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District kicks off second semester with mid-year convocation

By NIKKI SMITH,

At the Petal School District mid-year convocation, the district announced both the overall Petal Teacher and Administrator of the Year.

Lori Johnson, a teacher at Petal Upper Elementary School, was named Petal Teacher of the Year. This is the second year that an upper elementary school teacher claimed the title.




HPSD focusing on positive elements throughout district

By BETH BUNCH,

When the Mississippi Department of Education’s accountability model ratings came out in October, the Hattiesburg Public School District failed to improve upon its “D” grade, but it did increase its total points over last year’s results by 7.2 percent. And some of their schools improved their ratings. And that was something to be proud of.









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