Friday, December 12, 2014


Don't forget your HOBY Leadership Program essay is due Tuesday, December 15th. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Class Officers/Favorites

Congratulations to our 
Junior High & High School 
Class Officers and Favorites!!

7th Grade Officers
President – Madison Alford
Vice President – Lizzie Holdiness
Secretary – Hayden Hoening
Treasurer – Shi Moore
Reporter – Bailey Gregory

 Class Favorites
Isaiah Conner & Emily Hemphill
Nick Jowers & Anna White

8th Grade Class Officers
President: Hanna Higginbotham
Vice President: Jared Kemp
Secretary: Coley Taylor
Treasurer: Jake Kight
Reporter: Makayla Church

Class Favorites
Cody Clark & Lexy Bush
Coley Taylor & Madison White

Freshmen Class Officers
President: Bryce Stanton   
Vice President: Holley Dinsmore
Secretary: Madelyn Eubanks
Treasurer: Livia Bush
Reporter: Ashley Higginbotham

Class Favorites
Tanner Covington & Holley Dinsmore
Chris Smith & Hope Thames

Sophomore Class Officers
President: Brady Jones
Vice President: Rylee Holdiness
Secretary: Allayna Lovorn
Treasurer: Jillian Gregory
Reporter: Madison Boykin

Class Favorites
Rylee Holdiness & Brady Jones
Morgan Luke & Clayton Rigdon

Junior Class Officers
President: Kenley McMullan
Vice President: Mackenzie Johnson
Secretary: Kaytlyn Burrage
Treasurer: Krysten Eaves
Reporter: Becca Stokes

Class Favorites
Wyatt Ball & Adrianna Luke
Taylor Robinson & Laura Katherine Ward

Senior Class Officers
President: Brantlie Sheets
Vice President: Cheston Jones
Secretary: Madison Johnson
Treasurer: Chelsea Smith
Reporter: Peyton Jones
Historians: Stephanie Smith & Chancee Taylor

Class Favorites
Brantlie Sheets & Haden Patterson
Stephanie Smith & Peyton Jones

Elementary Class Favorites

Congratulations to our Elementary Class Favorites! 

K – Ms. Simpson
Levi Smith & Adyson Ross

K – Ms. Johnson
Sadie Weathers & Zander Warren

K – Ms. Blair
Leland Daniel & Baleigh Crowson

1st - Ms. Curry
Beau Simpson & Karley Watkins

1st - Miss Hatcher
Sara Church & Dillan Starnes

2nd – Ms. Patterson
Dixie Nance & Caden McDaniel

2nd – Ms. Childs
Nick Sullivan & Alana Whitehead

3rd – Ms. Garrard
Joe Wylie Duett & Desire Vasquez

3rd – Ms. Nance
Taylor Grace Miles & Braxton Richard

4th – Ms. Watkins
Eli Stanton & Lillie Cockrell

4th – Ms. Roeland
Walt McLendon & Molly Butler

5th – Ms. Holdiness
Hailey Simpson & Reed Ross

5th – Ms. McDaniel
Burket Gillis & Lauren Smith

6th – Ms. Starnes
Tatum Luke & Abby Childs

6th – Ms. Nance
Ashley Clark & John Tabor Stokes

Pictures With Santa

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Yearbooks are now on sale and will be on sale until December 19th! The cost of a yearbook is $55. Yearbooks can be reserved for $10 with the remaining due before the delivery date in the spring. Each additional yearbook per family is discounted by $5. 
Don't miss out on all of your memories! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Congratulations Reagan!!

Reagan Holdiness signed her letter of intent today to play softball for the University of Central Arkansas. Reagan is the daughter of Sean Holdiness and Jennifer Holdiness. Many of Reagan's family members were in attendance today, along with the Nanih Waiya slowpitch and fastpitch softball team members and Coach Ron Swart. We wish Reagan the best of luck for the future.  Be sure to join us this spring to cheer her and the rest of the Lady Warriors on for her final season!

