- Provide high quality Curriculum and Instruction to improve student achievement
- By meeting the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in all sub-groups at all schools in the District.
- By achieving Successful or higher in the State School Accountability model at all schools.
- Increase the graduation rate to at least 90%.
- Increase the yearly average attendance to greater than 97%.
The beginning of a new school year is always very exciting! Thank you for the opportunity to share that excitement with you and your child as we explore and learn together. Our pledge to you is that we will do everything possible to live up to our district’s mission of “Providing Opportunities For Educational Excellence For All Students” by facilitating positive communications, providing a safe learning environment, respecting cultural differences, and having high expectations for all students as well as for ourselves. At the same time we challenge you to help your child achieve greatness by having high expectations and assuring that your child attends school daily and is punctual each day. A quiet place for study, homework, and reading to and with your child daily can make a great deal of difference in the way he/she performs in school.
As you read through this handbook keep in mind that it is a guide to help you understand the operation and procedures of Batesville Jr. High School. We realize that occasionally incidents will occur that are not addressed in this handbook. When this happens, please know that we will work cooperatively to resolve any issues. Read this handbook carefully and talk with your children about it. Home and school working together helps to create a more conducive learning environment.
As described in the No Child Left Behind legislation you may request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher and paraprofessional at any time. In addition, you will be notified if it becomes necessary that your child is taught for four (4) consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not “highly qualified” according to No Child Left Behindregulations.
Again let me thank you for the opportunity to work with your children. I trust that this year will be an exciting and wonderful learning experience for both you and your child.
|Lorenzo Grimes||Jason Matthews||Dr. Deana Pittman||Shante Stutts|
|Principal||Assistant Principal||Assistant Principal||Assistant Principal|
Educational Philosophy/Mission Statement
The primary purpose of South Panola School District is to provide the greatest possible development of each individual within the framework of our democratic society. We believe that the purpose of education is to provide all students with the basic skills, habits, values, and attitudes necessary to exercise their civic responsibilities more effectively in our democratic society; to increase their economic potential in industry, the professions or other vocational endeavors; and to improve the quality of life available to them.
We strive to provide a variety of teaching methods so each child might develop a healthy self-concept and be prepared to meet the challenges that lie ahead.
To accomplish the above, the district sets forth these objectives:
- To provide a safe, orderly environment, conducive to teaching and learning.
- To recognize and serve individual intellectual differences.
- To guide each child in developing skills and attitudes conducive to self-fulfillment and social responsibility.
- To cultivate moral and ethical values by teaching courtesy, cooperation, fairness, honesty and good citizenship.
- To promote the democratic way of life and its responsibilities in the home, school, and community.
- To emphasize the importance of physical development through personal heath, hygiene, and self- discipline.