Thursday, August 24, 2006
Local student attends Gifted Youth Program at USM
Emma Burleson of Holly Springs, daughter of Barry and Pam Burleson, recently participated in the annual Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Sponsored by the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, the three-week program is for high school students in grades seven through 10. Participants stayed in campus residence halls for the duration of the program, providing a close walk to on-campus activities, as well as the dining hall, library and other university resources the students were allowed to experience.
Students chose from one of 10 courses, which included genetics, debate and creative writing.
Burleson, who is a sophomore at Marshall Academy, completed a course in forensic science during her three-week stay at USM.
Holly Springs Intermediate Back-to-School Night August 23
Holly Springs Intermediate School announces its fifth and sixth grade Back to School Night, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Information addressed: test scores, essential benchmark skills, federal programs, power school.
Parents, come and meet your child’s teacher. Refreshments will be served.
Carrie Burch on Chancellor’s honor roll at Ole Miss
Carrie Catherine Burch of Holly Springs was listed on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll at the University of Mississippi for the summer 2006 semester.
Marshall County School District puts information on new web site
The Marshall County School District announces its new web site is up and running.
The school district’s online address is www.mcs.k12.ms.us.
A wealth of information is available on the site for parents and the community, including a calendar of activities, the student/parent handbook and much more.
An individual site for each school in the Marshall County district can also be accessed through www.mcs.k12.ms.us.
Teacher trainer visits Holy Family
By SUE WATSON
Harriett Ball, former teacher with the Independent School District in Austin, Texas, spent two days at Holy Family School last week working with students and providing in-service professional training for the staff and instructors.
Ball, now touring all over the country teaching teachers, was a guest of the Oprah Winfrey Show three weeks ago appearing with Bill and Melinda Gates on a two show series, “Crisis in Education.”
She is a cofounder of the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) School.
Her presence last week at Holy Family was provided gratis, according to principal Ketia Francis.
“I just happened to call her to place an order for materials and out of our conversation she volunteered to come and help us,” Francis said. “She sees this as a ministry. She said, ‘just get me there.’ It was a blessing.”
Ball has agreed to come back to Holy Family in about three months providing the schedule can be worked out with the school.
Holy Family School is still accepting students in Pre-K through 8th grades. So far, about 180 students are enrolled, Francis said.
Students and teachers are returning this fall to a bright, new school. New carpets were laid in every classroom, new lighting and ceiling tiles have been installed throughout the school, the gym floor has been refinished. The school is due to have new curtains on the stage, which will complete the over $200,000 expenditure to refurbish the school.
Holy Family School has an extended day program to help working parents. The doors open for before-school programs at 6:30 a.m. for parents who work an early shift. The school remains open until 5:45 p.m. for parents who get home from work a little later in the day.
To ask about enrollment or programs, call Holy Family School at 662-252-1612.
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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