Communications
Katherine Nelson-Director of Communications

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DCS Communications Dept.

The DeSoto County School District's Communications Department gathers and provides accurate up-to-date information to employees, parents, the community and the media. The Communication Office oversees the creation of many of the system's publications and social media, plans special events and board recognitions, provides support to other departments and schools in their communication efforts, and directly serves the superintendent and school board in providing these services. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information and don't forget to follow us on twitter at @DCSeNews.

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District News


Lewisburg Middle School is the #1 ranked middle school in the state.
Report Card for DeSoto County Schools -- “A”

DeSoto County Schools is an A-ranked school district, according to the Mississippi Department of Education. Only nine districts in Mississippi have achieved this honor for the last four consecutive years.

Fri Oct 04 09:02 AM

SHS Teachers Angelia Roop and Jordan Williams learned how math resources could supplement what they are teaching in class.
Teachers Go To Class with Algebra Nation

Teachers from Northwest Mississippi attended an Algebra Nation workshop at DeSoto County Schools Central Services to learn how to use the program to assist students where they need it, when they need it.

Fri Oct 04 08:59 AM

Supt. Cory Uselton, Principal Carol Smith, and Executive Director of Elementary Education Amanda Samples
Smith Wins Statewide Recognition

Horn Lake Intermediate Principal Carol Smith was selected as Delta State University's 2018-2019 Mississippi Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's Outstanding Administrator Award recipient.

Fri Oct 04 08:56 AM

Local Cool Kid Gus Lafever is pictured with ABC News Anchor John Paul and his staff.
Anti-Bullying Club Promotes Message of Kindness

Two years ago, a 3rd grade student saw another student at DeSoto Central Elementary School being bullied on the playground. With the approval of his school principals, that student Andrew “Gus” Lafever launched an anti-bullying club at DeSoto Central Elementary School. In one week, he signed up more than 100 members.

Thu Oct 03 11:21 AM

CHES Principal Leslie Heyman, Assistant Principal Kristy Hale, and Rotarian Dr. Greg Evans joined students on the new basketball court.
A Slam Dunk for Center Hill Elementary School

When a school is a part of their community and a community is a part of the school, great things happen -- like the newly constructed “Becky Dearden Basketball Court” at Center Hill Elementary School.

Thu Oct 03 11:15 AM

  DeSoto County Schools conducts construction projects over the summer to upgrade and improve facilities, according to Jerry White, director of plant maintenance.
Growing, Growing, Growing…

DeSoto County Schools conducts construction projects over the summer to upgrade and improve facilities, according to Jerry White, director of plant maintenance. He gave a report to the Board of Education, reviewing the projects completed and the projects on the drawing board.

Thu Oct 03 11:12 AM

From left, Northwest Mississippi Community College President Dr. Michael Heindl, Realtor Corie Haynes, Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi President Tom Pittman, and Superintendent Cory Uselton.
Community Leaders Connect Public Education to DeSoto County’s Economic Development

“Ideas on Tap: The Future of Public Education,” a public forum presented by the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Phil Hardin Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, focused on the connection between public education and economic development.

Wed Oct 02 11:16 AM

 Supt. Cory Uselton, HMS Student Emma Kate Farris, and Executive Director of Academic Services Jerry Darnell.
HMS Student Receives National Recognition

Emma Kate Farris, a student at Hernando Middle School, received “The President’s Volunteer Service Award.” DeSoto County Schools’ Board of Education recognized this accomplishment.

Wed Oct 02 11:05 AM

Federal Programs employees, from left, Anna Brant, Jori Putts, and Carol Ingram
Parent Advisory Council’s Parent Celebration

Nearly 475 students wrote essays about why they believe they have “superior” parents for the bi-annual Parent Advisory Council Celebration.

Wed Oct 02 11:01 AM

Students enjoy Integrity Time at LPS.
What Time Is It? It’s Integrity Time at LPS

Individual student recognition is one small part of ABC Integrity Time, which is an ongoing program at Lewisburg Primary School.

Tue Oct 01 02:27 PM

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