True Blue Update 10.08.21

Check out the great things taking place in MPSD!

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MPSD Schools and Offices Closed October 11-12, 2021, for Fall Break

All MPSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, October 11-Tuesday, October 12, 2021, for Fall Break. We look forward to seeing all of our students when they return on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. All MHS students will return to campus at this time as well. We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Fall Break!
RCCTC Teacher Academy Students gain real world experience

RCCTC Teacher Academy students gain real life experience

After an 18 month hiatus due to the pandemic students in Ross Collins Career and Technical Center’s Teacher Academy were finally able to return to campuses to work with MPSD teachers.

“We are so excited, this is our first day of fieldwork for Year 1 and Year 2 students in Teacher Academy,” said Dena Patterson, RCCTC. “This is the first time they are able to get in the schools, in the classrooms to work right beside the teachers and be able to work with the students.”

Celebrating National Principals Month

In recognition of National Principals Month, the MPSD PBIS Office would like to celebrate our administrators.

Built By Meridian Alumni Spotlight

Meridian Public School District is rounding up Meridian High School Alumni stories for one simple reason: to inspire and lead the way for the younger generation to see what it means to be Built By Meridian. The accomplishments of Meridian High School alumni are far too great and numerous to go untold.
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New School Resource Officers sworn in

Congratulations to Antonio Naylor and Bobby Boler on being sworn in as new School Resource Officers on Friday, October 1, 2021. Welcome to MPSD! Pictured from left: Dr. Amy Carter, Superintendent; SRO Bobby Boler; Chief John Ruffin, and SRO Antonio Naylor.

Crestwood Elementary

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Students at Crestwood Elementary celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s National Hispanic Hertiage Month!!! Our scholars are eagerly learning about other cultures around the world! So thrilled our very own English Language Learners (ELL) are educating us one country at a time! Special thanks to Ms. Carol Mendoza for creating such a lovely display of heritage! Together, we all make Crestwood better!
Crestwoodland Week 9

Oakland Heights Elementary

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OHE students learn about school bus safety

Students at Oakland Heights Elementary recently learned about the importance of school bus safety from Mrs. Guise. National School Bus Safety Week is held the third week of October each year and will take place October 18-22, 2021.

Mrs. Horn's Hornets hard work pays off!

Students in Mrs. Horn’s class were rewarded for their hard work in math, read-aloud, and reading comprehension strategies. They were rewarded for meeting their Accelerated Reading goals!

Parkview Elementary School

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Parkview Students of the Month

Congratulations to the students of the month at Parkview Elementary School!

Kindergarten - Harmony Burge and Josiah Denson

1st Grade- Mia Collins and Zyriah Warren

2nd Grade- Lakiera Sanders, Adrian McDonald, AMya Moore, Myj Caibilao, and Zymerion Houston

3rd Grade- Semaul Win, Zuri Hancock

4th Grade- Katelyn Pringle, Jordin Moore, Landyn Harris, and Ashlyn Reed

5th Grade- Makayla Oswald and Steven Evans

Keep it up, Mustangs!!

King named Parkview Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Month, Ms. Jasmin King! Thank you for all you do on a daily basis for the students of Parkview.

Alexander named Parkview Staff ot the Month

Congratulations to our Staff of the Month, Ms. Mechelle Alexander! Thank you for your dedication and commitment to making a difference in the lives of the students at Parkview.

Poplar Springs Elementary

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PSE students inducted into Student Council positions

Congratulations to the PSE 4th and 5th-grade students who were recently inducted into their Student Council positions. Thank you for stepping up and being a leader on campus!

TJ Harris Lower Elementary

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TJ Harris Upper Elementary

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2021-2022 TJ Harris Lower Elementary Student Council Members

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 School Year Student Council members at TJ Harris Upper Elementary. Students had to campaign and present speeches prior to the 5th-grade student body voting.

President : Chicontee Davis

Vice President: Madison Crosby

Secretary: Ja’Marveion Horn

Assistant Secretary: Alayla Neal

Treasurer: Monyae Shannon

Reporter: Emily Caraveo

Public Relations: DaMarre Smith & Colton Wade


Zykeria Snow

Mariah Griffen

Akerria Jordan

Kamiyah Miller

Azaria Harris

Safety Patrol sets the example for students at Harris Upper

The Safety Patrol Team at TJ Harris Upper Elementary took to their duty posts recently making sure all students arrived and left school in a safe and orderly manner. What a way to be proactive and lead on campus!

