Pride Post #5

September 24, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dear parents and guardians of the Pride,

 

It is hard to believe, but we are halfway through with the first quarter!  Progress reports will be coming home over the next week for all of your child’s classes.  Please be sure that these come back signed and encourage your child to call their teacher with questions and to make up any work possible.

For the fourth year in a row, Mr. Wu and GCP and KPHS students will be traveling to New Orleans over Spring Break for a service trip.  Applications for this have been distributed to 6th-12th graders and are due back to Mr. Wu by 2 pm Friday, September 25th

                To help raise money for the New Orleans Service Team, GCP students can bring a $1 donation to school on Thursday to pay for a ticket to wear appropriate blue jeans to school on Friday.  Students must have their ticket at the door on Friday.  Without a ticket, students will be sent to the front office to call home and have someone bring them khakis.  Appropriate jeans have no rips, fading, large or inappropriate designs. Small, appropriate designs on pockets are permitted but nowhere else. Students are also expected to still wear a black or brown belt and adhere to all other dress code expectations. Students who are unsure whether or not their jeans are appropriate should bring them in on Thursday to be checked before wearing them on Friday. If you have any question about your child’s jeans at all, it is safest not to wear them. We want to maintain a sense of professionalism, therefore students who choose to wear inappropriate jeans will be sent to the office and call home to get an appropriate set of pants to wear to school.

 

Examples of Inappropriate Jeans:

                       

Ripped/Faded                            Designs that are too large, distracting, or inappropriate

 

 Examples of Appropriate Jeans:

 

                                

             Plain                                Small, appropriate designs that are only on the pockets

 

 

There’s more on the back ->  J 


On another note, there are many trips and prizes for students to earn over the coming weeks and months.  We want to be sure that you’re also updated as to what’s going on and what you can encourage your child to reach for with their paycheck averages.  On October 9th, students with a $40 average and above will earn Fall Fun Day at GCP.  This is a fun tradition which includes activities which are all on-site (we’d tell you what they are, but we don’t want to ruin the surprise J).  On October 17th, students who have a $45 average for the year will earn a trip to the Sate Fair in Raleigh.  If you need another paycheck tracker for home, please have your child ask for one from one of his/her teachers, and we’ll be happy to get you a new one. 

 

Upcoming Events:

September 21 (4:00 pm)                                              Football game: Chaloner at GCP

September 21 (5:00 pm)                                               Volleyball Game:  KPHS at Weldon

September 22 (4:00 pm)                                              Volleyball Game: GCP at Weldon Middle

September 22 (5:00 pm)                                              Volleyball Game:  Southeast Halifax at KPHS

September 23 (4:00 pm)                                              Cross Country Meet:  KPHS at Gates County

October 9                                                           Fall Fun Day (students with a $40 + average)

October 17                                                          State Fair (students with a $45 + average)

October 23                                                         First Quarter Ends

October 26                                                         Teacher Work Day and Parent Conferences

 

 

 

You can also access the KIPP GCP Pride Post at kippgcppridepost.wordpress.com.  You can also check out previous Pride Posts and find lists of parent resources there.

 

 

 

Many thanks for all you do,

The KIPP: GCP Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pride Post #4

September 24, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dear parents and guardians of the Pride,

 

Your child will have received his/her first paycheck today.  Paychecks are both an incentive system for us at GCP as well as a great way to help your child and you keep up to date on his/her work habits and social skills at school.  We are constantly working to make this tool even better and more useful for teachers, students, and parents. With that in mind, attached you will find a paycheck tracker that our teachers made at the end of last year to better help parents track averages throughout the year.  On the back is also a page that will hopefully help you to help your child to interpret their paycheck and improve it.  If you have questions about your child’s paycheck, please ask your child as we will be going over these in classes.  We want to teach responsibility and ownership with paychecks, and with that in mind, please encourage your child to call his/her teachers with questions about paychecks.  We always welcome your calls, but paychecks can be a very powerful teaching tool for your child as well.

On the back of this page is also a list of our students who earned Honor Roll and Principal’s List from the 4th quarter of last school year.  Lots of hard work goes into these honors, and we’re looking forward to having more students on these lists after our first quarter this year. 

 

Upcoming Events:

September 14th                                                    KPHS home volleyball game @ 5:00 pm vs. Northampton West

September 15th                                                    GCP home volleyball game @ 4:00 pm vs. Gaston Middle

September 16th                                                    KPHS home volleyball game @ 5:00 pm vs. Gates County High

September 16th                                                    GCP home football game @ 4:00 pm vs. Gaston Middle

September 17th                                                    KPHS home volleyball game @ 5:00 pm vs. North Edgecombe

September 18th                                                    KPHS home football game at 7:30 pm vs. Pasquotank Co. High

October 23                                                            First Quarter Ends

October 26                                                           Teacher Work Day and Parent Conferences

 

 

 

You can also access the KIPP GCP Pride Post at kippgcppridepost.wordpress.com.  You can also check out previous Pride Posts and find lists of parent resources there.

