Lewisburg Elementary School teacher Angela McKinnon was recognized at the Mississippi Board of Education as a finalist for the Presidential Award for Math and Science.” It's always great to see our teachers recognized for their hard work, and it was very exciting to see Ms. McKinnon being honored at the state and national level,” said Supt. Cory Uselton. “Great things are happening in DeSoto County Schools! #TeamDCS.”
This is a video of CHHS teachers telling their students what they really need to hear. Produced by Mustang Tv at Center Hill High School.
DCS Retains “A” Ranking as Test Scores Soar
Principals Duane Case and Jacob Stripling
Principals Duane Case of DeSoto Central Middle School and Jacob Stripling of Center Hill Middle School led the top two middle schools for test results in Mississippi.
Amy Gardner, “Math-A-Thon Coordinator of the Year”
Amy Gardner, center, was named “Math-A-Thon Coordinator of the Year” by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for her work at Overpark Elementary School. Overpark has raised more than $145,000 in 10 years for this program. To organize this annual event takes a team effort and Helen Wright, left, has served as co-coordinator at OES. OES Principal Lisa Love, right, has supported their efforts and encouraged her students to participate.
Training For All Special Education Staff
Carla Respess, Paige Patterson and Monika Newson help facilitate the SPED training for DCS.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. That is a guiding principle that the Special Education Department (SPED) understands and one reason a comprehensive training day was planned for all SPED teachers and staff.
Thank you for the school supplies!
For the last two weeks, employees at FedEx Smartpost have collected school supplies for DeSoto County Schools. When they donated them to the district office, they were thanked by Superintendent Cory Uselton and Assoc. Superintendent Keith Williams. From left, Delain Griffith (FedEx), Assoc. Supt. Williams, Supt. Uselton, and Gladys Lee (FedEx). Smartpost offers effective residential shipping and return options, and tracks packages for FedEx. Thank you for being a great community partner!
New School Year Begins at DeSoto County Schools
Teachers at Olive Branch Elementary School were ready with color-coded hallways, numbered bus lines, and rosters in hand as they greeted nervous parents and excited students entering their building.
First impressions matter—especially on the first day of school .
“If you don’t have a level of excitement on the first day of school, you are in the wrong profession,” said OBE Principal Sunnie Barkley. This marks the 26th year she has been the principal at Olive Branch Elementary and the 39th year she has been in the teaching profession.
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