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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.
The first election will take place Tuesday, September 9th. The students will be nominating Homecoming maids. Each student will nominate two girls in their grade to serve as representatives, with the exception of seniors, who will nominate five girls. Students will receive a sheet of instructions at school on Monday to walk them through the voting process.
Students may use the link below to access the voting site, which they will only be able to log into Tuesday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
New Block Schedule Implemented
The new school day schedule is as follows:
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
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!
All class fees are due by August 31st. Please have your child make arrangements with the teacher to have these paid by the due date. It is permissible to pay in installments if needed as long as total is paid by August 31st. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
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.