Petal

Petal School District ranks second in Kindergarten readiness

By STAFF REPORTS,

Kindergarten students in Petal School District earned the second highest average scores on the fall 2017 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, according to Mississippi Department of Education.

The high score was posted thanks to the district’s efforts to strengthen pre-K programs in the community.


Year of Growth

By NIKKI SMITH,

The City of Petal logo was not selected half-heartedly. The logo, featuring a friendship oak behind the city’s name, represents not only Petal’s current state, but also where the city is going moving forward.



Spirit of Giving

By NIKKI SMITH,

Nine students from the Petal School District received their presents early as they took part in the district police department’s annual Shop with Panther Police.

The program began three years ago at the suggestion of Petal School District Chief of Police Gavin Guy.




City sees jump in registered users on new app

By NIKKI SMITH,

As of Tuesday, Mayor Hal Marx said the city’s app now has 91 registered users.

The app offers an interactive and easy-to-use option for staying informed about the goings on in the city and for submitting work orders.

It is free to download and opens up a two-way communication between residents and city workers and officials.









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