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M.C.E.S. National Elementary Honor Society Ceremony

over 2 years ago

By Ashley Powell

Montgomery County Elementary School has established a chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) to recognize their most outstanding students. Staff at the school were notified recently that their application to begin this prestigious new national student recognition program was approved by the national office and that they may now undertake the process of selecting new members in the 2015-2016 school year. More than just an honor roll, NEHS engages its members in service activities and leadership development that help strengthen the programs for all students at the school and improve life in the community.  MCES joins elementary schools around the nation in establishing a program to promote excellence in academic achievement and involvement in leadership and service for the nation’s youngest students. NEHS is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Foundation. “We are proud to recognize MCES as a new member of our Honor Society network.” said JoAnn Bartoletti, Executive Director of NASSP. “The decision to bring NEHS to their campus is an indication of a commitment to acknowledging the hard work of high achieving and well-rounded students. It also signals support for the core values of the Honor Society – values that we believe enhance the life of every member and the entire school community.” At the local level, chapters of the National Elementary Honor Society are supervised by a faculty adviser. The new adviser for the chapter at MCES will be Ashley Powell.  The National Elementary Honor Society joins the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) as the nation’s premier organizations recognizing outstanding students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, responsibility, leadership, service, citizenship, and character.

A formal induction ceremony was held on Monday, April 25, 2016 in the Commons Area of Montgomery County Elementary School.  19 fourth grade students and 13 fifth grade students were inducted into the Montgomery County Elementary National Honor Society by Principal, Mrs. Brittany Deen and Sponsor, Mrs. Ashley Powell.  


Yumion Contest Winners

over 2 years ago

Montgomery County had 3 students place in the recent Yumion Writing Contest!!!

First Place in k-2 Evan HardemanHonorable Mention in k-2 Patricia Horneand3rd Place in 3-5 grades was A'mun Fields.

By Nancy McDonald

Zaire Nobles.......Fair Bear Contest Winner!!!
Zaire Nobles.......Fair Bear Contest Winner!!!


Quiz Bowl Team Wins!!!

over 2 years ago

Quiz Bowl Team Wins!!


On Saturday, February 6, Montgomery County Elementary School won first place in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in Warner Robins, Georgia.  Mrs. Helen Ruffin, a dynamic and innovative Library Media Specialist at Sky Haven Elementary School in DeKalb County, created a unique reading competition in 1986. It was called The Reading Bowl and, in a competitive game format, questioned students about the content of the 20 Georgia Book Award Nominees each year. Her vision was to have teams, comprised of students from different schools, compete to test their knowledge of the selected books.   The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is open to students in grades 4-12 across the state. Elementary and middle school students read and are quizzed on the 20 Georgia Book Award Nominees, while high school students read and are quizzed on the 20 Georgia Peach Teen Book Award Nominees. The books change yearly. 

          Seven MCES students (Bryant Richards, Matt Lamb, Lanie Yancey, Cayden Rodgers, Emmalee Foskey, Rome Thornton, and Hanna Hutcheson) participated in this year’s competition.  Students began preparing in August by reading daily and staying after school to practice answering questions with Coaches Brianne Rudd and Ashley Powell.  Montgomery County Elementary placed first out of twelve schools in the regional competition.  As the regional winners, MCES will go on to compete in the district competition on February 27, in Statesboro, Georgia.


By Ashley Powell

Children's Author Scheduled to Visit on Parental Involvement Night

over 2 years ago

Local Author and Illustrator Visit Planned for March 24th

Jeri Stapleton and Jo Anne Edge, both of Wheeler County, are scheduled to visit MCES as special guests for our Parent Involvement Night on March 24th.  They have published a series of books that they will be sharing, along with important tips about writing and the writing process.  The book series consists of 5 books designed to promote Inspirational Children's literature.  They center around Taylor, a Boston Terrier, her adventures, and how she deals with life.