The Beta Club is having a Chick-fil-A biscuit fundraiser to help raise money for our trip to the National Beta Convention in Orlando, Florida. Students and faculty may pre-purchase a chicken biscuit for $3 from Mrs. Jack between April 4-12. Those who pre-purchase a biscuit will get it the morning of Friday, April 14 at 7:45 A.M. Orange juice and bottled water may also be purchased for $1 each. The Beta Club appreciates everyone's support.
Congratulations to the Top Ten AR Point students for the third nine weeks grading period. They are Joie Stevens, K.J. Thweatt, T.J. Teer, Averee Adkins, J'Kaylen Swain, Kevin Boggs, Braylin Hathorn, Baylor Smith, Blakeley Goodgame, Ethan Young, and Evan Watson. We want to say a big thanks to Life Family Worship Center in Pell City for sponsoring our AR reward party.
Congratulations to the Duran South Jr. Beta Robotics team for placing 3rd at the State Jr. Beta Convention in Division II Robotics Showcase. They earned an invitation to compete at the National Jr. Beta Convention in Orlando, Florida this summer. Team members are Conner Pike, Justin Bain, Autumn Spencer, Michael Witcher, Ethan Young, and Gracie Sheppard.
Congratulations to the following students for being the top ten AR point earners for the school for the second nine weeks grading period: Sassy Pilkington, Joie Stevens, T.J. Teer, Dalton Thrasher, Baylor Smith, Averee Adkins, J'Kaylen Swain, Kevin Boggs, Blake Franklin, and Mackinse Parrish.
A special thanks goes to Greater New Destiny Christian Church for sponsoring the AR reward party for the top ten students. The party will be a breakfast party held on Friday, January 13.
Duran South will take a school wide field trip to Atlanta to visit Medieval Times and the World of Coke on Thursday, April 27. Students received a field trip information sheet/permission form during 4th period on January 9. The total cost of the trip is $120. It may be paid in payments with the first payment of $60 being due on February 3 and the last payment of $60 being due on April 6. On the day of the trip, charter buses will depart from K-Mart parking lot at 6:30 A.M. and return to K-Mart parking lot at 7:00 P.M.
Congratulations to Baylor Smith for being the 2016-2017 Duran South Spelling Bee Champion, Evan Watson for being the 1st runner-up, and Emily Macon for being the 2nd runner-up. These students did an incredible job in the school wide spelling bee.
All science teachers are offering their students an opportunity to earn bonus points each nine weeks for creating a bonus poster. Please open the file below in order to read the guidelines for the bonus poster.
Mrs. Katie Williams was selected as the Duran South Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Williams teaches language arts.
Congratulations to the following teachers for being awarded grants by the Pell City Educational Foundation: Stephen Barnett, Ruth Borders, Ross Burks, Jamie Jack, Sarah Naramore, Tammy Sheppard, Katie Williams, and Wendy Wilson. Together these teachers received a total of $2, 153.50 to be used in their classrooms.
Congratulations to the Accelerated Reader Top Ten Students for the first nine weeks:
1) Joie Stevens 2) Baylor Smith 3)Sassy Pilkington 4)J'Kaylen Swain 5)TJ Teer 6)Heidi Poe 7)Kevin Boggs 8)Averee Adkins 9) Evan Watson 10)Mackinse Parrish
Duran South wants to give a special thanks to First Baptist Church South for sponsoring the AR reward party for these hardworking students.