True Blue Update 9.29.21

Check out the great things taking place in MPSD!

MPSD installs water bottle refilling stations

Water Bottle Filling Stations installed on MPSD Campuses

We spoke with Clay Sims, MPSD Director of Operations, about the new water bottle refilling stations being installed on all MPSD campuses. The water bottle refilling stations, which were purchased with government ESSER funds, are a part of the district’s commitment to providing safe learning environments for our staff and students.
Crestwood's Collins receives news of a lifetime

Crestwood's Collins receives news of a lifetime

MPSD and Crestwood Elementary Employee Jaycie Collins received the surprise she’d been dreaming of during a ceremony at Crestwood Elementary School on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
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Students at Meridian High celebrate Gear Up Week

The Meridian Public School District joins the Greenville and McComb school districts as the only three in the state to receive the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant, a federally funded program designed to increase the number of students who graduate from high school and succeed in postsecondary education.

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Crestwood Elementary

Crestwood students participate in Career Week

Crestwood students concluded their study on Community Leaders with a visit from Ms. Robin of Metro Ambulance and Nurse Bertha Brown. Scholars were educated on the importance of EMT's and nurses within the medical field. We are so thankful for our medical heroes!

Guidance Counselor Mrs. Jenkins talked with students about various colleges in Mississippi, military options, and much more. We want our scholars to know that never too young to start thinking about your future! We are being proactive and starting with the End in Mind during College and Career Week exploration!

Oakland Heights Elementary

Mrs. Morris' class learns phases of the Moon

Students in Mrs. Morris' fifth-grade class recently explored the different phases of the moon using Oreo cookies. What a way to make learning fun and delicious!

Ms. Gibson's class is working hard on phonics

Ms. Gibson's gracious geniuses are working hard to master phonics!

Parkview Elementary School

College and Career Week at Parkview

Students and staff at Parkview Elementary School participated in College and Career Week last week. Students spent the week learning about different careers and college opportunities. Students even had the chance to dress up as their future career choice!

Now Showing: Ms. King's Class takes a virtual field trip!

Ms. King’s class has been on virtual tours this week in reading. They have visited different museums and the Grand Canyon. They had a virtual tour to the movies. The students received first-hand experience. They had to have a ticket to be admitted to the movies. They learned a new vocabulary word: concessions. They were able to purchase items from the concessions stand. They even got a chance to see a short clip of a black and white movie. The students will have to write a persuasive essay about their favorite adventure.

Poplar Springs Elementary

4th grade leaders selected at PSE

Congratulations to our 4th-grade students who were voted by their peers to be the class representatives of our three fourth grade classes! We are proud of all of the students who ran and showed leadership!!

5th grade leaders selected at PSE

Congratulations to our 5th-grade leaders for being chosen to represent their classes for Student Council! We are proud of all our pandas that ran for these positions!

TJ Harris Lower Elementary School

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Harris Lower holds PBIS Celebration

Harris Lower’s PBIS Spirit Event was a great success! We would like to congratulate Mrs. McDaniel’s 2nd Grade on winning the spirit award.

TJ Harris Upper Elementary

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Ms. Walker's Class learns about Moon Phases

Students in Ms. Walker’s 4th Grade Science class enjoyed an engaging activity that allowed them to learn more about Moon Phases using Oreos! Way to go scholars!

West Hills Elementary

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West Hills STEAM Class learns about Engineering

The STEAM class at West Hills Elementary recently learned about Engineering. During the class, students saw how different designs and materials worked to create a strong foundation for different structures. These were further enhanced by practicing the LiM habits which creates strong leaders amongst our students.

Carver Middle School

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Carver Arts students are working hard to advance their skills

Mr. Hughes’ Visual Art students are doing a great job advancing their art skills!

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Math scavenger hunt teaches students critical skills

Mr. Granger's and Ms. Tramill’s math classes completed a scavenger hunt to reinforce scientific notation, in 8th grade, and dividing by fractions, in 6th grade. Great job teachers and students!

Magnolia Middle School

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Magnolia students meet Reading Plus Goals

Magnolia scholars are working hard toward their daily Reading Plus goals. Congratulations to these students. They have unlocked new levels as they continue to strive to meet their weekly reading and vocabulary goals at 80% or above.

Northwest Middle School

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Northwest Middle School named MPSD Totally Tech-tastic School of the Month

Congratulations to Northwest Middle school leaders, teachers, and students for being this month's Totally Tech-Tastic School of the Month in a surprise ceremony on Thursday, September 23, 2021. The Bulldogs are being recognized for going over and beyond in successfully integrating Canvas and Google Apps in the classroom.

NW staff engages in Math PLCs

Teachers, Administration, and Ms. Brandon engaged in Math PLCs today to focus on small group instruction.

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Meridian High School

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MHS gives back to those affected by Hurricane Ida

Meridian High School students are giving a helping hand to those in need. Due to the number of supplies being donated by the students, the staging area where supplies were being collected had to be enlarged. The supplies were collected to benefit those who were displaced and affected by Hurricane Ida. The supply drive was organized by West Lauderdale High School and other schools in the area participated as well.
MHS Hurricane Ida Relief Drive

MHS students make pledge to graduate on time during Gear Up Week

In this short video, MHS students are signing a pledge banner to graduate on time. This is taking place as a part of GearUp MS week.
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Ross Collins Career and Technical Center

Ross Collins 9th Grade Tours

MHS ninth graders tour Ross Collins

Over the past two days, ninth-grade students from Meridian High School have gotten the chance to see what Ross Collins Career and Technical Center — one of the state’s oldest career and technical centers is all about.

“This is one of the first glimpses they (9th graders) will have at Ross Collins,” said Rob Smith, RCCTC Director.

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RCCTC programs synergize on crane project

Several programs at Ross Collins Career and Technical Center recently came together to help our new Industrial Maintenance program install a gantry crane. The cooperation and teamwork made a difficult task much easier!

Tailgating returns to MHS for Homecoming on October 29, 2021

We are excited to announce that tailgating will return to Ray Stadium on Friday, October 29, 2021, for Homecoming 2021. The Wildcats will host Terry and kickoff is at 7 p.m. Please see this documentr for rules and guidelines regarding tailgating and how to reserve your spot today!

Photo Gallery: MHS Football vs. Northwest Rankin

The Wildcats picked up their first district win of the year with a 42-25 victory over Northwest Rankin on Friday, September 24, 2021, at Ray Stadium. The Wildcats travel to Pearl to face the Pirates on Friday, October 1, 2021.

2021 MHS Football Schedule

Catch the Lady Wildcat Volleyball team in action!

Make sure to come to support them this year at one of their home games! See the schedule here!

Wildcat Cross Country Season is in full swing!

Wildcat Cross Country season is in full swing! Check out the schedule to make plans to cheer them on!

2021 MHS Cross Country Schedule

MHS Bowling Team Tryouts on October 6

Tryouts for the Meridian High School Bowling Team will take place on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 4 p.m. at Rebound. For more information contact Coach Dewitt at
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Purchase Your Official MHS Wildcats Tag Today!

Show your Wildcat Pride by ordering the official Meridian Wildcats Tag today from any tax collector's office in the State of Mississippi!

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The mission of the Meridian Public School District is to develop excellence in each student in a safe, innovative learning environment supported by teachers, parents, and the community.