VERONA – Verona Elementary school staff organized two field trips to inspire the school’s third and fourth graders.
On May 2, the students visited Justice Court Judge Rickey Thompson, and he administered an oath to them to do their best on the Mississippi Curriculum Test, second edition, which will be administered this week.
“He also talked to them about making good choices,” said Principal Temeka Shannon.
On the evening of May 3, Verona teacher Margaret Parker coordinated a tour of homes and a trip to the Tupelo Country Club for fourth graders. At the country club, the students were treated to a formal dinner, which was paid for by a Lee County couple who wished to support the school. The excursion aimed to encourage the students to do well on the tests and to show them what is possible if they work hard work in school, go to college and develop a career.
“My goal in all of this is to give them options and expose them to different qualities of life,” Shannon said.
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