Making waves on the national art
contest scene, Khushi Patel, a fourth grader at Farmington Elementary, was
awarded 1st place (Grades 3-5 Division) by The National Poison Prevention Week
Council for her participation in their annual poison prevention poster contest.
No stranger to winning art contests, she is excited that her poster will be released
The Dogwood Dolphins made a strong
showing last week at the Delta Fair’s Art Contest. Thanks to efforts of their
diligent art teachers, Ms. Luyendyk and Ms. Styer, these artists were on
display--and three students took home prize ribbons.
It always warms the heart to see young
children treating their community helpers as heroes. This week, both Kindergartners at Farmington
and Riverdale celebrated Community Helper Day.
At Riverdale, the GFD and the GPD stopped
by the classroom to tell the children about what they do—even stopping to help
a citizen in need with an untied shoe.
Fox News 13 weatherman, Brian Basham
visits a classroom to go over weather safety tips, as seen on Fox 13 News the
Farmington elected to coincide their Community Helpers Day with 9/11 this year, and assigned a special dress up day for the students. Droves of tiny firemen, teachers, and doctors took over the halls.
Dogwood students in a third grade classroom wrote letters to the GFD and the GPD.
The National Merit®
Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and
scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit
Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
In early September, about 16,000 of the
high-scoring students, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists.
They are the highest scoring entrants in each state. In Tennessee, six of those students are from
Houston High School.
Congratulations are in order to Jessica
Tran, Timothy Liang, Katarina Jankov, Nicholas Culver, Sarah Oh, and Alan Gan
(pictured left to right).
To become finalists, these students
must submit an application that includes their academic award, participation in
after-school activities, leadership experience, employment and awards received.
About 7,400 National Merit scholarships worth more than $32 million will be
offered in the spring!Friday
Students all across GMSD stopped to remember the events of 9/11 in several unique ways. To read more about how, click here.