In education, we want to teach our students more than “school learning”. We want to teach life lessons as well, but many times, students become the teachers and they teach from the heart.
Addison Marie Brown is a 1st grade student from John M. Stumbo Elementary. She has a big heart and a strong work ethic and she uses both well. This year, Addison decided to make a difference. Being seven years old is not an obstacle to Addison. She brainstormed and thought she might sell bracelets at her school to raise money to get food to help people in need. Her mom knew that it would be a challenge for the family to take food to various homes and difficult for Addison to get out of class to sell the bracelets; however, she didn’t want to deter Addison so she urged her to narrow her idea.
Next, Addison’s mom suggested that her daughter conduct her own food drive and donate the food she collected to the Family Resource Center at school to be given to students and their families. Addison loved that idea and agreed.
Addison began her project on March 2nd. She went to the family resource center at Stumbo Elementary to ask if it would be okay to work on a project to help the center. Angie Martin, coordinator, gladly gave permission. In addition, Angie suggested that Addison come to the center on Friday afternoons to help put together weekend food backpacks for students.
Addison completed her food drive, donating all that she had received from family and friends. She even insisted on loading and bringing it all into the school by herself. And she continues to make a difference. Every Friday Addison gives up her snack and activity time so that she can continue helping put together food backpacks for students. And she’s still trying to keep the resource center’s food as well.
Addison’s efforts not only make her a special volunteer for Stumbo Elementary, but also an example for all. Addison saw a need and decided to make a difference.
Addison Brown is the daughter of Adam and Krista Brown.
Free sports physicals are being provided by King’s Daughters Medical Specialties for all athletes in both middle and high school.
Dates: May 11th and May 14th
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: The King’s Daughters Medical Specialties Building, 1279 Old Abbott Mountain Road, Prestonsburg, KY
Starting March 30th the school day will be extended 30 minutes. Our school day will begin at 7:45 and end at 3:05. By adding this time to the end of the day school will get out on May 22nd.
Additionally, there will be NO spring break.
2nd place overall.
1st quick recall.
1st arts & humanities
2nd & 5th language arts
1st & 3rd social studies
Hume Sportmanship award
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Matthew Akers placed 2nd elementary male in region 13 tournament.
Both advance to State Tournament in Louisville on March 11, 2015.
Floyd County School Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb announces the results of the 2015 Floyd County School District Spelling Bee.
Superintendent Webb remarked, “Congratulations Logan Kendrick from Allen Central Middle! Our school champions were outstanding as they competed today in our District Spelling Bee. The board team and I also want to congratulate Koby Johnson, our runner up from Adams Middle. Our students did an amazing job representing their schools and the district.”
Logan is the son of Shelia Kendrick of Langley and Matthew Kendrick of Prestonsburg. He will advance to compete in the Ford Motor Company Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee in Louisville, Kentucky on March 21st at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
Students competing in the district spelling bee are school champions from grades 4 – 8.
The school winners include: Koby Johnson from Adams Middle; Adam Philpot from Allen Elementary; Logan Kendrick from Allen Central Middle; Caitlyn Goble from Betsy Layne Elementary; Cierra Jo Barnette from Duff Elementary; Amelia Wallace from May Valley Elementary; Lauren Gearheart from McDowell Elementary; Kiran Thacker from Osborne Elementary; Madison Wilcox from Prestonsburg Elementary; Tommy Slone from South Floyd Middle; and Lauryn Hall from Stumbo Elementary.
The spelling bee was held March 4th in the Gearheart Auditorium on the campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Prestonsburg.
I would like to say a big THANKS to Mrs. Stephanie Kidd who submitted and received a Math Achievement Grant for our school in the amount of $40,000.
Mrs. Kidd worked many hours, outside of school, analyzing data to show a need for the grant monies. I only aided with some leadership information and specific need trends, she did the rest.
Again, thanks for recognizing the need and showing the initiative to do something about it. This is one more example of why we have a great school – Great People, doing Great things for kids!!!!!!!
We know we have a need to offer more assistance in math to our primary kids and this grant will allow us to be very creative with interventions.
The grant monies will be in place for the 2015-2016 school year.
*And, if my information is correct we are the only school in Floyd County to receive the grant.
Donna Robinson, Principal
John M. Stumbo Elem.
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