• Celebrities headline Attaché Alumni Dinner

    Attaché show choir’s alumni dinner theater is set for Jan. 27. The fundraising event combines delicious cuisine, a silent auction and awesome talent on stage. Clintonians shouldn’t miss the 10th annual event at Mississippi College’s Anderson Hall in the B.C. Rogers Student Center. The Saturday evening program begins at 7 p.m.

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  • Bond refinancing saves Clinton taxpayers $360K

    Thanks to a bond refinancing, the Clinton Public School District is saving taxpayers more than $360,000 in repayments. “This is a significant savings and will allow us to repay the principal of the bonds sooner than we anticipated,” said Dr. Tim Martin, superintendent of schools.

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  • Kelli Pope is CPSD's Administrator of the Year

    In the nearly 20 years Kelli Pope has worked for the Clinton Public School District, she has served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. On Wednesday, she was named the 2017-18 Administrator of the Year in a surprise presentation at Clinton Park Elementary School.

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  • Sumner Hill adds curriculum for dads

    Sumner Hill Junior High is adding new curriculum and programs to encourage family togetherness and communications. The All Pro Dad Curriculum focuses on fathers and providing guidance on parenting.

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  • Jana Chao is 2017-18 CPSD Teacher of the Year

    Jana Chao knows not all students learn in the same way, so she structures her classroom for diversity. “These challenges can pull teachers in different directions at any given time,” she said. “It is important to be grounded in commitment to carry out the primary aim of education – to empower children with the knowledge and skills they need to be well-rounded, self-sufficient, and productive in society.”

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  • Attache' plans annual Fall Revue

    Clinton High’s nationally recognized Attaché Show Choir takes the stage for its annual Fall Revue Dec. 6-9 at Clinton High School’s auditorium. Performances begin each evening at 7:30.

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  • Northside, Sumner Hill plan Veterans Day programs

    Northside Elementary and Sumner Hill Junior High are preparing for their annual Veterans Day programs, events that have become a Clinton tradition.

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  • Northside sees success with intervention program

    Students in the intervention program at Northside Elementary are growing academically and exceeding goals. “We are currently serving 119 students through interventions,” said Northside Principal Mandy Ambrose. “More than 85 percent of students being served in intervention scored at or above a level 3 on the third grade MAAP (state) test.”

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  • A-Rated School District

    The 2017 “A” District celebration will be held at halftime of the Oct. 20 home football game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $7 at the gate. The game and halftime celebration will also be live streamed online at www.arrowathletics.org.

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  • Clinton Park begins Parent Academy for pre-k parents

    Through a partnership with the Barksdale Reading Institute, Clinton Park Elementary is beginning an outreach program for parents of pre-kindergarten age children. “We are holding a series of six workshops for parents and guardians of pre-school children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2018,” said Clinton Park Principal Kelli Pope. “They will cover what children need to know and do to be ready for kindergarten, in literacy, math, and general development.”

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  • CHS, CJHS partner for STEM projects

    Clinton Junior High School eighth-grader Grayson Carter set the stopwatch on his iPad and started working on his puzzle. In about three minutes, he had assembled the multi-colored wooden pieces into a 3-inch cube. “The outside of the cube had to be the colored pieces and the inside was unpainted white space,” he said.

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  • Clinton Park uses PTO grant to purchase playground equipment

    A $24,000 grant from the PTO will allow Clinton Park Elementary School to purchase new playground equipment. The total cost of the equipment is $34,000 but Principal Kelli Pope said the difference will come from other PTO donations in recent years.

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  • Arrow Dash Glow Run set for Oct. 27

    Northside Elementary is gearing up for the annual Arrow Dash 5k Run/Walk and one-mile kids run. “We are excited about the 7th year for this race,” said Beth Shepherd, race chairperson. “Not only does it help fund our PTO, it promotes the healthy lifestyle we encourage in our school system and it enables our students and families to engage in a healthy family activity together. This year’s race is going to be an evening event, with a 1-mile GLOW run which we think our students will love.”

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  • Bestselling children's author visits Lovett Elementary

    Bestselling children’s author Margaret Peterson Haddix said the ideas for her books come from her own children and family experiences. Haddix spoke recently to sixth-graders at Lovett Elementary School. She was in the Jackson area for a tour stop at Lemuria Book Store.

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  • Libby Callegan is CPSD's new finance director

    Longtime Clintonian and Clinton Public School District parent Libby Callegan is the district’s new director of finance. Callegan replaces Sandy Halliwell who is retiring. “I am very excited to join the amazing team at CPSD,” she said. “I plan to continue the strong financial management and oversight established by my predecessor and look forward to being part of the team that takes our school district into the future.”

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