January 2022

Student Spotlights & Schoolbits!

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

Lakeside School Seniors Tapped for All-Star game

Seniors, Jenny Weston and Willis Jackson were chosen to cheer and  play among their peers Friday, December 3, at the Alabama Independent School Association 1A Football All Star game in Montgomery, Alabama at the Crampton Bowl.

Enterprise Early Ed. Center Names Peer Helpers

Congratulations EEEC Peer Helpers!

Ayanna Ortiz, Ryker (Ikaika) Ferreira, Khloe Pounce, River Voska, Josue Trujillo-Salinas, Jeannelys Morales Cruz, Addison James, Avery Quincey, Anita Hill, Blair Wade, Reagan Wade, Gale Mathews.

Highlands Elementary Honors Veterans

On November 12th, Highlands Elementary School had a Drive Through Veteran’s Day Parade. The students lined the sidewalk and waved flags, held hand made posters and signs, and cheered for the veterans who drove through. It was a great celebration!

4 Providence Seniors Sign Athletic Scholarships

Congratulations to seniors Anna Grace O’Bryan, Conner Patterson, Megan Stewart, and Jake Smith for signing to play athletics at the college level. Anna Grace O’Bryan will play volleyball for Enterprise State Community College. Conner Patterson will run for the University of Alabama at Huntsville, AL. Jake Smith will play baseball at Troy University. Megan Stewart will play volleyball for Coastal Alabama Community College. We are proud of all your hard work and dedication.

ECMS Beta Members Going to National Convention

Eleven Early County Middle School students attended the Georgia State Junior Beta Convention in Savannah, GA. Students represented ECMS in several academic and artistic competitions, including Apparel Design, Engineering, Performing Arts, Quiz Bowl Oral Rounds, and Speech. Our ECMS performing arts competitor was recognized as a Premier Performer and invited to perform at The National Junior Beta Convention in Nashville, TN, this summer. Our Quiz Bowl team also received an invitation to National Convention by placing 5th in the Oral Rounds competition. Students were able to tour historic Savannah and see firsthand many of the sites they are learning about in Georgia Studies.

Carver School Recognizes Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to our CMST Science Fair winners! These students worked incredibly hard to plan their experiments, create their display board, and present their findings to our judges. 

Pictured: 4th Grade: 1st Place – Advancing to District Fair: Taylor B., Ava Grace F., and Aiden R.

DTC Welding Program Partners with Local Company for Real-World Experience

Another Industry and Education Partnership was started in December between Martin Environmental and Dothan Tech’s Welding program.

They provided two two-yard dumpsters that need the bottoms repaired. Mr. Kingry, our Welding instructor, will teach the students how to cut the bottoms out with the acetylene torch, grind the side-wall for the new weld lines, and weld back the new round bottom pieces.

This partnership creates opportunities for students to work on real-world problems and help out a local business put their equipment back into operation.

Thank you to Jim Martin for your support and giving our students a chance to learn these skills!

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Providence Students Run for a Mission

Jingle Bell Run! To raise money for the senior mission trip to Alaska the students raced around the football field. Congratulations to our grade level winners John Ames (1st), Connor Lawhorn (2nd), Michael Brian Cornett (3rd), Annabelle Sanders (4th), Winston Bass (5th), Kingston Sims (6th), Cassie Braddy (7th-girls), Jacob Mixson (7th-boys), Clara Mixson (8th-girls), and Nicolas Young (8th-boys). Thank you to everyone for your support.

Mixon 4th Graders Make Music

Fourth graders in Miss Carlee Hughes’ class ended their unit on Sound Energy! The students created instruments and presented them to their classmates! Each student told what instrument they created, how they made it and what materials they used. Once everyone completed their presentation, they used their instruments to play along with Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. They were so creative in creating their instruments and each one was very unique!

Enterprise High Food Bowl Drive

The EHS Anchor Club and National Honor Society teamed up and invited EHS students to participate in our annual EHS Food Bowl food drive. In the spirit of friendly competition students were able to vote for their favorite football team with each item counting as a point in our Food Bowl. This was a great success and a fun way to give back to our community. The final results:

Alabama – 239

Auburn – 304

Troy – 124

Way to go Auburn!  2021 EHS Food Bowl Champ!

Girard LinC Students Go to the Theater

Girard Intermediate School LinC students went to Wallace Community College and watched a fantastic production as Ms. Frizzle, Dorothy Anne, Arnold, Keisha, and Ralphie visited space on The Magic School Bus!  The production allowed students to have the experience of seeing live theatre and of creating new understandings of space and our atmosphere!

Heard Celebrates Successful Toy Drive

Congratulations to our Student Government Association Members and our Sponsor, Mrs. Hedrington, for a successful Toys for Tots Drive! Although the pick up/end date was moved up, we were able to donate 75 TOYS because of our families! Thank you!

