~ The Voice of Rural America ~ SPECIAL EDITION
The Greensboro Echo wcshc.com
The Official Newsletter of the Winston County Self Help Cooperative
Summer | 1st Edition | August 2010
PARTNERSHIPS, RELATIONSHIPS, NETWORKING AND GETTING THINGS DONE
“A Team Committed to Help Save Rural America” membership decided to transfer ownership of Bull-113 to Carl James’ Farm. James and WCSHC are members of heifer projects in their respective states. “We are working through our individual heifer projects to create and develop plans of action to help sustain ownership of working farms through Heifer International’s principles” according to WCSHC member Willie Matthews.” After lunch, WCSHC members toured the historic Muse’s Farm in Greensburg, Louisiana and heard stories of Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt Muse accomplishments. Mr. Emmit’s testimony, “If it had not been for my wife, I might not have enjoyed my life as a farmer.” An army veteran, principal SE TY
and a vocational agriculture teacher, he planned on living a quiet life that did not necessarily include agricultural production. However, Mrs. Thelma Muse had other ideas and she began to build the family herd; one calf at a time. He quickly got on board and now they enjoy an 88 acre farm in St. Helena Parish, where in their retirement, they built their dream home on the family farm. The final stop for the day was the farm of Mr. Warner Hall of Greensburg. Mr. Hall, an avid gardener, is known locally for having the best garden in the parish year after year. He is also a Partnerships, Relationships, Networking And Getting, Continued on pg. 2
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Heifer International Creating Dividends..........................................................2 WCSHC Conducts Canning Workshops in July.................................................3 USDA’s FUNDS AT WORK…….....................…………….….….................….....3 Timeline for July Activities................................................................................3 Clifford Eichelberger’s Twin Calves...................................................................4 WCSHC’s Youth Enrichment Workshop……………..........................................4 Morehouse Parish Black Farmers’ Association 9th Field Day..........................4 Photographs of Farmers and Gardeners in the South.....................................5 Transferring Place-Based Knowledge...............................................................6 National Goat Conference..................................................................................6 Greensboro Youth Group Back-to-School/take a Bite out of Crime...…...…..7 School Rules........................................................................................................8 Starting a New School........................................................................................8
On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, several of Winston County Self Help Cooperative members traveled across state line into Louisiana to be reunited with one of their own, Bull-113 at Carl James’ farm in the small community of Uneedus, LA (Tangipahoa Parish). Members were excited to see Bull-113’s creativity and the increased quality of James’ cattle herd. “Bull-113 produced more than 50 offspring according to James and I am thrilled to obtain use of this immaculate animal from Winston County Self Help Cooperative. My overall herd’s value exceeded expectations; therefore, I am in negotiation to purchase Bull-113”. After lengthy discussions and brainstorming, WCSHC
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WCSHC’s 2011 SRAC Winston County Self Help Cooperative 4th Saving Rural America and Youth Conference February 25 & 26, 2011 Louisville Coliseum in Louisville, MS. Forward your comments to Frank Taylor email@example.com or 601-291-2704
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Partnerships, Relationships, Networking And Getting, Continued from pg. 1
retired farm manager and raises beef cattle. After a catfish, barbeque rib and chicken dinner with all the trimmings, including many fresh vegetables from the garden, we toured the pastures and had an up-close look at many of the improvements being made to the farm. The most notable was the pond just built with the assistance of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. This family farm, just like the James’ farm, has been in the family for generations counting back to the early 1900’s. What’s so dynamic about this experience was the fact that these men who were strangers in 2005 have formed personal and professional relationships. The stories of Carl James, Warner Hall and Frank Taylor are all of great courage. Each individual entered the Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute in 2005 with visions of improving their communities through leadership development. According to Warner Hall, “we are making positive impacts in our communities with lessons learned through the Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute. We are using skills ascertained to implement and advocate policy change for the betterment of humankind and serve as ambassadors for small farmers across America. Leadership Class-1 extends kudos to Dr. Dawn Patin and 1890s colleagues for devising the Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute. This program is making a difference in rural America”. As the director of the Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute, it is most encouraging to see the dream being realized. The unstated goal of the leadership experience was to see small producers develop a network of sustainability and sufficiency, where they assist one another and share resources and information. The experiences of Wednesday, May 26, 2010 clearly demonstrate that both the stated goals and the unstated goals of the leadership classes are being realized. To follow these men’s journey and that of Class III of the leadership institute, join us at www.aginstitute. suagcenter.com.
