Students at Richbourg School Stayed Busy Over The Holidays

December was a busy time at Lance C. Richbourg School in Crestview as the vocational classes were busy preparing for the holiday season.  Students and staff collected food for the Pet Welfare Community Service Project and are pictured above standing in front of the SUV loaded with pet food. The school collected and donated the food to Pet Welfare so that the dogs and cats might also have a great holiday.  They wanted to give back to the community and fund this as a way they could help. (L to R back row) Gage Hart, Para-professional Brandy Henderson, Devyn Brown, Jovantae Griffin, Para-professional Sandra Lukert, Katie Scott, Teacher Shirley Godbold, and Timothy Siscoe.  Second row (L to R) Haley Stanton, Leslies Chase holding the sign, Caitlin Brown and Shyanne Stuckey. Front row Andrew Williams and Allyssa Whitehead.

The Culinary classes baked and delivered over 75 dozen holiday decorated cookies, under the direction of teacher Shirley Godbold.  The Culinary classes bake cookies and breads monthly to fund their Culinary experiences.  These items are pre-ordered. Order forms can be picked up in the front office the first week of the each month or by contacting Mrs. Godbold by email  at  The class is willing to bake for any school or community event.  The students are learning how to prepare nutritious meals for themselves,  becoming more self-sufficent and are aquiring  jobs skills needed to work in the restaurant industry.    

Teacher Shirley Godbold, watches Jordon Chance measure sugar to add to his wet ingredients as he prepares to make holiday cookies that have been pre-ordered.

Megan Simpson measures flour for holiday cookies as paraprofessional Sandra Lukert watches.

Megan Simpson adds the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and baking soda) to the wet ingredients that Jordan Chance has mixed, for pre-ordered holiday cookies.

Teacher Karen Lusk’s class works all year in preparation for their enterprises.  They are willing to recycle old Holiday cards that you might want to donate and make them into holiday gift tags.  While they also  make holiday wreaths, they will also make wreaths for your favorite team.  You can contact them through the school or my emailing Mrs. Lusk at

Teacher Karen Lusk helps Sydnee Myers to die-punch a gift tag from recycled Christmas cards.

Klayton DeGroat adds a square of fabric to a Holiday wreath with the help of paraprofessional Jeri Tobias.