West Hills Elementary

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West Hills Pre-K Classes enjoy visit from Meridian Fire Department

Mrs. Butler and Mrs. Ethridge's PreK classes enjoyed visiting with firefighters and learning about fire safety recently. The children enjoyed watching the truck leave because the driver blew the horn and demonstrated the sound of the siren for them. Thank you Meridian Fire Dept Engine #4 for coming by and putting a big smile on our students' faces.

Carver Middle School

Eagles repeat as City Champions

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Back-to-Back titles for Eagles as they top Northwest

Carver Middle School wins their second consecutive city championship led by, second-year coaches, Terrance Bembry, Charles Lockley, and first-year coaches Larry Palmer and Darius Ewing. Carver held Northwest to one pass completion and snagged three interceptions, two of which were for touchdowns. The Caver offense controlled the entire game with a ferocious ground attack and timely wrinkles to keep off-balance. The Carver Eagles are, once again, proud to be your reigning, defending, undisputed, City Champions! #Back2Back

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Carver's Homecoming Queen and King crowned

Congratulations to Ken’Niah Payne on being named the 2021 Carver Middle School Homecoming Queen and Syntrell Grace for being named the Carver Middle School Homecoming King during the game against Northwest Middle School on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

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Carver Teacher and Support Teacher Member of the Month

Carver Middle School September Teacher of the Month is Mrs. Miller, 6th grade ELA. Mrs. Miller’s dedication and teamwork are more than words can express. She is dedicated to seeing her students excel. She teaches with great passion and can be seen walking around with her laptop constantly tracking her student data. In a time of need, she took on her colleagues’ classes and has not missed a beat. We appreciate you, Mrs. Miller!

Our Support Teacher of the Month is Coach Palmer, 6th-grade Learning Strategies. Coach Palmer is a 1st-year teacher that commands his room. He operates with professionalism and dedication to his students. Without hesitation, he stepped in to assist Mrs. Miller. They are making it happen each day! Thank you, Coach Palmer.

Magnolia Middle School

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American Legion Post 257 donates new flag to Magnolia Middle School

Mr. David Sloan of American Legion Post 257 recently stopped by to donate a new American flag to Magnolia Middle School. We are proud to fly this new flag on our campus and are grateful for your generosity and service.

Homecoming at Magnolia Middle School

Students at Magnolia Middle School had a blast during homecoming week festivities. Here are some photos from tacky day and superhero day.

Northwest Middle School

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Learning about the human organ system

Students in Ms. Powell’s Science classes applied their knowledge of the human organ system in this engaging lesson where they had to draw humans while correctly labeling and placing the different organs! Students were able to connect their classroom learning to real-world models!

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Northwest Students of the Month

Congratulations to the September Students of the Month. Amazing job scholars!

6th Grade: Kolby George, Kynedi McIntosh, JaQuavious Hamilton, and Shamori Jordan

7th Grade: Jordan Howell, Jnyah Brown, Cameron Willis, and Brooke Moulds

8th Grade: William Davidson, Haylee Lewis, Boston Hodges, De’Zyion Wilson

Meridian High School

MHS senior job shadows at local bank

MHS senior XZorion Creer had the chance to learn a little more about the banking industry this week while job shadowing at Citizens National Bank. Creer has said that is interested in Real Estate and Banking as possible future career paths. Creer is pictured with Neil Henry, Regional President, and Sandra Thompson, CSR Supervisor at Citizens National Bank Downtown Meridian.

MHS senior to host book signing

The Meridian High School Beta Club invites you to celebrate the success of our very own, Alyssa Lanier! Lanier, a senior at MHS, will be signing copies of her book on October 14, 2021, from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at the MHS Freshman Academy. Lanier’s book “Letters to Society” can be purchased here:

MHS Cheerleaders host Cheerleading Clinic

The Meridian High School Cheerleaders hosted a Cheerleading Clinic from MPSD Pre-K-5th graders on Saturday, October 2, 2021. During the clinic, students learned game day cheers and routines. Students will perform with the MHS Cheerleaders at the football game against Oak Grove on October 8, 2021. Parents and students alike were excited about the camp! #wearemeridian

MHS Beta Club Umbrella Fundraiser

The MHS Beta Club is selling MHS Wildcat Umbrellas. The umbrella sale will begin on October 11, 2021, and umbrellas are $25 each. All orders are due by November 12, 2021. Extra umbrellas will not be ordered. See an MHS Beta Club member to order your MHS Umbrella beginning October 11, 2021.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Fisher at Dr. Fisher also has a sample of the umbrella in her office.

MHS vs Oak Grove

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!

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

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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