It’s been another great week here at Cherokee ISD. We are so thankful to be in school face to face, and we know that so much of that success has been because of the dedication of our students, staff, and community to be diligent about cleanliness and mask wearing. Thank you to everyone that is contributing to our efforts to prevent the spread of Covid.
Last week our junior high basketball teams played Lometa where the girls won with a score of 21-10. The boys were also victorious with a score of 35-26. On Tuesday, our varsity teams played here at home versus Richland Springs. The girls lost with a score of 45-14, and the boys won, decidedly, with a score of 60-21. On Friday the varsity teams played Lometa. The girls lost in an extremely close match with a final score of 38-37. The boys won with a score of 63-47. The girls are currently tied for third in district with 2 district games remaining. Top 3 teams will qualify for the playoffs. The boys are undefeated with 4 games remaining.
Our UIL results are in for both junior high and elementary. We participated in a virtual meet which was new and interesting, but overall went smoothly. A huge thank you goes to our UIL coordinator, Susan Shannon, as well as all the staff that helped make this day a success. I will list elementary results this week, and junior high results next week, so stay tuned!
In 2nd grade Creative Writing, Kyson Shanklin placed 2nd, Braylon Barnard placed 4th, and Sara Barker placed 6th. In 2nd grade Storytelling, Caden White placed 3rd and Mandi Fry placed 4th.
In 3rd grade Spelling, Holdin Boswell placed 2nd and Isabella Rocha tied for 5th. In 3rd grade Ready Writing, Holdin Boswell placed 3rd and Isabella Rocha placed 5th. In 3rd grade Oral Reading, Holdin Boswell placed 1st. In 4th grade Spelling, Ella Owen placed 2nd, August Alonso placed 4th, Reese Miller placed 5th, and the team placed 1st.
In 4th grade Chess Puzzle, Marley Huron placed 3rd, and Christopher Oakman placed team. The team placed 2nd. In 4th grade Ready Writing, Marley Huron placed 4th, Ella Owen placed 5th, and Alasdair Lambeth placed 6th. In 4th grade Number Sense, Emily Penney placed 3rd, Marley Huron placed 4th, Reese Miller placed 5th, and Maysa Barnard placed 6th. The team placed 1st. In 4th grade Oral Reading, Emily Penney placed 2nd, Ella Owen placed 3rd, and Maysa Barnard placed 4th.
In 5th grade Spelling, Ella Graves placed 2nd, Taylor Randolph placed 4th, Preslee Duggan placed 5th, Preston Hanley placed 6th, and the team placed 1st. In 5th grade Chess Puzzle, Preston Hanley placed 3rd. In 5th grade Ready Writing, Uriah Valdez placed 3rd, Preslee Duggan placed 4th, Taylor Randolph placed 5th, and Ella Graves placed 6th. In 5th grade Social Studies, Taylor Randolph placed 1st, Preston Hanley placed 2nd, another team member placed 5th, and the team placed 1st. In 5th grade Listening Skills, Taylor Randolph placed 2nd, Bode Barker placed 3rd, Preslee Duggan placed 4th, Uriah Valdez placed 5th, and the team placed 1st. In 5th grade Maps, Graphs, and Charts, Preston Hanley placed 3rd, Jaxon White placed 4th, Uriah Valdez placed 5th, and Ella Graves placed 6th. The team placed 1st. In 5th grade Number Sense, Jaxon White placed 3rd, Preston Hanley placed 5th, Ella Graves placed 6th, and the team placed 2nd. In 5th grade Oral Reading, Ella Graves placed 1st, Taylor Randolph placed 4th, and Preston Hanley placed 6th. In 5th grade Dictionary Skills, Uriah Valdez placed 1st, Taylor Randolph placed 2nd, Preston Hanley placed 3rd, and the team placed 1st.
Cherokee Elementary placed 2nd overall. We are so proud of these students, especially given the limited time they had for practicing these events, on top of the other challenges we have all faced this year. Good job, little Indians!