SH Mega Party/Carnival Day After all the testing for Sloan-Hendrix students was completed in April, it was time for them to celebrate. On Friday, May 6th, SH students were rewarded with a Mega Party/Carnival Day. The Mega Party consisted of a bouncy house, gigantic slide, blow-up castle, and the always competitive obstacle course. SH has been having the Mega Party for several years as part of the reward incentive for testing. “It has become a day that the students look forward to all year,” stated Becky Foreman, SH Literacy Coach, “to hear the young children say that this is the best day of school, always puts a smile on your face.”

This year SH also included a Carnival Day along with the Mega Party. “Our teachers really emphasize putting forth effort and the importance of attendance during the weeks of testing. We wanted to reward our students for those specific accomplishments. Each day of testing the students would earn one ticket for attendance and one ticket for effort to use to play the carnival games.” The students would rotate from the Mega Party to the Carnival Day activities. The finally, perfect weather and wonderful group of volunteers made Carnival Day a huge success. It consisted of carnival games such as pick-up-ducks, bean bag and washer toss, fishing game, lollipop pull, and football throw along with other activities. Of course, the dunkin’ booth with Coach Nichols and Mr. Ring was exciting when the students would hit the target with the softball and send one of them under the water. Melanie Stephens and Mary Lea McLeod had a very popular face-painting booth. Mrs. Causbie was able to offer cotton candy to the seventh and eighth graders as part of their reward. Thanks to the ladies in the cafeteria, most of the adults believed that the cookie walk had the best prizes. “I don’t think that we could have had so much fun if it wasn’t for all the, now, sun-burned volunteers that helped out that day. Everyone seemed to enjoy the day and after all the hard work that the teachers and students generate during testing, it was a well-deserved reward.”


Coach Nichols sat inside the dunkin’ booth while his daughter, Alyssa, took a turn in sinking him.  Although she was not successful with the softball, she took care of making sure he went under water.  R.J. Chappell gets ready to throw a football through a tire in the football throw game as Devon Comstock and James Newby wait in line for their turn.   Volunteer Justina Lamb assists Emily Woodard and some of her friends as they look for a buried “treasure” in the treasure hunt game.  Volunteer Erin Dail gets her face painted by volunteer Mary Lea McLeod.  The face painting booth was popular among the students and the adults.  Get Ready, Get Set, Go…Macy McCormic and McKenzie Smith get ready to compete in the obstacle course balloon as Chandler Malone waits for his turn.