Busy month for schoolsBy Brittney Knox Published 7:27pm Tuesday, October 16, 2012
October is a busy month for Demopolis City Schools with Fall festivals, parent conferences and a host of other events taking place in area schools.
All of Demopolis schools will participate in Parent Conference day on Oct. 25. The students will be released at 1 p.m. and conference times vary at the respective schools.
• Westside kindergartens kicked off October traveling to the Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 10 and brought back a lot of pumpkins.
• Demopolis Fire Department will visit Westside to talk with the students about fire prevention and safety around plugs on Oct. 18.
• Westside will host their annual fall festival on Oct. 23 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Teachers and students dress up in costumes and participate in activities.
U.S. Jones Elementary
• The students at U.S. Jones are also gearing up for a busy Fall as the fourth graders are preparing to travel to the UWA Water Festival on Oct. 23.
• Students will participate in the Halloween Career Fair at the Theo Ratliff Activity Center on Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. Participants will dress like the career they see themselves attaining when they get older.
• The Geography fair will take place Nov. 14-16.
Demopolis Middle School
• DMS will participate in the Hawaii Five-O luau event to be held on Nov. 8 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The event is for students with perfect attendance within the first 50 days.
• The Fall Fest held in conjunction with the PTA on Oct. 30 from 1-2:30 p.m.
• The Explore test will be administered next week for eighth grade students.
Demopolis High School
• Students are winding down from a big homecoming week. The school also hosted the Marengo County college fair.
• Report cards will be sent home Oct. 24.
• The volleyball team will travel to Sumter Central to the area tournament on Thursday, Oct. 18 for a 2 p.m. game.
• This year’s theater play will be “Usher” taking place Nov. 14-18.