Thursday, January 27, 2011

January 27, 2011

Most of us have gone kicking and screaming into this technological age. However, many do embrace technology and the instant communication it provides. Our students are much more comfortable with it than we are. It’s been said that when it comes to technology, most of us are like immigrants in a foreign land, digital immigrants, while our students are digital natives easily navigating the technology landscape. What about Google? 1.2 billon searches each day. If we need to know – we Google it!
To that end, I am creating a “Headmaster’s Blog.” This will allow me to update you with what’s going on at the school. We have so many things to be proud of and have many programs that are truly on the cutting edge of education. For example, many of you know that we have made a conscious effort over the past two years to be more intentional about our ACT test preparation. I’m sure you have heard that we have 14 students who have made 29 or above on their ACT - qualifying them as State of Mississippi Eminent Scholars. You might even have heard about our two National Merit Semi-Finalists, Colby Ruth Holden and Margaret Ellen Ruhl. But what you haven’t heard is the remarkable number of other students who have seen their ACT scores increase an average of 2-3 points, which in turn will garner even more scholarship dollars for them upon their graduation.
We also have many student-led clubs that are participating in service and leadership projects. Interact and SADD have been and are currently involved in community service projects ranging from contributing money to worthwhile projects like the “Heifer Project” to donating blood for the Senatobia Rotary Club Blood Drive to name just two of many.
There are so many exciting things going on at MHS and rather than wait for a newsletter, this Blog will let me communicate to you in a timely manner. Some of the blogs may be shorter than others, some longer, but each one will give you informative up-to-date news about the school and its programs. Be sure to click on the follow link so you’ll be the first to know when a new blog has been posted.
I am looking forward to this opportunity to keep you up-to-date with our news and dip ever so gingerly into the technology ocean.