Meet Daleville's WES sixth grade teachers

  • 19 September 2019
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Meet Daleville's WES sixth grade teachers
The Windham Elementary School Sixth Grade teachers for the 2019-20 school year from left, are Ashley Davis, Olivia Laaker, Tracey Odom, Jacquelin Hines and Cassidy Mulcahy. WES is a Pre-K through sixth grade “Leader In Me” school, using the comprehensive-school improvement model that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in life. Davis is a Troy-Dothan education major who will graduate in December. Mulcahy and Laaker are first year teachers. Odom has been employed with DCS for six years and Hines for 12. “They never leave our hearts,” Odom said about WES sixth grade students. The other teachers agree.

New Daleville City Schools superintendent sets goals for system

New Daleville City Schools superintendent sets goals for system
New Superintendent Dr. Lisa Stamps hopes to bring more advanced and dual-enrollment classes to the high school, promote teamwork throughout the system and encourage community support and school pride.

Two businesses celebrate with chamber

Two businesses celebrate with chamber
Pictured, back row, from left, are Elise Laska, with 4 Framing Out Loud; Police Chief Allen Medley; Cesar Ramirez, with Millie’s Place; Chamber Executive Director Kecia Ham; and Mayor Jayme Stayton. Pictured, middle row, from left, are Amanda Russell and Brenda Hamilton, with Millie’s Place; Miss Daleville Georgia Oliver and Junior Miss Daleville Kaitlyn Boise. Pictured, front row, from left, are Tiffany Hendrix, with Millie’s Place; Future Little Miss Daleville Jayden Flowers; Millie’s Place owner Theresa Ramirez; 4 Framing Out Loud Owner Sherry Piezon; Petite Little Miss Amariah Key; and Chamber member and Daleville Assembly of God Pastor Bill Mansfield.

Safety a priority for DCS

Safety a priority for DCS

Sean Bryant is the new School Resource Officer for  Daleville City Schools.

Warhawks fly at summer space camp

For some students, summer time was spent at the pool. For three Daleville High School students, summer time meant learning about science and more at space camp.

Austin Horne, Alex Peters and Leah Steward attended the Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama (SALSA) at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville May 26-31.

According to a press release from the center, the weeklong camp “promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.”

The students had the opportunity to train with a team to fly a simulated space mission to the International Space Station (ISS), Mars or the Moon and participate in an extra-vehicular activity (EVA) and other experiments.

“Space Camp operates year-round in Huntsville and uses astronaut training techniques to engage trainees in real-world applications of STEM subjects,” the release states. “Students sleep in quarters designed to resemble the ISS and train in simulators like those used by NASA.”

Student astronauts had early mornings and busy days participating in learning activities.

“We'd start the day early at 6:30 a.m. and have breakfast, then do a couple of learning activities and go to lunch around noon,” Steward said. “After lunch, we would go to the simulators. We'd have dinner around 5 p.m. and do a couple of learning exercises and group activities, and then we would head back to the habitats (dorms) around 8 p.m. and be in bed by 9:30 p.m.” 

Horne said each day was different, even if the schedule seemed to follow the same pattern.

“We didn’t really know what we would do during the day until it came,” he said. “We were always wondering what would be next.” 

Of course, each of the students had their favorite activity from the week. For Peters, a fun park ride was her favorite experience at camp.

“My favorite activity was the Moon Shot, which is a thrill ride at the rocket park where you shoot up in the air and then you come back down slowly, similar to the Dr. Doom ride at Universal Studios Florida,” she said. “It was my favorite because it was extremely fast and I enjoyed watching the reactions of the other people on the ride with me.”

Steward said she enjoyed connecting with her assigned group during camp.

“My favorite activity to do at space camp was the group activities,” she said. “It brought my team a lot closer together, and it was a lot more fun having others with me.”

Horne said he had a hard time choosing a favorite activi

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