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Teacher Toolkit for the StoryCorps Great Thanksgiving Listen This Thanksgiving weekend, StoryCorps is working with high school history and social studies teachers across America to encourage students to record an interview with a grandparent or another elder using the free StoryCorps app. With permission from the participants, each of these interviews will be uploaded to the StoryCorps archive in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Working with U.S. History teachers from across the country, StoryCorps has created a free Teacher Toolkit for the Great Thanksgiving Listen that makes it easy for teachers to incorporate into their fall classroom plans. For more information visit http://edupdate.mde.k12.ms.us/
Houston High School Football Game Tonight Rosa Fort's principal has said that all visiting fans should park on the south side of the school.
Houston Upper Elementary Canned-Food Drive- November 9-18 Blood Drive- November 20 PTO Meeting- November 17, 6:00 P.M. ***Questions concerning drives call office for Sharon Vance 456-2797
Senior Night 2015 will be held prior to the football game Friday night, October 30, 2015, at 6:30pm. Senior parents/families should be at the football field at 6pm to begin lining up. They should enter the field through the gate where the cheerleaders enter. Please be on time, as the program will begin at 6:30pm sharp, whether everyone is present or not.
Senior Formal Picture Retakes will be at Torrance Studios on the following dates: Tuesday, November 17th from Noon-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 18th from Noon-5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 19th from Noon-7:00 p.m. This will be the last time to take formal picture. There will be no retakes at the school. No appointment necessary.
Average Daily Attendance Incentive for Houston Middle School. Students at Houston Middle School with perfect attendance each week during the weeks of October and November will receive an extra 30 minute break on the last day of the week AND will have their name put in a drawing for a variety of prizes ($cash$, PBIS store prizes, etc...) each week!!
Average Daily Attendance Incentive for Houston High School. For perfect attendance, we will give students break with snacks, etc. on October 15th. October 30th will be a Halloween-themed break. This will be during Advisory period.
Average Daily Attendance Incentive for Houston Upper Elementary School. School attendance is a very important factor in a student’s achievement and success at school. In order to promote attendance, we are providing a student incentive for attendance over the next two months. Beginning Monday, October 5th, and running through the entire month of November, all students that have no absences for a two-week period get an extra 30 minute recess on the Friday of the 2nd week. The two-week windows are: October 5-16 October 19-30 November 2-13 November 16-30 Please assist us in our attendance initiative and your student’s success by promoting attendance during this time.
Houston Upper Elementary PTO will have a meeting Tuesday, September 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. On October 3, PTO will host an outdoor cleanup (flower beds) any willing parents, grandparents and/or teachers and staff that could come pitch in will be greatly appreciated.
The new call notification system the school is using will start coming from this phone number. 1-866-665-4384. If you are not receiving these notifications then you need to make sure the schools have your current phone information. This will be used to notify of school closings, special events, etc.
Thursday, August 20th the Houston School District will be participating in an Emergency Preparedness Drill from the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Various local agencies will be involved such fire, police, and ambulance services. Please be aware that this only a drill.
The Upper Elementary will be having at PTO meeting this evening at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. All parents/guardians attending will gain a 5 point voucher for students to use where needed in the grade book.
The HIGH SCHOOL is running a back-to-school special to pre-order the 2016 yearbook. During the month of August, high school students may pre-order the 2016 Topper Memories for $35.Also, The high school yearbook staff also has a few 2015 Topper Memories available for sale ($45). These will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
High School yearbooks on sale for $40 until the end of the semester. Senior Recognition ads are still available. Please see Mrs. Beckett-Willis in Room 10 to order. Seniors: Baby photos and senior quotes due December 4. Please make sure your name is on the back of your baby photo. Turn these into Mrs. Beckett-Willis in Room 10. For more information and order forms contact Ann Beckett-Willis at email@example.com
Strong Readers=Strong Leaders Campaign Strong readers logo The Strong Readers=Strong Leaders campaign promotes literacy throughout a child’s education by equipping families, students and educators with resources to develop reading skills at school and at home. School districts, libraries and community organizations are free to use any Strong Readers = Strong Leaders materials to promote literacy. Visit strongreadersms.com/download-graphics/ to download posters, graphics and the Strong Readers = Strong Logo. Schools are encouraged to add the Strong Readers = Strong Leaders web link, logo and public service announcement to their websites and to spread the word about Strong Readers = Strong Leaders via social media. For more information visit http://edupdate.mde.k12.ms.us/
“A dynamic, driven and dedicated leader that promotes excellence in our students, teachers, school leaders and community” are the words one administrator used to describe Mississippi’s 2018-2019 Superintendent of the Year.
The Mississippi Association of School Administrators (MASA) is pleased to announce Mr. Tony Cook, Superintendent of the Houston School District, has been selected as the 2018-2019 Superintendent of the Year for the state of Mississippi.
In the spring of 2015, Mr. Cook was given the opportunity to return to his hometown of Houston as the superintendent and has since led the school district in achieving its highest rating in history.
By engaging his local community for support, the Houston School District has been able to overcome some of the challenges that rural and high poverty districts face.
Mr. Tony Cook pictured with State Superintendent Dr. Carey M. Wright.
An educator for more than twenty years, Mr. Cook understands the challenges and opportunities in the public school arena and is dedicated to providing a quality learning experience for all children.
MASA’s Superintendent of the Year Program provides our school district leaders an opportunity to share their successes in the areas of leadership for learning, communication, professionalism and community involvement with the winner competing during The American Association of School Administrators, The School Superintendent’s Association Annual National Conference on Education.
On behalf of the entire MASA membership and Board of Directors, we are incredibly proud to have him representing the great state of Mississippi and we wish him and the Houston School District continued success!
ExpandExpandExpand As we continuously seek to improve the Houston School District, we want to know how you, as a parent or guardian, feel the schools and the district are doing to meet your needs.
Dr. Carey M. Wright, State Superintendent, recently spoke to the staff at Houston School District about the academic gains being made in Mississippi and the Houston School District.
Wright, who has been state superintendent since
2013, shared that Quality Counts, Education
Week ’s annual report on state-level efforts to improve public education,
rated Mississippi as one of five most improved states in the nation.
Wright said the six goals of the state are: 1) all students proficient and showing growth; 2) every student graduates and is college/career ready; 3) implement early education programs; 4) every school has effective teacher and leaders; 5) schools are data-driven; and 6) all districts are a C or higher.
Houston School District, which has been rated a B district for the past two years, consistently scores in the top five for schools with the most growth on the MKAS.
In accordance with the requirements of the Mississippi State Board of Education's Residency Verification Procedures, each parent or legal guardian, with whom a student lives, must officially register the student and provide a copy of the following items of verification of residence in Houston School District to the school administration.
This applies to every student - even if they attended school in the Houston School District last year.
Parents need report to the Houston Middle School Commons Area to verify residency within the district according to the schedule below:
Students whose last name begins with the letters A - M in all grades will verify Tuesday, July 23rd from 10:00 - 6:00
Students whose last name begins with the letters N - Z in all grades will verify Thursday, July 25th from 10:00 - 6:00
An affidavit of residency The home owner/renter named on the affidavit must provide 2 current residency proofs from the list above A personal visit by designated school official may be required before a student is enrolled All enrollments for students using an affidavit or residency are temporary and may be reviewed by a designated school official 60 days after initial enrollment