Attendance Awareness 2017

This year’s theme Engagement = Attendance highlights the important role everyone can play in creating a welcoming and engaging school environment that motivates students and families to come to school every day.
The Campaign kicks off during the first  Attendance Awareness webinar, It’s a Matter of 1, 2, 3! This year’s webinar series emphasizes the importance of taking a comprehensive, tiered approach to improve attendance. Webinars will focus on one of three tiers of intervention and examples from districts, schools and communities that have moved the needle using data-driven, preventive strategies.
Attendance Works

P-16 Council/Irene Chapel-Palmer’s Crossing Fellowship and Transition Team

We would like to thank all of the parents and residents that attended our community meeting held on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Parents and residents were asked to complete a survey to identify needs in the school community. The team provided a detailed report that included data from the surveys as well as data regarding school improvement efforts. Our next meeting will be held in April. Please join as we work together to improve our school community. Tell a neighbor! Below you will find a link to the presentations that were shared during the meeting.

ETAC P-16 Council Presentation 2_9_17

P-16 Council:Irene Chapel Palmers Crossing Fellowship and Transition Team

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Read At-Home Plan

You are your child’s first teacher, and reading with your child is a proven way to promote early literacy. Helping to make sure your child is reading on grade level by third grade is one of the most important things you can do to prepare hm/her for the future. By reading with your child for 20 minutes per day and making a few simple strategies a part of your daily routine, you can make a positive impact on your child’s success in school. We are happy to provide you with this Read at-Home Plan, which includes strategies to help your child become a more proficient reader. Use the link below to access the plan provided by the Office of Elementary Education and Reading.


K-8 Family Guides for Student Success

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce that the Pre-K – 8 Family Guides for Student Success are now available in Spanish. Like all students, English language learners (ELLs) benefit from their parents’ involvement in their education.  MDE is committed to supporting parents’ understanding of the learning process and providing them with the guidance needed to ensure their children become College and Career Ready. The guides are available for print and view at the following link



Please direct any questions concerning the guides to  Robin Lemonis

PBIS Trip to USM Football Game


Thanks to our community partner, Trinity Episcopal Church, 50 students were selected to attend the USM vs. Charlotte game on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Students were chosen from a group of over 100 students that earned 10 PBIS tickets during the month of October. As a PBIS model school site, we continue to encourage positive behavior and a focus on academics.


Mississippi Achieves


The Mississippi Department of Education has created a new blog, Mississippi Achieves. The blog is geared toward a broad audience of educators, parents and others with an interest in public education in Mississippi. Mississippi Achieves is a venue to celebrate how high academic standards are positively affecting teaching and learning. We expect it will also become a forum for educators to exchange information and resources.

The trajectory of education in Mississippi is changing. Our graduation rate has reached an historic high, our drop-out rate is declining, and our students are achieving better academic outcomes than ever before.

Mississippians now have powerful evidence that the education reforms that have been implemented throughout our state are working. This validates the work of all of the students, teachers, school administrators, state leaders and parents who have dedicated themselves to improving student achievement.


Thanksgiving Lunch with Parents


Parents come and have Thanksgiving lunch with your child on November 15, 2016! Lunch is served according to our school schedule. Please submit the bottom of the letter we sent home so we can count you in our numbers. Be sure to ask your child for his or her lunch time. See you soon!

Homecoming 2016

Come out and support the Mighty Tigers as we take on Purvis Middle School for our Homecoming game on November 3, 2016 at 5:00p.m. We will have our annual parade at 2:00p.m. followed by our presentation of the royal court. See you there!!