Frank Taylor, Carl James Dawn Patin and Warner Hall
Warmer Hall & Mother Hall
Members enjoying Barbeque
Carl James’ (Bull-113)
Carl James’ Farm
Heifer International Creating Dividends heifers. Criterions included fence, water, forage, detainment area, and access to veterinary service. Additionally, recipients attained technical support in formulating farm plans through Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and nonprofit organizations. After completing the vigorous training processes, WCSHC placed 5 bred heifers each with eight families. Recipients signed Letters of Agreement to maintain health of heifers and give back five quality heifers to help other beginning farmers start their cattle farms. As of today, WCSHC placed 200 bred heifers with 32 co-op members with 15 families waiting for pass on heifers. This gift from Heifer International By Frank Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org continues to multiply and generate sustainability in Heifer International’s gift of animals continues rural communities through sales of heifer and bulls. to generate dividends for Winston County Self WCSHC’s Heifer Program contributed more than Help Cooperative members and for the county’s one million dollars to the local economy over a seven tax coffers. WCSHC received a grant of $74,500 year period. Under this initiative, WCSHC added from Heifer International in 2002 according to 15 beginning famers who purchased farmland, Mary Hannah founding member of WCSHC. “The wire, posts, tractors, hay equipment and other co-op purchased 40 bred Angus Heifers on August implements to manage their farm enterprises.” 8, 2002 from Miller’s Cattle Broker of Starkville, “Winston County Self Help Cooperative will MS. WCSHC’s Animal Health Committee and continue Heifer International’s principles and Local Extension Agent Mike Skipper developed ideology of helping their fellowman by giving guidelines and requirements for families to receive
back to the less fortunate and stimulate hope in impoverished rural communities” according to founding Member Omerio Dotson. WCSHC Membership conveys thanks to former HPI’s South Central Staff including Roger Jones, Jessie Strassburg, Sharon Satchel, Lisa Biglane, Elaine Wolverton, Michael Ashanti and current staff member Emily King for helping WCSHC create a successful heifer project and organization.
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WCSHC Conducts Canning Workshops in July survive under the stewardship of experience and faith”. Thomas Coleman elaborated on procedures for harvesting and preparing vegetables for direct consumption. Thomas’ harvest method starts early (in the) morning around 6:00 am and continues until noon. He normally gathers squash, okras, peas, field corn and tomatoes from several community gardens and fields. “I lived through several depression eras in my 75 years of living; therefore, I am willing to share my life’s experiences of farming to help families sustain through this downturn and place fresh vegetables on family tables. Our co-op continues to provide qualityleadership in time of uncertainties through WCSHC’s canning classes and teaching families survival skills”.
