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The robotics team of Sumter Central High School

Applebee's
The robotics team of Sumter Central High School will have their pancake breakfast ...
October 11, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Applebee's. Tickets will be sold at $5.00 each. All proceeds will go towards team promotion.

For more information please contact my adviser Latosha Caves at 205-652-1501 or by email at caves36751@gmail.com.





EMCC GRAD TOOK “TIME” TO FIND HIS WAY

East Mississippi Community College
EMCC GRAD TOOK “TIME” TO FIND HIS WAY

MAYHEW – Dalvin Tate had a good idea what he wanted to do with his life, all he needed was a little TIME.
Tate enrolled in East Mississippi Community College’s TIME (Technology Initiative in Manufacturing and Engineering) program as a junior and senior at Starkville High School before graduating from EMCC in May as a member of the first Honors class at the Golden Triangle campus.
During the closing ceremony for the TIME program, Tate told parents and guests that the program helped him decide on engineering as a college major by exposing him to advanced manufacturing in the Golden Triangle area.
Tate is now studying computer engineering at Mississippi State University.
“The second semester of my junior year I took the TIME class on blueprint reading and learned quite a bit. Then over the summer I took fundamentals of electricity, which was a reminder of things I had learned in my high school physics class, but it helped keep that information fresh in my head instead of it going to waste. And the first semester of my senior year I took precision measurement, which was measuring down to very small increments,” said Tate.
“A lot of the information I learned in the TIME courses has come up again in my computer classes. And the program was also a way to build my resume and learn more outside of school and get involved in something.”
Chrystal Newman, TIME project manager for EMCC’s Division of Manufacturing Technology and Engineering, said Tate’s experience embodies the program’s goal of uniting educational entities at multiple levels and exposing the next generation of workers to high-tech manufacturing methods.
“Dalvin embraced the career exploration opportunity that was afforded to him through the TIME grant. He excelled in training and had perfect attendance during his one-year commitment. When he came to EMCC and excelled in the Honors program, I was elated but not surprised,” said Newman.
Tate eventually hopes to work for Apple or a similar innovative technology manufacturer.
The TIME Program was a three-year National Science Foundation grant awarded based on the collaborative efforts of EMCC, Itawamba Community College, Mississippi State University’s Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology, and regional industries.
For more information on programs available through EMCC’s Division of Manufacturing Technology and Engineering, visit www.eastms.edu or call (662) 243-2686.





JCJC announces Homecoming Court 2014

Jones County Junior College
JCJC announces Homecoming Court 2014

ELLISVILLE–Jones County Junior College announces its 2014 Homecoming Court. Elections were held in September and students chose the following ladies to represent them during Homecoming.
Queen: Haley Middleton of Raleigh is very busy at JCJC with her job as a resident assistant and being involved in numerous clubs on campus. She is a member of the Student Government Association, serving as a Senator, the Bobcat Brigade, Vice President of Fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, and she is a member of JCJC’s 2014 state championship tennis team and current member of the tennis team. Middleton has earned the Letter “J” Award, and two JCJC Foundation scholarships. At Raleigh High School, Haley was also a distinguished student athlete being voted as Most Athletic by her class. She played on the varsity tennis and basketball teams all four years, earning her a JCJC Bobcat Scholarship. She earned academic basketball awards each year and received a district honorable mention. Middleton excelled to the All-District tennis team, was a District champion her junior and senior years and a 2012-3A semi-finalist for mixed doubles in tennis. Other honors include graduating with highest honors, being the 2013 Most Beautiful at Raleigh High School, homecoming maid eleventh and twelfth grades, earning top subject awards in English IV, English III, Government and Computer Applications. Haley was also a member of the Beta Club, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FBLA, FFA and 4-H.
Her future plans include graduating from Jones and continuing her education at Mississippi State University as an accounting major with aspirations of working for a large company or bank. Lee and Anita Middleton are Haley’s parents.
Escorting Middleton will be Carlton Reid of Petal. The business administration major is the captain of the JCJC golf team and a member of the Student Government Association and Bobcat Brigade. The Petal High School graduate played golf, earning a JCJC scholarship and he was named to the Hattiesburg American’s All-Region Golf Team in 2013. He was also an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The sophomore plans to graduate from JCJC, transfer to William Carey University with ambitions of being an insurance agent. Lance and Sherri Reid are Carlton’s parents.
Student Body Maid: Macy Rogers is majoring in sports medicine. The Lucedale native is a member of the Jones soccer team where she serves as team captain. Macy has been awarded All-State women’s soccer honors last year and played on the state and region championship team in 2013. She was recently invited to play in the MACJC All-Star Soccer game for 2014. Her high school activities include being a varsity soccer player all four years and captain her senior year, being on the cheerleading squad and winning the state championship title in 2010, she was voted Most Versatile Girl in 2013 and she won the physical fitness portion in the Distinguished Young Woman program in 2013. Rogers was voted to participate in the homecoming court her freshman, sophomore and junior years at George County High School.
The sophomore’s plans include playing soccer, becoming a physical therapy assistant and eventually owning her own physical therapy business. Her parents are Tim and Glenda Rogers.
Escorting Rogers is Daniel Goff of Lucedale. The sports medicine major is a member of the JCJC baseball team and played on the 2013 state championship baseball team. Goff was a varsity baseball player at George County High School and was voted as Prom King and Mr. George County. His future plans include playing baseball and hopefully become an athletic trainer. His parents are John and Tammy Goff.
Sophomore Maid: Soso native, Summer DeLoach is majoring in public relations. Her JCJC activities include being the Student Government Association secretary/treasurer and a member of the Bobcat Brigade. DeLoach was active at West Jones High School as a member of the Beta Club, president of TARS, and she was on the swim team for five years. She earned academic certificates of merit, was a member of the Hall of Fame and was a Mississippi Scholar. Her future plans include earning a public relations degree from Mississippi College. Dr. Mark and Charlie DeLoach are Summer’s parents.
DeLoach’s escort is Chandler Brinson of Prentiss. The biology major was worked hard in high school as Senior Class President, yearbook editor, and president of both the Spanish Club and the Honor Society. Brinson graduated with High Honors. At JCJC, Brinson is the director of marketing for Phi Theta Kappa international honor society and he is a member of the SGA. He plans to work in the medical field following graduation from Mississippi State University. Harper and Debbie Brinson are Chandler’s parents.
Sophomore Maid: Anna Sanford of Seminary is an elementary education major. At JCJC, she is a member Phi Theta Kappa international honor society. She has earned JCJC Foundation and Bobcat scholarships and has made the Dean’s List honor roll. Sanford was busy at Seminary High School as a member of the yearbook staff, tennis team and various clubs. Her future plans include finishing her education at USM. She hopes to work with students with dyslexia. Anna’s parents are Cody and Jacqueline Sanford.
Sanford’s escort is Matthew Huff of Hebron. The biology major kept busy at West Jones High School as a member of the Beta Club, student council and teenage republicans while also keeping a 4.0 GPA. At JCJC, Huff is a member of the College Republicans and the SGA. Huff’s future plans include pursing his medical degree after graduating from the University of Mississippi. Jim and Samantha Huff are Matthew’s parents.
Freshman Maid: Bailey Davis of Ellisville is a business marketing and law major. At Jones, Davis is a member of the Bobcat Brigade and the captain of the Touch of Gold dance team. The South Jones High School graduate was selected as an All-American Dancer, the captain of the Bravettes dance team and a member of the Lady Braves soccer team which earned her a spot on the First-Team All-District team in soccer and she was awarded the title of “Best Forward” her senior year. Bailey was also a senior homecoming maid and she graduated with honors and as a Mississippi Scholar. Her goals include becoming a member of the Pom Squad at Mississippi State University with aspirations of being a professional cheerleader for the Saints’ Saintsations, as she works toward a career as a sports agent or in the marketing and entertainment divisions for the NFL. Her parents are Steve and Lora Davis.
Davis’ escort is Jake Sumrall from Soso. The economics major is busy at Jones as a member of the Bobcat Brigade and plays intramural football. The West Jones High School graduate was a member of the mustang football team, FCA and Teenage Republicans. Sumrall graduated with Honors and was the recipient of the 18 Club Award. His future plans include continuing his education at Mississippi State University to pursue a degree in economics and earn his MBA, with plans to become an investment banker. John and Joey Sumrall are Jake’s parents.
Freshman Maid: Kaylie Flynt is undecided on her major. The Ellisville native was busy at South Jones High School as a member of the Bravettes dance team, cheerleading, Key Club, Beta Club, Future Leaders of Jones County, show choir, diamond girl, and was honored with inclusion into the South Jones Hall of Fame. At JCJC, Kaylie is a member of the Bobcat Brigade and works in the Office of Recruitment. Her future plans include graduating from JCJC and transferring to a University. Scott and Sandi Flynt are Kaylie’s parents.
Kaylie’s escort is Austin Perkins from Ellisville. The music education major is a member of the JCJC Concert Choir, Jones OnStage and theater. He was also involved in show choir and drama at South Jones High School. Perkins’ future plans include earning his degree and transferring to USM. Marlana and Grant Hedgepeth are Austin’s parents.
The JCJC Homecoming court will also have represented as the flower girl, Jaycee Elizabeth Holifield of Moss. The seven-year old is in second grade at Stringer Attendance Center and is the daughter of Dusty and Christy Holifield. Will Hampton is a second grader at Petal Primary School and will serve as crown bearer for the 2014 Homecoming Court. The seven-year old is the son of Sandy and Vicki Hampton.


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu



JCJC celebrates Homecoming 2014

Jones County Junior College
JCJC celebrates Homecoming 2014
ELLISVILLE – Plans are underway to make Homecoming at Jones County Junior College a special event. The weekend of activities begins Friday, October 17, with the annual Homecoming Golf Tournament held at Dixie Golf Club. The day begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The 3-man select shot event is sponsored by the JCJC Hardwood Club, which is a fund-raiser for the Bobcat basketball teams. For more deadline and registration information, contact Lady Bobcat coach Sandra Sumrall at 601-477-4090, men’s coach Rahim Lockhart at 601-477-4093 or the Dixie pro shop at 601-649-3384.
The college will recognize three alumni at the Honor Alumnus Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Ronald E. Whitehead Advanced Technology Center on Friday, October 17. Reservations for this dinner can be made through the Alumni and Foundation Office at 601-477-4145 or by emailing, jcjcalumniinfo@jcjc.edu.
The 1964 JCJC and Ellisville High School 50-year reunion classes will hold a reception in the Tullos Suite of Jones Hall at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 17, and the 1955 JCJC class will meet in the Banquet Hall of the C.L. Neill Student Center for a 5 p.m. dinner.
Homecoming Day, Saturday, October 18, is slated to be an entire day of fun for all ages. Events will begin at 9 a.m. with a reception for alumni and friends at the Terrell Tisdale Library. At 10 a.m. the JCJC Homecoming Parade will wind through the streets of Ellisville and the campus. The Homecoming theme this year is, “Love it, Live It, Bobcat Spirit.” The parade will feature floats made by the student body incorporating the theme, as well as the Maroon Typhoon Marching Band, JCJC cheerleaders, Touch of Gold, and of course, the 2014 Homecoming Queen and her court.
At 10:45 a.m. the public is also invited to join the Jones family for a pep rally following the parade in front of the C.L. Neill Student Center. At 11 a.m. the 50-year reunion luncheons will honor members of the Ellisville High School and JCJC classes of 1964. The reunions will be held in the C.L. Neill Student Center for class members and their guests.
Tailgating begins at 11:30 a.m. at the tennis complex at the Sim Cooley Football Field for $5 per person. The 1964 Football Team Reunion will also meet under the tents at the Sim Cooley Football Field. Make reservations through the JCJC Alumni and Foundation Office at 601-477-4145.
The Homecoming football pre-game festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the marching band’s pre-game show on the Sim Cooley Football Field at Bobcat Stadium. The game against Hinds Community College will begin at 2 p.m.
At halftime, the Homecoming Court will be presented with the crowning of the 2014 Homecoming Queen, Haley Middleton. Also during halftime, the JCJC and the Ellisville High School honored classes, and the 2014 Honor Alumni will be recognized at this time. The festivities will end with a performance by the Maroon Typhoon and Touch of Gold. For more information call the Alumni office at 477-4145 or email jcjcalumniinfo@jcjc.edu.


Teresa McCreery
Jones County Junior College
Director of Media & Public Relations
Office: 601-477-4032
www.jcjc.edu




JCJC history instructor named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Jones County Junior College
JCJC history instructor named Humanities Teacher of the Year
ELLISVILLE –Jones County Junior College history instructor, Carson Atwood has been named the 2014 Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year. The Ellisville native was selected by the Mississippi Humanities Council based on the accomplishments and contributions of the recommended faculty. In recognition of this honor, Atwood will give a presentation titled, “Ten Historical Figures You Should Know: or At Least, Ten Historical Figures I Think You Should Know.”
Atwood explained, “The presentation covers 10 historical figures who have had a significant impact on the history of world. It isn't a top-10 list but rather a list of people that you have some knowledge about but you might not understand their cultural significance.”
This free community event to hear Atwood’s presentation will be on Wednesday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
“I feel very honored to be recognized for doing something that I love to do. Teaching history is truly a passion for me and I hope that I am able to express its importance to students,” said Atwood.
The JCJC 1996 graduate began teaching at Jones fourteen years ago. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees from USM. He began working in the computer-aided learning lab at JCJC and taught computer information systems technology classes in 2000 before becoming director of the CAL Lab and teaching history classes in 2001, part-time. For the last seven years, Atwood has been living his passion by teaching history full-time.
Some of Atwood’s honors include JCJC’s Who’s Who, earning the History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta Scholarship, he was awarded a Graduate Assistantship Award from USM’s history department and he received the Phi Alpha Theta’s Graduate Student Award. Interestingly, Atwood was the Features Editor for JCJC’s newspaper, The Radionian and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, and the American Historical Association.
When he’s not teaching, Atwood is one of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society advisors at JCJC, and he is a member of the Mississippi Historical Society and The Society for Military History. Atwood is married to Julie Atwood, the Director of the Terrell Tisdale Library, and they have one daughter, Kathryn, who is seven years old.





