Simpson Central School Hosts Second Annual Heart Walk
2022 SCS Heart Walk

Simpson Central School (SCS) held their Second Annual Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association on Friday, April 29.

Organized by the SCS Beta Club, students and teachers from all grade levels participated in a 30-minute walk around campus to get their hearts pumping. Students and teachers wore red shirts and red hearts stickers to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in order to help save lives.

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SCTC Student Chosen for Generous Construction Scholarship
James Floyd

Simpson County Technical Center (SCTC) student James Floyd was recently named a scholarship recipient by the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation and the Mississippi State Board of Contractors.

Chosen to receive a $500 scholarship, Floyd was awarded for being an outstanding full-time student enrolled in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, with plans to continue his CTE education.

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Mendenhall Elementary School Holds Annual Book Fair
Scholastic Book Fair

Students at Mendenhall Elementary School had a great time shopping for new books during the school library’s annual Scholastic Book Fair.

Students were able to choose among hundreds of books on a variety of topics, themes and reading levels. A few of the favorite books bought during the fair included Dog Man, The Last Kids on Earth and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

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Mendenhall High School Student Participates in World Food Prize Mississippi Youth Institute
Jaden Johnson

Mendenhall High School junior Jaden Johnson recently participated in discussions regarding global food security during the 2022 World Food Prize Mississippi Youth Institute.

A partnership between the World Food Prize Foundation and Mississippi State University (MSU), the Mississippi Youth Institute provides a life-changing experience for high school students to engage with local leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities and explore exciting ways to make a difference in Mississippi and around the world.

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Mendenhall High School Students and Local First Responders Put on Mock Wreck Simulation
Mock Wreck

As the students of Mendenhall High School (MHS) prepare for a night to remember, in anticipation of prom, they were reminded of the consequences that could happen if they choose to drink and drive.

In its ninth year, the Prom Promise Mock Wreck simulation was held on the MHS campus to highlight the disastrous – sometimes fatal – events that could arise if a drunk driver sits behind a steering wheel. The MHS student body stood by as they watched their peers and local first responders demonstrate a simulation of a head-on collision, involving a drunk driver.

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SCTC Student Wins Third Place at State HOSA Conference for Her Clinical Skills
Mattyson Hall

Simpson County Technical Center (SCTC) student Mattyson Hall represented well at the 2022 Future Health Professionals (HOSA) State Conference in Jackson, placing third in her competitive event.

A health sciences student at SCTC, Hall won third place in the Clinical Specialty event for showcasing substantial skill and knowledge in a health career of her choosing: anesthesiology. Because of her win, Hall will advance to the International HOSA Conference in June, which will be held in Nashville, Tenn., at the Opryland Resort.

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Two SCTC Students Take First Place at SkillsUSA State Championship
Colt Sorey

Simpson County Technical Center (SCTC) is proud to announce that two of its students recently took first place awards at the Mississippi SkillsUSA State Championship at the Mississippi Trade Mart and Coliseum in Jackson.

Competing against other career and technical education students from across the state, first-year SCTC metal fabrication students Colt Sorey and Jody Stevens were recognized as Gold recipients in their respective categories – the highest honor a contestant can achieve.

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Two SCTC Students Take First Place at SkillsUSA State Championship
Jody Stevens

Simpson County Technical Center (SCTC) is proud to announce that two of its students recently took first place awards at the Mississippi SkillsUSA State Championship at the Mississippi Trade Mart and Coliseum in Jackson.

Competing against other career and technical education students from across the state, first-year SCTC metal fabrication students Colt Sorey and Jody Stevens were recognized as Gold recipients in their respective categories – the highest honor a contestant can achieve.

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Simpson Central Students Perform Outstandingly Well at State Beta Convention
SCS Beta Club Members

Members of the Simpson Central School (SCS) Beta Club did an outstanding job competing against their peers at the annual Mississippi Junior Beta Club Convention at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi.

Participating in activities ranging from academic contests to quiz bowls to talent competitions, SCS Beta Club members represented their school and their district well by placing in several individual and group events.

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SCSD to hold Special Election March 29 for $39 Million Bond Issue
Classical Design Concept

Simpson County School District (SCSD) will hold a special election Tuesday, March 29, to determine the fate of a $39 million bond issue for the construction of a new high school.

Voting will take place on March 29 at voters’ regular polling precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Absentee ballots will be accepted until Saturday, March 26, at the Simpson County Circuit Clerk in Mendenhall.

The $39 million bond will be used for the construction of the future Simpson County High School – a state-of-the-art consolidated high school that will offer academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities that the district has never been able to offer in its current make up. The school will be located off of U.S. Highway 49, just north of Howard Industries and south of AirSouth Heating and Cooling – a demographic center within the county’s population.

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SCSD to hold Special Election March 29 for $39 Million Bond Issue
Contemporary Design Concept

Simpson County School District (SCSD) will hold a special election Tuesday, March 29, to determine the fate of a $39 million bond issue for the construction of a new high school.

Voting will take place on March 29 at voters’ regular polling precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Absentee ballots will be accepted until Saturday, March 26, at the Simpson County Circuit Clerk in Mendenhall.

The $39 million bond will be used for the construction of the future Simpson County High School – a state-of-the-art consolidated high school that will offer academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities that the district has never been able to offer in its current make up. The school will be located off of U.S. Highway 49, just north of Howard Industries and south of AirSouth Heating and Cooling – a demographic center within the county’s population.

