Guthrie Elementary students (3rd and 4th grade) were taking advantage of the nice weather today by planting new trees in the area south of the new gymnasium. The entire area will soon be transformed with many more trees to be planted in the next few weeks. This photo was taken by Darron Gilbert from 163 feet up in the air, using the school's new drone.
The UIL Science team went to Idalou on Saturday to compete in an Invitational UIL meet. Mr. Ballard took four of the five team members to compete with 102 other high school students in the science competition. Out of the twenty three teams there, Guthrie placed fifth. Individually, senior Laura Wilson placed second out of the twenty five seniors there. Juniors Noe and Jose Sandoval tied for twelfth out of twenty nine juniors, and Sarah Ballard placed third out of the twenty seven sophomores. The UIL Science team members have worked hard all year and are ready to compete at district in hopes of advancing all the way to state!
Kevin Chisum has been named lone finalist by the Guthrie CSD Board of Trustees, for the position of superintendent. The intent of the board is to enter into contractual agreement with Mr. Chisum after the legally required waiting/posting period, with his service in that role anticipated to begin on June 1, 2015.
Every Wednesday night, sixty Guthrie students and adults meet at the church to praise and worship God. Because of gracious donations from people in the community, Kids Praise Night is thriving. In addition to that, Kids Praise Night just got a little bit cooler, since they now have their very own Instagram account! They encourage you to tag your KPN selfies with your friends. All they ask is you do not take pictures during worship. Go check them out (instagram.com/kidspraisenight) and follow them at @kidspraisenight.
Tuesday, February 10
Friday, February 13
Looking to get into the playoffs for the second year in a row, the Jags had to win against Spur. The Jags were looking to get revenge on Spur for beating them in the first round of district. The Jags showed why they deserve a spot into the playoffs by starting the game off fast. The Jags had an 18 to 3 lead ending the first quarter. Trying to keep it rolling, the Jags went into halftime with a 30 to 12 lead. Coming out of halftime, the Jags knew they had to keep it up. Extending their lead, the Jags finished the game 56 to 29. Having scoring from everyone, the Jags looked like they are on a roll. Good job to the Jags last night. Come out and support them on Friday against Paducah.
It is time for the sixth Book of the Month! This month, I choose Non-Fiction books. These are uplifting and true stories that are bound to inspire you. Make sure you go by the library to pick up one of these books!
Pre-K - 1st grade Book of the Month
Balloons over Broadway: the true story of the puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet
Everyone’s favorite part of Thanksgiving Day is getting to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Young and old are always excited to see what new giant balloons will make their appearance in the parade. Tony Sarg is the great puppeteer behind the magic of the parade. This book tells his story, his dedication, creativity and the trademark of the Macy’s Parade.
2nd - 5th grade Book of the Month
Fly High: the story of Bessie Coleman by Louise Borden
Young Bessie Coleman wanted to be in school- not cotton farming to help her family raise money. She wanted to be someone in this world. She did everything she could to learn, even under the most difficult circumstances. Her hard work and dedication paid off as she became the first African-American to earn a pilot's license.
6th - 8th grade Book of the Month
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Through vivid poems, Jacqueline Woodson shares her childhood and what it was like growing up as an African-American in the 1960’s and 1970’s. She talks about living with the remnants of the Jim Crow laws and her awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Each poem is charged with emotions, and you are bound to be inspired.
9th grade - Adult Book of the Month
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Louis Zamperini went from delinquent to olympic runner. But when World War II started, the athlete became an airman. In 1943, when his bomber crashed in the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, he survived, adrift at sea in a life raft. What lay ahead for Zamperini was unimaginable. Driven to the limit of endurance, his fate would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. This book is now a major motion picture!
With an outstanding season this year, the Guthrie Jags had three players represent the Jags with All-State honors. Seniors Graden Garrison and Tucker Brendle, as well as Sophomore Landon Roberts. Graden Garrison was selected First team All-State center. Tucker Brendle was selected Second team All-State runningback. Landon Roberts received First team All-State Linebacker. We are very proud of the outstanding performances displayed this year. These honors were well deserved.
This past week Guthrie C.S.D hosted their annual JV Basketball tournament. In Guthrie’s final game of the tournament, the Jags took on Crosbyton and had a tough loss. The Jags did an outstanding job the whole tournament, showing heart and determination. In the third place game Knox City High School took on the 9th graders from Slaton High. It was a tough game but Knox City came out on top with a 62 to 52 win. In the Consolation game Valley took on Childress. The game was fast paced with high intensity but Valley came out on top with a big win 56 to 29. The championship game of the tournament was played between Lubbock Christian High School and Haskell. Lubbock Christian came out with a 63 to 35 win to claim the championship of the Guthrie CSD Junior Varsity Tournament.
Tuesday, February 10
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.