Ross Collins Career and Technical Center - Appreciation Lunch

Ross Collins Career and Technical Center Meridian High School
Ross Collins Career and Technical Center is hosting an “Industry Appreciation Lunch” on Monday, September 29 at 12 noon,

Each department at Ross Collins has an advisory committee made up of local industry members, and this lunch is a time to honor them and allow them to see what the students are learning at Ross Collins. There will be a short program during lunch as well as tours of the Career and Technical Center.

I think many people have heard of Ross Collins, but we would love to be able to showcase all that Ross Collins offers students as they serve MPSD students as well as Lauderdale County and private school students.

Thank you so much!
Elizabeth

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net


Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net



NESHOBA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY RECEIVES $3500 ...

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NESHOBA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY RECEIVES $3500 GRANT FROM THE DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACY FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT YOUTH LITERACY

[PHILADELPHIA, MS] – SEPTEMBER 12, 2014] – This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded NESHOBA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY a $3500 grant to support youth literacy.

Neshoba Central High School’s librarian Rachel Kiepe says, “We are very excited to receive this grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The money will fund The Readbox Project. We appreciate Dollar General’s commitment to the youth of our community.”

“Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others and it’s exciting to see the real difference literacy and learning make in people’s lives.”

The Readbox Project will purchase library books that have been made into movies. Each book will be an Accelerated Reader book. Library funds will be used to build a red book shelf on wheels that resembles a Redbox video kiosk. The book shelf will be on wheels so that it can be rolled to the cafeteria during lunch on selected days. The purpose is to increase student access to the collection. Books will have covers that look like Redbox DVD case.

Awarded at the beginning of the academic year, youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation help provide teachers, schools and organizations with the funding and resources they need to properly begin the school year. This fall, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to approximately 825 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education across the United States.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education since its inception in 1993. In the past 21 years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $97 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

Contact person:
Rachel Kiepe
Neshoba Central High School
Library Media Specialist
601-504-9465
rkiepe@neshoba.k12.ms.us





ECCC - Homecoming

East Mississippi Community College
EMCC HOMECOMING COURT

East Mississippi Community College will celebrate Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 4, at its Scooba campus

The Homecoming Court will be presented, and the 2014 Homecoming Queen crowned, during halftime of EMCC’s football match-up against Jones County Junior College. For more information about Homecoming events at EMCC, visit the homepage at www.eastms.edu.




EMCC TO HONOR LEGISLATORS BROWN, SMITH AT HOMECOMING OCT. 4TH

East Mississippi Community College
EMCC TO HONOR LEGISLATORS BROWN, SMITH AT HOMECOMING OCT. 4TH

SCOOBA – A pair of state legislators from Columbus will be honored as East Mississippi Community College celebrates its 2014 Homecoming Oct. 4 in Scooba.
The late State Senator Terry Brown and Representative Jeff Smith have been selected as EMCC’s Distinguished Service Award winner and Alumnus of the Year, respectively. Smith and members of Brown’s family will be in Scooba for the annual Homecoming Alumni Luncheon and the NJCAA football national champion Lions’ tilt against Jones County Community College.
Brown’s son Chas, speaking on his father’s behalf, and Smith both say Scooba was the nexus for many early friendships and connections that would be put to good use during their political careers.
Smith attended EMCC’s Scooba campus from 1968-70 before moving on to Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi Law School.
“I made some lifelong friends during those years that I’ve kept in touch with who, being in politics, have been very important. If anyone ever went to Scooba and finds out you went, too, there’s a very real camaraderie,” said Smith.
Chas Brown said the first person to see real potential in his father and hold him to a higher standard was his football coach at EMCC, the legendary Bob “Bull” Sullivan.
“I think Coach Sullivan saw a lot of himself in my dad. I think he saw a lot of potential that my dad didn’t see in himself. They were both very outspoken,” said Chas.
Smith eventually went into law while Brown sold cars and opened a convenience store in New Hope before running for office. Both men enjoyed long, successful runs in Mississippi politics. Smith currently chairs the House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee while Brown had runs in both the House and Senate.
Smith and Brown will both be honored at the Alumni Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and at halftime of the football game, which kicks off at 2 p.m. at Sullivan-Windham Field.
Halftime will also see the crowning of EMCC’s 2014 Homecoming Queen. This year’s Homecoming Court includes Hannah Lynn Daugherty of Leroy, Ala.; Mark Anne Hobart of Starkville; Addison Lowery of Columbus; Meg McBrayer of West Point; Anna McCrary of Columbus; Raven Necaise of Kiln; Rachel Salvaggio of Caledonia; Kennedi Sanders of Columbus; Attia Smith of Louisville; Tia Sykes of Columbus; Kayla Thomas of Shuqualak and Anna Willers of Maben.
The 2014 class of the EMCC Sports Hall of Fame will also be honored at halftime of the football game. The induction ceremony will take place Oct. 3 at an invitation-only ceremony on the Scooba campus. The 2014 EMCC Sports Hall of Fame class includes: Thomas Adkins (baseball, 68-70), George Belvin (football, 63-64), LeGarrette Blount (football, 06-07), Orlando Bobo (football, 92-93) Ronnie Carter (football, 63), Buddy Conn (football 64-65), Junior Files (football, 63-64), Rick Garner (football, 67-69), Tom Goode (football coach, 92-03), James Johnson (football, 96), John Mason (football, 73-74), Don Massey (football, 59-60), Steve Moore (football) 69-70, Eddie Permenter (football, 63-64), Rod Richards (football, 56-57), Antowain Smith (football, 93-94) and Tommy Smith (football/basketball, 67-68).
EMCC’s 2014 Homecoming will also include a dedication ceremony for William “Bill” Buckner Memorial Drive on the Scooba campus. Bill Buckner, who passed away in May, was a football All-American under Bull Sullivan, co-chair of the Sullivan Division of the EMCC Development Foundation and state director of the Federation of Christian Athletes, as well as regional director of the FCA for Mississippi, Alabama and Northwest Florida. The road, near Highway 16, will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Oct. 4.
Finally, the newly formed EMCC Young Alumni Association will host a tailgate adjacent to Sullivan-Windham Field beginning at 11:30 a.m. Any alums interested in joining the Young Alumni Association or attending the tailgate may contact Kate McCarty at (662) 476-5035 for more information or to RSVP to the tailgate.


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EMCC Homecoming 2014 Jeff Smith
State Representative Jeff Smith, pictured in his office at Sims & Sims Attorneys at Law in Columbus, will be honored with East Mississippi Community College’s Alumnus of the Year Award Oct. 4 in Scooba during EMCC’s 2014 Homecoming celebration.

EMCC Homecoming 2014 Terry Brown
The late State Senator Terry Brown signs copies of “Bull Cyclone Sullivan and the Lions of Scooba, Mississippi” at a past East Mississippi Community College event. Brown will be honored with EMCC’s Distinguished Service Award Oct. 4 in Scooba during EMCC’s 2014 Homecoming celebration.




See You at The Pole

Newton County Middle/High School
Activities will begin at Newton County Middle/High School at 7:30
am-7:55 am on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. This will be a student led event, inclusive of vocalists and speaking.

This year's student speaker actually has connections to the first event.

See You at the Pole™, the global day of student prayer, began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school.
Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September.

See You at the Pole™ is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God.

Please know you and your staff are welcome to celebrate with us at this time.

Thank you,
Janine Vincent
Publicity
Newton County Schools
601-357-0143

More details and downloads at www.syatp.com

Just a thought for tonight and Tuesday...
A reminder for parents and students to check with their schools and find out what time each See You the Pole event begins on their campuses Wednesday in your viewing area would be GREAT!!!

Thank you for all you do!




Event Scheduled at MCC

Meridian Community College ... Dulaney Multi-Purpose Center
Meridian Community College Science Department and MCC Recruiting Staff will host high school seniors for Pre-Professional Student Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 8-11:30 a.m. in the Dulaney Multi-Purpose Center.
Speakers from Mississippi State University, The University of Mississippi and The University of Mississippi Medical Center will discuss majoring in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and engineering. Additional speakers will discuss scholarship opportunities and attending school at MCC.
There is no charge for this program, and students will have time to talk to the representatives from the professional schools.
For additional information, contact Dr. Angie Carraway, MCC chemistry instructor, 601-484-8660, or Valerie Bishop, Science/Wellness Division chairman, at 601-484-8642.




EMBDC - Upcoming Events

See Schedule
Upcoming Events

Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Center
New Offices Ribbon Cutting
2118 Front Street
Wednesday, Sept 24th
10 a.m.

EMBDC Golf Classic
Briarwood Golf Course
Friday, September 26th
8 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. Tee Times

White Stone Transportation Ribbon Cutting
5959 I Street
Tuesday, September 30th
2 p.m.

Mississippi Works Tour with
Governor Phil Bryant
MSU Riley Center
Friday, October 3rd
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Meredith Rea

EMBDC
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
mrea@embdc.org




MCC Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College
September 2014 Calendar of Events
MCC Continuing Education class, Cake Decorating, Sept. 15, 22, 29, 6-8 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Auditions for the King and I, Sept. 8, 6 p.m., McCain Theater. Steve Nabors, 601-481-1338.

East Mississippi Development Development Corp, How to Start a Business, Sept. 8-Nov. 24, 6-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service, Sept. 8-Oct. 2, Mondays and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Webb Hall Room 129; 482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Certification for LPNs, mandatory orientation, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Emergency Medical Technician Basic Refresher, Sept. 9-25, 5-9 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy building, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Digital Photography, Sept. 9-23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Soccer, Sept. 10, MCC vs. Co-Lin, 5 p.m., women; 7 p.m., men; Sept. 17, MCC vs. Gulf Coast, 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men; C.D. Smith Field. Contact: Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.

Memo of Understanding signing between Lauderdale County Public Schools and Meridian Public School District, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m., Casteel Gallery.

MCC Continuing Education class, Wellness Workshop, Sept. 11, 4:30 or 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Brunchin’ with Friends Cooking Class, Sept. 11, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Furniture Painting Techniques, Sept. 13, 10 a.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Certification for LPNs, Sept. 15-Dec. 1, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Class meets on Mondays, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Outlook, Sept. 15-24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Fall Crafts for Kids, Sept. 16, 23, 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, iPhone/iPad, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Social Media, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Excel - Beginning, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Excel - Beginning, Sept. 16-30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support/CPR, Sept. 19, 1-5 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy building, 601-482-7445.





MCC - Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College
September 2014 Calendar of Events

MCC Workforce Development class, Welding – 10-week course, Sept. 4-Nov. 13, 6-10 p.m., Class meets on Thursdays, Meridian High School Ross Collins, 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Guitar for Children, Sept. 4-Oct. 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Guitar for Adults and Teens, Sept. 4-Oct. 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Class meets on Thursdays, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Quickbooks, Sept. 4-Oct. 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Cake Decorating, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 6-8 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Lay Caregiver Workshop, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, 601-482-7445.

Auditions for the King and I, Sept. 8, 6 p.m., McCain Theater. Steve Nabors, 601-481-1338.

East Mississippi Development Development Corp, How to Start a Business, Sept. 8-Nov. 24, 6-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service, Sept. 8-Oct. 2, Mondays and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Webb Hall Room 129; 482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Certification for LPNs, mandatory orientation, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Emergency Medical Technician Basic Refresher, Sept. 9-25, 5-9 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy building, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Digital Photography, Sept. 9-23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Soccer, Sept. 10, MCC vs. Co-Lin, 5 p.m., women; 7 p.m., men; Sept. 17, MCC vs. Gulf Coast, 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men; C.D. Smith Field. Contact: Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.

Memo of Understanding signing between Lauderdale County Public Schools and Meridian Public School District, Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m., Casteel Gallery.

MCC Continuing Education class, Wellness Workshop, Sept. 11, 4:30 or 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Brunchin’ with Friends Cooking Class, Sept. 11, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Furniture Painting Techniques, Sept. 13, 10 a.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, IV Therapy Certification for LPNs, Sept. 15-Dec. 1, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Class meets on Mondays, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Outlook, Sept. 15-24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Fall Crafts for Kids, Sept. 16, 23, 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, iPhone/iPad, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Social Media, Sept. 16, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Excel - Beginning, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Excel - Beginning, Sept. 16-30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Basic Life Support/CPR, Sept. 19, 1-5 p.m., Emergency Medical Science Academy building, 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Sept. 22-24,18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, Room 129, 482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Fall Gardening: Containers and More, Sept. 22, 5 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Pre-professional Student Day, Sept. 23, 8-11:30 a.m., Dulaney Multi-Purpose Center, Dr. Angie Carraway, 601-484-8660.

MCC Workforce Development class, Microsoft Word (Beginning), Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Fun with Frames, Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Tailgate Tastic, Sept. 25, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 482-7445.

Continuing Education workshop, Introduction to Stained Glass, Sept. 29, 6 p.m, 601-484-8856.

Arts & Letters Series presentation, Skippyjon Jones, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Dr. Todd Brand, 601-484-8678.





ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE AT UWA Tiger Stadium

UWA Tiger Stadium
The community ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE for West Alabama, and East Mississippi is happening Thursday September 4th at 8PM at UWA Tiger Stadium.

Come support UWA men's soccer at 6:00 pm at Tiger Stadium in Livingston,AL. with the Ice Challenge immediately following! Bring your team and join us on the field to complete the challenge together as a community!

Get your team together (church, team, work, office, community group) then donate $10.00 to nominate each person you want to "accept" the ice challenge !

