Arrow Tracks

  • Class of 2015

    Posted by Dr. Phil Burchfield at 5/21/2015

     

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    Members of the class of 2015 are leaving Clinton High School with more than $3.7 million in scholarships to colleges and universities across the country.
     

    There is one National Merit finalist and four National Achievement scholars in this year’s graduating class. The STAR Student, Javarcia Ivory, earned a 34 on the ACT and is one of only eight Mississippians ever to earn a prestigious Ron Brown scholarship.

    Our graduating seniors have earned honors in a wide array of academic, athletic and arts competitions. It's amazing to me to look over this list and see how well our students have represented us this year and throughout their high school careers.

    More than 312 seniors will graduate at 7:30 p.m. Friday at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus. Valedictorian and salutatorian will be announced during the ceremony.

    More information about the CHS class of 2015:

    115 seniors have accepted scholarships to 21 different colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

    • The total scholarship money accepted by the Class of 2014 is $3,739,840.

    • 68 students — 22 percent of the senior class — are members of the National Honor Society.

    • 60 students earned a President’s Award for Educational Excellence for holding a 90 or above average for four years and a 24 or higher ACT score.

    • 49 students scored Advanced on all four Subject Area Tests.

    • 3 students scored in the top 20 percent at the state Math & Science Competition hosted by Mississippi College.

    Congratulations to all these students on a job well done, and Go Arrows!

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  • Volunteers honored

    Posted by Dr. Phil Burchfield at 5/21/2015
    At today's Mississippi Board of Education meeting, two of our volunteers were honored by State Superintendent Carey Wright. In CPSD, 98 percent of third graders passed the new state reading test, and 100 percent of our English Language Learners passed. This is due in large part to volunteers Jimmy and Joan Barrentine.
     
     
    Congratulations to the Barrentines on this honor and thank you for all you do for the children and families of Clinton!
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  • Teachers of the Month of May

    Posted by Dr. Phil Burchfield at 5/20/2015
    Congratulations to the Froghead Grill Teachers of the Month of May! Each of these teachers received a certificate suitable for framing and a gift card to Froghead Grill. May winners are:
     
    Clinton Park, Vonda Brown (right). Presenting her award is Principal Suzanne Hollingshead:
     
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    Northside, Kim Price (left). Presenting her award is Principal Joy Tyner:
     
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    Eastside, Kim Boswell (right). Presenting her award is Principal Cindy Hamil:
     
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    Lovett, Wendy Kane. Presenting her award is Principal Mike Pope:
     
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    CJHS, Virginia Case. Presenting her award is Dr. Bill Hardin, principal:
     
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    Sumner Hill, Rebecca Lancaster (center). Presenting her award are (from left) Assistant Principal Christie Claxton and Principal John Wallace:
     
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    CHS, David and Mary Fehr. Presenting the awards is Principal Bobby Hathorn:
     
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    CHS Career Complex, Travis Dyar (right). Presenting his award is Principal Brett Robinson:
     
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    Clinton Alternative School, Dr. Brock Ratcliff. Presenting his award is Principal Teresa Duke:
     
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    Congratulations to all these teachers and thank you to Froghead Grill for sponsoring these recognitions.
     
    Go Arrows!
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  • Teachers of the Month of April

    Posted by Dr. Phil Burchfield at 5/15/2015
    Congratulations to the Froghead Grill Teachers of the Month of April! Each of these teachers received a certificate suitable for framing and a gift card to Froghead Grill. April winners are:
     
    Clinton Park, Lindsay Smith (left). Presenting her award is Principal Suzanne Hollingshead:
     
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    Northside, Meredith Jierski (left). Presenting her award is Principal Joy Tyner:
     
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    Lovett, Connie Cade. Presenting her award is Principal Mike Pope:
     
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    Clinton Junior High, Sheila Williams. Presenting her award is Dr. Bill Hardin, principal:
     
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    Sumner Hill, Susane Cameron (center). Presenting her award are (from left) Assistant Principal Christie Claxton and Principal John Wallace:
     
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    Clinton High School, Annaclaire Mitchell. Presenting her award is Principal Bobby Hathorn:
     
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    CHS Career Complex, Bill McIlwain (right). Presenting his award is Principal Brett Robinson:
     
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    Clinton Alternative School, Nicole Baker (right). Presenting her award is Principal Teresa Duke:
     
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    Not pictured is Eastside Teacher of the Month Brittany Ricker. 
     
