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Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!


A warm welcome to our students and families as we enter the 2023-2024 school year. Our schools, the heartbeat of our community, are ready to go! Each school year brings anticipation, excitement, and anxiety about new possibilities. This summer, we worked hard to prepare for a great school year. Our staff is eager to care for, support, and challenge each student to pursue excellence. As we begin this school year, I wish tremendous success for all our students.


Also, please join me in welcoming all the new members of our team. We are excited to have them on board and look forward to working with these fine individuals. Whether you are driving a school bus, maintaining one of our many facilities, providing outreach to parents, teaching in a classroom, working in an administrative role, or serving in any one of the many other essential capacities in this district, you are integral to ensuring that our schools are highly effective centers of learning. I want to highlight the following priorities as critical to our continued success:

  •    Teaching and Learning
  •    Collaboration
  •    Innovation
  •    Leadership

We will continue to focus on our vision of providing a quality education for all students and becoming an A-rated district with all A-rated schools through leadership, collaboration, and innovation.


Okolona School District is a beautiful place, and I appreciate your choosing to work in this district. I am thankful that we have such a talented and dedicated staff. As you all prepare for the start of the school year, we hope you can feel the excitement. Once again, welcome!

I look forward to seeing you at our schools.




Dr. Paul Moton, Superintendent