Elementary School

What's Happening at Okolona Elementary School
STEP Students Thriving Excelling Preparing….
Mr. Ford’s 5th grade ELA class identifying text evidence while playing jeopardy during STEP time. They are truly stepping to the beat of success.
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We would like to thank Mr. Charles Samples for donating the floral arrangement to congratulate our little chieftain on her success.
Tonight the OMSSD School Board, superintendent, and principal honored Ms Aubree Darden for scoring a perfect score on her 2021-2022 MAAP Math Assessment. Great job Aubree, we are so proud of you! Again, congratulations and keep up the amazing work!
Aubree is pictured with her proud parents, Archie and Kimberly Darden, Superintendent Dr. Moton and OES Principal, Mrs. Triplett!
OES is the place to be because we are “WILD” about Learning. We are framed to continue RISE & STEP to Success. #BetterTogether #ChieftainPRIDE
OES is on the RISE to Success. Mrs Poutoa’s 3rd grade class catapulting marshmallows all over the room. They were WILD about learning. The students had to read a passage to figure out how to make a catapult and launch the marshmallows. #StepToSuccess #OESisThePlaceToBe #BetterTogether #WILDaboutLEARNING
New Teacher Spotlight🚨
Hi! I am Whitney Miller. I am serving as the Speech Language Pathologist for Okolona School District. I am from Grenada, MS. I graduated with my Masters degree from Jackson State University in 2018. I am a mother of two small children, Ellis and Hudson. I look forward to a fun and successful school year!
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Congratulations to our ”High Stepper” of the week, Ms. Margaret Conway! Ms. Conway has gone above and beyond this week to make sure the school was clean and tidy for all the staff and students! We are so lucky to have you with us, Ms. Conway!
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We would like to thank the PTO, Dodges, and a sweet parent for feeding the staff on the first Friday of the year! We were some full and happy teachers!
We OH-FISH-ALLY survived the “WILD” first day. Our Little Chieftains were simply amazing. Thank you Mr. Tommy Rogers for our beautiful sign. #BetterTogether #OESisOnTheRISE #SteppingToSuccess #TommyRogersYouAreTheBest #WildAboutLearning
Thanks MMFA for donating paint for the girls’ and boys’ bathrooms.
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Welcome, Dr. Paul Moton! Dr. Moton has been named the new Superintendent of the Okolona Municipal Separate School District.
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We sure had a “WILD” time tonight at our 2022-2023 Open House!
We are ”WILD” about the new school year at OES. We Invite Learning Daily for our Little Chieftains because this is Where Innovative Learning Develops. We were so excited to see all your smiling faces tonight and can’t wait to see even more tomrorow! #WildAboutLearning #oesistheplacetobe #steptosuccess #riseup #bettertogether #OESopenhouse22
New Teacher Spotlight🚨
My name is Jonathan Jones or can be called Coach Jones. I will be the P.E. teacher at Okolona Elementary. I’m from Kemper County. I am a former student athlete of KCHs & MVSU where I became All-Swac and finished a degree in general studies. My main focus is having an impact on our future kids and becoming a Head Coach someday.
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New Teacher Spotlight 🚨
Hello, My name is Anquenette Brown. I am a native of Aberdeen, MS. I graduated from Aberdeen High School with Honors in 1997, Itawamba Community College in 2019 with Honors, and in 2021 from the University of Mississippi with Cum Laude. I received a degree in Elementary Education K-6 with concentrations in Social Studies, English, and Special Education K-12. I am the proud parent of 3 beautiful daughters Tamea (Ibree) US Marines Corps, Alynia and A…
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New Teacher Spotlight 🚨
Hello, my name is Katisha Richardson. I am the mother to two wonderful children. My formal education includes an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Mary Holmes College, B.A. in Mass Communications from Rust College, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University, and an Ed.S. in Principalship from Arkansas State University. My hobbies include writing as I wrote for The Tennessee Tribune. During my time there, I interviewed and wrote stories on former Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary Ph.D., the late Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair, Princess Kasune Zulu of Zambia, political activist Angela Davis, R&B singer Regina Belle, etc.
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New Teacher Spotlight 🚨
My name is Christina Boston. I am a native of Houston, MS. I am a graduate of Houston High School. I received my bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in English from Mississippi University for Women. I am currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Belhaven University, where I have earned certification in English and Social Studies. I am excited to be joining the teaching staff at Okolona Elementary School.
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New Teacher Spotlight 🚨
My name is Davena White-Meadows, a graduate of the University of MS, a mother of 3, and grandmother of 4 soon to be 5.
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New Teacher Spotlight 🚨
My name is Hasani Mhoon, a native of Calhoun City, MS, and I bring 8 years of experience in education working as a Special Education Teacher and School Counselor. I have additional work experience as a School Support Therapist, an AOP Counselor, and as a College Counseling Intern at MUW. I received my Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration from East Mississippi Community College, and completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Educational Psychology from Mississippi State University. I furthered my education at Mississippi State University where I earned a Master of Science in College Counseling with a minor in Public Policy and Administration and an Educational Specialist Degree in School Counseling. I am currently a National Certified Counselor and a National Certified School Counselor.
Mr. Hasani K. Mhoon, Ed.S., NCC, NCSC
L.T.R. Counseling Services, LLC
There is one thing stronger than all the armies of the world, and that is an "idea" whose time has come. -Victor Hugo-
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