 

 

 

Many thanks for all you do,

The KIPP: GCP Team

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, September 14, 2009                                                                                                                                              Pride

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Honor Roll-  4th Quarter

Shannon Boone                                            Caresa Clements

Bernadette Duke                                          Nygel Duncan

Christina Evans                                              Austin Garner

Garry Hanna                                                    Melinda Hobbs

Andre’a Hopkins                                           Kayla Jackson

Kerra Stepens                                                                Daja Jones

Jessica Towns                                                                Taylor Lee

McKayla Booker                                            Jazmine Lewis

Melodee Cherry                                            Deion Mayo

Andrew Clements                                        Wjuanae McPherson

Celeste Daniel                                                                Brittany Medley

Jasmine Henderson                                    Shalonda Taylor

Ruesheel Mamedi                                        Aaknekae Underdue

Margaret Reliford                                       Regina Ward

Destiny Rooks                                                Alston Watson

James Taylor                                                   Kendre’ Webb

Christian Watson                                         Niambi Wilkins

Christian Yarborough                                               Dakota Woodard

Caleb Horn

Bernisha Alston

Malcolm Blowe                                            

Kayela Buffaloe

Kaley Cieslinski

 

Principal’s List- 4th Quarter

Samantha Daniel

Elarnta Darden

Rasha Lowe

Tarek Deida

Joshua George

Caleb Pratt

Latoria Vick

Aviana Spruill

Pride Post #3

September 24, 2009

                                                                                                                                                                Monday, September 8, 2009

Dear parents and guardians of the Pride,

 

Thank you for all of your support during our summer session.  Our kids, teachers, and parents all commit to putting in more time and that is just one of many reasons our school is unique.  This week marks our first days of 5 pm dismissal as well as the start of all of your child’s classes.  This will mean more homework, so please check with your child each night to be sure that everything is complete and encourage him/her to call teachers when confused.  Again, it’s the extra time and commitment that makes our school what it is. 

This week, there will be another exciting event.  On Friday we will celebrate our 4th quarter Honor Roll and Principal’s List.  This celebration will be held at 1 pm in our cafeteria, and all parents are welcome to attend. 

On another note, we have had several instances of graffiti in our boy’s bathroom recently.  We have addressed it with the entire school, in particular the boys.  There has been some that has related to gangs.  This has happened before, and we no doubt it is one or two students trying to show off.  We have problems just like any school, but at the same time, we are dedicated to addressing them.  We have spoken to all of the boys in the school about gangs, including the history and statistics.  We have also been teaching Pride in ourselves and our space and protecting our school from graffiti or harm in any way.  Assemblies like the one we are having on Friday and our extended day speak to what our school is about, not these actions.  Defacing of school property in any way will not be tolerated, and we will continue to deal with it accordingly.

 

Upcoming Events:

September 8                                                        Students Return (release at 5:00 pm)

September 11                                                       4th Quarter Honor Roll Celebration (1 pm, parents are welcome)

October 23                                                            First Quarter Ends

October 26                                                           Teacher Work Day and Parent Conferences

 

 

 

You can also access the KIPP GCP Pride Post at kippgcppridepost.wordpress.com.  You can also check out previous Pride Posts and find lists of parent resources there.

 

 

 

Many thanks for all you do,

The KIPP: GCP Team

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, September 8, 2009                                                                                                                                               Pride

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Pride Post # 2

September 24, 2009

                Monday, August 31, 2009

Dear parents and guardians of the Pride,

 

Many thanks go out to the parents and family members who came out to support the Booster Club last week at the meeting on Thursday and during our first ever home football game.  As we continue to develop and expand our athletic program, the support and involvement of parents is not only greatly appreciated but also incredibly important. 

As we head into our last week of our summer session, please remember that our 6th graders need to have their Tdap shot by September 1st along with documentation.  We also wish all of you a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.  Please be sure that both you and your children find some time to catch up on sleep as Tuesday September 8th marks our first day of 5:00 dismissal. 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

September 4                                                        Earned end-of-summer-school trip for grades 5-7 (Friday is still a school day, and students who did not earn their trip are still expected to attend)

September 5-7                                                     Labor Day Holiday Weekend

September 8                                                        Students Return (release at 5:00 pm)

September 11                                                       4th Quarter Honor Roll Celebration (1 pm, parents are welcome)

October 23                                                            First Quarter Ends

October 26                                                           Teacher Work Day and Parent Conferences

 

 

 

You can also access the KIPP GCP Pride Post at kippgcppridepost.wordpress.com.  You can also check out previous Pride Posts and find lists of parent resources there.

 

 

 

Many thanks for all you do,

The KIPP: GCP Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, August 31, 2009                                                                                                                                     Pride

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Pride Post #1 2009-2019 School year

August 29, 2009

Dear parents and guardians of the Pride,

 

Welcome to the start of another great year!  Wednesday was a fantastic day having everyone back in the building.  On behalf of the entire staff, we are very much looking forward to working with you and all of your children this year.  We have much to look forward to including our second high school commencement, our first home football games, and another year of high growth just to name a few.  We are also welcoming back the largest Pride ever with 400 students at the middle school!  There is always so much to be done at this time of year, and with that in mind, there are a couple of reminders for all of you as this year gets underway:

 

∞        All 6th graders have to get the TDap Booster shot by September 1, 2009 and send documentation from the doctor to the school. If students have not received this shot by September 1st, they will not be allowed to attend school until proof of receiving it is submitted to the school.

∞        The school supply fee of $20 needs to be paid by September 2, 2009 in order for your child to attend the earned end of summer school trip.

∞        Please be sure that children have money for lunch and breakfast when needed.  Students will not be allowed to charge any meals this year.

∞        We must have written documentation from a parent/guardian in order to have students ride different buses.  This is an issue of safety as we want to be sure that we are hearing directly from you.  Please send notes with students as we will not take student messages over the phone.

∞        We must have a signed and completed form from a physician in order to administer any prescription medication to a student. You can get the form from Mrs. Sessoms.

∞        Attached is our staff contact roster as well as our calendar for the year.

