HOUSTON – At-Large Houston School District Board Member Zack Huffman has resigned as trustee prompting the district to begin a search to fill the post. Huffman, who represents county voters in the Houston School District but who live outside the city limits tendered his resignation March 7 but will not officially step down until June […]
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Use your imagination Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Third and fourth grade students in Mrs. Lysbeth Parker’s and Mrs. Sharon Vance’s classes participated in the 2012 Sweet Potato Imagination contest as part of the week-long Sweet Potato Festival held in Vardaman. The students used sweet potatoes decorated to show their imaginative creations […]
HOULKA – Trustees on the Chickasaw County School Board have not changed but their positions around the table have. Ruby Hollin was named the Chickasaw County School Board President for 2013. Michelle Collums is the vice-chairman and Jamie Earp was appointed secretary. Hollin replaced 2012 president Kenneth Linton. “I think we had a pretty good […]
TUPELO – Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi recently named Zach Wadley their 2013 Youth of The Year. Youth of the Year winners from five local Clubs administered by BGCNMS competed before a panel of judges for the distinct honor of being named the organization’s YOY. Representing Clubs were 15 year-old Wadley of the […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal FULTON – Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2013 include Briana Michelle Wright of Vardaman, Leadership’ Sabrina Jones of Houlka, Leadership; and Jasmyne Tally of Houston, Academic, Leadership. Wright will be a 2013 graduate of Vardaman High School, where her activities have included varsity cheerleader to softball, Beta Club, […]
By John Stanfield Guest Columnist A community says a lot about itself by the way it takes care of its children. Okolona is saying good things lately with its response to Okolona Community Dollars for Scholars. The group, only eight-years-old, last summer gave out five $1,500 scholarships and twenty-two $500 scholarships to Okolona High […]
Holmes Community College is expanding to the northeast part of the colleges distrct and will be offering five classes at Wood Institute in Mathiston this spring. Registration is currently underway and interested persons may receive more information about registering at the college website, www.holmescc.edu. Classes offered include • English Composition II • American History • […]
The Mississippi Legislature convened last week with 121 House members and 51 Senators raising their right hand and swearing to uphold the public trust and the laws of the State of Mississippi. We’ll see how long that oath lasts because they’ve got a lot of hard work ahead of them. Education is always a headliner […]
by Bobby Harrison NEMS Daily Journal Djournal.Com JACKSON – As expected, the Senate Education Committee passed charter school legislation Tuesday. A section allowing virtual charter schools was removed from the bill in committee, but the bill will allow charter schools in C, D and F accredited districts without the approval of the local school boards. […]
By Bobby Harrison NEMS Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Numerous Northeast Mississippi legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, are not completely sold on charter schools as a tool to help improve the state’s educational outcomes. In interviews during the opening week of the 2013 session with 20 Northeast Mississippi legislators, a majority said they […]
HOUSTON – Students with no office discipline referrals (ODR) for the second nine weeks at Houston Lower Elementary School recently enjoyed a mini-rodeo. “The purpose of this event was to reward those boys and girls who did not get an ODR second nine weeks. We also hoped to motivate those who did receive a referral […]
FULTON/TUPELO – Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2012 fall semester at Itawamba Community College. They include: Houlka Angel Britt, A.A.; Maggie Carwyle, A.A.; Deidre Wages, certificate; Joyce Wiggs, certificate; Adam Zachary, A.A., A.A.S. […]
A story is told about the childhood of former president Teddy Roosevelt. One Sunday morning, as Teddy was getting ready for church, his father came into the room. He saw that Teddy had his slingshot in one pocket and was attaching a knife to his belt. The father, who was confused, asked Teddy why he […]
Dore Program will be implemented as part of partnership with Mississippi State educators. HOUSTON – A cutting edge study implementing a new learning initiative and research study will begin in the Houston Upper Elementary School after the first of the year. Dore – an individualized, cerebellar development program – will be brought to Houston […]
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