ECMS students make ‘ecosystems’
Ms. Hybart’s fifth-grade class at Escambia County Middle School participated in a shoebox ecosystem project. The purpose of the assignment was for students to demonstrate an understanding of ecosystems to enable them to identify the plants, animals, soil, habitats and relationships that exist in ecosystems with an emphasis on conservation and preservation of the ecosystems. Students selected and chose appropriate animals, plants, and soils to construct a three-dimensional model of…
Local YMCA awarded energy efficiency, soccer grants
Atmore Area YMCA received a double dose of donations last week. One will be used to help make the Y’s gym more energy efficient; the other will provide funds for the local organization’s most successful program. The bigger infusion of badly needed financial support came in the form of a $10,000 Efficiency Forward grant from Alabama Business Charitable Trust (ABCT), which was founded in 1992 by Alabama Power. “This is…
Johnny Appleseed comes to Perdido
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Pre-k and kindergarten students at Perdido Elementary School are enjoying learning about the American folk hero, John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman. They have learned that he got his nickname from the fact that he planted apple trees throughout the Midwest of America. Of course, the idea that he wandered around barefoot with a cooking pot on his head for most of his adult life intrigues all…
Good-bye, Summer, and hello, Fall
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News       It’s fall! The days are shorter and the nights are cooler. The leaves are turning yellow, red, and orange, giving a colorful salute to summer. First graders in Miss Jesse Reed’s class are welcoming autumn into their classroom and celebrating the changing foliage with a variety of fall-themed activities and lessons. Students are building literacy skills as they follow Fletcher (the fox) in…
Yard of the month
The Pride of Atmore board selected the Langford home on Jack Springs Road as the October Yard of the Month. Shown at the presentation Monday, October 2, are, from left, front, Nina Langford, David Langford, the Rev. C.L. Langford, Leslie Henderson; back, Jimmy Langford, Foster Kizer, Myrna Monroe, Sandy Helton, Herb Hackman and Bub Gideons.