Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Devil's Messenger on sale at Hastings in Joplin

Eighth grade communication arts teacher Randy Turner's second novel Devil's Messenger is on sale at Hastings in Joplin. Five copies were put on the shelves Monday afternoon and more will arrive later as the time grows closer for the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, signing.

The book is on sale at three locations in Joplin- Hastings, the Changing Hands Book Shop and Always Buying Books. It is also available at Pat's Books in Carthage, and at the Lamar Democrat office in Lamar. More sites will be added in the near future, and more signings will be scheduled in late spring and during the summer.

The novel is a combination horror story/murder mystery about a teenage girl who communicates with her murdered father through Instant Messenger.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Principal explains bond issue to Journalism Club

SMS Principal Ron Mitchell explained the upcoming bond issue to Journalism Club members during a news conference Thursday morning in Room 210.
More information about the $57 million bond issue, which calls for construction of a new South Middle School, an East Middle School, and a total refurbishing of North Middle School, will be featured later on Room 210 News.

(Room 210 News photos by Allen Peterson)

Eighth graders tour Joplin High School

South Middle School eighth graders toured Joplin High School Thursday in preparation for next year when that campus will be home for most of them.
The visit began with lunch, then freshman students, all originally from South took students through the building. The visit lasted approximately an hour and a half.

(Photos: South students are introduced to the JHS cafeteria; Freshman Principal Joe Boyd greets the eighth graders. Photos by Kelley Leach)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tressler, Martin to be honored at reception

South Middle School eighth graders Taylor Tressler and Breanna Martin will be honored during a reception 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the SMS Library.
The two finished first and third, respectively, in the annual Elks Lodge Essay Contest. Representatives of the Elk Lodge will present them with savings bonds for their efforts.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Project Citizen students selected for state

Mr. Rocky Biggers' second and fifth hour classes will attend Project Citizen in Jefferson City next month.
The two classes were selected following a public presentation last week in the South Middle School Auditorium.
Second hour chose recycling as its project, while fifth hour's presentation was on teen court.
More information, including the names of the students in each class, will be featured later on this site.
(Photos by Allen Peterson)