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For the 20th time under the direction of Suzanne Allmon, Oak Grove High School’s drama troupe will be competing at the state level.
“I have been here 23 years and this is our 16th time in a row to take part,” Allmon said.
The Lamar County School Board had a relatively quiet and brief meeting Monday night after celebrating the district’s A rating earlier in the day with Mississippi Dept. of Education Superintendent Cary Wright. This is the second year in a row the district has been recognized during Wright’s Excellence Tour.
Two area teachers have been awarded more than $1,870 in classroom grants from the Mississippi Professional Educators that will enable them to bring additional learning projects to their students.
Last year, the Barksdale Reading Institute implemented The Parent Academy – a free program designed to help parents prepare their 4-year-old children for kindergarten – in 12 school districts across Mississippi, graduating more than 500 parents and caregivers.
The promise that ended last school year became a reality on the first day of school Tuesday for Oak Grove Upper Elementary School after officials received a health and fitness grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation of almost $100,000.