Posts made in September, 2013

Principal Spotlight: Nick Toungett

Principal Spotlight: Nick Toungett

Written by: Nick Toungett, Principal Center Hill Middle School My name is Nick Toungett and I am extremely excited about the opportunity to become principal at Center Hill Middle School.  CHMS has a wonderful staff and great students who are eager to learn.  I have a passion for young people and my goal is to positively impact the lives of the students at my school.  I am a product of DeSoto County Schools, graduating from Horn Lake High School...

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DCS Teachers: Thank you for all the hours you put in for our students!

DCS Teachers: Thank you for all the hours you put in for our students!

Written by Katie Lepi on September 7, 2013 How Many Hours Do Teachers Really Work? We have a couple of friends who are married. One is a teacher, and one is not. The non-teacher is always poking fun at the teacher – seemingly mostly in jest- saying that the teacher doesn’t work a lot, gets out of work so early, and doesn’t have to work in the summer- the teacher has it so…. Easy! Right? Wrong. Just because teachers don’t spend their summers in...

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Teacher Spotlight: Shannon Eldridge

Teacher Spotlight: Shannon Eldridge

Written by: Shannon Eldridge, Teacher Center Hill High School Obtaining National Board Certification has been one of my goals for many years after working with many very talented and dedicated teachers who had completed the process.  I began teaching English and Social Studies at Magnolia Middle School in Meridian, Mississippi in the fall of 2000 after graduating from Mississippi State University with a degree in Secondary Education.  Several...

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Parents and Students Learn Together at Parent Night

Parents and Students Learn Together at Parent Night

Written by: Melissa Howard, Math Teacher Lake Cormorant Middle School On Tuesday, August 27, 8th grade math teachers at LCMS held a parent night. Parents and students came and learned more about the CPM Course 3 textbook and the available features, such as homework help and extra practice. Parents were also taught about Algebra Tiles (names, how to simplify using, how to find perimeter, and comparing) and made a set to take home to use with...

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Back to School: A Student’s Perspective

Back to School: A Student’s Perspective

      Mrs. Burnside’s Class Nathan Graves, 7; Future Astronaut 1. What is your favorite thing about school so far? Reading Books 2. What is your favorite book to read? Books abut Space 3. What is your favorite place at WES? The Gym   Mrs. McNeel’s Class Landon Henley, 7, future movie designer 1. How old are you? 8, well I’m 7.. but in one month I’ll be 8, so I like to say 8 2. What is your favorite part about school? Being in the...

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