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PEF Childrens Concert  

 School Board Recognition
January 13, 2015
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January 5, 2015
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 Adm of Year 2015

The Petal School District announced the District Administrator of the Year at their State of the Schools convocation held on January 5, 2015. Danny Dillistone, Director of Child Nutrition, was chosen as the 2015 Administrator of the Year. The Petal Education Foundation provided Mr. Dillistone with a cash award for this recognition. Shown in the picture (left to right) are Superintendent of Schools Dr. Matt Dillon and Danny Dillistone.  


 Teachers of the Year

The Petal School District honored their 2015 Teachers of the Year at the State of the Schools Convocation held on January 5, 2015. The Petal Education Foundation donated cash awards to each of the teachers. Shown in the picture are (left to right), Petal Primary School Teacher of the Year Lacy Brown, Petal Elementary School Teacher of the Year Wyn Mims, Petal Upper Elementary School Teacher of the Year Sarah Beth Henderson, Petal Middle School Teacher of the Year Darrinda Ford, Petal High School Teacher of the Year Lucy Solano and Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon. Lucy Solano was also named the Teacher of the Year for the entire Petal School District and will be entered into the competition for Mississippi’s Teacher of the Year.  

The Petal School District hosted its first retirement brunch to honor all past retirees of the district.  For more information and pictures, click here. 

December 9, 2014
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 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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Petal, MS 394965





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