The Marion County School District will apply for Federal Programs funding, including Titles I, II and Title IV for the 2012-2013 school year. For questions or comments, call the Federal Programs office at 601-736-0640, or visit the office at 1010 Hwy 13 North, Columbia, MS during normal business hours.
The Mississippi Department of Education recently held an awards ceremony for schools who achieved the 2013 Title I Accountability Label of High Progress, High Performing, and/or Distinguished School status. Schools were recognized as “Champions of Change” in raising the academic achievement of students. West Marion Primary was recognized for achieving High Progress status. Mrs. Heather Singley, West Marion Primary Principal received an award for this outstanding achievement. The event was hosted by the MDE- Federal Programs Department.
Mr. Edward Stringer is the Marion County Teacher of the Year for the 2012-2013 School Year. He teaches Industrial Technology at the Carl Loftin Career & Technology Center. Mr. Stringer has devoted 35 years to the teaching profession. When asked about this honor, he stated "The greatest reward a teacher can achieve is to see students become successful and productive citizens in our society and the world of work."
East Marion High School was recently recognized with the Value Added Award from PREPS, the Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools. The school was honored for its growth in middle school language arts for the 2011-2012 school year. The language arts teachers were Sara Gatewood and Monique Alfred. Latoya Thompson and Donna Sinclair served as inclusion teachers. Mr. Taylor honored Sara Gatewood and Latoya Thompson (the current instructors) at a recent faculty meeting, as Monique Alfred is no longer employed with the school district.