Mrs. Sarah Claire Sartain
4th & 5th Grades Spotlight Teacher
662-280-7075 ext. 401

Gifted Children's Bill of Rights

You have a right to . . . 

know about your giftedness.

learn something new everyday.

be passionate about your talent area without apologies.

have an identity beyond your talent area.

feel good about your accomplishments.

make mistakes.

seek guidance in the development of your talent.

have multiple peer groups and a variety of friends.

choose which of your talent areas you wish to pursue.

not to be gifted at everything.

written by Del Siegle, NAGC President, 2007-2009

Class Schedule

Room 441



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

5th Grade

ELA Homeroom

5th Grade

Math Homeroom

4th Grade

Brownlee's Homeroom

4th Grade

Math Homeroom

4th Grade

Math Homeroom

This Week's Lesson

November 2nd - November 6th


Food security is a measure of the availability of food and individuals' ability to access it.


Do you remember receiving a plant from the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program?


Katie Stagliano received one, too. Please listen to her story.




Hi, I'm Mrs. Sartain!

It is my privilege to welcome your child to my Spotlight class!  I look forward to helping him/her discover what he/she does well so that he/she can soar like an eagle.


I, a product of DeSoto County Schools, graduated from Southaven High School (still a Charger at heart) and the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor's Degree in 2002 and 2007 respectively.  I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in gifted, talented, and creative.  Horn Lake Intermediate School has been my home professionally for over twelve years now.  I taught fourth grade for three years (2007-2010), third grade for seven years (2010-2017), and fifth grade for one year (2017-2018).  This is my second year out of the general education classroom. 


On a more personal note, I am married to my Prince Charming, Clay, and I have two children, a deaf boxer named Archie and a rambunctious beagle named Ferriss.  My hobbies include antiquing, karaoking, and playing trivia.


Quoting Albert Einstein, I wholeheartedly believe that “creativity is intelligence having fun.”

Scents (e.g. candle, lotion, etc.):  Clean and Lavender

Place to Eat:  Newk's

Places to Shop:  Books-A-Million, Knowledge Tree, and Target

Drinks (e.g. Starbucks, Sonic, etc.): Java Chip Frappuccino, Route 44 Sweet Tea, and Sugarfree Red Bull

Candy/Snacks:  Heath Bar, Riesen, Planters Trail Mix, and Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips   

Collectible:  I Love Lucy Barbie Dolls


Spotlight is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Spotlight is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!



 Welcome back! We may have a new normal, but we still have our old fun. 

Please check out the Horn Lake Intermediate School SPOTLIGHT Facebook page.

Can you solve Einstein’s riddle? 


 These 3rd graders solved the puzzle. 

Let's celebrate this accomplishment!