Mrs. Catchot’s 4th graders at Ackerman Elementary School are having a great time learning about fractions. Chocolate bars were used to learn about parts of a whole and help students better understand fractions. #teamAES
Coach Smith has PE students at Ackerman Elementary School learning how to rock climb! #teamAES
The French Camp Elementary School 2020-2021 teacher of the year is Mrs. Tami McKnight. Mrs. McKnight began her school career in 1st grade at French Camp Elementary. She says that the influence of stellar teachers such as Polly Allen, Becky Rogers, and Terry Stacy firmly shaped her decision to become an educator. She joined the Choctaw County School District team in 2008 as a 2nd grade teacher at Ackerman Elementary School for one year. The next year she came to French Camp Elementary where she has taught 1st -5th grade ELA and self-contained classrooms, 7th and 8th grade girls’ PE, 8th grade science and been the reading interventionist and a Beta Club sponsor. In her five years in 3rd grade, she has seen the implementation of the 3rd Grade Reading Gate test and shared in the success of her students with a nearly 100% pass rate. Mrs. McKnight is in her first year of teaching 1st grade at French Camp Elementary. She has successfully made the transition to 1st grade, and she is doing a phenomenal job closing the gap which was made after the students were out of school for five months due to Covid-19. Mrs. McKnight believes that reading is vital to student success in school and beyond, and she is passionately committed to ensuring the reading success of every student that she has the honor of teaching. Mrs. McKnight says that each year she has been shaped and stretched as a teacher and a person by the students she has been privileged to spend the year with, and the 2015-2016 school year was no different. During that year, two DHS foster children came to be a part of the FCE family and were in her ELA classroom. She says that through the Lord’s leading and mountains of paperwork and red tape, she and her husband became foster parents to them in May of 2016. In December of 2017, their adoption was finalized and they became a family of nine. The process of working with DHS and children in the system has opened her eyes and heart in a whole new way to the unique needs and circumstances of the students in her care, and shaped her into an educator who genuinely treasures not only the minds of children, but their hearts as well. Mrs. McKnight says that being selected Teacher of the Year by her family at FCE is such an honor and the Lord has used being part of the Choctaw County School District to shape her life and the life of her family in ways she never would have imagined. Pictured with Mrs. McKnight is Mr. Shane Burton, principal of French Camp Elementary School.
WES January Chargers In Charge Character Trait: Fairness
Congratulations to Keegan Goss! He was the Prodigy Star in 3rd grade last week and received chips and a drink as a reward! Great job Keegan! #teamAES
Congratulations to Kiyan Love and Jesse Fowler for mastering their multiplication facts! They received lunch from Weavers as a reward! Great job students! #teamAES
ARCHERY MATCHES THIS WEEK— For matches on Tuesday and Thursday, Coach Young will be at Ty Cobb at 3:15 to pick up archers for their matches. If you would like to drive yourself or ride with parents to the match, you will need to be at the Weir Gym by 3:45 on these two days.
ARCHERY PRACTICE Coach Young will be at Ty Cobb today at 3:15 if you would like to ride the bus to practice at Weir Gym. If you would like to drive yourself, please be at the Weir Gym by 3:30.
Mrs. Perry’s 3rd grade PACE students celebrated National Bubble Gum Day by researching how bubble gum is made, experimenting with how long the flavor lasted and measuring how big a bubble they could blow using different brands of bubble gum. They ended the day completing a gum ball sudoku puzzle.
The French Camp Elementary School parent of the year for 2020-2021 is Mrs. Sherry Curington. Drawing from a love of children and an affinity for hands-on projects, Mrs. Sherry has made numerous visits to the FCE kindergarten class this year and led students in several educational activities. Mrs. Sherry’s projects have included making lemonade for the letter L, constructing homemade paper for the letter P, and manipulating “Rapunzel Hair” out of sugar for the class fairy tale unit. The students love when she comes to visit, and they have learned many things from her this year. Mrs. Sherry, her husband Mac, and son Jacob, live in Winona, MS, and they are currently in the process of moving to the French Camp community. Mrs. Sherry’s daughter, Crystal Ray, teaches kindergarten at FCE, and her oldest granddaughter, Kinley Kate is a Pre-K student at FCE. Mrs. Sherry also has a second granddaughter, Kambrie, who is 2 years old. Thank you Mrs. Sherry for all that you do for students at French Camp Elementary School! Pictured with Mrs. Curington are her granddaughter, Kambrie Ray and Mr. Shane Burton, principal of French Camp Elementary School.
The French Camp Elementary paraprofessional of the year is Heather McIntire. She has been a teacher assistant at FCE for three year. Choctaw County School District is where her education began. She started school at Weir Attendance Center in kindergarten and graduated as salutatorian of the first graduating class of Choctaw County High School. She says that Choctaw County Schools have played a vital role in her education and she intends to make the same impact on the students that she has today. She says that each student that she has had the opportunity to work with holds a special place in her heart and that it inspires her to watch them learn. Mrs. McIntire is kind and compassionate and treats her students as she would her own. She actively seeks to make them not only better students but better people. She goes above and beyond what is expected of her as an assistant. Her students love and respect her. Mrs. McIntire jumps in wherever and whenever she is needed with a smile on her face. She has a servant heart and it shines daily as she works with our students and staff. She says that it is an honor to be the FCE Paraprofessional of the Year. Pictured with Mrs. McIntire is Mr. Shane Burton, principal of French Camp Elementary School.
French Camp Elementary School recently held an online RADA fundraiser. The students who sold $500.00 in merchandise received a $20.00 Wal-Mart gift card. Pictured are Ace Alexander, Henley Baster, Jace Latham, and Easton Hunt. Congratulations to these students!!!
French Camp Elementary School recently held an online RADA fundraiser. The student who sold the most merchandise received a $50.00 Wal-Mart gift card. Pictured with Mr. Burton is the top seller Ace Alexander. Congratulations Ace!
***ATHLETIC UPDATE*** The following teams will not practice or lift weights until further notice due to Covid-19 protocols: Girls track Softball Football Boys track will not practice today. Boys basketball and baseball will practice as usual.
Any student interested in trying out for junior high or high school cheer or mascot needs to pick up a form in the office by Friday.
Ackerman Elementary School 6th graders are working hard on their AR and Required Reading in the library with Ms. White. #teamAES
Mrs. Jackson has her 6th graders at Ackerman Elementary School working on area and perimeter. She is using things in the classroom to help teach these skills! #teamAES
Mrs. Turnipseed’s and Mrs. K. Tuck’s class at Ackerman Elementary School took a trip down the sensory path to get some energy out after breakfast and to get focused. #teamAES
Compliments to the chef!! Thank you Mrs. Fondren for providing breakfast for the staff at CCCTC!!
Ackerman Elementary School- A great reminder for this Monday morning! #teamAES