North Carolina Newspapers

May 29,2(M)2
The spring of the 2001-2002 school
year. Sandy Grove lilemenlary was in
parltiership with the ROTC at lloke
County High School. During the
weeks of April 17-May 15 selected
fifth graders were a part of the LHT
Program. LI:T means letidership,
education, and training.
This program conducted by Cadet
Sargeant Major Hill Ptirkertind ('adet
('aptain /uly Rivcrti was held ev
ery Wednesday afternoon from 1:15-
Students were expecicil to nioilcl
self-discipline.healing, icspecl,and
what do do in silualions of higher
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Closing ceremonies on Wednes
day, May 15 included piesenlalions
club members
Clockwise, from left, Candace
Thoriipkins, Jessica Jaro and
Eddie McAllister were recently
inducted into the 150-point
club at Upchurch Elementary.
Also, Jessica Nemmers, Mor
gan Birky and Zachary Jones.
Not pictured are new induct
ees Zachary Vile and Eli Mari
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Pictured by rank are (back row): Cadet Sargeant First Class Jontae Purdie, Cadet Sargeant First Class
C J Clark, Cadet Sargeant First Class Brandon Brooks, Cadet Staff Sargeant Micheal Lovette, Cadet
Sargeant First Class Quarterrio Lilly, Cadet Staff Sargeant John Cook, Cadet Staff Sargeant Marcus
Locklear, Cadet Staff Sargeant James Johnston, Cadet Sargeant First Class Micheal Burton, Cadet Sargeant
Major Bill Parker — Hoke High School ROTC; (front row); Cadet Corporal Tyler Thomas.Cadet Staff
Sargeant Tim Hall, Cadet Sargeant Alan Wood, Cadet Sargeant Delbert Jacobs, Cadet Sargeant First Class
Laquan Brown.
Sandy Grove, Hoke High ROTC partner for LET
of aw mils to iiichalt Flag Detail rib-
lions ami certificates ami program par-
tieiptitioti ribbons. Students wore their
eailet shirts and received personal
awards that were a ptirt of Cadet
Saigeant Major Parker's uniform.
Special recogttition awards were:
I earletship Ribbons, Weldon McPhaul
ami Michael Lovette; Commendation
Ribbott, Michael HnrtontCord Prc.sen-
tations. Overtdl Cailet, Jotittie Purdie;
'Iciitn I etiileis. Oittirtetria Lilly and
La(|n;in Brown.
Boosting confidence
Sandy Grove Elementary fourth grade teacher Lisa Park with student
Danielle Dudley offers cheer during an “EOG pep rally “ to bolster
children’s confidence during test taking.
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PIE Teacher of the Month Vicki Szwaja. center, with Sandy Grove
Elementary Principal George Marston, and Linda M. McLaughlin, a PIE
member of Hoke Schools Central Services.
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A big ‘thank you’
Pictured above and below, the staff of Upchurch Elementary felt “very
appreciated” by parents of their charges after a steak luncheon was
provided by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The steak, salad
and desert meal was served during Teacher Appreciation Week as a
“small but tasty” way of thanking the teachers for “going above and
beyond the call of duty in everyday situtions.”
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School news
The News-Journal is happy to
publish press releases and photos
relating to school events and ac
complishments. We are particu
larly interested in those news items
which relate to student endeav
Our limited staff prevents our
covering many of the events we
are invited to attend, but we wel
come write-ups brought into our
office, e-mailed or faxed to us by
parents, teachers and other school
staff members.
Articles written by students,
with their teachers’ approval of
the finished copy, are especially
welcome. It is our goal to encour
age students' journalistic endeav
Photos are used according to
their quality. Some tips on photo
taking include getting closer to
subjects, particularly if a Polaroid
camera is used. Also, try to elimi
nate background clutter and have
subjects face the camera. Identify
each person by both first and last
names, and this includes teachers
and principals. We ask that you
not put staples in the photographs
you send us.
We strive to use all school re
leases as soon as typing time and
space allow. 1 lowever, don’t hesi
tate to call the editor (875-2121)
if your release is not used in one to
three weeks. Also, call if you have
other questions.
— Pat Allen Wilson, Editor
PIE teacher
is Szwaja
The Partners In Education Teacher
of the Month for May 2002 is third
grade teacher Vicki B. Szwaja.
Szwaja has been in education for
14 years; she was at South Hoke El
ementary for 11 years and spent the
last three years at Sandy Grove El
ementary as a Title I teacher and coor
Szwaja obtained an associate de
gree in general education from
Fayetteville Technical Institute; an
associate degree in business adminis
tration from Richmond Community
College; a
bachelor of science degree in early
childhood education from the Uni
versity of Carolina at Pembroke; and
a master’s degree in elementary edu
cation, K-6 and reading education K-
“As an educator, it is my desire to
help educate all students, support them
in their learning and provide them
with as many resources as possible to
engage students in beneficial activi
ties that allow for growth socially,
physically, mentally, and intellectu
ally,” Szwaja said.
End of grading motivation
Sandy Grove Elementary third,
fourth, and fifth graders relieved
stress following the first day of
state testing with face painting
and a pep rally.
NOTE: 'The June Menu, Will Be Manager's
Choice For All Days. It Will Not Be Pub
lished. Have A Great Summer!
and Lunch Menu
Cereal, Juice and Milk offered daily at Breakfast]
Chef's Salad and Milk offered daily at Lunch
Scurlock spring fair of many colors
Scurlock Elementary School held an International Spring Fair during the week of April 29. The event started
with the hoisting of the flags from Mexico, Colombia, Germany, Ecuador and South Africa. The origin and
colors from each flag were presented. The anthem from each county was sung and the origin was also given.
Each class selected a country to represent and dressed as a native of that county. Students were served
a lunch to represent the foods of a selected country each day.
Breakfast Pizza
Fried Chicken
Green Beans
Potato Salad
Crusty Roll
Pancake on a Stick
Beef Taco w/Lettuce
Tomato, Cheese
& Salsa
Mexicali Corn
Fruit Medley
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