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October 21, 2011

Key Communicator - October 21, 2011

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Tuesday, October 25 – 5:30 p.m.

Dumont Plaza

Join us as we welcome Dr. Alvin Taylor, MPSD Superintendent, and hear his goals and vision for the school district. We will also hear from community leaders about the importance of tutoring, mentoring, and parent involvement, and the role the community plays in those areas.

Special entertainment provided by MHS Drum Line, Cheerleaders, and Lamplighters.

Community Groups Participating:
Parents for Public Schools
Men for Change
Coalition of Organizations
FBC Tutoring
Youth Excitement Team (YET)
Study Buddy Tutoring Program
Meridian Housing Authority
Boys and Girls Club
Meridian Transit System
MPSD Parent Resource Center
Second Chance Mentoring

Find out how you can help MPSD by tutoring, mentoring, and increasing parental involvement.

See you there!

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Meridian High School Homecoming
October 24-28
Theme: Respect Everyone, Fear No One!

There are plenty of fun Homecoming events scheduled, so join in the fun!

Dress Up Days
Monday- Cartoon Day
Tuesday- Celebrity Day
Wednesday- College Day
Thursday- Career Day
Friday- Spirit Day

Powder Puff Football
Monday, October 24 – 5 p.m.

Admission $2

Homecoming Parade
Thursday, October 27 – 5:30 p.m.

Grand Marshalls- Charles Ray, Lindy Ray, and David Ray (Grandsons of Dr. Ray who Ray Stadium was named after 75 years ago!)
Floats will line up at Central Office at 4:30 p.m.
Crowning of Homecoming King at end of parade -WTOK
Parade Route: Starts on 25th Avenue in front of MPSD Central Office, left on 8th Street, right on 23rd Avenue, left on 5th Street, right on 22nd Avenue, and left on 9th Street ending at WTOK for pep rally and crowing of MHS Homecoming King.

Pep Rally
Friday, October 28 – 3 p.m.
MHS Boys Gym

MHS vs. Terry
Friday, October 28 – 7 p.m.
Ray Stadium

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MPSD Receives $1,065,000 Grant from Phil Hardin Foundation

MPSD is very excited to announce the generous grant provided to our district by the Phil Hardin Foundation! The money will be used for the Recruiting and Retaining Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders program and the establishment of the Health Small Learning Community at Meridian High School.

The grant will be distributed over five years - $253,000 for year one to include the establishment of the Health Small Learning Community and $203,000 for years two through five.

The Health Small Learning Community is set to open in August 2012.

Read more from Meridian Star or WTOK.

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Come Visit Us!

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


Crestwood Elementary Red Ribbon Week Assembly
Tuesday, October 25 – 9 a.m.

T.J. Harris Elementary Red Ribbon Week Assembly
Tuesday, October 25 – 1:30 p.m.

Step Up! Sign Up!
Hosted by Parents for Public Schools

Tuesday, October 25 – 5:30 p.m.
Dumont Plaza
Join us as we welcome Dr. Alvin Taylor, MPSD Superintendent, and hear his goals and vision for the school district. We will also hear from community leaders about the importance of tutoring, mentoring, and parent involvement, and the role the community plays in those areas.

Northwest Middle School PTO’s Fall Festival
Tuesday, October 25 – 5 to 7 p.m.

 

West Hills Elementary Awards Assembly
Wednesday, October 26

Kindergarten and First Grade – 8:30 a.m.
Second and Third Grade – 9:10 a.m.
Fourth and Fifth Grade – 9:55 a.m.
Students will be recognized for their achievements including: All “A” Honor Roll, A and B Honor Roll, Citizenship, and Most Improved. 

Oakland Heights Elementary Red Ribbon Week Assembly
Wednesday, October 26 – 9 a.m.
 

Parkview Elementary Red Ribbon Week Assembly
Wednesday, October 26 – 1 p.m. 

West Hills Elementary Red Ribbon Week Assembly
Thursday, October 27 – 1:30 p.m.


Northwest Middle School Red Ribbon Week Rally
Friday, October 28 – 2 p.m.

Northwest Auditorium
Guest Speaker: Deputy Ricardo Taylor from Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department

West Hills Elementary Fall Festival
Friday, October 28 – 9 a.m to 2:15 p.m.

Free for current West Hills students. Activities include games, fun house, monster dance, and much more! Food and Drinks can be purchased from vendors! Don’t miss the fun!

Poplar Springs Elementary PTA’s Fall Festival
Saturday, October 29 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Activities include: hay ride, petting zoo, games, inflatables, bake sale, cake walk, toy walk, raffle and more.

T.J. Harris Elementary School Fall Festival
Thursday, November 3 – 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Harris Upper Gym
The Fall Festival will also focus on healthy activities including a Zumba demonstration, strength training, and nutrition information. Don’t miss the games, prizes, and family fun!

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Dr. Taylor updated his blog! Click here to check it out.

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Congratulations to the MHS Wildcats as they are 7-0 going into the Petal football game tonight!

If you can’t make the game, be sure to listen to all of the action on 105.7 The Beat.

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Around the District

 

Be sure to check the MPSD website, www.mpsd.k12.ms.us, for updates on school events and other district news!

 

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