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HMS honor roll

HOUSTON – Houston Middle School has released the honor roll for the first semester.   Sixth Grade Superintendent’s List Abby Kate Boyer, Emma Brassfield, Kamryn Cooper, Jermaya Davenport, Destiny Fields, Haley Nicole Makamson, Makiya McCoy, Emily Lauren Pettit, Christian Rimmer, Tramon Robinson, Jasmine Rogers, Nathan Shoemaker, Kiley Smith, Bo Springer, Monterrian Swing, Zykerein Welch and […]

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Lawmakers eye elected school superintendents

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – School districts with elected superintendents would vote this November on whether to switch to an appointed superintendent under legislation passed Thursday by the House Education Committee. The effort is the latest attempt to change the governance structure of Mississippi’s public school districts. The state currently has […]

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STEVE COKER: “For the millionth time”

Even before the elevator opened, I could hear the discussion. As the doors slid back, there was a little girl of about six. One hand on her hip and the other hand pointed, arm, hand and finger, at a large man over six-feet tall. The look on his face was grim as I heard her […]

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Clark tapped for scholarship

HOULKA – Each spring, Superintendents around the state have the opportunity to nominate one senior for a Mississippi Association of Superintent’s Scholarship. Chickasaw County Superintendent Dr. Betsy Collums submitted her nomination and found out this summer the award would go to 2013 graduate Kaylyn Clark. “At the MASS summer convention in July, I found out […]

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Watch out for the yellow dog!

Now that school has gotten firmly in the groove, it is common to see our yellow buses, or as they are affectionately called, “the yellow dogs,” on the road morning and afternoon. Our district transports over 1,500 of our 2,000 students twice each day. The drivers crank up early each morning around 5:30 a.m. in […]

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School in the summer

A  guy drives into a ditch, but luckily, a farmer is there to help. He hitches his horse, Buddy, up to the car and yells, “Pull, Nellie, pull!” Buddy doesn’t move. “Pull, Buster, pull!” Buddy doesn’t budge. “Pull, Coco, pull!” Nothing. Then the farmer says, “Pull, Buddy, pull!” And the horse drags the car out […]

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Houston High School honor rolls

HOUSTON – Houston High School has released the honor rolls for the academic year. Ninth Grade Superintendent’s list Carley Bevels, Liza Boyer, Clay Faulkner, Justin Hardin and Madison Mitchell Principal’s list Katlyn Abrams, Ezra Blissard, Madison Bullard, Madeline Burdine, Lane Callahan, Alexis Doss, Gabriel Haire, J.C. Hare, Charlie Hopson, Victoria Kilgore, Tristen Laufenberg, Kevonte’ Marble, […]

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Houston eyes cutting teaching spots

HOUSTON – With federal dollars drying up, the Mississippi Legislature hesitant to adequately fund education and local school board trustees hesitant to raise taxes, the Houston School District is looking at cutting teaching positions. The Houston School Board voted to hire a new band director at a special called meeting June 19, but the current […]

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Houston Lower Elementary School honor roll

HOUSTON – Houston Lower Elementary School has released the honor rolls for the fourth nine weeks. First Grade Superintendent’s List 90 or Above – All As Caleb Bevels, Ivette Gonzalez, Kayleigh Griffin, Michael Hiner. Kennedy Pearson, Victoria Price, Jordan Earrey, Braxton Porter, Markerra Williams, McKenzie Griggs, Sara Casados, Kylan Marble, Anqunek Gladney, Ja’tavius Eskridge, Damien […]

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The cat and the mailbox

During the summer, my mother would always send my brother and me up the gravel road each day to wait for the mail. So we rode our bikes up to the gaggle of mailboxes and waited for old Mr. Jones. The problem occurred when Mr. Jones got to the mail box. He would not give […]

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Green, Shird graduate Superintendent Academy

OKOLONA – The MSBA Prospective Superintendent Leadership Academy (PSLA) has successfully concluded its first year with two administrators from Okolona graduating the class. Okolona Superintendent Dexter Green and Dr. Loretta Shird, Coordinator of Federal Programs for Okolona schools were among a total of 22 administrators from 17 school districts who completed PSLA requirements. The training […]

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Welcome to town

  OKOLONA – Okolona Superintendent Dexter Green was formally welcomed to town Sunday with a reception for the new head of Okolona schools and his family. Green, who has only been the city’s top educator for 32 days, said Okolona already feels like home and he has already made friends that he calls family. “As […]

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Trustees pay NewPath $21,000 for work on Vo-Tech roof

HOUSTON – Trustees approved an invoice of $21,629.18 to NewPath Strategy Consultants at a special called meeting Friday morning. The payment of the claim was the sole action item on the agenda, but the school board did conduct a “walk-through” of all district buildings and grounds after the meeting adjourned. The board had sought NewPath’s […]

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Dr. STEVE COKER: It’s never over

I can’t help but notice that when we have programs for our Lower Elementary children what great attendance we have from the parents. These little ones are cute and cuddly and certainly need our care and guidance. But what happens as these precious children begin to go forward in their growth? As children move into […]

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