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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…

Board Member’s Proposal to Possibly Save $100,000 for Alcorn School District Rejected

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The amount of money that part-time teachers in the Alcorn School District make was discussed at a special board meeting Thursday night. School Board member Ann Little wanted to hold off on rehiring part-time teachers to give the board more time to examine…

Kossuth Sees Increased Pre-K Registration, Additional Class Expected to Be Added

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Prekindergarten enrollment is up in the Alcorn School District, which pleases Superintendent Larry Mitchell. The initial registration for pre-K next year in the district saw an increase at Kossuth Elementary with about 58 children signing up. That is up from about 40 children…

Alcorn School District Must Improve Technology Infrastructure to Achieve One-to-One Goal

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Getting a technological device in the hands of every student is a big goal for the Alcorn School District. It is called the One-to-One Initiative and has been implemented at other school districts, officials say. “Kids learn better with technology in their hands,”…

Project Will Increase Prekindergarten Space at Kossuth Elementary

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A building at Kossuth Elementary is being gutted so it can be converted into a prekindergarten facility. Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell said he thinks the building will look new once the project is done. He hopes pre-K classes can start in…

Alcorn School District Makes Progress on Roof Improvements

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn School District Superintendent Larry Mitchell walked on a high school’s roof Thursday and discussed maintenance issues. As workers installed the new roof at Alcorn Central, Mitchell said it is encouraging to see progress. “We’ve got a long way to go, but it…

Corinth, Alcorn School Districts Score Above State Average on Kindergarten Assessment

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A local early learning group scored above the state average on a prekindergarten assessment in the fall. The Corinth-Alcorn-Prentiss Early Learning Collaborative had an average score of 432 on the assessment, which gauges whether children are ready for kindergarten. The average score for…

Corinth, Alcorn School Districts Among Highest Graduation Rates

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth and Alcorn School Districts were among the top districts in the state with the highest graduation rates in 2016, figures released Thursday show. With a graduation rate of 91.8 percent, the Corinth School District was among the top 10 districts in the…

Building Repairs Move Forward in Alcorn School District

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Biggersville High School band hall is well underway to being repaired after a sewer backup caused damage last month. Superintendent Larry Mitchell told the school board Monday that the building should be in “really good shape” once the work is done. Mitchell…

Alcorn School District Approves New Diploma Options

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn School District seniors who have trouble passing state tests now have a new option to move forward in their education. On Monday, the Alcorn School Board approved a new online program that seniors can take to earn a diploma. “We think this…

Local Students Excel at Reading Fair

The Alcorn School District Reading Fair took place Dec. 1. The winners will proceed to the Regional Reading Fair in Oxford in February.  The district is very proud of the students and all of their hard work.  (Submitted Photos)  

Alcorn School Board Approves Three-Year Strategic Plan

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The three-year strategic plan approved by the Alcorn School Board on Monday night focuses heavily on academics, facilities and security. The plan wants to increase the number of security cameras and security doors in buildings. Installing security cameras on buses is also a…

Alcorn County High School Students Learn About the Teaching Profession

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor High school students interested in becoming future teachers attended the Alcorn School Board meeting on Monday night to learn more about how the system works. The Teacher Academy has been in place for eight years and allows students in 10th through 12th grades to…

Alcorn School District Upgrades Library Technology

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn School District continues to see technology upgrades. “Every chance we get we’re going to try to upgrade,” said Alcorn School District Technology Director Rose Seaborn. “We’re doing a lot of great things, but there’s still a lot of great things we…

Alcorn School District Technology Upgrade is ‘Huge Step Forward,’ Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn School District is making major strides in improving technology, an official said Monday. An effort is underway to equip all the schools in the district with wireless Internet. A major step in achieving that goal was announced Monday night when it…

How Would Trump Jr. View Alcorn School District’s Student Transfer Controversy?

Commentary by Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor In his speech at the Republican National Convention this week, Donald Trump Jr. made some statements about school choice that reminded me of a controversy within the Alcorn County School District. Recently, Alcorn County School Board members have debated the issue of…