Archive for Sudduth Elementary

SHS Cheerleaders host Mini Cheer Camp September 9

Have you got Jacket spirit? Come show it with the SHS  Cheerleaders for Cheer Mini Camp!

Cheer Mini Camp —Grades K-6th

WHEN: September 9

TIME: 9 am until 12 pm; Sign-in begins at 8:30 am; Camp begins promptly at 9 am

WHERE: Starkville High School Gymnasium

COST: $30

WHAT: Great opportunity for an introduction to  cheerleading!


               Learn a chant, cheer, and dance.

               Meet the SHS cheerleaders and Buzz

               Be provided bottled water, snacks, and popsicles.

               Receive a Cheer Camp t-shirt & free tickets to high school football game on September 15

               Perform for family and friends at halftime of SHS football game on September 15

               Be taught by current SHS Cheerleaders and supervised by  current program coaches and parents.

 To REGISTER: Please complete and return the registration form to your child’s school office by September 1 with a payment of $30 per  participant. Make checks payable to SHS Cheer Boosters.

Please wear athletic shoes and clothing. Hair must be  pulled back and off the shoulders. For safety purposes no jewelry or gum is permitted. NO refunds  will be given or late registration accepted. If you have any questions, please feel free to  contact Hope Dumas at

For more information or to download a flyer, click on the link below. 

SHS Cheerleading Mini Camp 2017



Sudduth Family Picnic & General PTO Meeting

SOCSD and Sudduth PTO invite you to join us for the Sudduth Family Picnic & General PTO Meeting on Tuesday, May 2, from 5:30 until 7 pm!

PTO will provide the main dish, drinks, and paper products for the picnic, but we need YOU to help us by bringing your family’s favorite side dish! RSVP for your family and sign-up for a dish at the link below. Also, please help us reach out to incoming kindergarten parents as we welcome them to Sudduth.  

Plus, get an update on Sudduth’s Start the Day with Play initiative and how you can support efforts to build a permanent fence around the playground area.  Also, hear from our incoming Superintendent Dr. Eddie Peasant, enjoy special performances by our Sudduth students and the SHS Jazz Band, and admire our amazing art gallery.   

We’re super excited about celebrating a wonderful year with the Sudduth PTO and our amazing Sudduth family, and we look forward to seeing you on May 2.

Reading 2 Succeed Summer Program; Free books for students

Encourage your child to read to succeed!

Reading 2 Succeed, a grant supported project of Family Centered Programs and Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, will host a summer reading program during June and July.

There are two age groups, including k-3rd grades and 4-6th grades, with a maximum of 12 children per group. The program is completely free and the children who participate will be able to keep all of the books that are read and discussed during the summer.

The weekly meetings will be held at the J.L. King center on Tuesdays from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Please email Dr. Brandi Burton at or stop by and sign up at the King Center if you would like for your child to participate.


Sudduth Elementary School has opened its playground before school each morning to provide students with another opportunity to experience outdoor play.

Sudduth Elementary PTO has installed a temporary fence around the playground but they are currently raising funds for a permanent fence that will provide an even safer, more secure environment for our students to play. If you or your business would like to contribute, please email

Buzzys Art Award Winners Announced

The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District PTO celebrates the artistic talents of our students with its annual Buzzys Art Awards.  PTO honored dozens of outstanding student artists who produced award-winning original works in drawing, painting, photography and writing during an awards program and reception for the students and their families on Monday.  The inspiring works from our students  reflected the theme of partnership as the District partners with Mississippi State University and prepares to break ground on a new 6th & 7th grade school.

You can view the album of artwork at

Congratulations to all of our student artists and special thanks to PTO for supporting and promoting arts in education!

