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Purchase the gift that keeps on giving. Yearbook orders will be taken through Friday in the front foyer, 7:40 to 8 a.m. Checks or cash will be accepted in the amount of $25. This will be the last chance to order the 2004-05 yearbook. Order yours now before it's too late.
--Angie BranhamSpotsylvania Middle
The following homerooms received certificates for outstanding attendance for the month of November:
Cathy Limbrick's sixth grade, 97 percent.
Vicki Nesbitt's seventh grade, 96.4 percent.
Jim Grace's eighth grade, 98.1 percent.
Each student in these homerooms will receive a free candy bar courtesy of the SCA.
The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade chorus performed a winter concert Dec. 9.
In the sixth grade, there was great solo speaking by Brittany Hunt, Emily Jackson and Nicole Simms.
In seventh grade, the ensemble solo group of Megan Beland, Daneia Brown, Shawna Carpenter, Jessica Decatur, Amber Markey, Shawn Prager and Christina Shover were wonderful.
The eighth-grade solos by Dominique White, Isaiah Lomax, Tenisha Minor, Vanessa Lewis, Kenny Sisk and Robin Ford were excellent.
--Lisa SimmermonJohn J. Wright Middle
In an award ceremony held at Massaponax High School on Dec. 13, the following students were recognized for scoring a perfect 600 on the spring Standards of Learning tests:
U.S. History II--Michael Botkin, Stephen Oesterheld, Caitlyn Viars and Jonathan Zimmerman.
Algebra I--Rodney Jackson.
Geometry--Nicole Martin and Heidi Mills.
Reading, literature and research--Heidi Mills and Heather Skinner.
Band, orchestra and chorus students performed holiday music at Spotsylvania Mall on Dec. 10. Donna Jacobs directs the band. Orchestra is directed by Alena Sneizek, and Leon Lewis directs chorus.
Parents are reminded of parent-teacher conferences tomorrow, 3-5 p.m. Parents requesting a conference need to contact their child's teachers via e-mail, note or a phone request through the guidance department.
Parents are encouraged to attend a Math for Mom and Dad Program from 5 to 6:30 p.m., held in the library. Cheryl Gray, math specialist, along with school math teachers will be coordinating the program. This is an excellent opportunity to see what students are doing in math and gain a better understanding of how parents can assist their students at home.