November 2020

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!

Crews Named Geneva High School Principal

GHS would like to congratulate Michael Crews on his new position as principal!

Walmart Donates Supplies to Selma Street Elementary’s Student Store

Our student incentive store has just been stocked! A huge THANK YOU to Southside Wal-Mart for their school supply donation to Selma Street! We appreciate the community support!

Rehobeth High School 2020 Homecoming Queen Crowned

So proud of all of our girls for doing an awesome job at homecoming. Congratulations again to our queen  Natalie Carlson!!

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Carver 4th Grader Wins Dothan Fire Dept. Poster Contest

We are so proud of our fourth-grade student, Peyton, for winning the Fire Prevention Poster Contest! Members of the Dothan Fire Department surprised Peyton and our fourth-grade students with a visit at school! We learned all about fire safety in the kitchen and taking action at home to be sure we are safe! Peyton got to ride on the fire truck to the station and eat a Chick-Fil-A lunch with his family and the firefighters! Thank you to the Dothan Fire Department and Chick-fil-A East Dothan for this awesome experience! Way to go, Peyton!

Local Teen Raises $2515 for United Way Selling Homemade Pound Cakes

Henry Walworth completed a service project he chose to benefit the Wiregrass United Way.  Since August 1st, Henry has been baking pound cakes with proceeds benefiting the Wiregrass United Way. This afternoon he stopped by to  present us with $2,515!!!  Accepting the contribution is Taylor Thames Wheeler, Houston County Area Manager and Director of Marketing. Thank you Henry!!  Kudos on a job well done.

Ancient Egypt Provides Multiple Lessons for Providence 2nd Graders

Second Grade is learning about Ancient Egypt! They made the double crown of Egypt and are conducting an experiment to see what happens when the Nile River overflows the banks. We are loving the opportunities this brings for discussion about Truth, beauty, and goodness. History is indeed HIS story.

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Ashford Elementary Welcomes New Beta Members

Congratulations to our 15 NEW BETAS at AES! We are excited to finally celebrate your achievements and welcome you into membership of the National Beta Club.

Providence Girls Volleyball Wins 5A Area 3 Championship

PCS Volleyball Team are the 5A Area 3 Champions! Congratulations girls! Go Eagles!

Hidden Lake Student Wins National Art Contest

Congratulations Katalina Hernandez. Katalina placed 1st Nationally in the Nasco art contest. She also placed 1st in the Wiregrass Museum of Arts contest.

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Headland Harvest Queens Crowned

Congratulations to our Harvest Queens!

Miss Harvest Festival – Jayla Nix

Teen Miss Harvest Festival – Annston Braddy

Junior Miss Harvest Festival – Karoline Hester

Little Miss Harvest Festival – Kaylynn McBryar

Tiny Miss Harvest Festival – Nevaeh Cochran

Thank you to all of our participants and volunteers for making the night a success.

Houston Academy Girls Cross Country Wins Providence Invite


Girls team wins 1st place at the Providence Invite at Eastgate Park.

4 girls medaled in the top 10.

Holley Hart placed 2nd,

Virginia Peacock placed 7th

MaCauley Flanagan placed 9th

Maya Swope placed 10th.

Gunnar Smith earned 1st place.

J.C. Peacock earned 3rd place.

Boys team earned 3rd place.

EHS Recognizes 2020 Homecoming Court

Enterprise High School is very proud of all the young ladies in the 2020 Homecoming Court.  They represent EHS with class and dignity.  We could not be prouder of each and everyone of them.  Go Cats!

Left to right:  Hannah Grimes (senior), Emily Littel (senior), Helen Catherine Rauch (freshman),  (Queen) Nyasia Thomas, Graci Doster (junior), and Ella Hogan (sophomore).

Dothan City Schools Launches Technology Help Desk

In partnership with Wiregrass Foundation, Personnel Resources, and local colleges to provide assistance for students/parents attending virtually this year, Dothan City Schools (DCS) is pleased to announce the launch of their Technology Help Desk. Through this partnership, local college students will be employed as part-time technicians to provide free technical support for virtual students that are having with the hotspots or Chromebooks that were provided by DCS.

Please note: DCS can not support home internet or personally-owned computer issues as the configuration varies greatly and the resources to diagnose these systems/devices are not accessible by our technician(s).

Houston Academy Cross Country Takes Top Spots in Eagle XC Invite


Eagle XC Invite at Eastgate Park

Both the HA Boys and Girls teams earned 3rd place!

Gunnar Smith earned 2nd overall!

J.C. Peacock earned 3rd overall!

Holley Hart earned 2nd overall!

Virginia Peacock earned 9th overall!

