Like I said earlier this week, there has been too much awesome for one post around here! I think it's fair to say that everyone around here has earned a nice little break next week (can you tell I'm excited for Spring Break yet?)
Speaking of breaks, on Monday, teachers at Lamar Elementary were treated to massages during their conference period. Principal Tharp hired two massage therapists to set up in the teacher lounge and every teacher was able to swing by for a pick-me-up. Not bad for a Monday!
The GHS powerlifting team won their first regional powerlifting championship since 2001 last Saturday. Three lifters qualified for the state meet next month in Abilene and Carandal Hale received two outstanding lifter awards for his squat and deadlift. He also set a new regional record for total weight lifted with a 1,580 lb. total. Y'all let's just take a moment to appreciate the fact that TWO programs, that hadn't won a regional championship in some time (GHS Band's Sweepstakes award and Powerlifting's Regional win), brought home wins in the SAME WEEK. That's just cool.
NJROTC had their annual Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction on Tuesday night, hosted by the NJROTC Parent Booster Club. The smell of homemade chili, side dishes, and desserts filled the air as the silent auction kicked off. In all, the event raised over $1,500 to support the unit’s Navy Ball that will be held next month!
Last week, we started filming for our second Career/Tech video with Joe Hudson Collision in Greenville. The basic premise of these videos is to film a 2-3 minute summation of that industry (in this case auto-body repair), then show that video to our students to let them see what the Career/Tech classes at the High School can prepare them for. I'm so excited for the final product! Holly Rice Films shot and is editing this video for us and she did such an amazing job with our last video that I am DYING to see this one!
Kenneth Fifield shooting with Body Technician, Emanuel Pearson, for the upcoming video.
The members of Greenville ISD’s Destination Imagination team, Donuts Inc., received the prestigious Spirit of Discovery & Imagination Award for outstanding spirit, teamwork, volunteerism, and sportsmanship. This team ran into technical difficulties during their performance, but never lost their outstanding spirit and even created a hover-board that carried a member back and forth across the stage.
Team managers Michael and Samantha Phillips and their 2nd grade team Keira Clayton, Avery Phillips, Emma Shepherd, Diego Olguin, Logan Green, Urban Casper and Josh Perkins.
And last, but not least, former Carver teacher, Jinger Surles, accepted a position as the new Assistant Principal at Travis Elementary! Obviously, Painting with a Twist was the appropriate way to celebrate! Congrats Jinger!!
How's that for a pre-Spring Break catch up?! I hope everyone has a safe and fun/relaxing time next week! When we get back, I'm sure I'll have plenty more to share!