Picture: Officer Green, Ryan McLeod, Taylor Clark, Lily DeFore, and Sheriff Taylor
Picture: Pre-K student Darien Burks enjoys "ice skating" in the hallway!
Picture: Pre-K students participate in a "Snowball" fight during their "Winter Wonderland."
Slocum fifth graders spent the first part of the school year participating in the D.A.R.E. program with Officer Green from the Sheriff's office. Each student was assigned to write a report telling about what they learned in D.A.R.E.. On January 6, they graduated and three students were rewarded for their reports. Ryan McLeod got third place, Taylor Clark received second place and Lily DeFore won first place and was given a bicycle that had been refurbished by inmates at the Anderson County Sheriff's office. Thank you Officer Green and Sheriff Taylor for another great year of D.A.R.E.!
Everyone is starting the new year slow and steady. Recovering memories and education from the past semester is what is on the minds of teachers here. The new year bringing in a new semester will be a new start for some students. College will be starting back soon and new there will be new things to learn.
Pre-K and Kindergarten classes are learning about winter and the changing of the seasons as the new year starts. Learning about Frosty the Snowman and ‘K’ has Mrs. Soileau and Mrs. McLeod’s Kindergarten classes busy.
It seems that high school is “gearing up” and starting the semester off right. One Act Play has started at Slocum High and is doing well. The kids will have fun with this play with Ms. Severn as the advisor. Ideas about costumes and props have been made and practices are beginning.
Slocum FFA is working on show projects for Anderson County Livestock show and Houston Livestock show. Trailers are being built, animals are being raised, and the kids are working hard.
Slocum will be having a Community Service Project run by Ms. Buford. Slocum ISD will be collecting none-working electronics, such as TVS, VCRS, DVD players, and computers. The reason for the pickup is that these items in a land fill would be bad for environment. Bring Slocum ISD your old electronics!
PFK invited Nancy Worcester, from "Nana Puddin’", to come out and give the kids a show with her ‘children’, Larry, Lily, Waco, and Charlotte. She taught the kids many lessons about peer pressure and doing the right thing during her visit. The kids had a blast and a few laughs while she and her puppets told them to listen to their heart in what is right and also to believe in themselves.
Elementary grades have been learning about winter and Mrs. Ives' class is writing winter stories about “One Snowy Day”.
Pre-K students have been learning how to ice skate. A few sheets of wax paper and excited children make a great combination for ice skating down the hallway! They had loads of fun sliding, spinning in circles, and posing for pictures.
Ms. Severn’s fourth grade class has been learning about partnerships and measurements. The students were having fun, taking rulers around the class measuring books, shelves, and many objects. “One Act Play”, Ms. Severn says, “is going right on schedule.” She is excited about working with a wonderful group of students this year.
High school students are getting in the groove of waking up early again and getting to school. Ms. Jordan’s Spanish class learned about Epiphany this week. Epiphany or Kings’ Day celebrates when the Kings or Wise Men brought the gifts to Jesus. Ms. Jordan’s World Geography class is learning a little about their past while creating their family tree.
Career Development Events (CDEs) are coming up pretty soon for Slocum FFA students. Horse judging and livestock judging are just two of the events that are considered CDEs. Good luck to those students.