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Testing Schedule & Exam Schedule
Subject Area Tests and Exams are upon us, meaning half the year is now behind us. To ensure testing goes smoothly, students are encouraged to be at school well-rested and on time each day. Below is a schedule for testing and exams.
December 2: Algebra I Retest
December 3: English II Performance Based Assessment
December 4: English II Performance Based Assessment
December 5: U.S. History/U.S. History Retest/Algebra I Performance Based Assessment
December 8: Biology I/Biology I Retest
December 9: English II Retest
December 10: English II Retest
December 15: English II End of Year
December 16: Algebra I End of Year
December 17-18: Make-Ups
December 17: 1st & 3rd Block (Periods 1, 2, 5, 6) Regular Schedule
December 18: 2nd & 4th Block (Periods 3, 4, 7, 8) Regular Schedule
December 19: Makeup Exams (Dismiss at 12:30)
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!!
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.
Congratulations Lady Cougars... Division 2-3A Slow Pitch Softball Champions!!!
Congratulations to the Lady Cougar softball team. They are the Region 2-3A champions!!!
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.
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.
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!!