Woodley Archives 2013-2014
Due to Bad weather, Woodley will be dismissing early today [Tuesday- April 29].
Parents please do not come before 11:45 to check out your child. Please be patient and wait in the car lane for pick up so that dismissal can be smooth. Do not park in the front of the school. This is the bus lane. Here is the dismissal schedule:
11:45 All students will be ready for dismissal.
11:55- Dismissal for walkers and car riders
12:00 Dismissal for bus riders.
Some months back, the students of Woodley discussed the Governor's Partnership and the relationship we have with Parkway Heights. The students mentioned how, since we get so much from our community partner, we should it turn, pay it forward. That's what got the ball rolling and we decided to make a book donation to the ARC of Hattiesburg. The library spring book fair was last week and we got a Clifford and Geronimo Stilton costume and with several students on board, went after school to bring the books to the center. It was a huge success. Both the ARC students and our students were so excited. It was a wonderful time for all.
For the first time Woodley Elementary will be hosting a Spring Book Fair. The purpose of this fair is to ensure that students have the chance to have new and exciting books to read over the summer break. Please come out and enjoy our FIESTA LIBRO (book celebration) which will be held in the Woodley library from April 7th - April 12th. Also, on the 10th, Mrs Seal will host a book talk after school during the Spring Fling.
MAPE honored 15 school-community partnership programs from across Mississippi during the Governor's Awards luncheon on March 19th. The awards ceremony was held during the PREPS-MAPE State Conference in Choctaw, Miss. Congratulations to Woodley Elementary and Parkway Heights for it's third consecutive partnership win! And congratulations for the Hattiesburg Public School district for taking home SIX of the fifteen partnership awards. Just goes to show, great things are happening in the Hattiesburg Public School District.
At Woodley Elementary school today, the Hattiesburg Zoo
announced the addition of two Sumatran Tigers to the zoo’s animal collection. Two
students were chosen from each grade (3-6) to help with the unveiling of this
exciting information. The students got to hold some of the animals that you can
see when visiting the zoo like a corn snake, rex rats, bearded dragons, and
more. Coming to Hattiesburg from the Los Angeles Zoo, the two brothers will
make their grand debut during a public unveiling Saturday at the Hattiesburg
Zoo. The male siblings were born on August 6, 2011 at the Los Angeles Zoo and
given the names Kuasa and Cinta. Today, the tigers each weigh more than 200
pounds and are much smaller than the zoo’s existing Siberian tiger, Tigger. “Kuasa and Cinta are young and very active,”
said Katie Barry, Animal Curator. “They love to play in the water and with as
many toys as they can get their paws on. Their youthful playfulness brings an
excitement that our patrons will find entertaining and educational as they
watch these young brothers grow up.” Sumatran tigers hail from the Indonesian
island of Sumatra, where it is estimated that there are currently between 400
and 700 tigers living in the wild. It’s important to emphasize the necessity to
conserve the habit for these and all animals to the children of today, so that
they will be around for future generations to enjoy.
In the absence of a planner, the Woodley Beta Club and student counsel stepped forward and volunteered to plan, host and perform this year’s Black History Program. The program began with reenactment of a rally, carrying signs reminiscent of those carried by Civil Right protestors that read, “We Demand Equal Housing” “End Segregated Rules in Public School” and “We Demand Voting Right Now!” Mrs. Lee’s kindergarten class read descriptions of important African Americans and Ms. Varnado’s 2nd grade class, did the skit, “No Room on the Bus,” portraying the conflict that occurred on December 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. The skit was followed by a discussion of the Little Rock Nine and a “Who Am I?” of Black American historical figures. The afternoon was a huge success. Special thanks to Ms. Washington, the 6th grade Beta club sponsor and all those teachers who took time to teach their students the importance of learning the history of this great country.