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East Tate Elementary swept the district Reading Fair with 4 1st place winners and 2 2nd place winners. Congratulations to these students: Mckenna Rainey, Division B 1st Place; Jamel Stephens, Division C, 2nd Place; Makayla Todd, Division D 1st Place; Drew Herod, 2nd Place Dvision E; Hannah and Hayleigh Hudsdon, Division J 1st Place; Clayton McMullen Division G 1st Place.Reading Fair Winners

Literacy-Based Promotion Act Annual Report

Literacy-Based Promotion Act Annual Report of Performance and Student Retention

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New State Report Card Tool
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If you have a 4th - 6th grader please read this article " A Voracious Vocabulary "

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If you have a K - 3rd grader please read this article "Books Kids Love"

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Updated Information Concerning Online Meal Payments

Online payments enabled!

Superintendent's Notice of Campus Security Upgrades

Over the summer the District has contracted with security consultants to have evaluations done of all of our facilities.  Through these evaluations we have learned a great deal about making each one of our campuses more secure for our children.  We will be working over the next few months to put these recommendations in place.  Many changes you will be able to see.  Some may not be noticeable without careful inspection.  All of the changes will be aimed at making our facilities safer and more secure for your child.  In some of the cases there may be a slight inconvenience from the way things were done in the past.  We ask for your patience and consideration as we make this transition.  Our goal in Tate County is to provide a quality education in a safe and secure environment.


Daryl J Scoggin, Ed.D.

School Start Time Changes (Updated 7-19-2018)

Tate County Schools has been working throughout the summer to get ready for the upcoming school year.  As the semester progresses you will see improvements to our facilities and security in and around the buildings.  

One change that we need to make the public aware of is our starting and ending times for the schools.

East Tate, Independence High School
7:05 - Students Enter Building
7:30 - School Starts
2:59 - School Dismisses

Strayhorn High School
7:10 - Students Enter Building
7:30 - School Starts
2:59 - School Dismisses

Coldwater, Strayhorn Elementary 
7:10 - Students Enter Building
7:30 - School Starts
3:05 - School Dismisses

Registration at the schools ends on July 27, 2018.  Registration will re-open at the County Office in Coldwater on August 6, 2018 for everyone not previously registered at the schools.  Times for registration at the County Office will be posted on our website.  

Tate County Schools still has vacant teaching positions.  Please contact Ms. Alee Dixon for those interested.  She can be reached at 662-562-5861.


Daryl J Scoggin, Ed.D

Superintendent of Education
Tate County Schools

Updated Tate County Handbook for 2018-2019

The Tate County School District has released the updated the Parent/Student Handbook.   It will always be available under the "For Parents" tab on the top banner of this website.  You can also click here to view it.

2018-2019 School Calendar

The Tate County School District 2018-2019 Yearly Calendar

2018-19 School Supply list K-8
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2017-2018 Parent Survey
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Proposed new Board Policy
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MDE Accountability Report for Tate County School District
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Updated 2017-2018 Yearly Calendar

This is an updated calendar for the 2017-2018 school year that reflects changes necessary due to the January snow closures.

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Monday, December 18th Will be a 60% Day

Monday, December the 18th will be a 60% day. Busses will dismiss at 11:40. Car riders may line up at 11:40 in the bus parking lot.

2017 SPED Determination Report
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Literacy Based Promotion Act Annual Report of Performance and Student Retention
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District Wide Title One Title One District

Tate County School District's Annual Title One Meeting August 24, 2017 6 PM @ District Office

East Tate Elementary K-8th Grade School Supply List
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Tate County School District Report Card - MDE



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Online Free and Reduced Meal Applications
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1970 Desegregation Order Report

Click here to see the full desegregation order report :  Judges Report Document

Judges Reports


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Public Comments for Proposed Board Policy for January Board Meeting
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Proposed new school board policies.

BAAA-Mission Driven Decision Making

EBBABB-Prohibition Against Aiding and Abetting Sex Offenders in Obtaining Employment

IIAAA-Right to Opt-Out of State Required Student Assessments

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Change in School Calendar

Click here to see the updated school calendar.

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2016 Dropout Prevention Plan (Proposed Revisions)
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School Board Meeting Date Change to September 20th.

