Posts made in July, 2013

DeSoto County Schools 2013 Administrative Professional Development

DeSoto County Schools 2013 Administrative Professional Development

DeSoto County Schools is excited to kick off another successful year in just a matter of days.  Before the first bell rings, administrators convene for two full days of professional development.  Participants attend a number of concurrent sessions presented by various departments within the district office. The fifty-minute concurrent sessions serve as an opportunity for the district to update administrators on current “need-to-know” essentials...

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Having a Ball with CCSS Math

Having a Ball with CCSS Math

Written by: Tamara Cumberland, Primary Coach (Math/ELA) Teachers and principals attended the Third Grade Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Math Launch on July 22 and 23, 2013.  Christy Ryan and the committee of teachers who developed the CCSS resources welcomed participants with a beach theme while rockin’ to the Beach Boys.  Christy motivated teachers across the district to DANCE about implementing this new curriculum after viewing a Pep Talk...

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Jennifer Weeks Selected for Mississippi’s Technical Review Team

Jennifer Weeks Selected for Mississippi’s Technical Review Team

Written by: Meredith Park, Ph.D. Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Weeks has been selected to serve on Mississippi’s Technical Review Team. The team consists of three psychometricians and four policy makers: Dr. Lee Childress, Superintendent of Corinth City School District; Roy Gill, Curriculum and Instruction/Accountability Director of Harrison County School District; Richard Morrison, Assistant Superintendent of Rankin County Schools;...

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High School Students are Stars at PSAT Workshop

High School Students are Stars at PSAT  Workshop

Written by: Patricia Clayton, Maggie Dennis, and Julie Pasterchick, PSAT teachers Southaven High School Southaven High School teachers rolled out the red carpet for their July PSAT Workshop.  This summer, all eight high schools in DeSoto County hosted PSAT workshops designed to improve a student’s skills, speed, and strategy for testing on the PSAT, SAT, and ACT.  The summer workshop serves as part of the overall PSAT program, which consists of...

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Robotics and Engineering

Robotics and Engineering

Written by: Paul Chrestman, Principal Career and Technology Center West Campus STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related jobs are among the fastest growing job sectors in the country.  The Mississippi Department of Employment Security projects a 19.2% increase in Architecture and Engineering jobs alone over the next ten years.  In addition, these careers are considered nontraditional in nature.  Due to the current demand and lack...

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