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Are you on time for school everyday? Do you come to school everyday? 
Upcoming Events
No events are scheduled.
 
District Announcements
Board Retirement
Charlotte Bass served on the PCSD Board of Trustees for sixteen years.  She did not seek reelection.  The Board honored her at the January board meeting by presenting her with a rocking chair.  Please join me in thanking Charlotte for all her time and service to this school district.
Pontotoc Reading Association

The Pontotoc Reading Association had its officer recognition during the month of November. This new local council is excited about the opportunity to promote literacy in the Greater Pontotoc Area. The organization is currently in the process of registering as an affiliate with the International Reading Association. We would like to invite anyone in this area to attend our next meeting in January. Email Murray Collum for additional information at mhcolum@yahoo.com.

2014-15 AOY
Pontotoc City School District
is proud to announce that
Phil Webb,
principal of Pontotoc Jr. High School,
has been selected as the
Pontotoc City School District Administrator of the Year.
Congratulations, Mr. Webb!
K Thanksgiving Feast
After studying about Pilgrims and Sioux Indians, the kindergarten students at Pontotoc Elementary School had a Thanksgiving Feast provided by the cafeteria. They also participated in an Indian PowWow. During the PowWow, Zach Fauver, a senior at PHS, shared a traditional dance in costume.  It was a great Thanksgiving celebration!
Attendance Award 3 - Students
Congratulations to Pontotoc Middle School for having the highest average daily attendance (ADA) for students for the 3rd reporting period!
Attendance Award 3 - Employees
Congratulations to Pontotoc Jr. High School for having the highest average daily attendance (ADA) for employees for the 3rd reporting period!
Ice Water Challenge
Pontotoc Elementary students helped raise over $1,000 for "Race For The Cure" in the month of October. Part of that money was raised by purchasing cups of water for the Ice Water Challenge. The kids had a GREAT time watching their teachers get soaked!
 
PES Fossil Hunt
PES's 2nd grade gifted students spent nine weeks studying about fossils, researching Roy Chapman Andrews (who discovered the largest dinosaur graveyard in Mongolia and the inspiration for the character of Indiana Jones) and Mary Anning (the Fossil Girl of Lyme Regis), and identifying fossils in class. On October 22, these students and many parents, grandparents, and relatives experienced digging for fossils at the Blue Springs Fossil Site. Area "fossil experts" were there to help students identify their fossils. Some of their finds were exogyra costatas, turetellas, fossilized crabs, and a shark's tooth!
Christmas Play, 2014
COMING SOON....
A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol  
December 4 - 6, 2014!  
Admission $2.00 for school day performances
and
$5.00 for public performances.
Fidelis Coat Drive
The Fidelis Club, a community women’s club, is hosting a coat drive.  Each PCSD school is collecting used coats, jackets, and pullovers.  The Fidelis Club will collect, wash, and redistribute the coats back to needy members of our community.  If you have an item you would like to donate, please drop it in one of the boxes in our schools by Friday, Nov. 7th.  If you have questions, please contact Marsha Hillhouse or Kim Koon.  Thank you!
K-Spears-Pumpkin Patch
On Friday, October 17th, Penny Spears took her kindergarten class to the Blue Mountain Pumpkin Patch.  Please enjoy the following pictures!
DID YOU KNOW....
DID YOU KNOW…..
 
  • Absenteeism in Kindergarten can influence whether a child will be held back in 3rd grade.
 
  • Prisons in the U.S. are built based on 3rd grade reading scores.
 
  • As early as 6th grade, absenteeism becomes an indicator that a student could drop out.
 
  • Funding for Mississippi public schools is based on attendance for the months of October and November.
 
School attendance is important!
 
Some of this data was taken from the 2014 Attendance Works website.  This report was made possible by generous financial support provided to Attendance Works by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.                                                 www.attendanceworks.org
 
 
Attendance Award 1 - Students
Congratulations to Pontotoc Elementary School for having the highest average daily attendance (ADA) for students for the 1st reporting period!
Attendance Award 1 - Employees
Congratulations to Pontotoc High School for having the highest average daily attendance (ADA) for employees for the 1st reporting period!
DID YOU KNOW....
DID YOU KNOW…..
 
  • Of graduating high school students who miss 3 days per month, only 11% are able to attend a second year of college.
 
  • Most research considers missing 10% of a school year as chronic absenteeism.  That is 18 days in an academic year at PCSD.
 
  • Funding for Mississippi public schools is based on attendance for the months of October and November.
 
School attendance is important!
 
Some of this data was taken from the 2014 Attendance Works website.  This report was made possible by generous financial support provided to Attendance Works by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.                                                 www.attendanceworks.org
 
 
 
 
Warrior Day, 2014
Warrior Day, 2014 was a tremendous success! It was a beautiful day in Pontotoc, Mississippi, and the members of the Warrior Nation enjoyed all the festivities. 


There was the FUN….



 
Warrior Day, 2014
The FOOD.....

Warrior Day, 2014
The FELLOWSHIP.....

Warrior Day, 2014
The PARADE.....

Warrior Day, 2014
The PEP RALLY……..



 
Warrior Day, 2014
We’d like to say a special thank you to all participants who made this such a special day for the Pontotoc City Schools – Ellen Russell for coordinating the parade, Kevin Walls for coordinating the events on the Square, Tracy Crane for coordinating the pep rally, and the PCSD employees who hung flags, moved mats, cleaned up trash, and whatever else needed to be done. 
GO WARRIORS!!  
DID YOU KNOW.....
DID YOU KNOW…..
 
  • Fourth graders who miss 3 days in the month prior to their NAEP assessments have been found to score a full grade level below their peers on NAEP.
 
  • Students in grades 8-12 who miss 3 days or more per month are 7 times more likely to become drop-outs.
 
  • Funding for Mississippi public schools is based on attendance for the months of October and November.
 
School attendance is important!
 
Some of this data was taken from the 2014 Attendance Works website.  This report was made possible by generous financial support provided to Attendance Works by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.                                                 www.attendanceworks.org
 
 
Yearbooks
Little Warrior Yearbooks (K-8) are on sale now!



 
DID YOU KNOW.....
DID YOU KNOW…..
 
  • Students must attend school regularly to benefit from what is taught there.
  • Kindergarteners who miss an average of 3 days per month struggle to succeed in school far beyond the kindergarten year.
 
  • Funding for Mississippi public schools is based on attendance for the months of October and November.
 
School attendance is important!
 
Some of this data was taken from the 2014 Attendance Works website.  This report was made possible by generous financial support provided to Attendance Works by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.                                                 www.attendanceworks.org
 
 
 
 
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Pontotoc Elementary Announcements
Teacher of the Year!
Pontotoc Elementary School is pleased to announce Mrs. Cindy Calvert as Teacher of the Year.   Mrs. Calvert's peers nominated her and then selected her to represent our school.  Her 2nd grade students are excited she won this award.  Mrs. Calvert is an innovative teacher and has served as a founding member of the school's Leadership Team and as a original Professional Learning Community Chairperson.  
Pontotoc Elementary Library
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