Accepting Grant Applications Now
Deadline for Grant Applications
9/30/2015 @ Midnight
Salute to Education Teacher Grants
The DeSoto County Foundation for Excellence in Education strives to maintain a standard of excellence in all schools in DeSoto County. This includes private, public, parochial, and home schools. The Foundation achieves this goal by awarding grants directly to classroom teachers to purchase innovative learning programs and supplies for the classroom that would not be available through the school budget funding. Grants are presented each September. Awards are up to $500.
Initiative 42 Hearing Held in Hernando
Administrators, teachers, parents, grandparents and students in DeSoto County spoke in favor of Initiative 42 at the Gale Center in one of eight meetings held around the state by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.
In addition to classic Bingo games, Olive Branch Jackpot Bingo and Gaming Center gives back to the community by awarding college scholarships to DeSoto County students and helping sponsor DeSoto
County School District's Superintendent's Youth Leadership Council (SYLC), a program in all eight DCS high schools.
Kuykendall Lane Leads to new Career Tech Center-West
The new lane that leads to the state-of-the-art Career Tech Center-West is a path to future growth and development of DeSoto County.
Moving Into the 21st Century
with Paperless Pay Stubs
DeSoto County Schools' Payroll Department is going green as they steadily move toward paperless pay stubs for employees by October 31st.
This paperless system has been gently introduced by piloting the new program through several schools, according to Marsha Berryhill, DCS payroll manager.
"We have been steadily moving from printed payroll stubs to emailing stubs. The next step is to teach all employees to access and/or print their pay information by logging onto the Employee Self Service," Berryhill explained.
DeSoto County Voters
Choose New School Superintendent
DeSoto County School District has a new leader for the first time in 12 years after voters chose Cory Uselton in the August 25th runoff election. When his term begins on January 1, 2016, he will be the district's 10th elected superintendent.