Sandra Lanehart, Superintendent
935 Scogin Drive, Monticello AR 71655
Vision: Fostering A Community of Lifetime Learners
The middle school held its first spelling bee on November 28. 7th grader Lily Copico is the champion, McKenley Bryant (7th) took second place, Ralph Cuadras (6th) earned third, and Macque Batts (7th) and Ace Rawls (6th) came in fourth and fifth places, respectively.
These students have qualified for the Drew County Spelling Bee, which is set for February 2024. A special thanks to MMS library media specialist Christy Gilbert for organizing the bee, and the Junior Auxiliary for sponsoring the bee.
On October 26, students from 6th grade GT, 10th grade Honors English, and 12th grade AP English Literature attended a performance by TheatreSquared called, “It’s All Greek to Me!” Seniors participated in an acting workshop prior to the show.
On September 19, eight GT students attended Engineering Day at the Southeast Co-op. They were given instructions to build a structure, a budget, and bought the supplies their plan called for. Pictured L to R: Yara Zurqani, Zylla Romero, Ace Rawls, Jack Wagner, Daemon Diggs, Anna Grace Barnes, Joshua Lane, and Julie Pettigrew.
Twelve 8th grade GT students were introduced to architecture at the Taylor House and Hollywood Plantation on Friday, November 3, as part of the Alex Foundation's place-based education series and teaching with historic places program. Students sketched the Taylor House and learned about the design of the dogtrot style. Retired professor of architecture and practicing architect Russell Rudzinski of Fayetteville gave the students a lesson in perspective drawing.