Coppinville Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 CJHS Spelling Bee winners! First place, Jianne Holcombe; second place, Malachi Stafford; and third place, Sophie Wesolek! Thank you to Dr. Chip Quisenberry for doing an excellent job pronouncing the words again this year!

Highlands Elementary Collects Food for Salvation Army

Highlands Elementary’s SGA and the Salvation Army teamed up to conduct a canned food drive. 2,160 cans were collected school-wide. Mrs. Hurst’s class collected the most cans out of all the K-6 home rooms. They were rewarded with extra recess time. They collected 252 cans! The food will be used to support many families in the Wiregrass area.

HA Scholars Bowl Wins District Competition

Congratulations to our Houston Academy team for winning the District Scholars Bowl! Also, congrats to Emmett Payne for earning the Top Individual Scorer!

8th graders:

Megan Hartman

Jordan Forrester

Destin Martin

Emmett Payne

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Dothan Swimmer Places 2nd in State

Way to GO! Cody Wagoner placed second in the state for the 200 freestyle! Wagoner is a student at Dothan High School.

Pinedale Congratulates Top Spellers

We would like to congratulate our Spelling Bee Champion, 4th grade student, Dramon Thompson (left) and our runner up, 3rd grade student, Tegan Reardon (right). Dramon will now participate in the Coffee County Spelling Bee later this school year. We would also like to congratulate ALL of the participants, the classroom champions. All of you did a great job! Again, congratulations to Dramon and Tegan.

Houston Academy Tennis Coach Best in State

Congratulations to Coach Brian Hart for earning 2020-2021 NFHS Boys Tennis Coach of the Year for Alabama!! We are proud of you, sir!

Pinedale Teachers, Staff Compete with Gingerbread

Pinedale teachers and staff had a great time during our Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. We had delicious snacks, drinks and hot cocoa. There were also lots of fun items to decorate our houses, as well as some much needed bonding time as we spent this time together. Thank you Andrea Plant for this amazing Christmas present to our staff. As you can see, there were some lovely homes built that we have on display today so our students may see them.

Dauphin Jr. High Celebrates Spelling Bee Winners

Out of 31 participants and 18 rounds, the official winner of the Dauphin Junior High School Spelling Bee is J.D. Reeves! The winning word was ‘rhetorical’. We are also proud of Season Zou, who placed second, and Za’Miria Adams, who placed third. Great job, guys! Fins up!

Enterprise Early Ed Center Robotics Team Rocks Second Competition

Enterprise Early Education Center Robotics Teams placed 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 11th place at their second Competition. These students from EEEC competed against all of the elementary schools, Coppinville Junior High & Dauphin Junior High. We are so proud of all of their hard work!

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Lisenby Recognizes Top Readers

Congratulations to our top Read-a-thon winners!

Top Reader: Kayleigh McGlothine

Top Raiser: Luke Logan

Congratulations to our top classes! Each class received their popcorn party today!

Pre-K: Mrs. Walding’s Class

Kindergarten: Mrs. Hughes’ Class and Ms. MacFadden’s Class

1st Grade: Mrs. Johnson’s Class

2nd Grade: Mrs. Draper’s Class

Great job boys and girls, and teachers!!

Enterprise Students Bring Home 6 Trophies

EHS had 15 students competing in 23 individual events and 1 group event with over 100 schools across Alabama.


21 superior medals

2 excellent medals

2 events: EHS placed 3rd (Elijah Powell and Sydney Stephenson)

4 events: EHS placed 1st (Kendall Holland, Andie Kalagian in two events, and Chloe Register)

EHS also earned first place in group musical (Faith Alexander, Sadie Hawkins, Elijah Powell, Marquita Smith, and Maddie West)

Congratulations to all the students who participated and have worked since May preparing for this event. They represented EHS well.

Carver School Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to our Carver Spelling Bee team! These students worked diligently to prepare for the spelling bee competition, and we are excited to announce our winners:

Jaden P., 4th Grade

Justice B., 6th Grade

Christopher D., 4th Grade

Jaden will advance to the Houston County Spelling Bee! Way to go, Lions!

Beverlye Intermediate Students Explore Christmas Cultures

Students in Mrs. Elston’s class created Rangolis in the courtyard to celebrate Diwali as part of their Christmas Around the World project.

Highlands Elementary Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to Highlands Spelling Bee Contestants and Winners. We are so very proud of each of you!

Winner-Layla F.

Runner Up-Henley K.

Holly Hill Runners Hit 25 Miles

Congratulations to our first 2 students that reached the 25 mile mark in Running Club!

Houston Academy Senior Signs Baseball Scholarship

Congratulations to Tucker Jackson for signing with Pensacola State!