Posts made in August, 2013

Eagle Vision Prepares Students for Broadcast Careers

Eagle Vision Prepares Students for Broadcast Careers

Written by: Marc Lewis, Broadcast Journalism Teacher Horn Lake High I recently took a poll using a sample of our high school students and found that less than 10 percent read the posters and print materials around the school. Most mornings around our country, American principals use the intercom to give students a word of encouragement and present announcements and important information for the day. So what happens when all that information...

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Get2College Helps Students from Kindergarten to High School

Get2College Helps Students from Kindergarten to High School

Written by: Katie Mayo, Director of North Mississippi Get2College Center Thanks to a new organization in North Mississippi, Overpark Elementary students are getting a head start on preparing for college! Get2College is an organization designed to help Mississippi students “get to college.” Katie Mayo, the Director of the North Mississippi Get2College Center, recently visited Overpark Elementary School to get kids thinking about their futures...

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State Superintendent of Education to Speak about CCSS

State Superintendent of Education to Speak about CCSS

Written by: Vincent Segalini, Office Director-English Language Arts Mississippi Department of Education When the Common Core State Standards were being considered for adoption in Mississippi in the summer of 2010, the Mississippi Department of Education put the standards out for public comment for a full two months.  Everyone in the state, including parents, teachers, and government officials, were given the opportunity to read the CCSS and...

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DCS Juniors Step Your Game Up: Superintendent’s Youth Leadership Council

DCS Juniors Step Your Game Up: Superintendent’s Youth Leadership Council

Written by: Jim Ferguson, Chief Academic Officer for High Schools When I first heard about SYLC, I thought, “Wow! New York and Washington D.C. would be fun.”  I thought the trips seemed really great but farfetched.  After being accepted into the group, I soon found out that these trips would be my reality.  SYLC took me to places I would never have been able to go on my own.  It has taught me about business through meeting real world business...

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DCS Speech and Debate Programs supported by John Grisham

DCS Speech and Debate Programs supported by John Grisham

Written by: Emily Nelson, DCS Executive Director of Leadership Development  John Grisham, a DeSoto County School graduate, is among the bestselling authors of all time.   Grisham began selling books while a young lawyer in DeSoto County.  His first novel, A Time to Kill, is set in the fictional Ford County, Mississippi, which many locals recognize as DeSoto County.  With the release of Sycamore Row, the sequel to A Time to Kill, John Grisham is...

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