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  • Beth Hockaday, Educator of the Year

    The 71st Benson Annual Chamber Awards were held last night. Our amazing school nurse, Beth Hockaday, was recognized as the Educator of the Year at the event. We are so blessed to have her working at our school. Congratulations Mrs. Hockaday!

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  • Alex Lee Makes 1st Chair in District Band!

    Congratulations to Alex Lee! He made 1st Chair Trombone in the 2020 NC Southeastern District Band! Alex had set a goal to achieve first chair this year, and he did it! He hopes to make it in the All State Band this year, and to earn scholarships for college in the future. #TribePride!

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  • Meadow's MathCounts Does a Great Job

    Our Meadow School MathCounts Team, led by Mrs. Knight, did very well at the competition yesterday. 5 of our students placed in the top 20 in the county. We had the most students represented out of all the other schools in the countdown round. The team of Tyler Beasley, Nate Stanley, Ben Grantham, and Alan Morales scored 4th out of 28 teams competing. Riley Adams scored the highest for our school, making 5th place out of 140 students. Well done everyone! #TribePride #Ready2Learn!

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  • 2019-2020 Leading With the Heart Recipient

    Congratulations to Ms. Wozniak, Meadow's 2019-2020 Leading With the Heart recipient. Admin suprised Ms. Wozniak and her class on Firday, Jan. 10th by having them watch a short video of students and staff stating how Wozniak leads with the heart.

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  • Kindness Movement Pays For School Lunches

    On Thursday, December 19th Ms. Glenna Wozniak and her class presented Mrs. Penny Martin, the cafeteria manger of Meadow School, with a check for $368. This check will pay for 160 school lunches. Wozniak has been leading school-wide Kindness Challenges for the past 2 years. She has worked with her students to present other students throughout the school with letters, small gifts, and kindness messages. Meadow students in grades PreK-8 have been presented with challenges, and they have shared their acts of kindness via social media, which then entered their names into drawings for prizes such as chromebooks. Last year, one of Wozniak’s students, Zachary Choate, brought up the idea of raising money to donate to the cafeteria. He did not like that students who do not have enough lunch money have to get vegetable trays, and he wanted to help them. Wozniak brought his dream to fruition this school year. Wozniak and her class sold shirts that say “Kindness Starts With Me” to raise money to pay for school lunches. Martin was working in her office when Wozniak and her class came in and surprised her with the check. Zachary was called down to the cafeteria office as well so that he could witness the event. Wozniak asked Zachary, “how does it make you feel that your dream came true?” Zachary covered his mouth with his hands. Wozniak praised Zachary, saying “I am proud of you for thinking about other people who don’t have lunch money. You thought about how they felt, and wanted to make them feel better. That makes me feel awesome that you felt that way, so thank you Zachary.” Martin reacted by saying, “I am extremely blown away. Just so happy and pleased with the kindness and gesture that you all thought about the other kids. We don’t like to see them go without. We don’t want to see that. It’s awesome that other kids want to help kids. That is the key.” As Wozniak said, “Yes! When you can hear out of a kid’s mouth what to do to make their world better,

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  • Helping Ill Children with Letters to Santa

    Mrs. Larsen's class is so excited about all of the Christmas letters that our students in PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade wrote! Mrs. Larsen's class is going to mail the letters to Santa at Macy's. Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for every letter they receive. We are sending over 60 letters!

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  • Meadow Tree Lighting

    What a great turnout we had for the Meadow Tree Lighting! Thank you to the Meadow Women's Club for putting this together. We'd also like to recognize the Fire Department, Little Miss Meadow, Hood's Grove Church Choir, Trinity Youth Handbell Choir, our Meadow Middle School band and Meadow Melody elementary chorus, Mr. Scott Johnson, and ... Santa Clause for making this such a great event.

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  • Livestock Judging State Champions

    On Tuesday, November 26th the Meadow Middle team of Ty Strickland, Riley Adams, Anna Wells, and Chase Massengill won the state championship in Middle grades livestock judging. Anna was 4th high score in state of over 80 members. Great job. Our Jr team competing against up to 10th graders finished 39 out of 78 teams. Haley Bass was team high scorer. Other members were Tyler Beasley, Ben Grantham, and Parker Denning. The Senior team did amazing too. They were 47 out of 109 teams up to seniors. They were the highest ranked middle school in the senior division. Members were Emily Pope, Dawson Creech, Andrew Lockamy, and Thomas Edwards.

