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Petal School District administrators, faculty and staff kicked off the 2017-18 school year with the district’s annual opening convocation.
The convocation is a time to get all employees together each year to get everyone excited for the upcoming school year and rally around the new theme for the year.
Each year, a mission team from Calvary Baptist Church travels to Belize to minister to children in nearby villages.
Katie Pittman, a Petal resident, just returned from her third year of taking part in the annual trip to Belize.
Mayor Hal Marx explained the city-wide pavement survey report, which was conducted by Shows, Dearman and Waits, at a regular meeting of the Petal Board of Aldermen on Tuesday.
Marx offered a brief explanation of the report and what it means for the city moving forward.
“You can smell the wax on the floors, the drums from band camp and the whistles from football, that’s how you know school is close to starting back,” Petal School District Superintendent Dr. Matt Dillon said at a regular meeting of the board on Thursday.
The beginning of the school year is just around the corner and much is coming up for the Petal School District in preparation for that.
Opening convocation for faculty and staff will be held on Aug. 1, with four days of professional development following.
Flathau’s Fine Foods is raking in the accolades with yet another Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation (SOFI) Award at the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show.
With the start of school just around the corner, one Petal native is helping residents go back to school and attend Panther sporting events in style.
Suzannah Ledford, owner of Oh Suzannah’s, is offering a variety of Petal-themed tops and hats to get every Panther fan ready for kick-off.