By Frank Taylor, email@example.com
Winston County Self Help Cooperative continued its’ spirited efforts of eliminating hunger, promoting leadership and stimulating interest in Mother Earth’s natural resources in the month of July via canning workshops. Veteran canners Ozolla Eichelberger and Mary Coleman displayed an array of canning methods to influence young mothers to engage in the practice of preserving fresh vegetables. Eichelberger and Coleman focused their energies on preserving a variety of vegetables which included peas, okras, squash, green & lima beans, tomatoes, corn on the cob and making jams. Mary highlighted techniques of maintaining quality and using proper equipment to ensure safety. Mother Ozolla engaged participants in making apple jams from local grown apples. Joyce Harrington said “I am elated to learn this process of making jams from scratch. In my childhood, I watched elderly women carry out this community’s ritual and today I am receiving hands-on lessons from 91 year old Mother Ozolla Eichelberger. Yes, we are learning how to
Mother Ozolla Eichelberger and Joyce Herrington
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United States Department of Agriculture funds at work to change lives in rural America through Winston County Self Help Cooperative’s austere principles of getting it done in the month of July 2010. This is a brief summary of July’s activities:
Timeline for July Activities
• July 1, 2010 Harvested okra and cucumbers from youth garden, and donated to seniorcitizens. • July 1, 2010 Forestry Field Day at Charles Hampton’s Farm, 35 participants. • July 2, 2010 WCSH Youth Group meeting, 12 participants. • July 8, 2010 Youth harvested 28 pounds of peas & donated to senior citizens. • July 11, 2010 WCSH Youth Group meeting, 15 participants. • July 12, 2010 Greensboro Youth Group meeting, 52 participants. • July 12, 2010 Pleasant Grove Youth Group Natural Resources Workshop, 35 participants. • July 12, 2010 Olive COGIC’s Canning Workshop, 15 participants. • July 16, 2010 WCSH Youth Leaders opened saving accounts for 2 youth members. • July 19, 2010 Community in service with Diabetes Coalition meeting, 6 participants • July 19, 2010 LMS’s Farmer meeting, 20 participants. • July 20, 2010 Westside Youth Group, 14 participants. • July 20, 2010 Greensboro Youth Group meeting, 20 participants. • July 20, 2010 WCSH Youth Group participated in enrichment class focused on nutrition, 15 participants. • July 20, 2010 Pleasant Grove UMC’s Canning Workshop, 21 participants. • July 22, 2010 Lonely Valley CME Church’s Natural Resources Workshop, 31 participants. • July 22, 2010 WCSH Youth Group female member participated in a Tea Party to help girls learn nutrition and kitchen safety, 10 participants. • July 23, 2010 Morehouse Black Farmers Field Day, 14 members participated. • July 26, 2010 Youth harvested 44 pounds of peas & donated to senior citizens. • July 28, 2010 Youth harvested 56 pounds of peas & donated to senior citizens. • July 30, 2010 Youth harvested 72 pounds of peas & donated to senior citizens.
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Clifford Eichelberger’s Twin Calves
WCSHC’s Youth Enrichment Workshop
By Delisa Coleman
Winston County Self Help Cooperative Member Clifford Eichelberger received news of heifer 213 delivered twin calves on May 8, 2010. Clifford stated, “I am somewhat overwhelmed and shocked of this amazing event. “This is my first set of twin calves and I am celebrating this phenomenal moment as a milestone after raising cattle for more than 25 years. According to statistics this is a rare
occurrence for a small herd to produce twin and both calves are thriving with vigorous appetites”. WCSHC’s Historian Bobby Hardin said this is the first known set of twin calves for a cooperative member in 25 years of operation. What makes this story more intriguing is the twin calves owner has a twin brother Clifton Eichelberger. “This is ironic or serendipity for the Eichelberger Family to be blessed with twin brothers and twin calves according to Clifford Eichelberger”.
