School News

Copiah Academy Band holding annual fundraiser

The Copiah Academy Marching Band is having its annual food fundraiser through Southern Heritage. The band was not able to host the annual band competition this year, which draws a huge crowd and brings in most of the funds the band uses throughout the year. Smaller fundraisers such as those through Southern Heritage are vital…

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Hazlehurst High School 2020 Homecoming Court

A coronation ceremony was held for the Hazlehurst High School Homecoming Court on Oct. 16. Members of the court include: Homecoming Queen Alexius McCullough, Mr. Homecoming Dantrell Lotts, Miss Senior Kavondra White, Mr. Senior Zeric Sherrod; Senior Maids Jamiya Johnson, Makira Hale, Jadyn Baker, Raven Payne; Miss Junior Kaitlyn Young; Mr. Junior Christian Swilley; Junior…

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Hazlehurst City School District extends Summer Feeding Program

The Hazlehurst City School District Child Nutrition Dept. applied for a waiver and was approved to extend the Summer Food Service Program through December 2020 or until USDA funds run out. This program will allow the district to serve children 18 years of age and under, even if they are not enrolled in the Hazlehurst…

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Mr. and Miss Wesson High School

Antrelle Sims (left) and Kayla Barfield were recognized as Mr. and Miss Wesson High School at Wesson Attendance Center’s Homecoming on Oct. 2. Also pictured are (front, from left) Trajun Upton and Reagan Johnson, attendants; and Larsen Lewis, student body president.

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HCSD hears reviews of current school district status

By Anna Coates Hazlehurst City School District Trustees met Oct. 1 with Paul Rhodes, Kenneth Thrasher, and Dr. Dan Jones present. an Alberta Nelson and Kevin Brown were absent. Superintendent Cloyd Garth Jr. reviewed the goal of increasing the graduation rate by 15% by the year 2022. Communitywide strategies are in effect. At present, 18%…

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HCSD issues guidelines for digital tools and learning

By Anna Coates In a series of meetings, Hazlehurst City School District Trustees and Superintendent Dr. Cloyd Garth Jr. have rolled out guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year. With nearly 100% of students enrolled in distance learning, virtual learning, or in-person classroom sessions, members have added and revised policies and procedures to reflect the changes.…

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