The monthly meeting of the Tate County School board has been moved from September 13th to September 20th. 

To The High School Students and Parents of Coldwater
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Tate County Schools will start Monday, August 8th. Open House at all schools Tuesday, Aug 2nd at 6PM.
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ETE Parent Survey

2015-2016 Parent Survey


MAP Information for Parents

Click here to read more about the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP tests) and why it is valuable for students.

Make Up Snow Day

Make up day for snow day is February 15, 2016 the original Presidents' Day that was scheduled to be out.

East Tate Student Council Food Drive

Thanks to the many who supported the Food Drive hosted by the EAST TATE Student Council. We raised 1,242 food items to be donated to HOPE Ministries. Congratulations to Mrs. Wells Kindergarten Class for raising the most with 279 items.

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Scholastic Book Fair

East Tate Elementary will hold the Scholastic Book Fair in the library from November 2 to November 6.  All parents, students, and teachers are invited to shop between the hours of 8:00 and 2:30 each day. Special Events include Muffins with Mom (Nov. 3), Goodies with Grands (Nov. 4), and Donuts with Dad (Nov. 5).  You may also shop the online fair through November 17 by visiting the following address:


Please join us in promoting reading for life!

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Tate County School District Unveils New Child Nutrition Website

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.We are pleased to annouce that a mobile app is avaliable on Android and Apple devices that will allow parents and students to interact with a digital application that will not only educate on nutrition but encourage a healthier lifestyle. To eliminate paper waste and to also encourage our district to Go Green, parents and students can sign up and have the menus emailed to them every month along with a monthly SuperKids Nutrition Newsletter. These are just a few steps that we are taking to continually improve the quality of the menus we offer to our students and raise the bar on the standards of our school meals. Click here to visit our new site. 



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ETE September People of the Month

Congratulations to the Parent of the Month: Teresa Ramsey, Teacher of the Month: Drew Miller, Student of the Month: Emilee Clark

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Parent Needs Survey Links
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March PTO Meetings

This month there will be two PTO meetings due to the cancellation of February’s meeting.  The meetings will be held on March 2nd and March 23rd in the gym at 6:00 p.m.  The 5th grade presentation will take place on March 2nd.  The Jr. Beta Club induction will be held during the March 23rd meeting.  We hope you will consider attending these important meetings to help support your child's school.

9 Weeks Test Week

The following will be the testing schedule for March 2nd-March 6th:

Monday- 3rd-6th Language Arts Benchmark Test 

Tuesday- K-2nd Language Arts Test/3-6th S. Studies

Wednesday- K-2nd Social Studies/3rd-6th Math Benchmark Test
Thursday- K-2nd Math Test/3rd-6th Make-Up Math or Any Test
Friday- K-6th Science Test 

November People of the Month

Teacher--Contrise Dodson

Student--Destiny Littlefield

Staff--Amy Patrick

Parent--Eleanor Wallace

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Welcome to East Tate Elementary School

Welcome to East Tate Elementary School!

East Tate Elementary is a great place to grow and learn. I would like to thank you for letting us be a part of your child’s educational journey. Beginning in kindergarten and ending in sixth grade here at East Tate, my goal and commitment is to provide a safe environment along with a quality education for every student.

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East Tate Elementary August People of the Month

East Tate Elementary August  People of the Month

Teacher of the Month--Sandee Harris     

Staff of the Month--Tamika Pratcher

Student of the Month--Madelyn Ragsdale

Parent of the Month--Kristy Wilkerson

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New Technology Helpdesk Ticket Support System Generic School Image

We have recently implemented a new Technology Helpdesk Support System.  This will allow us to more efficiently manage the many technology support help requests we receive on a daily basis.  The system is fully automated and easy to use.  By submitting a help request here, the entire technology staff, and person submitting will receive email notifications with status updates reflecting the progress.  It will allow us to better track, manage, and complete these requests in a timely manner so none of you are forgotten.  


Click the Login link in top right corner and then select the "Sign in with Gmail" link.  You will then use your TCSD email address and password to sign-in

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Welcome to Our New Website

Hello and welcome to our new website. Please take a look around! We ask for your patience as we continue to add content to the site.  If you have questions / comments, please contact the Webmaster (webmaster@tcsd.k12.ms.us).

Thank you!

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