STEM Day at Marshpoint
Earth Day Photo Contest
The PTA has announced the winners of the Earth Day Photo Contest. We had a lot of awesome photos. These were the winners as picked by Habersham House. The Awards Banquet will be held on on Friday April 19, 2013 at 6:30 (note, not May 19 which was incorrect on the invitation).
1st place- Garrett Van Yparen/ Ducey
2nd place- Cameryn Schaaf/ Ducey
3rd place- Ginny Carlisle/ Simpson
1st place- Finnegan McCarthy/Prince
2nd place- Shawn Bulloch/Ward
3rd place- Kelly Kullman/Cunningham
1st place- Wesley Phillips/ Creager
2nd place- Abbey Woodworth/Lawson
3rd place- Lisa Kras/ Creager
1st place- Lily Warmkessel/Gragg
2nd place- Annalyse Helms/ Riccardi
3rd place- Ben Vetter/Foran
1st place- Joey Salamone/Silva
2nd place- Cailyn Kurdys/Shuman
3rd place- Megan Cullen/Cerbone
1st place- Maggie Schlueter/ Kraft
2nd place- Jenna Kullman/Smith
3rd place- Alexandra Huszty/ Duckworth
Third Graders Help Soldiers
Third grade classes collected snacks, magazines and other goodies for the soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan. They mailed 16 boxes of treat,s and the soldiers were very appreciative of all the things that were sent. Students also wrote letters to each soldier and hope to get a reply from them very soon! Marshpoint loves our soldiers!
The Marshpoint Spelling Bee was held on January 17th. Twenty fourth and fifth graders participated in the bee. The winner was fifth grader Viren M., and the runner-up was fourth grader Jennifer M.
The other contestants were: Fourth graders- Jack P., Armon M., Nashay B., Paul D., Sam C., Anna B., Abagael S., Jolie-Anne B., and Kennedi H. Fifth graders- Charlie R., Deven T., Meghan S., Lian H., Katie N., Luke N., Leya M., Sam. B. and Jaylen C. Viren wil compete in the system-wide Spelling Bee on February 4th at Savannah High School at 7:00 PM.
District Reflections Competition
“The Magic of a Moment…”
Of the 25 SCCPSS elementary schools and seven (7) K-8 schools, Marshpoint has the MOST 1st and 2nd place District winners at the Elementary level! The following students received either 1st or 2nd place at the SCCPSS district level and have already moved on to compete at the state level for Georgia:
Special Artists Awards:
Daniel Watson, Grade 1 “Unititled #1-7” Visual Arts
Thomas Nyce, Grade 4 “Leah Kate, Daddy & Sun” Photography
Photography Awards – Kindergarten:
2nd Place Josephine Clark “Fish Magic”
Photography Awards – 2nd Grade:
2nd Place: Jake Knight “Butterfly on Goldenrod”
Photography Awards – 3rd Grade:
1st Place: William (Teito) Kremer “Fire in the Sky”
2nd Place: Talon Schiesser “Buddha Magic”
Photography Awards – 4th Grade:
2nd Place: Hilmy Rukmana “Fly Like a Bird!”
Photography Awards – 5th Grade:
2nd Place: Grace Warmkessel “Cats Catching Rays”
Visual Arts Awards - Kindergarten:
1st Place: Carson Mosley “Carson Gets a Wave”
Visual Arts Awards – 2nd Grade:
1st Place: Kenzie Kurdys “The Fire Dragon”
Visual Arts Awards – 3rd Grade:
1st Place: Lily Warmkessel “Baby Turtle Hatching”
2nd Place: Haynie Harris “The Magic of a River”
Visual Arts Awards – 4th Grade:
1st Place: Hilmy Rukmana “The Scarlet Macaw”
Visual Arts Awards – 5th Grade:
1st Place: Grace Warmkessel “Butterfly Spreading its Wings for
the Very 1st Time”
Dance for Diabetes
The Dance for Diabetes held on January 18th raised $2,894.00 for the American Diabetes Association. The official "Kiss a Pig", Remi, visited students at the dance. Remi is the pet of Marshpoint students Jacob and Liliana. Above Jacob and his mom show Remi to students.
Pre-K Week Visitor
To celebrate Georgia's Pre-K program and its 20th anniversary, State Representative Dr. Ben Watson visited Marshpoint Elementary School on Monday, October 1st.
October 1st-5th marks Georgia's second observance of Pre-K Week, sponsored by Voices for Georgia's children and its Pre-K week partners (see poster above). Representative Watson is one of nearly 140 officials who visited many of the approximately 3,800 Pre-K classrooms located in counties across Georgia.
While at Marshpoint, Representative Watson read Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes to the Pre-K students, took a tour of the school, talked with the staff, and got a close-up look at the many ways that Marshpoint is supporting early learning.
Several Marshpoint teachers were surprised with Wal-mart gift cards on September 28th. Wal-mart donated $50 gift cards to the school. Teachers' names were randomly drawn to receive the gift cards. Wal-mart also donated a cake for the entire faculty. Wal-mart is one of Marshpoint's business partners.
Third grade students celebrated their annual Greek Week to culminate their unit on Greece and its influence on our government. Students dressed in tunics and togas and competed against students in other third grade classes in a variety of races and games. The students also celebrated with a Greek feast. Click on the picture above for a slideshow of showing some of the activities.
Postcard Contest Winner
Marshpoint fourth grader Vincent N. was a winner in the “Digging Peanuts in Plains” annual postcard contest sponsored by the Jimmy Carter NHS Education Program. This year’s theme was “Digging Peanuts in Plains: Hometown of the 39th President”. Vincent is in Mrs. Shuman’s fourth grade. All the students in Mrs. Shuman’s class made entries for the postcard contest.
The awards program was held in Plains, Georgia on September 15th, and the awards were presented by former President Jimmy Carter. Vincent received a certificate, a medal, and a book autographed by Jimmy Carter.
Click here to see Vincent's postcard, as well as the postcard designs of the other winners.