Thursday, June 27, 2013


During Summer Adventures at PDS, we have been learning about what it means to write a well-written story in our creative writing class. has enabled all of the participants to make their writing come to life with digital images that help tell a captivating story. So far, we have written stories independently and collaboratively based on preference and interest, and we have taken on a challenge of participating in the Storybird contest and writing according to the theme of acceptance. We are finishing the week with a story that is written in poem form. Below are a few examples of the fascinating stories that we have written so far, and more will be added as soon as they are completed.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The 5th grade recently participated in the Exchange Club’s Crime Prevention Essay Contest, and three boys were selected as a finalist. Edward Smith, Rob McFadden, and Jack Billups proceeded to the next phase of the contest as the Law Enforcement Officials and the Exchange Club members interviewed them on Wednesday, March 6th. 

Edward Smith was selected as the winner among hundreds of participants from Memphis City, Shelby County and other private schools in the area and was given the title of Junior Assistant FBI Special Agent in Charge.  He was honored at a luncheon at Southwest Community College on March 14 where all of the ranking Law Enforcement leaders presented the students with badges and a cash prize. 

It is an honor to have Edward represent PDS as the winner of the Exchange Club's Crime Prevention Essay Contest.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Freelance Writers

My students have been working on freelance writing where they apply their grammar skills in context and then submit their final work to writing contests.  The following are examples of some of their work:

GenreTitleAuthorParticipated in the following Contest:
Adventure, FictionHuntedThomasAuthorstand
FictionThe Guardian
Guardian Part 2
Action/Adventure, FictionThe adventures of Carl and Whiskers: The EscapeJack F. and KyleAuthorstand
Short Story, FictionTroublesome WillyHenryAuthorstand
Mystery, FictionThe Silent CowbellSean G.Authorstand
Adventure, FictionThe ThiefCharlieAuthorstand
Mystery, FictionAll a MysteryGusAuthorstand
Mystery, FictionCrime at the PentagonRussellAuthorstand
Mystery, Action, FictionHopeRobert A.Authorstand
Short Story, FictionBudSpenceAuthorstand
Action, Historical FictionWartimeBenjaminAuthorstand
Short StoryThe Silver HeartTreAuthorstand
Mystery, FictionThe HauntedSeanAuthorstand
Short StoryThe Elf on the ShelfFoxAuthorstand
Short StoryBlood BucksSterlingAuthorstand
Short StoryThe Renowned RoomateRob M.Authorstand
Mystery, FictionMuseum RobberyJerryAuthorstand
Action/ComedyDay OffJamesAuthorstand
Short StoryThe ApprenticeReidAuthorstand
Action/ AdventureMy StoryColeAuthorstand
Short StoryThe Wal Mart Shopper StalkerRob M.Authorstand
Realistic FictionFreelanceSethAuthorstand
AdventureA Sacred TownDaltonAuthorstand