Honoring One of Our Own
Olive Branch Elementary Special Education Teacher Jimmy Hendricks was honored by teachers, parents and friends through a blood drive with Mississippi Blood Services.
Southaven Wal-Mart Awards Two $1,000 Grants to Schools
Wal-Mart in Southaven cut the ribbon on their new online grocery ordering service and celebrated the event by awarding and recognizing projects they support in their community. Both Greenbrook Elementary and Hope Sullivan Elementary Schools were awarded $1,000 Community Grants.
“We believe in giving back to the communities we serve,” said Walmart Online Assistant Manager Shawanda Mays.
Standard Construction Gives Back to Southaven Elementary School
Ten truck loads of pea gravel were required to re-do a large playground. Standard Construction donated this material to Southaven Elementary School.
Two hundred tons of pea gravel.
Ten truck loads.
Teams Unify Students at DeSoto Central Elementary School
DeSoto Central Elementary teams help build camaraderie, positivity, pride and praise as they compete for points throughout the day by displaying positive behavior and academic excellence.
New Flags Flying at DeSoto County Schools
Republican Women Donate 42 American Flags
Supervisor Lee Caldwell, DeSoto County Schools’ Jerry Darnell, and Republican Women Ashleigh Parker and Betty Farmer.
When Betty Farmer, president of the DeSoto County Republican Women (DCRW), rides by a DeSoto County School, she will see a new American flag flying.
The DeSoto County Republican Women have worked to earn 42 crisp, new U.S. flags and have donated them to the school district. Farmer presented the flags to Jerry Darnell, DeSoto County Schools’ chief academic officer of elementary schools, at their recent meeting.
Southaven Police Department
Works to Strengthen Relationships With DCS Students
From left, Sarah Eason, Officer Brett Logazino, Detective Keith Goff and Johnny Crunk.
There was a police presence at DeSoto Central High School, but for an unexpected reason. Officers were on campus to give all 1,751 students popsicles.
About a dozen officers and detectives handed out the brightly colored sweet treats to students to model the positive side of law enforcement.
Headed to Washington to First Lady’s Final Garden Harvest
Pleasant Hill Elementary School’s Todd Willis, DeSoto County School’s Teacher of the Year, his co-teacher Stephanie Case, and two students are headed to Washington, DC in October, to help First Lady Michelle Obama pick her garden at the White House for the last time, (pending final school vetting).