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Centerville Kindergarten, Pre-K visit pumpkin patch

Bottom from left to right: Trevor Williams, Jordan Jesse, Brice Selman, Jordyn Jones, Carson Knight, Taylor Barton, Jamisen Whittlesey, Klarysa Peterson, Samantha Hittner, Tuff Welker, Waylon McClure, William Barton, Josie Jesse, and Jensen West; On hay bale: Hardy Brown and Peyton Noack.Bottom from left to right: Trevor Williams, Jordan Jesse, Brice Selman, Jordyn Jones, Carson Knight, Taylor Barton, Jamisen Whittlesey, Klarysa Peterson, Samantha Hittner, Tuff Welker, Waylon McClure, William Barton, Josie Jesse, and Jensen West; On hay bale: Hardy Brown and Peyton Noack.

Centerville Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten, accompanied by Pre-K teacher Rebecca Sciullo, visited the garden of Bridgette Jamail-Knight on October 24, 2014. The children were lead to the pumpkin patch and allowed to choose a pumpkin of their very own. Later, Sherrie and David Jamail provided snacks to the appreciative group. The students brought their pumpkins back to the classroom where they used their art skills and creativity to decorate the pumpkins.
This was a first-time field trip for most of the students, and for several it was their first bus ride.

When asked what his favorite part of the field trip was, PreK student Hardy Brown responded, " getting to pick his own pumpkin." PreK students Peyton Noack and Josie Jesse both enjoyed, "playing outside on Carson's toys." Kindergartners Taylor Barton and Jordan Jess both agreed that their favorite part of the field trip was "getting to paint their pumpkins and putting sparkles all over them." Waylon McClure, another Kindergarten student, said his favorite part was getting candy.

Beta Club does Homecoming in “Back to the Future” style

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Members of the Groveton High School Beta Club rode in style during the Homecoming parade on Saturday morning. These students may not have pulled-off time travel in their choice of wheels, but they certainly drove through the streets of Groveton in a noticeable fashion. (Photo by Chris Edwards)

Fall Festival Fun For All Ages

Fall Festival Fun

Jace Rasbeary enjoyed the Fall Harvest Festival at Josserand Baptist Church. Pumpkins compliments of Trinity Pizza Co-Owner Chandra Lee, hay from Benny Abshier and Mums compliments of McClain's Hardware. The community pulled together to make the festival more fun and captured a memory to last a lifetime. (Photo by Martha Harrison Mericle)

Groveton Student Participates in NASA 15 year program

 

Jake Pruitt of Groveton High School traveled to NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston this summer to participate in a one – week summer internship. He was selected as one of 260 high school juniors from across Texas to be part of High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS). This year marked the fifteenth anniversary of the program.

Jake PruittJake PruittThe students worked to complete eight web – based assignments during the year, which challenged them to work as part of a team to design a mission to Mars.

The weeklong experience at JSC included a tour of the facilities and briefings by noted NASA employees. These students and teammates concluded their experience by presenting their proposal at a brunch to their parents, members of the Texas Legislature, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Rotary NASA, and JSV senior management.

The state of Texas, in partnership with JSC and the Texas educational community, developed HAS in 1999 to encourage more students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). More than 7,700 students from across Texas have participated in the program since its inception 15 years ago.

With this program, NASA continues the agency's tradition of investing in the nation's educational programs. It is directly tied to the agency's major education goal of attracting and retaining students in STEM disciplines critical to NASA's future missions, which include missions to Mars and beyond.
For additional information, please contact Stacey Welch at 281 – 791 – 8223.

Groveton FFA continues with fall projects

Yard art on display: Jennifer Pigg, Hydee Drake and Cassie Bullard (left-to-right) display some of the yard art that was made by the Floral Design class at GHS.Yard art on display: Jennifer Pigg, Hydee Drake and Cassie Bullard (left-to-right) display some of the yard art that was made by the Floral Design class at GHS.

Students in the shop are working on deer stands and have been working hard on hog traps. Students in the Floral Design class have finished their pumpkins and started learning about the color wheel. FFA students will continue selling programs this Friday at the home football game against Hull - Daisetta.

We have been measuring and started taking orders for FFA jackets.

The District Wildlife contest will be October 15 at Ratcliff, Hay Judging contest will be October 25th in Crockett. Steer validation for students showing steers at the Trinity County Fair will be held October 18. Students in grades 8-12 that are showing breeding rabbits, validation will also be October 18th. The entry fee to validate rabbits will be $20. The Fresh Country fruit / meat forms have been passed out to students to raise money for the FFA. The Big Homecoming will be October 24 and there will be a parade Saturday morning, October 25. The Ag department is working on ideas for our FFA float. Students have been busy studying for their LDEs contest.

The senior we will recognize this week will be Monica Gonzales. Monica is currently ranked third in our senior class. She has been an active member in the FFA since her freshman year. She has participated in many LDEs throughout her years. Monica showed a goat her freshman year but stopped after that to focus on her grades. She traveled to Forth Worth this past summer to get her Lone Star degree at the Texas FFA State Convention. Monica plans to attend Sam Houston State University and major in accounting for both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

Groveton FFA members continue with projects; prepare for contests

We are in our sixth week here at Groveton High School. Students in the shop are working on their second round of deer stands and have been working hard on hog traps. Students in the Floral Design class have been busy working on finishing their pumpkins. FFA students will continue selling programs at home football games starting on October 10. Students have been measuring and ordering FFA jackets.

Students showing commercial steers in Houston validated them on Sunday September 28th. The District Wildlife contest will be October 15 at Ratcliff, Hay Judging contest will be October 25 in Crockett. Steer validation for students showing steers at the Trinity County fair will be held October 18. Students in grades 8-12 that are showing breeding rabbits, validation will also be October 18. The entry fee to validate rabbits will be $20.

We have started passing out the Fresh Country fruit/meat forms to the students to raise money for the FFA. The Big Homecoming will be October 24 and there will be a parade Saturday morning, October 25. The Ag department is working on ideas for our FFA float. Students are still working and studying hard to get ready for LDEs.

The senior we will recognize this week will be Hydee Drake. Hydee has been an active member in the FFA since her sophomore year. She has participated in many LDEs throughout her years. This past summer Hydee traveled to Fort Worth to get her Lone Star degree at the Texas FFA State Convention. Hydee has shown pigs the past years at the Trinity County Fair and she hopes to continue to show through her last year. Hydee plans to attend Tarleton State University with a major in Primary Education.