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Key Communicator- 9.6.11

Ribbon Cutting for New Handicapped Accessible Playgrounds

Parkview Elementary and T.J. Harris Elementary Schools now have the area’s first handicapped accessible playgrounds. A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday, September 1 at Harris Elementary to officially announce the opening of the playgrounds.

Read the full story in the Meridian Star, click
here  and from WTOK, click here.



Parents Can Access Student Grades Online

MPSD parents can keep up with their student’s grades and attendance online through PowerSchool. PowerSchool offers you the ability to see each grade as soon as the teacher enters it into the grade book!


If your student was in the district last year, you can use the same log in information that you used last year. If you are new to the district or have lost your log in information, it will be given out with Progress Reports during Parent and Teacher Conferences on Monday, September 12. 


PowerSchool can be accessed through the MPSD website homepage- simply visit and click on the PowerSchool link located on the left side of the page.



Parent and Teacher Conferences


Monday, September 12 - 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


All MPSD schools will be having Parent and Teacher Conferences on Monday, September 12. Please be sure to come by from 2 to 6 p.m. to meet with your child’s teacher and pick up their progress report.


MHS Boys’ Track Team Presented with Championship Rings

The Meridian High Boys’ Track team won the 6A State Championship this past May! This title has not been won by a Meridian boys’ track team since 1971. Through the support of this community, Billy King, Kenneth Rue, Wink Glover, and Mary Williams, we were able to purchase state championship rings. The rings were presented to the athletes during halftime of the MHS vs. Wayne County football game on Friday, August 26, 2011.

For a complete list of team members, coaches, and pictures, click here.

Carver Middle School Gets a Special Visit from the Mayor

Carver Middle School has implemented several programs to encourage students to read, and Mayor Cheri Barry visited with Carver students to reinforce the importance of reading on Friday, September 2.  The Mayor read the first chapter of Harry Potter to a class of sixth grade students. Her visit made a huge impact in showing the students that reading can be fun and entertaining.  

Meridian High School Cheerleaders hosting Cheer Clinic

Saturday, September 17 – 9 a.m. to Noon (MHS Girls’ Gym)

The MHS Varsity Cheerleaders are holding a Cheer Clinic for ages 4-12 on September 17. If you pre-register by September 14, you receive a free cheer clinic t-shirt. The cost of the clinic is $25. Participants will cheer at the Natchez game on September 23. This year, pictures with Wally Wildcat will be available. These are a great gift idea or Christmas card picture.

Applications can be picked up at MHS, all elementary schools, or printed from the MPSD website Space is limited, so sign up today!

Dr. Taylor’s “On a Positive Note…”

Hear straight from Dr. Taylor by visiting his blog. Go to to read Dr. Taylor’s latest blog entry.  Just click on the Superintendent section of the webpage and “On a Positive Note…” to read his thoughts on the first month of school.


Wildcats on a Roll!

Way to go Wildcats! The MHS football team is 3-0 after a huge win over Canton.

To read more, click


Come Visit Us!

We have tons of opportunities for you to be involved in our schools, so mark your calendars!


Meridian High School PTMHS Meeting
Thursday, September 8 – 6 to 7 p.m.
MHS Auditorium




All MSPD Schools- Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, September 12 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Come meet with your child’s teacher, pick up progress reports, and discuss how your child is doing so far this year!


Oakland Heights Elementary School PTO Meeting
Tuesday, September 13 – 6 p.m.
Oakland Heights Auditorium


Crestwood Elementary School PTO Meeting
Tuesday, September 20 – 6 p.m.
Crestwood Cafeteria


Northwest Middle School PTO Meeting
Tuesday, September 20 – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Northwest Auditorium


Oakland Heights Kindergarten Parents’ Meeting
Tuesday, September 20 – 5:30 p.m.
Kindergarten Classrooms

Parkview Elementary “Daddy Donuts”
Tuesday, September 20  - 3 p.m.
Calling all Parkview Dads! We want to show our Dads that we appreciate them, so you will get a sweet treat when you pick your child up from school!


Poplar Springs Elementary PTA Meeting

Tuesday, September 20 - 6 p.m.

PSE Auditorium

Magnolia Middle School PTO Meeting
Thursday, September 22 – 5:30 p.m.
Magnolia Cafeteria


Around the District


Be sure to check the MPSD website,, for updates on school events and other district news!

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