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August 16, 2013

Key Communicator-August 16, 2013

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2013-14 School Year Off to a Great Start

A special thanks to the MPSD teachers, students, parents, staff, and community members for helping the 2013-14 school year get off to such a great start! We make a great team!

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Interim State Superintendent of Education to Host Regional Community Meeting in Meridian

The Interim State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Lynn House, will be in Meridian on Wednesday, August 21 as part of a state-wide tour called “Mississippi’s Road to Rigorous College – and Career – Ready Standards: A Conversation with Dr. Lynn House, Interim State Superintendent of Education.”

The Mississippi Department of Education, in partnership with the Mississippi Parent-Teacher Association and the Mississippi Library Commission, is launching a series of public meetings around the state to inform parents and community members about Mississippi’s college- and career-ready standards.
Dr. Lynn House will provide information about the Common Core State Standards and answer questions from the public.

The meeting will be held in the Auditorium at Meridian High School on Wednesday, August 21 at 6 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

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Dual Credit Agreement with Meridian Community College

MPSD Superintendent Dr. Taylor signed an agreement this week with MCC to continue offering Dual Credit classes to Meridian High School students.

Dual credit classes allow high school students to earn college credit while earning credit toward a high school diploma. Dual credit classes offered at MHS include academic courses such as College Algebra and English Composition as well as Career and Technical classes such as Welding and Drafting.

To read the story from the Meridian Star, click here.

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MHS Student Mia Hall Earns First Alternate in MS Distinguished Young Women Program

Congratulations to Meridian High School Student Mia Hall for placing first alternate in Mississippi’s Distinguished Young Women Program (formerly known as Junior Miss)! We are very proud of you!

To read the story from WTOK, please click here.

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Are You Ready for Wildcat Football?

Join the MHS Wildcats tonight as they host a “Football Jamboree” against Neshoba Central at 7 p.m. in Ray Stadium. Tickets cost $5 per person.

After the Jamboree, the Wildcats will hit the road for the first two season games. MHS will play their first home game on September 6 at 7 p.m. in Ray Stadium against perennial state power South Panola.

For a complete 2013 football schedule, please click here.

2013 Ticket Information:
-Reserved Chair-Back seating Season Ticket: $75 (includes reserved parking)
-Reserved Chair-Back Seating: $15 per game
-General Admission Seating: $8 per game

Love Wildcat Sports? Use one of the following passes to come to all sporting events for one low price!
-All Sport Adult Reserved Seating Pass: $100 (includes reserved seating at football games)
-All Sport Adult Pass: $80
-All Sport Student Pass: $40
-Student Athlete Pass: $25 (MHS Student Athletes can use this pass to attend other sporting events throughout the year.)

To purchase your tickets or for more information, please contact Karen Kimberl at 601.482.1225.

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A special thanks…

To the United Way and the community of Meridian for large donation of school uniforms and supplies to our elementary schools through the “Stuff the Bus” campaign! We truly appreciate it!

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Golden Apple Award Nominations

MPSD was pleased to have three teachers from our district awarded Golden Apples in the 2012-13 school year. The Golden Apple Awards will continue this year, so nominate your favorite teacher by visiting either www.meridianstar.com or www.wgbctv.com and clicking on the Golden Apple logo.

Nominations can be submitted by parents, faculty, or community members, as well as past and present students.

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Come Visit Us!

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

 

Oakland Heights Elementary Title 1 Meeting
Tuesday, August 20th - 1:00 p.m.
Conference room
Parent Advisory Meeting 

Parkview Elementary PTO Meeting
Tuesday, August 27 - 6:00 p.m.
Parents and staff meet to set goals for the 2013-2014 school year.

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MPSD in the News…

2013-14 MPSD Budget

http://meridianstar.com/local/x1724753085/City-school-board-seeks-tax-increase

 

United Way's “Stuff the Bus”

http://meridianstar.com/local/x541273345/Stuff-the-Bus-Help-support-local-elementary-children

 

MPSD Registration

http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/MPSD-Registration-215572151.html

 

New Small Learning Communities

http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/MHS-New-Additions-215562231.html

 

Teacher's Conference

http://meridianstar.com/local/x541272806/Teacher-s-Conference

 

City School Board Seeks Tax Increase

http://meridianstar.com/local/x1724753085/City-school-board-seeks-tax-increase

 

Magnolia Students Honored for Art

http://meridianstar.com/local/x541274621/Magnolia-Middle-School-students-recognized-for-art

 

United Way "Stuff the Bus" Supply Drive

WTOK- http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/United-Way-Tries-to-Stuff-the-Bus-215691301.html

Meridian Star - http://meridianstar.com/local/x1538944237/A-helping-hand-for-back-to-school

 

Middle School Teachers participate in Summer Workshop

http://meridianstar.com/local/x1724755155/LEARNING-TO-TEACH-NEW-WAYS

 

Three from MPSD were Honored with Arts Education Awards

http://meridianstar.com/local/x1724755153/Meridian-area-arts-educators-honored-at-2013-Arts-Education-Awards

 

Three of the Four MS Alliance for Arts Education Awards for the Meridian area were Earned by MPSD

http://meridianstar.com/local/x1724755954/Making-a-difference-in-education

 

Mississippi's Distinguished Young Women (formally Junior Miss) 1st runner up - MHS student Mia Hall

http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/2014-DYW-Winner-Named--216320171.html

 

"We are One" Community Meeting

http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/We-Are-One-Meetings-to-Inform-Meridian-Parents-216540831.html

 

MPSD SRO Graduates

http://meridianstar.com/local/x596952253/SRO-GRADUATES

 

“Stuff the Bus” Donations Delivered to Elementary Schools

http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/Stuff-the-Bus-Donations-Distributed-to-Schools-217411821.html

 

Students Return to School

http://meridianstar.com/local/x1664877132/Students-return-to-school-Tuesday-Officials-urge-drivers-to-be-cautious

 

Teachers Get Ready to go Back to School

http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/Teachers-Get-Ready-to-go-Back-to-School-218396281.html

 

Meridian Students Return to School

http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/Meridian-Students-Return-to-School-218522351.html

 

Back to Class

http://meridianstar.com/local/x125812715/Back-to-classes

 

MPSD Strategy

http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/MPSD-Strategy-218863061.html

 

MHS Football Season Ahead

http://meridianstar.com/sports/x738624215/MHS-football-season-ahead

 

MHS Girls Softball Beat Clarkdale in Pre-season Tournament

http://meridianstar.com/sports/x738623091/Bulldogs-split-in-Clarkdale-Jamboree

 

Dual Credit Agreement with MCC

WTOK: http://www.wtok.com/home/headlines/MCC-Public-Schools-Approve-Dual-Enrollment-219664921.html

Meridian Star: http://meridianstar.com/local/x1664886607/In-agreement

 

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