Welcome to South Pontotoc High School...
home of the COUGARS!
Students, faculty, and staff enjoy Homecoming week festivities, including dressing up for the various themed days. This week's activities will also include a pep rally on Friday and then presentation of the Homecoming court before the game Friday night. Please come out to support our young ladies and then our team as we face Kemper County! GO COUGARS!!
Cougar Spirit Runs High!
South Pontotoc has experienced a sense of renewal in Cougar spirit this year. Cougar fans are showing their support at pep rallies, games, working to enhance the field and campus, and supporting our school in various other ways. Football players greet elementary students in the car rider line in the mornings to give them a great start to their day. Let's keep revving up that spirit Cougar fans!!
New Student Voting System Implemented
Out with the old, in with the new...gone are the days of counting ballots by hand. South Pontotoc High School has implemented another new piece of technology...this one to enhance our election system. We will be using eduBallot, an online voting platform, for all of our elections this year. This will eliminate any potential miscounts and speed up the election process significantly. Students will be able to vote from anywhere they have Internet access. The system is secure, allowing each student to vote only once. Voting will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., similar to the voting process for public elections.
Who's Who elections will take place Tuesday, September 30th. Voting has been extended until 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 1st due to technical problems with the Internet on Tuesday.
Gold Star Challenge!
Veteran's Day is coming soon. Starting on October 1st and ending October 31st, all three SP schools will be taking donations for Wreaths Across America for Gold Star Moms. We have participated in this for several years, but this year a goal of collecting at least $2400 has been set. The check for the amount collected will be presented to the Gold Star Moms at our Veteran's Day program. To help motivate the students, the administration has provided a little incentive...at each level listed below that is attained, the following people will submit to the ice water treatment over the head in front of the student body! So let's go Cougars...let's meet that goal for our veterans first and foremost, but also to see our principals get iced!
$500 = Mr. West
$1000 = Mr. West, Mr. Flake
$1,500 = Mr. West, Mr. Flake, Mrs. Williamson
$1,800 = Mr. West, Mr. Flake, Mrs. Williamson, Mr. Gentry
$2.100 = Mr. West, Mr. Flake, Mrs. Willaimson, Mr. Gentry, Mr. Bailey
$2,400 = Mr. West, Mr. Flake, Mrs. Williamson, Mr. Gentry, Mr. Bailey, Coach Bradley
Congratulations Lady Cougars... Division 2-3A Slow Pitch Softball Champions!!!
Congratulations to the Lady Cougar softball team. They are the Region 2-3A champions!!!
The coaches and parents have been hard at work sprucing up the Cougar field for this season! Many long hours have been spent cleaning and painting to freshen up the look and get everyone in the Cougar spirit for the first home game! Great job coaches and parents!
Author Carl Purdon recently paid a visit to South Pontotoc to speak to Martin Rodgers' junior English classes. After introducing himself, his wife, and his son to the students and giving a little background information about his days here at South Pontotoc and how things have changed, he shared that he had known he would be a writer since he was in first grade. He also shared that teachers encouraged his love of writing; he especially remembered one teacher praising his work on a book report in high school. He explained to the students how things have changed in the publishing world due to technology...that publishing is easier now than ever before and mostly free of charge if submitting e-books.
Carl went on to share his writing process, which consists of almost
daily writing after work or before bedtime. It starts with an idea for a
character which he lets grow and push the story forward. He spoke about the main characters in his novels Blinders, Norton Road, and The Night Train and explained how he comes up with the makeup of his characters.
Above all, Carl stressed to the students the importance of an education. He encouraged them to
develop a love for learning and a love for reading and writing because he believes that
everyone has a story to tell.
SPHS Bell Schedule
South Pontotoc High School Schedule
7:45 Go to 1st Period
7:52-8:41 1st Period
8:45-9:32 2nd Period
9:44-10:31 3rd Period
10:35-11:22 4th Period
11:26-12:13 5th Period
12:17-1:28 6th Period
1:32-2:19 7th Period
2:23-3:10 8th Period
Create is once again offering three dual credit courses: Robotics in Advanced Manufacturing, Aviation, and Survey of Healthcare Careers. These are open to juniors and seniors for the spring semester. These courses were also offered in the fall, but the content for the spring courses will be different. Students who completed the first semester course may enroll in the spring course; however, completion of the fall courses is not necessary for spring enrollment.
Most of the course content will be online. Students will also be required to meet at other locations throughout the semester. The fee is $24 for each course. Students will receive three hours credit from the college that sponsors the course and one Carnegie unit from South Pontotoc.
Students should see Mrs. Jones for an application and information. Applications and fees are due to Mrs. Jones by September 30th.
Familiar Face Among Students Retires
Mr. Little, a 15-year employee of South Pontotoc in the maintenance department, retired as of September 25th. Mr. Little was a friendly face among students and faculty and said he enjoyed his time here at South. The traditional South Pontotoc rocking chair was presented to him by all three schools.