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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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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

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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2017 SPED Determination Report
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Literacy Based Promotion Act Annual Report of Performance and Student Retention
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Tate County School District Report Card - MDE



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Strayhorn Cheer Team 2017-2018 Announcement
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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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SES Winners in Farm Bureau Coloring Contest

Djeyna Bah, Honorable Mention, grade 6.  Part of the overall Tate County Winners.


Cortnee Pinion, 4th Grade, 1st Place Winner and Brooklyn Swanson, 2nd Grade, 1st Place Winner.  Congrats to all of the SES Winners! 

SES Science Fair Winner

Amanda Scallions was the overall winner for the science fair at SES.  Congrats! 

MAP Information for Parents

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

SES Students Visit NYC






KK Dickerson, Kenna Lanier, and Anna Gordon are a few of the TAGS students that took a trip to New York City over spring break.  They stopped to smile for the camera in Central Park. 

Dylan Bailey to Represent SES in NatGeo Bee


Congratulations to 6th grader Dylan Bailey for winning the NatGeo Bee at SES. He will go on to Jackson to represent the school in the NatGeo Bee at the state level.




SES People of the Month for February

Congrats to Delaise Towns, assistant librarian; Ashley Ross, 6th grader; and Stacy Johnson, bookkeeper.  We are so proud of their achievements! 

Jump Rope for Heart

Way to Go SES!  We raised over $4,300.00 for The American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart.  Liz Young with Jump Rope for Heart joined Melissa Raper, SES PE teacher, for the kick-off.  

January's People of the Month at SES

Congrats to Amy White, teacher of the month; Jonathan Skipper, student of the month; and Judith Marlar, parent of the month.  

Make Up Snow Day

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

SES Reading Fair

SES Book Fair is here!   

Monday, February 1st thru
Monday, February 8th

 Order online @ http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/strayhornelementaryschool1

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The Empty Chair

This chair is empty now.  They say that no one is irreplaceable, but in this case, I'm certain they are mistaken.  As we reflect on the life of our dear friend, Sandy Traywick, we see an office filled with laughter and craziness. Never a day went by that Sandy didn't crack a joke or say something sarcastic. She never met a stranger, and she had a way of talking to parents that made them feel like they were at home. Yes, SES will truly never be the same without her. Thanks for the wonderful memories! We all truly love you, Sandy!  The BEST MSIS Clerk and friend!   A Memorial Service for Sandy will be held in the Strayhorn Gym on Saturday, January 16th, starting at 11 AM.  Everyone is invited to attend. 

SES Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to the following 5th graders: Sydni Sanders (first place), Dylan York (second place), Shelby West (third place), and Logan Glaze (honorable mention).  Way to go! 



Congratulations to the following 6th graders: Anna Gordon (first place & overall winner), Mei Farmer (second place), Aubri Gilliland (third place), and Malcolm Oliver (honorable mention).  Way to go! 

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SES November People of the Month

Congrats to Lou Brooks (Parent of the Month), Marley Coleman (Student of the Month), and Kelly Begrin (Teacher of the Month).  We think ya'll are pretty awesome! 

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Mississippi River Kings Visit SES

RiverKings present "Sticks with Kids" outreach program for the TAGS students at Strayhorn Elementary.  All students  had a a great time learning and playing hockey with a couple of the team members and RiverThing.

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SES Student Council 2015-2016

Pictured above:  Student Council members for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students in grades 4 through 6 may participate in the student council.  President: Tommy McIver, Vice President: Talan Houston, Secretary: Brooklyn Pace, Treasurer, Briana Yount; Advisors: Lindsey Holt and Courtney Ricks

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SES People of the Month for October

Congratulations to the Employee of the month: Lindsey Holt, Speech Pathologist; Student of the month: Danielle Bryan, kindergarten; Parent of the month: Emily Smith.

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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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MS Science Museum Visits SES

Deb Waz from the Mississippi Science Museum in Jackson taught TAGS students about predator/prey animals and habitat.  She also brought live turtles and a baby alligator.

