Dr. Tim Martin will be the fifth superintendent of the Clinton Public School District. The Clinton School Board announced his hire Tuesday during the April board meeting. Martin will begin as superintendent on July 1. He replaces Dr. Phil Burchfield who is retiring in June.
Coding can be tough, but at Lovett Elementary School, gifted students are using a robotics program to make learning come alive. Gifted teachers Ellen Brunson and Kayla Long used crowd-source funding through DonorsChoose.org to purchase 30 Edison robots and 30 Lego kits, teaching tools Long discovered after a lot of research. The school offers a robotics club and students compete in the Bank Shot programming competition.
Austin Perkins began preparing for the powerlifting national championship a week after the Clinton Arrows won the 2016 football state title. “He was predicted to get third place at the nationals meet,” said his father and Lady Arrows track head coach Jonathan Perkins. “This was based on his previous totals at the meets he participated in this year.”
A second 11th grader at Clinton High School has scored perfect on the ACT, and four others scored 35. CHS junior Michael Franks, son of Jeffrey and Patricia Franks, scored 36 on the test. He joins classmate Tanner DeYoung who aced the test earlier this school year. Michael has not yet decided on a college but plans to study in the medical field.
A kindergarten pre-registration day will be held at Clinton Park Elementary School, the Clinton Public School District’s kindergarten and first-grade school, from 4-7 p.m. April 25. Clinton Park is on Arrow Drive near the Natchez Trace overpass. Registration packets will be available at the school beginning April 18, but children in daycare will receive their packet during pre-school visit week.
As I read his words from so long ago, this poem really resonated with me. All of these things still hold true today, and they encapsulate the character traits and ethics we try to instill in our students. Be an Arrow. It’s more than a mascot. It’s more than a logo. It’s more than any school or sport team. It’s so much more than that, and can last a lifetime. Be an Arrow.
It’s one thing to talk about adult responsibilities. It’s another to actually buy groceries, pay for utilities, get insurance — and balance your checkbook at the end of the day. Sumner Hill ninth-grade students are in for a dose of reality at the school’s annual Reality Fair, planned for 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Feb 9-10 in the school gym.
Eastside gifted teacher Leigh Curtis was one of 80 educators selected to attend a national conference on teacher leadership. The Elevating and Celebrating Excellent Teachers and Teaching, or ECET2, conference was held Jan. 27-28 at the Jackson Hilton hotel. The invitation-only event included workshops on teacher leadership development and best practices in teaching. All travel fees were paid for through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
An upcoming golf tournament will help offset the cost of championship rings for the 6A State Champion Arrows football team. The Clinton Touchdown Club Golf Tournament will be held Feb. 23 at Live Oaks Golf Club. Check-in is at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon.
Eddie Ware, coach of the Clinton Arrows Swim Team, is the 2016 Coach of the Year in Boys Swimming and Diving for the state of Mississippi. The award is given by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Ware will receive a certificate through the Mississippi High School Activities Association.
After 42 years of service to public education, Superintendent Dr. Phil Burchfield is announcing his retirement effective June 30, 2017. "My career has been both exciting and rewarding, allowing me the privilege and honor to serve in three Mississippi school districts," he said. "Without question, the most fulfilling are the 26 years spent serving the boys and girls of the Clinton Public School District as an assistant principal, principal and superintendent."