April 26, 2016                                                                                            Archives

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Summer Math and Literacy Camps

Parents of children in grades 3-5 may choose from one of two Summer Saturday Camps hosted by Jackson Education Support. The camps will meet on four Saturdays for three hours. The Summer Math Camp will be held in June, and the Summer Literacy Camp will be held in July.

Camps take place in the Jackson Education Support Learning Center located in Flowood. Jackson Education Support has a history of developing more independent learners equipped to demonstrate standards mastery. Register online at Summer Saturday Camps Registration or contact Jillian Smart, learn@je411.com.


The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network 2016 Diploma Planning Institute

The Mississippi Department of Education is sponsoring two regional “Diploma Planning Institutes”.

The institute will provide an opportunity for district and school administrators to build the foundation of a dropout prevention plan on strategies that have been researched and found effective.

The strategies put forward by the National Dropout Prevention Center are built into the dropout prevention plans of many states throughout the nation and are considered the standard in dropout prevention planning.

Strategies that reduce dropout and increase graduation rates have been shown to increase overall levels of student engagement and achievement.

May 16-17
Manning Curriculum Complex, Highway 1 North, Greenville, MS 38701

June 23-24
Mississippi Schools for the Deaf and Blind Multipurpose Room, 1252 Eastover Drive, Jackson

Capacity is limited to 50 Administrators, Teachers, Counselors, and other personnel per location.  Registration is now open.  To register, click here and you will be redirected to the GoSignMeUp website. 

If you have any questions, please contact Damian D. Thomas at dthomas@mdek12.org or via telephone at (601) 359-5743.


Teachers Conservation Workshop

The Mississippi Forestry Association will host three Teachers Conservation Workshops (TCW) this summer that will emphasize forests and other natural resources.

The week-long workshops will offer 5 CEUs. The cost is $115 and includes meals, materials, and dorm lodging.

TCW South (5 CEUs)              
June 19 – 24                                                 
Jones County Junior College, Ellisville       

TCW North (5 CEUs) 
June 5 - 10
Northeast Community College, Booneville                     

A shorter Metro Teachers Conservation Workshop, located in Jackson, will be held July 11-13. The registration fee is $50 and includes all needed materials and lunch each day. 2 CEUs will be offered.
Register here: http://msforestry.site-ym.com/events/event_list.asp


MDE News

MDE Announces 2016 Mississippi Administrator, Teacher of the Year

Mississippi Teacher, Administrator of the Year Will Be Announced Thursday

Licensure Hearing for Clarksdale Principal to be Held May 23



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Are you a licensed educator seeking employment in a Mississippi public school district?  Are you seeking the most current district vacancies available?  If so, please visit our job board at http://teach.k12.ms.us to discover your career opportunities.

For information on employment in the MDE, contact the Office of Human Resources at 601-359-3511 or visit the "Active Recruitment List" on the State Personnel Board Web site at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mississippi/default.cfm for a list of openings in all state agencies.


Teacher Center Job Board

Understanding the need to notify potential employees about school district vacancies in real time, the Mississippi Teacher Center’s job board allows each district to post vacancies directly to reach applicants faster. To post to the job board, visit http://teach.k12.ms.us/. For more information, call the Teacher Center at 601-359-3631.