Posts made in August, 2013

Meet the Principal: Mr. Meadows

Meet the Principal: Mr. Meadows

Written by: Brad Meadows, Principal Lewisburg Middle School The start of the 2013-2014 school  year, marked the beginning of my first year as principal at Lewisburg Middle School.  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.  Most importantly, my wife of 9 years is Lezli Meadows, a teacher at Hernando High School.  We have a 4 year old daughter, Presley, and a 1 year old son, Paxton.  Our family resides in Nesbit, MS,  and are...

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Great Teachers Never Stop Being Students

Great Teachers Never Stop Being Students

Written by: Maggie Arnold 6th Grade English Language Arts teacher Hernando Middle School and National Board Certified Teacher My name is Maggie Arnold. I am a sixth grade language arts and social studies teacher at Hernando Middle School in DeSoto County.  The 2013-2014 school year will be my sixth year of teaching. Before my position at Hernando Middle School, I taught seventh grade language arts for three years at Center Hill Middle School. I...

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Balanced Literacy

Balanced Literacy

Written by: Hope Gregory, 5th Grade Teacher Lake Cormorant Elementary Balanced literacy is not just a buzz phrase – it’s what educators support in DeSoto County Schools. Balanced literacy is a framework for reading instruction. It involves the five essential components of a strong reading program – phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  This research-based approach to instruction incorporates reading aloud, shared...

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April Holifield-Scott Selected for MDE and PARCC Committees

Written by: Jim Ferguson, Chief Academic Officer for High Schools Dr. April Holifield-Scott was recently appointed to the Mississippi Department of Education’s English Language Arts task force and the PARCC Item Review Committee.  The ELA MDE Task Force was charged with determining which current high school English classes and electives would remain as options for students, which classes would be required for graduation, and which classes would...

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Looking for the Positives

Looking for the Positives

Written by: Tajuana Williams, Positive Behavior Coordinator DeSoto County Schools Special Education Department is excited about the addition of two more positive behavior specialists, three behavior coaches, and a licensed social worker to our behavior support staff. The additional support staff will provide teachers who serve students with special needs more individualized behavior support and students more opportunities to obtain the skills...

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