Steven Uribe was selected as this months elementary student of the month. Steven is in Kindergarten. His favorite subject in school is science, because he gets to do explosions. Steven’s parents are Maribelle and Vilente Uribe, his sister is Wendy Uribe. His favorite book is Pete the Cat Saves Christmas. Steven says that he looks up to Tucker Brendle because he is his favorite football player. Coach Chisum is his favorite teacher. Everyone is proud of Steven and his accomplishments. Congratulations.
Guthrie 8th grader, Baylee Horn, has been working for the past five weeks restoring photos for the King County Historical Society. Baylee received over 1,200 historic photos from the museum that had been scanned from negatives and needed digital enhancement. She used Adobe Lightroom professional photo editing software to perform color corrections, noise reduction, spot removal and image cropping to restore these photos back to their original beauty. Over the past five weeks, she processed one photo at a time, applying these corrections and enhancements to over 1,000 photos.
Congratulations Baylee on a job well done. The photos look great! Thanks for contributing to our community. Baylee's photos are now featured on the home page of the new King County Museum website. You can see the photos at:
Tuesday, February 3
1:30 PM - Rachelle Atkinson wellness presentation to GCSD secondary students
The Guthrie Jags took on the Rangers from the Patton Spring on Tuesday. Coming off their big win against Knox City, the Jags picked up from where they left off with high intensity and team basketball. The Jaguars started the game off fast and did not look back. With the 20-5 lead ending the first quarter, the Jags were ready to play. Only allowing the Rangers 10 points the first half, the Jags looked to finish off the game. The Jags went on a roll and finished the game with a 67-28 win. Leading all scorers was Christian Rocha with 24, Bronc Horn had 13, and adding 12 points from Gustavo Sandoval and Graden Garrison. The Jags played a great game and look to build on that with their next game against Matador.
The Wellness Forum for parents and community members that we lost due to weather complications last week has been rescheduled. Nutritionist Rachelle Atkinson, who has been advising our school on nutrition and wellness, will provide guidance on those topics in the Guthrie CSD Activity Center from 4:00-5:00 pm next Tuesday, February 3. After we learn from Rachelle how to eat and live better, we can immediately step over to the gym and watch the Lady Jags and Jags take on the Spur HS basketball teams in an important district contest. Please join us for that event next Tuesday.
The King County Project and Livestock Show was held January 23, 2015. The Project Show involved 67 youth from 4-H, FCCLA and FFA that entered 137 projects. In the Livestock division, there were 23 students showing over 65 animals. Here are the results:
King County Livestock Show Results
Guthrie CSD will start school at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, January 22, 2015. Moisture is falling and the forecast does not look very promising. The late start will allow all our route drivers to move cautiously and in daylight tomorrow morning. Safety first.
Monday, January 26
January is School Board Appreciation Month in the state of Texas. With over a thousand public school districts in the state that translates into 7,000+ citizen volunteers who commit their time, their energy, their expertise, and their emotional effort in the interest of the children of their respective communities. And, not a singe one of those board members gets paid for that service. Guthrie CSD is blessed to have exceptional folks serving on the Guthrie CSD (GCSD) Board of Trustees.
The current members of the GCSD school board are: Travis Adams, Brenda Jones, Toby Oliver, Terri O'Neal, Wendy Masterson, and Clell McCauley. The Guthrie community owes and extends to them a heartfelt thanks for their work toward ensuring the very best possible futures for the children served by the Guthrie School.
Guthrie had a special guest last week. Nil Santana visited Guthrie high school on Wednesday, January 7, to checkout Guthrie’s very own Black Box Studio. Dr. Santana is the Director of the ACU Maker Lab and the Instructor of Art & Design at Abilene Christian University. When Mr. Wilson’s technology classes took a field trip to ACU back in December, they got to meet up with Dr. Santana in the ACU Maker Lab to learn about design, engineering, and art.
Dr. Santana came out to Guthrie to look at Mr. Wilson’s classroom, learn about the innovative projects going on and visit with the students. Dr. Santana got to interact with the students and watch them work on their individual projects. He was very impressed with the classroom and the projects being made. He said that the Black Box was, “Applying making principles, creativity, and innovation in education.”
The goal of the Black Box Studio is to provide Guthrie students a place to learn and work that allows for individualization, creativity, and innovation.
