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Parris South Glee Club gave a Christmas performance to residents at the HMC nursing home. Click here to view a picture from the night. 

1st grade students made Thanksgiving treat bags to send to the nursing home for their residents. 4th grade students donated Christmas gifts to children in need through the Carl Perkins center. 5th grade students sold hot chocolate to raise money to donate to the Darryl Worley Foundation. Click here to see pictures of the grades with their gifts. 

Click here to view the Parris South Student Lighthouse Team conducting interviews for school-wide leadership roles. 

Parris South Student Lighthouse Team members visited another Leader in Me school in Murfreesboro, TN. They got to meet with their Lighthouse Team and get some good ideas to bring home to our school. Click here to view a picture from the day. 

Parris South Glee Club competed in Hardin County Kids Got Talent to raise money for the Carl Perkins Exchange Center for Child Abuse. They were awarded Fan Favorite in the group division because they raised the most money. Way to think win-win! Click here to view a picture of the winning Glee Club. 

As part of The Dictionary Project, Rotary Club of Savannah donated approximately 300 dictionaries to students in our county this week. Blake Dycus, our New Generations Committee Chair and his team distributed to each student in the 6 third grade classes; this was 5 public schools as well as SCA. A donation of dictionaries was also made to Sheltering Tree, New Beginnings and The Hardin County Public Library. Through this project we hope to encourage active readers and promote good writers. Thank you Blake and Savannah Rotarians for a job well done! Click here to view a picture of Blake visiting with our 3rd graders. 

Parris South 4th graders get hands-on with Science. Click here to see what they've been up to. 

Micah Long did a fantastic job telling the people at the Darryl Worley TN River Run media day about the Leader in Me program at Parris South. Be sure to support the River Run events coming up. Darryl Worley Foundation has donated a large amount of money to our Leader in Me program at Parris South!! So all your children will benefit from their generous donation. Thanks Darryl for all you do in Hardin County and surrounding areas. Click here to see Micah and Darryl. 

Parris South students "blow cancer away." September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. We are a proud supporter of Team Aaron and St. Jude Research Hospital. Aaron Bell attended Parris South and his mother, Kristie, is the school's librarian. Aaron lost his battle with a brain tumor, but we continue to honor him by bringing awareness and supporting research through St. Jude that will bring better treatments and provide better outcomes for pediatric cancer patients. Click here to view pictures from the day. 

Seventeen community leaders came to tour Parris South on September 10. After having breakfast, Director of Schools, Michael Davis spoke as well as Principal Mitzi Baker, and teacher Mrs. Rickman.  Attendees were then taken on student led tours of the building. Thanks to all who attended! Click here to view pictures from the day. 

This year, we began with the end in mind by celebrating leadership with a kick-off event. Students participated in 7 Habits chants, we introduced our school-wide WIGS, and teachers showed their sharpen the saw skills by performing the "Whip/Nae Nae" for students. We are really excited about Leadership! Click here to view pictures from the day. 


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