Morehouse Parish Black Farmers’ Association 9th Field Day
WCSHC Hubert Nicholson and Larry Miller inspects cotton
By Frank Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org
As the heat index soared above 100 degrees, farmers and farm enthusiasts assembled on the prolific farm of Harper Armstrong in Mer Rouge, LA for Morehouse Parish Black Farmers’ Association Ninth Annual Agriculture Field Day. Odis Hill farmer and member said “this meeting is built in partnership with Southern University Ag-Center and Louisiana
State University Ag-Center. This event allows participants to obtain hands-on experiences with producers of soy beans, corn, cotton, wheat and rice. Additionally, participants can ask pertinent questions to help develop their farm enterprises. We use an assortment of tactics to minimize risk and to increase profits. As small farmers, we need avenues to gain assistance through Extension and USDA. Therefore, we plant a mixture of demonstration plots on various farms for participants to distinguish between planting methods and procedures for managing crops. Also, Extension personnel provide producers with vital information in making informed decisions on harvesting and marketing crops”. After touring Harper Armstrong’s Farm, participants boarded Cephus’s Tour Bus and visited several different types of producers - including corn, soy beans and cattle. WCSHC member Robin Matthews said “this agriculture field day inspired my longterm vision and sparked insightful thoughts on how to form a successful farm”. The field day concluded with an enjoyable steak dinner prepared and served by the ladies of Morehouse Parish Black Farmers’ Association. This event always occurs on the fourth Friday in July. For more information contact Odis S. Hill on 318237-3517 or email@example.com .
On July 12, 2010, Winston County Self Help Cooperative sponsored a Youth Enrichment Workshop at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Louisville, MS. The theme of the workshop was, “Saving Rural America.” Pam D. Harrington opened the meeting with prayer, followed by Carmelia Hathrone’s welcome and occasion. Sandra Jackson encouraged youth to develop a positive attitude and resiliency. These characteristics are needed to achieve success. Sandra gave examples of when and where positive attitudes are warranted. Your personality should be consumed with making right decisions to help ensure success. She concluded by encouraging participants to make good decisions and work diligently to achieve success. After Jackson finished presenting, participants gave an example of one positive attribute about their personalities. The enrichment workshop ended with Frank Taylor challenging seventeen year old football player Jerell Harrington to a push-up contest and surprisingly, Mr. Taylor whipped Jerell in the contest. We learned a lot today, and we thank Winston County Self Help Cooperative for organizing this enrichment workshop to help inspire our youth.
WCSHC OFFICERS: Frank Taylor, President and Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org 601-291-2704 Hubert Nicholson, Vice President email@example.com 662-773-3336 Dorothy Harper, Youth Director firstname.lastname@example.org 662-312-8004 Omerio Dotson, Treasurer Carol Williams, Secretary Gloria Moore, Finance Secretary Winston County Self Help Cooperative P.O. Box 23813 Jackson, MS 39225
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Photographs of Farmers and Gardeners in the South
Cleophus Payne’s Cattle Farm in Bonita, LA. Cleophus is a beginner cattle farmer with less than seven years of experience. Cleophus received assistance through Morehouse Parish Black Farmers’ Association, Extension, USDA and a local heifer project. He completed the ten week Master Cattleman Curriculum to enhance opportunities for success.
Charles Figgs’s Garden in Lexington, KY. Coach Figgs is passionate about gardening and producing fresh vegetables. For full disclosure, Charles Figgs served as my college football coach at Kentucky State University from 1976-1980.
Wright’s Happy Land Farm of Bladenboro, North Carolina.Happy Land Farm consists of vegetables, strawberries, corn, poultry and all natural swine production. North Carolina A & T University awarded the Wright Family “Farmers of the Year “at the 2007 Small Farmers Conference. Candace Wright graduated in 2007 from the Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute Class-1.
Harper Armstrong’s Farm in Bastrop, LA. Harper loves his occupation as a farmer and serving mankind. Harper is a founding member of Morehouse Parish Black Farmers’ Association and serves on various agriculture committees. Harper’s farm includes of cotton, corn, rice, and soybeans.
Douglas Martin’s Farm in Jones, LA. Martin’s Farm operation consists of cotton, corn and soybeans. Martin has 23 years of farming experiences. He enjoys watching plants emerge through the soil.
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Photographs of Farmers and Gardeners in the South (Continued)
Aziz and Fathiyyah Mustafa’s Organic Farm in Sumter, South Carolina. Organic farming serves as a tool kit to teach interested farmers and youth groups how to use organic methods to produce vegetables. Aziz and Fathiyyah graduated in 2007 from the Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute Class-1.
