Senate Bill 2571

The Mississippi House of Representatives and the Senate voted today to repeal a provision in Senate Bill 2571 that would have changed the compulsory school age date from Sept. 1 to Aug. 1. Based on today’s vote, the Sept. 1 date will remain in effect. The bill is on its way to the governor’s office. The legislation will be effective from and after passage.

Common Core Parent Information

We are asking for all parents to please visit the MDE website (click here) for ideas on what to expect for next year’s common core student needs. It provides helpful information about common core and gives grade by grade information for English/Language Arts as well as Math. There are also videos to watch on the MDE college and career standards web page.

Employment Opportunity

The Richton School District is now taking applications for a K-6 Licensed Teacher and a Licensed SPED teacher. Applications can be found under the employment tab or may be picked up at the Richton School District Central Office.

For more information please contact Richton Schools at 601-788-6581.

Parents Campaign

News from The Parents’ Campaign

Do you want to receive important news about education legislation, especially new policies that will affect the way you are allowed to teach and lead your classroom? Click on the link below to visit The Parents’ Campaign’s web site and sign up to get personalized emails sent directly to your inbox from Nancy Loome at The Parents’ Campaign.

 http://www.msparentscampaign.org

More Information:

 Mississippi Ranks 13th in Achievement Growth

A recent Harvard study ranked Mississippi 13th in the nation in improvement in student achievement. The study found that Mississippi’s national test scores improved at an annual rate of 2.54% compared to the U.S. average of 1.6%.

Top-performing countries have improved even more rapidly. See what they do that we don’t and how we can achieve similar results.

Final status of education bills The Parents’ Campaign followed in the 2013 session:

2013 Legislation

Learn A Test

The Mississippi Library Commission website has many practice tests available including ACT, GRE, and others. These practice tests are free of charge and covers all sections of the tests.  The tests are located at:

http://www.mlc.lib.ms.us/ServicesToLibraries/LearnaTest.html

 

Visitors on Campus

EVERY VISITOR TO OUR CAMPUS MUST SIGN IN AT THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE UPON ENTERING THE SCHOOL CAMPUS TO OBTAIN A VISITOR’S PASS.

Visitors must be approved by administration before being given a visitor pass to wear while on campus. Anyone who fails to comply with this policy is subject to being reported to local law enforcement authorities. NO teacher will allow you to enter his/her classroom to speak to a student without a pass. Students from other schools will not be allowed to visit our classes. When parents/guardians go to school to check out their children, they will have to wait in the office; they will not be permitted to visit the child’s classroom or hallway. No visitors will be permitted in school hallways unless teachers on that hallway are notified in advance by the school secretary.

PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POLICY. We must make every effort to enforce this rule.  It is the responsibility of this school to protect you children, so we must have your full cooperation in this matter.