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Get up, Get out and Get Something

Get up!Body: Move! Take a walk.

Get Out: Hickory Hill Martin Luther King Parade 4/4/2014, 10am-12pm. The celebration will include a carnival for the community on the grounds of the Hickory Ridge Towne Center.

Shelby County Schools ArtsFest Friday-Saturday. Check website for more details.


I started my week with Shrek the Musical. It was amazing. Donkey truly showed his ASSet (pun intended) as a valuable cast member of the production.  Greer “Epik” Harkness, the young man who plays donkey is definitely one to watch out for. The music, costumes, set and acting were A1 from my view. Catch the performance again at ArtsFest 2014 4/5/14, 12.30 West Stage Main Tent.


Get Something   Mind: Get into a good book. Read!

                                     A few nuggets I gathered this week were from my reading of Successful Women Think Differently by Valorie Burton.

                                     She asked “What Brings You Joy?” and  shared “The joy of the Lord is my strength.”

Soul: Get in tune with something that feels good… Family, Friends and Leisure… Another surprise visit this week. I love my sisters. Baby girl, TY from the Chi is here by way of Houston, Texas baby!

Spirit: Find a place to sit, be quiet and be still.


Education Matters: Testing time is approaching quickly. Start making sure students are resting, studying and eating properly. This is a crucial and stressful time for our kids.

I ended my work week with some of the most amazing people in the SCS system (Ms. Carolyn Taalib-Din, Mr. Alvin Wright,  Ms. Janice Johnson and Student leaders, at the SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere)Rally. The extraordinary purposeful movement was infused with inspirational poetry, dance and motivational lectures about doing the right thing in the face of adversity and taking a stand against violence and bullying. Mr. Broderick C. left students and adults with three main points to ponder when understanding violence perpetrators. He contends that they are:  “Unaware of Purpose, Unaware of Danger and Unconcerned with the future.” That is how he explained the majority of the people who commit senseless violence. Barbaric, animalistic images of teens committing violence against others were projected on the screen throughout his presentation. As he elaborated he was comical at points but transitioned to a more serious manner to capture the severity of the matter. Ms. Nikki encouraged the student leaders to not entertain cyber bullying through an engaging dramatic speak. Mr. J.R. shared his story as an ex-convict/gang member and as the father of a slain daughter (gang retaliation against him) who is now a Youth Advocate. The Rally was put together by the fabulous Janice Johnson, Peer Mediation Supervisor for SCS. She is passionate about our young people and it shows in her work.

Up and Coming…

Craigmont High School Drama Club Throwback Theatre  Thursday featuring…Excerpts from The Wiz Thursday April 24th at 2:30pm, 6pm.

Youth Speak Mid-South will perform Excerpts from The Wiz Tues April 29th at 4:30pm.

Jeanine Jones

Speak To Me Books

Youth Speak Mid-South

~Literacy is Life~ Live!