 

Upcoming Events:

August 27                                                              Booster Club Open House*

August 28                                                              KIPP: Pride High’s first home football game at 7:30 ($4 for students, $5 general admission)

September 4                                                        Earned end-of-summer-school trip for grades 5-7

September 5-7                                                     Labor Day Holiday Weekend

September 8                                                        Students Return (release at 5:00 pm)

October 23                                                            First Quarter Ends

October 26                                                           Teacher Work Day and Parent Conferences

 

*There will be an open house for the KIPP: GCP and KPHS Boosters this Thursday August 27th from 6-8 pm in the KIPP Pride High cafeteria.  Everyone is welcome to come meet athletes and coaches and support our athletic program.  Contact Nancy Rogers at 326-4994 with any questions.

 

You can also access the KIPP GCP Pride Post at kippgcppridepost.wordpress.com.  You can also check out previous Pride Posts and find lists of parent resources there.

 

Many thanks for all you do,

The KIPP: GCP Team

Pride Post #35

May 11, 2009

We want to start out with a huge shout out for the Pride of 2013.  97% of the Pride passed the North Carolina Computer Skills Test.  This is more proof that hard work will make our students and school among the best in the state.

End of Grade tests are only a week away.  We will have the third Saturday school of the year this Saturday, May 16.  All students are required to attend Saturday school. Also we need proctors for the upcoming End of Grade tests. Every volunteer proctor a student finds will earn a Pride dollar.

Started in 2007, the Doris Fisher KIPPster of the Year Award is a program founded and supported by the Fisher family that recognizes outstanding 8th grade KIPPsters year with a $10,000 college scholarship. It honors students who consistently set a superlative bar for what it means to be a KIPPster. These KIPPsters excel academically and also make a difference in their communities, their schools, and in the lives of their peers through their exceptional practices of leadership and character. Nominees KIPPster must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (or equivalent) Each school may nominate up to two students.

The KIPP Selection Committee will select winners using the following criteria:

ó       Excellence: as demonstrated by academic achievement and growth as a KIPPster in the classroom and community.

ó       Leadership: as demonstrated through significant involvement as a leader in their respective KIPP School and local community.

ó       Character: as demonstrated through their participation in giving back to their school or community in a manner that affects how others live.

ó       In addition, school leader must speak specifically to KIPPster’s academic and character achievement growth in his/her nomination letter.

KIPP GCP has two past winners of the KIPPster of the Year Scholarship (Johnell Kincaid and Chevon Boone).  This year’s nominees are Ja’Muan Webb and Ashley Evans.  We also want to celebrate all of the students who earned GPAs that made them eligible for the award.  We will find out this summer if either of our nominees earns the scholarship.

Ashley Evans

Shawn Bishop

Tatiana Wynn

Whitney Edmonds

Brandon               Rabb

Charity Barner

Jerrica Barnes

Ja’Muan Webb

Erica Garner

Jaquane Clanton

Brianne                Long

Lorenz  Smith

Demetrious Vaughn

Mary Dickens

We want to extend a tremendous amount of gratitude to everyone who came out to support the KIPP GCP Music Program. The Spring Band Concert was a great success and over $900 was raised for the program.  As our two Senior scholars Travis Shaw and Chris Wilson said on the night of the concert KIPP GCP is committed to music as crucial piece of college preparatory education and every contribution you make helps us ensure music is a requirement and not an elective.

KIPP Pride High will be honoring the senior class with a Baccalaureate on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Roanoke Salem Baptist Church, Garysburg, NC.

Parent Resources and Summer Opportunities

  1. Check out http://www.summerlearning.org from John Hopkins University.

Important Upcoming Dates: Mark your calendar

Saturday School EOG Prep                                                                                             May 16

EOG Test                                                                                                              May 19-22

EOY trips-Students who do not earn trips will be in regular classes.

2016 and 2015                                                                                                  Tuesday May, 26-Friday May 29

2014                                                                                                                      Saturday, May 30-Wednesday, June 3

2013                                                                                                                      June 4-6

We will dismiss at 1 p.m. the last week of school.

8th grade Promotion                                                                                          June 3

Our first commencement                                                                                               June 6

Pride Post #32

May 1, 2009

Welcome back.  We hope the Pride’s break was full of rest and quality family time.  We are only 23 school days away from the start of End of Grade tests and thirty six days away from our first Commencement Ceremony as 100% of the Pride of 2009 graduates and moves onto college. Over break we received more great news from the Seniors as they prepare to make their college decisions before Senior Signing Day on April 30th.

Victoria Bennett received the Dell Scholarship.

Lomar Osbourne was awarded the Legacy Scholarship from Howard University.

Join us in celebrating the Top Third Quarter Benchmark Performances.  These students delivered stellar focus and incredible work habits during a long week of testing prior to spring break.  Overall we are pleased by much of the progress we saw and look forward to seeing even more.  Please talk to your child and his or her teachers about benchmark results and look for areas of growth and areas to focus on in the final weeks of the year.  There are three mandatory Saturday Schools in May to ensure 100% of our students demonstrate incredible growth on the End of Grade tests.

