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Corinth Robotics Team Places Third, Advances to Regionals

The Corinth School District Warrior Robotics Team finished third in the state out of 27 teams at the Mississippi State Best Robotics competition last weekend. The team was led by coach Beverly Henson, who is also a Corinth Middle School teacher. The team has four mentors— Nikki Smith, Jacob Smith,…

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…

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…

Corinth Completes First Year With New Calendar

By Emma Crawford Kent  For Corinth Today About three weeks after most other Northeast Mississippi schools let out for summer break, Corinth students and teachers celebrated their year’s end on Thursday. The Corinth School District adopted a modified school calendar at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, giving students…

Records Reveal Who Was Hired to Work for CSD Next Year, But Number of Layoffs Remains Unclear

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth School District announced layoffs in April, but Superintendent Lee Childress has declined to say how many employees will lose their jobs. Corinth Today obtained school board meeting minutes to see who was hired this year compared to last year. That information…

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…

Corinth School District Kicks Off Year With New Schedule

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth School District’s new year got off to a good start Monday under the new schedule, Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress said. “We had a great first day of school,” said Childress, adding that he visited each school. Students were in class, teachers…

Corinth Adopts Modified School Calendar

By Emma Crawford Kent For Corinth Today The Corinth School District will be operating on a slightly different schedule in the upcoming school year. The district has adopted a modified school calendar that will still require students to attend 180 days, but for quarters with three-week breaks between them. Students…

Corinth, Alcorn Kindergartners Improve on Literacy Test

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Kindergarten students in the Corinth and Alcorn school districts showed improvement on an early literacy test, results released Thursday show. The Corinth School District’s spring test score was 213 points higher than what it scored in the fall. The Alcorn School District’s score…

Corinth, Alcorn School Officials Happy With Third Grade Reading Test Results

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth and Alcorn County school officials say they are very pleased with their schools’ results on the statewide third grade reading test. Corinth Elementary “saw outstanding student performance,” said Superintendent Dr. Lee Childress. “We were extremely pleased with our students’ scores on the…

Student Detained After Allegedly Having Weapon on Campus

A Corinth High School student has been detained after it was reported Thursday morning that he allegedly had a weapon on campus and threatened another student, according to a news release. “He is 18, and he is a student,” Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance said around noon Thursday. “We are…

Corinth Superintendent Touts District’s Success at Dropout Summit

By Emma Crawford Kent  Daily Journal TUPELO – The CREATE Foundation’s 10th annual Dropout Prevention Summit honed in on possible solutions for schools with chronic absenteeism problems. Educators from across the region, including Corinth, gathered at the University of Mississippi Tupelo campus Wednesday morning for the event. Lee Childress, superintendent…