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The 2019 Magnolia School District Spelling Bee was a memorable one! The rain may have delayed the Bee, but it certainly did not stop it. The two top spellers from each of our 9 schools participated in the very intense competition. Students successfully spelled words such as extravaganza, gregarious, capricious and cauliflower.
Magnolia School District is pleased to announce the 2019 Classified Employee of the Year and the Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Debra Davis represents classified employees and Mrs. Melissa Brennan represents the certificated employees.
On Saturday, December 8, almost 350 fourth through sixth grade students attended a four hour Saturday School session. Offered for the first time in Magnolia School District, this four hour session was designed to provide students with fun, engaging learning activities while making up some lost learning time from being absent.
Magnolia School District continues to thrive in the area of Technology. Recently teams from Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy, and Mattie Lou Maxwell Schools participated in the FIRST Lego League Robotics competition. Each team had to design a robot to perform various tasks on the competition board. The teams scored points based on how many tasks they completed as well as their individual robot design. In the robot game Maxwell School placed 7th, Schweitzer was only one point behind in 8th and Pyles’ first-year team had a good showing at 17th.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer students are taking an in-depth look at life in space. As part of this project, Schweitzer scholars engaged in a roundtable discussion with Food Services Director Brendan Shields and Food Services Manager Odezza Larida about preparing to travel into space and what food would be needed. The expert Food Services team answered students’ questions and provided valuable insights on how to plan a menu that met the nutrition requirements for space travel.
On Friday, October 19, Juliette Low students, families and staff enjoyed the largest annual Harvest Carnival to date. The carnival featured a wide variety of game booths; a puppy petting zoo; cake walk; face painting; a cartoonist, who provided caricatures of participants; necklace engravers; and an obstacle course. Raffles took place throughout the afternoon for entertainment at a variety of venues, as well as items such as a foldable bicycle. Participants enjoyed feasting on taco dinners as well as the standard carnival foods, such as hotdogs, nachos, cotton candy, popcorn, and shaved ice.