Winners & Heroes & a Special Invitation
The Foundation for Excellence in Education is Proud to Announce the Awarding of $77,487.89 to 175 Teachers!
You are cordially invited to attend
the DeSoto County Foundation for Excellence in Education
Salute to Education Teacher Grant
Reception and Awards Ceremony
November 3, 2016 at 4:00 P.M.
DeSoto Hills Baptist Church
4680 Getwell Road
For a List of the Winning Teachers by School
For a List of the Heroes (Your Sponsors)
Four Teachers Selected to Serve on State
Superintendents’ Teacher Council
The Mississippi Department of Education announced an experienced and highly regarded group of professionals from across the state to serve on the first Mississippi Teacher Council (MTC).
Olive Branch Elementary School
Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Center Hill Elementary School
The purpose of the MTC is to provide feedback to Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, on the initiatives of the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), the Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) and the Mississippi State Legislature. The MTC aims to empower teachers to discuss topics critical to their success in the classroom and how MDE can assist.
“We want to learn from our teachers in the classroom who often implement effective strategies that can be shared and replicated statewide. They provide valuable insights that could improve MDE initiatives. Additionally, the MTC will provide a venue for teachers to become advocates for their students and their profession through input into the decision-making process,” said Wright.
More than 150 teachers from around the state submitted applications to serve on the MTC. A committee selected the following four teachers from DeSoto County Schools: Supt. Cory Uselton said, “I understand the purpose of this Council is for the State Superintendent of Education to hear directly from teachers on a regular basis, regarding any and all issues facing them. I am proud that four of our outstanding teachers were selected. I think it says a lot of our teaching team. They are great representatives of our school district.”
Pumpkin Patients at CTC-East
Future health care workers at Career & Technical Center-East performed “pumpkin-ectomies” on their assigned pumpkin patients, practicing sterile handwashing techniques, teamwork and the roles of all in surgery.
Lamar Gets National, League Honors
Oct 10, 2016 Frosh Helps Yale Beat Dartmouth
Lamar Had 180 yards, 2 TDs (Jack Warhola image)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A freshman getting his first varsity snaps at tailback might be best scheduled for an early, non-league game. That's not what Alan Lamar faced last Saturday at Yale Bowl.
Lamar, the rookie from Olive Branch, Miss., who was the No. 2 back (due to injuries) heading into the crucial Ivy League game against Dartmouth on Oct. 8, ran 23 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns in Yale's 21-13 win. That performance against a formidable Big Green defense earned him STATS FCS (national) Rookie of the Week as well as Ivy League co-Rookie of the Week.
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.