HOUSTON – The tennis courts at Joe Brigance Park in Houston are overdue for an upgrade and are being resurfaced. The Houston Tennis Association, in partnership with the City of Houston, have negotiated a deal to resurface the courts with the assistance of grant funding. Mike Blissard of the HTA said the group found a […]
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Principals give Houston Trustees school updates HOUSTON – The Houston School Board received a mid-year update on where each school in the district is on reaching goals and teaching students this school year. Principals from the district’s five schools set goals at the beginning of the school year in an effort to bring […]
by Crystel Ellison Houston Lower Elementary School HOUSTON – Priscilla Barker, a local singer and songwriter, motivated and entertained students at Houston Lower Elementary School’s January monthly assembly. “Her songs are so uplifting, and her life is a testimony of working hard to pursue your dreams,” said Karen Estes, HLES speech teacher. Barker, 18, graduated […]
By Jeff Amy The Associated Press JACKSON — State education officials could only take over a school district for three years under a bill moving forward in the Senate. The Senate Education Committee approved Senate Bill 2124, sponsored by Sen. Steve Hale, D-Senatobia. The bill goes to the Senate for more debate. Hale says that […]
HOUSTON – Houston trustees hired a new financial chief last week to replace District Business Manager Ronja Lancaster who is slated to retire at the end of March. Sarah Juckes, an accountant from Houston, will be the top bookkeeper for the school system and will ultimately oversee a budget of approximately $15 million and handle […]
Charter schools are big news in Jackson this week and there should not be a doubt in anyone’s mind they will soon be big news in Chickasaw County. A quick look around our community indicates we will be a prime target for these new private schools funded with public dollars. Okolona schools have just recently […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston High School has released the honor rolls for the first semester. Ninth Grade Superintendent’s list Carley Bevels, Liza Boyer, Clay Faulkner, Tristen Laufenberg and Madison Mitchell. Principal’s list Katelyn Abrams, Ezra Billard, Madsison Bullard, Madeline Burdine, Lane Callahan, Alexis Doss, Victoria Gathings, J.C. Hare, Charlie […]
by Jeff Amy The Associated Press JACKSON — Bills moving forward in the Senate would merge the Clay County and West Point school districts and give agricultural high schools in Coahoma and Hinds counties to the county school boards.Senate Education Chairman Gray Tollison, an Oxford Republican, says Clay County, the smallest district in the state, […]
HOUSTON – Houston Middle School has released the honor rolls for the second nine weeks and the first semester. Sixth Grade: Superintendent’s list – Second nine weeks T’Kecia Beaty, Braylen Kennedy Burdine, Zachary Callahan, Mackenzie Adriana Criddle, Kevin Diaz, Katelyn Leanae Flake, Blaize Gann, Anthony Jorge Gonzalez, Tanner Gregory, Haley Grimes, Martha Keionna Hammond, […]
HOUSTON – Schools are at the core of quality of life in any community and the public is being asked to participate in a quick survey to help make the local school district better. Parents in the Houston School District were asked to go online to take a survey about Houston schools in December. The […]
VARDAMAN – Vardaman High School has released the honor roll for the second nine weeks and the first semester. Second nine weeks Principal’s list Seventh grade Preston Bullard, Ansley Casey and Dakota Murphree Eighth grade John Bray, Nigel Hankins, Brandon Washington, C. J .Weddle and Tori Willson Ninth grade Briley Gordon […]
HOULKA – The Houlka gymnasium was filled to capacity Jan. 18 as faculty, staff and students of Houlka High School, along with family members and friends, said goodbye to Coach Jimbo Byars. Byars, 47, died Jan. 15 after a brief battle with cancer, leaving his wife, children and many family members as survivors, but those […]
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 […]
- Schools announce Wednesday closings February 25, 2015
- GOP federal prosecutor to challenge Hood for AG February 27, 2015
- DANIEL GARDNER: God given rights February 28, 2015
- Happy Birthday Miss Zula March 1, 2015
- Lenten Luncheon continues this week March 2, 2015
- Bats go cold in Bulldogs’ first loss March 4, 2015
- Habitat seeks potential homeowners March 4, 2015
- Mitchell Adair named Hinds 2014 graduate March 3, 2015
- Another winter storm may await March 3, 2015
- Chickasaw United Way allocates dollars March 3, 2015
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