Petal High School surpassed their goal and delivered 1,144 books to benefit a high school library in Kenya as part of the African Library Project. The books were sent to New Orleans on Monday to be sent to the Isibania Secondary school in Kenya.
Just three months after the death of Petal’s first city attorney, Tom Tyner, the Petal Board of Aldermen dedicated the board room at City Hall as the Thomas W. Tyner Municipal Board Room, at the request of Mayor Hal Marx.
Most teachers say that they knew they wanted to be a teacher from a young age. Linda Drinkwine, Petal Middle School’s 2017 Teacher of the Year, said teaching is the only profession she ever considered.
The Petal School District will see a change in school kitchen equipment thanks to an $18,000 matching grant as a part of Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Office of Child Nutrition’s “Health is Academic” initiative.
The Petal Schools Board of Trustees voted to approve the grant at a regular meeting last week.
The partnership between William Carey University’s School of Nursing and the Petal Senior and Veterans Center is a win-win, as nursing students will get valuable hands-on experience and seniors visiting the center get care and social interaction.