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  PETAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
WILL BE CLOSED ON
FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015 
  

 SUBSTITUTE TRAINING INFORMATION
FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
 

 
 
PETAL SCHOOL DISTRICT EDUCATION FOUNDATION
"CHAMPION OF THE YEAR" NOMINATIONS
NOW BEING ACCEPTED
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
CLICK HERE. 
 

  
2015-2016 Panther Pride Shirts on Sale Now
Print Order Form and Deliver with Payment to A-1 Graphics
by Friday, July 17, 2015
or contact a PHS Cheerleader
FOR ORDER FORM, CLICK HERE.
 
 

  
SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION
JUNE 9, 2015
FOR INFORMATION AND PICTURES

  
The Petal Early Learning Collaborative* is recruiting students who will be 4 years of age by September 1, 2015 for VOLUNTARY FREE PRE-K classes.  Students must live in Petal School District and meet the Head Start income guidelines. The program will serve children with special needs.  There will be openings for 80 four-year-olds with three classes at Charles H. Johnson Head Start (located in the Petal Center for Families and Children facility) and one class at Petal Primary School. Of the eligible applicants, 20 children will be randomly selected to have the option of attending the program at Petal Primary School and 60 children will have the option of attending the Head Start program in Petal. All of these services are FREE to families.


If you are interested in applying, stop by the Charles H. Johnson Head Start Center, located at 201 West Central Avenue (right next door to the Center for Families and Children).  Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  In order to start the application process, you must have proof of residency, family’s proof of income for the previous month and verification of birth.

 

Petal School District Press Release

June 2, 2015
Hampton Family  

 The Petal School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Steven Hampton as principal at Petal High School at a special called meeting on June 1, 2015. Hampton will replace current Principal Steve Simmons who recently announced his retirement effective June 30th.

 Hampton is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and completed a Master’s of Education degree In Educational Leadership at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is currently in the last phase of earning a PhD in Educational Leadership from USM.  He began his teaching career at Greene County High School in 1998 and taught for one year at Richton Middle School before joining the Petal School District in 2006. From 2006-2008 Hampton was a teacher/coach at Petal Middle School. In 2008 he became the Assistant Principal at PMS and in 2013 was appointed as the Career-Technical Education Director/Assistant Principal at Petal High School.

 Hampton will begin transitioning into the principal position immediately. When asked for his comment, Hampton stated, “I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead Petal High School. I look forward to working with students, staff and parents to continue the tradition of excellence prevalent in the Petal School District for many years.”

 

 


 

Petal School District Press Release

June 2, 2015


 

Passport to Learning
Passport to Learning  
 

The Petal School District has launched "Passport to Learning," our very first summer learning program. This voluntary program was developed in order to prevent summer learning loss for students ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade.

 

Students who participate will earn a stamp on their own "passport" as they complete grade-level specific activities in reading, writing, science and math.

 

"Passport to Learning" also encourages students to participate in programs at the local libraries, take virtual museum tours and continue working with Accelerated Reader. The goal is to have fun while learning throughout the summer months. Students will also receive incentives for participation.

 

Students in kindergarten through fourth grades received a paper passport, while fifth through eighth graders were enrolled in a virtual Google classroom. Each school’s library will be open on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. throughout the summer for students to have additional support and internet access.

 

For further information, contact your child’s school.

 

Stay tuned for updates on our web page and district and school Facebook pages throughout the summer.

 


Dr. Milton Baxter, Sr.


PSD 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee
 
Dr. MIlton Baxter Sr  
 
For story on Dr. Baxter, click here.
 
 

 

  

  
 New Immunization
Requirement for Entering 
Seventh Graders

 

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Now Hiring Bus Drivers

 

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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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Petal School District
115 East Central Avenue
Petal, MS 39465
Phone:  601-545-3002 
 
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