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Today's News

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Bobbie Stoess' class

    Crestwood Elementary teacher Bobbie Stoess said she hopes her students have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a happy 2012. 

    Stoess said her favorite holiday tradition is hosting lunch on Christmas Day with all of her family gathered together in the dining room and using her colorful Christmas china.

    Stoess said her students have been very nice this year.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Kelly Eaton's class

    Crestwood Elementary teacher Kelly Eaton said her wish for her first-graders is that they are safe and know love.

    Her favorite holiday tradition is attending Christmas Eve service with family.

    Eaton's students have been nice by helping others.

    "We have had several students out sick, and when these students return, they all help the returning students finish their crafts," she said.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Candy Tackett's class

    Camden Station Elementary teacher Candy Tackett said her wish for her kindergartners is that they know they are each special in their very own way!

    Tackett said her favorite holiday tradition is selecting a Christmas tree with her family.

    During winter break, she plans to "spend lots of time with my precious family!"

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Debbie Teague's class

    La Grange Elementary teacher Debbie Teague said she hopes her first-graders continue the impressive learning taking place in their classroom.

    Her favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies and leaving them for Santa.

    This season, her students have shown a caring attitude, put forth their best effort,  owned their own behavior and  treated others with civility.

    During winter break, Teague said she plans to rest, relax, rejeuvenate.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Erin Wilson's class

    Locust Grove Elementary teacher Erin Wilson said her wish for her kindergartners in 2012 is for them to be the best they can be.

    Her favorite holiday tradition is spending time with family and friends.

    She's sure her students are included on Santa's nice list. Her students have focused on the reason for the season and giving to others in need.

     

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Kristie Perkins' class

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Kristie Perkins said her wish for her fourth-graders in 2012 is to take charge of their own learning and complete a successful year in fourth
    grade.

    Perkins said her favorite holiday traditions include decorating the Christmas tree, listening to Christmas music and visiting Santa.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Amanda Tezel's class

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Amanda Tezel said her wish for her first-graders is that each of them continue sharing, growing, and learning throughout the holidays.

    She is excited about celebrating her son's first Christmas.

    "My favorite holidaytradition is waking up Christmas morning and making a nice, hot cup of hot chocolate," she said.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Marcia Rowe's class

    Centerfield Elementary teacher Macia Rowe said her wish for her students in 2012 is
    that they "will cherish the excitement of learning and achieving."

    Rowe said her favorite holiday tradition is sharing the joy of Jesus with her family.

    She said her students have been very nice, and Santa is sure to notice.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Terri Griffin's class

    La Grange Elementary teacher Terri Griffin said her Christmas wish is that her students know the true reason for the season.

    Her favorite holiday tradition is celebrating Christmas Eve dinner with family.

    Griffin said her students been nice.

    "They know Santa is watching on the Santa Cam!" she said.

    This season, her students have learned to help others.

    "We have made cards for others and discussed how it feels better to give than get," she said.

  • Dear Santa: Letters from Ann Shackleton's class

    Locust Grove Elementary teacher Ann Shackleton said her wish for her first-graders in 2012 is "for each and every one of my students to feel confident in our room and to know they are smart, kind and wonderful!"

    Her favorite holiday tradition involves an ornament.

    "Each year we write our wish for the New Year and place it in our 'wishes' ornament," she said. "It is fun to read our wishes from last year."