‘Celebration of Excellence’ features NCSD

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

The Mississippi Department of Education announced Monday a schedule of visits to recognize the achievements of all “A” districts.

The tour includes a stop with Newton County Schools on Dec. 15 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. This will be the final stop on the tour.

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.

Five new school districts earned an “A” rating for the 2016-17 school year including Newton County. Other districts included Lamar County School District, Poplarville School District, Union County School District and Pearl Public School District.

“These school districts who achieved the state’s highest rating deserve recognition. It takes hard work and commitment by administrators, teachers, parents and community members to ensure that students receive a high-quality education. Ultimately, the students benefit because they are better able to pursue their goals in life,” Wright said.