Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dobbins Student Wins State Art Contest

Dobbins Middle School student, Caleb Booker, has made history for both his school and the Paulding County School District -- winning the statewide art contest from the Georgia Manufacturing Association.

Booker was one of four students to submit artwork to the contest, which is open to students K-12 throughout the state. The assignment: create artwork that illustrates an appreciation for manufacturing companies within our state.

Caleb Booker's winning piece

This is the first year any Paulding County student has entered the contest.

Booker will receive a monetary scholarship prize. He will also join Governor Deal at his monthly luncheon in April.

NPHS Anglers Reel in Tournament Catch

Turner Smith and Christian Thomason competed in the first official tournament of the newly formed North Paulding High School Bass Fishing Team last weekend.

Turner Smith and Christian Thomason

The students fished at Lake Clark Hill in Augusta, Georgia. They reeled in 5 fish at 11 lbs, 7oz -- placing 11th out of 68 boats. The duo was just 5 pounds short of first place

NPHS Bass Fishing Team students fish tournaments throughout the state and compete for scholarship money and prized. The team enjoys tremendous parental support! Students fish in pairs. The team currently has four bass boats and nine tournament student anglers. NPHS Science teacher, Rodney Tumlin, is the Coach/Sponsor.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Do you love Dr. Seuss?  Hiram Elementary certainly does!

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the love of reading, Hiram students and staff participated in activities centered around the many beloved books written by the great author.
The week began with a visit by the Cat in the Hat.
Students from PB Ritch Middle School came as guest readers to each classroom to read. They did a wonderful job reading and explaining why we participate in Read Across  America.

Everyone came to school with their best Who Hairstyle that would have made all of the Who’s down in Whoville proud. 

Students participated in a Dr. Seuss poster contest. One winner was chosen from grade levels 1st-5th.  The winners were:  1st- Anna Kate Gandy, 2nd- Jordyn Coulter, 3rd- Isabella Rocha, 4th- Beatrice Borders, and 5th- Emily Rakestraw.

Then the week was ended with a fantastic Book Parade. Classes created posters, banners, and came dressed as their favorite characters from a favorite book the class loves.

It was a wonderful week of celebrating and enjoying reading!