By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – On HealthWorks!’s Wacky Wednesday, children dabbled in the art of shaving cream, from painting a rainbow out of shaving cream paint to digging through a bucket of shaving cream to find a surprise. Kathy Tucker, seamstress of strategy with HealthWorks!, wanted kids to experience things they wouldn’t necessarily […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal SALTILLO – In a neck-and-neck obstacle course relay race Tuesday afternoon at Saltillo Elementary School, students got schooled in teamwork as they cheered each of their teammates to the finish line. The race was part of a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) camp being put on at Saltillo Elementary […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Public School District has made changes to its procedures for handling situations in which students have weapons in their vehicles on school property. Students will now be required to have a psychological evaluation and could have their driving privileges suspended for up to 180 days […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Legislation mandating consolidation of Chickasaw County’s three school districts is pretty blunt, but it does allow for some leeway on the best way to implement the change. Mike Kent, Mississippi Department of Education deputy State Superintendent and Chickasaw County Consolidation Commission Chairman, said getting Houston, Houlka and Okolona […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal BECKER – The tears Peggy Conwill wiped away and the smiles she exhibited June 5 upon entering the Advanced Learning Center gymnasium told a different story than what her first thought was about a surprise reception in her honor. “Casey’s dead,” she said of how she’d address the surprise […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Public School District is making the required accommodations for a special education student whose mother filed a formal complaint against the district earlier this year. Lori Loden, mother of Duncan Harper, a 7-year-old student at Lawhon Elementary School, filed a formal complaint against TPSD claiming […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippi Community College was ranked as one of the Top 50 Best Value Community Colleges nationwide by Value Colleges. The survey of 614 colleges across the United States determined which community colleges give students the best return on their investment based on three criteria: graduation and […]

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Erin Moore, from left, 10, Nathan Eschete, 10, and Tanner Jones, 10, all Lawndale Elementary School students, work on their LEGO robot projects during the Tupelo Public School District’s Camp Opportunity.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – McKenzie Wright doesn’t usually get to work with clay in her art class during the school year. So when she found out she could spend a whole week making pottery through the Tupelo Public School District’s Camp Opportunity program, she took advantage of the opportunity. “It’s squishy […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Young students who love to swim, run and play during the summer may also want to unwind by reading a good book during their break from school. Luckily, local schools are opening their media centers for summer hours so students can keep reading this summer. School libraries […]