Grainger Makes Significant Investment in DCS
Grainger has donated $22,000 to the DeSoto County Schools Career and Technology Center, and to the Education Foundation for grants in classrooms of DeSoto County schools. Grainger has been a part of the DeSoto County business community for more than 11 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products.
Home Run 5K Habitat for Humanity Race a Success
Hernando High School students were the first place winner among high
schools to raise money for Habitat DeSoto.
Perfect weather, strong community support, and participation from eight DeSoto County high schools made the Home Run 5K Habitat for Humanity race a success, according to Sandy Slocum, president for DeSoto Habitat. “The total amount raised by our high schools for Desoto Habitat surpassed last year by reaching $12,368.00,” Slocum said.
“FARMtastic” is FANtastic at the Mid-South Fair
Milk a cow, grind flour, gin cotton, climb aboard a tractor, groom a horse or hold a newly hatched chick…these experiences were part of FARMtastic, an agriculture experiential learning activity hosted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service at the Mid-South Fair.
The City of Walls Refunds DeSoto County Schools
Walls Mayor Patti Denison presented a check for $13,433.54 to the Board of Education, the remainder of $44,000 that Walls was given in 2009 for the design, construction and installation of sewage improvements for Lake Cormorant High School.
“When I took office a year ago, I was told the money was in an escrow account but no one really knew what it was for,” Denison told school board members. “Over the last few months, I did some research and found out it was part of the interlocal agreement.”
Supt. Milton Kuykendall accepted the check, and said, “It is good news to get money back. This does not happen too often. Thank you, Mayor Denison.”
Move To Learn Star Comes to DCS
With more than 20 years in education, Coach “Cal” Calhoun is on a mission to get kids moving. A recent stop included Lewisburg Elementary and Lewisburg Primary Schools.
New Adopt-A-School Partner
Psi Mu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. adopts Lake Cormorant High School. ( L to R) LCHS Asst. Principal Todd Mayo; Omega- Eric Powell; Omega- James Williams; Omega-Mike Smith; LCHS Principal Rhonda Guice; Omega- Vonn Stapleton; and LCHS Asst. Principal Sara Jane Russell.
The Southaven Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has adopted Lake Cormorant High School. Omega Psi Phi has over 700 chapters throughout the world.