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Those looking to beat the holiday shopping crowds and support their local economy have the opportunity to do both with the Friendly City’s annual Shop Petal First. The 16th annual event is sponsored by the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce and will take place from Nov. 16 to 18.
Mayor Hal Marx and the Board of Aldermen hosted a town hall meeting on the city's Comprehensive Plan last week.
The public was invited to attend to provide input and voice concerns.
While Petal School District faculty, staff and students are proud of their rating as number one in the state based on the results of Mississippi Department of Education’s accountability model results, Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon said this is only one piece of the district’s story.
It’s nearing that time again.
Through the Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative legislation, support for a Mississippi Department of Education approved early learning collaborative could make individuals and corporations eligible for a 1:1 state tax credit for a donated amount up to $1 million.
Stores across the country are already stocking the shelves with all things Christmas. The Petal Children’s Task Force board members have the holidays on the brain, too.
The Petal Arts Council will host its second meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m.
The informational meeting will be held at Southern Canvas and will be an opportunity for Petal residents to learn more about the organization and share ideas to promote the arts in the city to bring about a vibrant arts community.
Each year, Petal School District names a Teacher of the Year at each of the five campuses. Paige Perkins, a second-grade gifted teacher, received the designation for Petal Primary School.
Teachers are nominated by their peers, reviewed by their principals and then are selected for this recognition.
The Mississippi Superintendents’ Collaborative member districts, made up of nine school districts from across the state, held the inaugural New Teachers’ Conference at The University of Southern Mississippi. Approximately 200 first-year teachers attended the conference.
The Coleman Center for Families and Children (CFFC) is typically bustling with activities designed to engage and teach children of all ages. A new program at the center will focus specifically on increasing social and emotional maturity in children.