Terry High School and Raymond High School Students Make a Difference on MLK National Day of Service
Students from Terry High School and Raymond High School participated in the MLK National Day of Service this month, collecting supplies to support Teach the Children Academy of Mississippi and the American Cancer Society Gertrude C. Ford Hope Lodge.
HCSD Reality Fair
The Reality Fair is a hands-on experience where students, after identifying their career choice and starting salaries, are provided a budget sheet requiring them to live within their monthly salary while paying for basics such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing, and food. And some not-so-basics like entertainment and travel.
The Reality Fair is a unique opportunity for students to experience some of the financial challenges they will face when they start life on their own. Sponsors and volunteers for this annual event included BankPlus; Community Bank; Merchant and Planters Bank; Mississippi State; Mutual Credit Union; Trustmark Bank; Regions Bank; Parents and Hope Credit Union.
November Creative Writing Challenge
Gratitude is pausing to notice and appreciate the things that are often taken for granted, like having a place to live, food, clean water, friends, family, or even computer access. Gratitude is about taking a moment to reflect on how fortunate we are when something good happens—whether it’s a small thing or a big thing.
On October 25, 2018 Dr. Delesicia Martin, Superintendent of Education for the Hinds County School District addressed school administrators, ministers, local community leaders, and elected state officials during a breakfast at Hinds Community College Eagle Ridge Conference Center. The purpose of the breakfast meeting was to continue fellowship and dialog on how district and community leaders can work together to provide students with the support they need to be successful.
On October 13, 2018 the Mississippi High School Athletics Association held State Regional Marching Evaluations at 5 sites across the state. There were 148 schools who participated. RHS is one of 75 high schools that have advanced to the state championships. Raymond High School Band receives All Superior Ratings during the competition.
On October 27, 2018 Raymond High School competed at Pearl High School in the MBA/MHSAA State Championship Marching contest. Congratulations to Raymond High School and these young musicians/performers!
At the end of September, Terry High School seniors traveled to Millsaps College where they participated in the regional college fair. Students researched their top choices and focused on their top 3 choices first before visiting all colleges and military organizations represented.
Governor Bryant recently declared October as College Application Month. During the month of October, Terry High School Senior Seminar teacher Elizabeth Foster and the THS counseling team are challenging and assisting students in completing at least 3 college applications. The students are off to a great start. As they apply to college, students are signing up declaring the college they have applied to for all the student body and faculty. Once the acceptance letters pour in, we will proudly highlight their names on the wall. This has fueled excitement in our underclass students and fueled many conversations and encouragement from our staff.
October 1 also signaled the opening of the FAFSA. Get2College was onsite on October 11 helping students and parents complete this application for federal student aid. Counselors and Get2College will continue to work with all students to complete this application.
The 2018 Hinds County School District Teen Summit was hosted at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center by the HCSD Dropout Prevention Team in collaboration with BankPlus-Jackson; United Way of the Capital Area; Star Services, Inc.; Dollar Tree-Byram; and Pennington and Trim Alarm Services. The theme for this year’s summit was “Embrace Your Power-Explore the Future”.
The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) held its first fall meeting with Superintendent Martin on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Terry and Raymond High Schools. The SSAC is designed to provide input and guidance for policy and procedural matters of the Hinds County School District. Dr. Martin stated that as a vital stakeholder, student involvement is a cornerstone of public education, and working together, students and schools can make a difference. The SSAC will meet with the superintendent to discuss key issues and policies that directly impact students. Students are asked to provide feedback, suggestions, ideas, and comments during and/or after the meetings via surveys or written responses.
On Saturday, August 18, 2018 Dr. Delesicia Martin, Superintendent served as the guest speaker at Salem MB Church for its Back to School Prayer Breakfast. The theme for the event was “POP the Power of Prayer.”
Her message addressed: how teaching and learning has changed due to social media and technology; the importance of parents; high expectations for student success; and empowering students to be college and career ready.