Buckatunna School News
Fourth Graders Study Phases of Moon

Students in Mrs. Beard's fourth grade science class recently completed their studies on the phases of the moon. Students created models of the phases using chocolate sandwich cookies.


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Buckatunna Students Participate in District Reading Fair

Several Buckatunna students participated in the recent Wayne County District Reading Fair. Our school was very well represented, as many of those participating brought home first, second, and third place ribbons. Congratulations to all of those involved. 


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Fifth Graders Visit Vo-Tech

Fifth grade students recently toured the Wayne County Vo-Tech and were able to see how math really matters in our everyday life. 


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Fifth Graders Complete Area Study with Art Project

Students in Mrs. Gina Mills' fifth grade math class recently completed a study on area by creating art using rectangles.


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Fourth Graders Study the Human Body

Students in Mrs. Beard's 4th grade science class have been learning about the different systems of the human body. The students participated in several activities to gain a more hands-on unerstanding of how the body works. 


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Trunk-or-Treat

On October 30, students in grades K-4 enjoyed dressing up and collecting treats during Buckatunna's annual Trunk-or-Treat. 


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Students of the Month Recognized for August and September

Students of the Month for August and September were recently recognized and rewarded with medals and a pizza party. The students were chosen for demonstrating responsibility in August and respect in September. We are very proud of these students! Click to see a list of the students who received these awards.


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Students Learn about Hunter Safety

The seventh grade class of Buckatunna School enjoyed participating in the Mississippi Hunters' Ed program. This course is offered every year to this age group of students at Buckatunna School in the requirement of state laws in preparing for Youth Hunting Day and their future hunting license. 


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Spelling Bee

Buckatunna School held its annual Spelling Bee on October 23. The winners are pictured below.

 


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Blood Drive

Buckatunna School will hold it's annual blood drive on Tuesday, October 27, from 2:30 - 6:30 pm. Please come out and be a hero!


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WAYNE COUNTY WAR EAGLE BASEBALL
WAYNE COUNTY WAR EAGLE BASEBALL 
 
Jr. High Baseball Tryouts 

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Buckatunna Welcomes Alumni

On Tuesday September 29, 2015, the Buckatunna Buccaneers welcomed back all former athletes, cheerleaders, band members, and other former Buccaneers who wanted to join in the celebration.  The Buccaneer Alumni were honored with a reception and half time recognition. 


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Junior Beta "Paints the School Yellow" for Childhood Cancer Awareness

During the month of September, Buckatunna Junior Beta Club hosted an on-site fundraiser to raise awareness about childhood cancer. The money raised was given to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi. $878.00 was raised for this charity. A special thanks is given to all of the teachers and students at Buckatunna for working so hard. Click to read more.


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WCSD Community night

WCSD Community Night

Monday, August 31, 2015
Location: WCHS Commons
         5:00-7:00
Door prizes will be given and light
refreshments will be served.

Sixth Graders get Interactive in Reading Literature

Students in Mrs. Maggie Kittrell’s 6th grade class worked in pairs to construct the first two activities in their interactive notebooks for reading literature. 


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Back to School Luau

Students at Buckatunna School kicked off this school year with a Back to School Luau on Aug. 3. Students at Buckatunna School kicked off this school year with a Back to School Luau. 


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LBPA Parent Meeting

Wayne County School District is hosting a district wide mandatory information meeting for all third grade students’ parents and/or guardians.  This meeting will explain the requirements of promotion to the next grade level contained in the Literacy Based Promotion Act (LBPA) and what is expected of all third graders to meet these requirements.  Parents will also receive information on the Third Grade Reading Gate Summative Assessment at this meeting.


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Buckatunna to Hold Blood Drive

Buckatunna will hold its annual blood drive on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The blood drive will be held from 2:00 pm - 6:15 pm in the storm shelter. Please help us save lives by taking a little time from your day to donate. You can be a hero, too!


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Picture Day
Photos for 8th grade "Who's Who" will be taken on Friday, March 27, at 1:00 pm.
Photos for class favorites and class officers will be taken on Wednesday, April 1, at 8:30 am. All students involved should dress accordingly. 

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Third Graders Explore the Exploreum

Third grade students visited the Exploreum and IMAX Theater in Mobile, Alabama on March 3rd before Spring Break.


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BES Celebrates "Read Across America "

During the week of March 2-6, Buckatunna Elementary students celebrated "Read Across America".


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Elementary STRETCH Students Visit Gulfport

STRETCH students in 2nd through 4th grade visited Gulfport on a recent field trip.


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Junior HIgh STRETCH Students Enjoy Field Trip

Fifth through eighth grade STRETCH students recently enjoyed a field trip to Hattiesburg. 


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Students Enjoy Valentine's Luncheon with Family

On Wednesday, February 11, students in the fourth grade invited their families to join them for a Valentine's Luncheon. 


