School Board Recognition
May 14, 2013
Many teachers, students and parents were recognized at the May 14, 2013, School Board Meeting. To see pictures and stories, click here.
The Petal School District honored its sixteen retiring employees for 2013 at an outdoor reception on May 9, 2013. The employees had served in the district for a combined total of 396 years! Shown left to right are: Tammy Richardson, Debra Lockett, Linda Ferguson, Jerry Everett, Becky Hughes, Kareen Brantley, Jack Linton, Charlene Cannon, Sue Williams, Joanne Moreno, Debbie Nobles, Lou Boyles, Connie Drake and Angie Sides. Not shown are Renee Evans and Melinda Brown.
Petal School District Names
Academic Hall of Fame Inductee
The Petal School District is proud to announce the 2013 inductee into their Academic Hall of Fame. Dr. Jerry W. Mixon has been named the latest inductee into the prestigious group of Petal graduates. TheAcademic Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to honor graduates who have a demonstrated record of academic and professional achievement. Inductees intothe Academic Hall of Fame have been identified as having achieved a significant degree of success in their pursuit of higher education and their chosen field of work. For more about Dr. Mixon, click here.
Shared Decision Making Council
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 by clicking here or contact the Central Office at 601-545-3002. Deadline for submitting application is May31, 2013. For application, click here.
SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION
Petal High School students and teacher were recognized at the April 9, 2013, School Board Meeting. Pictured above (left to right) are: Superintendent, John Buchanan; Star Teacher, Britt Rowell; Salutatorian, Russ Reynolds; Valedictorian, Caleb Benson; Star Student, Samantha Gibson, and PHS Principal, Steve Simmons.
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NEW BOARD MEMBER INDUCTED
Lt. Col. Troy Wicktom was sworn in to the Petal School District Board of Trustees by School Board Attorney Bill Jones at the beginning of the March 19, 2013 board meeting. Wicktom and his wife, Holly, have three children enrolled in the Petal Schools. He replaced Andy Estess who did not seek another term after serving on the board for ten years.
The Petal School District celebrated School Board Appreciation Week by having students invite individual school board members to their schools for lunch. For pictures,
Spectacular video from Petal Middle School.
This video was created by 8th grade art students in Ms. Rambin's 7th period class. We aimed to create a stop motion animation story that illustrates the young adult's imagination that comes alive while reading. Our school is ranked the highest performing (7th and 8th grade) middle school in the state of Mississippi. This animation was part of a story to pay tribute to our school board, our accomplishments and our energy to continue to grow.
If you sustained losses or damage from the Feb. 10 storms and tornadoes,
you may be eligible for disaster aid.
Si sufrió daños o pérdidas por el huracán Isaac, podría ser elegible para recibir ayuda por desastre.
PETAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
A huge crowd attended the opening of the Petal Schools Art Exhibit on Tuesday night. Students, families, and friends were treated to refreshments as they browsed the many displays of student art. The public is invited to attend the showing through Friday, February 22nd. Hours are: Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Thursday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Friday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. For more pictures, click here.
7th grade artist Skyy Magee (center) shows her art to her sister Alexis Magee (left) and her mother, Sonya Magee (right)
Rachel Russell, 3rd grade student at Petal Elementary, tell her mom, Vicki Russell, about her “Blue Dog” picture.
Kelli Brown named
Petal School District
Administrator of the Year
Teachers of the Year Recognized
The Petal School District honored their 2013 Teachers of the Year at the annual Technology/Best Practices Summit held on January 7, 2013. The Petal Education Foundation donated cash awards to each of the teachers. Shown in the picture are (left to right) Superintendent Dr. John Buchanan, Petal High School Teacher of the Year Mary Hill, Petal Upper Elementary Teacher of the Year Kim Hinton, Petal Middle School Teacher of the Year Melinda Moore, Petal Elementary Teacher of the Year Rachel Dyer, Petal Primary Teacher of the Year Tessa Trimm. Mrs. Trimm was also named as the Petal School District Teacher of the Year and will be entered into the state competition for the Mississippi Teacher of the Year.
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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.
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.
We believe that:
By the year 2014, all students will:
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.