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District Announcements
Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

 
Congratulations to Dorothy Thomas, math teacher at Pontotoc High School, as Pontotoc City School District Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Thomas has taught in the Pontotoc City School District since 2008 and has 20 years experience in education. She is a National Board Certified teacher and recently earned a Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Mrs. Thomas believes “outstanding teachers hold high expectations for their students, use assessment data to improve their teaching, and treat their students with respect.” We join her family Tracy, DeAshyland, and Rhandi in wishing her success in the state competition.
 

School Announcements
Spring Elections
Click the following link to vote for Who's Who and Mr. and Miss PHS.  Seniors and Juniors will nominate students on February 9.  Then on February 11, the entire student body will elect from the top five students nominated. See Mrs. Rodgers if you have questions about logging in.
 Vote Here
 
Most Beautiful Pageant
The Pontotoc High School Most Beautiful Pageant will be 2:00 on Saturday, February 13, 2016.  This pageant is available to Pontotoc High School girls.  Students may pick up an entry form from the office ledge or from Ms. Sartin.   
DECEMBER STATE TEST SCHEDULE
It is important that students are present and on time for their scheduled test.  
Friday, December 4: Biology
Monday, December 7: US History
Tuesday, December 8: Algebra I
Wednesday, December 9: English II
Thursday, December 10: Writing
Dorothy Thomas finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
The Mississippi Board of Education recently honored the Mississippi teachers who are finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program. The program, established in 1983 by the White House, allows each state to select up to five state finalists in mathematics and up to five state finalists in science. One of the state finalists in each content area will be selected as the Presidential Awardee for the state, which is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.  Pontotoc High School is honored to have Ms. Dorothy Thomas selected as one of the six finalists.  CONGRATULATIONS!

Dorothy Thomas teaches Algebra 1 and foundations of Algebra. She is committed to helping students reach higher levels of learning, and she believes that learning is a priority, a need, and a desire.  
Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Mississippi Valley State University.  She later received a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in mathematics from the University of Mississippi.  She received her education specialist in educational leadership from the University of Mississippi.   Thomas is a National Board Certified Teacher of early adolescent mathematics. She is serving on the Standards Review Committee that will make recommendations to the Board on the state’s academic standards.  She is a member of the Mississippi Professional Educators, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Tommy Morton Field
On Friday, October 16, 2015, the Warrior Field received a new name prior to the Homecoming game.  Coach Tommy Morton, along with his family, friends and members of the School Board and Football Booster Club, stood center field for the naming of Tommy Morton Field.  Coach Morton has been a part of the Pontotoc community for many years.  He first came to Pontotoc in 1973.  He served as a teacher and head football coach until 1978.  He returned to Pontotoc High School in 1982 and was a coach and teacher here until 1991.  Morton retired from education in 2002 but returned to Pontotoc football in 2004 and has served as an assistant coach for the past 11 years.  He continues to assist with the football program today.  The Warriors welcomed a new sign for the football field commemorating this event from Jimmy Wilder.
Wesley Walls presents NFL's Super Bowl Golden Football
In honor of Super Bowl 50, every player who played in a Super Bowl received a golden football to present to his high school.  Pontotoc High School alumnus Wesley Walls presented his golden football to the Warrior football team.  Walls played for the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and San Francisco 49ers.
 
Football, September 25, 2015
Pontotoc Warriors Defeat Ripley Tigers 17-14


High School Yearbook!
The 2016 Warrior yearbook is now on sale! Buy a copy from a yearbook staffer, Ms. Sartin, or online by clicking the image below. (9th-12th grades only)
 Buy a Yearbook
PHS Cheer Camp


The Pontotoc High School cheerleaders recently attended UCA cheerleading camp at the University of Mississippi.  The received superior ratings in sideline, extreme routine, and cheer evaluations.  They were rewarded with spirit sticks each day for their superior spirit.  They also received a trophy for second place overall cheer in game day evaluation and a trophy for superior squad.  Kashae Knox received a trophy for overall best mascot and she made the All American team.  Kaitlyn Passmore also made the All American Team.
Meredith McCullar was selected for the pin it forward from our squad. She was picked because She showed leadership, spirit, commitment, kindness, and motivation! She received two pins and she picked someone from another team who she thought showed the same qualities, and gave her the other!