The past few weeks at Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School have been eventful to say the least. From wrapping up the Beta Club’s Socktober Sock Drive at the end of October to the Mock Trial competition on November 4 and everything in between, the students have had plenty to occupy their time outside of class.

The Beta Club concluded its collection of new socks for those in need with a total donation of 310 pairs of socks. Ms. Carolyn Gilchrist, one of the Beta Club sponsors, commented, “We were thrilled with the amount of participation in the drive, both within the school and in the community.”

Report Card Pick-up was held on October 26 and October 27. Many parents not only received their children’s report cards but also had in-depth conversations about their children’s state test scores, current academic achievement levels, and goal-setting.

When students returned from their fall break, they celebrated Homecoming by having three “Spirit Days.” The days were Camo Day, Neon Day on which the students attended J-E-T’s first glow-in-the-dark pep rally, and Wacky Tacky Day. When asked what she thought about the pep rally, seventh grader Maniah Gilchrist stated, “I felt like I was at a party. It was a way to get stress off, and we should do it again.” The Homecoming game was played Thursday, November 2, against Ridge Spring-Monetta, and the J-E-T Eagles were victorious with a score of 32-12. Miss J-E-T Homecoming 2017 was Hollis Holmes with Nyteona Merrit as first runner-up, and Miss Football 2017 was Alexis Pixley with Breasia Adams as first runner-up.

The following Saturday the J-E-T Mock Trial Team traveled to Greenville to participate in their first competition of the year. One of the team’s sponsors, seventh grade teacher Jennifer Butler remarked, “Ms. Moseley (the other sponsor) and I are very proud of our team’s performance and the hard work they’ve done this year.”

Photo caption: An exciting Homecoming celebration at J-E-T

Pictured: Above and middle: J-E-T students and cheerleaders embracing Neon Day at glow-in-the-dark pep rally

Bottom from left to right: Breasia Adams, Hollis Holmes, Principal Debbie Courtney, Alexis Pixley, Nyteona Merrit


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