FULTON - The COVID-19 virus continues to impact Itawamba Community College’s normal operations and schedule of activities.
HOLLY SPRINGS • Marshall County School District suspended its meal distribution program until further notice after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.
TUPELO - Tupelo Public School District has partnered with the Tupelo/Lee County Hunger Coalition to create a plan for buses to drop off meals for students at certain stops throughout the city beginning Wednesday, April 1.
FULTON - Nami Ikawa of Saltillo, a sophomore at Itawamba Community College, has been named a 2020 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship.
FULTON - Kalyn Nicole Johnson of Fulton has been selected as Itawamba Community College’s first-ever Gold Scholar on Coca-Cola’s 2020 Academic Team and will receive a $1,500 scholarship.
Tupelo • The Mississippi State Board of Education suspended several policies to manage the impact of extended school closures due to COVID-19 for the 2019-20 school year, including certain graduation requirements and the amount of required instructional time for Carnegie unit credit.
FULTON - Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Alumnus of the Year and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees at Itawamba Community College through Aug. 1.
TUPELO • More details about Tupelo Public School District’s “Distance Delivery” learning plan were revealed during a virtual Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, with specific outlines for elementary, middle and high school students.
FULTON - Itawamba Community College has postponed its production of “Over the River and Through the Woods,” which was scheduled March 23-28, as a result of the recommendation by the Center for Disease Control and the Mississippi State Department of Health to delay gatherings of 50 or more in…
FULTON - With the challenges presented by the coronavirus, Itawamba Community College has extended the deadline to May 1 for the submission of applications for several health-related programs.
RIPLEY • North Tippah and South Tippah Schools have canceled plans to distribute grab-and-go meals and learning packets this week as the number of COVID-19 cases in the county increases.
While schools in Northeast Mississippi, including Lee County and Tupelo, remain closed through at least April 17, school districts are working to ensure that children continue learning at home.
TUPELO • The Mississippi State Board of Education unanimously approved Tupelo Public School District’s District of Innovation application on Thursday morning.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Thursday morning that public schools in the state will remain closed through April 17 as part of increasingly heightened efforts to impose social distancing and stem the spread of COVID-19.
JACKSON • The Mississippi State Board of Education waived state testing and accountability for the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19 during a board meeting on Thursday.
TUPELO • Tupelo Public School District will remain closed through at least March 27 due to COVID-19 concerns, the district announced on Tuesday afternoon.
JACKSON • Mississippi State Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright made a recommendation on Monday to the State Board of Education that state and federal assessment and accountability requirements be suspended for the 2019-20 school year due to COVID-19.
Jackson • State Rep. Tom Miles said he would file a suspension resolution in the House of Representatives on Monday afternoon to exempt Mississippi schools from state testing for the current school year due to the uncertainty of school schedules.
As school districts across Northeast Mississippi close their doors for days and weeks, there are a number of unintended consequences, like parents struggling to find childcare and challenges with online instruction. But the most immediate concern seems to be feeding students who rely on free…
Lee County Schools will extend spring break through Friday, March 20, due to concerns about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the district announced on Saturday morning.
OXFORD - The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi has canceled the final three programs for the spring season because of the coronavirus pandemic, Charles Overby, chairman, announced on Friday.
FULTON – Itawamba Community College has postponed cheerleader clinics and tryouts, originally scheduled for March 26, in conjunction with the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges COVID-19 policy. No make-up date has been set yet by the college.
TUPELO • Tupelo Public School District has extended spring break for one week due to concerns about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the Board of Trustees announced during an emergency meeting on Friday morning.
Northeast Mississippi Community College will end face-to-face instruction at its Booneville, Corinth and New Albany campuses for the semester beginning Monday, March 16, as Itawamba Community College considers a similar plan.
TUPELO • Several local school districts and colleges are considering the next steps they will take in response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
Mississippi’s eight public universities will operate on modified schedules for spring semester classes in response to potential COVID-19 spread in the state, IHL announced on Thursday morning.
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TUPELO • Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi, Delta State University and Mississippi University for Women are evaluating the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) threat to their campuses as universities across the country close their doors and switch to online instruction.
TUPELO — North Mississippi Medical Center is accepting applications for scholarships from graduating high school seniors in counties where NMMC-affiliated hospitals are located — Clay, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc Tishomingo and Webster counties in Mississippi and Marion County, Ala.
FULTON - Artistic entries from North Pontotoc, Saltillo and Tupelo high schools will be on display from March 16-19 in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center gallery at the Itawamba Community College Fulton campus.
TUPELO • Tupelo and Lee County Schools are preparing for potential COVID-19 cases as K-12 schools in other states shut down due to widespread outbreaks.
TUPELO • The Tupelo Career-Technical Center’s construction students are building a tiny house with plans to auction it off at the end of the semester.
FULTON - Itawamba Community College will present “Over the River and Through the Woods,” with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. March 26-28, in the banquet rooms of the David C. Cole Student Services Building at the Fulton campus.
FULTON - April 1 is the deadline for submission of online applications for scholarships offered by the Itawamba Community College Foundation, Inc.
Jackson • A bill revising licensure requirements for aspiring teachers was unanimously approved by the Mississippi Senate on Wednesday.
TUPELO – The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association will present a special program of dulcimer music from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo.
TUPELO • Itawamba Community College formally opened its Academic and Student Center on its Tupelo campus during a dedication program and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday.
OXFORD - Geneva Overholser, a veteran journalist who led the Des Moines Register to the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service during her seven years as its top editor, will discuss “Journalism and Democracy in Crisis” at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
FULTON - Itawamba Community College and the University of West Alabama signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday to ease the transition for qualified transfer students.
TUPELO • Tupelo High School’s annual Black History Month program on Friday morning featured former NFL player and THS graduate Russell Copeland.
TUPELO - Itawamba Community College will formally open its Academic and Student Center on the Tupelo campus with a dedication program and ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. March 2.
BOONEVILLE - Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Anderson Hall Art Gallery is the host site for the 2020 Mississippi Community/Junior College Art Instructor’s Association State Art Competition March 2-27.