Schools Recognized by PREPS for Excellence
Eleven DeSoto County Schools received special recognition for performing significantly better academically than projections anticipated. These awards were given based on state test scores from the 2014-2015 school year.
And the winners are:
Elementary Students Shine in Art Contest at LES
At Lewisburg Elementary School, the creative arts are on display.
2016 Aspiring Teacher Leaders
Loren Nelson, Lindsey Baker, Erin Stewart, Melinda Austin, Brandy Carter, Cynthia Ketchum and Tonya Wofford
Good teaching is good teaching. And strong teachers know they can learn from each other.
New Flags to Fly at DCS
For the seventh year in a row, the Felix LaBauve Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has contributed large 5’ x 8’ US Flags to fly on campuses of DeSoto County Schools. Sandy Brent, historian for the Chapter, presented the flags to Supt. Cory Uselton and Board President Ann Jolley.
Valedictorians and Salutatorians Named at Eight High Schools
DeSoto County Schools’ 2016 Salutatorians (Sals) and Valedictorians (Vals) were named for each high school, with the Salutatorian being the second highest Grade point Average and the Valedictorian being the student with the highest Grade Point Average.
|(from left) Center Hill High: Sal—Jonathan Weeks, planning to attend Mississippi State University and major in Engineering. Val—Travis McKnight, headed to Mississippi State University and major in Engineering||(from left) DeSoto Central High—Sal—Sarah Jenkins, will attend Mississippi College and study nursing. Val—Sarah Barch, going to the University of Mississippi and study English|
|(from left) Hernando High—Sal— Ata Amro, will go to University of Memphis and major in political science. Val—Nicholas Fenske, is headed to Ole Miss and is undecided about his major.||(from left) Horn Lake High—Sal—Myah Watson, going to Mississippi State and major in Civil engineering. Val—Madison Ladewig, headed to Ole Miss to study computer engineering.|
|(from left) Lake Cormorant High—Sal—Jordyn Shipp, majoring in biochemistry at Mississsippi State University Val—Kristi Rayer, headed to Hinds Community College to pursue Marine Biology and play soccer||(from left) Lewisburg High--Sal—Hannah Phillips, going to Mississippi State University and major in English. Val—Madison Shidler, headed to Mississippi State University and major is undecided.|
|Olive Branch High—Sal—Jordan Shumann, headed to the University of Mississippi and major in International Studies. Val—Brent Walker, headed to the Union University and majoring in journalism||(from left) Southaven High—Sal--Meagan Millier, going to University of Oklahoma and major in psychology. Val-Anarius Cathey, headed to Vanderbilt University and will major in biological sciences.|
2016 STAR Students/STAR Teachers
Shine Brightly at DeSoto County Schools
At DeSoto County School District, there are two important high school awards categories—the “STAR Student/STAR Teacher” program, and the Valedictorian/Salutatorian recognition program.
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DCES has 2016 Parent of the Year
Supt. Cory Uselton and DCES Principal Lisa Nye present the 2016 Parent of the Year plaque to Kim Daniel.
Kim Daniel is a pharmacist, but she hung up her white coat to focus on raising her children.