PHES Honor Society Rising to Help Foster Kids
Many foster care children gather their things in a trash bag when having to move from home to home.
students wanted to help these children through tough times by purchasing and decorating “Sweet Cases,” duffel bags filled with lots of items these children need when they go into foster care. There are 62 fourth-and-fifth graders in NHS. They partnered with an organization called “Together We Rise,” a national nonprofit group that attempts to make the lives of foster children better, and Omni Visions that works in the Mid-South to promote adoption and foster care.
Mississippi’s First Lady Visits Two DeSoto County Schools
Mississippi’s First Lady Deborah Bryant visited two DeSoto County Schools as part of her statewide tour to promote reading and battle illiteracy. Her first stop was Lake Cormorant Elementary School and her second stop was Hernando Elementary School.
Writing to Read at HES
Jenny and Aaron Lawson listen as their son, Asher Lawson, reads his book titled “Deer.”
There is a classroom of writers in Martha Liston’s first grade class at Hernando Elementary School. To celebrate their success, parents were invited to a “publishing party” where their child read them what they had written.
Water, Water Everywhere, But Not Fit to Drink
HLMS Teacher Assistant Janice Echols and PE Assistant Aydan Ward organize the water donations.
For a month, Horn Lake Middle School students have been promoting a “Clean Water Drive” for the citizens of Flint, Michigan, whose central water supply has been tainted with lead and other toxic chemicals. Students, parents and staff have bought sealed cases of bottled water to their campus as they get ready to make a shipment to Flint via CJE Excursions, a transport company that has donated their delivery services.
Uselton Speaks to Honor Students at UM DeSoto Center
Supt. Cory Uselton speaks to honor students in the School of Education at the University of Mississippi--DeSoto.
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" As you are growing up, this is a question you hear all the time.
DeSoto County School District Supt. Cory Uselton told the group of future educators they could now answer that age old question by answering, “I am going to be a teacher.”
When he was a kid, Uselton said that he wanted to be was a hero...a policeman, a fireman, or someone that saved the day. Never did he imagine that he would be a teacher.
Schools Recognized by PREPS for Excellence
Eleven DeSoto County Schools received special recognition for performing significantly better academically than projections anticipated. These awards were given based on state test scores from the 2014-2015 school year.
And the winners are: