Community Education News

Hi5 Friday at RPES

Tom Tschida high 5s a student as he arrives.


Bus students get high 5s on both sides


Principal John Brantley welcomes a student.
Chamber President Brandy Giger coaxes a shy student.

News Staff Writer

The second Hi5 Friday of the school year was held August 24 at Rachel Patterson Elementary School.
Atmore firefighters, community and government leaders, business people, Chamber board members, and Chamber Ambassadors joined in to welcome students and faculty to school that morning.
The Chamber of Commerce initiative is designed to start the students’ and teachers’ day with positivity and energy.
The next Hi5 Friday is set for September 7 at Huxford Elementary School.
If you’d like to be part of Hi5 Friday, please be at the school between 6:30 a.m. and 6:40 a.m.
For any questions or more details, please feel free to call the Chamber at (251) 368-3305 or e-mail


News photo by Ditto Gorme