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SCSD School Board Completes Purchase of Land for New Consolidated High School

The Simpson County School District Board of Education held a Special Called Meeting March 28 to finalize the purchase of approximately 103 acres of land for the construction of a new state-of-the-art consolidated high school.

The land was purchased from landowner Phillip Davis at the final sale of $497,500 – the average appraised value as determined by two certified appraisers. The land was paid for by district funds.

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SCSD Announces Two Schools as PREP Award Recipients
PREP 1

Simpson County School District (SCSD) is proud to announce that two of its schools were recently selected as recipients of the Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools (PREPS) Growth Award.

The PREPS Award recognizes schools who have demonstrated growth on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP), which measures students’ achievement in English, math, science and history, even during the pandemic.

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SCSD Announces Two Schools as PREP Award Recipients
PREP 2

Simpson County School District (SCSD) is proud to announce that two of its schools were recently selected as recipients of the Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools (PREPS) Growth Award.

The PREPS Award recognizes schools who have demonstrated growth on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP), which measures students’ achievement in English, math, science and history, even during the pandemic.

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Simpson County Technical Center Students Represent Well at HOSA Regional Conference
HOSA Students

Members of the Future Health Professionals (HOSA) organization at Simpson County Technical Center (SCTC) recently competed in the Central District HOSA Conference at East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss.

Joined by HOSA members from across Central Mississippi, SCTC students represented well while showcasing their knowledge in various events such as skills, tests, performance and leadership.

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Simpson County Technical Center Hosts more than 700 Students for CTE Month
SCTC at Magee High

Simpson County Technical Center (SCTC) recently hosted more than 700 students for tours of its facility in celebration of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.

Recognized during the month of February, CTE Month brings awareness to the significance, value and achievements of CTE programs across the country.

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Mendenhall Elementary School Announces Winners of Bookmark Contest
Graham Grubbs

Mendenhall Elementary School (MES) recently announced the winners of its Fourth Annual MES Bookmark Contest. The contest was led by school librarian Tracey Crawford.

Opened to all students from kindergarten to fourth grade, participants had one month – beginning in January – to create a design that would promote reading with words, a favorite character, and/or pictures.

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Mendenhall Elementary School Announces Winners of Bookmark Contest
Audra Evans

Mendenhall Elementary School (MES) recently announced the winners of its Fourth Annual MES Bookmark Contest. The contest was led by school librarian Tracey Crawford.

Opened to all students from kindergarten to fourth grade, participants had one month – beginning in January – to create a design that would promote reading with words, a favorite character, and/or pictures.

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Mendenhall Elementary School Announces Winners of Bookmark Contest
Harmony Lucas

Mendenhall Elementary School (MES) recently announced the winners of its Fourth Annual MES Bookmark Contest. The contest was led by school librarian Tracey Crawford.

Opened to all students from kindergarten to fourth grade, participants had one month – beginning in January – to create a design that would promote reading with words, a favorite character, and/or pictures.

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Mendenhall Elementary School Announces Winners of Bookmark Contest
Aiden Hoang

Mendenhall Elementary School (MES) recently announced the winners of its Fourth Annual MES Bookmark Contest. The contest was led by school librarian Tracey Crawford.

Opened to all students from kindergarten to fourth grade, participants had one month – beginning in January – to create a design that would promote reading with words, a favorite character, and/or pictures.

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Mendenhall Elementary School Announces Winners of Bookmark Contest
Brianna Steverson

Mendenhall Elementary School (MES) recently announced the winners of its Fourth Annual MES Bookmark Contest. The contest was led by school librarian Tracey Crawford.

Opened to all students from kindergarten to fourth grade, participants had one month – beginning in January – to create a design that would promote reading with words, a favorite character, and/or pictures.

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Two SCSD Students Selected for MPB Student Council
Corinne Allen

Two Simpson County School District (SCSD) students at Simpson Central School were recently named inaugural members of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s (MPB) Student Council.

Corrine Allen and Kaylen Woodard, both eighth graders at Simpson Central, have joined a group of eight middle and high school students from across the state who will gain insight from MPB on college and career readiness and serve as liaisons for their peers to MPB.

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Two SCSD Students Selected for MPB Student Council
Kaylen Woodard

Two Simpson County School District (SCSD) students at Simpson Central School were recently named inaugural members of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s (MPB) Student Council.

Corrine Allen and Kaylen Woodard, both eighth graders at Simpson Central, have joined a group of eight middle and high school students from across the state who will gain insight from MPB on college and career readiness and serve as liaisons for their peers to MPB.

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Mendenhall High School Student to Represent School and City in Youth Leadership Program
Zoey Feazell

Mendenhall High School junior Zoey Feazell was recently selected to participate in the 2022 Youth Leadership Tour program, coordinated by the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi (ECM).

The Youth Leadership Tour program – supported locally by electric cooperatives – focuses on developing leadership skills of high school students in Mississippi who have demonstrated a desire to be quality leaders among today’s young people.

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Mendenhall Elementary School Receives Special Visit from Mississippi’s Move to Learn Star Coach Larry Calhoun
Coach Calhoun

Students, teachers and administrators at Mendenhall Elementary School recently received a special visit from Mississippi’s very own Move to Learn (M2L) star Coach Larry Calhoun.

During his visit, students joined Calhoun in the Mendenhall High School Gymnasium to participate in live demonstrations of the popular M2L exercise break videos, which consists of five minutes of choreographed physical activity.

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