School News

Third Quarter Surge Wasn’t Enough For Blue Devil Comeback Against Wildcats

WATER VALLEY – A  27-point deficient headed into halftime proved too much in Friday’s game against the Calhoun City Wildcats despite a third-quarter, two-touchdown comeback attempt by the young Blue Devils squad. The third quarter push narrowed the Wildcat (1-2) lead to 13 points, 34-21, but the Blue Devils (1-1) were unable to find the…

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Schools Will Have Early Dismissal On Wednesdays

WATER VALLEY – Students in the Water Valley School District will have abbreviated Wednesdays for the remainder of the semester after school board members unanimously approved a request from Superintendent Jerry Williams for more staff development days. The superintendent explained that the early dismissal will provide teachers more time to work on instructional material during…

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New Website Provides Teachers With Access To High-Quality Instructional Materials

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), in partnership with Mississippi First, has launched a new website for Mississippi teachers to increase teacher access to high-quality instructional materials. The site, Mississippi Instructional Materials Matter, offers a centralized location for Mississippi math and social studies teachers to review high-quality, standards-aligned materials that have been evaluated…

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DES Recognizes August Students Of The Week, Student Of The Month

Top achievers at Davidson Elementary School were recognized in August, including the Student of the Week and Student of the Month. Each month at DES a student from each of the four classes in each grade are recognized as Students of the Week. One student from each grade is also named Student of the Month.…

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Second Thoughts About Distance Learning?

One-Day Registration Scheduled To Allow Students To Switch Learning Options WATER VALLEY –  The Water Valley School District has scheduled a special, one-day registration on Friday, Sept. 4, to allow parents to change the learning option selected for students  for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. The special registration was approved by the…

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Deadline To Qualify For School Slots Is Sept. 4

The deadline to qualify for school board slots is just over a week away and at presstime no candidates have submitted paperwork to run according to Yalobusha County Circuit Clerk Daryl Burney. Two positions in the Water Valley School District and one position in the Coffeeville School District will be on the November 5 General…

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Lindsey Named WVHS Star Student

The Class of 2020 STAR Student for Water Valley High School is Lillian Lindsey. In order to receive this honor, the student must have an ACT score of 25 or higher and an overall cumulative GPA of 93. Lillian scored a 30 on the ACT. Lillian is the daughter of Steve and Keli Lindsey and…

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School Board Adopts Grading Policy

  WATER VALLEY –  A grading policy for the fourth nine weeks was adopted at Monday’s night’s school board meeting as the Water Valley School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to assign students a 100 if they turn in packets or complete online assignments while school is out. Students who do not turn in the…

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Students Earn Recognition For MAPP Test Scores

  WATER VALLEY – Nine students from Water Valley High School (WVHS) earned a perfect score on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAPP) during the 2018-19 school year, a record for the district.  The students were recognized by the school district last month, recognition that includes large posters featuring each student’s picture that hang in…

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