Transferring Place-Based Knowledge
Maxie teaching Jordan how to pick and preserve Peas
Jordan Fleming, granddaughter of Maxie Gardner learned life’s long survival skills through Winston County Self Help Youth Group’s community garden project during a three week stay in Louisville, MS. Jordan learned how to pick peas, shell, grade and preserve under the guidance of grandmother Maxie. Jordan said
“this is a different type of summer camp from my normal surroundings in Houston, TX. I will cherish this moment forever of learning canning skills from my grandmother. Now, I know how vegetables are preserved and packaged for sale through Walmart and grocery stores. I will share my summer’s experiences with schoolmates and others about how we can make a difference in our neighborhoods by working together as team members to achieve success”. WCSHC’s Youth Director Jean Harper said “this is an opportunity to transfer place-based knowledge to the next generation of landowners. Our youth garden project is adding value in nutrition, natural resources awareness; strengthen families’ relationships and teaching our youth work ethics. Maxie is a committed volunteer and mentor in helping maintain our garden project. We are encouraging other cities and communities to add youth components to help reduce juvenile crime, school dropout and delinquency”.
National Goat Conference Goat meat production is recognized as one of the fastest growing areas of the livestock industry in the United States, as a diverse ethnic population has created a greater demand for it. So it’s fitting the marketing of goat meat would get its own conference. The National Goat Conference, the first sponsored by an educational institution, will be held next month at Florida A&M University from Sept. 1215 at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee. The four-day event will tackle critical issues related to the goat industry and focus on the need for proper training and utilizing innovative technology available today to operate a profitable farm of livestock, the university said in a press release. The conference will provide a multifaceted forum for goat producers, students, educators, researchers, industry professionals and organizations to come together and address key issues related to supporting and maintaining the rapid growing
goat industry. The theme for the conference is ``Strengthening the Goat Industry.’The keynote speaker will be David G. Pugh, DVM, veterinarian, and internationally recognized expert. Pugh is the author of a book entitled ``Sheep and Goat Medicine.’’ Some 600 participants from across the country are expected to attend. Focus will be on topics such as nutrition and pasture management, herd health and management, marketing and processing, reproduction and biotechnology, genetics and breeding, food science and safety, and technology transfer. There will also be a session on sheep production and management. We are proud to host this unique conference that focuses on a national agenda designed to promote both profitability to farmers and opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in animal science and veterinary medicine,’’ Ray Mobley, D.V.M., conference co-chairperson and director of the FAMU Cooperative Extension Program. For registration information, please visit
First goat meat national conference to be held in Florida
www.famu.edu/goats and click on National Goat Conference. Poc is Ms. Angela Jakes at (850) 875-8552 or Dr. Ray Mobley@ (850) 412-5252.
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Greensboro Youth Group Back-to-School/take a Bite out of Crime On Monday, August 2, 2010, the children of Greensboro Community gathered at 1973 Greensboro Road to celebrate the beginning of 2010 school year with a Community Back-to-School and take a bite out of crime event. Although heavy rain initially slowed people down, it did not hinder over 91 parents and students from attending this event. Our children enjoyed an evening of fun, games,
food, and prizes with hope of a successful school year. There were no complaints of the wet grass under their feet. Law Enforcement Officer Ed Hunt served as guest speaker for the event. Officer Hunt provided abundant of encouragement words for the children. He reiterated about staying in school, working hard, and striving to become a model student. He
encouraged participants to resist peer pressure and make positive choices. Officer Hunt concluded with setting goals and pursuing your dreams of success. Friends and Citizens of the Greensboro Community sponsored this holistic event. This group of people is working to unite all children and help develop their interpersonal skills to make difference in their communities.
