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              P o o l v i l l e   I S D
Meet The New Faces of Poolville's Principals 
Jennifer Shifflett - Principal
Jamie Dunnam - Principal
Michael Thurman - Principal
What's For Lunch?
F F A Happenings
Poolville FFA will once again be selling monthly floral arrangements beginning in the Spring. 
 Contact Hope Sorrells for details or to order at 817-599-5134.
The 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo kicks off the middle of January.  
Poolville will be represented there by several students. 
 Stories and photos will follow.
January arrangement will be: Gatsby Themed! A little winter wonderland meets the fun roaring '20s. Colors will be white, cream, light pink with accents from the classic The Great Gatsby, and have the classic look with roses, carnations, throw in some fun with eucalyptus and leather leaf greenery. 
There is nothing quite like a pep rally and a big bon fire to raise one's spirits, and that is exactly what happened Thursday, the night before the homecoming games. The rally was well attended and was held on the vacant lot adjacent to the elementary school.
Friday night the activities moved over to the high school gym, where all three high school teams (JV Boys, V Girls and V Boys) played and defeated Chico.  Final scores were (JV Boys) 36-28, (V Girls) 55-14, (V Boys) 62-26.  Apparently the pep rally worked!
While the first quarter in the varsity boys game was close, by the time the second quarter came to a close, Poolville was pulling away.  Here, about midway through the second quarter, Trendan Parish makes easy work of a half court pass, reaching the bucket unopposed for a two point lay-up.
ISD Employee Wall of Honor
L-R: Accepting for Randy Harris (seventeen years of service) is his wife Linda Harris, Barbara Green (twenty years of service), Janice Phillips (twenty-eight years of service), T.J. Phillips (twenty-two years of service). Accepting for Grace Bradley who would have been 109 years old if living, is Lee Bradly (son) and Margaret Bradley-Sears (daughter). Grace gave twenty-seven years of service. Mary Cockburn (twenty-nine years of service), J.N. "Mutt" Cockburn (twenty years of service).
Seven prior Poolville ISD employees were selected to be inducted into the inaugural Wall of Honor this Homecoming. They were recognized after the JV boys' game. A reception in the library followed their awards.
Jimmie Dobbs (previous ISD Superintendent) was presented the Hometown Hero award by the Modern Woodmen of America. Presenting the award was Jennifer Smith and Jeff Kirby.
Homecoming Royalty
Freshmen: Gus Gammil & MayKaylee Ray
Sophomores:  Gabriel Contreas & Danika Eskobedo
Juniors:Tredan Parish & Alyssa Bonaventure
Junior High Prince & Princess
Jacob Back & Hope Hawkins
H o m e c o m i n g   N o m i n e e s
Zaine Mansell & Payton Biggers
Ethan McCain & Savanna Scott
Abram Segura & Madison Megason
H o m e c o m i n g   K i n g  &  Q u e e n
Zaine Mansell & Madison Megason
There has been a special page added for Stock Show events. It is always being updated.
Library Happenings - Poolville Elementary
Texas Bluebonnet Award
Last week, students who had read at least 5 of this year's Bluebonnet book nominees were invited to a voting party. 

Each year, a committee of Texas librarians chooses 20 books geared to grades 3-6 for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. Schools and libraries around the state participate in the program by buying the books and encouraging students to read a minimum of five books from the list. 
Each January, students vote for their favorite title. The author of the book receiving the most votes wins the Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) which is presented at the Texas Bluebonnet Award Luncheon held during the TLA Annual Conference in the spring.  

At the party, the students played a trivia game using titles of the books, enjoyed refreshments and, of course, voted for their favorites. By reading more than five titles, students could earn prizes if they were the top reader in their class.

Their votes will be added to those from other students in schools across Texas. The winner will be named in March.
Text and Photos Provided by Elementary School Librarian Jerry Calcote (Feb.3, 2020
Poolville Elementary and Junior High Library will host a Scholastic Jungle Book Fair with the Grand Opening during Open House the evening of March 5. The fair will then be open Friday, March 6, from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm in the library, located at the north end of the elementary school. The fair will continue Monday, March 9 through Thursday, March 12 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day.
The book fair website is now set up with more details:
On the web site are links to flyers so you can make selections at home before you attend. If you can't come to the fair, an online shopping link will go live at the end of February on the book fair home page listed above and online orders will be automatically shipped to your home.

A new feature this year to help parents is EWallet, a digital pay option they can set up for their student so they don't have to send cash to school. Directions and instructions are available through a link at the bottom of the book fair home page listed above beginning February 20. 

All proceeds go to our school and purchasing more books for the library and classrooms.

Poolville Elementary's Poolside Readers will travel to Mineral Wells Wednesday, March 4, to compete with other teams in the annual Battle of the Books. 

The teams have all been tasked with reading the same set of 14 books and will compete in a trivia contest covering the content of the books, earning points for every correct title answer.
Poolside Readers Travel to Mineral Wells
This team has been working toward the event since November when the selection process started with a qualifying quiz. Every week during after school practice, they work on the rules and team strategies, discuss the books and practice with questions written for each book by their team coach, Poolville ISD librarian Jeri Calcote.
Pictured are 4th grader Auron Jones (center); 4th grader Ali Tovar (top left); 5th grader Claire Gasso (top center); and 5th grader Mallory Sies (top right). Not pictured is Haylinn Charles.