School News

Booster immunization for entering seventh graders available

Lawrence County School District students entering seventh grade for the 2020-2021 school year may require a Tdap booster immunization, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. These immunizations are available at Mississippi Health Departments. Lawrence County Health Department is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 601-587-2561 for an appointment.…

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MC announces spring president’s and dean’s lists

The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs releases the president’s and dean’s lists after the close of fall and spring semesters each academic year. To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average, based on a 4.0 system. The student must take a full course load of at…

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Co-Lin football season to have delayed start

The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges, a group composed of the state’s 15 community college presidents, has confirmed a recommendation from the colleges’ athletic directors to postpone the start of the 2020 football season and shorten the season by one game due to concerns over COVID-19. The change will eliminate the first game of the…

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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT – The Lawrence County Fire Board recently presented Hannah Rae Boyd the Scott Pettigrew Memorial Scholarship. Boyd is a 2020 graduate of Lawrence County High School, where she was a member of Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta. She has also volunteered with Make-a-Wish, Lawrence County Animal Rescue League, and Mississippi Blood Services.…

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Co-Lin announces fall semester plans

Copiah-Lincoln Community College will reopen campuses this fall to offer on-site instruction along with the traditional residence hall experience. “The Co-Lin team has been busy preparing to ensure we are ready to institute necessary safety precautions in all areas of the college that will be part of the new normal as students return to campus,”…

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MPB Education gets creative with virtual summer learning

The Mississippi Public Broadcasting Education Department wants to showcase formal and informal teachers of all grade levels and subject areas for the month of July. For this first-ever Teacher Features project, MPB Education is asking teachers to create a short, quick video outlining one concept or covering one lesson in under five minutes. All video…

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LCHS Cougar basketball tryouts to be held June 19

Boys’ basketball tryouts for Lawrence County High School will be held Friday, June 19 at various times. Tryouts will begin at 10 a.m. each day, and candidates will be divided into groups. For more information, see the “Updates from the Principal” Facebook page.  

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Say no to summer learning loss with MPB’s Summer Learning Family Fun Week

Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s annual summer learning event is going virtual. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are invited to participate in a weeklong virtual fun and interactive learning experience during MPB’s Summer Learning Family Fun Week 2020 set for June 21-27 at 10:45 a.m. Register for the free event and get details at education.mpbonline.org. Registration…

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School district working on plan for upcoming school year

The Lawrence County School District is dedicated to slowing the spread of COVID-19. District administrators and staff are currently working to develop a comprehensive plan for the 2020-2021 school year that will allow them to provide a quality education for each student while also focusing on the health and safety of each student. As recommendations…

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Parents urged to make appointments now for back-to-school immunizations

The Mississippi State Department of Health is urging parents to act now and schedule their child’s age-appropriate immunizations before summer is over. Mississippi state law requires children to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start, or daycare. Make an appointment at your county health department clinic to bring your…

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