Community Donates Over $3k to Rucker Boulevard Elem. Shoe Fund

We would like to extend our appreciation to the Enterprise and surrounding communities for donating to Rack Room Gives (rackroomgives.com) while shopping at our local Enterprise Rack Room Shoe store. Thank you to Rack Room Shoes for partnering with us and selecting Rucker Boulevard Elementary School for a $3,450 sponsorship through the Shoes That Fit Program. We are excited to be able to purchase shoes and other necessities for our students in need at Rack Room Shoes of Enterprise!

EHS Wind Ensemble to Play at State Music Educators Conference

Congratulations to the Enterprise High School Wind Ensemble. They have been selected to perform at the 2021 Alabama Music Educators Professional Development Conference to be held virtually January 21-23, 2021. This is indeed an honor and a testament to the teaching going on by Mr. Weiler, Mr. Brumberg, and Mr. Williams. This is only the second time our band has been selected to perform at this conference. The wind ensemble was selected based on recordings submitted from the 2019-2020 school year. We are proud of this wonderful accomplishment, and cannot wait for their performance on Thursday, January 21st, 2021 from 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm.

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Selma Street Students Get Creative with Punctuation

Why not?! Our Selma Street Crew celebrated “National Punctuation Day” in honor of the important job our 14 Punctuation Marks serve in our writing to make our thoughts clear to others! Yes! We did it, AND it was FUN! In honor of National Punctuation Day, our winners for MOST CREATIVE are kindergarten student, Natalyah Hasty and teacher, Andrea Battles! Super job, Crew!

Ozark Boys & Girls Club Receives $25K Donation

Today has been a GREAT day for the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast, Alabama! We received a check for $25,000 from the Ozark Presbyterian Church.  Donors like them help keep our mission of enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, alive. The Ozark Presbyterian Church will be dissolved by the end of the year, but they will forever hold a special place in our hearts at the Boys & Girls Club. Thank you so much!!

Headland Student Named Distinguished Young Woman of Henry County

Abigail Taylor has been selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Henry County for 2021.  She attends Headland High school where she is majorette captain, a member of the National Honor Society, SGA, FBLA, FFA, Academic Team, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Abigail is both a State and Wiregrass 4-H Ambassador, President of the 4-H Poultry Club and Henry County 4-H Council, on the Debate Team, Embryology Quiz Bowl Team, FFA Livestock Judging Team, and a member of the Class V Henry County Youth Leadership Program.  She attends First Baptist Headland, and has been a participant in Wired Missions for three years.

Slocomb Girls Volleyball Head to Playoffs for First Time in School History

The Lady Redtops are the area runner-up in volleyball and secured a spot in the playoffs for the first time in school history. Congratulations ladies.

Students Plant Garden at Highlands Elementary

Our 5th graders worked with Mr. Summerford from Alabama 4-H to get our garden off to a great start.

Water Bottles Donated to Girard Primary

The Salvation Army dropped off these awesome water bottles, enough for each one of our students to have his or her own! Thank you to those who donated!

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Houston Co. Career Academy HOSA Installs Officers

On October 2, 2020, our healthcare programs conducted their HOSA Officer Installation ceremony. On behalf of the entire class, the new officers would like to thank Staxi for their generous donation of a new transport chair to the healthcare program!

Slocomb Student Named University of Alabama Rural Health Scholar

Dawson Hill was honored to be selected as a Rural Health Scholar at the University of Alabama. This prestigious honor is awarded to students who plan on attending medical school and serving in rural areas. We are very proud of Dawson and we look forward to his success in the future. Congratulations!!!

Rehobeth Elementary School Remembers Bus Driver

This summer, RES lost one of our beloved Bus Drivers, Mrs. Patty Johnson. A tree was planted in her memory on October 7, 2020, for us all to remember what a precious lady she was and the impact she had on so many here at Rehobeth Elementary.

Coppinville Library Receives Book Donation

Some members of St. Luke United Methodist Church donated books to the CJHS Media Center in memory of Logan Tullis on his 14th birthday. Terri Tullis, Logan’s mother and CJHS math teacher, and Jennifer Kelley representing SLUMC and also a CJHS math teacher are shown with a few of the books.

Girard Elementary Announces 2020-21 Student Government Association

We are so excited about our new SGA for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please welcome Ja’Davious Lemene, Deputy Director Treasurer; Ja’Ziyah Brown, Deputy Director Secretary; Alexizandria Anderson, Chief Executive Officer; Kaelyn Conley, Executive Vice President;   Jayla Franklin, Deputy Director of Peace and Public Relations.

Rehobeth Elementary Uses Grant for Art Supplies

Mrs. Dunning’s 3rd grade class created pastel pumpkins (October 15, 2020). This art integration activity allowed students to tap into their creativity and become familiar with some of our new art supplies purchased with the Alabama Arts Alliance Grant that RES received!