Oakland Heights to Celebrate at Spring Fling

Meridian, Miss. Administrators and volunteers at Oakland Heights Elementary School say there is a lot to celebrate this year.

The school will have its Spring Fling Saturday, a time of celebration and relaxation.

Officials say they're proud of academic improvement evidenced by student performance on assessments made after each nine weeks.

Principal Barbara Young says Oakland Heights is currently 10 points away from a 'B', as it heads toward state testing

"We showed growth improvement of over 70 points, which gives us a good, good lead going in to the end of the year MCT2 test," said Young. "And as you know the state has a new accountability model. We're sitting right now in second place for the district."

"We're so proud of our students and their accomplishment," said PTO president, Gary Houston. "And we just want to encourage them. And we want the community to come out and show our kids we're behind them. It isn't just for the administrators and the students but also for parents because the parents have been a good partner in all we're trying to do."

The community is invited to participate in Oakland Heights' Annual Spring Fling Saturday, Apr. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arm bands cost $10. Games can be played for 50 cents each.