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ht Each week during the school year The Reporter spotlights activities and achievements of students, faculty and staff at a different Monroe County school. Thank you to Erin Cart, media specialist, for news from Hubbard Elementary. Next week look for news from T. G. Scott Elementary. Email school-related news, including items for *'Monroe in College," to Diane Ghdewell at news@mymc~net MONROE COUNTY STUDENT OF THE WEEK StateF rm HES Fourth Graders enjoyed the experience of a lifetime. They spent the night with the fish and friends at the Georgia Aquarium. After arriving and having a brief orientation, we were given a behind the scenes tour, which included seeing the system that delivers the whale sharks and other large ocean animals. Our sleeping area wasn't too shabby as you can see in the photo. First graders at HES are absolutelygreenhouse to the first graders' specs. thrilled to be seeing their plans for a The first graders can't wait to put up the real greenhouse come to life! walls and figure out the best way to seal Over the past few weeks, they have the cracks between columns. hosted Mary Persons students and These kids are amazing, and we can't watched and learned as these men- wait to see how they continue to work on this project! tors set posts and began framing the Hubbard Jr. Beta Club collects food for Backpack Buddies Throughout the month of March, fifth grade Hubbard Elementary Junior Beta members sponsored a food drive for the Hubbard backpack buddy program. Hubbard students brought in hundreds of itemsto help hungry children on the weekends. Jr. Beta students are pictured with just some of the donated items. Karen Allen reads more from her Couth Fairy series Students listen to Karen Allen, author of The Couth Fairy Series, read about the importance of minding manners. The Couth Fairy appears in the story to teach the main character, A.J, about manners, including respecting students with special needs, the effects of bul- lying and appropriate behavior in the cafeteria. MONROE IN Oglethorpe University in At- lanta congratulates Kinsey Degroat of Juliette for earning recognition on the Fall 2017 Dean's List for academic performance. Degroat was among 354 Oglethorpe students named to the 2017 Dean's List for achieving at least a 3.50 term grade:point average, while earning 12 or more semester hours. Alvin Walker of Forsyth graduated from Hinds Community College, Mississippi's largest community college, on COUR'IliY Dec. 15. The college graduated more than 1,000 students in three ceremonies in the college's 170 academic, career and technical programs on Dec. 15. Courtney Leigh Copeland, 18, received her Associate of Arts de- gree from Gordon State College on Dec. 8, She progressed through Monroe County public schools through 8th grade when she homeschooled for a year. She began the Move on When Ready (MOWR) program at age 16 and incorporated 20 college credit hours through CLEP exams to finish her associate degree. Copeland has been COIII.J D accepted into the Bachelor's program at Gordon State College to complete a teaching degree in history for middle grades education. The Spring Title I Parent Input Meetings at Hubbard El- ementary School will be at the HES Data Room on Tuesday, April 17 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 24 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information, contact Parent & Fam- ily Engagement Specialist Ginger Maddox at 478-994- 3495 Ext. 6008 or !~!i!!!iii!!i!ii!i!i!iiiii!iii!i%i;iii~!i iliiiiiii!iiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiii! iiiiiiiii!i!iiiii,! ~i;~iiiiiiiiiii~i!iliiiiiii~iiiiiiiiiii~i!i~!iiii~!~ ii!!!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiii!!iiiiil iiii!!iiiii~i~i!i~i!i~iiiii:!iiii!!i!ii!!iiii~iiiii! ii~!!!ii!ili~iiiiiiiii~iii!i~iiii!?iii:iii!!!!i!~ iiiiii!!i!iiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!i!i?!ii!!iiii~!i!i! iiiiii!iiiiiii!i!i!ii!ii!iii:i!!ili~iii!iiiii~iiiii~~ t thing, head 1 i 1