You can nominate more than one person ($10.00 for each person) Then let the bidding begin! Donate ($1.00 or more) to the person in your group that you want to take the ice challenge.

The nominee with the highest donations from your team gets the ice challenge! That person will accept the challenge for your entire team!

There will be a spokesperson from the local ALS chapter in Huntsville Alabama to inform us of this devastating disease and how your challenge and donations are helping those affected.

Ice water and buckets are provided!
Come join 963 WLYB, WTOK-TV, Sumter County Alabama Chamber of Commerce and The University of West Alabama at the soccer game and and TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM!

The Community Ice Bucket Challenge. A Community fundraiser for the ALS Chapter of Alabama.




Meridian High School Football team has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Meridian High School Lower Football Practice Field
The Meridian High School Football team has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! The team was challenged by Former Wildcat and Big 8 Championship team member Wally Hudnall and his family. Mr. Hudnall was recognized as part of the Big 8 Championship teams during half-time of this past Friday night’s game, and he has ALS.

The football team will take the challenge today at 3 p.m. at the Lower Football Practice Field.

The team will also raise money by asking for donations for ALS during the upcoming football game which this Friday night at Ray Stadium.

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net




MCC Calendar of Events - August 2014

Meridian Community College
August 2014 Calendar of Events



Workforce Development Class, S.E.R.T., Basic Medic Course, Aug. 13-15, 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Basic Intermediate Welding, Aug. 15-Oct. 17, 7 a.m. to noon, Fridays, MCC Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



ServSafe Food Seminar, Aug. 16, 8 a.m., Workforce Development, 601-482-7445.



Soccer Eagle Day, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Fall semester classes begin, Aug. 18. 601-483-8241.



Continuing Education class, Basic Cabinetry and Woodworking, Aug. 19-Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m.; class meets on Tuesdays; Reed Hall Room 132. 601-482-7445.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. Holmes Community College, Aug. 19; 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Workforce Development Class, Continuing Education class, Forklift Training, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. East Central Community College, Aug. 23; 5 p.m., women, 7 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Day Class, Aug. 25-27, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, HVAC, Part I, Aug. 25-Dec. 8, 6-9 p.m., class meets on Mondays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, HVAC, Part II, Aug. 26-Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Small Engine Maintenance and Repair, Aug. 26-Oct. 28, 6-9 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Basics of Computers, Aug. 26,-Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., class meets on Tuesdays, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Miller Art Gallery opening exhibit reception, Aug. 26, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall. John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. Itawamba Community College, Aug. 29; 2 p.m., women, 4 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Continuing Education class, Fun with Frames, Aug. 30, 10 a.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.


Kay Thomas
College Promotions
Meridian Community College
601-484-8689



ECCC Wall O’ Sound to Hold Exhibition Performance

East Central Community College ... on the band practice field located behind Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the north end of the Decatur campus.
ECCC Wall O’ Sound to Hold Exhibition Performance Aug. 8

The East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound Marching Band will hold an exhibition performance at 4 p.m. Friday, August 8, on the Decatur campus, announced Hunter Corhern, Director of Bands.

“We appreciate everyone’s support of the Wall O’ Sound and we invite them to bring their lawn chairs and get a sneak preview of our upcoming marching show,” Corhern said.

Activities will last approximately one hour and will be held on the band practice field located behind Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium on the north end of the Decatur campus.

The band will perform songs from their 2014 show titled "We Will Rock You" and featuring songs by Queen.

For more information, contact Corhern at 601-635-6123 or email hcorhern@eccc.edu.

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
mmcleod@eccc.edu
601-635-6303
Fax: 601-635-4398



Parent University

MCC’s Tommy Dulaney Center ... (across the street from the main campus)
The Meridian Public School District will hold the first Parent University today from 4 to 6 p.m. in MCC’s Tommy Dulaney Center (across the street from the main campus). We will have a very short program, door prizes, entertainment, and informational stations that parents can visit to learn more about the upcoming school year. The informational stations include each school, technology, community partners, etc. The event is come and go.

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net




Second Annual Back to School with MCC

Meridian Community College
Meridian Community College will host its Second Annual Back to School with MCC, Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1-6 p.m. in Ivy Hall. For more information, call 601-483-8241 or 1-800-MCC-THE-1.



Kay Thomas
Meridian Community College
College Promotions
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689



Newton County Youth Football Association - Open House

Beulah Hubbard ball field
Final registration and open house - August 2nd

Newton County Youth Football Association is holding an open house Saturday August 2nd beginning at 8:30 am at the Beulah Hubbard ball field. Lunch will be provided. Players will need to wear shorts,
t-shirts, and cleats.





ECCC Offers Free Workshop on Starting New Business

ECCC'S Small Business Development Center in Philadelphia
ECCC Offers Free Workshop on Starting New Business

Tips on starting a new business will be available during a workshop scheduled Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Small Business Development Center in Philadelphia.

The free information session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Small Business Development Center at East Central Community College in Decatur.

Ronald B. Westbrook, SBDC Director, will serve as guest speaker.

To advance register or to receive more information, contact Ronald Westbrook at 601-635-6297 or Virgie Thames, administrative assistant, at 601-635-6296. Their respective e-mail addresses are rwestbrook@eccc.edu and vthames@eccc.edu.

Bubby Johnston
Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph 601-635-6242
Toll Free 877-462-3222, ext. 242
www.eccc.edu



Local High School Teacher Attends Summer Institute

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Local High School Teacher Attends Summer Institute

Meridian High School English teacher Derrick Johnson recently attended the Literacy Across the Curriculum Institute (LACI) for Teachers in Grade 5–12, hosted by Delta State University’s College of Education & Human Sciences.
The institute, titled "Putting the Pieces Together," enables teachers in middle and secondary schools to effectively incorporate the teaching of literacy skills in specific content areas. For more information regarding the institute, please contact Dr. Levenia Barnes at lbarnes@deltastate.edu or 662-846-4309.




Meridian Public Schools - Registration 2014/2015

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2014-15 Registration - July 14-18, 2014

Parents and Guardians of new and returning students must go to their child's school during the week of July 14-18, 2014 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to complete registration for the 2014-15 school year.



Returning Students:

Parents and Guardians of returning students will need to provide photo identification, two (2) proofs of residency*, and verify information on data cards.



New Students:

Parents and Guardians of students that are new to MPSD must provide photo identification and two (2) proofs of residency* as well as the student's birth certificate, social security card, and immunization records.



Incoming 7th grade students:

All incoming 7th grade students must provide proof of the Tdap Immunization prior to beginning school.



Meridian High School:

The registration schedule for the week of July 14-18 at Meridian High School is as follows -

Monday, July 14 - Seniors

Tuesday, July 15 - Juniors

Wednesday, July 16 - Sophomores

Thursday, July 17 - Freshman

Friday, July 18 - New Students and Make-Ups



*Proofs of Residency:

Proofs of residency can include: homestead exemption, mortgage documents, apartment or home lease, one utility bill, driver's license or voter precinct card, and automobile registration.



Open House Schedule



Meridian High School

Sunday, August 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.



Middle Schools (Carver, Magnolia, and Northwest)

Monday, August 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.



Elementary Schools

Tuesday, August 5 (see times for each school below)



Crestwood - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

T.J. Harris Lower – 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

T.J. Harris Upper - 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Oakland Heights - 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Parkview - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Poplar Springs - 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (New Family Orientation at 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium)

West Hills - 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net



UWA exhibit features 17 Sumter County artists

The University of West Alabama Webb Hall Gallery
UWA exhibit features 17 Sumter County artists

LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama will display 17 local artists’ pieces during its summer art exhibit, Accent on Art: Sumter County, in Webb Hall Gallery.

A reception honoring the artists is scheduled for Thursday, July 10, from 2 until 3:30 p.m. in the gallery located on the first floor of Webb Hall. Art on display includes a variety of formats including wood carving, china painting, dress making, painting, doll making, furniture making, and knife making.

Local artists featured in the exhibit include Christy Abbey, Louise Boyd, Mary Neville Boyd, Bonnie Campbell, Karen Castleman, James Cockrell, Peggy Colvin, Burton Fuller, Margaret Hagood, Alan Hall, Sheila Hull, Jane Hurtt, Frances Leverett, Lilly Mack, Nathan Purath, Tut Riddick, and Claire Smith.

The Accent on Art: Sumter County display will be featured throughout the month of August on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information on exhibits in Webb Hall Art Gallery, please contact Vivian Hauser at vhauser@uwa.edu or 205-652-3611.

Betsy Compton
Director of Public Relations
Collegiate Licensing Liaison
The University of West Alabama
UWA Station 6
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: (205) 652-3892
Fax: (205) 652-3893
bcompton@uwa.edu
www.uwa.edu

Betsy Compton
Director of Public Relations
Collegiate Licensing Liaison
The University of West Alabama
UWA Station 6
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: (205) 652-3892
Fax: (205) 652-3893
bcompton@uwa.edu
www.uwa.edu



MCC - July 2014 Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College
July 2014 Calendar of Events



Workforce Development Class, IBEST System Maintenance A+ Certification Boot Camp, June 30-July 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



College closed for Independence Day holiday, July 4. Classes resume July 7.



Freshman Orientation, July 15, 8 a.m., campus wide. Marie Roberts, 601-483-8241.



Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, July 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Introduction to Network Cabling – Copper-Based Systems, July 24-Sept. 25, 6-10 p.m. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Customer Service Day Class, July 28-July 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Customer Service Evening Class, July 28-Aug. 21, 5-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Surgical Technology Program Pinning Ceremony, July 31, 6 p.m., Dulaney Room. 601-481-1301.



Summer graduation ceremony, Aug. 1, 1 p.m., Temple Theater. Soraya Welden, 601-484-8628.




Marcus Campbell - “Future Star” Basketball Camp

Sumter Central High School & Livingston Jr. High School Livingston, Alabama
Marcus Campbell - “Future Star” Basketball Camp

5th grade – 12th grade boys & girls

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Registration: 8am – 9am...
(Parent/Guardian must register their children)
9am – 3pm ... and
Thursday, July 3, 2014
8am – 2pm

Sumter Central High School & Livingston Jr. High School
Livingston, Alabama

***Free, Fundamental & Life Skills Basketball Camp***




Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College

Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College

College for Kids, June 9-13, 8 a.m. to noon, campus-wide. Tanya Thompson, 601-481-1325.

ACT exam, June 14, 7 a.m., Ivy Hall. Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.

Youth Soccer Camp, June 16-19, 9 a.m. to noon, Smith soccer field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.

Basketball Junior Day Camp for boys and girls in grades 1-5, June 16-18, 8 a.m. to noon, Graham Gym. Coach Cedric Drake, 601-481-1336.

Individual Basketball camp for girls in grades 6-8th, June 19-21, 8 a.m.-noon; Individual basketball camp for girls in grades 9-12th, June 16- 18, 2-6 p.m., Ivy Hall Gym. Coach Jocelyn McGilberry, 601-484-8699.

Freshman Orientation, June 20, 8 a.m.-noon. Ivy Hall, Marie Roberts, 601-483-8241.

Summer Day Term II classes begin, June 30. Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.


College Promotions Director
Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689



Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College

Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College

College for Kids, June 2-6 and June 9-13, 8 a.m. to noon, campus-wide. Tanya Thompson, 601-481-1325.



High school soccer camp, June 2-4, 9 a.m. to noon, C.D. Smith soccer field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



ACT Review Workshop, June 7, 7:45 a.m.-noon, Webb Hall, Rosenbaum Room. Gail Young, 601-481-1326.



ACT exam, June 14, 7 a.m., Ivy Hall. Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.



Youth Soccer Camp, June 16-19, 9 a.m. to noon, Smith soccer field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Basketball Junior Day Camp for boys and girls in grades 1-5, June 16-18, 8 a.m. to noon, Graham Gym. Coach Cedric Drake, 601-481-1336.



Individual Basketball camp for girls in grades 6-8th, June 19-21, 8 a.m.-noon; Individual basketball camp for girls in grades 9-12th, June 16- 18, 2-6 p.m., Ivy Hall Gym. Coach Jocelyn McGilberry, 601-484-8699.



Freshman Orientation, June 20, 8 a.m.-noon. Ivy Hall, Marie Roberts, 601-483-8241.



Summer Day Term II classes begin, June 30. Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.

Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689

kthomas@meridiancc.edu




MCC Events - May 2014

Meridian Community College
Associate Degree Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony, May 16, 9:30 a.m., Evangle Temple, 601-484-8710.


Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduation, May 16, 11:30 a.m., Evangel Temple. Dr. Betty Davis, 601-484-8710.


Spring graduation, May 16, 6 p.m., Evangel Temple. Soraya Welden, 601-484-8628.


Call Center Customer Service Class, Evening Class, May 19-June 16, 5-8 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-484-8855.


Call Center Customer Service Class, Day Class, May 19-21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-484-8855.


MCC Retirement Reception honoring retiring faculty, May 20, 1:30 p.m., Dulaney Room, Webb Hall.


Forklift Training, May 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Training Center. 601-484-8855.


Street Defensive Driving, May 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center. 601-484-8855




Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College for May 2014

Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events at Meridian Community College for May 2014



Trauma Symposium, May 8 and 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tommy E. Dulaney Multi-Purpose Center, Chris Lafferty, 601-553-3487.



Gospel Choir Concert, May 9, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Deborah Nettles, 601-553-3440.



Street Defensive Driving, May 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center. 601-484-8855.



Associate Degree Nursing Program Pinning Ceremony, May 16, 9:30 a.m., Evangle Temple, 601-484-8710.



Associate Degree Nursing Program Graduation, May 16, 11:30 a.m., Evangel Temple. Dr. Betty Davis, 601-484-8710.



Spring graduation, May 16, 6 p.m., Evangel Temple. Soraya Welden, 601-484-8628.



