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Vickery featured speaker in Lyceum Ramble series
Lou Vickery will be one of the featured speakers in the upcoming Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation Lyceum Bicentennial Ramble Series. The series is a set of weekend programs for preservation-minded people who want to know more about, and visit, historic preservation projects in Alabama. The Fall Ramble will be held this Friday afternoon and Saturday, September 22 and 23. (For reservations and more information, call Alabama Trust for Historic…
Perdido seventh graders qualify for Duke Talent Search
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. They have served over 2.8 million academically talented students in grades four through 12 since 1980. Seventh graders at Perdido Middle School…
And the winner is … Bounty
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News In every store, big or small, there are numerous brands of paper towels available, each claiming to be the best, the most absorbent or the cheapest. How do we prove or disprove these claims? How do we work out which paper towels are truly great and which are almost entirely useless? We have all seen advertisements where two brands of paper towels are…
Who doesn’t love a classroom pet?
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News The fifth-grade class at Perdido Elementary School has a pet – Sebastian the guinea pig. Each week a different group takes care of feeding and watering Sebastian. They know that to keep him from being scared when they take him out of his cage, one of the group will hold him gently next to their chest, while the others refill his food and water…
Reading is key at Perdido
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Students at Perdido Elementary / Middle School were offered an incentive to encourage reading over the summer months. That incentive was designed to encourage them to read while out of school for the summer, with its purpose being to prevent the “summer reading slide.” All students who kept a reading log and read at least 10 books over the summer were treated to a…