My name is Madison Fowler. I am in the 2nd grade. My teacher’s name is Mrs. Davenport. I learned the rules: pay attention, don’t monkey around and be safe. I ate pizza sticks. I played. (No Picture)
My name is Tykendris Turner. I am in the 6th grade. I enjoyed the 2009 school year because my teachers encouraged me to be a good student and focus on passing to the 6th grade. My favorite subjects were math, science and spelling. In Math, I learned how to add, divide, and multiply. This year I plan to score higher grades in my math class. I want to be in a science lab wearing a white scientist coat using a beaker and a sink with running water. I want to examine fossils and see how stuff is made.
My name is LaJayshia Johnson. I am nine years old. I’m in the 4th grade. My teachers are Mrs. Jerkins and Mrs. Mitchell. I like my teachers because they are nice and let us talk in class. On my first day of school, I had a good time. I learned about the rules. My favorite subjects are math, English, reading, and spelling. Spelling is my favorite subject and I like doing math problems. These are some of the neat things we are doing in the 4th grade.
I’m 13 years old and was born August 6, 1997 and I’m in the 8th grade. I am excited to be back at school and reuniting with old friends. I enjoy my new teacher and classmates. I have played the clarinet for almost three years and I love being in the band. My favorite food is chicken tenders. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and talking on the phone. (Amber Gill)
My name is Jy’Keveous Hibbler. I am in the 3rd grade this year. My teachers are Mrs. Ward and Ms. Lowery. Ms. Ward teaches me reading and math. Ms. Lowery teaches me science and English. On the first day, we introduced ourselves to our classmates. My plans for this year is to do my work, pay attention in class, do my best, and past to the 3rd grade.
My name is Kaylee Frazier. I am six years old. I am in the 1st grade and my teachers are Mrs. Stokes and Mrs. Woodward. My first day back to school I did class work all day and kept my eyes on the teacher. Later this year I will be looking forward to going outside and playing on the playground.
Hi, my name is LaSharyn Davis and I am 13. I attend Eiland Middle School. We started school on August 5th. My first day of school was excellent. I met new people and greeted old friends. My first semester plan is to achieve honor roll and increase my study habits.
My name is Bre ‘Asia Johnson. I am 8 years old and I am in the 3rd grade. My teachers are Mrs. Coward and Mrs. Boydstun. I like both of my teachers because they are very nice and helpful. I had lot of fun during my 1st day of school. We went to the playground and played. I learned not to break rules. I like reading and spelling because they are fun subjects. When, I grow up, I want to be a famous lawyer. We also played board games and different exercises in P.E.
Hello, my name is Taylor Hopkins. On the first day of school, I meet all of my teachers. They talked to us about what we are going to study and learn. I talked with old classmates and made new friends.
My name is Maritza Thomas. I am in the 5th grade. During the first two days of school, I made new friends. I met my new teachers, Mr. Creel and Mrs. Harrington. MS. Josephine Triplett is my bus driver and she is nice. This year I have two new P.E. teachers and I enjoyed P.E. class. Last year I did not enjoy doing homework. I have changed my attitude about homework and I plan to listen to my teachers this year to earn good grades.
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My name is Precious Thomas and I am in the 7th grade. My first period is Mrs. Wallace’s science class and second period is Mrs. Ming’s math class. I enjoy working on the computer in ICT class. My other courses include English, reading, social studies, and ICT. I would like to acknowledge Mrs. Luke, Coach Finch, Mrs. Jernigan, and Mrs. Chandler as good teachers. I enjoy riding bus 40 because the bus arrives late. This allows extra sleep. I enjoyed my first day of school.
Hello, my name is Brittney Coleman, and I am a sophomore at Louisville High School. Hey, I guess summer is over. It is school time again and I need to make good grades. I know there are a lot of sad faces - -summer was not long enough. My first day of school was very stimulating. My teachers are extremely likable. I love my classes, especially Spanish -- “Hola!!! Como ésta.” School is great. My dream is to become an Ultrasound Technician; therefore, I must maintain good grades in Science. “School is fabulous.”
