Mendenhall Junior High Wins Outstanding School Award

Mississippi school honored for Literacy Design Collaborative, Mathematics Design Collaborative teaching strategies


July 11, 2016 — Mendenhall Junior High School in Mississippi’s Simpson County School District won the Outstanding LDC-MDC School Award from the Southern Regional Education Board for its schoolwide implementation of the Literacy Design Collaborative and Mathematics Design Collaborative teaching strategies. The school was honored at SREB’s College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference July 11 in Louisville, Kentucky.


Under the leadership of principal Kirby Craft, Mendenhall Junior High implemented the research-based tools schoolwide. The staff, teachers and principal created an environment for transforming instruction in literacy and math. The principal supported teachers by providing planning time to create and revise lessons and improve in using MDC and LDC, leading to opportunities for teachers to present on the framework at state and national conferences. Teachers have seen improvement in student achievement in math, literacy and other discipline areas.  





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The Simpson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, or age in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs or activities.  It is the intent of the Simpson County School District to comply with both the letter and the spirit of the law in making certain that discrimination does not exist in its policies, regulations, and operations.  Grievance procedures have been established for anyone who feels discrimination has been shown by the Simpson County School District.  Inquiries regarding grievance procedures or the application of policies of nondiscrimination can be obtained by contacting the principal of the school site.  Inquiries may also be directed to the Superintendent of Education at the Simpson County School District Administrative Offices at 111 Education Lane, Mendenhall, MS 39114, or by calling 601-847-1562.

 The Simpson County School District offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12:  Agriculture & Natural Resources, Automotive Technology, Business Management & Administration, Career Pathways Experience & Co-Op, Construction & Carpentry, Energy & Power, Health Informatics, Health Sciences, Law & Public Safety, Metal Fabrication, and Polymer Science.