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March "People of the Month"

People of the month for March:

Students of the month:

K...Jakya Thompson
1...Braylen Rhodes
2...Taylor Shingler
3...Bailey Lamb
4...Briana Yount
5...Austin Dye
6....Becca Blaine



Teacher of the Month: Daphene Cobb 
Parent of the Month:   Bubba Busby 
Staff Member of the Month: Bonnie Bishop

SES to Hold Book Fair

Don't miss the SES Book Fair! Monday is "Muffins with Mom"; Tuesday is "Donuts with Dad"; and Thursday is "Goodies with Grand"! The Book Fair is open from 7 AM til 4 PM...February 2nd through 6th and February 9th. Our goal is $15K in sales. Last year we were one of the top selling book fairs in the entire Southeastern US! Let's repeat that this year!

SES Teacher of the Year

Congrats to Lisa Parker, 4th Grade teacher at SES.  Mrs. Parker graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She then began teaching at Strayhorn Elementary School as a teacher in first grade. After two years, she moved to her current position in fourth grade teaching math and science. Mrs. Parker is currently enrolled in the graduate program at the University of Mississippi and will graduate this summer with a Master of Education Degree in Elementary Education.

November's "People of the Month at SES"

Parent of the Month, Silena Carlisle; Teacher Assistant of the Month, Linda Hicks; Teacher of the Month, Morgan Yelverton. We appreciate these ladies at SES!

November's "Students of the Month at SES"


Baylie Sanders, Laura Leigh Hartsfield, Emily Johnson, Anna Ashe, Morgan Ellis, Jackson Smith, and not pictured, Jackson Rickels.  Congrats to these awesome students! 

Drug Free Squad takes on service learning project

The 5th and 6th grade Drug Free Squad from Strayhorn Elementary School participated in a service learning project. They collected cat and dog food and other items for the Tate County Animal Shelter. The squad traveled to the shelter and delivered the food in person. They were also invited by the Tate County Sheriffs Department and the Justice Court Department to tour their facilities. Thank you to Mrs. Judy Black for coordinating this outing.

The members of the squad are as follows from left to right. Front Row: Larry Fairlee,  Taylor Sexton, Byron Jackson, Emma George, Jayda Armstrong, Elias Lopez, Ana Lopez. Back Row: Ms.Melissa Raper, Clay Tyler, Jennifer Zuniga, Djeyna Bah, Ali Freeman, Lori Luker, Dylan Flippo, Axel Valadez, and Mr. Lavon Payne

October's People of the Month

Colton Ledford, Lynda Marlar, Diamani Readus, Ethan Willard, Anna Gordon, Lillian Fussell, Jose Rosiles

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People of the Month for September

Audrea Williams, Parent of the Month; Sandy Traywick, Staff Member of the Month, Chance Boyd, Student of the Month, and Katrina Ricks, Teacher of the Month. Ya'll are awesome!  

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!

Are you ready?

Open House is August 4th from 6pm til 8pm.  School begins August 6th!  School supply lists are here on the SES website.  We will see you in a few weeks for Open House!  Enjoy the rest of your summer break! 

SES Welcomes Ole Miss Student Teachers!

We are so excited to have 6 student teachers from the University of Mississippi join us this school year! Kelsie Stallings, Emily Pinnow, Courtney Clay, Kayce Riva, Megan Foster, and Kelsie Skaggs. Welcome to SES!

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School Supply Lists

For your convenience, school supply lists are below: 

K-3 Supply List

4-6 Supply List

August "People of the Month"

Melissa Stanford, Assistant of the Month; Malcolm Oliver, Student of the Month; Korie Daniel, Educator of the Month; Lou Brooks, Parent of the Month. We are so proud of them!  You all make SES a great place! 

Welcome to SES

At SES we are committed to working together in a collaborative partnership with parents as well as community leaders to ensure that all of our students are successful.  We encourage you to look on our website regularly for updated events and to get involved at the school.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss something, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school at 662.562.8637.  I look forward to a great 2014-2015 school year! 

-Jim Bolen

Follow us on Twitter @StrayhornElem or @JNBolen

Open House

Open House is scheduled for August 5th from 1:00 to 7:00 PM.  This is a great opportunity for parents to meet their child's teacher and drop off school supplies.  We will see you there! 

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