    Congratulations to all these educators and thank you to Froghead Grill for sponsoring this program!
     
    Go Arrows!
     
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  • School Board

    Posted by Dr. Phil Burchfield at 5/13/2015

    MattThomas.jpg Clinton High School graduate and Clinton Public School District parent Matt Thomas has joined the school board.

    The Clinton mayor and Board of Aldermen appointed him to this role. He replaces Chip Wilbanks.

    Thomas attended Mississippi College and the University of Mississippi Medical Center and holds a bachelor’s and a doctorate degree in physical therapy, both from UMMC. He is a physical therapist and clinic manager for Baptist Physical Therapy and Sportscare at the Baptist Healthcare in Clinton.

    He is also a clinical instructor for students at UMMC and MC, and taught an Advanced Sports Medicine course at MC for six years. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Mississippi Physical Therapy Association.

    He is an active member of First Baptist Church in Clinton where he has served on the deacon council and various committees. He is also team manager for two soccer teams within the Brilla Soccer Ministries, and is actively involved in coaching his children’s sports teams in Clinton.

    He and his wife Amanda Bacon Thomas have three children in Clinton's public schools, Nathan, Hayden and Elise.

    Congratulations to Dr. Thomas and welcome to the CPSD school board!

    Go Arrows!

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  • Summer School

    Posted by communications intern Chelsey Hutchins at 5/8/2015
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    Four schools in the Clinton Public School District will be holding summer school beginning June 1 through July 10. Clinton High School, Sumner Hill Junior High, Clinton Junior High, and Lovett all received approval from the school board to conduct the session.

    CHS will offer all courses for credit recovery to students in grades 10-12. Driver’s education and health will be offered to first time students only.

    ·      Tuition for full-credit courses: $300 for students in the district

         $350 for students outside of district

    ·      Tuition for half-credit courses: $150 for students in the district

          $175 for students outside of district

    SHJHS will offer all courses online through Plato, an online learning program with coursework for students. Courses are $300 each, and students may enroll in a maximum of two courses.

    CJHS and Lovett will also offer courses using Plato. Courses for seventh and eighth-grade students will cost $250 each, and courses for sixth-grade students will cost $150 each. Students may enroll in a maximum of two courses. All students will report to CHS.

    “A teacher will be with students in the classroom, but for online support,” said Dr. Bill Hardin, CJHS principal. “Summer school teachers are not expected to write lesson plans and deliver instruction every day. There are in the classroom to provide assistance with online support and verify when lessons are completed.”

    Registration for summer school will be available towards the end of the school year.

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  • Sumner Hill Model UN

    Posted by Submitted at 5/5/2015

    Congrats to the SHJHS Model UN for a great job at the Model UN Conference this weekend!

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    UN resolutions were passed by Harpreet Singh, Jim Zhang, Parker Galloway, Amanpreet Kaur, Khunsa Saleem, Kipp Gehris, Breana Norton, Ashlee Penick, Tanner DeYoung, Aaina Sabharwal, Noah Martinolich.

    World Cases cases were won by Kipp Gehris, Tanner DeYoung and Khunsa Saleem representing
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    Aaina Sabharwal, Noah Martinolich

    Won their World Court cases:
    Kipp Gehris, Tanner DeYoung and Khunsa Saleem representing the USA
    Aaina Sabharwal representing Syria
    Parker Galloway representing the Ukraine

    Most Outstanding World Court Case Overall:
    Kipp Gehris, Tanner DeYoung and Khunsa Saleem representing the USA

    Outstanding Delegates:
    Kipp Gehris, Tanner DeYoung
    Parker Galloway, Noah Martinolich
    Harpreet Singh, Khunsa Saleem
    Jim Zhang, Tyler Glenn

    Outstanding Country Representation:
    Kipp Gehris, Tanner DeYoung and Khunsa Saleem representing the USA
    Parker Galloway representing the Ukraine

    Outstanding Native Dress:
    Breana Norton, Noah Martinolich and Ashlee Penick representing France
    Kipp Gehris, Tanner DeYoung and Khunsa Saleem representing the USA

    Outstanding Country Display:
    Singapore – Amanpreet Kaur
    United States – Khunsa Saleem, Kipp Gehris, & Tanner DeYoung

    Will serve as 2016 MUN Officers:
    Kipp Gehris – Assistant Chief Justice in International Court of Justice
    Tanner DeYoung – Security Council Presidentthe USA. Aairla Sabharwal representing Syria, Parker Galloway representing the Ukraine.

