Thursday, September 29, 2011

Farmington Elementary students were rewarded for a successful PTO fundraiser by a visit from nationally known magician Rick Smith Jr. Smith holds a Guiness World Record for throwing a playing card 216 ft. 4 in. at a speed of 92 MPH. Third grader MaKenzie Mason helped Smith put a straight jacket on juggling phenomenon Billy Matsumoto. Matsumoto was able to get out of the straight jacket with no help. Farmington friends will be featured on the pair's Facebook page at

Farmington Elementary kindergarteners received a visit from "Johnny Appleseed" (aka Doug Moore). Moore told a story and read a book to each of the three kindergarten classrooms. He explained how apple cider is made, then gave each friend an apple and the chance to try apple cider. After eating the apples, the classes went outside to plant apple seeds that they found in their apples. Moore (center) is pictured with Carter Morris (left) and Logan Phillips (right) in Jill Dobson's classroom.

5th Grade Distinguished Students

These students got three or four distinguished in 5th grade testing (math, reading, social studies, on demand):

L-R: Matthew Cruse, Ian Puckett, Trevor Williams, Jase Parker, Kennedy Haley, Lyndi Qualls, Jocelin Garcia, Nikki Gregory, Alyse Hendley, Kaitlyn Miller, Lex Mayes, Erin Dunn, Samantha Cantrell, Curtis Ford

4th Grade Distinguished Students

These students got distinguished on all three areas of 4th grade testing:

L-R: Katlynn Raper, Gracie Rice, Mickelle Noonan, Isabella Anderson, Alliah Riddle, Kayce Newsome, Ty Rudd, Nik Mescher, Corbin Thompson, Ashlyn Clay

3rd Grade Distinguished Students

These students got distinguished on both math and reading for 3rd grade testing:

L-R: Kirsten Lamm, Chaney Roberts, Abbi Stratton, Jayla Chalker, Michelle Turnbow, Isaac Williams, Arianna Piroutek, Jamison Chalker, Sam Leath, Noah Saxon, Kendall Tubbs, Arturo DeLeon Martinez, Ethan Jenkins

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September Students of the Month

Farmington Elementary recognized their September Students of the Month for Respect. These students were chosen for their respect to peers, adults, and school equipment. The students are: (front row, L-R) Tessa Cope, Quentarious Watkins, Abby Lonsway, Caleb Wood, Asa Gregory, Emma Mitchell, and Kennedi Shelton; (back row, L-R) Kristin Richeal, Sarah Pember, Katlynn Raper, Ian Pucket, Trevor Williams, Ty Rudd, Darbie Lamb, and Olivia Gregory. Not pictured is Ivan Fulkerson. Teacher Debbie Jones was voted Teacher of the Month for Respect.

Community Helpers

Captain Jeremy Prince with the Graves County Sheriff's Office visited Amy Cheek's preschool class at Farmington Elementary as part of a unit on Community Helpers. Captain Prince brought his K-9, Kilo, to visit with the class. Prince talked about what he and Kilo do to help keep the community safe. The friends enjoyed watching Kilo open the car door by himself and getting to pet him. The activity helped the students understand that law enforcement officers are friends of the community, and they do not need to be afraid of them.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Preschool Career Day

Farmington Elementary preschool students are talking about different career choices as part of a unit about community helpers. Amy Cheek's morning preschool friends dressed up as their prospective careers. Pictured from left to right are Jack Paul -lineman, Hayden Orr - farmer, and Sam Dobson - paleontologist.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Kindness and Compassion Club

The Farmington Elementary School Kindness and Compassion Club members will continue to make an effort every month to “Be the Ripple that Creates a Wave of Kindness” by conducting a special act of kindness in the community. For September they decided to help the furry friends in the community by collecting supplies for the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter. They collected kitten and puppy food, toys, collars, leashes, flea control, flea soap, paper towels, dryer sheets, and laundry detergent. For more information on how you can help your local animal shelter please see below.

Mayfield/Graves County Animal Shelter
500 North 12th Street
Mayfield, KY 42066
Phone: 270-251-0130


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Attendance Battle

Last week, the boys and girls competed in an Attendance Battle. The girls won, so they will be rewarded with a dessert next week after lunch! Way to go girls!!!