Call Center Customer Service Class, Day Class, May 19-21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-484-8855.



Basic Electricity, May 9-June 13, 8-11 a.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-484-8855.



Forklift Training, May 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Training Center. 601-484-8855.



Call Center Customer Service Class, Evening Class, May 19-June 16, 5-8 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129. 601-484-8855.

Summer Day Term 1 and Full Summer term begin, May 27, Ivy Hall. 601-483-8241.

Freshman orientation, May 30, 8 a.m., Ivy Hall. Marie Roberts, 601-553-3440

Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689 (office)

601-513-5851 (cell)

kthomas@meridiancc.edu



MCC - Calendar - April 2014

Meridian Community College
MCC Softball, Eagles vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast, April 16, 2 and 4 p.m.; Eagles vs. Baton Rouge, April 23, 3 and 5 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field, Highland Park, Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.



Call Center Customer Service Night Class, April 14-May 12, 5-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, Microsoft Outlook, April 15-24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



Spring Fest, April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., MCC quad area.



MCC closed for Easter break, April 18-21. Classes resume April 22.



Dimensions Dinner Show, April 24, 6 p.m., The Tommy E. Dulaney Center. Twyla Hurst, 601-484-8851.



Computer Class, Skype, April 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Street Defensive Driving, April 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Call Center Customer Service Day Class, April 28-30, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Computer Class, Publisher/PowerPoint, April 29-May 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



Awards Night, April 28, 6 p.m., McCain Theater.



MCC Fine Arts Student Exhibition opening reception, April 29, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall; John Marshall, 601-484-8647.

MCC Gospel Choir Concert, April 29. Deborah Nettles, 601-553-3404.

Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689

kthomas@meridiancc.edu



ECCC Choir to Present Concert April 22

East Central Community College Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium
ECCC Choir to Present Concert April 22

The East Central Community College Concert Choir will present its annual spring campus concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Vickers Fine Arts Center Auditorium on the Decatur campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Musical selections include “It Is Well With My Soul” arr. By Larson, “My Good Lord’s Done Been Here” by Thomas, “When Music Sounds” by Dickau, “Exsultate Justi” by Viadana and “Gloria” by Bass.

Vicki Blaylock serves as director and Natalie Emmons is the accompanist.

Choir members and their respective hometowns include Jordan Alonso and Taylor Gressett, both of Chunky; Joseph Aulds, Kelli Boulton, Hannah Brown, Kaitlyn Dean, Katy Ezelle, Claire Giffin, Kirk Griffin, Alana Kron, Andrea McSwain, Ryan Mott, Adam Porter, Caitlyn Sant, Tyler Spence, Courtney Tillman and Jesse Vaughn, all of Decatur; Raven Bane, Ashley Bozeman, Tiffany Dorman, Jessie Hennington, Jayohnnnie Slaughter, Adrian Tucker, Mallory Wilkerson and Nathan Williams, all of Union; Conor Bell and Anna Girling, both of Carthage;

Heather Bradley, Hannah Clark, Leah Ferguson, David Fortenberry, Sarah Hall, Sam Lovorn, Zach Peden, Chandler Smith and Leslie Young, all of Philadlephia; Georgia Doner, Bailey; Courtney Elliot, Danielle Gregory, Lacye Harrison and Eli Parker, all of Little Rock; Rebecca Faron and Chelsey Smith, both of Brandon; Dominick Fields, Jenny Grove and Kimberly Rigby, all of Forest; Julian Fuentes, MacKenzie Gannon, Ryan Godwin, Hannah Robinson and Danielle Shelley, all of Newton;

Matt Graham, Jonathan Hodge, Kasey Logan and Brianna Parkman, all of Lake; Grayson Harrell, Gloriana Latham, Jessica Stinson Smith and Kara Yates, all of Morton; Danette Harris, Caledonia; Samantha Hill, Cara Jackson, Corey Jackson and Jordan Lovorn, all of Louisville; Shelby Horn, Emily Jacome-Cluff, Katherine Jacome-Cluff, Makenzie Rowzee and Haleigh West, all of Hickory; Hannah Kersgaard, Walnut Grove; Tabitha LaBue and Dee Jay Rolison, both of Conehatta; Rachel Laird and Hannah Mitchell, both of Meridian; Ian Lanthrip, Sebastopol; and Houston Martin, Edinburg.

For more information, contact Blaylock at 601-635-6225 or e-mail vblaylock@eccc.edu

Maria McLeod
Assistant to the Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
mmcleod@eccc.edu
601-635-6303
Fax: 601-635-4398



MCC - April 2014 Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College
April 2014 Calendar of Events



Computer Class, Microsoft Word, Advanced, April 1-May 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Computer Class, Quickbooks, April 3-May 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Webb Hall Room 128, 601-482-7445.



MCC Miller Art Gallery closing reception for exhibit of the works of George Ann McCullough, April 3, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall; John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



Freshmen Honors Orientation, April 4, 8:30 a.m., Ivy Hall. Marie Roberts, 601-553-3440.



MCC Softball, Eagles vs. Pearl River, April 5, 1 and 3 p.m., Eagles vs. Jones, April 14, 2 and 4 p.m.; Eagles vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast, April 16, 2 and 4 p.m.; Eagles vs. Baton Rouge, April 23, 3 and 5 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field, Highland Park, Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.



Continuing Education class, Mental Health First Aid, April 3, 10 and 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., MCC Chapel. 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, ACT Workshop Review, April 5, 8:30 a.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



MCC Baseball, Eagles vs. Delgado, 1 p.m.; Eagles vs. Delgado, April 6, 1 p.m.; Eagles vs. Shelton State, 6 p.m.; Eagles vs. Alabama Southern, April 15, 5 p.m.; Eagles vs. Shelton State, April 29, 6 p.m.; Scaggs Field, Coach Dillon Sudduth, 601-484-8844.



Computer Class, Create a Website, April 7-16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall Room 128; 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Confined Space Entry: Plan and Prepare Training, April 7, 4-8 p.m., MCC Workforce Development; 601-482-7445.



Registration for College for Kids, April 8, Webb Hall lobby. 601-482-7445.



MCC Job Fair, April 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tommy E. Dulaney Center, 601-482-7445.



Literary Review and Poetry Month Celebration, April 10, 2 p.m., Casteel Gallery, Todd Library. 601-484-8806.



Arts & Letters Series production, Tarzan, April 10-12, 7 p.m., and April 13, 2 p.m., McCain Theater, Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



Continuing Education class, Indian Food Made Easy Cooking Class, April 10, 6 p.m., MCC Culinary Arts Building. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, IV Therapy Re-Certification for Licensed Practical Nurses, April 12, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Workforce Development. 601-482-7445.



ACT Testing, April 12, 8 a.m., Ivy Hall. 601-484-8652.



Call Center Customer Service Night Class, April 14-May 12, 5-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, Microsoft Outlook, April 15-24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



Spring Fest, April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., MCC quad area.



MCC closed for Easter break, April 18-21. Classes resume April 22.



Dimensions Dinner Show, April 24, 6 p.m., The Tommy E. Dulaney Center. Twyla Hurst, 601-484-8851.



Computer Class, Skype, April 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Street Defensive Driving, April 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Call Center Customer Service Day Class, April 28-30, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Computer Class, Publisher/PowerPoint, April 29-May 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.



MCC Fine Arts Student Exhibition opening reception, April 29, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall; John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



Awards Night, April 28, 6 p.m., McCain Theater.



Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689 (office)

601-513-5851 (cell)

kthomas@meridiancc.edu



Mississippi Scholars Rolls Out to Meridian and Lauderdale County Schools

Meridian Community College Multi Purpose Building
Mississippi Scholars Rolls Out to Meridian and Lauderdale County Schools

Meridian, MS - The Public Education Forum of Mississippi and East Mississippi Business Development Foundation (EMBDF) will honor 157 graduating seniors on Tuesday, April 15th at Meridian Community Colleges Multi Purpose Building. The students represent Meridian High School, Clarkdale High School, Northeast High School, Southeast High School and West Lauderdale High School.

Students will be awarded scholarships by the EMBDF at the April 15th Mississippi Scholars Recognition Reception along with commemorative medallions and certificates. Honorees earned a cumulative 2.5 GPA while studying more rigorous curriculums.

More than 1,000 eighth grade students received presentations by local business men and women during February and March emphasizing the importance of staying in school, pursuing more rigorous coursework and meeting the Mississippi Scholars requirements. Students were presented with a hypothetical life style based on wages of $27,000, the average yearly income of a Mississippian.

Eighth grade students from Northeast Middle School wrote letters of appreciation to the EMBDF Education Committee commenting on their experience. Courtney Meadows’ correspondence captured the essence of Mississippi Scholars program. “I am now more informed on life and on how much the decisions I make at school can really impact my future” said Meadows.

“I want to encourage parents of eighth grade students to discuss what they learned from the Mississippi Scholars presentation. More importantly, parents are asked to be actively involved in their children’s decision making as they choose their curriculum for the next four years” said Angela Payne, Dean of Admissions for MCC. “We have opened their eyes, now it is all of our responsibility to ensure they are successful”.

EMBDF Education Committee Chair Kacey Bailey expressed her enthusiasm for the program and applauded the Mississippi Scholars students for their study habits and discipline over the past four years. “The EMBDF has administered School Counts since 2005, a program that also focuses on academics and life styles. While School Counts requires a 2.0 GPA, we realized both programs were needed to recognize student achievement” said Bailey. “Mississippi Scholars raises the bar requiring more rigorous course work, community involvement and a higher GPA.”

The EMBDF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation formed in 2003 to receive grants for funding education initiatives in Lauderdale County. “The initial grant launching the EMBDF’s Education Initiatives was received that same fiscal year from The Riley Foundation” said EMBDF Treasurer Debbie Mathis. “The 2014 scholarships are being funded principally by The Phil Hardin Foundation” said Mathis. “We are grateful these foundations value the work of the Education Committee and the EMBDF’s support for public education.”

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to improving economic vitality and quality of life for our citizens. The EMBDC serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization for the community. The EMBDC is located at 1901 Front St., Suite A/ P.O Box 790, Meridian, MS 39302, or on the web at www.embdc.org .

If you are interested in more information or setting up an interview, please contact Public Relations Coordinator, Meredith Rea at 601-693-1306 or email at mrea@embdc.org.



Meredith Rea
Public Relations Coordinator
East Mississippi Business
Development Corporation

1901 Front Street
Meridian, MS 39301

601.693.1306
F 601.693.5638
www.embdc.org



ECCC to Present ‘Shrek the Musical’ April10-12

East Central Community College
ECCC to Present ‘Shrek the Musical’ April10-12

East Central Community College’s Encore performers will present their spring musical selection, “Shrek the Musical,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10 through Saturday, April 12, in the Vickers Fine Arts Auditorium on the Decatur campus. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling the College switchboard at 601-635-6215 or 1-877-462-3222, ext. 215. Group rates are available for 20 or more.

Natalie Emmons, who is serving her first year as “Encore” director, said, “’Shrek the Musical,’ based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. ‘Shrek the Musical’ is part romance, part twisted fairytale and all around fun for everyone!”

Cast members include Chandler Smith (Shrek), Sam Lovorn (Lord Farquaad), Zach Peden (Pinocchio), Haley Moore (Sugar Plum Fairy), Leah Ferguson (one of the Three Little Pigs), Sarah Hall (White Rabbit), Laney Frasier (Momma Bear), David Fortenberry (Humpty Dumpty), and Leslie Young and Shardae Spears (two of the Dragon “DooWaps”), all of Philadelphia; Ryan Godwin (Donkey), Clint Walker (Lord Farquaad), Hannah Robinson (Fairy Godmother), all of Newton; Claire Griffin (Princess Fiona), Courtney Tillman (Momma Bear), Hannah Brown and Alana Kron (both playing the Mad Hatter), Kirk Griffin (Guard) and Andrea McSwain (one of the Dragon “DooWaps”), all of Decatur; Jayhonnie Slaughter (Dragon) of Union; Haleigh West (Gingy) of Hickory; Charles Taylor (Big Bad Wolf) of Preston; Jonathon Hodge (one of the Three Little Pigs) and Brianna Parkman (Elf), both of Lake; Gloriana Latham (one of the Three Little Pigs) of Morton; Dee Jay Rolison (Peter Pan) of Conehatta; Hannah Mitchell (Ugly Duckling) of Meridian; Bristol Buffington (Wicked Witch) and Kevin Ryals (Papa Ogre), both of Louisville; David Wilson (Poppa Bear) of Collinsville; Dominick Fields (Pied Piper) and Ian Lanthrip (Captain of the Guard), both of Forest; Georgia Doner (Momma Ogre) of Bailey; Danielle Gregory (Queen Lillian) of Little Rock; and Houston Martin (dual roles as King Harold and Thelonius) of Chunky.

Area youngsters playing roles include Karise Parkman (Baby Bear), Tate Emmons (Smurf), Tallie Johnston (Teen Fiona), and Annslee Calhoun (Young Fiona), all of Lake; and McCoy Compton (Young Ogre) of Forest.

Members of the Duloc Dancers include Emily Cook of Carthage; Jordan Lovorn, Kayla Covington and Cara Jackson, all of Louisville; Kara Miller of Decatur; Mackenzie Gannon of Newton; Kelsey Cox and Emily Cox, both of Forest; Kara Yates and Kara Beth Johnson, both of Morton; Kasey Logan of Lake; and Hillary Williams of Philadelphia.

Orchestra members are Emmons, ECCC music keyboard instructor, Emmons, piano; assistant band director Ed Girling, drums; ABE/GED director Ryan Clarke, bass guitar; and guitar instructor Chas Evans, acoustic guitar.

For more information contact Emmons at 601-635-6347 or email nemmons@eccc.edu.

