Teachers Train on Math and Science Skills
78 teachers from Northwest Mississippi participated in the MDOT training to learn new teaching strategies for math and science.
Math and science lessons were the focus of a two-day training session at DeSoto County Schools’ Board of Education.
Entergy Regional Customer Service Manager Don Arnold presents a $5,000 grant to Lee Caldwell, Special Projects Manager at DeSoto County Schools. This grant will be used for the new Career Technology and Vocational Center-- West Program in Horn Lake. This is the second $5,000 grant Entergy has awarded to the school district to help equip some of the new vocational courses offered, including a new Culinary Center. DCS is partnering with Northwest Community College to offer unique training opportunities for students in the new $10 million facility that is nearing completion.
Homer Skelton Foundation Drives Student Success
Two DCS Students Win $100,000 ScholarshipsHayden Jaynes of Horn Lake High School, left , and Enrique Serrano of Southaven High, right, look over their new “classroom” at Homer Skelton Ford. Marty Tant is the Service Manager, center
The first two Automotive Program “Top Guns” have been named at DeSoto County Schools’ Career and Technical Center-- West.
Two students will receive scholarships and benefits that will total more than $100,000 per student in the Ford Asset Program providing tuition, lodging, and paid internships. The scholarships are being provided by the Homer Skelton Foundation.
The students are Enrique Serrano at Southaven High and Hayden Jaynes of Horn Lake High.
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.
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.