At the Whole Schools Initiative Summer Institute in June 2017, Cook was thrilled to learn that it has been named a Model School for Arts Integration! The Whole Schools Initiative, Mississippi’s first comprehensive statewide arts education program, uses the arts as a vehicle for promoting high-quality instruction and learning for students in all disciplines. This Read More »
Cook’s Track Team competed in the CMSD Future Falcon Track Meet held at the Columbus High track on May 18, 2017. Of the 38 events, Cook had two 4th place finishers, eleven who finished 3rd, eight who came in 2nd place, and SEVENTEEN 1st place winners! Congratulations to Coach Amy Martin and all of our Read More »
Congratulations to Kameron Johnson (Ms. Thomason’s 3rd Grade) and LaRencia Ham (Mrs. Ward’s 1st Grade) for winning 1st Place at the District Reading Fair. Kameron also won 2nd Place in the Regional Reading Fair! We’re very proud of these creative students.
In February, SPIRIT students in grades 2-5 coordinated a school wide supply drive to benefit the Lowndes-County Humane Society.
Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School teachers Nan Bolin (art), Courtney Hall (dance) and Tina Morgan (music) were presenters for a session at the Whole Schools Initiative’s Winter Institute February 3, 2017. Their session, entitled “Performing Place Values,” was designed to show classroom teachers how to use music, movement, and visual arts strategies when Read More »
(Photo By Chris Jenkins) Congratulations to Ms. Courtney Hall, who has been awarded Cook’s Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Hall is the daughter of Joe and Brenda Langford of New Hope. She graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2006 and has been teaching at Cook 2008-present. She is married to Jason Hall, and Read More »
One of Cook’s 2nd graders, Kasey Thomas from Mrs. Gordon’s class, has advanced in Punt, Pass & Kick! She has been invited to the Saints’ Team Competition in New Orleans on Nov. 27th. She will be recognized pregame & halftime during the Saints vs Rams game beginning at 12:00. Way to go, Kasey!
On November 10, 2016 over 800 books were generously donated to the Cook Elementary library by Mitzi Younger, Lee Tortirici, and Dixie Belue who are representatives of the Lowndes County Republican Women. The books were presented in honor of their Vice-President Nancy Johnson. These books were collected in a book drive conducted by the Mississippi Read More »
Albany Mercer COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A Columbus fourth grader gives a special donation straight from the heart and the school district honors her generosity. Albany Mercer collected the most money in Cook Elementary’s fundraiser for the American Heart Association and earned special prizes. But instead of donating the $300.00 in her name, she gave Read More »