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Bubby Johnston
Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph 601-635-6242
Toll Free 877-462-3222, ext. 242
www.eccc.edu



MPSD - March Events - 2014

See Schedule
MPSD - March Events - 2014
MPSD Spring Break - Monday, March 10-Friday, March 14

All MPSD schools and offices will be closed for Spring Break.



Poplar Springs Elementary BBQ for the ARTS

Thursday, March 20 - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Drive-thru pick up line in front of school

Squealer's pulled pork plates will be sold for $7 with funds raised benefitting the PSE Arts Initiative.

For more information call 601-484-4450.



Poplar Springs Elementary Reading is Fundamental (RIF) for Kindergarten

Friday, March 21 - 9:30 a.m.

The Junior Auxiliary of Meridian members read to kindergarten students then the students receive a copy of the book!



MHS JROTC Wildcat Battalion Winter Ball

Saturday, March 22 – 7:30 p.m. to midnight

Frank Cochran Center

Tickets: $15 for cadets and former cadets, $20 for non-cadets (non-cadets must have a cadet sponsor)

Tickets can be purchased at the JROTC classroom in the MHS 9th Grade Building or main JROTC classroom. See Major Wood or Sergeant First Class Harrington for tickets and information.



MPSD Early Dismissal

Tuesday, March 25

Elementary Schools will dismiss at 12:40 p.m. and middle and high schools at 1:10 p.m. so that teachers can participate in Professional Development.



Meridian High School Presents Annual Spring Musical “Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood”

Friday, March 28 – 7:00 p.m.

MHS Auditorium

Cost: $7 for adults (18 and over), $5 for students, teachers (with ID), and military (with ID), and free for children 4 years old and under.

The Visual and Performing Arts departments at MHS are joining forces to present this musical as their spring production.



Meridian High School Varsity Cheerleading Tryouts

Thursday, March 27

The Meridian High School Cheerleading Tryout Clinic will be held from March 24 through March 27 with tryouts being held on March 27. Students may pick up an application in the main office, ninth grade office, or from Ms. Melton in room 212 in ninth grade building.



MHS National Art Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Thursday, March 27 – 6 p.m.

MHS Multi-Purpose Building

Meridian High School will hold the first annual Induction Ceremony for the National Art Honor Society.



Poplar Springs Elementary Grandparent's Day

Friday, March 28 - 10:30 a.m.

Second grade students will present an arts integrated program celebrating grandparents. Through music, dance, drama and visual art, the students will honor and show appreciation for PSE grandparents.



Northwest Middle School PBIS Teacher-Student Basketball Game

Friday, March 28

Northwest Gym



MPSD Elementary Choral Festival

Saturday, March 29 – 9:30 a.m.

Meridian High School

Selected fourth through sixth grade students from MPSD Elementary and Middle schools will participate in a choral festival as a wrap-up to “Music in Our Schools” month. The festival will be conducted by MHS Choral Instructors Penny McLemore and Jennifer Davis. Mrs. McLemore and Mrs. Davis will lead students in rehearsals a performance at noon.



Elizabeth McDonald

Public Relations Director

Meridian Public School District

601.482.0423

emcdonald@mpsdk12.net




MCC CALENDER OF EVENTS - March 2014 03/08 - 03/29

Meridian Community College
MCC CALENDER OF EVENTS - March 2014

MCC Tennis: March 20, 2 p.m., MCC vs. Jones Junior College; March 22, 10 a.m., men, MCC vs. Seminole State Community College; March 28, 1 p.m. MCC vs. East Central Community College, Northeast Tennis Center. Coach Wanda McPhail, 601-484-8790.

MCC Softball: March 10, MCC vs. Co-Lin Community College, 1 and 3 p.m.; March 19, MCC vs. Southwest Community College, 2 and 4 p.m.; March 28, MCC vs. Hinds Community College, 2 and 4 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field (Highland Park), Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.

MCC Baseball: March 8, 11 a.m., MCC vs. Marion Military; 5 p.m., MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College; MCC Baseball: March 13, 6 p.m., MCC vs. Southeast Iowa; March 14, 1 p.m., MCC vs. Southeast Iowa; March 19, 1 p.m., MCC vs. Wallace-Hanceville; March 25, 3 p.m., MCC vs. Marion Military; March 28, 6 p.m., MCC vs. Arkansas Baptist; March 29, 1 p.m., MCC vs. Arkansas Baptist; Scaggs Field, Coach Dillon Sudduth, 601-484-8844.

College will be closed for spring break, March 10-16. Classes resume March 17.

Term II classes begin, March 17. Admissions, 601-483-83241.


Computer Class, Microsoft Excel (advanced), March 18-27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays.Webb Hall. 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education Class, Vegetarian Cooking, March 20, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Giving Kids a Head Start on Smart, March 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Center. Information: 601-482-7445.

Dedication of the GED/Adult Basic Education Building, March 21, 10 a.m. Building is located across the highway from Ivy Hall.

Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, March 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.
Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, March 21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development Class, Street Defensive Driving, March 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Arts & Letters Series production, Community Band Concert, March 23, 2 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.

MCC Continuing Workforce Development Class, OSHA General Industry 10-hour certification, March 24, 25 and 27, 4:30-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development Class, Call Center Customer Service Class, March 24-26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129, 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Art for Children, March 24, 31, April 7 and 14, 4-5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Continuing Education Class, Personal Self Defense, March 27, 6-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.


Continuing Education Class, Furniture Painting Demonstration using Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, March 29, 10:30 a.m. 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689
kthomas@meridiancc.edu



ECCC Business, Education and Healthcare Expo Set March 20th

East Central Community College Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building
ECCC Business, Education and Healthcare Expo Set March 20

Career and educational opportunities will be available for East Central Community College students when the 12th annual Business, Education and Healthcare Expo is held Thursday, March 20, 2014, on the Decatur campus.

The public is also invited to attend the free event, which is scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building.

“We are looking forward to another successful Expo,” said Wayne Eason, Director of Workforce Education and Expo committee chairman. “Many EC students began their careers because of this event each year, and we very much appreciate all the vendors not only for their participation but also for the services provided our students.”

Vendors participating in the event include Air Evac Lifeteam, Anderson Regional Medical Center, Baptist Medical Center (Leake), Bedford Care Center, Central MS Medical Center, Delta State University, East Central MS Health Care, Eighth Circuit Court Judicial District, ESCO Corporation, Great Southern National Bank, Huntington Ingalls Ind., Innovative Behavioral Services, Inc., J. G. Alexander Nursing Center, Jackson State University, Mississippi Army National Guard, Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, Mississippi State University (Meridian), Mississippi State University (Poultry Science Department), Mississippi State University (Army ROTC), Mississippi Teacher Center (MS Department of Education), MS Department of Corrections (Personnel Services), MS Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (Law Enforcement), River Valley Animal Foods (Tyson Foods, Inc.), Rush Health System, Rush Health Systems, Inc. (Allied Health/Human Resources) , Rust College, Specialty Hospital of Meridian, St. Dominic Hospital (Human Resources), Sta-Home Health & Hospice Corp. (Health and Hospice), The Oaks Rehab & Health Care Center, The Taylor Group, United States Army, United States Marine Corps., University of Mississippi (Office of Enrollment Services), University of MS Medical Center (Talent Acquisition), University of West Alabama (Office of Admissions), University of Southern Mississippi (Office of Admissions), and W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.

Cost is $10 per exhibitor. Lunch is included in the fee.

Lunch and refreshments for exhibitors are prepared by the ECCC Culinary Arts Technology and Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology programs.

For more information, contact Linda McKee at ECCC, 601-635-6210 or toll free, 1-877-462-3222, ext. 210. The e-mail address is lmckee@eccc.edu.



Bubby Johnston
Vice President for Public Information
East Central Community College
P.O. Box 129
Decatur, MS 39327
Ph 601-635-6242
Toll Free 877-462-3222, ext. 242
www.eccc.edu




17th annual Read Across America celebration

Oakland Heights Elementary
My name is Cindy Duke and I am the librarian at Oakland Heights Elementary. We will be celebrating the 17th annual Read Across America celebration on February 28th. (This is Dr. Seuss' birthday) We will begin reading in the morning at 8:30 and we will have a storybook character parade at 1:00. Students and teachers will dress as their favorite storybook character.
Thank you so much
Cindy Duke





MCC - Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College

GED Graduation, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Multi-Purpose Center, Tamar Mosley, 601-484-8797.

Meridian Community College Computer class, Basic of Computers, Feb. 11 and 13, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Baseball, Feb. 15-16, Rush Invitational Tournament; Feb. 22, MCC vs. Coahoma Community College, 1 p.m.; MCC Scaggs Field, Coach Dillon Sudduth, 601-484-8844.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Introduction to Network Cabling C-Tech Copper-Based Systems, Feb. 13- April 24, 6 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Hall of Fame Presentation/Alumni Reception, Feb. 17, 1:30 p.m., Dulaney Room, Webb Hall. Billy Beal, 601-484-8765.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, OSHA Construction 10-Hour Certification, Feb. 17, 18 and 20, 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Computer class, Maximize Your Smartphone or Tablet, Feb. 17-26, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Softball, Feb. 18, MCC vs. Shelton State, 2 and 4 p.m.; Feb. 21-22, MCC/Rush Classic Tournament; Feb. 25, MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College, 1 and 3 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field, Highland Park, Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.

Meridian Community College Computer class, Microsoft Excel (Beginning), Feb. 18-27, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.
MCC Basketball: Feb. 20, Southwest Community College, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men), Graham Gymnasium. Sander Adkinson, 601-484-8707

MCC Homecoming Celebration, Feb. 20. Crowning of homecoming queen, 7 p.m., Graham Gymnasium.

Meridian Community College Computer class, Digital Photography, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Feb. 21, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) District Competition, Feb. 22, campus wide. Sally Morgan, 601-484-8776.

Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Feb. 22, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Frame It with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m., 601-482-7445.

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689
kthomas@meridiancc.edu



MCC Calendar - Feb 2014

Meridian Community College
MCC CALENDER OF EVENTS

FEBRUARY 2014



MCC Arts & Letters presentation, Wizard of Oz, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, History: The United States Constitution, Feb. 4-March 4, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Stained Glass, Feb. 4-March 25, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Salsa/Swing Dancing, Feb. 4-April 1, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Ballroom Dance, Feb. 4-April 1, 6:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Dazzling Date Night Cooking Class, Feb. 6, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



MCC Basketball: Feb. 6, MCC vs. Jones Junior College, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men); Feb. 20, Southwest Community College, 5:30 p.m. (women); 7:30 p.m. (men), Graham Gymnasium. Sander Adkinson, 601-484-8707.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Caregiving: The Path of a “Lay” Caregiver Class, Feb. 6-27, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Guitar for Children, Feb. 6- April 3, 4:15 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Beginning Guitar for Adults and Teens, Feb. 6- April 3, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Welding, Feb. 6- April 18, 6 p.m., Meridian High School Ross Collins, 601-482-7445.



ACT Test, Feb. 8, 8 a.m., Ivy Hall. Mark Gun, 601-484-8652.



MCC Tennis, Feb. 8, MCC vs. Marion Military Institute, 2 p.m., MCC campus; Feb. 20, MCC vs. Faulkner State, 1 p.m.; Northeast Tennis Center, Coach Wanda McPhail, 601-484-8790.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development session, Pharmacy Technician Orientation, Feb. 10, 5 p.m., Webb Hall; classes are from Feb. 24-June 30, Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



GED Graduation, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Multi-Purpose Center, Tamar Mosley, 601-484-8797.



Meridian Community College Computer class, Basic of Computers, Feb. 11 and 13, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



MCC Baseball, Feb. 12, MCC vs. Jones Junior College, 1 p.m.; Feb. 15-16, Rush Invitational Tournament; Feb. 22, MCC vs. Coahoma Community College, 1 p.m.; MCC Scaggs Field, Coach Dillon Sudduth, 601-484-8844.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Introduction to Network Cabling C-Tech Copper-Based Systems, Feb. 13- April 24, 6 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



MCC Hall of Fame Presentation/Alumni Reception, Feb. 17, 1:30 p.m., Dulaney Room, Webb Hall. Billy Beal, 601-484-8765.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, OSHA Construction 10-Hour Certification, Feb. 17, 18 and 20, 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Computer class, Maximize Your Smartphone or Tablet, Feb. 17-26, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



MCC Softball, Feb. 18, MCC vs. Shelton State, 2 and 4 p.m.; Feb. 21-22, MCC/Rush Classic Tournament; Feb. 25, MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College, 1 and 3 p.m.; Tommy McDonald Field, Highland Park, Coach Faith Robinson, 601-484-8890.



Meridian Community College Computer class, Microsoft Excel (Beginning), Feb. 18-27, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



MCC Homecoming Celebration, Feb. 20. Crowning of homecoming queen, 7 p.m., Graham Gymnasium.



Meridian Community College Computer class, Digital Photography, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Feb. 21, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) District Competition, Feb. 22, campus wide. Sally Morgan, 601-484-8776.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Feb. 22, 8 a.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Frame It with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, Feb. 22, 10:30 a.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Class Day Class, Feb. 24-26, 8 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Class Evening Class, Feb. 24-March 27, 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Continuing Education class, Build A Strong Credit History, Feb. 25, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Meridian Community College Workforce Development class, S.E.R.T. Basic Tactical Medic Course – Lifetime Certification, Feb. 26-28. 601-482-7445.



Arts & Letters Series presentation, All Shook Up (performed by Lauderdale County High Schools), Feb. 27 and 28 and March 1, 7 p.m.; March 2, 2 p.m., McCain Theater. Ticket information: Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



Kay Thomas
Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689
kthomas@meridiancc.edu



Meridian Public Schools - Feb Calendar - 2014

See Schedule
Oakland Heights Elementary Scholastic Book Fair
Monday, February 3 through Thursday, February 6


Poplar Springs Elementary Dancing with the 4th Graders
February 3-5, 10, 12-13


During 4th grade PE class
Local ballroom dance teacher, Leslie Lee, will instruct 4th grade students in 4 types of ballroom dance, manners of dance as well as the history of the dance during PE class.




