2021-2022 SCSD Parents of the Year
Parents of the Year
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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2021-2022 District Teacher of the Year and Administrator of the Year
Dr. Paul Lawrence

Simpson County School District (SCSD) is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 District Teacher of the Year and Administrator of the Year.

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2021-2022 District Teacher of the Year and Administrator of the Year
Brianne Kelly

Simpson County School District (SCSD) is pleased to announce its 2021-2022 District Teacher of the Year and Administrator of the Year.

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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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2021-2022 Teachers of the Year
Allison Glisson
2021-2022 Teachers of the Year
Kelley McCain
2021-2022 Teachers of the Year
Kristy Thurman
2021-2022 Teachers of the Year
Dana Rankin
2021-2022 Teachers of the Year
Gwana Funches
2021-2022 Teachers of the Year
Rebecca Sikes
2021-2022 Teachers of the Year
Jami Foster
2021-2022 Teachers of the Year
Christy King
2021-2022 Teachers of the Year
Brianne Kelly
SCSD Welcomes New Director of Special Education
Curtis Wicker

Simpson County School District (SCSD) recently welcomed Curtis Wicker as its new Director of Special Education (SPED), effective Dec. 13, 2021. He succeeds Jeanie Pigg, who retired from SCSD in October, after serving more than 20 years with the district.

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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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SCTC Students Get Hands-on Training in Mass Casualty Simulation
SCTC Students

On Friday, Oct. 29, health informatics and law and public safety students at Simpson County Technical Center (SCTC) put their skills to the test while participating in a simulated mass casualty incident.

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Magee Elementary Students Get Their Hands Dirty in New Garden
Magee Elementary Students

Sitting in the middle of campus, for all to see, grows a cute little garden planted by students at Magee Elementary School.

Consisting of a trellis and two troughs, the garden is tended by teacher Carol Marshall and a group of her students. Together, they harvested their first crops, which included sweet potatoes and peanuts.

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SCTC Prepares for Edible School Garden thanks to Sizable Grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation
Patricia Braddock

Thanks to a generous gift from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, Simpson County Technical Center (SCTC) will soon be offering fresh fruits and vegetables to its students and surrounding communities through the aid of an edible school garden.

As part of its mission to build a healthier Mississippi, the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation has been partnering with K-12 schools across the state to provide edible school gardens for healthy hands-on learning experiences.

Last year, the Foundation awarded SCTC with a sizeable grant in the amount of $119,814 to carry out the vision of Agricultural and Natural Resources Instructor Patricia Braddock, who sought to renovate the center’s existing greenhouses and provide her students with a conducive learning environment, suitable for gardening and teaching plant science.

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SCSD Employee Awarded Grant from Mississippi Professional Educators
Stephanie Hubbard

Stephanie Hubbard, an English Language Arts Instructional Coach for Simpson County School District, was recently selected as a recipient of a competitive grant from the Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE).

Selected among 66 applicants, Hubbard was one of 44 finalists to be chosen for a 2021-2022 MPE Classroom Grant Award, for up to $40,000, to enhance classroom instructional offerings or educational experiences for students.

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Simpson County Technical Center Students Attend FBLA State Leadership Conference
FBLA Students

Members of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at Simpson County Technical Center (SCTC) recently joined their peers from across the state for an annual leadership conference, hosted by the FBLA’s regional chapter.

As members of the largest career student business organization in the world, 15 students from SCTC attended the FBLA’s Mississippi Fall Leadership conference held in Raymond. During the conference, students engaged in various leadership activities and interacted with other FBLA students and officers.

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