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Student Spotlights January 2023

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Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across our community.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Eastern Shore Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements!

Fairhope East Elementary Studies Paper Circuits

Fairhope East Elementary 6th grade STEAM students taught 2nd graders all about paper circuits. They created a simple circuit to create an LED holiday card.

J. Larry Newton Keva Engineering Club

The Keva Engineering Club at J. Larry Newton had a blast engineering the highest tower!

Belforest Elementary Project Jubilee visits Flightworks

Belforest Elementary 5th Grade Project Jubilee visited Flightworks. The students learned all about Sublimation, Aerospace, and flying drones with the four forces of flight.

Daphne East Elementary Spelling Bee Winner

Congratulations to Daphne East Elementary Spelling Bee winner, runner up, and the participates!
Winner- Josiah Dandridge 6th grade
Runner Up- Lundyn Hackworth 6th grade

Tate High School FFA – Forestry Team

The Alabama School Counselor Association held its annual awards luncheon on Thursday, November 17 during the Alabama Counseling Association Conference. During this awards luncheon, Mrs. Natalie Ward and Mrs. Kim Powell, school counselors from Belforest Elementary School; and Mrs. Dianna Wolchina and Mrs. Kim Windham, school counselors from the Baldwin County Secondary Virtual School, were recognized for winning the Program of Distinction Award.
The Alabama School Counseling Program of Distinction recognizes school counseling programs that demonstrate an exemplary level of implementation of a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program. The application process for this prestigious award is an all-inclusive collection of 18 components that align with the Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Model for Alabama Public Schools (State Plan) and the American School Counselor Association National Model. Recipients of the Alabama School Counseling Program of Distinction also receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) Award, which is the highest award any school counseling program can earn.
In attendance at the awards luncheon to help celebrate these school counselors were Mr. Eddie Tyler, Superintendent; Mr. Marty McRae, Assistant Superintendent; Ms. Patrice Davis, Prevention and Support Services Coordinator; Mrs. Rocky Moore, Assistant Principal, Baldwin County Secondary Virtual School; and Mrs. Gina McClure, Assistant Principal, Belforest Elementary School.
Congratulations are extended to Kim Powell, Natalie Ward, Kim Windham, and Dianna Wolchina for achieving this exceptional honor and recognition. They join the ranks of the other ten schools from Baldwin County who have achieved this monumental milestone.

J. Larry Newton School Media Specialist Awarded Baldwin EMC Grant

Baldwin EMC surprised Mrs. Frank, J. Larry Newton School Media Specialist, with grant funding to start a new Vox Book collection!
The Vox Books are just like our other library books, but also have the special ability to read the story to our students. These are a fabulous addition to our library for our emerging readers, ESL students, and all of our students that just love to have a great story read to them.
Thank you Baldwin EMC for giving back to our community and helping stoke our students’ love of reading!

Daphne High School Spirit of Daphne Award

Congratulations to Daphne High School teachers Nikki Minoso and Mary Donna Helms. Together they are the recipients of Daphne High’s annual Spirit of Daphne Award. This award was born out of an idea to recognize individuals who embody the Trojan Spirit. Minoso and Helms have worked together for years to create experiences for the Daphne community, and it is in these experiences we come to know ourselves as family. We are grateful for both of you.

Daphne Middle School Students Study Judicial System in Montgomery

Mrs. Norrell’s and Mrs. Marshall’s students at Daphne Middle School have been hard at work in class recently learning about trial and courtroom procedures in their current unit of study. The classes recently traveled to Montgomery to see the judicial system in action.

Belforest Elementary Students Attend Theatrical Performance

Belforest Elementary first graders experienced a theatrical performance, Tiramisu With a Touch of Christmas. Afterwards, the students picnicked at Centennial Park, and with the help of parent volunteers, made a keepsake ornament. The children enjoyed learning about Christmas traditions!

Congratulations to Daphne High School Trojan Theatre

Congratulations to the DHS Trojan Theatre kids for their fantastic weekend at the State Trumbauer Theatre Festival. They were all fantastic competitors in their events, cheerleaders for each other, and supporters of the arts. A special congratulations goes out to the following for their State wins:
ACT Performance Scholarship Recipient – Savannah Crawford
ACT Performance Scholarship 1st Alternate Recipient – Isabelle Davis
Chelsea Williams – 3rd Place Musical Comedic Solo
Audrey Alcathie – 2nd Place Musical Dramatic Solo
Jake Houston & Cole Wilson – 2nd Place Musical Comedic Duo
Sadie Houston & Lauren Taylor – 3rd Place Musical Comedic Duo
Emily Mercer & Olivia Powe – 2nd Place Duet Pantomime

Fractions and Crafts at Stonebridge Elementary

Mrs. Hurst’s class at Stonebridge Elementary worked with fractions and data collection while doing a winter craft.

Stonebridge Elementary Holds Ribbon Cutting

Stonebridge Elementary held the official ribbon cutting for the new elementary school located in the Spanish Fort Feeder pattern. Members of the school’s Lighthouse Team were on hand to commemorate the official opening of the school along with Loxley Mayor Teal, Spanish Fort Mayor McMillian, State School Board Representative Jackie Ziegler, community representatives, BCBE Board Members and staff.
An overview of the 132,235 S.F. elementary school includes:
• Shelter incorporated in classroom wing
• 56 Classrooms
• 2-Pre-K Classrooms
• 2-STEM Classrooms
• 6 Special Needs Classrooms
• 2-Pathway Classrooms
• Cafetorium with seating for 480 with Stage
• Gymnasium with seating for 450
• Chorus Room
• Band Room
• Media Center with collaborative seating
• Security Cameras for the entire campus
• Covered Car Rider and Bus Drop off areas

Spanish Fort Elementary Students were On the Case

Spanish Fort Elementary students in Mrs. Montee’s class were on the case today! The detectives used their fact and opinion skills to solve cases and figure out who did it!

Spanish Fort Middle School Band Performs for the Holidays

Spanish Fort Middle School band and choir had the privilege of traveling to all 3 elementary schools today to spread a little Christmas cheer!

Silverhill Elementary School Spreads Cheer

Silverhill students are spreading holiday cheer to soldiers in the army. We would like to thank one of our parents, Ms. Stabler, for reaching out to give us the opportunity to make Christmas cards for Mr. Chipper Drinkard and his friends who will spend their holidays serving our country in Germany.

Foley Elementary Students Attend “Elf, Jr.” Performance by Foley High School

4th graders in Mrs.James’ and Mrs Oppliger’s classes at Foley Elementary School had an “elf-mazing” time on their field trip to see Elf, Jr. at the Foley Civic Center. Thank you so much to the Foley High School Drama Department- the show was phenomenal!

PJ Day at Spanish Fort Middle School

Thanks Toros for donating enough canned goods to the Spanish Fort Middle School Prodisee Pantry food drive to earn the school a PJ Day!