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On behalf of the Harrison County School Board and myself, I would like to extend to you a warm welcome to the Harrison County School District. The uniqueness of this district is reflected in the location of its schools in a variety of large and small communities. Each of these communities possesses a neighborhood atmosphere in which the school serves as a focal point. The culture, goals, and values of each community are respected and valued by school personnel. This appreciation of the community allows diversity; yet parents, teachers, and students across the district share a common focus. Together they work to provide the best education possible for the individual child.
Progress in this district is reflected through a technology enhanced curriculum, which addresses the needs of the individual child, a wide range of extra curricular activities, a diverse and successful sports program, and building programs, which are on-going to meet the ever growing student population. A greater emphasis on education throughout our state is beginning to produce results in the Harrison County Schools. As we strive to work closely with parents, teachers and the community, continued improvements are certainly expected.
Henry Arledge, Superintendent of Education
Harrison County School District is proud of the National Merit Scholar Semifinalists!
Christopher Levi Griffin is the son of Deanna Smith and Dewey Smith of Saucier and of Chris Griffin of Bentonia, Mississippi. Levi is editor of the West Harrison High School yearbook and president of the National Honor Society and of the National English Honor Society. He is executive secretary of the Student Council and is a member of Beta Club and of Mu Alpha Theta. He would love to attend Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He will major in English and work on a pre-med track with the goal of becoming a pediatric hospitalist. To his underclassmen, he advises, "Don't waste high school. It's not just a tool for the rest of your life; it has value in itself."
Christian Manganti is the son of Amalito and Divina Manganti of Gulfport. He plays drums in West Harrison High School's marching and symphonic bands. He serves as vice president of Mu Alpha Theta and is chairman of Rho Kappa. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, the Science National Honor Society, and the National English Honor Society. He plans to attend the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, where he will study pre-med. His goal is to become a physician. His advice to other students: "There are three simple ways to survive high school: challenge yourself, meet many new people, and try new things."
Joseph Layton is the son of Becky and Bruce Layton of Gulfport. He is a percussionist in West Harrison High School's symphonic and marching bands. He is co-captain of STORM 4107, the school's robotics team. He is also a member of Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and the French Club. He will attend either the University of Arkansas or the University of Alabama to study electrical engineering. His words of wisdom to undergraduates: "High School provides ample opportunities to find your passions. It's up to you to pursue them and make them into reality."
Savannah Underwood is the daughter of Tiffany and Jody Entrekin; she has a stepsister in the eleventh grade and a brother in the tenth grade. She has attended D'Iberville schools since kindergarten. Savannah is currently ranked second in her class and scored a 33 on her ACT as a sophomore. She is a member of the ACT 30+ Club and Mu Alpha Theta. Savannah is the Student Council Representative, the Key Club Treasurer and serves as President of the Art Club. She is a member of the Beta Club, DHS Book Club, and Math and Science Team. Savannah was chosen by administration to participate in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Youth Leadership program. Savannah wishes to attend an Ivy League University and pursue a career in virology, which is the study and treatment of viruses. Her lifelong dream is to relocate overseas and work for the World Health Organization. Her words to others: "Don't be who others expect you to be; be who you truly are. Because others can only truly acknowledge you if you acknowledge yourself first."
MKAS2 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment
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Harrison County School District
(Part A: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires school districts to publish report cards containing certain information. The required information falls into three general areas: school improvement, teacher qualifications, and test data. A school that fails to make adequate yearly progress in achievement must be identified for school improvement. The report must contain information about the professional qualifications of teachers in core academic subject areas [English, reading, language arts, science, mathematics, foreign languages, arts, civics and government, economics, history and geography]. Highly qualified teachers are those who satisfied the NCLB criteria during the school year. The report must also contain achievement data for specific subgroups, two-year achievement trends and student participation rates.
Please contact the principal of your child's school if you have questions about this report.
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Harrison County School District
11072 Highway 49
Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone: (228) 539-6500