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CPJH taking steps to bolster academics, increase reading; cases of Coca-Cola products being sold to fund field trips

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Como-Pickton Junior High School and Parent Teacher Organization have partnered this year to offer incentives in an effort to get sixth, seventh and eight graders to achieve their personal best academically and increase their reading. And, it’s working if the kids responses are any indication.


CPJH is currently holding a fundraiser to help the PTO pay for the incentives. Students and staff are selling cases of drinks through April 24. Drinks are selling for roughly $25 a case, which usually consists of 24 packs of 20-ounce drinks, according to teacher Jessica Pegues.

The drinks include Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper products, Minute Made juices, Dasani water, Powerade, Vitaminwater and Tum-E Yummies.

Anyone interested in purchasing a case of drinks should email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All orders are due April 24.

So where exactly does the money go?

At the junior high level, “the top 10 sixth, seventh and eighth graders and one extra student per grade level based on performance and teacher nominations” will be going to the May 30 Texas Rangers game. Each student will get a ticket in the all-you-can-eat seats to reward them for their accomplishments and hard work. The school hopes to make the game an annual reward to encourage students to excel.

Librarian Marilyn Powers is looking at taking the top 13 readers in junior high on a limo ride and out to eat to reward them for their reading achievements. The school also hopes to be able to take all students reaching a certain Accelerated Readers points goal on a bookstore trip as well.

And, if those activities aren’t enough going on at the school, Powers is also organizing a field trip May 2-4 to Vicksburg and Natchez, Miss., for high school and junior high students in the advanced academics program as part of their Civil War studies.

Several other groups throughout C-P Consolidated Independent School District also have numerous special activities or recognition programs planned through the end of the school year.

The school will be hosting its annual Tractorcade May 3.

The Student Council will be partnering with Carter Blood Care to host a Community Blood Drive May 6. Juli Weir is helping to head that up.

The C-P Choir and High School Band have been working on selections for the Coffee House Jazz Concert they are hosting at 6:30 p.m. May 7 in the secondary cafeteria. The High School Band’s Spring Concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. May 9 in the secondary cafeteria.

Prom starts at 7 p.m. May 11 at The Lodge in Sulphur Springs.

CPHS Athletic Awards will be presented May 13 to high school students and May 14 to junior high students. Both programs begin at 6 p.m. in the secondary cafeteria.

The C-P Future Famers of America Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. May 16 in the secondary cafeteria.

A special Senior Night Awards Program will be held at 6 p.m. May 20, in the secondary cafeteria for parents and community to show support of 12th graders as they are rewarded for their achievements. Scholarships, top 10, valedictorian and salutatorian, UIL, classroom and numerous other awards and recognitions are announced during the Senior Awards program.

The Junior High Academic Awards Assembly will be held May 23 and the National Junior High Honor Society Induction Ceremony is May 17.

On June 2, Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pickton will hold a baccalaureate service at 7 p.m. to honor C-P students.

A tentative field trip is scheduled for junior high for June 4.

Eighth grade graduation will be held at 7 p.m. June 6 in the secondary cafeteria. The students will then have the option of attending a special dance in their honor at The Lodge in Sulphur Springs after graduation. Rehearsal wil be June 5 and the annual eighth grade field trip to Six Flags is June 3. 

C-P High School graduation will begin at 7:30 p.m. June 7, at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center.




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