Hernando High Stadium Named in Honor of Anthony Jenkins
Anthony Jenkins returned to the Hernando High School stadium to be honored at the Tigers’ football game.
He is staying permanently.
Lewisburg Band Hits the High Notes for 3rd Straight State Championship
Kim Hallmark stood on the sidelines, calm and collected, watching the Lewisburg Marching Band perform their routine dubbed “Mother Nature.” She did not make a suggestion or have a clipboard taking notes. She just enjoyed the show. Unless you knew this 30-year-old band director was in charge, most would have assumed she was a fan.
Mississippi’s Teacher of the Year Visits DCS
She came to listen and learn, as well as share her philosophy of teaching.
Gautier High School's Jodi McKenzie is the state’s Teacher of the Year chosen by the Mississippi Department of Education.
Let’s Get Moving
Students and Staff Pedometer Challenge at CHES
Center Hill Elementary School Health Council and PE Teacher Erin D’Antonio have launched a pedometer challenge to get students and staff to be more physically active.
Horn Lake High Career Fair Helps Students Picture the Possibilities
Northwest Mississippi Community College representatives shared information about job training in engineering and technology with HLHS students.
Horn Lake High School sponsored a career day event to introduce students to the wealth of job and career opportunities available with local employers.
DCS Students Work to Promote Heart Health
DeSoto County Schools promotes heart health and participates in “Jump Rope for the Heart” and other heart healthy activities.
Eight DCS schools were recognized for their participation and for their generous donations to the American Heart Association before the DCS Board of Education.
Schools recognized include: Lake Cormorant Elementary, Prin. Margaret Boyd; DeSoto Central Elementary, Prin. Lisa Nye; Shadow Oaks Elementary, Prin. Traci Riley; Southaven Elementary, Prin. Christy Johnston; DeSoto Central Primary, Prin. Colleen Long; Lewisburg Primary, Prin. Jeannie Treadway; Lewisburg Elementary, Prin. Amanda Samples; and Hernando Hills Elementary, Asst. Prin. Michaela Smith.
Hernando Hills Elementary Principal Stephanie Gilder received special recognition for her school raising more than $12,500 for the American Heart Association—more than any other school in the state.
Making Wishes Come True at CHES
In 2004, the late Rebecca Dearden, former principal at Center Hill Elementary School, had a vision. She wanted to change students’ hearts by learning to give. She kicked off fundraising for Make-A-Wish, an organization that grants “wishes” to children with serious illnesses.
How Sweet the Sound
The members of the ensemble at Horn Lake High, Voci Novella, went to Tuscaloosa to take part in the University of Alabama's Honor Choir as the featured choir at this year's event.
Dr. Andrew Minear, director of choral studies at University of Alabama, said, “This is an honor given to only one high school choir each year. This invitation is recognition of the Horn Lake Choral Department’s outstanding reputation for excellence.”
New Superintendent’s Youth Leadership Council Named
DeSoto County Schools’ Superintendent's Youth Leadership Council (SYLC), a program designed to help high school students develop leadership skills, has announced its members for the 2016-2017 school year.
Patriotism is learned.
Supt. Uselton thanked those who have served our country at multiple events across the district for Veteran's Day.