Best in Show – Sudduth Elementary

Thomas Brodie Simmonds, Drawing and Painting

Kathryn Gartman, Photography

Saindhavi Shankar, Creative Writing

Best in Show – Henderson Ward Stewart

Nicholas Leightley, Drawing and Painting

Vance Smith, Photography

Maximo Reyna, Creative Writing

Best in Show – West Elementary

Jameria Carter, Drawing/Painting

Rakyla Brown, Photography

Best in Show – Overstreet

Kayleigh Edelblute, Drawing/Painting

Megan Wallace, Photography

Lyndy Peterson, Creative Writing

Best in Show – Armstrong Middle School

Mandy Sun, Drawing/Painting

Leander Stelios-Wills, Photography

Fiona Dawe, Creative Writing

Best in Show – Starkville High School

Marika Dunne, Drawing/Painting


1st                          Drawing/Painting             Sandhavi Shankar

2nd                        Drawing/Painting             Alena Belvin

3rd                         Drawing/Painting             Jasmine Dozier

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Andrew Wordlaw

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Tyson Garner

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Will Shapley

HM                         Drawing/Painting              Hadley Thomas

1st                            Photography                       Kathryn Gartman

1st                            Creative Writing                 Sandhavi Shankar

1st Grade

1st                          Drawing/Painting             Ellington Connerley

2nd                        Drawing/Painting             Keller Netadj

3rd                         Drawing/Painting             Cameron Long McMillen

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Liam Leightley

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Grey Mulrooney

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Ella Staton

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Coy Conner

1st                          Photography                       Liam Leightley

1st                          Creative Writing                 Makayla Carter

2nd Grade

1st                          Drawing/Painting             Katie Chung

2nd                        Drawing/Painting             Sabrina Baidas

3rd                         Drawing/Painting             Claire Kight

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Aubree Burchfield

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Ward Mulrooney

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Alira Peng  

HM                         Drawing/Painting            J.D. Franks

HM                         Drawing/Painting            Meredith

1st                          Photography                    Rakyla Brown

2nd                         Photography                    Margot Hoffman

1st                          Creative Writing             Marion Ivy

3rd Grade       

1st                          Drawing/Painting             Anna Wyatt Ford

2nd                        Drawing/Painting             Dorrie Wu

3rd                         Drawing/Painting             Catherine Shapley

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Morgan Eddie

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Avery Garner

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Sachi Clay

1st                          Photography      Rose Dodds

2nd                        Photography      Jasmin Felguerez

3rd                         Photography      Addyson Vickers

HM                         Photography      Kylee Tomlison

1st                          Creative Writing            Maximo Reyna

2nd                        Creative Writing            Rose Dodds

4th Grade

1st                          Drawing/Painting             Kaleigh Nicks

2nd                        Drawing/Painting             Isabelle Nabors

3rd                         Drawing/Painting             Jonah Evan

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Natalie Merrill

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Francie Taggert

HM                         Drawing/Painting              Rebecca Jolly

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Avery Stewart

1st                          Photography      Katie Bateman

2nd                        Photography      Camille Morgan

3rd                         Photography      Elizabeth McCool

HM                         Photography      Nickolas Leightley

1st                          Creative Writing              Carissa Palmer

5th Grade

1st                          Drawing/Painting             Vivian Peng

2nd                        Drawing/Painting             Karsyn Nixon

3rd                         Drawing/Painting             Madison Smith

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Jacob Neal

HM                         Drawing/painting             Jameria Carter

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Madeline Brain

HM                         Drawing/painting             Olivia Bonnette  

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Phelps Dumas

1st                          Photography      Giles Jones

2nd                        Photography      Karsyn Nixon

1st                          Creative Writing            Lyndy Peterson

2nd                        Creative Writing            Sebastian Harvey

3rd                         Creative Writing            Tessa Luke

HM                         Creative Writing            Jontavious Rogers

HM                          Creative Writing             Lila Couterman

6th Grade

1st                          Drawing/Painting             Mina Clay

2nd                        Drawing/Painting             Harper Ford

3rd                         Drawing/Painting             Jamiya Sharp

HM                         Drawing/Painting            Clinton Neely

1st                          Photography      Julia McPherson

2nd                        Photography      Brianna Monfort

1st                          Creative Writing                Ian Robertson

2nd                          Creative Writing               Lia Jones

7th Grade

1st                          Drawing/Painting             Colin Kennedy