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Pride

Highest Achiever

Greatest Growth

2013

David Barnes  100%

Jerrica Barnes 100%

Demetrious Vaughan 100%

Dakota Mitchell +33%

David Barnes +30%

Jerrica Barnes +29%

2014

Bernadette Duke & Josh Perry 92.9%

Elarnta Darden & Markee Weaver  91.1%-

Garry Hanna & Quaye Hanson 89.3%

Jacob Yeager +36.8points

Montrell Hunter +33.9

Empress Faison +28.6

2015

Caleb Pratt (100%)

Tyshon Alston, Joshua George, Deion Mayo  89.3%

Tarek Deida, Jazmine Lewis, Brittany Medley, Alston Watson, Dakota Woodard 87.5%

Growth from Quarter 1 to Quarter 3

1. Kayla Jackson +48.21%

2. Austin Garner +44.64%

3. Timothy Green, Jr. (+42.86%)

Growth from Quarter 2 to Quarter 3

Dakota Woodard & Caleb Pratt +33.93%

Marvin Gay, Jr., Jerry Royster, & Shalonda Taylor, +32.14%

Jonathan Buffaloe & Tyshawn Benjamin +30.36%

2016

  1. Andrew Clements 91.05%,
  2. Aviana Spruill 91.05%

Ruesheel  Mamedi 89.6%

Joel Hockaday      +26.8%

Tomani Richardson +19.6%

Jazzmyn Patterson, , Jasmine Wilson +17.9%

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Pride

Highest Achiever

Greatest Growth

2013

Whitney Edmonds (74)

Brandon Rabb (71)

Demetrious Vaughan (78)

Amanda Roberts +22%

Saquane Clanton +19%

Demetric Edwards +19%

2014

Elarnta Darden, Josh Perry,  Alexis Whitfield 100%

Markee Weaver, Kerra Stephens, Devon Kee, Andre’a Hopkins, Bernadette Duke,  Samantha Daniel 95.8%

Kiana Ward, Jerrick Riddick, Renee Patterson, Devon McDonald, Rasha Lowe, Montrell Hunter, Garry Hanna, Shannon Boone 91.7%

Affinity Crocker, KCee Moon +33.3 %

Whitney Jackson , Jocelyn Roberston  +29.2%

Montrell Hunter +25%

2015

1Kayla Jackson & Caleb Pratt  91.7%

Troy Everette, Deion Mayo, Alston Watson 87.5%

Kaley Cieslinski, Brittany Medley, Ethan Perry 83.3%

Growth from Quarter 1 to Quarter 3 (Inactive):

Caleb Horn, Madelyn Schultz, & Shalonda Taylor +37.50%

Troy Everette, Chaquita Middleton, JaQuez Moody, Caleb Pratt, & Terry Stallings+33.33%

3.  Jovonte Simmons & Jonathan Buffaloe (+29.17%)

Growth from Quarter 2 to Quarter 3:

Jovonte Simmons +37.50%

Jonathan Jarman  +33.33%

Caleb Pratt, Austin Garner, & Troy Everette  +29.17%

2016

Ruesheel Mamedi  91.7%

McKayla Booker, Andrew Clements, America Hilton, Dorian Lawrence, AustinRabb, Tomani Richardson, Aviana Spruill 87.5%

Javon Butcher, Semaj Cole,  Sierra Lawrence, Kellee Sessoms, Keshaun Davis +33%

Zakiya Futrell +29.2%

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Pride

Highest Achiever

Greatest Growth

2013

Michella Batts 98%

Charity Barner  98%

Madison Murphy +28

Jamaine Bennett and Erica Patterson +27%

2014

Samantha Daniels 97%

Joshua  Perry  95%

Justin Wynn  95%

Elarnta Darden 93%

Deja McBride 28

Marquaize Clements 27

Mike Reed 27

Tamirah Primus 26

2015

Latoria Vick 96.3%

Tarek Deida 94.4%

Joshua George 94.4%

Portia Paulin 94.4%

Most Improved Q2 to Q3

Nygel Duncan 29.3%

Jonathan Buffaloe 25.63%

Troy Everette 21.51%

MOST IMPROVED Q1 to Q3

Jovonte Hardy-Simmons +45.57%

Ethan Perry +31.67%

Jamiah Cruz +30.45%

2016

Avianna Spruill 94%

Celeste Daniel 93%

Margaret Reliford 93%

Jeremy Motley +17%

Kameelah Broady +14%

Tayrah Riley, Antonisha Turner, Daila Mitchell +12%

Pride Post #33

May 1, 2009

We want to send congratulations to William Bell, Johnell Kincaid, Whitney Jenkins. These three sophomores in the Pride of 2011 earned admission to the prestigious North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.

This week the Pride of 2013 will begin acing the North Carolina End of Grade Computer Skills test.  This test will take place over the next two weeks.  Make sure 8th graders get plenty of rest and support—they don’t need luck.

This week the KIPP Pride High Garden Club will be selling Mother’s Day potpourri for sale to benefit the scholarship

Fund.

We will have the first Saturday school of the year this Saturday, May 2.  All students are required to attend Saturday school.

Here is a note from Mr. Wu about the final meet of the track season:  Here are some highlights of the meet and past week:

  • Kentrel Davis who has a deaf cousin started communicating through sign language with some of the students on the other team;
  • In her very first meet, Shalonda Taylor out-threw all of her older teammates in the Discus;
  • Rianne Bowser, who originally had run the 800m, had practiced four mornings during spring break in New Orleans and asked me to run the mile, to which she finished 2nd
  • The women’s team swept the top three spots in both the 400m and 800m, and nearly the 200m as well;
  • Renee Patterson having done the wrong math homework that night and telling Ms Bumgarner even after Ms. Bumgarner had not seen the mistake herself;
  • Watching the middle school then cheer on their KIPP: Pride High teammates two days later at their track meet was just as beautiful as the middle schoolers competing themselves.

