Middle and High School Summer School
Middle and High school summer school will be held at Southaven High School and will run as a credit recovery program using Odysseyware, with the exception of the Driver's Education program. High school students may recover any and all credits not earned during the regular school year. Middle school students may recover no more than two credits during summer school. Summer school will be June 1- July 10 (July 3 will be a holiday) from 8:00 am to noon each day with registration being held on May 29 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Transportation will not be provided.
$100.00 initial registration fee plus $75.00 per course
for DeSoto County resident/ student
$250.00 for Driver's Education
$125.00 initial registration fee plus $75.00 per course
for Non DeSoto County resident/student (subject to availability)
High School Courses Offered:
Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus
Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry
English I, II, III, IV
World History, US History, Government/Economics
French I, II and Spanish I, II
Middle School Courses Offered:
Language Arts 6th Grade
Language Arts 7th Grade
Language Arts 8th Grade
Mathematics 6th Grade
Mathematics 7th Grade
Mathematics 8th Grade (will receive 1 credit)
History and Geography 6th Grade
World Civilization 7th Grade
U.S. History 8th Grade
Jennifer Williams Wins Griffin Family Impact Award
At the University of Mississippi, student teacher Jennifer Williams, left, won the Griffin Family Impact Award for being an outstanding student teacher. She was nominated by Tish Hunt, right, first grade teacher at Southaven Elementary School. Supt. Milton Kuykendall, center, was at the same Award's Ceremony as he was inducted into the Education Department's Hall of Fame.
Two Retirements Celebrated
The Child Nutrition Department celebrated the retirements of two long-time employees whose work records totaled 60 years. Viola Davis, left, works at DeSoto Central Primary School and has served the district for 22 years. Florence Jones, right, works at Horn Lake High and has worked for 38 years. Cynthia Coleman, center, Director of Child Nutrition, recognized the contributions of these two employees and her staff prepared a reception for them.
From Left to right....Viola Davis , Desoto Central Primary 22 years, Cynthia Coleman, Child Nutrition Director, Florence Jones, Horn Lake High 38 Years
The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) 5/13/2015
UM Inducts Three into School of Education Hall of Fame
Kuykendall, Reynolds and Smith honored for leadership, service in public education
OXFORD—Three University of Mississippi alumni were admitted into the inaugural class of the UM School of Education’s Hall of Fame.
The inductees included Milton Kuykendall, superintendent of the DeSoto County School District; Judith Reynolds, a 45-year educator from Clinton; and Jerome Smith, a retired Jackson area educational leader and former education advisor to Mississippi Governor Kirk Fordice. The inductees were honored at the School of Education Awards Day Banquet on Friday, May 8.
Olive Branch High School
Wins Class 6A Boys Track & Field
For the first time in the history of Olive Branch High School, a group of ten athletes won the overall Mississippi High School Activities Association 6A State Championship in Boys’ Track and Field, according to OBHS Principal Alyson Killough.
“This is a tremendous accomplishment that took much work and preparation,” Mrs. Killough said.
Mrs. Killough pointed out that it took a total team effort to secure this title. The individuals who made this happen are:
· Lorenzen “Zoe” Burton won first in the state in the 200 meter dash and 400 meter dash
· Dontavis “Doe Doe” Bruce, Kyquansar “Kyky” Austin, TJ Jallow, and Zoe Burton won first in the state in both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200m relays
· Fred Walls won 2nd in discus and 3rd in shot put
· Gabe Fortenberry, TJ Jallow, Devin Johnson and Jakiel “Turbo” Honorable won 3rd in the state 4 x 400m relay
The OBHS track and field coaches are Michael Evans, Connor Denison and James Gaspard
DCS’ Debaters Head to National Competition
DCS students headed to national debate competition are, from left to right, Kyle Klinger, Ryleigh Dennis, Atticus Nelson, Kayla Barr, Alex Glasgow, and Silas Nelson.
A Speech and Debate program that started four years ago, now has a team of DeSoto County School students headed to national competition in Dallas, TX.
Four students from Olive Branch High and two from DeSoto Central High will spend a week of their summer at the National Speech & Debate Tournament, the largest academic competition in the world.
Reaching For The Stars
Congratulations to Student Leaders in our Community
DeSoto County Public Schools and Northpointe Christian have selected
Nine outstanding High School Seniors
Based on academic achievement, attendance, character, community involvement, extra-curricular activities and leadership qualities.