About the Teacher
Welcome to Mrs. Heath's Spotlight
My name is Kimberly Heath. I grew up not far down the road in Senatobia, Mississippi. I graduated high school in 1986. I then went to college at Mississippi University for Women. Yes, I am a "W" girl. I got a degree in Broadcasting with an emphasis in Radio and TV. I decided that I was not happy in this field, so I went back to MUW and got a degree in Elementary Education. I guess I should have realized this earlier, because when I was a little girl I would play school and teach my dolls and the neighborhood kids. I then went on to get my Master's degree in Gifted Studies. In 2001, I became a National Board Certified Teacher. I have been teaching first grade for 23 years. The first five years I taught in Columbus, Mississippi. Then I taught fourteen years at Olive Branch Elementary. I joined the Overpark staff and became a Mustang 6 years ago. So this will be my 25th year to teach. I love children and I love what I do!!! I am so very excitied and thrilled to be teaching the Gifted students at Overpark for my second year!!!
Now a little bit about my family. I am married and have been for 26 years. My husband's name is Kenny. He works at CVS/Pharmacy, as a district manager. Right now he is over stores in North Mississippi, stores in Arkansas, 2 stores in Memphis, and 4 stores in Louisiana. I have two children, one daughter and one son. Kendyl is my daughter. She is 21 years old. She will be a senior at the University of Memphis She will be majoring in Elementary Education and will be doing her student teaching this year. My son Kyle is 15 and will be in the 10th grade at CHHS. He is a Scout at Maples with Pack 234.
In my spare time I love to shop, travel, and spend time with my family. I have a bucket list of places to visit as the years go by. As for the shopping, well I LOVE it!!! My husband has another opinion of my shopping.
We attend Maples Methodist Church here in Olive Branch. Quite a few people call it the church on the hill. Several years ago my Sunday school class was able to install a bell system. If you have not heard it, you need to. The next time you are driving around OB close to downtown, roll down your windows and listen for the church bells. They usually play on the hour. They sound so beautiful and I am so proud to have been a part of something so special for the town of Olive Branch.
Monday 2nd graders
Tuesday 3rd graders
Wednesday 3rd graders
Thursday 4th graders
Friday 5th graders
On the students Spotlight day they will attend activity, lunch, and recess with their regular class.
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DCS Chess Tournament will be Wednesday, November 20th.
Paint and Pizza Field Trip will be December 10-13.
OES Science Fair will be on Tuesday, January 28th! All Spotlight students are required to participate. The set up of projects will be on Monday, January 27th from 3-5. School winners will advance to regionals, in Oxford, MS.
Pawns and Pajamas Chess Tournament
Pawns and Pajamas Chess Tournament is Friday, January 31, $15. Registration starts at 5 pm and game play will begin at 6 pm. Concessions will be sold. Parents must stay on the OES campus with their student.
DCS Knowledge Bowl will be March 30th and 31st.
Big Trip - Ocean Springs April 6-8
- 1 vinyl folder with pockets and brads: Label the front with your child's first and last name and Spotlight (Please put 50 sheets of loose leaf notebook paper in this folder.)
- 1 composition notebook: Label with Science Fair Log Book and your child's name
- 1 pack of cap erasers
- 1 personal art bag/box labeled with your child's name and filled with the following: glue sticks, scissors, favorite pencil, colored pencils, markers, crayons. (Choose what your child likes to draw/color with. Students will be responsible for bringing this to Spotlight each week.)
- 2nd grade- gallon Ziploc bags
- 3rd grade- quart size Ziploc bags
- 4th grade- gallon Ziploc bags
- 5th grade- quart size Ziploc bags
Classroom Wish List Items (not required, but appreciated)
Hot glue sticks, ANY arts & craft supplies, dry erase markers, Sharpies, Ticonderoga penicls, paper towels, fine tip markers.Band-aids, Velcro Dots, Large Hot Glue Gun Sticks, Wide Masking Tape, White Cardstock and Fun Color Gel Pens.