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Meridian Public Schools - Events for Dec. 2012

Dec 3, 2012 - Dec 20, 2012 See Schedule

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A Christmas Extravaganza
Monday, December 3 – 7 p.m.

Meridian High School Auditorium (Admission is Free)

Concert features students from the MHS Concert Choir, MHS Guitar Ensemble, MHS Freshman Singers, Carver Middle School Choir, Magnolia Middle School Choir, and Northwest Middle School Choir.



T.J. Harris Elementary School Reading Fair Projects Due

Monday, December 3

Student projects must be turned in on this day.



West Hills Elementary Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, December 3 through Friday, December 7 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

West Hills Library



West Hills Elementary Scholastic Book Fair Parent Night

Monday, December 3 - 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

West Hills Library



Meridian High School Art Club – Christmas Cards for Sale

Beginning Monday, December 3

The MHS Art Club will be selling Christmas Cards that have been made from a selection of paintings. Eight Christmas cards can be purchased for $10.00. A percentage of the sales will be donated to Hope Village.



Carver Middle School Reading Fair

Monday, December 3 and Tuesday December 4

Students’ reading fair projects are due 12/3/12. Judging for the reading fair will take place 12/4/12.



Federal Program Advisory Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 4 - 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
MPSD Parent Resource Center (4000 10th Street, Trailer A, Meridian MS 39307)



Oakland Heights Elementary Multicultural Arts Day
Wednesday, December 5 – 9:00 a.m.

As part of the school’s Whole Art Initiative, each grade will be represented in a program celebrating the countries (and the state of Hawaii) that they have studied. After the program, each grade will have "booths" set up at various locations around campus displaying art, facts, food, and other aspects of those cultures.



Poplar Springs Elementary Presents "Our Favorite Christmas Stories"

Wednesday, December 5 - 10:30 a.m.

Poplar Springs Auditorium

First grade students will present an arts integrated program entitled “Our Favorite Christmas Stories.”

Using drama, music, dance, and visual art, students will share classic children's literature of the season.



Carver PTO Meeting

Thursday, December 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Parent and Teacher Organization Meeting with a special performance by the Carver Middle School Choir.



Magnolia Middle School Christmas Lunch (7th and 8th grade)

Thursday, December 6

7th grade - 11:45 a.m.

8th grade - 12:05 p.m.



Oakland Heights Elementary Christmas Lunch (3rd – 5th grades)

Thursday, December 6



Parkview Elementary Christmas Luncheon (3rd, 4th, and 5th grades)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

See student’s homeroom teacher for lunch times.



Poplar Springs Elementary Christmas Dinner

Thursday, December 6

Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 3rd, and 5th grade students invite family members for Christmas Dinner. Students and family members will eat with their classes at assigned times.



Oakland Heights Elementary School Reading Fair

Friday, December 7



T.J. Harris Elementary School Reading Fair

Friday, December 7

Harris Upper Gym

All projects will be judged on this day, and ribbons will be given to winners.



SMOKE Free Coalition Advisory Meeting

Friday, December 7th - 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

MPSD Parent Resource Center (4000 10th Street, Trailer A, Meridian MS 39307)



Meridian High Freshman Singers Carol in the Community

Friday, December 7

The Freshman Singers from MHS will carol throughout the community including an appearance at Aldersgate at 10 a.m.



Meridian High Visual Art Students Artwork at Kids for Kids Auction

Friday, December 7 – 7 to 9 p.m.

Meridian Museum of Art

MHS Visual Arts students painted eight by eight inch canvases that will be auctioned at the Kids for Kids Auction which is a benefit for Hope Village. Come out to support MHS Students and Hope Village!



Meridian High School Winter Wonderland Dessert Cook-Off

Friday, December 7



West Hills Elementary Language Arts Boot Camp

Saturday, December 8 - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

West Hills Library



Meridian High Singers Sing at Local Churches
Sunday, December 9

4 p.m. - St. Paul Methodist Church

6 p.m. – Calvary Baptist Church



Northwest Middle Music Workshop
Monday, December 10

As part of the Whole Arts School Initiative, Derrick Martin will present music workshops to Northwest students through band and chorus classes that focus on the drum and its history in American music with a parallel to how success starts in the classroom. He will also demonstrate drum mastery in all genres of music from jazz to hip hop. Martin is an arts presenter, recording artist, producer, and songwriter.



“Muffins for Moms” at the Parent Resource Center

Tuesday, December 11 – 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.

MPSD Parent Resource Center (4000 10th Street, Trailer A, Meridian MS 39307)



Northwest Middle School Winter Band Concert

Tuesday, December 11 – 6:30 p.m.

Northwest Auditorium

Join us as the Beginner, 7th, and 8th grade bands perform their winter concert.



Oakland Heights Elementary PTO Meeting

Tuesday, December 11 – 6 p.m.



Parkview Elementary Reading Fair

Tuesday, December 11, 2012



Meridian High School Lamplighters Community Performance
Wednesday, December 12



Carver Middle School Christmas Band Concert

Thursday, December 13 – 6:30 p.m.

Meridian High School Auditorium

Carver Middle School band students will perform holiday music in their end of semester concert.



Parkview Elementary PTO Parent Meeting & Christmas Program

Thursday, December 13 - 5:30 p.m.



Ross Collins Christmas Store at Queen City Nursing Home

Thursday, December 13



Meridian High Poetry Out Loud Competition

Friday, December 14 – 4 p.m.

MHS Auditorium



“Make-N-Take” Session at the Parent Resource Center

Saturday, December 15 – 9 to 11 a.m.

MPSD Parent Resource Center (4000 10th Street, Trailer A, Meridian MS 39307)

This session is to provide matching, sorting, and environmental activities for Head Start teachers.



State Cheerleading Competition for Meridian High Varsity Cheerleaders

Saturday, December 15

Jackson, MS



MPSD Second Nine Weeks Common Assessments

Monday, December 17 – Thursday, December 20



Magnolia Middle School Christmas Band and Choral Concert

Monday, December 17 – 6 p.m.



Carver Middle School Christmas Assembly

Thursday, December 20 - 2:30 p.m.

Parents are welcome to attend this end of semester assembly celebrating the holidays.



Poplar Spring Elementary Giving Feast

Thursday, December 20 - 1:00 p.m.

PSE Auditorium

The PSE Family will celebrate the season of giving with our annual "Giving Feast" for Wesley House. During the month of December, students bring new toys and bikes which will be given to those in need through Wesley House Community Center. PSE students and teachers celebrate the spirit of giving through music, dance, and drama and at the conclusion of the program the curtain is opened allowing students to "see” the power of their giving.


MPSD Early Dismissal

Thursday, December 20

Elementary Students will be dismissed at 12:40 p.m.

Secondary Students will be dismissed at 1:10 p.m.




MPSD Winter Break
Friday, December 21, 2012 – Friday, January 3, 2013

The last day of school for students before Winter Break is Thursday, December 20, 2012. Students will return to school on Monday, January 7, 2013.

Elizabeth E. McDonald
Public Relations Director
Meridian Public Schools
601-482-0423
emcdonald@mpsd.k12.ms.us