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Two New Principals Named in Kossuth Schools

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor There will be two new principals in the Alcorn School District when school starts back. Sam Roberts will be the new Kossuth High School principal, and Alex Bondurant will be the new Kossuth Middle School principal, Superintendent Larry Mitchell said Monday. Roberts was…

KHS Students Enter Industry Big Leagues

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Friday was an exciting day at Kossuth High School as three students signed agreements to work for Caterpillar Inc. in Corinth. Twenty-two Corinth and Alcorn County high school students will take part in an economic development program that helps youth follow career pathways.…

Alcorn County Salutatorians Honored

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Salutatorians for the three Alcorn County high schools have been recognized for their academic success. Emy Settlemires is the Biggersville High School salutatorian. Settlemires plans to attend Northeast Mississippi Community College and then possibly Ole Miss to major in elementary and special education. She is the…

Affidavit Alleges Alcorn School District Employee Struck Autistic Boy

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A criminal affidavit alleges an Alcorn School District teacher assistant struck a 9-year-old disabled boy twice with an open hand, causing or attempting to cause “bodily injury.” The affidavit, which is dated May 9, alleges that Remonda Dale Ellis struck the boy, who…

KHS Principal Expected to Be Reassigned

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The process is under way to move Kossuth High School Principal Travis Smith into a new position in the Alcorn School District. Smith has been principal for three years at KHS, and the plan is to move him into the position of curriculum…

Photos: Student Mentors Honored at Red Carpet Luncheon

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Dozens of student mentors from the three high schools in the Alcorn School District were honored Thursday during a luncheon and awards ceremony with a red carpet theme. (Photos below) The school district’s Community Connections Mentoring Program started 10 years ago from a U.S. Department of…

Name of Arrested KMS Coach Released

Staff reports The name of the Kossuth Middle School coach who was arrested Wednesday at the school has been released by Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Micah Macay Wilbanks, 29, of County Road 520, Corinth, was arrested for suspicion of public intoxication, a sheriff’s office news release said. Wilbanks was…

Photos: Alcorn County Students Teach Children Healthy Habits

Alcorn County kindergarten students enjoyed learning about seatbelts, hygiene, exercise, nutrition, litter and other important topics at the Alcorn Career and Technology Center on Wednesday morning. The children played games, took vision screenings and received gifts. Health science students at the career center led the presentations, and the Mississippi Department…

Photos: ACES Cafeteria ‘Soars to High Heights’ for Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Alcorn Central Elementary School cafeteria was turned into Seussville on Friday in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The cafeteria employees spent their own money and came in over the weekend to decorate the cafeteria with Dr. Seuss decorations. (Photo gallery below) Covers of Dr. Seuss…

Low-Income, Disabled Students Fall Behind

Staff reports Student achievement gaps between economic subgroups continue to be an issue in Mississippi, the state department of education said Thursday. For example, take a look at the Alcorn School District: Almost 55 percent of students without economic disadvantages scored proficient on statewide English assessments last year compared to…

Alcorn Teachers Get Grants for Innovative Learning Projects

Staff reports Several Alcorn School District teachers recently received grants from Mississippi Professional Educators to support creative learning projects for their students. Amanda Seago, a fifth- and sixth-grade math and science teacher at Biggersville Elementary, plans to use her grant for a project called “Modular Frame Design.” This project will…

Making Good Money a Common Theme as Seniors Set Sights on Careers

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn Central High School senior Alaina McCalister toured the booths at a college and career fair on Tuesday with her friend and commented on why she thinks it is important to continue education after high school. “You can get a good job and…

English Language Arts State Test Results Released for Corinth, Alcorn Districts

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The 2017 state test results for third through eighth grade students in the Corinth and Alcorn school districts were made public Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Education. Students fall into categories of one through five on the test with one being the…

Alcorn District Seeks Federal Grant for After-School Program

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Children in the Alcorn County School District may soon have some additional learning opportunities after school. The Alcorn School Board on Monday approved applying for a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. The federal grant, which is administered by the state, could provide…

Kossuth Seeks More Children to Sign Up for Pre-K

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today  Kossuth Elementary School is looking for more children to sign up for pre-kindergarten for the upcoming school year. Parents who want to sign their child up for pre-K at Kossuth Elementary should call the school at (662) 286-2761. The sooner parents call the better, said Principal…

Corinth, Alcorn Pre-K Students Score Among Top on Readiness Assessment

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth and Alcorn School District officials are pleased with how well children performed on a spring assessment that tested whether students are ready for kindergarten. Corinth and Alcorn County pre-K students were part of a group of schools that ranked second for kindergarten…

Alcorn Superintendent Quiet on Whether Official Will Continue to Work for District

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is unclear if an Alcorn School District official who has overseen maintenance issues will return for the upcoming year. Gary Johnson has been heavily involved with school district repairs and upgrades. But Superintendent Larry Mitchell did not respond to questions Wednesday regarding…

Alcorn School District Retirees Recognized for ‘Dedication, Service’

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Thirteen Alcorn School District employees are retiring after giving many years of service to the district. Superintendent Larry Mitchell recognized the retirees Monday and said he appreciates their “dedication” and “service.” The school district advisory committee provided treats for the retirees at the…

More Equality Needed in Coaches’ Pay, Alcorn School Board Member Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor An Alcorn School Board member said Thursday he is concerned that the pay supplement for head high school football coaches in the district is more than twice as much as some other coaches. “My one question is why do the football coaches make…

Student Mentors Honored for Helping Children Make Positive Choices

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Students in the Alcorn School District who mentor younger children were honored during a luncheon on Thursday. The Community Connections mentoring program allows 11th and 12th grade students to spend quality time with children in first through eighth grades. The mentors work with…

‘Rumors’ Over Biggersville School Closure Addressed by Alcorn Superintendent

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Questions and concerns are circulating over whether the Biggersville school will be closed. Someone asked Corinth Today to check on whether there would be a vote to close Biggersville school on May 8. Corinth Today asked Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell whether…