Seated left to right: Rylee Holdiness, Reagan Holdiness, Sean Holdiness, & Rivers Holdiness
Standing: Ron Swart

Tuesday was a busy day for six young ladies as they traveled to Clinton to compete at The Mississippi Academic Competition at Mississippi College. 
The students had an enjoyable time and we are very proud of them! 
From left: Kaytlyn Burrage, Kenley McMullan, Mackenzie Johnson, Brantlie Sheets, Reagan Holdiness, & Laura Beth Hailey.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ms Garrard's 3rd grade class has been working hard this year. 
In keeping with her 'Duck Dynasty' theme, Ms Garrard had her students justifying text with her 'Jack' boards. 

In addition to justification, the students were busy color coding text evidence!

It's a fun time to be a 3rd grader at Nanih Waiya!

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Fall Sports pictures (except for girls and boys JH & HS Basketball) will be made tomorrow. This will include:
  • High School Football - Group & Individual 
  • Junior High Football - Group & Individual
  • Varsity Cheer - Individual Only
  • Junior High Cheer - Group & Individual
  • Cross Country - Group
  • Slowpitch Softball - Group & Individual
Girls & Boys Junior High and High School Basketball pictures will be made at a later date. 

Homecoming pictures will also be made for the newspaper and the football program. If anyone would like to change their ad for homecoming or purchase a homecoming ad, the description of the ad and money, if needed, will be due Monday, October 13th. We cannot make exceptions to this policy due to printing deadlines. 

Club pictures (Beta, FCA, FFA, Student Council, etc.) will also be made tomorrow. Club Officers will be made at a later date.  

Thank you!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

NW Seniors: Don't forget about your scholarship information that was passed out to you last week. The important deadlines are listed below:
Wendy's Heisman Due October 10th
DAR Scholarship Form Due - Essay Due Oct. 12th
Horatio Alger - Online Application Due October 25th

Friday, October 3, 2014

DATE:  SATURDAY, October 18, 2014
TIME:  8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
 WHERE:  Nanih Waiya Tech Prep Building

Cost:       $20
Deadline to register:  
Friday, Oct. 10th at 3:00 p.m.

Registration is first come, first served.
See Mrs. Tammy Parkes to register

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Advanced Club members for the 2014-2015 school term recently celebrated by receiving their "A-Team" t-shirt. The students may wear the shirt on any day of the week. We are very proud of their performance! We are also proud of the teachers who received their shirt for their excellent test scores!

4th Graders who scored Advanced on MCT2 with
Advanced Teachers: Ms Joyce Nance & Ms Brandi Garrard

5th Graders who scored Advanced on MCT2

6th Graders who scored Advanced on MCT2 with
Advanced Teachers: Ms Carla Holdiness & Ms Marlena Nance
7th Graders who scored Advanced on MCT2

8th Graders who scored Advanced on MCT2

Freshmen who scored Advanced on MCT2

Algebra I Advanced students with
Advanced Teacher: Mr Bobby Butler

Biology I Advanced Student

English II Advanced Students

US History Advanced Students

Mr White's Physics class has been busy shooting videos and creating measurements in his class. Motion, speed and velocity are all basic components of Physics. Using real world experiences assist students in the application of class room instruction. Thanks to Gentry Hodge for the kicking demonstration. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

A few of Ms Johnson's Kindergarten class had a special Friday today! As a reward for learning all their sightwords on Thursday, they had a "No Shoes Friday"!
It was lots of fun in socks & bare feet!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Congratulations to our Homecoming Court for 2014!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Congratulations to our 2014/2015 Nanih Waiya Student Council Officers & members.

Student Body President - Laura Beth Hailey

Vice President - Marlee Parkes
Secretary - Peyton Jones
Treasurer - Devain McQueen
Reporter - Makinsie Clark
9th Grade Representatives: Holley Dinsmore & Daniel Triplett
8th Grade Representatives: Hanna Higginbotham & Lexy Bush
7th Grade Representatives: Layla Cockrell & Linsey Mills