Overall: Women 1st place                                   Men: 4th place

1st place finishes:

Women’s 4x200m relay: Toni Hicks, Alainah Taylor, Mercedes Booker, Savina Daniel

Women’s Long Jump: Savina D.

Women’s 100m: Alainah Taylor

Women’s 1600m: Rasha Lowe

Women’s 400m: Jamiah Cruz

Women’s 800m: Savina Daniel

Women’s 200m: Mercedes  B.

2nd place finishes:

Women’s 4x100m relay: Tamaria Broadnax, Destiny Short, Netanya Duncan, Wjuanae McPherson

Men’s 100m: Kentrel Davis

Women’s 1600m: Rianne Bowser

Women’s 400m: Destiny Short

Women’s 800: Netanya Duncan

Women’s 200m: Alainah Taylor

3rd place finishes:

Men’s 4x200m : Kentrel, Hunter, Devon K., Alston W

Men’s 4x100m: Kentrel D., Hunter W, Devon K, Devon

Women’s 4x200m: Tamaria B., Lauren O.,  Khadija P., Erica P

Women’s 4x100m : Toni , Lauren, Khadija P  , Erica P

.Women’s 100m: Toni Hicks

Men’s 1600m: Cameron Yarboro

Men’s 400m: Hunter Wheeler

Women’s 400m: Wjuanae M

Men’s 800m: Devon Kee

Women’s 800m: Samantha  D

4th place finishes:

Women’s 100m: Bernisha Alston

Men’s 1600m: Justin Wynn

Women’s 200m: Jamiah Cruz

5th place finishes:

Men’s Discus: Markee Weaver

Men’s Long Jump: Devon Kee

Men’s 200m: Lamar Lawrence

Important Upcoming Dates: Mark your calendar.

Scholastic Book Fair                                                                          April 24-April 30

Senior Signing Day                                                                           April 30

Saturday School                                                                                                May 2

Meeting for students interested in EF Tours of Europe                          May 6

(more information available from Selia Shofner Phone: (252) 676-0645  Email: slshoffner@yahoo.com)

Saturday School EOG Prep                                                                             May 9 & 16

EOG Test ( 19 days away)                                                                              May 19-22

EOY trips                                                              Students who do not earn trips will be in regular classes.

2016                                                                                                      Tuesday May, 26-Friday May 29

2015                                                                                                      Tuesday May, 26-Friday May 29

2014                                                                                                      Saturday, May 30-Wednesday, June 3

2013                                                                                                                      June 4-6

We will dismiss at 2 p.m. throughout the last week of school.

8th grade Promotion                                                                                          June 3

Our first commencement                                                                                               June 6

From now until the end of the year GCP t-shirts are on sale for half price!!! Buy now.

The Pride Post is now online. Visit the KIPP GCP Pride Post at kippgcppridepost.wordpress.com

Name:                                                                                                                                                   Homework

Monday, April 27, 2009                                                                                                 Pride Post #33

I have read the Pride Post and am aware of news and schedule updates

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Senior Signing Day is April 30, 2009

This is the first event of its kind in KIPP history and is the start of what we believe will become a very special tradition.  The Pride of 2009 will announce their college choices to the entire Pride.  Listed below are the colleges and universities where each senior has been accepted.  Please join us in celebrating all of the hard work from students, families, and teachers that made this list possible.


Demaris Adams

Elizabeth City State University

Tierra Alston-Johnson

Elon University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Wake Forest Univiersity

Victoria Bennett

Clark Atlanta University

East Carolina University

Elon University

High Point University

Howard University

Johnson & Wales University

University of Miami

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Spelman College

Tulane University

Damian Blackwell

Barton College

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Shaw University

Jaquan Bobbitt

Chowan University

University of North Carolina Greensboro

North Carolina Central University

Winston-Salem State University


Chevon Boone

Emory University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

North Carolina State University

Oberlin College

University of Pennsylvania

Rice University

Spelman College

Virginia Union University

University of Virginia

Walia Broadie

Norfolk State University

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem State University

Ciara Caine

Chowan University

East Carolina University

North Carolina Central University

Randolph-Macon University

Jakwame Carey

Bridgewater College

Chowan University

Emory &Henry College

Ferrum College

Marymount University

Randolph College

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia State University


Meagan Cesil

Meredith College

University of North Carolina Greensboro

University of North Carolina Charlotte

Greensboro College

Guildford College

James Cheatham

Barton College

East Carolina University

North Carolina Wesleyan College

St. John’s University-Manhattan Campus

Ashley Copeland

Duke University

East Carolina University

Elon University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Pennsylvania

Rice University

Joshua Edwards

Elizabeth City State University

Elon University

Guilford College

University of North Carolina Greensboro

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Justin Edwards

Barton College

Guilford College

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Wingate University

Chris Escalante

Berklee College of Music

Norfolk State University

North Carolina A&T State University

Shayla Escalante

Johnson &Wales University

Meredith College

North Carolina A&T State University

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Virginia Commonwealth University