Monday, January 19
Pre-K - 2nd grade Book of the Month
Froggy Plays T-Ball by Jonathan London
It is the first day of T-ball for Froggy, and he can’t wait! He can see himself hitting home runs and cheering crowds. But, nothing goes right for Froggy. He hits his friend with a baseball bat, throws himself out of first base, and spends his time in the outfield catching flies. Froggy has one last chance to prove he is a real T-ball star.
3rd - 5th grade Book of the Month
Horse of Her Dreams (Thoroughbred Series #24) by Joanna Campbell and Allison Estes
Twelve-year-old Christina Reese is the luckiest girl in the world. She lives with her parents, Mike and Ashleigh Griffin, on the Whitebrook farm. Her mom is one of the worlds most famous jockeys. Christina asked for a horse for her birthday she got Wonder's Legacy, the last foal of her mom's famous racehorse, Wonder. Everyone wants Christina to become a jockey, but she doesn’t want to. Then she finds another horse. Will she risk it to take a chance on a dream?
6th - 8th grade Book of the Month
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Jordan Woods is the captain and quarterback of her high school team. The team sees her as one of the guys and that’s just fine. Jordan just wants that athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But all her hard work is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. He’s a great quarterback and very hot. For the first time, Jordan is feeling vulnerable.
9th - 12th grade Book of the Month
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
When Jessica loses a leg in a car accident she thinks her life is over. She’ll have to walk with a prosthetic leg for the rest of her life. But who cares about walking when she lives to run. While Jessica struggles to get used to her crutches and prosthetic leg, other people don’t know what to say or how to act around her. With the help of an unusual friendship, family, a coach and her track teammates, Jessica may be able to run again.
With all this musical influences, Mr. Ballard has spawned his own musical history. He was a trombone player all through junior high and high school He claims his experience with the trombone was one of his more enjoyable high school experiences. He’s even had multiple experiences in the musical work force, being a stereo salesman as well as being a DJ at KBST out of Big Spring, Texas.
Mr. Ballard shared some details about his DJ experience, and told us that this was the most “formatted” job he had. “They were very picky about what songs you played, the order you played them in, when you took commercial breaks, did weather updates, etc. We had program charts for every hour of the day and every day of the week. The station's music director put all the songs into categories. Then he put little colored dots on the label of each record. The program charts had the same type of dots, so you knew what type of song you were supposed to play next. One day I came in and the secretary had written the word "red" on every red dot, the word "blue" on every blue dot, etc. The bins where we kept the records were also labeled with the words for each color. When I asked the program director about it, he said, ‘You know that part timer, Mark, we just hired - he's color blind!’”
Nowadays, Mr. Ballard is the disk jockey for Guthrie CSD. He often announces at the football games and peprallies, and made the playlist for the football and basketball games with a rockin’ sound. He’s helped build multiple students playlist, and often promotes the musicians who came from Guthrie themselves. Several students have talked about how he’s helped them with any music challenge, whether it be finding some new tunes or getting the perfect song for an event. Guthrie has become one of the most musically diverse schools in the region, and we have Mr. Ballard to thank for it.
The Guthrie Jags took on the Rangers from Patton Springs on Tuesday night. Coming off a loss from Highland before the Christmas break, the Jags were looking to rebound, and come out with a win. The first quarter the Jags were on fire and scored 21 points, holding the Rangers to 4 points. The second quarter, the Jags slowed down and only had 8 points the whole quarter. Coming out of halftime, the Jaguars picked up the pace again, and started playing like they have been. Scoring 23 points in the third quarter the Jags pulled away and kept that lead.The fourth quarter was the same as the third, the Jags just kept pulling away. The Jags came out on top with a 70 to 46 victory. They made one step closer to their goal. Come out on Friday, and support the Jags and Lady Jags against Matador.
Attention seniors and senior parents, Guthrie CSD will be hosting an informational meeting about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) presented by Courtney Adams on Wednesday, January 21, from 7:00-8:30pm. The meeting will be in the auditorium. Form more information, contact Lynn Hill.
The Guthrie JH Basketball Tournament will be on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Click the graphic below to view/print.
Tuesday, January 13
Guthrie's basketball games against Crosbyton on January 2nd have been canceled due to icy road conditions. Stay warm and have a Happy New Year!
The Guthrie CSD and King County Library will be open the following days/times during the Christmas break.
Friday, Dec. 19 - 12:00 - 7:30
Saturday, Dec. 20 - 6:30-7:00
Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 12.:00-6:00
Monday, Dec. 29 - 7:30-5:30
Tuesday, Dec. 30 - 7:30-5:30