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Guyton Elementary starting school year on a high note
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Guyton Elementary is off to a great start this year and wanted to let everyone know what is happening.

Special Education
The students in Cindy Meguiar’s K-2 special education class have gotten off to a great start this school year. A new reading program designed specifically for students with disabilities was purchased with funds received from Wal-Mart’s teacher of the year program.

The program has been very successful. With the assistance of paraprofessionals, Evyone Hunter and Lakeisha Cope, the students have made tremendous progress in a few short weeks. By the end of the second week of instruction, the students were able to read two words, spell the words and write the words. Prior to the program being implemented, these students could only identify letters.

In the near future, the students will be reading a short book. Students and teachers alike are very excited about this new addition to the classroom.

GT Program
Guyton’s gifted and talented students (and those at Sand Hill) got off to an adventurous start.

After reading “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” by Eleanor Coerr, the students created delightful animals and objects using origami. They learned that origami is the ancient art of paper folding. The students were responsible for reading directions and using technology to make their own creations. After the students had learned various folds associated with origami, they used their newfound knowledge to organize book reports.

The students are currently developing poetry notebooks. They are learning how to write haikus, limericks, acrostics, alliteration and various other forms of poetry.

The students are really enjoying all aspects of their education. Through classrooms and special programs, students are experiencing education in an authentic, inspiring manner. Who wouldn’t want to come to school?

Guyton Gator Chorus
Susan Edenfield has released the names of the students who have been accepted to the Guyton Gator Chorus. The chorus is an extremely special group of fourth and fifth grade students who represent Guyton Elementary School.

In order to be a part of this elite group, the students must have a desire to sing and perform, maintain at least a “C” average, not be disruptive and have proper attendance. To be accepted into the chorus, students were required to submit an essay, have a teacher recommendation and go through an audition.

Fourth grade students who have been accepted into the Guyton Gator chorus include Rebecca Ailiff, Madlyn Ailiff, Logan Beasley, Alyson Branton, Denisha Brickhouse, Sky Briggs, Bonnie Brown, Kayla Brown, Amanda Burgess, Taylor Couch, Jaclyn Emry, Allyssa Fail, Autumn Hamilton, Jakayla Harden, Jonathan Harrell, Destiny Hartfield, Faith Hogg, Madyson Howell, Marissa Jackson, Ryan Jackson, Deasia Johnson, Kaitlyn Kelly, Emily McBrayer, Kristen McKenzie, Raheem Morris, Kerrigan Newman, Noah Parker, Allyson Porter, Kelsi Robb, Jarrett Rowe, Carli Royal, Isiah Royal, Sierra Sanchez, Anslee Sewell, Paige Simmons, Haley Story, Raven Terry, Brooke Ubele, Maci Varnell, Minna Wamhoff, DeShaun Wilkenson and Lexie Zaifert.

Fifth graders in the chorus include Mandy Barfield, Anthony Brace, Ashton Brace, Brandon Brown, Savannah Clemmons, Jazmyn Cope, Jennie Ellis, Alyssa Folker, Jenise Harden, Tamara Harrison, Nicole Henry, Kayla Jackson, Beaman King, Chelsea Kirby, Kate Lanier, Aaron Lee, Lauren Lee, Sara Liesen, Tyrea Louder, Dillon Loven, Savannah Lowery, Joey McKenzie, DeAnna McQueen, Shaniah Milton, Randall Payne, David Pemberton, Cody Robinson, Shannon Sendell, Shantavia Shiggs, Shaquanna Smith, Jordan Soto, Jacob Stone, Maddy Teaster, Ekene Telfair, Amber Veal, Joshua Walsh, Emily Waters and  Jordan York.

With so many exciting things going on at Guyton, who wouldn’t want to be involved? They are currently selling ads for their 2007-2008 yearbook. Ads can be personal or business. Call the school at 772-3384 for more information.