2nd                        Drawing/Painting             Camryn Nichols  

1st                          Photography      Kenny Dean Smith

2nd                        Photography      Cooper Snell

3rd                         Photography      Colin Kennedy

1st                         Creative Writing          Lyem Nighthou  

8th Grade

1st                          Drawing/Painting             Alondra Rayna

2nd                        Drawing/Painting             Zoriah Kennard

3rd                         Drawing/Painting             Blake Smith

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Kyler Reeves

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Kate Dickerson

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Drew Walters  

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Alida Perez

HM                         Drawing/Painting             Nicholas Bryant  

1st                          Photography      Fiona Dawe

2nd                        Photography      Avery Johnson

3rd                         Photography      Ryan Leach

HM                         Photography      Shannon Dewberry

HM                         Photography      Brianne Locke

HM                         Photography      William Norris

HM                         Photography      Luke Panell

HM                         Photography       Tate Honea

1st                          Creative Writing            Fiona Dawe

2nd                        Creative Writing            Sam Schmulsky

3rd                         Creative Writing            Bobbi Calmes

HM                         Creative Writing             Noah Brown

HM                        Creative Writing              Karlie Brooks

Sudduth Students Eat Their Way to Good Health

With visions of rainbows in their heads, some students at Sudduth Elementary School learned to paint and eat a delicious and nutritious snack. 

The Mississippi University for Women Culinary Arts Institute introduced students to fresh fruits and vegetables that feature the colors of a rainbow during a food tasting demo at their school.  The students created a rainbow on a stick, which is actually a fruit kebob, and used a pastry brush, to paint the fruit with vanilla yogurt and then rolled their special treat in granola.  The students also stirred together a secret spice mix to enjoy with fresh vegetables. 

The special demonstration offered to students at Sudduth Elementary School is funded through a grant from MUW’s Project CHEW and Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Passport to Wellness program. 

Get the full story on this tasting opportunity that teaches children about the importance of cooking and eating healthy at .

Buzzys Art Awards Entry Deadline Extended to February 10


The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District PTO has extended the deadline for entries in the annual Buzzys Art Awards to February 10. 

The Buzzys art contest celebrates the artistic talents of our students for their original works in drawing, painting, photography and writing.  

This year PTO is embracing the theme  “Partnership” in recognition of the District’s groundbreaking year  that promises to build upon existing partnerships, including construction of a new 6th and 7th grade school on the campus of Mississippi State University, and expand learning opportunities for all of our students.    

For the 2017 Buzzys Art Awards, students are asked to creatively interpret the theme in their entries.  Students may choose to demonstrate the theme in abstract or more figurative ways.  

Get the details about how to enter in the link below:


Welcome to Kindergarten! Save the dates for Open House, Kid’s Fair and more

Sudduth and West Elementary Schools are ready to welcome you and your child to kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year. 

Join us for Open House, Kid’s Fair and/or a tour to learn more about our schools.  You can meet our teachers, visit our classrooms, explore our curriculum, and see our technology.  We know you will love our small class sizes, teacher assistants in every classroom, free-play opportunities, wide-open green spaces and playground areas, unique field trip experiences, art and music classes, and engaging, innovative lessons. 

Welcome to Kindergarten Open House
Sudduth Elementary School
February 23 @ 5 pm

West Elementary School
March 2 @ 5:30 pm

Kid’s Fair
February 25
10 am – 12 pm
Don’t miss the Yellow Jacket family photo booth!




Start the New Year Practicing Seven Healthy Habits at Home; Download the Parent Guide

The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District continues to embrace “The Leader in Me” philosophy to help our students discover their individual greatness as student leaders.

Our hope is that families will look for opportunities to engage their child and ask questions about what he/she is learning through The Leader in Me program at school.  You can find a complete list of the seven healthy habits plus ideas to use at home to involve the whole family in the parents section at

You can also download the parent guide here:  LeaderinMeParentGuide

Buzzys Art Awards Promotes Arts in Education


Our student artists are buzz worthy!  The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District PTO celebrates the artistic talents of our students for their original works in drawing, painting, photography and writing with its annual Buzzys Art Awards.  

This year PTO is embracing the theme  “Partnership” in recognition of the District’s groundbreaking year  that promises to build upon existing partnerships, including construction of a new 6th and 7th grade school on the campus of Mississippi State University, and expand learning opportunities for all of our students.    

For the 2017 Buzzys Art Awards, students are asked to creatively interpret the theme in their entries.  Students may choose to demonstrate the theme in abstract or more figurative ways.  

The deadline for submissions is February 3.  Get the details about how to enter in the link below:


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