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District Announcements
PHS Jazz Band at Rotary
The Pontotoc High School Jazz Band was the program for the Pontotoc Rotary Club on December 16, 2014.  Rotary President Ellen Russell welcomed the group and they presented a variety of music, including big band tunes and Christmas selections.  Thank you, Jazz Band, for representing us across our community!
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!
Baseball Signees, 2014
Wednesday, November 12 was National Signing Day for Division I and II college baseball and we are pleased to have had two of our young men take part.  Delvin Zinn, pictured here with his father Reggie Zinn, signed a scholarship with Mississippi State University as a middle infielder. Will Howard, pictured here with his father Ben Howard, signed as a catcher with Mississippi College.  The two young men have both excelled on the field as well as in the classroom.  We are so proud of these two young men!
 
Band Announcement
Congratulations to the Pontotoc High School Band.  The band traveled to Pearl Saturday to compete in the State Marching Band Championships, which they qualified for in early October.  For the 2nd year in a row, they return as State Championship Medalists!  In addition, the Pontotoc High School percussion section is 4A State Champions, receiving the trophy for the highest scoring 4A drum line in Mississippi.  As another 1st, in the preliminary competition, the band received 1st place in music performance, being judged as the best playing 4A band in Mississippi.  Congratulations Band!
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!
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
 
 
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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