Family Day, Monday, September 22,
is a national day that focuses on the importance of families sitting down to eat dinner together. (Studies have found that the more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink, or use illegal drugs.)
Make this a family tradition, every day! Click here to share your favorite family tradition(s) with others.
PHS HOSA Recognized
During their September meeting, the Petal School Board honored students from the Petal High School Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA). The students were top finishers in the state level competition and qualified to compete at the 2014 Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference held in Orlando, FL in June. For the first time in the ten years of competing, a Petal student placed nationally at the competition. Spencer Headrick placed third in the Medical Photography category. Shown left to right are Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon, retired Allied Health teacher Mary Hill, Jon Michael Stork, Taylor Bossarge, Jack Hoda, Spencer Headrick, Sarah Polley, Vallerie Ventura, Career Technical Director Steven Hampton, Analyse Mullican and Petal High School Principal Steve Simmons.
PETAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
ARCHERY TEAM RECOGNIZED
The Petal Middle School Archery Team was recognized at the August School Board Meeting for their great success during their inaugural year. The team won second place at South State and advanced to State where they were ranked fifth which allowed them to advance to Nationals. At the NASP National Tournament held in Louisville, KY, they scored 120 points higher than they did at State which qualified them for the World Championship Tournament. At that tournament held in Madison, WI they ranked 20th in the Middle School Division. They were the only team at any grade level from Mississippi to have ever qualified and compete at the World Tournament!
PSD Bus Driver Honored for Saving Life
Petal School District bus driver, Marilyn Barber, was honored at the August 12th School Board Meeting for using skills she learned through a school district initiative to save a man's life. Mrs. Barber and her husband, Glenn Barber, were at a local gas station in late June when Chuck Russell, who was at the gas pump next to the Barbers, suffered a massive heart attack. Within seconds Mrs. Barber began administering CPR. Her husband joined with her and they continued the chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until emergency personnel arrived. Doctors told Russell that if life-saving techniques had not occurred as soon as they did he might not have survived. Marilyn Barber was trained in CPR through the "Petal to the Rescue" program which offered CPR training to all school district employees and the entire Petal community. Retired Allied Health teacher Mary Hill was awarded a $25,000 grant through State Farm Insurance to implement the program in 2012. In addition to recognizing Mrs. Barber, the school board also was pleased to honor Chuck Russell, Mary Hill and State Farm Insurance Agent Adam Patrick.
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Common Core Standards
The Petal School District has begun the process to implement the new Common Core Standards into all grades. The Common Core Standards have been adopted by 44 states and will help ensure that the academic expectations are consistent among the participating states. For more information from Mississippi State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tom Burnham, click here.
The mission of the Petal School District is to empower all students with the attitudes, knowledge, and life-long learning skills essential to thrive as responsible citizens in an ever-changing global society.
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