Connie Rodgers, Southaven High School social studies teacher, was one of seventeen K-12 grade educators who participated in the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s inaugural Summer Teachers School in June. The week-long workshop was the first of several innovative programs that MDAH is developing for teachers and students, as well as the general public, in preparation for the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History in December 2017.
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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.
Understanding Initiative 42
- Initiative 42 will require the Legislature to abide by the school funding law (MAEP) it passed 18 years ago but has been fully funded only twice. It funds education when there is growth.
- The Legislature said the MAEP formula would fund a “C” school district—and they have not done it.
- We do more with less every year. More and more unfunded mandates are handed down and we continue to meet the challenge
- In the last 12 years, by the MAEP formula, DeSoto County School District has been shorted $142 million.
- Revenues have grown an average of 3% per year for the past 10 years. Mississippi's rainy day fund is full, yet the Legislature still did not fully fund education.
- It is one thing not to fund education when the money is not there—it is another when the legislature chooses not to do so when we have the maximum amount of money allowed in our reserve.
- The Legislature first tried to confuse voters with a competing initiative. That did not work. Now they are using scare tactics to get people against Initiative 42.
- This is not right for the children of Mississippi.
RiverKings Unveil New Colors, Logo
CHHS Student Helps Make Logo Selection
The Mississippi RiverKings unveiled their new primary logo and colors. The team also displayed their new secondary logos and jerseys for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Four mayors helped reveal the new design and one high school student had input on the design selection.
The Lake Cormorant High JROTC color guard presented the colors at the DeSoto County School Board meeting on July 6.
The students are: Cadet Lance Cpl. Savannah Martin (American flag), Cadet Lance Cpl. Ciona Epps (Marine Corps flag), Cadet Lance Cpl. Chandler Studivant (left rifle) and Cadet Lance Cpl. Aaron Wright (right rifle). Instructors are Lt. Col. Gregg Johnston and Sgt. Major Thomas Herman