Mississippi State Bulldogs, you’ve been buzzed!
The Starkville Yellowjackets LOVE the Mississippi State Bulldogs, and Starkville is buzzing with GAME DAY excitement!
MSU kicks off the 2011 season tonight in Memphis. In two weeks, the Mississippi State Bulldogs host their first home game of the season at Davis Wade Stadium, and we’re proclaiming Thursday, September 15, Maroon and White Day in the Starkville School District.
The Starkville School District’s more than 4,000 students and 500 plus employees will create a sea of maroon and white across our campuses on Thursday, September 15, when Mississippi State hosts LSU. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear maroon and white to school. Students can also wear Mississippi State t-shirts. Gray and black Mississippi State shirts are also allowed. Students must wear black or khaki bottoms as required in the dress code.
Hunt down those Tigers tonight in Memphis! And the Yellowjackets will help you tame the Tigers from LSU when they come to Starkville in two weeks!
Let’s Celebrate Play!
You’re invited to join the Starkville School District on the GoPlay Playground Thursday, September 8, at 9:30 am for a spirited celebration!
Go Play Pep Rally and Ribbon Cutting
Featuring the award winning SHS Marching Band and SHS Cheerleaders!
Thursday, September 8
Parking available on the north end of the campus in front of the Ward Stewart Annex (Child Nutrition Office). Please enter through the special guests entrance also located at the north gate.
Slow down and take the night off for a good cause! Help the Starkville Foundation For Public Education meet their fundraising goal for SSD student scholarships and teacher grants.
SFPE hosts 2nd Annual Music on the Green
Thursday, Sept. 22
5 until 8 pm
Historic Overstreet School (on the playground)
Admission: $2 Adults l $1 Student (Children under 5 get in free!)
Pack a picnic! Bring the whole family! Invite your friends! Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets!
Pizza, soft drinks and snow cones will also be available for purchase.
Enjoy a fun, family friendly atmosphere with live music by:
Big Joe Shelton and the Black Prairie Blues Ambassadors
Jeffrey Rupp, SSD father of two, Ellie – 1st grade and Taylor – 4th grade
Cross Genre, featuring SSD Music Teacher Jamero Carter
A special thanks to our early sponsors for their generosity!
C.C. Clark, Inc.
Music on the Green is SFPE’s primary fundraising event for 2011. Your financial support benefits students and teachers in the Starkville School District. Sponsorship opportunities still available. Contact Laura Bryan, SFPE treasurer, at 662.323.1988.
More details at www.starkvillefoundation.org .
Golden Spoon Award
Good table manners are not only appreciated at the family dinner table!
Third graders in Angela Davis’ class at Ward Stewart exhibited exemplary behavior in the cafeteria during the first month of school, and they were honored with the first eve Golden Spoon Award!
As the winner of the Golden Spoon Award, students were recognized for standing quietly in line, using an inside voice at the dining table, and cleaning up after themselves when they finish eating. The students and Ms. Davis were treated to a special lunch in the cafeteria, with gold tablecloths, gold forks, and gold necklaces!
Ms. Davis’ class, you are GOLDEN!
Game Day Friday!
The Yellowjackets’ host the Tupelo Golden Wave tomorrow night. Come out to Yellowjacket Field and show your support!
Can’t make it to the game? Listen to the Jackets on the radio.
Supertalk MS, WKBB-FM, 100.9, is the home of Yellowjacket football on radio.
Pre-game begins at 7:15 pm. Kick off is at 7:30 pm.
Michael Wardlaw and Jay Perry are the announcers.
Save theses Dates!
Hannah Pote Run for Education
Saturday, October 29
8 am – 5 K
Fun run to follow
Look for more details including registration info coming soon in the Key Communicator!
Celebrate Starkville’s Health!
Healthiest Hometown Celebration
Saturday, September 17
Starkville Sportplex (Inside)
Starkville Parks host Rockin’ the Park
Saturday, September 17
3 pm until 9 pm
Missed it? AMS students get into the game of learning in a study of Native America Culture
(Pictures of the games were in Monday’s Education Page, Starkville Daily News.)
Eighth grade students at Armstrong Middle School are getting into the game of learning with stickball. Students in Gavin Gilbert’s Local Culture class, a new elective at AMS that offers an in depth study of cultural history, recently completed a study of Native American culture in Mississippi before the Europeans arrived. Students focused on the Choctaw, Natchez, and Chickasaw tribes, the three largest tribes in Mississippi, and three areas of Native American culture in their study: games, marriage, and burial.
As part of their study, the students researched games and how to play them.
“The Choctaws were really peaceful people,” Nathaniel Methvin explained. “I found it very interesting that they resolved their conflicts playing games instead of fighting wars.”
“The Choctaws’ favorite game was stick ball, and their fields could be anywhere from 12 feet to 5 miles long,” Gilbert said. “There were few rules to the game and no limit on the number of participants.”
Friday, students at AMS played quick games of two on two, with sticks constructed by Nathaniel, some boundaries and modern day stickball rules.
The students also played chunky, a popular game with all three tribes that involves throwing a spear at a target. The object of the game is to place the spear as close to the target as possible. The students used knitting sticks, rather than spears, and even AMS Principal Libby Mosley decided to try her aim.