It’s that time of the year again. All three local high schools — Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley — are gearing up for graduation. Check out our special Graduation 2011 section to find out who will be getting their diploma. (May 20, 2011, Page 1G)
Less than a year after being hired, Water Valley School District Superintendent Deborah Moran announced her resignation from the position.
Moran, who replaced Sammy Higdon last June, cited family health issues as the reason she was stepping down. She announced her plans earlier this week. She will officially step down June 30. (March 10, 2011, Page 1)
BLOG: Deborah Moran will be stepping down as Water Valley’s superintendent effective June 30. (more…) (March 9, 2011)
A Water Valley High School graduate was killed late early Sunday morning when his vehicle ran off the road for unknown reasons.
Jeremy Michael Barber, 19, was pronounced dead by Yalobusha County coroner Ronnie Stark just after midnight Sunday on Highway 32 East.
Barber suffered massive trauma during the one-vehicle wreck. It was unknown this morning what caused Barber to lose control of his vehicle. (November 15, 2010, Page 2A)
Local schools, Lafayette County, Oxford and Water Valley school districts are well above the state percentage of passing scores in most testing areas. But all three districts along with all other districts in the state continue to struggle with reading scores. Statewide results were released today. Oxford Superintendent said that “There is always room for improvement.” (August 20, 2010, Page 1A)
On July 1 Deborah Moran “hit the ground running” when she took over the job of superintendent for the Water Valley School District. Lamar Burgess, President of the Water Valley School Board is pleased with the district’s newest addition. Moran’s enthusiasm and mission for the upcoming school year will make a difference for all “staff and administrators.” (July 20, 2010, Page 1B)
Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley high schools will graduate their Classes of 2010 this week. In honor of the special accomplishments of each school’s graduates, The EAGLE’s annual graduation section shares the awards and scholarships of each class.
A CONVERSATION WITH — Kainen Gilley graduates tonight at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum as part of the Water Valley High School Class of 2010. He transferred to WVHS as a seventh-grader from the Mississippi School for the Blind in Jackson, and has since developed a deep affection for Water Valley schools, and for the teachers, administrators and fellow students who have supported him. He will next spend several months at an independent living facility in Tupelo.
WATER VALLEY — After months of searching and interviewing, the Water Valley School District finally found a successor for Superintendent Sammy Higdon. On Monday, Deborah Moran officially accepted the school district’s offer to lead the school district into the future. She comes to Water Valley from the Hancock County School District. (May 11, 2010, Page 1)
WATER VALLEY — The Water Valley School Board has accepted a new credit recovery policy in an effort to keep students on pace to ultimately graduate. (April 26, 2010, Page 3A)