Families

Christopher Steven Thompson - RIP

Christopher Steven Thompson - RIP

Christopher Steven Thompson will be immensely missed by family and friends.

This is a tragic event that should never have happened. The warning signs where
there for the teen that ran into Chris killing him, but it seems no one was
listening or did anything to prevent this from happening.

Parents Have Digital Access to Teachers

Parents Have Digital Access to Teachers

Parents Have Digital Access to Teachers

The first 9 weeks report cards have been distributed. Parents need to know
where to go for information to help their child or children if they are not
meeting with academic success. 

Reverend Richard Lee Wilson, Sr. 1926 - 2011

Reverend Richard Lee Wilson, Sr. 1926 - 2011

Reverend Richard Lee Wilson, Sr. 1926 - 2011
A Voice Not Silenced
by William Jackson and Cheryl Williams

Even though Reverend Wilson has passed, death
still does not have the victory.
Reverend Richard Lee Wilson, Sr, still lives in the
hearts and minds he has touched with his biblical
and spiritual teachings.

This icon of Pastoral stature was recently honored
for his self sacrifice and service not only to West
Friendship Baptist Church, but to the service of
Jacksonville, Florida and more importantly
the service to the Lord.

The passing of Reverend Wilson is a physical
passing, but his spirit, his soul; the true essence
of this powerful teacher of life and bible will live
on through his words to each of us.

Whether in the pulpit, the choir, or in private
conversations his words had power and meaning.
They will endure in each of us that had the honor
and privilege to have Reverend Wilson in our lives.

Ms. Henson and the Pumpkins

Ms. Henson and the Pumpkins

Ms. Henson and the Pumpkins

Is it a fruit or a vegetable was stated several times by the kindergarten class of Ms. Henson at
Andrew Robinson Elementary School.

Cross curricular integration of subject matter ranging from science, nutrition, and literacy
made for a day of fun and discovery.

Ms. Henson, a veteran kindergarten teacher had students, parents and volunteers involved
in the art and intricacies of pumpkin art work.  The smiles, laughter and giggles mainly from
the parents in attendance showed that there is still a little kid in all of us even as parents.

The students had a chance to get their hands gooey from digging out the “innards of pumpkin
guts” as the students called it when the adults cut open the tops of pumpkins so they could be
cleaned out of seeds and gooey stuff then artistic designs could be made.

The literacy (reading and comprehension) element began weeks before as the students took

Sexting and Bullying One In The Same

Sexting and Bullying One In The Same

Sexting and Bullying One In The Same

Expanding bullying into the area of Sexting has brought this debatable crime more
into the light of law enforcement and cyber investigation. The reality is that one in
five tweens/teens/young adults maybe risking prison because of sending and
receiving child pornography. This includes risking a life of prison because of
distributing nude or semi nude pictures of themselves.

Cell/Smart phone technology has contributed to the ability to transmit pictures and
video that normally would not be accessible. Youth have learned the empowerment
of technology, but applying it in inappropriate means because of immaturity, sexual
activity and peer pressure.

Parents need to understand that youth with cell phones are not restricted from sending,
receiving or further distribution of nude or seminude pictures. If a youth willingly or