Picture: Lucas Boykin, Spc. Susan Thompson, and Erica Thompson at Slocum School.
Picture: The Texas Forest Service handed out rulers, pencils, and erasers to students at the Fire Prevention Program.
Picture: Seventh Grade Gates Award winners: Tyler Neal-$50, Mattie Bowman-$10, Hannah Dixon-$10, Kalie Gentry-$10 and Makayla Bickerstaff-$50, Mr. and Mrs. Gates.
Picture: Eighth Grade Gates Award winners-Macey Meredith-$10, Michaela McLeod-$50, Kaytie Jones-$10, Britteny Lively-$50, not pictured Kelsey Kellum-$10, Mr. and Mrs. Gates.
Spc. Susan Thompson, with the U.S. Army 212th CSC Unit based in Ft. Campbell, KY, surprised her son, Lucas Boykin, and daughter, Erica Thompson, at Slocum Schools on Friday, October 7, 2011. She is home from Iraq on a two-week leave. We cannot express our gratitude enough for Mrs. Thompson and the other military personnel who sacrifice so much to serve our country.
Students in grades PK-5 enjoyed the Fire Prevention Program put on by the Palestine Fire Department. The students learned fire safety rules and enjoyed watching their old friend "Sparky"!
Congratulations to the Gates Award winners for the first six weeks. Seventh and Eighth grade students are eligible to win two $50.00 awards and three $10.00 awards per grade. To qualify for the Gates Award, students must exhibit good conduct, have no office referrals, lunch detentions, or tardies, and must also be in good academic standing.