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Yearbooks on Sale

Sales for the 2014-2015 Buckatunna Buccaneer yearbook are currently taking place. Students can order a copy of this treasured keepsake for only $35. This full-color yearbook is packed full of memories that your student will cherish. Orders can be returned to your child's teacher or placed online at www.jostens.com. The deadline to order is Friday, May 8. Don't miss your chance!


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2015 Top Three Announced

Congratulations to Buckatunna's top three graduating 8th graders for 2015. We are very proud of these students' accomplishments!


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Back to School

Buckatunna School Parents: The office will re-open on Monday, July 27. Any parent that needs to register a first time student may come by between the hours of 8-3. We will be mailing letters about our Back to School Bash the first of the week. Letters will be mailed to the address that we have on file. If this has changed, please notify the office on Monday.


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Homecoming

Buckatunna's Homecoming will be held Thursday, September 24, 2015. The Homecoming Court will be introduced at 5:30 pm and the game will begin at 6:00. Please come out and support our Buccs!


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Athletic Reunion to be Held

A Buckatunna High School and Middle School Alumni Reunion will be held on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, during our halftime activities. A reception will be held in the storm shelter at 4:30 and the game begins at 5:00. This is for ALL past and present athletes, cheerleaders, dance team members, band members, and coaches. We are excited to be a Buccaneer and would love for you to join us on this day of remembrance. Please call us and let us know you can come and be a part of our special day. 


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Third Grade Hosts Christmas Breakfast

On Monday December 7, 2015  the 3rd grade students at Buckatunna had a Pajama breakfast with their parents.  The students and parents enjoyed breakfast along with hot cocoa, coffee, and other treats.  


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Beta Brings Holiday Cheer

Buckatunna Beta members traveled to Brookwood Villa on December 1 to sing Christmas carols to the residents. 


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Pecan Festival Coloring Contest Winners

Two students from Buckatunna Elementary were selected as winners in the 2015 Pecan Festival Coloring Contest Winners. Congratulations to these students on a job well done!


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Mr. and Miss BJH

Congratulations to our 2015 Mr. and Miss BJH!


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2015 - 2016 Supply List

Click to see this year's class supply list for each grade. 


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2015-2016 District Calendar

2015-2016 District Calendar


First Graders Release Butterflies

Buckatunna's first graders have been studying the life cycle of a butterfly. The students were able to witness butterflies in the various stages of their life cycle. They have watched as five butterflies grew from caterpillars. On May 12, the students took their butterflies outside and released them. 


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See You At the Pole

On Wednesday, September 23, many of Buckatunna's 5-8 grade students participated in "See You at the Pole". 


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Eighth Graders Graph Functions

Mrs. Griggs' 8th grade Pre-Algebra students completed a threading project where they had to graph a  function after studying linear and non-linear functions. 


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Seventh Graders Demonstrate Knowledge in Unique Fashion

Buckatunna 7th Graders have been studying equations and inequalities.  To reinforce these skills, Mrs. Griggs assigned a project where students were to create a December calendar.  


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BJH Dancers Perform at MSU Game

Two Buckatunna Jr. High Dance Team members performed with UDA during halftime at the Mississippi State University football game on September 19. These students represented our school very well, and we are very proud of them!


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IMPORTANT AUGUST 3, 2015 INFORMATION

WCSD Technology PD Day August 3, 2015 (Morning)

There will be 2 Technology training sessions for certified educators held on August 3, 2015.

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Fourth Graders Go Green

Students in Mrs. Beard's 4th grade science class have been learning all about plants. Students completed their studies by dissecting beans to examine the parts of the seed and then planting their own beans. They will continue to observe as their beans sprout and turn into plants.  


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Creepy, Crawly Science

Students in Mrs. Beard's 4th grade science class have been studying insects and metamorphosis. One of the insects the class studied was the mealworm, which is the larva form of the darkling beetle. The lesson turned hands-on as students conducted experiments to test the preferences of live mealworms. Many students put aside their fears as they got to know these tiny creatures better. 


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Proof of Residency

Dear Parents or Guardians,

 Our School District recently had a state audit through the Office of the State Auditor. One of the resulting requirements of this audit is that beginning the 2015-2016 school year all parents or guardians in the Wayne County School District must provide two current proofs of residency at the time of student registration each year regardless of whether or not parents or guardians have lived in the same residence for previous years. Click here for more info


4H Representative Visits 2nd Grade GAT

On Monday September 14, 2015 Mrs. Crocker with the Wayne County 4-H Mississippi State Extension Office visited the Buckatunna 2nd Grade STRETCH class.  


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Kindergartners Attend Field Trip

Mrs. Jaime Crager and Mrs. Lane Havard’s kindergarten classes traveled to Waynesboro on December 3, 2015.


