athletes of the Week, Fooball - Kristion Simmons & Anthony Johnson, Dance - Ameria Freeland, Cheer - Seanna Rollins. bullet The next football game will be at Jonesboro Middle on October 15. bullet Physicals will be offered at KMS on October 16 for $10 cash. bullet BETA club is asking all students to help us in serving Kendrick's community be bringing in two canned goods, snacks, or non-perishable items to being Kendrick's Corner. This will be a store that provides food, snacks, and more to Kendrick families. The grand opening will be held on October 15. So, let us all make Kendrick's Corner grand opening one to remember by having the shelves fully stocked. The grade level that turns in the most canned goods or non-perishable items will win! Teachers, your help is welcomed and needed also. All canned goods will be collected and counted each Thursday. We look forward to serving our community. Now bring in those canned good and non-perishable items Comets!
 bullet  Would you like to earn a free book from the book fair?  All you have to do is read one of the preview books and present a book talk on the morning announcements.  See Mrs. Goff in the Media Center if you are interested.
bullet  Picture day is coming soon.  Make that appointment to get your hair done and pick out your favorite outfit for picture day on October 10.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

bullet For Hispanic Heritage month we will feature Puerto Rico. Located just off the coast of the U.S., Puerto Rico is more than just another territory of the United States—there’s a lot of interesting things about this island nation that most people might not know. For instance….The flag of Puerto Rico is not based on the American Flag. Puerto Rico was taken by the Americans from the Spanish in 1898. The flag was designed in 1895 in solidarity with the Free Cuba Movement. It is the same layout and design as the Cuban flag, but with the colors reversed. Also….The original inhabitants of Puerto Rico were the Taino Indians. The Taino Indians gave us the words for hurricane (huracán) and barbecue (barbacoa). They invented the hammock. Puerto Ricans often call the island Borinquen, from Taino word Borikén, which means “Land of the Valiant Lord.” It was thought that the Taino Indians were exterminated in Puerto Rico, but most recent DNA studies have found that they hid in mountains and later melted into the population.  And…Did you think you didn’t know any Puerto Ricans? There are a LOT of famous Puerto Ricans…for example… Oscar Winners: Benicio Del Toro, José Ferrer, Rita Moreno, José Rivera. Baseball Hall of Famers: Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Alomar. Actors: John Leguizamo, Erik Estrada, Rosie Perez, Chita Rivera, Jimmy Smits. Musicians: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, José Feliciano, Tito Puente. Athletes: Felix Trinidad, Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodríguez, Héctor “Macho” Camacho. And of course….our very own Mr. V and Mr. George are both from the island of Puerto Rico
bullet The volleyball team beat Sequoyah yesterday, 21-25, 25-12, 25-20. Congratulations to Athlete of the Week Kendall Smith. bullet The football team plays Pointe South at home this afternoon and at Rex Mill tomorrow. bullet If you are interested in the golf club, see Coach Harris. bullet Remember to turn in money for field trips.

bullet  Good Morning Kendrick Middle School we are members of the National Junior BETA Club here at- KMS.  I am Dana the President, I am Winner the Vice President, and I am Iyah the secretary. The,  National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America, since 1934.  The mission of Kendrick’s Beta club is to promote academic achievement, character,  service, and leadership among students and our community.  We are here asking all students to help us in serving Kendrick’s Community, by bringing in two can goods, snacks, or non-perishable items to begin, Kendrick’s Corner.  This will be a store that provides food, snacks, and more to Kendrick families. The Grand Opening will be held on October 15, 2019. So let us all make Kendrick’s Corner Grand Opening, one to remember by having the shelves fully stocked.  The grade level that turns in the most can goods or non-perishable items will win!  Teachers your help is welcomed and needed also. All can goods will be collected and counted each Thursday.  We look forward to serving our community. Now bring in those can goods and non-perishable items Comets!!!bullet  Would you like to earn a free book from the book fair?  All you have to do is read one of the preview books and present a book talk on the morning announcements.  See Mrs. Goff in the Media Center if you are interested. bullet  Picture day is coming soon.  Make that appointment to get your hair done and pick out your favorite outfit for picture day on October 10.

 

Monday, September 30, 2019

bullet  Today we'd like to honor Antonia Novella.  Dr. Antonia Novello was the first woman and the first Hispanic to become Surgeon General of the United States.
bullet  The volleyball team plays this afternoon at Sequoyah and the football team has a home game tomorrow.

bullet   The football team lost to North Clayton on Tuesday.  Congratulations to Athletes of the Week Darreon Taylor, George Hill, Zehda Jones, and Iyah Booker.
bullet   Remember to turn in money for field trips - Athletes tomorrow, Ladies Club and DYL by Friday.
bullet  Basketball tryouts will be October 24, 25 and 28.  Be sure you have a physical on file.  Physicals will be available at KMS on October 16.  The fee is $10 and your parent must complete page one of the online physical.
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 Spirit Week concludes with Jersey & Jean day tomorrow.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

bullet  Today we'd like to honor Rita Moreno.  Rita Moreno was born in Puerto Rico in 1931.  The actress, singer, and dancer began her career early, starring in Broadway in her teens before earning acclaim for her portrayal of Anita in West Side Story in 1961.  The role earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first Latina to win the award.  She would go on to be one of only 11 people to have received the four major entertainment honors - Emmy, Ocar, Tony, and Grammy awards. Her work has paved the way for other Hispanic actors and actresses in Hollywood.
bullet  The volleyball team was victorious yesterday!  Scores were 24-26, 25-16, 25-23.  Congratulations to Athlete of the Week Addison Doss.
bullet   The football team has a game this afternoon at North Clayton.
bullet   Fall break will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
bullet  Basketball tryouts will be October 24, 25 and 28.  Be sure you have a physical on file.  Physicals will be available at KMS on October 16.  The fee is $10 and your parent must complete page one of the online physical.
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 Spirit Week continues on Monday will be Mix Match Monday and Tuesday is Jersey & Jean day.

