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School is out but, school meals are IN!!!

School may no longer be in session, but the cafeteria at Mendenhall Elementary School is still going strong. Each day June 1st through June 28th, free lunch is being served to all children aged 0 to 18.  The serving period is 11:00 to 12:30.

Yes, all children ages 0 to 18 are welcome. There are no restrictions on residency.

Some items on the menu are: Taco Salad, Spaghetti, Cheeseburgers, Corn Dog Nuggets, Beef Tips over Rice, Hamburger, Pizza, Ham & Cheese Hoagie, and Chili Pie.

Yum! Yum! Delicious and Nutritious!  Hope to see you at the Summer Food Service  Program at Mendenhall Elementary School!

If you have any questions regarding this program, feel free to call (601) 847-2883 or (601) 847-8000 ext: 325 or 310.

Have a great summer!

June 15, 2015 Posted by | News | Comments Off on School is out but, school meals are IN!!!

Simpson County Eighth Graders score well on Mississippi Science Test

The MS Department of Education released the state Mississippi Science Test (MST2) scores for fifth and eighth grade students from 2015. The Simpson County School District fared well with the eighth grade students beating the state average of 150 by 2 points earning a 152 average score. The overall fifth grade average score of 148 was only 4 points behind the state average of 152.

Further analysis showed that 65% of eighth grade students in Simpson County scored advanced or proficient compared to only 56% of eighth graders statewide. Simpson County had 49% of fifth graders in the district score advanced or proficient compared to a statewide average of 62% of fifth graders. The breakdown by school revealed that Simpson Central beat the state averages at both fifth and eighth grade and Mendenhall Junior High also beat the state average in eighth grade. Superintendent Glenn Harris stated he was extremely proud of our eighth grade science students and would like to commend our middle school science teachers for a job well done!

The chart below shows the state, district, and school average scale scores and the percent of students who scored advanced or proficient on the state science test:

State/District/School

5th grade average scaled score

Percent of 5th grade students scoring advanced or proficient 8th grade average scaled score

Percent of 8th grade students scoring advanced or proficient

State of Mississippi

152 62% 150

56%

Simpson County
School District

148

49% 152 65%

Magee Middle

146 39% 148

54%

Mendenhall Junior High

146 42% 155

74%

Simpson Central 157 84% 155

77%

June 15, 2015 Posted by | News | Comments Off on Simpson County Eighth Graders score well on Mississippi Science Test