My name is Henry Thomas. I am in the 5th grade this year. My teachers are Mrs. Winter and Mrs. Wallace and they both are smart. I have two new male principals which encourages me to stay out of trouble. I made new friends on the first day and I hope to have a good school year. My bus driver is Ms. Josephine and she is a kind person.
It is school time again! You’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over. Some kids feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things: new teachers, new friends, and maybe even a new school. Likely for you and me, these worries only stay around a little while. On the 1st day, the teachers usually do the talking. They often go over classroom rules so you will know what is allowed and what is not. Most teachers let you pick your own seat on the first day, but by the second day or third morning they will a have a seating plan. On the first day, I had to learn pathways to new classes even though I’ve been here for 3 years. It is a lot to learn in one day, and things do get hectic. It is important to write down notes to yourself so you will remember stuff to bring to class. It is also important to study and stay focus --meaning study, study, study and doing your homework and assignments. If you do these things, your school year will be successful. (Amber Coleman)
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Starting a New School By Tunde Alawode
I know how hard it can be to start a new
School rules: Don’t run in the hallway. Make sure you ask for permission to get out of your seat and ask can you go to the bathroom before you go. Stay where you’re supposed to be. Don’t talk inappropriately. Don’t trip the teacher. I did this before. It was an accident. Make sure you have good
school. I have done it twice, and this fall, I will be doing it again! Here are a few tips to help you cope with the stress of embarking on new territory: Be yourself. You will find people who like you for who you are and those are the friends that will stick with you. Don’t be shy. Talk to people and find out who has things in common with you. Ask about clubs and sports teams at your school. If your school doesn’t have a club you’re interested in, ask a teacher or counselor about starting a new club. You will be surprised how many other students
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friends. Be responsible. Be respectful. Be safe. No fighting. Don’t get a temper when somebody makes you mad. Do your homework and turn it in on time. Pay attention in class. Be kind to others. Be prepared for school. Use your inside voice in the school building. Be yourself.
have the same interests you have. You might even make new friends.Be observant. Know who you’re sharing your environment with. Look around and watch your peers. Gravitate towards the individuals who have their heads on tight, do their work, and are not troublemakers. Do not fall victim to peer pressure. If a person is pressuring you to do something bad, go the other way. If it persists, tell a responsible adult. These are just a few tips to help make a new school your home and a great adventure. Good luck! I’ll need it too.
Hello, my name is Tyria Foster. I am a sophomore at Louisville High School. My first day of school was very surprising. It turned out to be a better day than I imaged. I thought my first day of school would be boring; therefore, I did not want to be there. However, my assumption was wrong. My teachers were friendly and welcoming. The student body was upbeat and excited about the 2010 school year. I enjoyed all of my classes and catching up on summer’s events with old friends. I totally enjoyed my first day of the 2010 school year. ONE COMMUNITY-ONE FAMILY=GREENSBORO LOUISVILLE MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL CALENDAR 2010-2011 September 6, 2010..................................Holiday: Labor Day September 7, 2010.....................Progress Reports Sent Home Oct. 18, 2010.Professional Development / Parent Conf. 3 -6 Report Cards Sent Home (Students do not Report to School) November 11, 2010...................Progress Reports Sent Home November 22-26, 2010.......................Holiday: Thanksgiving December 18, 2010....................................(60% School Day) Dec. 20, 2010 - Jan. 2, 2011....................Holiday: Christmas January 3, 2011......................................2nd Semester Begins January 17, 2011........................Progress Reports Sent Home One Community-One Family=Greensboro Announcements WCSHC’s Canning Workshop Tuesday August 24, 7:00pm at Sand Creek Chapel M. B. Church 1890 Rock Hill Road, Starkville, MS Tanner’s Angus Field Day Saturday August 28, 9-2pm, on Hwy 45 south in Shaqualak, Ms. WCSHC will meet Monday August 30, 6:50pm at extension office 460 Vance Street in Louisville, Ms. Please wear your co-op t-shirt and blue jeans for group pictures.