WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN 2016-2017 IN THE COAHOMA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT:
Mission Statement:The mission of the Coahoma County School District is
to provide a high quality education to each child in a safe
and caring environment in order to produce contributing
citizens who will be able to excel in a global society.
Dear Coahoma County School District Families,
It is with great elation that I welcome you back for another
Even though we are entering a new experience, I assure you
that we are a part of something great.
There are a lot of exciting changes to inform you about as
we start the school year.Here is a sampling of some of these changes:
We are proud to add new administrative changes to the
Coahoma County School District team.Zatara Bolden-Griham is the new Director of Special
LaTasha Perkins is the new Director of Student Support
Coahoma County Jr./Sr. High School welcomes Olenza McBride
as the new and returning principal and Florence Brown as the
new assistant principal.Friars Point Elementary School welcomes a new
principal, Devona Jones and Sherard Elementary School
welcomes Mechelle Martin as principal.
As a leadership team, we have restructured our curriculum
leadership model to include an Instructional Coach, Latasha
will help ensure curriculum coordination and articulation
across all schools.
A new Science program and an addition to the math program
will be fully implemented.These programs feature greater alignment to the MS
College and Career Readiness Standards and increase use of
technology, which will in turn, increase student motivation
Due to the successful results of the Pre-K students and
teachers at Lyon and Jonestown Elementary Schools, a new
Pre-K class will be added at Friars Point Elementary School.The new class will be modeled after the already
As a benefit of the CS4MS grant offered through the
Mississippi Department of Education, fifth and ninth grade
Science teachers were afforded professional development to
begin the implementation of coding classes.Fifth and ninth grade students will have the
opportunity to learn computer science coding during the
2016-2017 school year.
Coahoma County School District will begin full deployment as
a 1:M devices district, with CCJSHS, FPES, JES and LES
students becoming technologically advanced with Chromebooks
and SES becoming technologically exposed to iPads and other
Apple equipment (ConnectEd grant).
In closing, as I enter my first full school term as
Superintendent, it has been my honor and pleasure to serve
The focus of Coahoma County School District is to provide
the best educational system possible for the children of
I firmly believe, with your continued support, the best days
of Coahoma County School District lie before us.