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SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Okolona, Houlka closing

Special to the  Journal   Chickasaw County Schools in Houlka and Okolona will be closing early today. Parents are urged to pick up their children immediately. Parents and caregivers are also urged not to call the school as the lines are busy. Houston School are still in session and Houston streets are passable. As of […]

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TREACHEROUS TRAVEL: Local schools delay opening on Tuesday

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – “Treacherous travel conditions” were predicted for roads Tuesday in parts of Northeast Mississippi, according to the National Weather Service in Memphis. Marlene Mickelson, a meteorologist with the NWS, said that with Monday’s mixed precipitation, it makes for a big travel nightmare leading into today. “Overnight freezing from […]

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Winter weather affects roads, schools

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Freezing rain was reported in some parts of Northeast Mississippi Monday creating slick roadways, but no major problems had developed. The University of Mississippi delayed opening until 10 a.m. Oxford Schools ran buses and opened two hours later than usual but intend to stay open all day. Lafayette County Schools […]

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Crunching the numbers

HOULKA – Chickasaw County School Board Trustees are trying to figure out which comes first – the chicken or the egg. Trustees wrestled with a decision to approve design development drawings and plans without knowing exactly how much their insurance company would pay for heating and air conditioning and other items to rebuild Houlka Attendance […]

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Vardaman High School names scholars

VARDAMAN – Vardaman High School Principal Porter Casey has released respective lists for the Second Nine Weeks grading period. Students named to the Principal’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their second nine week report card. Students on the Honor List made 85 or above in all subjects. Students named by […]

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Okolona Elementary names honor roll

The following students were named to the Okolona Elementary School honor roll for the second nine weeks.   Superintendent’s List: All A’s Sicily Adair, Jorrain Bailey, Leah Blair, A’aliyah Blanchard, Kingston Blanchard, Kristian Boyd, Jabari Brandon, Tytianna Brooks, James Buchanan, J’kyree Coggins, Skyler Conway, Ja’kyra Cook, Sabrina Copeland, Jocelyn Davidson, Ziya Donaldson, Jayvin Fields, Adam […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School board seeks community input

Dear Editor, As the Houston School District Board of Education begins the search for a new superintendent, we would love to encourage the input of the community, our district staff, and the families of our students. We have set up two ways to hear from you. First, we encourage everyone to fill out a survey […]

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Houlka school “footprint” unveiled

HOULKA – No one ever doubted Chickasaw County Schools would rise from the ashes of a devastating fire that destroyed the historic Houlka High School this summer, the question was just when and what the new building would look like. Chicksasaw County School Board Trustees have not finalized a timeline for building and getting back […]

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Smoke reported in Vardaman school

VARDAMAN – A heater coil over-heated and smoked up Vardaman Elementary School after school hours Thursday afternoon. Vardaman Elementary School Principal Dee Dee Lee said smoke was smelled in a hall about 3:30 p.m. and the fire department was called to check it out. She said students had already dismissed for the day and the […]

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Board hears report on HUES

HOUSTON – Positive re-enforcement and strong directions from teachers, aides and administrators have prompted positive results at Houston Upper Elementary School. Houston trustees heard a report from Houston Upper Elementary principal John Ellison Monday, Dec. 8, that the school for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders has cut it discipline referral rate in half and is working […]

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Houston superintendent’s contract not renewed

HOUSTON – The Houston School board voted unanimously not to renew the contract of long-time Houston School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Coker at a special called meeting Tuesday night. On a motion by Trustee Carol Byrne and a second by Trustee Marvin Beard the voted 5-0 with Board President Daniel Herringa, outgoing trustee Bart Munlin […]

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Okolona releases first 9 week honor roll

The following students have been named to the Superintendent’s and Principal List at Okolona High School for the first nine-week testing period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List had all A’s while students named to the Principal’s list has all B’s or higher. Students are listed by grade, list and alphabetically by name. Okolona High […]

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Houlka Attendance Center honor roll

Superintendent’s List 1st Bianca Cooper, Landen Forman, Denver McCoy, Daultin Mitchem, Greyson Prestage, Presley Reeves, Brylee Snow, Holly Tallant, Richara Walker, Sha’qera Wilson, Joshua Reed 2nd James Allred, Roland Aron, Joseph Clark, Elizabeth Coker, Hunter Duncan, Hunter Earnest, Molly Earnest, Cade Griggs, Rossi Holladay, Jacqueline Jamison, Braylin Johnson, Austin Kellum, Emma Langston, Madison Martin, Mychael […]

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HLES names first nine-week scholars

First Grade Superintendent’s List Devin Buchanan, Abby Harrington, Mykel Johnson, Matthew Merriman, Miley Naron, Willion Richardson, Ella Cate Alford, Madison Buckley, Alden Edwards, Lillian Houk, Nela Jones, Cara Pearson, Kylan Chandler, Brand Garner, Jacob Brassfield, Audrey Clark, Kaley Myatt, Kimoree Randle, Keely Wright, Brayden Childress, Carson Crowley, Chloe Guin, Nathan Heair, Betsy Lopez, Tatum McWhirter, […]

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