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Science Fair Winners

Buckatunna recently held it's annual science fair. Click to see photos of the winners.


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Firewise Program

Representatives from the Wayne County Extension Office visited with 4th and 5th grade students at Buckatunna. They presented the Firewise Program and taught students about preventing wildfires. 


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Area Schools’ Teacher of the Year Recognized by the WCSD School Board

In a recent meeting of the Wayne County School Board, teachers who were selected as Teacher of the Year from district schools were recognized for their accomplishment.  These teachers were chosen by the faculty and staff of each school to represent them in the selection of the Wayne County School District Teacher of the Year. Each nominee completed an extensive application in which his/her educational history, professional biography, community involvement, and the philosophy of education were detailed.  

 


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Math Team Wins Second Place in District Math Bowl

Congratulations to the Buckatunna Math Team! These students competed in the Wayne County Math Bowl on Tuesday, April 14. The team placed second in the district. We are very proud of their hard work and of their wonderful representation of our school. 


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Fourth Graders Study Plant Reproduction

Mrs. Beard's fourth grade science students have been learning about how plants grow and reproduce. Students planted lima beans to observe the germination process. 


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Beta Students Stay Busy

Students in Buckatunna's Jr. Beta Club have been busy with many activities over the past few weeks.

 


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Third Graders Enjoy Field Trip

Buckatunna’s third graders ventured to the Waynesboro Library on November 5, 2015. Students participated in a simulated theater experience by viewing “Muppets Most Wanted.”  Students ended their field trip with lunch at the park. 


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Pre-Algebra Students Participate in Scavenger Hunt

Mrs. Griggs 8th grade pre-algebra students completed a scavenger hunt to reinforce multiple step equations. The 5th period winners are pictured. 


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Beta Students Attend Convention

Several Buckatunna BETA Club students attended the state BETA convention this year. The trip was a successful one, with each student  participating in a competition of his/her own choice. 


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WCSD School Board Recognizes Parent of the Year

Doll Swindle was recognized at a recent school board meeting for being selected as the Wayne County School District Parent of the Year.  She was nominated by the faculty and staff of Waynesboro Middle School.  Mrs. Swindle was then selected as the WCSD Parent of the Year from a group of parents nominated by district schools.  She was chosen on the basis of her support and contributions to her children’s schools.  Mrs. Swindle is married to Christopher Swindle.  They have 3 daughters, Christian (Waynesboro Middle School), Gracie (Waynesboro Elementary School), and Trinity (Bridgeway Preschool).


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Students Explore Labor Day

Mrs. Gandy's students explored the history of Labor Day and made connections from the historical viewpoints of others about the holiday to a selection in the PH Literature book.


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4-H Representative Visits STRETCH Classes

4-H representative Lanette Crocker recently made her annual visit to the Buckatunna STRETCH program.  


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WCSD Administrator of the Year Honored by the WCSD School Board

Robert (Bubba) Hathorn was recently honored by the WCSD School Board for being selected as the WCSD Administrator of the Year.  Mr. Hathorn is assistant principal at Wayne County High School.  He was selected from a group of nominees based on his educational philosophy, his ability to inspire teachers, and his contributions to the Wayne County community.  According to one of his colleagues, Mr. Hathorn exemplifies the qualities of an exceptional administrator by treating students and teachers with compassion, dignity, and respect.  He also shows a great commitment to making Wayne County High School successful in educating our youth.  

Mr. Hathorn has 27 years of total educational experience with 12 of those being in administration.  He is married to Cassie Hathorn, and they have one daughter, Taylor.


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Wayne County School Board Recognizes the Teacher of the Year

Stephanie Hodo was recently honored at a Wayne County School Board meeting for being selected as Wayne County’s Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Hodo was chosen on the basis of her ability to inspire students, her leadership capabilities, and her contributions to the school and community.  

Mrs. Hodo has taught English II at Wayne County High School for 10 years. She is married to Alan Hodo, and they have two sons, David and Will.   


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Second Graders Celebrate Grandparents' Day with Luncheon

Buckatunna's second graders recently hosted a special luncheon in honor or Grandparents Day.


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Buckatunna Participates in Community Night

Buckatunna participated in the third annual Community Night at WCHS on Aug. 31.  The theme for the 2015-2016 is "Riding the Waves of Success".  


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Students Rewarded

These students in Mrs. Gina Mills' class followed correct group procedures without being told. They were rewarded with a homework pass. Great job guys!


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BJH Cheerleaders Attend Camp

Over the summer the BJH cheerleaders attended UCA camp in Gulf Shores, AL. 


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Dance Team Attends Camp

The Buckatunna Jr. High Dance Team recently attended dance camp with American All-Star, Inc. 


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Buckatunna School
11 Mt. Zion Rd
Bucktunna, MS 39322  

Phone: (601) 648-2501 
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