Thursday, August 4, 2005


MC School District hosts workshop

The Marshall County School District recently held its Crisis Management Workshop at the Holly Springs Church of Christ building in order to prepare for the upcoming school year.

Sgt. Joe McPherson of the Southaven Police Department and the DeSoto County Schools was the keynote speaker at the meeting. He directed discussions with school and central office administrators, school secretaries, school maintenance workers, members of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and local fire department personnel concerning school safety issues.

Sgt. McPherson relayed valuable information to the group on how to create a safe and secure educational environment. He encouraged all members to work together in order to maintain current policies and procedures that were ensuring the safety of the students in the school district. He further urged the group to move forward with an updated “crisis response plan,” a program that would enhance a safe school environment.

Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson addressed the group and reminded them of the current policies and procedures the sheriff’s department had in place with the schools and how everyone, working together, could upgrade procedures at the school sites.

Brenda Bailey, Safe and Drug Free Schools, organized and initiated the annual meeting for the school district.

Free or reduced meals applications ready for Marshall County Schools

Marshall County School District’s Child Nutritional Services will be providing applications for free and reduced price meals for the 2005-06 school year, according to Margie Green, director of nutritional services.

Applications will be distributed to children the first day of school, Friday, August 5.

One meal application per household must be filled out and returned to the school district. The names of all school-age children in the household should be listed on the application, Green said.

A new application must be made for the free and reduced meal program, even if parents applied last year.

Student meal prices for 2005-06 are $0.50 for breakfast and $1.25 for lunch. Reduced student meal prices are $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.

Parents are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to pay in advance in order to prevent children from losing their money before eating. The school provides money envelopes for the parents to send school lunch money in to the lunchroom manager. Parents can pay in advance either weekly, monthly or yearly at the school where the child attends.

New students to the Marshall County School District and students who did not receive meal benefits during last school year (2004-05) must pay for meals until the meal application process has been completed and eligibility determined.

Any parent who needs help with completing the meal application is asked to call Marshall County Child Nutritional Services at 662-252-4271.

Holly Springs Primary School announces registration

The Holly Springs Primary School is currently having registration for new kindergarten and returning students through Aug. 7 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All students must register every year. All returning students must present two proofs of residency. All new kindergarten students must bring the following: certified birth certificate; MS immunization form; two proofs of residency; Social Security card.

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