Meridian High School Basketball Senior Night

Tuesday, February 4

Meridian High School Gym



Poplar Springs Elementary Open House for Prospective Students


Tuesday, February 4 - 5:30 p.m.


PSE Auditorium


Prospective families are invited to our annual open house to gather information about our school, tour the facilities and meet staff. We will begin in the auditorium with a brief program at 5:30 p.m. then open classrooms for tour. Pre-registration information and packets will be available. Please contact Clair Huff at 601-484-4450 for additional information.




Poplar Springs Elementary Presents “Celebrate Meridian!”


Friday, February 7 - 10:30 a.m.


PSE Auditorium


Third grade students will present an arts integrated program celebrating the birthday of Meridian.




Magnolia Middle Valentine's Dance

Saturday, February 8 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.




Poplar Springs Elementary Hosts Visiting Artist, Sean Glazebrook


Monday, February 10


Sean Glazebrook of Kid SmART New Orleans will teach two model classes at PSE integrating drama into language arts. He will also provide professional development for 3rd-5th grade language arts teachers.




MPSD Early Dismissal and Parent/Teacher Conference Day


Tuesday, February 11


Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.


Middle and high schools students will be dismissed at 1:10 p.m.


Parent/Teacher conferences will be held at each school from 2 to 6 p.m.




Parkview Elementary Awards Day Program

Tuesday, February 11 - 9:00 a.m.


Magnolia Auditorium




MPSD Fourth Grade students Perform at MSO LinkUp


Friday, February 14 - Noon


MSU Riley Center


Fourth grade students will complete LinkUp study with an interactive concert with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra at the Riley Center. Students have been learning to play the recorder during music class and will play/sing with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.




Oakland Heights Elementary Valentine’s Day Party

Friday, February 14 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.





Oakland Heights Elementary Movie Day Fundraiser

Friday, February 14


The movie day is being hosted as a fundraiser for the 5th grade Washington D.C. trip.





Poplar Springs Elementary Hosts MCC Dental Program for First Graders


Tuesday, February 18 - 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.


PSE First Grade Center


MCC students will present a dental hygiene program to first grade students.




Meridian High School College GOAL Sunday

Wednesday, February 19 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

MHS Computer Lab

This event is to help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We will also be assisting parents and students in completing the MTAG and Tuition Guarantee Forms. Our school date and time is listed on the www.mscollegegoalsunday.org web site. Refreshments will be served to parent that are coming during lunch.



Poplar Springs Elementary Kindergarten Dental Screening


Friday, February 21


A local dentist will conduct dental screening on kindergarten students.




Parkview Elementary Black History Program

Tuesday, February 25 - 9:00 a.m.


Magnolia Auditorium




Oakland Heights Elementary Black History Program and PTO Meeting

Thursday, February 27 - 6:00 p.m.


The students of will be singing, praise dancing, and stepping to honor black history leaders who have paved the way.




Carver Middle School Black History Program

Thursday, February 27 - 8:30 a.m.


Carver Middle School Gymnasium


Guest Speaker: Jamard Wright




Magnolia Middle Black History Program

Thursday, February 27 – 6:00 p.m.

Elizabeth McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public School District
601.482.0423
emcdonald@mpsdk12.net



Old School Step Show ...

West Kemper Elementary
Event Title: West Kemper Elementary Atomic Steppers presents Old School Step Show

Event Date: March 8, 2014

Text: West Kemper Elementary School Atomic Steppers will be hosting it's annual Youth Step Show on March 8th in DeKalb, MS. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Show starts at 6:30. Tickets are $7.00. For more information call 6015138462.




(ECCC) ... Classes Open !

East Central Community College
Officials at East Central Community College (ECCC) have been continually monitoring the weather conditions throughout the five-county service area. At this time, all college offices will open and classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014.



Please note that due to this delayed start, ECCC will make one class schedule modification. The 9:25 – 10:40 a.m. class will meet from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. with Activity Period being canceled on Thursday. The college will then resume our normal class schedule at 11:30 a.m. In addition, the ECCC Warriors and Lady Warriors basketball games scheduled for Thursday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium against the Meridian Community College Eagles will proceed as scheduled.



As always, should changes in weather conditions necessitate any modifications to this plan, we will inform all of our college constituents as soon as possible via the college’s website and e-mail system; the college’s emergency notification system, Warrior Alert; television stations in Jackson and Meridian; and/or local radio stations.



Once again, at this time, all college offices will open and classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at ECCC. I encourage all of our students and employees to exercise caution as they travel to campus on Thursday. Please maintain an emphasis on personal safety at all times.



Billy W. Stewart, Ph.D.

President





Bubby Johnston

Vice President for Public Information

East Central Community College

P.O. Box 129

Decatur, MS 39327

Ph 601-635-6242

Toll Free 877-462-3222, ext. 242

www.eccc.edu






(ECCC) - WINTER WEATHER UPDATE Still in effect ...

East Central Community College
WINTER WEATHER UPDATE

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

6:45 p.m. CDT



Good evening East Central family!



I attended a MEMA/FEMA briefing at 4:00 p.m. after monitoring weather developments all day from my office. Due to the anticipated road conditions in and around East Central Community College (ECCC) overnight on Tuesday and into Wednesday, the ECCC campus will be closed Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Therefore, all classes, both day and night, will NOT meet and all offices will beCLOSED at all college locations on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. In addition, all college activities and events scheduled for Wednesday will be postponed.



Due to hazardous travel conditions for their employees, Valley Services will offer a modified cafeteria schedule for our dormitory students on Wednesday including a brunch from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and a dinner from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Also, please be aware that at this time there are several areas of ice accumulation on the roads and sidewalks in and around the Decatur campus. At night and even during the day, these slippery areas may be difficult to detect. Therefore, we will ask that everyone on campus Wednesday morning proceed with extreme caution until we are able to determine the extent of the icing conditions. Thank you for your cooperation with this important request.



As always, we will continue to monitor weather developments throughout our five-county service area. Should changes in weather conditions necessitate any additional changes to any campus activity/schedule, we will inform all of our college constituents as soon as possible via the college’s website and e-mail system; the college’s emergency notification system, Warrior Alert; television stations in Jackson and Meridian; and/or local radio stations.



Once again, all classes, both day and night, will NOT meet and offices at all college locations will be CLOSED on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. In addition, all college activities and events scheduled for Wednesday will be postponed.

God Bless and Stay Warm & Safe!



Billy W. Stewart, Ph.D.

President





The Infinity Career College - Student Enrollment

The Infinity Career College (formally J&J Hair Design College) located at 305 Hwy 16 West Carthage, MS
The Infinity Career College (formally J&J Hair Design College) located at 305 Hwy 16 West Carthage, MS. 39051.

We are presently accepting applications for student enrollment in the field of Barber Hairstyling.

For more information please call (601) 267-3678 or (601) 267-3675.

Loyd Jones, Regional Director





MCC Events Calendar - Jan. 2014

Meridian Community College
MCC Basketball, Jan. 16: MCC vs. Co-Lin, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Jan. 21: MCC vs. Pearl River, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men; Jan. 23, MCC vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men. Contact: Sander Atkinson, 601-484-8707.



MLK Birthday Observance Celebration, Jan. 14, 1 p.m. MCC McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Rhonda Smith, 601-484-8645. Guest speaker: Meridian Mayor Percy Bland.



Arts & Letters Series concert, Track 45, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Call Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



Workforce Development Class, Welding/Pipefitting, Jan. 17. Call 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Cabinetry and Woodworking, Jan. 14. Call 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, Classical Ballet, Jan. 20. Call 601-482-7445.



College closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20. Classes resume Tuesday, Jan. 21.



Workforce Development Class, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Refresher, Jan. 21-Feb 6. Call 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, Jan. 24. Call 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, ServSafe, Jan. 24. Call 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Street Defensive Driving, Jan. 25. Call 601-482-7445.




Workforce Development Class, Principles of Air Conditioning I – Part II, Jan. 27. Call 601-482-7445.






MCC Calendar of Events - 2014

Meridian Community College
Calendar of Events January 2014

MCC reopens for spring registration, Jan. 6.



Continuing Education session, Emergency First Response, Jan. 6, 13, 20. Call 601-482-7445.



GED Registration, Jan. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Chapel Activity Room. Call Angela Tharp, 601-484-8796.



GED Registration, Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to noon, Chapel Activity Room. Call Angela Tharp, 601-484-8796.



GED Registration, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chapel Activity Room. Call Angela Tharp, 601-484-8796.



Spring classes begin, Jan. 13. Contact Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.



MCC Basketball, Jan. 16: MCC vs. Co-Lin, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Jan. 21: MCC vs. Pearl River, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men; Jan. 23, MCC vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast, 5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men. Contact: Sander Atkinson, 601-484-8707.



MLK Birthday Observance Celebration, Jan. 14, 1 p.m. MCC McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Rhonda Smith, 601-484-8645.



Arts & Letters Series concert, Track 45, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Call Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



Workforce Development Class, Welding/Pipefitting, Jan. 17. Call 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Cabinetry and Woodworking, Jan. 14. Call 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, Classical Ballet, Jan. 20. Call 601-482-7445.



College closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20. Classes resume Tuesday, Jan. 21.



Workforce Development Class, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Refresher, Jan. 21-Feb 6. Call 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Forklift Training, Jan. 24. Call 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, ServSafe, Jan. 24. Call 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Street Defensive Driving, Jan. 25. Call 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Principles of Air Conditioning I – Part II, Jan. 27. Call 601-482-7445.



East Mississippi Development Corp. (EMDC) Entrepreneurship Class, How to Start and Operate a Business, Jan. 27. Call 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, Call Center Customer Service Day Classes, Jan. 27-29. 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, Call Center Customer Service Evening Classes, Jan. 27-Feb. 20. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Principles of Air Conditioning II – Part II, Jan. 28. Call 601-482-7445.



Astronomy lecture underwritten by MCC and the Mississippi NASA Space Grant Consortium, Jan. 28, 6 p.m., McCain Theater. Dr. Angie Carraway, 601-484-8660.






MCC Calendar of Events - Nov. 21st - 27th

Meridian Community College
MCC Basketball: Nov. 21, MCC vs. Itawamba, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men. Sander Atkinson, athletic director, 601-484-8707.



Miller Art Gallery Opening, Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., featuring the works of Mark Brown, JCJC art instructor. John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



MCC Continuing Education class, Homeschooling, Nov. 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Gospel Choir Concert, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Deborah Nettles, 601-553-3404.



Meridian Community College and Meridian Campus, Mississippi State University College and Career Fair, Nov. 21, 3-6 p.m. Kahlmus Auditorium. Candy Adams, 601-484-0112.



MCC Continuing Education class, Holiday Hors D'oeurvres, Nov. 21, 601-482-7445.



MCC Continuing Education class, Bring Your Own Piece, Nov. 21, 4:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



MCC Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Nov. 23, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



College closed for Thanksgiving observance, Nov. 27-Dec. 1. Classes resume Dec. 2.


Kay Thomas
Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689 (office)
601-513-5851 (cell)
kthomas@meridiancc.edu



MCC Calendar of Events - Nov. 2013

Meridian Community College
MCC Basketball: Nov. 11, MCC vs. Lawson State, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Nov. 21, MCC vs. Itawamba, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men. Sander Atkinson, athletic director, 601-484-8707.



MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Class, Nov. 11-13, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



MCC Continuing Education class, Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Nov. 11, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



MCC Community and Business Development class, Create a Website, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-484-8856.




MCC Continuing Education class, Furniture Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m. Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



MCC Arts & Letters Series Dimensions Fall Semester Concert, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



MCC Community and Business Development class, Microsoft Word (Advanced), Nov. 14-26, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-484-8856.



Miller Art Gallery Opening, Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., featuring the works of Mark Brown, JCJC art instructor. John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



MCC Continuing Education class, Homeschooling, Nov. 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Gospel Choir Concert, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Deborah Nettles, 601-553-3404.



Meridian Community College and Meridian Campus, Mississippi State University College and Career Fair, Nov. 21, 3-6 p.m. Kahlmus Auditorium. Candy Adams, 601-484-0112.



MCC Continuing Education class, Holiday Hors D'oeurvres, Nov. 21, 601-482-7445.



College closed for Thanksgiving observance, Nov. 27-Dec. 1. Classes resume Dec. 2.



MCC Continuing Education class, Bring Your Own Piece, Nov. 21, 4:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



MCC Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Nov. 23, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689 (office)

601-513-5851 (cell)

kthomas@meridiancc.edu



MCC Calendar - Nov. 2013

Meridian Community College
MCC Calendar of the Events November 2013



MCC Workforce Development class, Distribution Training, Nov. 4-7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 601-482-7445.



MCC Workforce Development class, OSHA General Industry 10-hour certification, Workforce Development Center, Nov. 4, 5, and 7, 4:30-8 p.m. 601-482-7445.



MCC Community and Business Development class, Publisher/PowerPoint, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 601-482-7445.



MCC Continuing Education Class, Friendly Beginning for Writers, Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 6-8 p.m., 601-482-7445.



MCC Foundation Annual Membership Celebration, Nov. 5, 6:15 p.m., Northwood Country Club. Kathy Brookshire, 601-484-8612.



Veterans Program, Nov. 7, 11 a.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.



MCC Basketball: Nov. 7, MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Nov. 11, MCC vs. Lawson State, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Nov. 21, MCC vs. Itawamba, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men. Sander Atkinson, athletic director, 601-484-8707.



Arts & Letters Series production, MCC Jazz Band, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Class, Nov. 11-13, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



MCC Continuing Education class, Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Nov. 11, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



MCC Community and Business Development class, Create a Website, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-484-8856.