    Most Outstanding World Court Case Overall winners were Kipp Gehris, Tanner DeYoung and Khunsa Saleem representing the USA.

    Outstanding delegates were Kipp Gehris, Tanner DeYoung, Parkway Galloway and Noah Martinolich.
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  • Arrows Football Camp

    Posted by Dr. Phil Burchfield at 4/30/2015

    Elementary students will have a chance to learn football basics at a camp hosted this summer by the Clinton High School coaches and players.

     

    Coach Judd Boswell, the Arrow Touchdown Club and the CHS football team will host Arrow Kids Camp on Saturday, June 6 at Arrow Field. The camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to students in grades 1-5. Registration is open now and campers may also register the morning of the camp.

     

    The cost is $40 per camper and includes a T-shirt, snacks, water and Powerade.

     

    Campers will also receive a pass to the Clinton vs. Brandon football game this fall. The campers will also be recognized during this game and allowed to run onto the field with the players to start the game.

     

    “CHS coaches and some players will be on hand and assist in all the activities including warm-ups, running, passing, catching, and agility work,” said Touchdown Club member Benjie Barham. “This will be a fun-filled day for the campers to have fun, learn some football basics and meet Arrow players and coaches.”

     

    There will be no weight lifting or tackling. Campers should wear shorts and tennis shoes or turf cleats. 

     

    Registration and payment may be mailed to Arrow TD Club/Kids Camp, P.O. Box 363, Clinton MS 39060. Cash and checks will also be accepted on the day of the camp. 

     

    In case of inclement weather, the camp will be rescheduled for later in the summer.

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  • John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

    Posted by Dr. Phil Burchfield at 4/29/2015
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     The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is making a stop at Clinton High School.

    The mobile recording studio and HD video production lab will stop at CHS on May 26.

    “We will have students participating in an all-day songwriting, recording and video production clinic on that day,” said music teacher and Attaché Pit Director Robert Allen. “A songwriting and recording session on the Lennon Bus gives students a glimpse into what it’s like to actually collaborate and record music in the real world.”

    Allen said the equipment on the bus is “the most up-to-date technology available in the recording business today.” CHS students will work together to compose and record an original song with an accompanying music video, all within an 8-hour time frame.

    The recording session is limited to eight musicians/singers, but the music video will be open to any student through an application process. Participating students must sign a release form from the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

    According to www.lennonbus.org, the Lennon Bus is a nonprofit program that provides students with increased access to music, audio, video and broadcast technologies, all at no cost. It offers free events for middle, high school and college students to tour the bus and participate in the production of music, video and digital photography projects.

    For more information or to view the tour schedule, click here: http://www.lennonbus.org/schedule.

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  • Screen printing

    Posted by Dr. Phil Burchfield at 4/28/2015

    Seventh-grade art students at Clinton Junior High School recently got a hands-on lesson in screen-printing.

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    Through a $250 mini-grant from the Clinton Community Development Foundation, students in Elizabeth Wilbourne’s art class learned how screen-printed T-shirts are made from start to finish.

    “With the help of the grant, I was able to purchase materials for screen-printing that we can use this year and for years to come,” Wilbourne said. “It gave my classes the opportunity to experience an art form that is usually not available in middle school art classes due to the cost of materials.”

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    Students went through a long process to create their own custom T-shirt designs, including sketching out their design, using drawing fluid to draw the design on the screen, using screen filler to block out unwanted ink, making test prints, and finally, printing out their shirts.

    “I can walk around wearing it and be able to tell people it’s an original CeCe,” said seventh-grader CeCe Sonia.

    Tya Donald said she liked designing her shirt, “because now I have a shirt with my name on it.”

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    “Most art projects don’t have this type of freedom but with this project, I was able to pick and design whatever I wanted,” said Anureet Thind.

    Wilbourne received the grant in CCDF’s spring 2015 mini-grant cycle.

    “I liked designing my shirt,” said student Maddie Gray Braley. “I can say that I made this, and you don’t get to say that often.”

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