Weyerhaeuser makes significant contributions to education

Education once again captured the bulk of annual donations to area organizations by the Weyerhaeuser Company Found-ation. Weyerhaeuser Company’s Wilcox County-based operations recommended $83,000 in grants in 2005 to help support reading programs, scholarships, Special Olympics, teacher workshops, theater productions and technology upgrades for local and area schools. Grants for other prospects, such as fire department equipment and post-hurricane home […]

Calendar of events

Friday, February 17 In-Service (No School for Students) Saturday, February 25 PTA Parent Workday 9 am –Noon Thursday, March 2 K4 Registration Friday, March 10 Children’s Author Michael Shoulders visit

Accelerated Reading Day held

The second AR Fun Day was held Feb. 25, 2006 and a good time was had by all who participated. Students who met reading goals set by their teachers were rewarded by visiting the “Wild, Wild West.” Activities included: Calf Roping, Horse Shoe Throwing, Relay Race, Panning for Gold, Face Painting and learned the Two-Step.

K-4 registration set for March 2

We are excited to once again offer 4-year-old Kindergarten for our community. Grove Hill Elementary School proposes to implement a warm and nurturing pre-school that will provide curriculum and instruction that facilitates readiness and targets the developmental needs of the young child. More importantly, however our preschool program will foster a learning environment that encourages higher order and critical thinking […]

Record amount raised for Jump Rope for Heart

Fifty-five boys and girls in the third and fourth grade at Grove Hill Elementary School collected money for this year’s Jump Rope For Heart. A total amount of $2,566.45 was raised which is a record amount for our school. This money has been sent to the American Heart Association where it will be used to fight heart disease and stroke. […]

Lots of activities planned for GHES students


February is here and we have many exciting activities taking place in our school. This month holds several important holidays, which lends itself to great learning experiences in the classroom. Teachers are planning activities surrounding Black History Month, Dental Health, President’s Day, and of course Valentine’s Day. Many of these holidays and celebrations give students a historical perspective on great […]

Alabama Blues Project brings musician to GHES

The Alabama Blues Project will be for students of Grove Hill Elementary School on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. This performance is funded by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Grove Hill Elementary School is one of 45 schools in 31 counties benefiting from the council’s statewide Rural School Touring Program. Debbie Bond is a […]

ARP offers technology scholarships to ASCC; apply by March 1

March 1 is the deadline to apply for five technology scholarships to Alabama Southern Community College offered annually by Alabama River Pulp Company, Inc. The scholarships are available for Alabama Southern Community College’s two-year Paper & Chemical Technology (PCT) Program and will be awarded to five qualified students in Monroe, Conecuh, Clarke or Wilcox counties. The PCT Program is a […]

Don’t vent road rage at county deputies

A case of road rage led to the arrest of a man in Jackson last week. According to Corporal Vergil Chapman, he had left Wal-Mart in Jackson and was headed south when he noticed a red vehicle driving up behind him at a high rate of speed. The vehicle went into the left lane and then both Chapman and the […]

Jackson council members worried about city ‘going to the dogs’

During Tuesday’s Jackson City Council meeting, several council members stressed the need by dog owners to observe the city’s leash law. Councilman Robert Marks brought attention to the issue after receiving a number of complaints from citizens in his district, concerning people who allow their dogs to run loose. “Usually by the time I get a call from someone about […]