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By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Public School District officials are gearing up to roll out the district’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiative when the upcoming school year begins in August. Gearl Loden, superintendent of Tupelo Schools, spoke about the district’s plans for the initiative at Friday’s Kiwanis Club meeting. […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – At Parkway Elementary School, teachers want their students to care about the world around them. That’s why they’ve made “Go Green Day” an annual event. Parkway held its third “Go Green Day” Thursday at Ballard Park in anticipation of Earth Day, which is today. The event aims […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal OXFORD – An Oxford High School student was named one of Mississippi’s top two youth volunteers of 2017 for leading an effort to improve a scenic hiking trail between the Ole Miss University Museum and the historic home of William Faulkner. Luke Kelly, a junior at OHS, was awarded […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will dominate the Tupelo Public School District’s “Camp Opportunity” this summer. The program, which features four week-long sessions, each featuring several camps, in June, has been put on by the district for nearly 20 years and currently takes place at Lawndale […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Public School District plans to add more classes to its pre-kindergarten program at the King Early Childhood Education Center for the upcoming school year. A recently-completed six-classroom addition at ECEC was built for the purpose of reaching more of Tupelo’s four-year-olds, but the district must […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – High school senior Abby Pitts has a busy month ahead of her. Pitts will graduate from Booneville High School and Northeast Mississippi Community College in May, receiving both her high school diploma and associate’s degree in the span of seven days. Pitts has been taking dual enrollment […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – As local school districts start to make hires for the upcoming school year, district leaders say they expect low rates of teacher turnover and fewer job openings. While filling all open positions may take until July, superintendents are now beginning to get an idea of how many […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – A group of new Tupelo Public School District school buses will soon hit the road as part of the district’s ongoing effort to replace old buses with newer and safer vehicles. The 11 buses are the latest additions to TPSD’s fleet. Eight of the buses are 2018 […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Public School District School Board awarded a bid for upcoming renovations to Parkway Elementary School after having had to rebid the project because of budget concerns. The original bids on the project were too high, but after rebidding the project, the board awarded a $443,700 […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal BELDEN – Belden native Noah Barbieri just became one of only 62 students in the United States to be awarded the nation’s most prestigious scholarship for public service. The Millsaps College junior was recently named a Truman Scholar, and he’s only the second student in the college’s history to […]