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District Announcements
Endowment Grants Awarded for 2016-2017 school year

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 grant recipients from the Pontotoc Endowment for Excellence in Education. 

Pontotoc Elementary
Kim Baldwin
Janet Barefoot
Sarah Burrell

D.T. Cox Elementary
Leslie Mitchell
Lee Waltress

Pontotoc Middle School
Angel Borland
Murray Collum
Shanna Daniel
Kourtney Mathews
Amanda Osborne
Betsy Ritchie
Charlotte Whitworth

Pontotoc High School
Tyler Arnold
Melinda Bell 
Diana Davey
Missy Griffith
Wanda Hatcher
Max Homan
Kevin Morrow
PHS Band for Lions Band students

3-12 Speech-Language 
Audra Goolsby
Joanna Manning

The application process will open back up in March for the next school year.
Pontotoc Elementary Announcements
Terrance "Da Story Weaver"
    On Tuesday, February 2nd, Pontotoc Elementary kicked off the month long celebration of Black History month by welcoming Terrance "Da Story Weaver" Roberts to school.  He presented folktales, stories, and fables in the West African Tradition to students in all grades.  In the afternoon, he shared tools of his trade with teachers.  Students know that a well-crafted story has "voice, body, imagination, concentration, and cooperation."
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to the Pontotoc Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Janet Barefoot!  Mrs. Barefoot is a veteran Kindergarten teacher.  She is an integral member of the school Leadership Team and Professional Learning Communities, actively involved in supporting our PBIS program, and is a former grade level chairperson. 
PES Reading Fair Winners
Congratulations to our great students for placing in the Top 10 for their grade level at the PES Reading Fair! They will next compete at the PCSD Reading Fair to be held in January.  

Kindergarten Reading Fair Top 10 were: Eliza Lee McDowell, Jay Burrell, Eli Cole, Aubrey Graves, Paxton Higginbottom, Ben Tutor, Tyler Alexander, Parker Clayton, Saylor Payne, and Walker Crestman.  

First Grade Reading Fair Top 10 were: Meredith Farley, Carson Rutherford, Thomas Jeffcoat, Kaiden Southard, Cybil Dobbs, Meg Ross, Whit Dabbs, Brooklyn-Claire Kilpatrick, Leila Schick, Rylee Grace Suggs, and Jake Cooley.  

Second Grade Reading Fair Top 10 were: Caroline Kyle, Savannah Hamilton, Adalyn Vandiver, Weston White, Eli Ritchey, Ariana Wicks, Nevaeh Wilson, Luke Hendrix, Brooklyn Southard, and John Paul Burton.


 
 
PBIS Celebrations
Once a month we celebrate our students who demonstrate consistent behavior.  We expect students to be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to learn.  In September, we played hard at Howard Stafford Park.  In October, we had a fun Costume Party.  The November party will be the most fun yet!
Teachers hard at work

At Pontotoc Elementary, we value professional development and life long learning. Recently, teachers met in their Professional Learning Communities and shared best practices that can be used. Specifically, they worked on visual arts integrated lessons that connect literature and math to aspects of visual arts.

 

Kindergarten Transportation Parade
On Friday, October 9th, the PES Kindergarten students displayed their transportation projects to guests from the community.  Our students' projects were highlighted on WTVA.  We went viral and got re-tweeted by Matt Labhaun and others!