Superintendent of Education

 

Welcome stakeholders. Below you will find the most recent Superintendent of Education Newsletter for Okolona Municipal Separate School District. Feel free to contact Central Services regarding any questions or concerns at

(662)447-2353

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Dexter T. Green, Superintendent of Okolona Municipal Separate School District

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S NEWSLETTER

 

Dear Parents,

The Okolona School District will be closed on Thursday, March 2, 2017 to support the Okolona Chieftains Boys Basketball Team as they play in the Mississippi High School 2A Basketball Playoffs.  Okolona High School will play Bay Springs High School (2015 Championship Rematch Game) on Thursday, March 2nd at 1:30pm at Jackson State University.  The Okolona High School Boys Basketball Team is currently ranked #1 in the State of Mississippi for Region 2A with a 28-1 record.  

Students and parents who are interested in riding the Spectator Bus must pay $22.00 (includes game ticket) before Wednesday, March 1st at 3:00pm at Okolona High School or Okolona Elementary.  The Spectator Bus will leave Okolona High and Okolona Elementary at 9am.  The Semi-Final Basketball Playoff game is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7th at 5:30pm at the Mississippi Coliseum. The Okolona School District will dismiss school at 1:00pm (65% Day) to allow students, parents, and faculty to attend.  The Spectator Bus will leave the school site at 2:00pm.  The Okolona School District will be closed on Friday, March 10th when the Okolona High School Chieftains Boys Basketball Team plays in the State Championship Game at 3:00pm at the Mississippi Coliseum.  Make plans to give the Okolona Chieftains Basketball Team your full support by attending all State playoff basketball games.

As we hastily approach the end of the third nine weeks grading period, the faculty, staff, and administrators are in need of your cooperation and support.   The following is a brief listing of educational parenting tips that can be used to help your child experience academic success in the classroom:

1.  Make sure your child is at school every day.

2.  Encourage your child to exhibit good behavior, listen to teachers, and to put

    forth his/her very best effort in school each and every day.  

3.  Provide your child with a quiet learning area whereby he/she may complete

    all homework assignments upon arriving home from school.  

4.  Check your child’s work.  Make sure all homework assignments have been

    properly completed.  

5.  Keep in contact with your child’s teacher by phone and/or email.

 

Educationally yours,

Dexter Green

 

  

 

March

7-10 – Third Nine Weeks Exams

13-17-  Spring Break

23- Report Cards Issued (65% Day

for Students)

23- Parent/Teacher Conference

      Day (1:00-3:30pm)

 

 

 

 

SUCCESSFULLY REACHING AND TEACHING ALL STUDENTS

Do you know facts about the Okolona School District…

  1. Okolona Elementary has a “B” accreditation school rating from the Mississippi Department of Education.
  2. Okolona High School was 1 of 6 schools to earn the Gold Ribbon School Award at the Champions of Change Ceremony sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Education for academic growth.
  3. Okolona High School’s graduation rate went from 57.3% to 76% which exceeded the state average.

All parents are invited to attend these special upcoming events: