From the Superintendent
I want to take this opportunity to welcome all of you back for another school year. This is an exciting time here at Boyd Christian. We have several new additions to our faculty as well as to our student body. I know that all of you who are returning will join me in welcoming those new faces to our school.
Many of you have already met our new high school math teacher, Mr. Alan Burger. Last week, Mr. Burger’s grandmother, Mrs. Jennie Glenn, gave us a very generous donation of $1,000 to purchase new books for the pre-calculus class we have added this year. In addition, Mrs. Donna Goolsby, the grandmother of one of our new middle school students, Christian Barrett, has donated $1,000 toward the purchase of portable classrooms. We have also had some smaller donations recently. I want to thank Mrs. Glenn, Mrs. Goolsby, and our other donors for their generosity. Without the kindness of individuals like this, our work would not be possible.
SACS Accreditation Update
On Monday, August 4, Mr. Ronnie Parks from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools met with our staff during inservice. Mr. Parks has been assigned to be our field consultant as we move through the accreditation process this year. We are hopeful that an evaluation team will visit us sometime in the spring. We are currently looking for a chairperson for the team. Mr. Parks indicated that we are ahead of schedule and well along in the process to finish before the end of this school year. One of the next steps is to survey the school community. We will keep you posted as we move through the process.
No School Monday, September 1
Applefest September 27
The date for this year’s Applefest will be Saturday, September 27, from 3:00 to 7:00. This is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year for L.A.C.E. More information will be made available soon.
Students who are interested in entering the “Fairest of the Fair” contest may pick up a copy of the entry form at the front desk.
Students should regularly check the guidance page on the school website. Mrs. Mayfield does an outstanding job of posting valuable information, especially for students who will attend college soon.
We are seeking volunteers to help work at this year’s Fair food booth. If you are able to assist with this, please contact Mr. Stan Pickens at the school.
Upcoming Sports Events
8/25…Soccer @ Cannon Co., 1:30
8/26…Soccer vs. Webb, 4:30
8/26…Golf vs. Webb, 3:30
8/28…Soccer @ MTCS, 6:30
Lunch Menu for August 26-29
Wednesday…Corn Dog Nuggets
Friday…Grilled Cheese Sandwich
News from the Elementary
In kindergarten this week, we will be reading a story called "Plaidypus Lost". We will be working on recognizing letters and numbers. We will also be working on our handwriting each day. We welcome all our new students to Boyd! Have a great week!
Grade 1…Mrs. Keele
Welcome Back! We would especially like to welcome Heath Kuykendall and Logan McVey to 1st grade at Boyd. We have thirteen students in 1st grade. Everyone is excited about this school year!
Grade 2…Mrs. Newby
2nd grade welcomes Kayla Taylor to our class. This is her first year at Boyd. We have a total of eleven students and we are looking forward to a great year.
Grade 3…Ms. Farless
This week the third graders will be learning to spell words that make the long e sound. In language class, they will be learning to write compound sentences. Also, they will be reviewing simple and complete subjects. In math class, they will be learning how to round numbers to the nearest tens and hundreds. On Wednesday, they will be having their first science test of the school year. The test will cover chapter one. Don't forget to study! On Thursday, the third graders are responsible for leading chapel services. Therefore, we will be practicing our jobs for chapel, in Bible class, this week. Finally, in social studies class we will be learning about the three different types of communities. Allie Shaye Kuykendall's birthday is on Aug. 31st. Happy birthday to Allie Shaye!
Grade 4…Mrs. Vandagriff
We have been very busy. Don't forget that we have a Bible Test and a Tennessee History test this week. Check your classroom newsletter for all of the details. We are off to a great start this school year. We hope that everyone has a wonderful week!!
Grade 5…Mr. Burks
The first few weeks of 5th grade have been fun. We have grown mold in a science experiment, made a map of Tennessee using a flour salt paste, and worked hard in all our subjects. By Noah and Janna