Insurance, personnel big part of school board meeting

The following actions were taken by the Calhoun County School Board at their June monthly meeting:
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Calhoun students honored at SkillsUSA Workforce event

Career and technical students in Mississippi won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 26-27. More than 6,500 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world and covers 1.4 million square feet, equivalent to 20 football fields or 25 acres.
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Public hearing set for school district budget

The Calhoun County School District will hold a public hearing on its proposed school district budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 on July 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Calhoun County Schools Administration Office, 119 West Main Street, Pittsboro, Mississippi. At this meeting, a proposed ad valorem tax effort will be considered.
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Local students attend Boys’ State

Kel Lovorn, Chris Mathieu, Levi Gosa, Nathan Dowling and William Dowling recently attended the American Legion Boys’ State.

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Rogers part of pinning ceremony at Holmes Community College

The Holmes Community College Grenada Campus held a Pinning Ceremony for the graduating Practical Nursing Class of 2019 on June 20 in the Corey Forum at the Grenada Center. Among the graduates was Calhoun County resident Katelyn Rogers.
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Calhoun County School Nurse Kristy Barnett earns statewide honor

Kristy Barnett, left, was recently awarded Mississippi School Nurse of the year by the Mississippi School Nurses Association.

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Armstrong earns Willis Scholarship

Jalen Armstrong of Calhoun City is the 2019 recipient of the C.M. and Swanee Willis Scholarship of $500 for Academic Excellence Award.

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‘Year of Assessment’ – School district moving forward with high expectations, several changes

The Calhoun County School District has completed what Supt. Dr. Lisa Langford called “a year of assessment” as the 2018-19 school year ended. Dr. Langford, who was hired as the county school superintendent almost exactly one year ago, said everything in the district has been analyzed in an attempt to develop strategic plans to maximize efficiency going forward.
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Free eye exams offered for kids who don’t pass the reading gate

For the fifth year, the Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) and the Mississippi Vision Foundation (MVF) will provide eye exams at no-cost to third graders who did not pass the state reading assessment test and do not have insurance. The exams are offered through July 31.
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Bruce Elementary says goodbye to longtime BES teacher Cook

Bruce Elementary teacher Patricia Cook was honored with a retirement reception.

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