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Area school grades/ratings reviewed

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Teachers and school officials understand tests and realize their value in education to mark progress, recognize deficiencies and plan for improvements. The Mississippi Department of Education released letter-grade rankings in mid October for the state’s schools and districts with most schools in Chickasaw County showing slight improvements and none failing. The grades […]

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Childers takes Chickasaw, runoff for Houston trustees

HOUSTON – Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran may have won the election but he did not win Chickasaw County in mid-term elections last night and a three-man Houston School Board race will see the top two vote-getters in a run off. Democratic Senatorial candidate Travis Childers, of Booneville, garnered 52.40 percent of the vote with 2,140 […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Sticks and stones . . .

She came in our office the other day and I love her to death. She watched me grow up and remembers when I threw papers in a sleepy little Southern town called West Point. She was the first person to call me by my nick-name and welcome me to Houston. But she was mad as […]

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Parent Workshop is Tuesday

HOUSTON – Getting your child ready for college is one thing, getting them in is something else. The Houston School of Science and Technology (HSST) is offering a chance for parents to learn ways to help their student be successful on the state subject area tests, the ACT and applying for college scholarships. “Many parents […]

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RENEE CUNNINGHAM: Common Core; Do the math

The Common Core State Standards are still the focus of debate of many politicians. Some argue that it is federal government interfering in state education. For the most part those allegations lost traction at the state level through failed court battles. But contention remains within both political parties. Although it seems that it is predominantly […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Zora Cousin

Dear Editor, This letter is concerning the Houston School District policy on not allowing the usage of the school facilities by teachers and former administrators for events of personal and public interest. I, Zora Cousin, requested the usage of the Houston High School Auditorium to hold by husband’s, Warren G. Cousin, Sr., funeral services. I […]

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RENEE CUNNINGHAM: Common Core: Prepared for education anywhere

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are in effect now, this school year, for all children in kindergarten through twelfth grade in English/Language Arts and Mathematics in Mississippi. These standards give the “what.” What are students to learn in third grade math? Or, what are students to learn about arguing a position in a persuasive […]

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Rewarding excellence in education

HOUSTON – The gifts ranged from $100 bills and Ipods to snowcones, pizza and a trip to the movies, but the real reward was a smile and the satisfaction of a job well done. Houston Upper Elementary School and the PACE Foundation presented awards to more than 350 students recently for high achievement on last […]

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Okolona passes $2 million school bond

OKOLONA – The election commission created for a special Okolona School Bond issue quickly counted 465 absentee ballots Wednesday and declared a $2 million school bond issue had passed. Final and official totals sent to the Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman reported 1,061 votes for the bond referendum and 634 against it, or 63 percent […]

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Roof concerns handed to lawyers, again

HOUSTON – Houston school trustees directed attorneys last week to once again press their case that the roof at the Houston School of Science and Technology leaks even after the district paid $240,000 in 2011 to have it fixed. Trustees met in executive session with Board Attorney Jimmy Hood for more than an hour before […]

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Houston’s Scott receives NSHSS honor

HOUSTON – The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced Houston High School student Robert L Scott from Woodland, MS, has been selected to become a member of the organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman […]

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CUNNINGHAM: Common Core linked to federal dollars

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a series of columns explaining Common Core State Standards and how they came about.   The fastest way to get action is to offer up some dollars. This is true even when the usually slow running cogs of government are involved. And, this is what happened when the […]

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ALLEN: First day at new job

Hello! I’m Charlsi Allen, and I am the new intern at the Chickasaw Journal. I am looking forward to this new experience in my life and where it may take me. I found out about this new job through my Career Pathway Experience teacher Mrs. Donna Griffin. They were looking for someone who could type […]

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This is the way we roll!

HOUSTON – Of the approximately 1,800 students in the Houston School District almost 1,600 ride a bus to school at least once a day. The addition of seven new Thomas school buses to the district’s fleet was a big expenditure, but one that will make transportation of students more reliable, safer and ultimately save money, […]

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