Winston-Salem State University

Jasmine Gee

East Carolina University

North Carolina A&T State University

University of North Carolina Greensboro

North Carolina State University

Spelman College

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Katrese Hale

Georgia Tech

Hampton University

University of Miami

University of North Carolina Greensboro

North Carolina State University

University of Pennsylvania

Wake Forest University

Shanequa High

Greensboro College

North Carolina A&T State University

Elizabeth City State University

North Carolina Central University

Lauren Horsely

North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro College

Michael James

Barton College

East Carolina University

Greensboro College

Guilford College

Brittney Jeffries

East Carolina University

North Carolina A&T State University

Teia Jenkins

North Carolina A&T State University

East Carolina University

North Carolina Central University

Christian Johnson

Meredith College

North Carolina A&T State University

Guilford College

Malcolm Jones

North Carolina A&T State University

St. Augustine’s College

Patrick Jones

Hampton University

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Occidental College

Wake Forest University

Arneshia Malone

East Carolina University

Guilford College

University of North Carolina Greensboro

University of North Carolina Asheville

Virginia Union University

Winston-Salem State University


Johnelle Moore

Bennett College

Guildford College

Norfolk State University

University of North Carolina Greensboro

North Carolina A&T State University

Winston-Salem State University

Virginia State University

Everett Neal

Kean University

Norfolk State University

Delaware State University

Timothy Newell

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Hampton University

Johnson C. Smith University

Tuskegee University

Lomar Osbourne

Emory University

Howard University

University of Maryland College Park

Morehouse College

North Carolina A&T State University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina Greensboro

Wake Forest University

North Carolina State University

LaTequa Parker

Fayetteville State University

High Point University

Kimberly Perry

Liberty University

North Carolina Wesleyan College

Randolph Macon College

West Carolina University

Sylvia Powell

Barton College

Greensboro College

North Carolina A&T State University

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem State University

Adryen Proctor

East Carolina University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina Charlotte

Devin Robinson

Barton College

East Carolina University

The University of North Carolina Charlotte

Johnson & Wales University

Johnson C. Smith University

North Carolina A&T State University

Olympia Rooks

Barton College

Guilford College

Travis Shaw

Anna Maria College

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Central University

Shaw University

Shannon Smith

Drexel University

Howard University

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina State University

Spelman College

St. John’s University-Queen’s Campus

Winston-Salem State University

Marco Squire

East Carolina University

High Point University

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Jovan Turner

Clark Atlanta University

Morehouse College

University of North Carolina Charlotte

North Carolina Central University

Shaw University

Monique Turner

Davidson College

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

North Carolina State University

Rice University

Spelman College

Swarthmore College

University of Virginia

Wake Forest University

Erica Waters

Methodist University

Northern Michigan University

Frank Wilkins

North Carolina A&T State University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

North Carolina State University

Chris Wilson

North Carolina Central University

Shaw University

North Carolina A&T State University

Elizabeth City State University

Pride Post #31

April 6, 2009

Thanks to everyone who turned out for Friday’s marvelous honor roll celebration. We couldn’t be prouder of how the entire Pride supported one and other and rejoiced in each other’s accomplishments. Here is the exciting news from our first senior class that we shared to you on Friday:

Victoria Bennett was named a Robertson Scholar. From the Robertson Scholars website: The Robertson Scholars Program provides full tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees for scholars at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. These benefits last for four years. Scholars receive a laptop and have access to three summers of generous funding. Additionally, we support Scholars in studying abroad for up to two semesters during their four years as undergraduates.

We offer Scholars the opportunity to participate in a variety of personal development programs offered throughout the year. The goals of these programs are to increase self-awareness and build practical but fundamental leadership, interpersonal communication and other skills to prepare scholars for leadership roles in society. These opportunities embody the mission of the Robertson Scholars Program and reflect our sincere commitment to the holistic development of our students. Examples of programs include: StartingBloc Social Entrepreneurship Seminar, Center for Creative leadership Seminar, NOLS Wilderness Course (10 days), Conflict Resolution Workshop, LeaderShape Institute. All Scholars take a minimum of five courses at the sister campus. While all students at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill are permitted to take one course per semester at the other institution, Robertson Scholars may take courses at the sister institution without this restriction throughout their four years.

Katrese Hale, Ashley Copeland, and Chevon Boone all earned admission to the University of Pennsylvania. According to US News and World Report the University of Pennsylvania was the sixth best university in the country. Only 17% of applicants were accepted.

Chris Escalante earned admittance to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the alma mater of such prominent musicians as Quincy Jones, Branford Marsalis, and Diana Krall.

Enjoy this exciting news from From KIPP National: Over the past weeks the KIPP/STEP Reading Committee has reviewed and evaluated all 84 applicants (55 Female, 29 Male).  The reading committee has selected 40 students to participate in the 2009 KIPP/STEP Summer Program at Deerfield and we are pleased to announce them to the community: Our two KIPP/STEP Deerfield Finalists are Andre’a Hopkins and Bernadette Duke. These students will participate in a three week summer program in writing and science at one of the nation’s top boarding schools.

Our college bound students with the most options are the students who have taken the most advantage of opportunities inside and outside of school. Students with a broad resume of accomplishments and interests including active summers are receiving acceptances at a higher rate than those who do not. Members of the Pride family have brought the following opportunities to our attention:

ì The Enfield Roanoke Rapids Alumane Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta is sponsoring a speech contest for middle school young men. The speech should be 100-250 words written on the topic “What does perseverance mean to you?” The speech should include a cover sheet with name, grade level, age, address, and phone number. There is a $50 prize for first place at 6-8th grade levels. Speeches need to be submitted by April 15

ì The AMVets Americanism Essay and Poster Contest. The topic is What an American Veteran means to me?” 5th grades can submit a poster with a 50 word or less explanation. 6th, 7th , and 8th graders should submit an essay of 300 words or less. These can be turned into the office by April 15th. Please call Jean Reeves at 252.673.6495 for more information.

ì The Rocky Mount Engineering Camp is still seeking applications. Students from Halifax county can earn a $100 scholarship. Apply now.

