Thursday, July 21, 2005

Education

No changes in HS School District’s uniform policy

The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 8, and students in the Holly Springs School District will again put on their familiar khakis. District administrators would like to remind parents of the mandatory uniform policy, which was first instituted at the request of parents in 1997.

Male students in grades pre-k-12 must wear either a white or navy banded collar shirt (polo-type); a white or navy button-down collar shirt; khaki trousers or shorts; and a black or brown belt. Boys must also wear their pants up on their hips; sagging pants will be considered a uniform violation.

Female students in grades pre-k-12 must wear either a white or navy banded collar shirt (polo-type); a white or navy button-down collar blouse; khaki trousers, shorts, skirt, or jumper; and a black or brown belt if they have belt loops. Skirts, shorts, and jumpers must be fingertip length when arms are held relaxed at the sides. Skirts, shorts, or jumpers that are too short will be considered a uniform violation.

For both boys and girls, the uniform shirts should be plain and free from any decoration, trim or writing. If a student chooses, he or she may wear a plain white t-shirt underneath the uniform shirt. No colored t-shirts with writing will be allowed. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.

Accessories which are acceptable for both males and females include navy or plaid ties, bow ties, navy cardigan sweaters, navy blazers, or navy pullover sweaters. Sweatshirts and fleece are not allowed as part of the uniform. Socks or tights should be white, black or brown. Young ladies in grades 7-12 may also wear hosiery.

Shoes for both males and females must be closed at both the heel and toe. Acceptable colors are brown (not tan, butternut, ecru or beige) or black only. No athletic, bowling or tennis shoes are allowed. Mules or half-mules are not acceptable.

The uniform policy will be enforced from the first day, and discipline procedures are in place for uniform violations. Repeated or habitual uniform violations can lead to students being suspended from school. Any questions regarding the uniform policy should be directed to the student’s principal.

Many retailers here in Holly Springs have uniforms available for purchase, so it is not necessary to travel out of town to obtain a correct uniform.

The district would like to thank our parents for their support of the uniform policy. Our uniform policy has assisted us in having fewer discipline problems and higher academic achievement. We look forward to having a great year in 2005-2006 in the Holly Springs District.


HSHS Class of 1995 celebrates 10 year class reunion

Recently the Holly Springs High School Class of 1995 celebrated their 10 Year Class Reunion.

The reunion was a three-day event that kicked off with a Meet and Greet held at Dreamland of Holly Springs. The next night, the class was honored at a banquet hosted at the Holiday Inn Select in Memphis, Tenn. The evening’s speaker was Judy K. Smith, retiring Superintendent of Holly Springs School district. Other faculty and staff guests included Frances Underwood, Sammie Greer, Julia Williams, and Mary Scales. The reunion concluded with the class attending church at Strawberry MB Church where Dorroderyck Lester, a fellow classmate, delivered the message. The day ended with a family day picnic at Wall Doxey State Park. The reunion was dedicated to Marquette Walton, a classmate and a dear friend, who passed away in 1999.

Reunion participants included: Kevin Alexander, James Anderson, Jeremy Brittenum, Danita Brown, Deadrick Clayborn, Sedric Daugherty, Tammy Freeman, Anthony Gulledge, Tennis Hearn-Mayfield, Christopher Jeffries, Catrish Jones, Shanta Jones, Temecha Jones, Bridget Jones-Barksdale, Dorroderyck Lester, Kim Mayfield, Cedric Miller, Cedric Moton, Tewanda Nunnally-Holland, Trevis Roberson, Lawrence Robinson, Landon Scales, Syvia Shead-Lay, Arisha Stewart, LeToya Tate, Gene Taylor, Latosha Walton, Tanya Warren, Jackie Wilson.

The reunion was indeed a success and a fun time had by everyone who attended. It was such an enjoyable event that planning has begun for the 15 year reunion. The class is looking forward to hearing from any and all classmates. For further information, you can contact LeToya Tate at (662) 306-7178 or toyatate@telepak.net and Kim Mayfield at (248) 470-3578 or kjonesmayfield@hotmail.com.


