OES - Dollar Tree Donates $2,000
Dollar Tree donated $2,000 to purchase 138 hardback books and writing journals for every student to be used with our 3rd Grade Home to School Student & Parent Reading, Responding Journal Activity. Each week, a student takes a different book home to read with a parent. The student responds to what he/she read in a writing journal, and the parent writes a written response as well. The journal accompanies the book as it is rotated out to another student the next week. This is to help our parents see how important it is for our students to be able to understand the text they read as well as practice their writing and grammar skills in an application.
New School Board Member
Sarah Doss-Thomas became the newest DeSoto County School Board member on January 5th when Chancery Court Judge Percy Lynchard administered the oath of office to her. She represents the Hernando area of the school district.
DCS Students with 30+ ACT Score
Supt. Milton Kuykendall recognized students scoring 30+ on the ACT at the DeSoto County School Board Meeting. They are, (left to right), Alex Hanna, Bradley Brooks, Morgan Hollowell, Jake Mealer, Alex Leise and Chris Bower.
Reading Fair Winners 2015
Superintendent Milton Kuykendall Gives a
“Thumbs Up” to Reading Fair Winners
Area schools recently sent their first place reading fair winners to vie for opportunities to represent the district in Oxford on February 14. The Mississippi Department of Education Reading Fair enables students to synthesize skills in research, compilation, and creativity to create book projects that are shared with the community. Regional winners will eventually advance to state competition in Jackson.
Horn Lake High School Choir
Performs at National Cathedral in Washington, DC
Members of the Horn Lake High School choirs just returned Monday from performing at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. The group was selected to perform after undergoing a tough screening process that included recordings from the last 3 school years. This is the second time that a choir from HL has performed at the Cathedral (2011). HLHS is also the only high school choral department in the state to receive this honor in many years. The 12 members ensemble had to prepare 25 minutes of sacred a cappella music to be performed as a prelude to the Sunday Evensong service.
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Tobacco Replacement Medication Coverage
MS Tobacco Quitline
The ACT Center
Mississippi State and School Employees’ Health Insurance Plan
Two School Funding Amendments
Clearing Up the Confusion