Student Council Members: 
Gentry Hodge, Brantlie Sheets, Kenley McMullan, Reagan Holdiness, Ashley Shepheard, Krysten Eaves, Brady Jones, Kaytlyn Burrage, Jillian Gregory, Rylee Holdiness, Adrianna Luke, Rebecca Stokes, Mackenzie Johnson, Laura Katherine Ward, Kenji Brown, Kayla Lovorn, Allayna Lovorn, Bailey Johns, Madison Johnson, Celeste Haywood, Taylor Robinson, Joe Patterson, Madison Boykin, & Chancee Taylor. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Deadline for turning in the Citizens Bank A Scholarship form is June 13th. Fill out the form for each "A" on your 4th 9 weeks report card & drop off at any Citizens Bank location. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Summer is approaching! 
To better prepare students for AP (ELA) classes and the assessments, Dr. Paula Stokes created a list of books that can be read over the summer with entering 9th-12th graders and during the year.  The Winston County Library has a copy of each of the books and are planning on ordering more copies to accommodate our area students.  PLEASE encourage students to read the books, especially students who plan on taking AP classes!  The books that are read over the summer will hopefully be discussed during the year as well. Thank you parents for all you do to help further the education of your children. We hope you have a wonderful summer!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of our wonderful teachers!

Friday, May 2, 2014

*Special senior retest will be at RCU on MUS campus Monday and Tuesday. (May 5th and 6th )
*For all 1st time State Test takers, the subject area testing has been delayed until Wednesday, May 7th.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Classes will dismiss today (April 28) at 2:00 pm due to the threat of bad weather.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ms Luke's Advanced World Geography class has been covering a section on Ethnicity. The students have researched various ethnic groups and discussed aspects that make them unique. One of the aspects happens to be food. The class was required to research ethnic foods, choose a particular food and find a recipe. On Wednesday the students tried out their cooking skills - or their mother's cooking skills in some cases. Overall Italian food was the predominant group represented; however, German, Chinese, English, Mexican, and Hawaiian also appeared on the table. The group enjoyed some great food and had a wonderful time! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Congratulations to Stewart Ball!

Seated: JJ, Stewart, & Will Ball
Standing: AD Tate Hanna, Coach Tyler Rogers, & Superintendent Ken McMullan
Our own Stewart Ball signed his letter of intent today with East Mississippi Community College! Stewart will now be an EMCC Lion beginning this fall. Best of luck to our starting catcher and we look forward to hearing great things from you! 

Mrs. Garrard's 3rd grade class celebrated reaching AR goals for the 3rd 9 weeks with a Duck Dynasty AR Party! Each student had to reach 40 AR points and an 80% average. The class reached 1,375.5 pts .with an 85.9% average.

1st place-Melanie Ugalde 61.4 pts./94.1% average 
2nd place-Zaniya Hunt 56.9 pts./85.5% average 
3rd place-Jadyn Green 55.8 pts./90.3 % average 
 Most Nonfiction went to Burton Rosamond with 52% 
Most Words Read & Highest Ave. went to Melanie Ugalde with a 94.1% & 223,071 words read. 

Students enjoyed Duck Dynasty prizes, Si's Sweet Tea, and Duck Dynasty Cupcakes. Students are now looking forward to the 4th 9 weeks AR Party: Judy Moody & the Not Bummer Summer!

It has been a busy couple of days at Nanih Waiya! On Friday, the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades were rewarded for meeting their AR goal with a skating/bowling field trip! All their hard work finally paid off and the students had a wonderful time!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Land Judging Team
From left: Haden Patterson, Cole Clark, Michael Resh, and Cole Starnes

Congratulations to the Nanih Waiya FFA Land Judging Team for placing 1st in the State Competition at MSU in Starkville! The team will now advance to the National Contest in Oklahoma City! The team is sponsored by West Watkins. 
We would also like to congratulate Michael Resh for having the highest individual scores among the contestants. Michael was 1 point away from a perfect score on two of the sections in the competition. Way to go Resh!
NW Counselor Tammy Parkes, Crystal Holdiness, Local DAR Chapter Representative Nancy Ellis

Congratulations to Crystal Holdiness for receiving the District DAR Good Citizen Award Scholarship in the amount of $300. 
We would also like to congratulate Crystal for placing in the top ten in the state competition. 
Way to go Crystal! We are very proud of you!