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Powhatan OAA Reward Trip to Sandcastle PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:52 PM

The group from Powhatan Elementary is pictured during their trip to Sandcastle. On Thursday, July 17, Powhatan Elementary students took a trip to Sandcastle Water Park in Pennsylvania for a reward trip. All students in grades 3-8 who passed their OAA Tests from the spring were invited to go to Sandcastle free of charge for a fun-filled day. Two full bus loads of students made the venture to the water park.

The trip was made possible thanks to large donations from both the Powhatan American Legion as well as the Powhatan PTO. The students’ fees were paid into the park, and lunch and transportation were also provided by these generous donations. A great time was had by all of the students who attended!

Kaitlin Clark Invited to Capital One Bowl Again PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:50 PM

Kaitlin Clark is pictured at the 2014 Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1 of this year. She has been invited once again this year to participate as an All-American Cheerleader. This past December/January, Kaitlin Clark of Lewisville traveled to Orlando, FL to perform as a 2014 All-American Cheerleader during the halftime show of the annual Capital One Bowl college football game. After another invite from the Capital One Bowl committee, Clark is set to travel to the game again this coming year.

Clark qualified last year based on her performance in a duo cheer competition in Zanesville, OH. She traveled to Orlando last December to practice with more than 400 other All-American cheerleaders. She was then able to participate in a halftime show featuring country music star Hunter Hayes on Jan. 1, 2014.

Superintendent's Corner 7/24/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Hall, SOLSD Superintendent   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:49 PM

Recently, my family just returned from our traditional summer vacation.  We have been blessed to be able to travel and visit most all of the states in the Continental United States.  Our trips generally are good times to renew and reenergize, as well as visit some historic sites.  This summer’s trip was no exception.  With each stop, culture is observed and local cuisine is tried.

We began in New Jersey and New York City.  Of course, my daughter had to go see Carlo’s Bakery of TV’s “Cake Boss” fame in Hoboken, New Jersey.  The rest of us went along for the food!  Then off for two days of lots of walking and visiting New York City.  As we went above ground out of the subway we were engulfed in the large crowds of a parade.  One of my sons called one of his college friends, who ended up being four blocks from us, and we were fortunate to have Danny guide us the rest of the day.

Of course, we saw the Statue of Liberty from the ferry boat and the NYC skyline made for some great photographs.  The 9-11 memorial was a somber visit and that event in 2001 really had disturbed one of my boys.  The terrorist attack occurred one week before his birthday while he was in first grade.

My family enjoyed the New York style pizza and after some rest--- it was on to Boston where we toured the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house and studied the memorial of Robert Gould Shaw. He led the African American troops of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War that inspired the movie “Glory”.

We ended our Boston experience in the Bull and Finch Pub on Beacon Street which became famous for the television series “Cheers” which was patterned after it.

Busy Bees 4-H Club News 7/24/14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hannah Phillips, Club Reporter   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:48 PM

At the Beallsville Park on July 17, the Beallsville Busy Bees held a meeting at 6:00 p.m. with alot to do.  First, they did the pledges, led by Charlie Wells, Katie Crooks, Kenedy Dornon, and Carlee Winkler. Ashley Louden did the roll call, and President, Courtney Vance led the meeting. Anyone who hasn't gone to judging yet, or hasn't gotten their project book signed, needs to bring their books to the next meeting. The next meeting is rescheduled to be July 30, 6:00 p.m. at the Beallsville Park.

Those who did their demonstrations, were; Mathen Decker, Kylee Lipincott, Zoey Randell, Ashley Louden, and Chad Louden. They did a great job! Demonstrations will continue at the next meeting. Club members need to wear their new club shirts at the next meeting for group and individual pictures.  Snacks were provided by Hannah Phillips, and drinks were provided by Wyatt Goodrich.

Twins Graduate High School PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:38 PM


Pictured (top left) is Dava, (top right) is Erica.

Jack and Betsy Roth, formerly of Sardis, recently celebrated the graduation of their twin granddaughters, Erica Danielle and Dava Leeann Jack of Freeport, PA.  They are the daughters of Beth (Roth) and Scott Jack and younger sisters to Katie Jack.

The girls graduated Magna Cum laude with the 2014 Class of Freeport Area Senior High School.  They will be attending West Virginia Wesleyan College on track/academic scholarships.   Both intend to pursue studies in the medical field.