Lighthouse School Beacon Award 2014
(From L to R) Keith Treadway-School Board Attorney, Milton Kuykendall-Superintendent, Shelia Riley-School Board Member, Milton Nichols-School Board President, and School Board Members-Steve Dodd, Ann Jolley, Theron Long.
DeSoto County School District is being recognized by the Mississippi Schools Boards Association for being an "A" school district, one of 17 statewide. The award is called the Lighthouse School Beacon Award.
When students improve their daily attendance rate at Lewisburg High School, they can earn “extra chicken tender days” in the cafeteria. LHS Principal Chris Fleming is about to enjoy students’ favorite meal in the cafeteria.
Shoeboxes for Soldiers
Veteran’s Day Celebration
Overpark Elementary was the grand award winner in the collection of Shoeboxes for Soldiers. JJ. Downs, PE teacher at OES, (center), accepted the $1000 PE grant from Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto employees Claire Hick and James Huffman.
It was a red, white and blue day at Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto, and students from DeSoto County Schools helped join in the celebration to honor veterans.
Lewisburg High-Principal Chris Fleming, Hannah Ferguson,, Anna Goldman, Volleyball Coach Gary Hentz, Band Director Kim Hallmark, Asst. Band Director Ben Bullock, Asst. Band Director Ben McClemore, Caleb Keathly, and Jessica Geraldson.
It is hard to be humble when your school district racks up four state championships in one weekend, breaks a state swimming record, walks away with two "Grand Champion" titles at a choral festival, and earns tickets to go national competition in Speech and Debate.
A patriotic mural was dedicated at Center Hill Elementary School to honor the late Rebecca Dearden, the principal who opened CHES in 2002. She died earlier this year from complications of a two-year battle with brain cancer.
Lisa Cullum, from Oilve Branch Wal-Mart, brought the Overpark Elementary staff a cake and gave away (20) $50 gift cards to teachers to try to help offset personal money teachers spend on their students/classrooms.