School News

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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MDE releases compulsory school attendance law reminder

As the new school year begins, the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement would like to remind parents about the law governing school attendance and about the deadline for notifying school districts of home school decisions. The compulsory school attendance law requires a parent, legal guardian, or custodian who has legal…

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2020-21 college savings enrollment period opens

Treasurer David McRae recently announced the 2020-21 enrollment period for Mississippi’s prepaid college tuition program is now open. A Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan allows families to lock in tuition rates and prepay their child’s tuition fees. Enrollment is open from Sept. 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021. To learn more, visit Treasury.MS.gov/MPACT. “Typically…

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CSHS Teacher of the Month

Crystal Springs High School Teacher of the Month for August is Gary Harris. Coach Harris teaches College & Career Readiness, Business/Marketing/Finance I, and Accounting Fundamentals. He is assistant volleyball and head archery coach. CSHS thanks Mr. D’s Restaurant in Crystal Springs for being an athletic and academic sponsor and providing a gift certificate for two…

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Colonels fall short in week two, prep for matchup with Simpson

By Drake Flowers The Copiah Academy football team came up short in their week two tilt with Madison-Ridgeland Academy by a score of 45-7. The high-powered Patriot offense caused problems for the Colonel defense early, putting the home team at an early disadvantage. This, coupled with a few missed opportunities early for the Copiah offense,…

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Mr. P Award presented at Copiah Academy

MASON SHANNON (center) was awarded the Mr. P Award Aug. 18 at Copiah Academy.  The award is given by Iyavu Pillai (right) to any Copiah Academy elementary student who breaks the Accelerated Reader points record.  He broke the previous record of 1,107.9 points set by Alex Matthews in 2012, with 1,338 points. Pillai gave Shannon a…

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Hazlehurst Indians get ready to play

The Hazlehurst Indians are getting ready to possibly play in the Vicksburg Jamboree Aug. 28. Coach Damian Gary has the players getting familiar with the new coaches, as well as returning coaches. The first scheduled game will be held Sept. 4. (Photo by Crockett Action Shots)

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Colonels pummel Panthers in season opener

By Drake Flowers With masks on and social distancing spacing out the crowd, Canton Academy rolled into Gallman Friday night for the start of MSAIS football at Copiah Academy. In addition to a new game day procedure, Copiah football also welcomed the beginning of a new era as head coach Billy Wayne Hankins made his…

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