SH students enjoy Book Fair
The Book Fair visited Sunny Hill on January 21.
During this time, books were available free as they were
distributed to students. A program called, “Reading with Captain
Clean Hands” was presented by members of the UT Extension office
and Family Resource Center. The program encouraged hand-washing to
avoid germs and stay healthy. Students were able to observe germs
left on hands with a special black light machine after hands had
been washed insufficiently. Each student received a free
paper-back book to read. The Book Fair distributes books freely to
students twice a year to pre-school through sixth-grade students.
First honor roll status nets fun trip
Sixty-one students who made first honor roll during
the 3rd six weeks at Sunny Hill School were treated to a day of
fun and food at Incredible Pizza in Cordova, Tennessee, on January
16. Students enjoyed buffet pizza, go-carts, bumper cars, pool
tables, bowling, and lots of arcade games.
Two students win essay contest
Ebony from Ms. Whitten’s sixth-grade classroom won
first place, and Summer from Mrs. Wallace’s sixth-grade classroom
received second place for their 600 words or less essay on “The
Gettysburg Address: What Message Did Abraham Lincoln Deliver to
Our War-torn Nation?” Mrs. Margaret Dyer (left), from the David
Craig Chapter of the DAR, presented the awards at Sunny Hill
School on January 16. Also pictured with the students is Sunny
Hill Principal Dorothy Bond.
Students create Continental Railroad replica
To help students interpret how culture has changed
over time, Mrs. Denise Phillips' social studies classes at Sunny
Hill School constructed their own transcontinental railroad.
Children worked with a partner using milk cartons and ice cream
sticks to design their rail cars and trucks. Aierial Oldham and
Tyrek Evans drew and labeled the map in the background to show
Promontory, Utah, where the gold and silver spikes were driven
when the railroads met.
They are continuing to study hardships encountered
by early settlers and viewing episodes of “Little House on the
Prairie.” Many of the students are enjoying seeing the various
technological advances we have today! Pictured are Lauren Rochevot,
Trevor Lott, Markevious Williams, Denarius Toliver, Braden Nace,
and Shelby Baggett.
SH students study the solar system
Mrs. Robin Cunningham’s fifth-grade science
students are studying the solar system this six weeks. The classes
constructed and compared models of the solar system as they focus
on fifth-grade state performance indicators for earth and space
science that include comparing and contrasting the planets.
Pictured with their projects are Tina Phan, Kezira Horton, and
A look in the mirror …
Students in Mr. Tracy Evan’s art classes at Sunny
Hill School recently completed self-portraits. Art students
studied a variety of techniques, which included blending and
correct placement of facial features on their artwork. Pictured
are, Hannah Ogden and Joshua Sanchez, Tyrek Evans.
Sunny Hill Wizard of Oz celebration nets two
Holmes rides away with the bike
Quaserica Holmes was the 2008 winner of the
bicycle given away during the Wizard of Oz celebration at Sunny
Hill School on December 17. Students read the book and took
quizzes to have their names put into a box and drawn for the
bicycle. Pictured are Assistant Principal Drayton Hawkins, bike
winner Quaserica Holmes and Principal Dorothy Bond
Vales wins red slippers
Amber Vales, fifth-grade student in Mrs.
Robert’s homeroom, won the special prize of “Dorothy’s ruby red
slippers” during the Wizard of Oz celebration at Sunny Hill
Sunny Hill talent shines again
Sunny Hill School held it’s annual talent show,
under the direction of Mrs. Arethria Turner, on December 19 to
showcase the many talents of students for student body and family
members. Among the talent showcased were singers, dancers, and
pianists. Mr. Dominick Bond, fifth-grade teacher, on the saxophone
assisted by one of his band members was one of the show’s
highlights as well as Voices from the Hill, the Sunny Hill School
Solar System projects “enlightening”
Students in Ms. Jackie Whitten’s sixth-grade
science classes completed many outstanding projects during the
third six weeks as part of their unit of study on the solar
system. Models of the earth’s solar system, planets, eclipses, and
land rovers, helped students recognize various components of the
universe, explore the moon, sun, and earth, gravity, how tides are
produced, and careers as astronauts.
Teachers delight students dressing as Wizard of
Students and parents were surprised and excited
when they were greeted at the front of Sunny Hill Elementary
School on December 17 by staff members, who dressed as characters
from the book, “The Wizard of Oz.” This year students read and
took tests on the book as part of their school-wide reading
initiative. Later that day, characters paraded down the yellow
brick road in the gym and introduced themselves to students.
Afterwards, students viewed the movie, “The Wizard of Oz.”
Pictured are Winged Monkeys - Barbara Wellington and Cynthia
Grimsley, Winkie Guards - Margaret Young and Alexandria Seaton,
and Marsha Reynotlds - Wicked Witch.
Pictured are Wendy Piercey as Glinda and Marsha Reynolds as The
Pictured are Dominick Bond as the Tin Man, Rhonda Jones as the
Scarecrow, Anna Roberts as the Cowardly Lion, and Dorothy Bond as
Dorothy. Also playing other characters were Gina Cozart, Joanne
Bobbitt, Shaquana Leonard as the Lollipop Munchkin Kids, Tracy
Evans as Hickory, Tim Seymour as Zeke, and Drayton Hawkins as