Congratulations to Mrs. Patti Bartley, one of our 1st grade teachers, who was named Cook’s Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Bartley is the daughter of Duke and Judy Fondren of New Hope. She graduated from Mississippi University for Women in 2003 and has been teaching at Cook 2003-present. She is married to Bobby Bartley, and Read More »
Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart Fundraiser for the American Heart Association In February, Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School’s students participated in Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart to raise money for the American Heart Association. This year’s campaign was dedicated to the memory of Allyson Rutherford, one of Cook’s 2nd grade teachers who unexpectedly passed away due Read More »
On December 17th, our students enjoyed the first YPAS program of the season, “The Adventure of Momotaro.” We were excited that our friend Chieko Iwata, Japan Outreach Coordinator from Mississippi State University, also attended.
Tuesday, Dec. 17th 5:30-7:30 Lots of fun activities for the whole family!
Allyson Leigh Rutherford, 30, of Columbus, MS passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS. Ms. Rutherford was born December 8, 1984, to Lawrence Denson “Denny” and Elsie Dawson Rutherford in Kosciusko, MS. She was a member of Life Church, Columbus, MS, Columbus Choral Society, and Kappa Delta Epsilon Read More »
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Coach Martin recently had the 2nd – 5th grade Punt, Pass & Kick competition. Congratulations to our winners! All 1st place winners will be traveling to Tupelo on October 25th for the next phase of the competition – good luck to them! Girls 6-7 yr old group 1st Makenzie Bailey – 2Gordon 2nd Tamber Lavender Read More »
Chieko Iwata, Japan Outreach Coordinator from Mississippi State, visited Cook’s 1st and 3rd graders on October 14th. This is Ms. Chieko’s second year to visit our school and we are so happy that she wanted to return. During the first visit, Ms. Chieko talked to the students about life in Japan. Among other interesting facts, Read More »
We were thrilled to have Mrs. Linda Ashton, who plays the lever harp, perform at Cook. Mrs. Ashton lives in Oklahoma and was in town visiting her grandchildren, who are two of Cook’s students, during the week of October 5, 2015. She brought her harps and played them for Mrs. Gordon’s 2nd grade and Mrs. Read More »
On Friday, September 25, Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School’s students attended a performance by Andy Offutt Irwin. Andy is a native of Covington, GA, and is the recipient of the 2013 National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award. He is a storyteller, humorist, singer, songwriter, musician, whistler and a walking menagerie of sound effects Read More »