Monday, March 7, 2011

March 7, 2011

It’s amazing how fast the school year is passing. We are already quickly approaching spring break. Registration for next year is well underway with alumni registering this week and new students beginning March 21. Where does the time go? The spring sports are well underway; achievement tests are just around the corner; everyone is so busy; and yet MHS students continue to make headlines with their achievement.
In District Science Fair competition at Kirk Academy last week, MHS students dominated the awards ceremonies with 37 ribbons out of a possible 54. These students will now advance to the International Science Fair at Ole Miss March 22 and the MAIS State Science Fair April 6. Congratulations go to Mr. Dees, Mrs. Goodwin, Coach Carie, and Mrs. Williams and all the MHS students who have worked so hard on their projects. Good luck at the State and International Fairs!!
Spiritual Emphasis week is underway this week. Today Jason Cook, former Ole Miss football player and Campus FCA Director at Ole Miss spoke. Tomorrow, Alan Williams of Teammates First will speak. Alan’s book Walk-On: Life from the End of the Bench is his personal story of life as a walk on basketball player at Wake Forrest University. The message of his book, fighting for something greater than self, has led him to a career in motivational speaking.  Wayne Hill of the Senatobia First United Methodist Church will speak Wednesday and John Ingstrom, North Mississippi FCA Director, will conclude on Thursday. As always you are certainly welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. We begin at 8:15 and are usually done by 8:45.
Although the students will begin their spring break after classes on Thursday, our teachers will meet with over 250 other teachers from all over MAIS District 1 on Friday at MHS. Alan Williams will deliver the keynote address. He will be followed by Neill Hitchcock of Apple Computers who will demonstrate the educational opportunities of using Apple’s I-Pad in the classroom.
I hope everyone has a safe and restful spring break!