December 2018

December 2018

December Teacher Feature Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Danielle Watkins!  Mrs. Watkins teaches English and Mythology.  The Darlington County School District's Teacher Forum announced recently the Teacher Feature winners for December.  The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education. The purpose of the Teacher Forum is to foster professional growth and teacher leadership.

The Teacher Feature Program is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens Segars Realty.  Honorees receive free meals at local restaurants and recognition in their schools.

Winter Blood Drive
On Friday, November 30 our Student Council sponsored another Red Cross Blood Drive.  The BloodMobile was here all day.  Although we weren't able to collect enough blood to meet our goal, many attempted.  The next blood drive is scheduled in March.  We hope you'll come out and help us reach our goal then.  Thank you to all who gave and tried to give.

Pee Dee Math Tournament
On Tuesday, December 4 a group of Mayo's finest competed in the Pee Dee Math Tournament at Frances Marion University.  The following students participated:  Matthew Alford, Donovan Bryant, Benjamin Cannon, Erica Douglas, Hashani Goff, Jordan Green, Madison Meggs, Madison Norton,Kalyn Phillips, Cierra Spires, Merideth Tallon, Emma Turner, Bria Wilson, and Clay Ewing. Kudos to Mrs. Baker and the math team for sponsoring these students yesterday and getting our school back into the final competition. 

Eastern District Band Auditions 

On Monday, December 4 several of our band members auditioned for the Eastern District Band at Hartsville Middle School.  Congratulations to Mr. Cole Davis and the Eastern District Band students.  We had 100% to make the Eastern District Honor Band.

Hour of Code

During the week of December 3-7 we participated in the nation-wide Hour of Code.  Here are a few pictures of our students working on different projects.  

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

The Hour of Code takes place the first week in December to commemorate the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. It is the belief that every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science to help with problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. This will give our students a foundation for success in any 21st-century career.