Monday, September 23, 2019

bullet  Today we'd like to honor Baruj Benacerraf.  Mr. Benacerraf was a Venezuelan-American immunologist, who share the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine for the discovery of the major histocompatibliity complex genes.  Benacerraf was born in Caracas, Venezuela on October 29, 1920.  He and his family moved to Paris from Venezuela in 1925, and later the U. S. in 1940.  In 1968, Baruj made the discovery that if antigens were injected into two similar animals, they split into two groups: those that responded and those that did not.  He found that the dominant autosomal genes, termed the immune response genes, determines the response to certain antigens.  This process would lead to the understanding of how these genes would dtermine immune responses.  For this discovery he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine in 1980.
bullet Seventh grade, A day will not dress out in PE today.
bullet   The volleyball team has a home game this afternoon against North Clayton and the football team will play tomorrow.. 
bullet   Fall break will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
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 Spirit Week continues tomorrow with Twinning Tuesday, so get with a friend and plan identical outfits.  Monday will be Mix Match Monday and Tuesday is Jersey day.

Friday, September 20, 2019

bullet  Today we'd like to honor Jose Carlos Altuve.  Jose Altuve was born and spent his childhood in Maracay, Venezuela.  Jose Carlos Altuve was born and spent his childhood in Maracay, Venezuela.  He is the shortest active MLB player at 5'6" and the 2017 American League MVP.  When he was 16, Altuve attended a Houston Astros' tryout camp but was not allowed to participate due to his height and team scouts believing he was lying about his age.  However, Altuve soon returned to the camp with his birth certificate and was allowed to compete.  After impressing team officials with his play, the Houston Astros signed him to a contract on March 6, 2007, with a $15,000 bonus.  Altuve became a World Series champion in 2017 when the Houston Astros defeated the National League Champion Los Angels Dogders.  For the season, Altuve was named the most valuable player, becoming the second Astro to win the award.  Also during 2017, Altuve was a co-winner of the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award for his efforts in leading the Astros to their first World Series title and aiding in the recovery of the Greater Houston area in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
bullet Congratulations to our cheer and dance Athletes of the Week - Nyla Cole and Sage Brumfield!
bullet   Looking ahead at next week, the volleyball team has a home game on Monday against North Clayton and the football team will play on Tuesday.  Fall break will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Fall break will be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
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 Spirit Week continues on Monday with Marvel Monday.  Wear a superhero costume or t-shirt (no jeans).  Tuesday is Twinning Tuesday, so get with a friend and plan identical outfits.

Thursday, September 19, 2019
bullet  Today we'd like to honor Franklin Ramon Chang DiazLuis Walter Alvarez.  Mr. Alvarez was an American physicist, inventor, and professor who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Physics in 1968.  He was born in San Francisco on June 13, 1911 and died in 1988.
bullet Congratulations to our football Athletes of the Week - Darreon Taylor and Kristion Simmons!
bullet   Remember to see Ms. Harris, if you are interested in the Golf Club.
bullet   Looking ahead at next week, the volleyball team has a home game on Monday against North Clayton and the football team will play on Tuesday.  Fall break will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
bullet   The reading bowl team and BETA club will meet this afternoon.
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 Tomorrow is Pajama Jam Friday.  You can wear your pajama bottoms with a t-shirt and slippers.  No slides or slip-ons are allowed.  Monday is Marvel Monday, so wear a superhero costume or t-shirt (no jeans).  Tuesday is Twinning Tuesday, so get with a friend and plan identical outfits.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Today is Constitution Day, a day to commemorate the formation and signing of the U. S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U. S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.
bullet  Today we'd like to honor Franklin Ramon Chang Diaz.  Franklin Diaz was born in San Jose, Costa Rica on April 5, 1950.  In 1969, he moved to Connecticut where he attended school at Hartford Public High School.  He later attended the University of Connecticut and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Franklin's NASA career began in 1980, when he was selected as a candidate to become an astronaut.  He made his first trip aboard a space shuttle in 1986 and went on six more missions between 1989 and 2002.  Starting in 1993, he served as the director for the Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center, up until his retirement in 2005.

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 a home football game against Mundy's Mill today.
bullet   Yesterday, the volleyball team lost to Mundy's Mill, 18-25, 25-18, 22-25.  Congratulations to Athlete of the Week Nariah Coley!
bullet   The reading bowl team and BETA club will meet on Thursday.
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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.

Monday, September 16, 2019
bullet  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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