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MDE Announces 3rd Annual “Celebration of Excellence” Tour to Recognize District Achievements

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: November 15, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced a schedule of visits to recognize the achievements of all A districts. District leaders and school board members will join Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, at each location to thank teachers and students for their hard work.

Statewide, the number of districts earning an A increased from 15 in 2016-17 to 18 2017-18. Also, the number of schools earning an A rose from 114 in 2016-17 to 181 in 2017-18.

“It takes hard work and commitment by administrators, teachers, parents and community members to ensure that students receive a high-quality education. I look forward to visiting school districts each year to join in celebrating their accomplishments. As schools across the state improve, our students reap the rewards of an education that better prepares them to achieve their goals,” Wright said.

The visits are scheduled as follows:

Date

Location/District

Time

Nov. 29

Enterprise School District

 

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Nov. 30

Clinton Public School District

 

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Nov. 30

Rankin County School District

 

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 30

Madison County School District

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Dec. 3

North Tippah Consolidated School District

 

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Dec. 3

Tishomingo County Special Municipal Separate School District

 

11:15 a.m. – noon

Dec. 3

Booneville School District

 

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Dec. 4

Union County School District

 

9:00 -9:45 a.m.

Dec. 4

Pontotoc City School District

 

11:15 a.m. – noon

Dec. 10

Petal School District

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Dec. 10

Lamar County School District

 

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 11

Ocean Springs School District

 

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Dec.11

Biloxi Public School District

 

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 11

Long Beach School District

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Dec. 12

Pass Christian Public School District

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 13

Lafayette County School District

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

Dec. 13

Oxford School District

 

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 14

DeSoto County School District

 

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

 

Media Contact: 

Patrice Guilfoyle, APR
Director of Communications
601-359-3706

Jean Cook, APR
Communications Specialist
601-359-3519