MCC Continuing Education class, Furniture Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m. Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



MCC Arts & Letters Series Dimensions Fall Semester Concert, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



MCC Community and Business Development class, Microsoft Word (Advanced), Nov. 14-26, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-484-8856.



Miller Art Gallery Opening, Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., featuring the works of Mark Brown, JCJC art instructor. John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689 (office)

601-513-5851 (cell)

kthomas@meridiancc.edu



MCC Calendar of the Events November 2013

Meridian Community College
MCC Calendar of the Events November 2013



MCC Workforce Development class, Distribution Training, Nov. 4-7, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 601-482-7445.



MCC Workforce Development class, OSHA General Industry 10-hour certification, Workforce Development Center, Nov. 4, 5, and 7, 4:30-8 p.m. 601-482-7445.



MCC Community and Business Development class, Publisher/PowerPoint, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 601-482-7445.



MCC Continuing Education Class, Friendly Beginning for Writers, Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 6-8 p.m., 601-482-7445.



MCC Foundation Annual Membership Celebration, Nov. 5, 6:15 p.m., Northwood Country Club. Kathy Brookshire, 601-484-8612.



Veterans Program, Nov. 7, 11 a.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.



MCC Basketball: Nov. 7, MCC vs. East Mississippi Community College, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Nov. 11, MCC vs. Lawson State, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Nov. 21, MCC vs. Itawamba, 5:30 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men. Sander Atkinson, athletic director, 601-484-8707.



Arts & Letters Series production, MCC Jazz Band, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



MCC Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Nov. 8, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



MCC Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service Class, Nov. 11-13, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



MCC Continuing Education class, Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Nov. 11, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



MCC Community and Business Development class, Create a Website, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-484-8856.



MCC Continuing Education class, Furniture Painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m. Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



MCC Arts & Letters Series Dimensions Fall Semester Concert, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



MCC Community and Business Development class, Microsoft Word (Advanced), Nov. 14-26, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-484-8856.



Miller Art Gallery Opening, Nov. 18, 4:30 p.m., featuring the works of Mark Brown, JCJC art instructor. John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



MCC Continuing Education class, Homeschooling, Nov. 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



Gospel Choir Concert, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., McCain Theater. Deborah Nettles, 601-553-3404.



Meridian Community College and Meridian Campus, Mississippi State University College and Career Fair, Nov. 21, 3-6 p.m. Kahlmus Auditorium. Candy Adams, 601-484-0112.



MCC Continuing Education class, Holiday Hors D'oeurvres, Nov. 21, 601-482-7445.



College closed for Thanksgiving observance, Nov. 27-Dec. 1. Classes resume Dec. 2.



MCC Continuing Education class, Bring Your Own Piece, Nov. 21, 4:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.



MCC Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Nov. 23, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689 (office)

601-513-5851 (cell)

kthomas@meridiancc.edu



Meridian High School Academic Team

Madison Central Fall Classic
Congratulations to the Meridian High School Academic Team!!
The Academic Team finished in 2nd Place at the Madison Central Fall Classic. The Wildcat Academic Team defeated Columbia Academy, Tupelo High School, and Jackson Academy twice before losing to St. Andrew’s Episcopal in the championship final.

The Academic Team was led by seniors Pearson Kelly and Kyler Drury. Senior team members Christopher Cross, John Price and Scott Ellis also helped MHS bring home the trophy. Hats off to all these students for such an impressive showing!






MCC Workforce Development Center

Meridian Community College
MCC Workforce Development Center class, Call Center Customer Service evening class, Oct. 28-Nov. 14, Mondays and Thursdays, 5-8 p.m. Webb Hall, 601-482-7445

Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689

kthomas@meridiancc.edu



MCC - Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College
MCC Continuing Education class, Flower and Cake Design, Oct. 14-Nov. 4, 6 p.m., class meets on Mondays, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development Center class, Call Center Customer Service day class, Oct. 14-16, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, OSHA Construction 10-hour Certification, Oct. 14-17, 4:30-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, Maximize Your Smartphone or Tablet, Oct. 14-23, 5:30 p.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

Parenting Seminar co-sponsored by MCC and Weems Community Mental Health Center, “Take Child’s Play Today – The Electronic Make Over,” Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m., MCC Multi-Purpose Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Digital Photography, Oct. 15-29, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education Class, Container Gardening: Fall Foliage, Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.

The Radio People/MCC Fall Job Fair, Oct. 16, 8:30 a.m., Workforce Training Center, Darlene Mayatt, 601-484-8724.

Miller Art Gallery opening exhibit reception, Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, John Marshall, 601-484-8647.

MCC Workforce Education class, Fiber Optic Cabling, Oct. 17-Dec. 12, 6-10 p.m., Workforce Development Room, 601-484-8856.

Humanities Professor of the Year Program, Oct. 18, 10 a.m., Casteel Gallery. Michael Thompson, 601-484-8700.

MCC Continuing Education Class, ACT Workshop Review, Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m., Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development Center class, Call Center Customer Service evening class, Oct. 21-Nov. 14, Mondays and Thursdays, 5-8 p.m. Webb Hall, 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, Personal Self Defense, Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m., 601-482-7445.

MCC Continuing Education class, In the Kitchen: French Quarter Fare, Oct. 24, 6 p.m., MCC Culinary School, College Park, 601-482-7445.

MCC Arts & Letters Series production of Jeckyl and Hyde, Oct. 24-26, 7 p.m. and Oct. 27, 2 p.m., McCain Theater, 601-484-8696.

MCC Continuing Education class, Student Defensive Driving, Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., MCC Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.

MCC Workforce Development class, ServSafe Food Seminar, Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Culinary Arts Building, College Park, 601-482-7445.

ACT testing, Oct. 26, 8 a.m., Ivy Hall; Mark Gunn, 601-484-8652.


Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689

kthomas@meridiancc.edu



MCC Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College

MCC Soccer, Sept. 18, MCC vs. Jones, 5 p.m., women, 4 p.m., women; Sept. 25, MCC vs. Pearl River- 5 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Sept. 28, MCC vs. Itwamba, noon, women; 2 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Contact: Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



Continuing Education class, Stained Glass, Sept. 16-Oct. 28, 6 p.m., (class meets on Mondays), Chapel Activity Room, Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.



Continuing Education class, Ebay, Sept. 19 and 26, 5:30 p.m., MCC Webb Hall, Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.



Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Sept. 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service, Sept. 16-18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, Room 102; and Sept. 16-Oct. 14, Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129; 482-7445.



Arts & Letters Series presentation, Bits and Pieces Giant Puppets, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.



Continuing Education class, In the Kitchen, Back to Basic, Sept. 26. Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.



Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 482-7445.



Workforce Development class, Confined Space Entry, Sept. 30, 4-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 482-7445.



GED Class Registration, Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m.; Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.; Sept. 27, 9 a.m.; and Sept. 28, 10 a.m., Chapel Activity Room, Angela Tharp, 601-484-8796.



Phi Theta Kappa Induction, Sept. 24, 6 p.m., McCain Theater. Phyllis Holladay, 601-553-3439

Kay Thomas
Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions
910 Highway 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307
601-484-8689 (office)
601-513-5851 (cell)
kthomas@meridiancc.edu



MCC Events Calendar

Meridian Community College
MCC Soccer, Sept. 14, MCC vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast, 2 p.m., women; 4 p.m., men; Sept. 18, MCC vs. Jones, 5 p.m., women, 4 p.m., women; Sept. 25, MCC vs. Pearl River- 5 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Sept. 28, MCC vs. Itawamba, noon, women; 2 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Contact: Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697

Continuing Education class, Sewing (morning), Sept. 10-Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; and Sept. 10-Nov. 5, (evening) 5:30-7:30 p.m., Magnolia Hall Room; 482-7445.


Continuing Education class, Knitting, Sept. 10-Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-noon (class meets on Tuesdays), Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.


Continuing Education class, Stained Glass, Sept. 16-Oct. 28, 6 p.m., (class meets on Mondays), Chapel Activity Room, Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.


Continuing Education class, Ebay, Sept. 19 and 26, 5:30 p.m., MCC Webb Hall, Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.


Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Sept. 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.


Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service, Sept. 16-18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, Room 102; and Sept. 16-Oct. 14, Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129; 482-7445.


Arts & Letters Series presentation, Bits and Pieces Giant Puppets, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.


Phi Theta Kappa Induction, Sept. 24, 6 p.m., McCain Theater. Phyllis Holladay, 601-553-3439.

GED Class Registration, Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m.; Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.; Sept. 27, 9 a.m.; and Sept. 28, 10 a.m., Chapel Activity Room, Angela Tharp, 601-484-8796.

Continuing Education class, In the Kitchen, Back to Basic, Sept. 26. Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.

Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Confined Space Entry, Sept. 30, 4-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 482-7445

Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689 (office)

601-513-5851 (cell)

kthomas@meridiancc.edu



MCC Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College
Workforce Development class, Computer Numeric Control, Sept. 4, 6-10 p.m., class meets on Wednesdays, Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Basic Plumbing and Beyond, Sept. 5. 601-482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Welding – 10-week course, Sept. 5-Nov. 7, 6-10 p.m., Meridian High School Ross Collins, 601-482-7445.

MCC Soccer, Sept. 14, MCC vs. Mississippi Gulf Coast, 2 p.m., women; 4 p.m., men; Sept. 18, MCC vs. Jones, 5 p.m., women, 4 p.m., women; Sept. 25, MCC vs. Pearl River- 5 p.m., women, 7:30 p.m., men; Sept. 28, MCC vs. Itwamba, noon, women; 2 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Contact: Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697

Continuing Education class, Guitar for Children, Sept. 5-Oct. 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Class meets on Thursdays, Chapel Activity Room. Joy Smith, 601-484-8856

Continuing Education class, Classical Ballet, Sept. 5, 4:30 p.m. Damon Fitness Center. Joy Smith, 601-484-8856

Continuing Education class, Guitar for Adults and Teens, Sept. 5-Oct. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Class meets on Thursdays. Chapel Activity Room. Joy Smith, 601-484-8856

Continuing Education class, Distribution Training, Sept. 9-12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 482-7445.

Continuing Education class, Cake Decorating, Sept. 9, 6 p.m., (class meets on Mondays), MCC, Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.

Continuing Education class, Wreaths, Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m., Chapel Activity Room, Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.

Continuing Education class, Golf, Sept. 9, 5:30-7 p.m., Annex A, Room 102, Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.

Continuing Education class, Sewing (morning), Sept. 10-Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; and Sept. 10-Nov. 5, (evening) 5:30-7:30 p.m., Magnolia Hall Room; 482-7445.


Continuing Education class, Knitting, Sept. 10-Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-noon (class meets on Tuesdays), Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.


Continuing Education class, Stained Glass, Sept. 16-Oct. 28, 6 p.m., (class meets on Mondays), Chapel Activity Room, Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.


Continuing Education class, Ebay, Sept. 19 and 26, 5:30 p.m., MCC Webb Hall, Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.


Workforce Development class, Forklift Training, Sept. 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Workforce Development Center, 601-482-7445.


Workforce Development class, Call Center Customer Service, Sept. 16-18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Workforce Development Center, Room 102; and Sept. 16-Oct. 14, Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m., Webb Hall Room 129; 482-7445.


Arts & Letters Series presentation, Bits and Pieces Giant Puppets, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., McCain Theater, Ivy Hall. Leia Hill, 601-484-8696.


Phi Theta Kappa Induction, Sept. 24, 6 p.m., McCain Theater. Phyllis Holladay, 601-553-3439.

GED Class Registration, Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m.; Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.; Sept. 27, 9 a.m.; and Sept. 28, 10 a.m., Chapel Activity Room, Angela Tharp, 601-484-8796.

Continuing Education class, In the Kitchen, Back to Basic, Sept. 26. Joy Smith, 601-484-8856.

Workforce Development class, Street Defensive Driving, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 482-7445.

Workforce Development class, Confined Space Entry, Sept. 30, 4-8 p.m., Workforce Development Center, 482-7445.



Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689 (office)

601-513-5851 (cell)

kthomas@meridiancc.edu



Meridian Public School - Breakfast / Lunch

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Meridian Public Schools September 2013 Pre-K – 8th Grade
Visit us at www.mpsd.k12.ms.us




Meridian Public Schools - Sept. Calendar

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Northwest Middle School Science Fair Workshop
Tuesday, September 3 - 5:00 p.m.
Northwest Middle School Library
Science Fair Workshop is open to all Northwest students and parents to learn more about participation in the Science Fair. Science Fair kits will be given to all students who attend the workshop.



Oakland Heights Elementary Royalty Table

Wednesday, September 4

Students "Doing the Right Thing" have lunch with the Principal every Wednesday.



Oakland Heights Elementary PTO Meeting

Wednesday, September 4 - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Parents are encouraged to attend the first Parent Teacher Organization meeting as well as meet their child’s teacher.



Ross Collins Career & Technical Center Health Science Students Assist with Hearing/Vision Screenings

Wednesday, September 4 - 24

Students enrolled in the second year of Health Sciences will assist MPSD school nurses with hearing/vision screenings at each elementary school.



Poplar Springs Elementary Learning Styles Parent Workshop

Thursday, September 5 - Noon OR 6:00 p.m.

PSE Library

Parents will receive information on learning styles and how best to help their student learn.



Ross Collins Career and Technical Center Dual Enrollment Orientation

Thursday, September 5

Meridian Community College

Students will attend Dual Enrollment Orientation at Meridian Community College.



Crestwood Elementary School Book Fair

Monday, September 9

Crestwood Book Fair Begins



Magnolia Middle School Title I/PTO Meeting

Monday, September 9 – 6:00 p.m.



MPSD Parent/Teacher Conference Day and Early Dismissal

Tuesday, September 10

Elementary Dismissal – 12:40 p.m.

Middle and High School Dismissal – 1:10 p.m.

