Freeman Elementary recently put their own spin on the ALS ice bucket challenge. Principal, Kathy Hinesley, responded to Coach Dustin Shirey's challenge in a creative way. Mrs. Hinesley turned the challenge that has been sweeping social media into a teachable moment and a way to get the student body involved as well.
Hinesley allowed the students to be present when she was drenched with ice water provided they donated a dollar themselves to ALS. A large number of students gladly handed over $1 each to be a part of Hinesley's ice bucket challenge.
Principal Hinesley also encouraged students to go home and research exactly what ALS is. Watch the video below as Tybricia Young explains what ALS is and Mrs. Hinesley gets her ice bath. Freeman Elementary donated $135 to ALS.
school year that would begin with all students in grades 1-12 under the same roof. The first day of school finally arrived today, and administrators couldn't have been more pleased with how well things went.
The day began with students arriving by bus, being dropped off by parents, and in their own vehicles. Teachers were on hand early to help direct students to their new classes and acquaint parents and students to the new layout of the school.
With so many grade levels under one roof, administrators braced for unexpected problems, yet were pleasantly surprised to find that few popped up. The biggest problem of the day appeared to be only a five minute delay getting all
The administrators of all three Warren County schools would like to thank the cooperation of parents, teachers, and students who helped to kick off an exciting new school year.
|YEA! students await their turn to present their business plan to investors.|
|Investor, Dan Crumpton, questions a|
Student businesses included Flight T.V., an internet broadcasting company that is focused on high school sports. Flight T.V. is owned and operated by Ed'Ricus Williams and Tianca Evans. Tyjah's TLC is owned by Tyjah Hill and is a business that provides child care at special events. Higher Emphasis is a decorating service owned by Aquala Pritchard. Cortez Wentz and Tobias Wentz also presented the business plan for their company, Exposure. Exposure produces highlight films for high school athletes. Matthews Peters presented his business plan for Image-N-Nation, a business that sells orginal artwork. The final presentors of the day were Quantesha Boykin and Deborah Spence pitching their plan for Dupree's Cleaning Services.
The investors were also given the task of choosing one business to represent Warren County at a national gathering of student entrepreneurs. Tyjah Hill was chosen to receive an all expense paid trip to the University of Rochester and will present her business plan at the yearly Saunders Scholars Bright Ideas Business Plan Competition. At the competition, students will compete for scholarship money as well as the opportunity to present their business at Imagine RIT: Festival of Innovation.
|WCHS teacher, Scott Swann|
Students will now begin work implementing their business plans. Each student went to work during class the next day to develop lists of potential suppliers and customers. They also began work on plans to contact potential customers.
WCHS has been working to upgrade its website. The new site is now up and running. The site can be accessed by going to the system site at http://www.warren.k12.ga.us/ and clicking on the link for Warren County High School on the left hand side of the page. The site can also be accessed directily clicking here.
We hope that this new site will better serve to keep you updated with all that is going on at Warren County High School.
Mrs. Brown-Thomas is also actively working to keep her father's legacy alive through the James Brown Music Academy. Students from the academy travelled to Warrenton with her and performed several James Brown selections for the students in attendance. The performers brought the students to their feet and left the audience shouting for more.
Srinivas Akella, Warren County math teacher and team leader, described the competition as, "a great experience." Akella added, "We definetly plan to participate again next year and this year's experience will only make us more prepared." Mr. Akella stressed the need for Warren County students to gain more exposure to such competitions with students from various school systems.
Participating students include: (Standing, left to right) Jonathan Hall, Chance Lee, Cortez Wentz, Anfernee Ferrell, Jeffery Gillyard, and Durrell Burley, (sitting, left to right) Daniel Spence, Jessica Wynn, Krystle Wilburn, Briceton McNair, Srinivas Akella (coach and math teacher)
|Home Page of Image N Nation, owned by Matthew Peters.|
Through the help of Michael Huebener and Cindy Rivers, the student run businesses have founded a web presence hosted by weebly.com. Weebly is an easy to use hosting service that allows new businesses an easy and affordable entry into the online business community.
We encourage you to visit the WCHS student businesses by clicking on the following links:
|Home Page of highlight production company run by Tobias Latimore & Cortez Wentz.|
Mrs. Tollerson encouraged the students to follow their dreams and to pursue their interests. Tollerson also shared her own experience with developing a business plan and presenting it to investors.
ANew Salon is located at 203 Shartrom drive off Washington Road. They can be contacted by visiting their website at http://www.anewsalonaugusta.com/.
|L to R: Dr. Kaveous Preston, WCHS principal; Mr. Bill Vaughn; Miss Krystle Wilburn|
Krystle will attend the University of West Georgia in the fall and plans to major in chemistry.
|Dennis Coxwell gets down to business with Cortez Wentz and|
|Craig Hunter works with Tianca Evans and Ed'Ricus Williams.|