Student Spotlights November 2022

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

Dauphin Junior High School Tailgate Party

Our Library Promotional Tailgate Party has started. This event helps encourage literacy and the love of reading here at Dauphin. Our main focus is to help students discover the joy of reading and the power of a literate mind by providing inspiring books and literacy programs.

Dothan City Virtual School Gives Back

Our Community Outreach Club continues to do great things in our community. Recently, they offered their services at the Wiregrass Food Bank! We are so proud of the way they represent DCVS and DCS! Keep shining students!

Dothan City Schools Congratulates Student Advisory Council

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. On October 3, the SSAC met for the first time and shared their highlights and areas of improvement with Superintendent Dr. Dennis Coe. To learn more and meet our delegates, go to www.dothan.k12.al.us/ssac.

Enterprise High School Band Named Grand Champions

Congratulations to Enterprise High School Big Blue Band on their performance at the A-Town Invitational in Andalusia, Alabama. The band scored all superior ratings in color guard, dance line, percussion, drum major, and band. They were also named best in class drum major, color guard, and band. The band also scored the highest score for the day and was named Grand Champions.

Houston Academy 4th Graders Learn About Politics

We had special guest, Heath Thompson (Ben Thompson’s Dad), share insights on how to run a campaign with our HA 4th graders. Mrs. Gilmore’s reading class read the story, “So You Want to be President” by Judith St. George. It was very interesting to listen to him speak about the connections he has with various politicians but also the process of falling in love with reading and eventually writing.

Mixon Intermediate School Learns About Electricity

Mrs. Newsome’s class used a battery, wire, and a light bulb to make the light work!

DJHS is a Purple Star School!

The Alabama Purple Star Schools Program recognizes the efforts of the K-12 schools in the state that are committed and supportive of military students, and their families, as they transition to their new homes and schools. The Purple Star School program was designed to help mitigate the challenges of high mobility by setting standards for and publicly designating military-friendly schools. The Purple Star Award recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military.

Highlands Elementary Celebrates Good Citizens

Highlands Elementary School would like to congratulate the following students on demonstrating responsibility and being chosen as the September Good Citizens. We are proud of you for being good examples for your peers!

Highlands Elementary Students Act in Frozen 2

Two of Highlands Elementary School’s students participated in the Frozen 2 play produced by SEACT. Ellie Grace Plant played Sven and Sailor Thompson played a variety of background dancing and singing parts. They both performed a wonderful show!

Highlands Teacher Chosen as September Star

Congratulations to Mrs. Carter for being chosen by the Dothan Chamber of Commerce as September’s Star Teacher! She is a wonderful asset to Highlands Elementary School.

International Day of Peace at Highlands Elementary

Highlands Elementary School celebrated International Day of Peace by creating and displaying pinwheels as “Pinwheels for Peace.” Each student designed their own and they were put in the front of the school around the flag pole. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.

Houston Academy Welcomes Fire Department

The Dothan Fire Department and Captain Travis Fretts came to visit our preschoolers in conjunction with our Fire Safety and Prevention week in October. Thank you to our local heroes for stopping by and speaking to our Preschool students!

Coppinville Junior High School Supports Cancer

Our students and faculty members were all pinked out in support of breast cancer awareness and our football team.

Lisenby Primary School Welcomes D.A. Smith Football Team

Thank you to the D.A. Smith football team and cheerleaders for coming to Lisenby for the homecoming week pep rally!

Ozark Career Academies Student Mentored by Sports Director

TV production student Peyton Pentecost was able to shoot alongside WDHN’s Sports Director Austin Greenland at the homecoming game! Austin Greenland provides ongoing training and mentorship opportunities to the students in the CHTV Academy. We love our industry partners!

Emmanuel Christian Offers Eye Opening Experience

The Fatal Vision Program visited our campus. ECS 10th grade students participated in several activities to mock impaired vision with alcohol and drugs. It was an eye opening experience.

Providence Christian School Serves Community

Our 9th-12th grade House members had the blessing of serving our community. This is a way that through House we create the opportunity to physically put into practice the virtues we seek to train and teach as part of our curriculum and to learn hands on about the work of these ministries in our community.
Thank you to these organizations for allowing our students the opportunity to come-Harbor Church (Wilberforce), The Exchange Center (King Alfred), Wiregrass Hope Group (St. George), Terrace at Grove Park (Wycliffe), Somerset Assisted Living (Lewis), Whitehall Assisted Living (Tolkien), Wesley Place on Honeysuckle Retirement Community (St. Augustine), and Madrid Baptist Church (Schaeffer).

Providence Third Graders Study Their Life Events

The third grade recently completed a “timeline of their lives” project to learn the progressive events of a timeline. The students enjoyed learning about the life events of their classmates while completing these projects.

Providence Christian School Show Choir Gets Superior Rating

Congratulations to the Providence ImPACT Show Choir for receiving a superior rating from all judges at the Alabama National Fair Choral Festival in Montgomery. The festival is an opportunity for them to perform and receive scores and comments from the judges.

Author: Staff

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Student Spotlights November 2022

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