ì MARYLAND DAY 2009 is SATURDAY, APRIL 25th. Students who wish to participate in this special day. Applications are DUE TO MR. WU NO LATER THAN 5PM, THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH.


Track season is off to a great start. Please check out these results from our first two meets.


Chaloner Track Meet Results:

Women’s Team: 1st Place

Men’s Team: 4th Place

1st Place Finishes:

Women’s 4x200m Relay: Toni Hicks, Alainah Taylor, Mercedes Booker, Savina Daniel

Women’s 100m: Alainah Taylor

Women’s 200m: Alainah Taylor

2nd Place Finishes:

Women’s 400m: Mercedes Booker

Women’s 800m: Savina Daniel

Women’s Mile: Rasha Lowe

3rd Place Finishes:

Women’s 4x200m Relay: Tamaria Broadnax, Lauren Owens, Khadija Plum, Erica Patterson

Men’s 4x200m Relay: Kentrel Davis, Hunter Wheeler, Devon Kee, Devon McDonald

Women’s s 4x100m Relay: Toni Hicks, Lauren Owens, Khadija Plum, Erica Patterson

Men’s 4x100m Relay: Hunter Wheeler, KCee Moon, Sean Grice, Lamar Lawerence

Women’s Long Jump: Alexis Whitfield

Women’s 200m: Destiny Short

Men’s 400m: Kentrel Davis

4th Place Finishes:

Women’s 400m: Alexis Whitfield

Men’s 800m: Devon Kee

Men’s Mile: Justin Wynn


Conway Track Meet Results

Women’s Team: 1st Place

Men’s Team: 4th Place

1st Place Finishes:

Women’s 4x200m Relay: Toni Hicks, Alainah Taylor, Mercedes Booker, Savina Daniel

Women’s 200m: Alainah Taylor

Women’s 800m: Savina Daniel

Women’s Mile: Rasha Lowe

2nd Place Finishes:

Women’s s 4x100m Relay: Toni Hicks, Khadija Plum, Destiny Short, Tamaria Broadnax

Women’s 100m: Alainah Taylor

Men’s 100m: Kentrel Davis

Men’s Mile: Justin Wynn

3rd Place Finishes:

Women’s 400m: Destiny Short

Men’s 400m: Kentrel Davis

Men’s 800m:  Devon Kee

4th Place Finishes:

Women’s 400m: Tamaria Broadnax

Women’s 800m: Andre’a Hopkin



Important Upcoming Dates: Mark your calendar.

2013, 2014, 2015 Benchmark Tests April 6-9

The 2016 Spring Play April 9 at 7 p.m.

Spring Break April 10-20

Work Day April 20

Students return to school. April 21

Saturday School (Snow Day Make-Up) May 2

Saturday School EOG Prep May 9 & 16

EOG (x days away) May 19-22

EOY trips Students who do no earn trips will be in regular classes.

2016 Tuesday May, 26-Friday May 29

2015 Tuesday May, 26-Friday May 29

2014 Saturday, May 30-Wednesday, June 3

2013 Friday, May 29-Monday, June 1

8th grade Promotion June 3

Our first commencement June 6

KIPP GCP Parent Pride Post #30

March 29, 2009

This is an absolutely jam packed Pride Post. There were so many exciting accomplishments for the Pride last week that this may require extra pages.

From the KIPP Pride High college counseling department: Lots of good news from the past week to share (and it’s been a fantastic morning so far)! As of right now, we have 25 (7%) applications denied, 158 (46%) applications accepted and 160 (47%) applications still unknown.

ó Tierra Alston-Johnson, Ashley Copeland, Josh Edwards and Victoria Bennett were accepted to Elon University, Adryen Proctor, Jasmine Gee, Tierra Alston-Johnson, Josh Edwards and Justin Edwards were accepted to UNC Chapel Hill.

ó Chevon Boone was accepted to the University of Virginia.

ó Monique Turner was accepted to Davidson College.

ó Tierra Alston Johnson was accepted to Wake Forest University.

ó Shalya Escalante was accepted to UNC-Greensboro.

ó Ashley Copeland was accepted to Duke University.

ó Lomar Osbourne and Chevon Boone were accepted to Emory University.

ó Christian Johnson was accepted to Meredith College.

ó Jovan Turner was accepted to Morehouse College.

ó Shannon Smith and Jasmine Gee were accepted to Spelman College.

ó Monique Turner, Chevon Boone and Ashley Copeland were accepted to Rice University (in Houston, TX).

ó Monique Turner received the Teaching Fellows Award!

The fourth annual GCP 5K took place on Saturday. Two hundred twenty seven runners and walkers

braved the mud to complete the race. We raised over $700 for the Senior Scholarship Fund which will be matched by an anonymous donor. While the race winners are listed below we are equally proud of every student, teacher, and family member who pushed themselves to finish. We are also proud of two students (Joshua Perry and Hayes Boone) who displayed tremendous honesty by letting us know that they were awarded ribbons for the wrong age bracket.


