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School Board Recognition
May 12, 2015 
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 The Petal School District Honors Retirees
Eleven employees were honored Thursday, May 7 for a combined 236 years of service to the Petal School District.

The event was sponsored by the Petal Education foundation and each retiree received a gift presented by Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon. Shown left to right are: Lisa Hicks, Sharon Coats, Lynn Ready, Mary Jane Morgan, Dr. Matt Dillon, Martha Moore, Dr. Leisha Mohn and Nelda Jean Byrd. Not shown are Betty Odom, Mary Rogers, Diane Shoenbachler and Donna Simmons. 


 Shared Decision Making Council Applications for 2015-2016 Available

          The Petal School District is currently soliciting applications for Shared Decision Making Council Members.  The Petal School District Strategic Plan provides for a Shared Decision Making Council at the District level and one at each school level.  These councils are comprised of parents, students, teachers, support staff, at-large community representatives, and administrators.  The purpose of the council is to provide input into the decision-making process.  Anyone interested in serving on one of these councils may print an application at the main website ( or contact the Central Office at 601-545-3002.  Deadline for submitting application is June 15, 2015.  

For Application, click here.


School Board Recognition
April 14, 2015
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New Administrators  

The Petal School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of two district-level administrators at the monthly meeting on April 14, 2015. Katie Charleville was hired as Supervisor of Special Education and Jon Anderson (Andy) Schoggin was approved for employment as Chief Operations Officer.

Mrs. Charleville is a graduate of Murphy High School in Mobile, AL and the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech/Language Pathology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. She also earned a Master of Science degree in Psychometrics from William Carey University.  She began her teaching career in the Petal School District in 1999 working as a Special Education teacher and moved to the position of Psychometrist in 2012. Mrs. Charleville assumes the position from the previous director who resigned earlier in the school year and she will be responsible for supervising all programs related to Special Services in the district. 

Mr. Schoggin earned his high school diploma from Bruce High School and earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Mississippi. He also earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Delta State University.  He was a classroom teacher in the Marshall County School District and DeSoto County School District before becoming an Assistant Principal in DeSoto County in 2005. In 2011 he joined the Senatobia Municipal School District as Middle School and High School Principal. He is currently serving in the Tupelo School District as Director of Athletics along with other administrative duties.  The COO position in Petal absorbs the previous position of Director of Student Assessment/College and Career Readiness (which was vacated through a retirement) and includes additional duties.  Schoggin’s responsibilities with the Petal School District will include overseeing several departments within the district, coordinating the district’s student registration/residency requirements, evaluation of the district’s curriculum and instructional practices, supervising the development of programs aligned with college/career readiness, and assisting the superintendent in the management of daily administrative tasks.

Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon is pleased that these two outstanding individuals will be joining the administrative staff in the Petal School District. “Both of these people have the type professional standards we desire for our leaders in the Petal School District. We expect that with their influence and expertise, our district will continue to excel and maintain the unique culture and expectations of excellence that is expected in our community.”

Both Charleville and Schoggin will begin their official duties July 1, 2015. 


Scholar Athletes Recognized
Forrest General, Hattiesburg Coca-Cola and The Orthopedic Institute honored student athletes from Forrest and Lamar Counties at the 21st Annual Scholar Athlete Awards on April 10. The featured speaker was former Southern Miss football standout and recent NFL Hall of Fame inductee Ray Guy.  
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Petal High School's Scholar Athletes:  
Jamie Holifield and Jack Hoda, Seniors 
Petal Middle School's Scholar Athletes:
Quay Robinson and Brett Pittman, 8th graders 

The Petal School district constantly strives to insure the safety of students. A new system to manage school visitors (Raptor) is being introduced to help keep with security. Starting April 1, 2015 all visitors to schools will be asked to provide a photo identification if they plan to enter areas where students are present. Click here for more information.



 Student Registration Information
for 2014-2015 School Year


 New Immunization
Requirement for Entering 
Seventh Graders


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Now Hiring Bus Drivers


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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.


Mission Statement


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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.



Core Beliefs


We believe that:


  • A person's potential to learn is limitless.
  • All people have intrinsic worth.
  • Strength comes from engaging the full diversity of the community.
  • Teamwork is essential to the continuous success of an organization.
  • Family is the most important influence in the development of the individual.
  • People can direct their own future.
  • People are influenced more by what others do than by what they say.


Non-Discrimination Policy

The Petal School District will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion, or natural origin with regard to any policy, procedure, or program application.

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