Local students attend honors program

Seated from left, Adrian L. Turner of Tupelo High School, Kimberly Jo Chism of East Union High School, Cory E. Johnson of East Union Attendance Center, Will Smith of Itawamba A.H.S.; standing, Heidi Linder of Itawamba Agricultural High School, Mary Kathryn Schneller of Marshall Academy, Zachary William Munger of Marshall Academy, Kathleen Morrison of Corinth High School, Chephra McKee of Corinth High School, Leigh Ellen Hinton of Kossuth High School, Eston Smith of Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science and William Herman Camp recently attended Mississippi Governor’s School on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. The three-week summer residential honors program was established in 1981 by former Governor William Winter and administrators and faculty at MUW. The school is designed to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for a limited number of rising high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies and who show high intellectual and leadership potential.


NWCC nursing students tour Miss. State Hospital

Northwest Community College nursing students of Marshall County recently toured the Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) campus.

Nursing students are welcomed with a brief overview of the hospital’s history and mission and tours of MSH’s museum, child and adolescent unit, and forensic unit.

“Current statistics show that one in five Americans are affected by mental health, so no matter what specialty or field of practice these students are going into, they will encounter families and individuals needing treatment. We are appreciative for the opportunity to expose them to the hospital and its services,” said Sonia Mashburn, RN, affiliations director.

MSH regularly hosts tours for nursing students. Nursing students tour the campus as part of their clinical rotation through an affiliation agreement with MSH’s Staff Education and Training Services.

MSH, a facility of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, was founded in 1855 and facilitates improvement in the quality of life for Mississippians who are in need of mental health, chemical dependency or nursing home services, by rehabilitating to the least restrictive environment, utilizing a range of psychiatric and medical services, which reflect the accepted standard of care and are in compliance with statutory and regulatory guidelines.

MSH is the largest hospital in Mississippi and the largest mental health treatment facility in the United States.



ICS anounces pre-school registration

The Institute of Community Services, Inc. (ICS Head Start) pre-school registration begins Monday, August 1, and ends Wednesday, August 3. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for both returning and newly selected children. Parents should arrive no later than 5 p.m. to allow time to complete required forms Monday and Tuesday; on Wednesday parents should arrive by noon for registration. Parents or legal guardians must register the child. Parents or legal guardians should bring the following information to registration:

  1. Copy of certified birth certificate
  2. Original Immunization Form #121
  3. Proof of yearly family income (pay stubs, tax information)
  4. Head of household’s Social Security card
  5. Child’s Social Security card
  6. Proof of Insurance, Medicaid or CHIP
  7. Child’s doctor or dentist’s name, address, and phone number
  8. Medical/dental exams/treatments completed during summer
  9. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of two emergency contact persons
  10. Parent’s work street address and telephone number

On-site application submission and registration is available for children with birthdays between September 2, 2000 and September 1, 2002.

However, parents with selected children will be seen first. Children with diagnosed disabilities, who are younger may submit an application on their third birthday. Children enrolled in the ICS Early Head Start program may also apply for Head Start when the child reaches three years old.

Classes will begin August 8. Children cannot attend without parents/guardians completing registration papers.

ICS is looking for additional pre-school age children in Noxubee, Tallahatchie and Grenada counties as well as children for the Mt. Pleasant area in Marshall County.


Holly Springs School District guidelines for registration

All parents and guardians who have children enrolled in the Holly Springs School District must re-register them every year.

All parents must submit two proofs of residency for each child. All guardians must submit legal documents of permanent custody of each child along with two proofs of residency.


School begins soon for area students

School starts in early August for Holly Springs and Marshall County students.

The first day for students in the Marshall County School District is Friday, Aug. 5

The first day for students in the Holly Springs School District is Monday, Aug. 8.

Marshall Academy classes are slated to start Thursday, Aug. 11.


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