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home of the COUGARS!
Community Service Project
Members of the South Pontotoc High School student body and faculty as well as Middle School students and faculty have teamed up to raise money for a wonderful cause! The team will be participating in Pontotoc County's Relay for Life on April 24th. We will be doing various fundraisers as a team to raise money to contribute to the American Cancer Society. The elementary school recently lost one of our own to cancer, and many more have been affected by cancer, so the cause is very close to the hearts of everyone here at South.
Team coordinators are Mrs. Courtney Allen, Mrs. Cheryl Malone, Mrs. Vickie Downs, and Mrs. Brandy Clingan. Mrs. Courtney Allen serves as Team Captain. Mrs. Cheryl Malone serves as Sponsorship Chair for the Pontotoc County Event. If you would like more information about sponsoring, please send an e-mail and you will be contacted with sponsorship information.
If you would like to help by donating,
you may do so by clicking the link below. Be sure to choose the "South
Pontotoc High School" team and click Donate. Thank you for supporting
our efforts in funding The American Cancer Society in hopes that a cure
will be found one day.
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.
Congratulations to Meri-Claire Jolly for winning third place in the National Day on Writing competition, Drawing Category. Each October, Itawamba Community College celebrates the National Day on Writing by holding a competition where area students can enter written works of poetry, short stories, or essays. Also, sculptures, drawings, or paintings containing some form of text can be entered. All submitted writings and artwork will be on display in the Writing Center in the Technical Education Building on the Fulton campus each weekday from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. until October 31st.
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
3:15 Bus Departure
Dual-Enrollment Classes Offered
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.