Friday, March 13, 2009

Read Across America

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

Students at SSIS always celebrate Read Across America by Reading Around the School. This year the day was misting rain and cool but again we stretched around the school and read for 15 minutes. See our pictures below.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Goodbye Faithful Friend

Today, March 5, 2009, Tigger, the Smiths Station Intermediate School Library Cat, died from kidney failure. Tigger, although on sabbatical this year, had been the library cat at our school since 1998. He received much love and attention from our students and staff, and gave much back in return. Deeply saddened does not begin to express our feelings.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

February 28 Storm System

The storm system that went through Alabama on Saturday, February 28th hit our junior high school and ripped the roof from the lunchroom, tore away the sign, shattered doors and caused much water damage. Our junior high students will be housed in portables on our intermediate and high school campus until the damage is repaired. I am so thankful it was a Saturday and no one was at school. An 18 wheeler overturned on the highway near the school and a church next door to the school was demolished. When the weather cleared in the afternoon the temperature got into the 70s. Then, today, March 1, we had 3 inches of snow in the time I was at church this morning. Roads are icy, however, we still have power which is a blessing. Don't know about school tomorrow, but with the relocation of all the junior high kids, freezing weather and snow may not be the time to do it.

Lunchroom at Wacoochee Junior High School

Church adjacent to school. Notice the picture still hanging on the far wall. It is of praying hands.

Storm of March 1, 2009. Day after tornado.