Under 12

1 Ethan Perrry Netanya Duncan

2 Guy Cain3 Keshonda Palmer

3 Nygel Duncan Janay Ward

Under 14

1 Hunter Wheeler Tomarra Hawkins

2 Sidney Moody Savina Daniels

3 Jovonte Simmons Shadeshia Haris

Under 18

1 Allen Dickens Kelly Barford

2. Tevin McWilliams D’Kara Davis

3. Evander Wilkins Ciara Caine

Under 30

1 Ryan Hurley Christine Barford

2 Josh Dobell Rebecca Schrueder

3 Pat Wu Anna Harwick


Under 50

1 Caleb Dolan Lana Horn

2 Wayne Horn Stacey Simms

3 Michael Tuck Joanna Sanborn

Senior

1 Bill Rabinowitz Barb Barford

2 Mike Barford Rie Boone

3 Kerry Scott Jean Doddway

Overall

1 Ryan Hurley Christine Barford

2 Josh Dobell Lana Horn

3 Allen Dickens Kelly Barford


Congratulations to the participants and winners of March Mental Math Madness. Ashley Evans claimed her second straight championship with a riveting come from behind win over 2014’s Latwann Jenkins.

The first GCP Pride High Poetry Slam (planned by Mr. Wu and Mr. Dobell) took place last week. Mr. Dobell writes: James Taylor took home the Middle School crown in a hard fought poem-offf. James was joined in the finals by Tarek Deida and Tory Medley. It was very close. Mercedes Booker, Salathial Powell and Aviana Spruill joined them in the semifinals. Taciana Arrington, Tyrik Barner, Justin Barnes, Devon McDonald, Donte Boyd, Sierra Owens, Jessica Towns, Mariah Harris, and Andrew Belgreat all had an impressive opening round and were absolute models of graciousness and slam-sportsmanship after not advancing. The high school finalists were Aida Lopez, LaTequa Parker, and Calvon Jones. Calvon took the prize with his mix of somber and hilarious poems delivered with trademark flair.

Join us in celebrating the third quarter academic achievements. These folks are doing the work now to make sure they earn their place on the college lists above in the future. The Third Quarter Academic Honors Celebration will take place Friday at 12:45 in the cafeteria.

Third Quarter Highest Achievers

2013

2014

2015

2016

Math

Jamaun Webb 100

Shannon Boone 97%

Elarnta Darden 97%

Caleb Pratt 101%

James Taylor 100%

Reading

Brandon Rabb 98

Garry Hanna 99

Tarek Deida 98%

D’nijaral Perry 97%

Melvetta Barber

James Taylor

Science/Music

Whitney Edmonds 93

Mary Dickens

Brandon Rabb

Charity Barner

Sam Daniel and Elarnta Darden (97%)

James Taylor 98%

Writing/

Technology

Jerrica Barnes98

Whitney Edmonds

Tatiana Wynn

Charity Barner

Shawn Bishop

Shannon Boone 96%

Tarek Deida 98%

Aviana Spruill 97%

History

Jamuan Webb 95%

Elarnta Darden 96

Shannon Boone

Malcolm Blowe, Brittany Medley Alston Watson 98%

Celeste Daniel 98%

Third Quarter Most Improved

2013

2014

2015

2016

Math

Delores Hill +12

Sean Grice +17%

Marvin Gay +24

Alex Mahoney +7

Reading

Jon Ward+11

Takel Carter

Montrell Hunter +12

Dre Jones +19

Kyle Pearson +14%

Da’Quan Parker

Science/Music

Dexter Avent +32

Kendra Boone + 22%

Sequan Fleming +13%

Writing/Technology

Sherron Lynch +14

Alloysia Vaughan – +39%

Jonathan Jarman +12

Dorian Lawrence +23

History

Delores Hill +20

Chelsy Shell +17

Austin Garner +21%

Joel Hockaday +18




Principal’s List


5

James Taylor

Aviana Spruill

Jasmine Henderson


6

Tori Vick

Caleb Pratt

Wjuanae McPherson

Brittany Medley

Tarek Deida

Joshua George

Kayla Jackson

Kayela Buffaloe


7

Elarnta Darden

Andre’a Hopkins


8

Mary Dickens

Brandon Rabb


Honor Roll


5

Christian Yarborough

Kenneth Snyder

Destiny Rooks

Tomani Richardson

Margaret Reliford

Kattiesha Plum

Daila Mitchell

Ruesheel Mamedi

David Lane

Zakiya Futrell

Celestial Daniel

Semaj Cole

Andrew Clements

Melodee Cherry

McKayla Booker

Tykiera Benjamin

Andrew Belgreat

Tyrik Barner

Brittany Alston


6

Bernisha Alston

Tyshon Alston

Tyshawn Benjamin

Malcolm Blowe

Kaley Cieslinski

Netanya Duncan

Austin Garner

Bobby Hill

Caleb Horn

Daja Jones

Tavia Jones

Taylor Lee

Jazmine Lewis

Kristen Martin

Deion Mayo

Chaquita Middleton

Shaniqua Middleton

Melodie Sarpong

Aaknekae Underdue

Regina Ward

Alston Watson

Dakota Woodard


7

Justin Wynn

Samanatha Daniel

Rasha Lowe

Shannon Boone

Rianne Bowser

Bernadette Duke

Garry Hanna

Devon McDonald

Kerra Stephens

Chelsea Thompson

Jessica Towns


8

Lorenz Smith

Charity Barner

Jerrica Barnes

Shawn Bishop

Whitney Edmonds

Ashley Evans

Robert Peedin

Samyra Riley

Jamuan Webb


Important Upcoming Dates: Mark your calendar.

Third Quarter Honor Roll/Most Improved Celebration April 3 at 12:45 p.m.

2016 Benchmark Tests March 31-April3

2013, 2014, 2015 Benchmark Tests April 6-9

The 2016 Spring Play April 9 at 7 p.m.

Saturday School (Snow Day Make-Up) May 2

Saturday School EOG Prep May 9 & 16


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