Archive for May, 2009

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


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