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School Salutes Black Heritage

Posted: 02/28/2006 - Students at Oakland Heights Elementary School celebrated Black History Month with their own version of "Oprah."

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Sales Tax Holiday Being Considered

Posted: 02/24/2006 - A bill pending in the Mississippi Legislature would create a sales tax holiday for parents to buy clothes for their kids to wear to school.

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Lowe Reaches New High

Posted: 02/24/2006 - A representative from Lauderdale County was chosen for the Mississippi Spelling Bee. She won with "toxicology."

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Principal Probe

Posted: 02/22/2006 - The principal at Choctaw County High School has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

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Education Money In, Tax Cut Out

Posted: 02/17/2006 - A record-high $6 billion education bill cleared the Alabama House of Representatives, but a tax cut in the same bill was deleted first.

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School Salutes Troops With Gifts

Updated: 02/01/2006 - Soldiers serving in Iraq are being remembered in a tangible way by students at St. Patrick Catholic School.

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Crestwood Marks Level 5

Updated: 01/27/2006 - Crestwood Elementary School held a big celebration Friday to reward students and teachers for working hard to reach a Level 5 ranking.

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Board Extends Superintendent's Contract

Updated: 01/27/2006 - The Meridian School Board has approved a contract for the superintendent that includes a hefty community-financed supplement.

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School Still in Recovery

Updated: 01/24/2006 - A Lauderdale County school is still trying to recover from a hurricane that struck in August 2005.

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Learning Is a Circus Act

Updated: 01/23/2006 - The Circus of the Kids spent Monday at Poplar Springs Elementary School, showing children how to use circus skills every day.

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Students Spell Their Way to S-U-C-C-E-S-S

Updated: 01/20/2006 - Spelling bees were conducted in Meridian and Lauderdale County public schools Friday, in preparation for the county-wide championship.

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Schools Working on Discipline

Updated: 01/11/2006 - Meridian Public Schools officials are finding some common ground with Gov. Haley Barbour when it comes to discipline.

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Goal: Dropping the Dropout Rate

Updated: 01/10/2006 - Mississippi lawmakers plan to take up the issue of school dropouts during the legislative session, but local schools are already addressing the problem.

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Kemper Targeting Staff Needs

Updated: 01/09/2006 - The Kemper County School District is dealing with some replacement issues as it finishes out the 2005-2006 school year.

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Distance Learning Program

Updated: 01/09/2006 - A Distance Learning Program is giving students new opportunity at Newton County High School.

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Principal Resigns Post

Updated: 01/06/2006 - There will be a change in leadership for Kemper County High School this year.

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MPS Releases Annual Report

Updated: 12/20/2005 - The Meridian public school board released its 2005 annual report on the state of the district.

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Scholarships Awarded by BSTC

Updated: 12/15/2005 - Two Jasper County high school students earned some help with college expenses through an essay contest sponsored by Bay Springs Telephone Company.

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C-SPAN Bus Makes Stop

Updated: 12/13/2005 - A different kind of yellow school bus made a stop in Meridian Tuesday.

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Consultant Schools Business Leaders

Updated: 12/13/2005 - Progress is being made to improve Meridian's public school system, according to a school board consultant hired to evaluate the district.

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