Parents are encouraged to attend Parent/Teacher conferences from 2 to 6 p.m. to get an update on their student’s performance in school as well as pick up the first nine weeks progress report.



Crestwood Elementary School Reading Fair Parent Workshop

Tuesday, September 10

During Parent/Teacher Conferences, Crestwood will host a Reading Fair Workshop for parents.



Crestwood Elementary School Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, September 11 - 8:30 a.m.

Students, Faculty, and Staff will remember and pay tribute to those heroes who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The program will cumulate around the flag pole with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m.



Crestwood Elementary School Second Grade Lunch

Thursday, September 12

Crestwood Cafeteria



Poplar Springs Elementary Title 1 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, September 17 – 6:00 p.m.

PSE Auditorium

Mrs. Germany, Principal, will update parents on Title 1 Plan for Poplar Springs.



Ross Collins Career and Technical Center Health Science Students Job Shadow at Rush Hospital

Tuesday, September 17

Rush Hospital

Students enrolled in the second year of Health Sciences will begin job shadowing at Rush Hospital.



Ross Collins Career and Technical Center Health Science Students Job Shadow at Andersons Hospital

Thursday, September 19

Anderson Hospital

Students enrolled in the second year of Health Sciences will begin job shadowing at Andersons Hospital.



Crestwood Elementary School Picture Day

Monday, September 23

Crestwood Cafetorium



Parkview Elementary School PTO Meeting and Parkview Pride Performance

Tuesday, September 24 – 6:00 p.m.

Parkview invites parents to attend the PTO meeting as well as the Parkview Pride student performance.



Ross Collins Career and Technical Center CPR Training for Teacher Academy Students

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 24 and 25

Peavey Auditorium

Teacher Academy students will participate in CPR training.



Crestwood Elementary School Celebration for Meeting Accelerated Reading and Math Goals

Thursday, September 26 - 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.



Poplar Springs Elementary Reading Fair Parent Workshop

Thursday, September 26 - 12:15 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m.

PSE Library

Parents will receive guidelines and information on Reading Fair from Mrs. Bethany Garret, Librarian, and sample projects will be on display.



Northwest Middle School Science Fair
Thursday, September 26 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Northwest Gym



Northwest Middle School PBIS Pep Rally
Thursday, September 26

Northwest Middle School Gym



Meridian High School Homecoming Parade

Thursday, September 26



Carver Middle School Teacher Advisory

Friday, September 27

Students will attend Advisory meetings with their Homeroom teacher.



Carver Middle School PBIS Store Grand Opening

Friday, September 27 - 8:10 a.m. to 9:08 a.m.

This will be the first opportunity for students to spend their PBIS tickets.



Parkview Elementary School Mustang Pride Party

Friday, September 27

During each grade level activity period, students with great behavior during the month of September will be rewarded with relay races, blow pops, and pictures.



Meridian High School Homecoming Football Game

Friday, September 27 – 7:00 p.m.

Ray Stadium

MHS vs. Jim Hill




Elizabeth McDonald

Public Relations Director

Meridian Public School District

601.482.0423

emcdonald@mpsdk12.net





MCC - Calendar of Events

Meridian Community College
MCC - August 2013 Calendar of Events



Workforce Development class, Detention Officer Training, Aug. 5-Sept. 17, 4-9 p.m., Rosenbaum Room, Webb Hall. Lynne Thrailkill, 601-481-1300.



Workforce Development Class, Distribution Training, Aug. 12-15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Continuing Education class, Forklift Training, Aug. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Workforce Development Center. 601-482-7445.



Fall semester classes begin, Aug. 19. Angela Payne, 601-481-1357.



Workforce Development Class, Call Center Customer Service Classes, Aug. 19-21, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Aug. 19-Sept. 12, 5-8 p.m. (class meets on Mondays and Thursdays); 601-482-7445.



Continuing Education class, Cabinetry and Woodworking, Aug. 20-Dec. 10, 6-9 p.m.; Reed Hall Room 132. 601-482-7445.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. Holmes Community College, Aug. 23; 2 p.m., women, 4 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697.



ServSafe Food Seminar, Aug. 24, 8 a.m., Culinary Arts building. Mark Chandler, 601-484-8825.



Continuing Education Class, Principles of Air Conditioning I, Part I, Aug. 26-Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m., Reed Hall Room 100. Class meets on Mondays. 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Medical Terminology, Aug. 26, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Workforce Development Class, Personal and Professional Development, Aug. 26, 6 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Pre-Professional Day for High School Students, Aug. 27, 8 a.m.-noon, Multi-Purpose Center. Dr. Angie Carraway, 601-484-8660.



Workforce Development Class, Foundations of Computer Literacy, Aug. 27, 5:30 p.m., 601-482-7445.



Miller Art Gallery opening exhibit, Aug. 28, 4:30-6 p.m., Miller Art Gallery, Ivy Hall. John Marshall, 601-484-8647.



Soccer, MCC Eagles vs. East Central Community College, Aug. 23; 2 p.m., women, 4 p.m., men. C.D. Smith Field. Coach Alex George, 601-484-8697

Kay Thomas

Meridian Community College Director of College Promotions

910 Highway 19 North

Meridian, MS 39307

601-484-8689 (office)

601-513-5851 (cell)

kthomas@meridiancc.edu



ECCC Be Our Guest Night

Oct 5, 2009 - Oct 8, 2009 6:30 p.m.

Bailey Stadium
Area high school students are invited to attend “Be Our Guest Night” activities scheduled Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at East Central Community College in Decatur. The visiting high school students will receive free admission to the Warriors’ football game with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and have the opportunity to win various door prizes. They will also be recognized throughout the game. One district senior will be selected to kick a field goal for free tuition for the fall 2010 semester, valued at more than $800.











For more information, contact Student Services, 601-635-2111 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 205. The e-mail address is jkillens@eccc.edu.



National Anthem Project

Sep 7, 2009 - Sep 14, 2009 9 a.m.

Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School 6750 Newell Road Meridian, Miss.
The National Anthem Project
Monday Sept. 14, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.
Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School
6750 Newell Road
Meridian, Miss.

Guests: State Auditor Stacey Pickering, Sen. Terry C. Burton, Rep. Greg
Snowden

Patriotic music/celebration of the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner".




For more information, call Sharon Pratt 601-485-4882


Meridian native Becky Glover "new Parent Coach Meridian and Lauderdale County"

Aug 31, 2009 - Sep 5, 2009 N/A

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Parents for Public Schools (PPS) has named Meridian native Becky Glover as its new Parent Coach to serve public school parents and supporters in the Meridian and Lauderdale County area.

“We are excited to have Becky leading this important effort in our home state,” said Anne Foster, National Executive Director of PPS. “Becky will be actively working with our Meridian chapter and everyone who wants to work to strengthen schools in the Lauderdale County area.”

Prior to joining PPS, Becky was a professional photographer and also worked for her church, the March of Dimes and the American Red Cross. She is a product of Tupelo Public Schools and Mississippi State University. She and her husband, Winky, have one son, Hamp, a recent graduate of Meridian High School who now attends Mississippi State University.

PPS is a national non-profit organization of community-based chapters working with public school parents and other supporters to improve and strengthen local public schools. Founded in Jackson in 1989, there are 17 PPS chapters in 11 states. The organization is supported in part by the Phil Hardin Foundation, based in Meridian.

The non-profit has recently begun a statewide effort to strengthen Mississippi public schools and increase parental involvement. The program, Schoolhouse to Statehouse, has four parent coaches working in different regions of the state. Coaches organize parents, provide leadership training, and work with local school administrators, business and civic leaders to support and improve public schools.

For more information on Parents for Public Schools, contact the national office based in Jackson at 601-969-6936 or visit http://www.parents4publicschools.org/. To reach Becky Glover, call 601-397-1599 or email bglover@parents4publicschools.org.





Choctaw County High School "Homecoming"

Oct 10, 2008 6:00 pm

Downtown Butler
Homecoming will be held October 10th, 2008
Our theme is Celebrating a Century of Tiger Tradition
Our Parade will be on Thursday Night at 6 p.m. in downtown Butler
All Floats will be themed from the beginning of school.... and have scenes related to the different time eras

205-459-2139


Registration under way for MSU-Meridian Women in Leadership Symposium

Sep 22, 2008 - Sep 25, 2008 See Schedule

MSU-Meridian Kahlmus Auditorium
Registration under way for MSU-Meridian Women in Leadership Symposium



MERIDIAN ? Inspiring and challenging women to take on greater leadership roles will be the focus of the First Annual Women in Leadership Symposium slated for Oct. 10 at the Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus.

The symposium, which will raise funds for MSU-Meridian?s Women in Leadership Scholarship Fund, will be held from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Kahlmus Auditorium. Students and the public are invited to attend. Deadline to register is Thursday, Sept. 25, but participants are advised to register early to be assured a seat due to the popularity of the event.

?Upon being named dean, one of the first projects I envisioned was the creation of an annual Women in Leadership Symposium here on the MSU-Meridian Campus,? said Dr. Donna L. Clevinger, who became the school?s first female dean in August 2007.

?With a large percentage of our student population being female, it is essential we take an active role in fostering the development of our community?s current and future female leaders,? she said.

?The goal of our symposium is to provide a forum for discussion on issues, concepts and the practical skills necessary for women to expand their opportunities and achieve excellence by becoming leaders in all aspects of their lives from the office to the home to their communities,? Clevinger said.

Admission to the symposium is a donation to the Women in Leadership Scholarship Fund, a newly created scholarship program aimed at financially assisting female students in achieving their educational goals as a means of preparing them for future leadership roles. Students will be admitted free.

?It promises to be an exciting and uplifting day, and we hope women from throughout the region will make plans to attend,? said Linda Butler, who directs public relations and marketing for the campus.

?But, we also would like to encourage those who are unable to attend the symposium to consider making a donation to the Women in Leadership Scholarship Fund,? she added.

?Most MSU-Meridian graduates continue to live, work, and contribute to this region following graduation,? Butler noted. ?So, a contribution to the scholarship fund not only helps deserving students but also is an investment in our community.?

The symposium?s morning session will feature a panel discussion with Dr. Jeralynn S. Cossman, director of MSU?s Gender Studies Program and Associate Professor of Sociology on the Starkville campus; Barbaree Rosenbaum Heaster, former educator and current local community developer who has played a major role in Meridian's downtown revitalization; Dr. Deanna Osborn, Executive National Vice President and Independent Consultant of Arbonne International; and Dr. Charlotte B. Tabereaux, Education Director of the MSU Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts. California songwriter and media industry executive Tena Clark, a native of Waynesboro, will be the keynote luncheon speaker.

Clark is Founder and CEO/Chief Creative Officer of DMI Music and Media Solutions, based in Pasadena, Calif. She has composed and produced well-known and award-winning commercial campaigns for corporate brands such as McDonald?s (?Have You Had Your Break Today?), 7 UP and Pillsbury, as well as written for film and television with credits that include ?My Best Friend?s Wedding,? ?Where the Heart Is,? ?Hope Floats,? ?French Kiss,? ?CBS This Morning,? and the ?Entertainment Tonight? show.

During the afternoon, attendees may choose from breakout sessions on the topics of business, health care, politics and government, education and the arts, and technology. Several women have been selected to lead the discussion in each of these sessions, drawing on their own personal experiences with success.

The program will culminate with an afternoon job fair. Symposium participants who wish to interview with on-site employers should bring resumes.

As an added benefit, those attending the symposium will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to ?All the Way from Magnolia Springs,? a play based on the best-selling novel from renowned Southern writer Fannie Flag, which will be performed the evening of the symposium at the MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian.

Women from various backgrounds, various educational levels, and various stages in their lives will all find something beneficial from the symposium and from the interaction with each other, Clevinger noted.

?We have designed this symposium to be all-inclusive,? she said. ?Female college students will gain insight into exciting possibilities for their future, well-respected and experienced community leaders will be invigorated toward even greater achievement, and citizens who may consider themselves as ?ordinary? will be inspired to become extraordinary.?

Clevinger gives credit to her planning committee for helping organize the symposium, which will become an annual event on the MSU-Meridian Campus.

?In addition to their full-time roles as faculty and staff members, these dedicated employees did an outstanding job helping to schedule key speakers and breakout session leaders, secure sponsors to help defray expenses, participate in marketing efforts, and handle the myriad of details involved in such an undertaking.?

Symposium committee members assisting Clevinger include: Linda Irby, Gabrielle Jones, Jennifer Knox, Stacy Parkes, Dr. Natasha Randle, Tori Shirley, Dr. Marian Swindell, and Sandra Vaughn.

?I am indebted to The Riley Foundation, who made the initial gift to get my ideas cooking on this project,? said Clevinger. ?And, with the additional support of other sponsors who have come on board, we?re able to offer this opportunity to the public and raise funds for deserving scholarship recipients.?

Clevinger sees the symposium as having a lasting effect on this region.

?I believe our symposium attendees will leave invigorated and motivated to take on greater leadership roles in their careers and community,? Clevinger said.

To reserve your seat for the MSU-Meridian Women in Leadership Symposium, or to make a contribution to the Women in Leadership Scholarship fund, call 601-484-0226 by Sept. 25.

Linda D. Butler
Public Relations & Marketing
601-484-0111 or 1-800-824-5288, Ex. 4-0111



Choctaw Co High School to celebrate "Centennial"

Nov 3, 2008 6:00 pm

Choctaw County High School 277 Tom Orr Drive Butler, AL
Choctaw Co High School will celebrate their Centennial on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 6 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
A Roll Call of Graduates will be held.
All former Teachers, Staff, Principals, Board Members, Superintendents,etc will be recognized.
Open House will follow

School Contact:
Teacher Beth Gore - PTO President Stephanie Bonner
Committee Members: Andy Huey, Joy Seybold, Sarah Rolison
and Kevin Howard

205-459-2139