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  • Growing Citizens - 5th Graders Memorize the Preamble to the United States Constitution

    Mrs. Hobbs worked with the 5th grade students and they were able to memorize the Preamble to the United States Constitution! Click here to listen to the students recite the preamble while the words are displayed on a Chromebook (students are standing behind it so that they don't see the words). Recitation

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  • November Kindness Challenge

    Kindness Challenge update from Ms. Wozniak: "Since the Challenge was started, I have received 22 pictures of kindness in the school and 80 people have completed the survey. THANK YOU for participating. You are helping to build so much confidence in my class. I am very encouraged by the results and I hope you can see positive changes in your classes too." The Kindness Challenge for November will be a t-shirt fundraiser. Each student will get an order form for a t-shirt. Every shirt purchased will also buy a school lunch. Every order form returned will be entered into the grand prize drawing for a ChromeBook in May. For families with siblings, each student should have an individual form in order to be entered into the drawing, but one payment can be made for all siblings. Parents can note on the order form the same check # or online code used to pay for all shirts. I just ask that teachers collect forms and any money and we will figure out the money details. Wouldn't it look great to see 100s of Kindness t-shirts in the school! Not to mention that every t-shirt will be a reminder of a hot lunch that was purchased for our students who need one. Order forms should be handed out to students in their homerooms on Monday, November 4th. Shirt orders can be turned in through November 18th. T-shirts will be returned to us before the Holiday break, so they could make a great present!

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  • Meadow's Super Soccer Team

    The Boys’ Soccer Team, led by Coach Oelrich, won their final game of the season with a score of 9-0. They ended the season with 8 wins, 2 losses and 2 ties. This is the best that Meadow has done in Meadow’s history! Way to go Meadow Indians!

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  • A Welcome for New Members of the Meadow Tribe

    Mrs. Denning and Mrs. Price, our two school guidance counselors, have organized New to Meadow School meetings for our students. Students met in groups based on their grade levels, and have been welcomed to the school by various school members: Mrs. Denning, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Grice the principal, Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Schott the assistant principals, Deputy Wallace, Mrs. Norman the school social worker, Mrs. Hockaday the school nurse, and Mr. Ibarra our interpreter. They were given time to introduce themselves, discuss their interests, and discuss the transition to a new school. The students had snacks and were given time to socialize. The goals were to help students feel welcome, make the transition to a new school, form new friendships, and know that they have a support system here at Meadow.

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  • Meadow Fire Department Visits Our Little Indians

    On Tuesday, October 8th, the Meadow Fire Department came to Meadow School and taught our PreK-2nd grade students about fire safety. Students got to look at the fire truck and even go in it. Students received hats and goodie bags. The firemen did a great job teaching our students and interacting with them. Mrs. Barnes' class even made them thank you cards and presented them to the firemen. #TribePride

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  • National FFA Finalists

    On June 18th, Tyler Beasley and Lucas Thornton, rising 8th graders, won first place at the state FFA competition in Raleigh's FFA State Convention Center. Their project, "As the Chickens Grow," was an experiment on clustering chicks together to see if the group size determined how fast they grew. This had been proven on a large scale, but they focused their experiment on small chicken coops. They discovered that the larger the number of chicks, the faster the chicks grew. These young men placed first in the state, and last week they were placed in the top 12 in the country. Beasley and Thornton will now compete in the nationals, which will take place October 30th-November 2nd in Indianapolis. Beasley and Thornton will set up a trifold, and be interviewed by judges. Mr. Barry Honeycutt, their FFA director, expressed how proud he is of these young men, and how this is an accomplishment rarely achieved by students in 7th grade. He cannot recall the last time was that students in Johnston County made it to the finals. Honeycutt stated, "We're excited!"

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  • 3rd and 4th Quarter Super Star Teachers

    We are thrilled to announce our 3rd and 4th quarter Super Star Teachers...Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Sholar! Way to go Ladies!

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  • We Are Grateful for School Nurses

    We are so grateful for our school nurse, Mrs. Hockaday. She is amazing and goes above and beyond the call of duty each day.

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  • The 2018-19 Kindness Project Finale

    We are excited to announce the winner of the Kindness Challenge drawing. Manny Galvan-Rios has won a chromebook! We are proud of all students that have participated in spreading kindness throughout our school.

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  • Scholar Athlete Teams

    Congratulations to our baseball and softball teams for earning the Scholar Athlete Team Awards. We are so proud of you!

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  • 6th Grade Campus Beautification

    On Friday, April 12, 6th graders worked alongside their parents and teachers on campus beautification project. They worked on planting bushes, painting a new bench to set outside, potting flowers, and cleaning up trash around campus. They learned a lot, even about chicken manure fertilizer, and had a blast. We are so proud of all of their hard work, great behavior, and our parents' support.

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  • A Very Special Special Olympics

    On Thursday, April 11th, Meadow School participated in the Special Olympics held at SSS High School. The athletes, their peers, middle school students that have friended them through the Big Brother/Big Sister Club, and staff members came and cheered them on. Before students left, they were given a motivating send off by the entire school, and they were led by our SRO, Deputy Walls. Deputy Walls even gave them a police escort as the bus left Meadow School. Every student that participated placed in their events. It was a special day for everyone.

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