News and Announcements
On December 1st, illustrator Michael P. White visited MCES! Mr. White shared information about the formation/publishing of books and how an author and illustrator work together to bring a story to life. Not only did the students get to watch Mr. White draw and demonstrate the airbrush technique he uses, but they also got to draw along with him! Hopefully, students were able to take some of the character ideas they created back to the classroom and write stories to go along with their cute characters! Students were also able to purchase one of the books he illustrated, The Library Dragon, and get it autographed. The author of this book, Carmen Agra Deedy will also be visiting our school later this year!
Earlier this year on September 26th, author Emily Gaddy visited our school and talked about the process of writing and publishing her book, Go Bulldogs! Mrs. Gaddy is a graduate of White County High School and The University of Georgia. Students also had the opportunity to purchase a book and get it autographed by the author.
We are looking forward to another White County graduate, Jennifer Aiken Dickson, visiting us on January 19th to share the book she has written, Lucie Brandon and the Mystery of the Patchwork Dreams.
On Thursday November 10th, MCES held its Veteran's Day celebration. 5th grade students chose a battle or a war from their social studies curriculum presenting facts and music to coincide. Under the direction of music teacher Mrs. Laurie Milhollin, students played ukuleles, piano, and bucket drums to accompany their songs. The program ended as all those attending; students, staff, and guests together sang "God Bless The USA".
3rd-5th grade students at MCES cast their vote for the 45th President of the United States on Election Day. Students signed in at voter registration and voted in electronic voting booths. Upon completion of their ballots, they received an "I am a Georgia Voter" sticker. Teachers spoke with their students about voting as a civic responsibility and the importance of having a voice. Early results show 82% of the vote for Donald J. Trump, 9.5% for Hillary Clinton, 7.5% for Gary Johnson, and 1% other. There were no reports of hanging or dimpled chads. Voting machines worked properly. No vote flipping reported.
On Friday Nov. 4th, Mayor Shann Ash visited MCES. He had lunch with students who won the Red Ribbon Week poster and essay contests. Students shared their essays and posters and had to opportunity to ask Mayor Ash questions about his job as mayor. He answered questions such as: "What are your job duties? What is your favorite part of your job? Do you have body guards?"
The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week® , October 23rd - October 31st each year.
It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.
Tuesday: Dress as your favorite super hero for "I have the Power to be Drug Free!" day.
Wednesday: Wear camo for "Join the Fight Against Drugs!" day.
Thursday: Wear your pj's for "Follow Your Dreams - Don't Do Drugs!" day.
Friday: Wear your favorite WC or team wear for "Team Up Against Drugs!" day.
Don't forget..... order your child's yearbook at:
$20 if ordered before Christmas. $25 after Christmas
This year, teachers at MCES are going to begin integrating STEM activities in their lessons. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. To help teachers with these activities, Mrs. Dockery is adding a “Makerspace” to our library! One definition of a makerspace says “a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover using a variety of tools and materials.” (renovatedlearning.com)
Mrs. Dockery is asking for your help in collecting supplies so they will be easily available for the teachers to use with these STEM projects. If you can contribute any of the following materials, we would greatly appreciate your help!
· Empty toilet paper rolls
· Empty paper towel rolls
· Pipe cleaners
· Duct tape
· Masking tape
· Craft sticks
· Metal paper clips
· Packs of balloons
· Rubber bands
· Play Doh
· Plastic cups ( 3 oz. & 8 oz.)
· Note cards
Thank you in advance for any donations!!!
Mrs. Dockery is excited to announce that the Media Center at MCES has 303 eBooks with unlimited access that you may read from home on your electronic devices (computer, tablet, phone). The library also has a print copy of each title on the shelves. These print copies have a QR Code label on the front cover that the teachers/students may scan to easily access the books on the ipads to use in the classroom! Another way to access these ebooks is through Destiny, our online library system. Simply follow these directions and enjoy reading them at home!
· Go to the home page of the MCES website at http://mces.white.k12.ga.us/home
· Under the Departments tab at the top of the page, choose Media Center.
· Click on the stacked books to access the online library.
· Click Mossy Creek Elementary School.
· In the “Material Type” box, use the pull down menu to change it from “any type” to “Electronic Book (eBook)”
· Press “Return.” (Note: After pressing return, your cursor will automatically go to the “Find” box. Make sure you keep the cursor in that find box before pressing “Return.”)
· A list of 303 titles will load. You can see the AR Level and Lexile Level listed for most titles.
· To the right of each title you will see “Open.” Click “open” to access the book and wait for it to load.
· Enjoy reading!!!!!
Mossy Creek Elementary was excited to be named by the Georgia Department of Education as a 2014-2015 Highest Progress Reward School. This means that MCES ranked in the top 10% of Title I schools based on a 3-year average of student progress scores. Congratulations!!