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Horses Introduced to ‘Giddy Up’ JUMP Class

School NewsGreg Higgins

A pair of mares, named Vegas and Pip, were introduced to the ‘Giddy Up’ JUMP class at Bailey Intermediate School.  The North Lamar students had the chance to get acquainted with the two horses through a new class they signed up for this fall. Students in ‘Giddy Up’, led by teacher Sandra Bramhall, will learn all about horses as well as have the opportunity to ride them. 

Through the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM), simply referred to as ‘JUMP’ at Bailey Intermediate and Stone Middle School, students are focusing on their strengths and interests by participating in interest-based, student driven learning.  These groups, known as enrichment clusters, are made up of students and a leader with similar strengths, interests, and goals.  Examples of enrichment clusters include Wood Working, Candle Making, Fashion Design, Horses, Architecture, Interior Design, CSI, Theatrical Dance, Construction, Outdoor Recreation, Campus Beautification, and Random Acts of Kindness to name a few.  Bailey currently has 20 classes identified with each averaging 15-18 students participating.  Sixty classes at Stone have been formed with an average of 10-12 students per class. 

Members of the Bailey Giddy Up class, pictured beginning front left are Catherine Lenertz, Avery Scott, Carter Jackson, and Justin Bankston.  Middle row, Ellie Wood, Kilie Shipman, Zoey Figeroa, Sela Geeslin, Jaycie Kyle, and Paitun Myers.  In back are teacher Sandra Bramhall, Kylee Briggs, Vegas the Horse, Jerry Marie Smith, Maggie Teeter, Mideya Martinez, Katelyn Wood, Hayden Waggoner, Raelin Musgrove, Hayden Chancelor, Pip the Horse, and Gabby Nagy.