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)
Coffeeville has been recommended as one of 18 school districts in the state to be consolidated, according to a report by the Colorado-based consulting firm Augenblick, Palaich and Associates Inc. which was released on Monday.
Should Coffeeville decide to consolidate, the firm recommended it merge with Water Valley; the two schools are just over 10 miles apart. (April 21, 2010, Page 1)
Water Valley Superintendent Sammy Higdon told his school board he would be attending a statewide rally of school superintendents and education supporters in the capital city Tuesday. The WV School Board took up other issues, including the penalty for cursing at school. (March 24, 2010, Page 2A)
The Water Valley boys’ basketball team overcame a slow start to post a 60-52 win over North Pontotoc in the team’s final home game of the season Thursday night. Matt Dalton scored 15 points in the win, while adjustments made by coach John Sherman made a big difference down the stretch. (February 5, 2010, Page 8A)
WATER VALLEY — During Monday’s Water Valley School Board meeting, Lamar Burgess was elected board president and other promotions were also voted upon. In addition, the board approved the new brochures to be distributed for the superintendent search. (January 7, 2010, Page 5)