Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
The Ohio Department of Education recently recognized 37 schools for sustaining high academic achievement, including Fairfield Elementary in Maumee.
The award is called the Schools Promise, and recognizes schools attaining solid student achievement in reading and math, while serving a significant number of economically-disadvantaged students.
"I was very excited. It was such good news for the staff," said principal Michele Eble. "I think this really shows that what we are doing, and the programs that we have in place, are all working for our students."
Third grade reading and math scores over a five-year span was also a determining factor when it came to winning the award.
"That's our concentration. We are always looking for ways to enhance reading instructions. You know, to bring in the other core areas, you know, science and social studies," said teacher Allison Swartzmiller.
"We use everyday math. That's our math program. They really dig into the program and check if it's weak," explained Eble.
Eble has been principal for two years, but says she cannot take all the credit for this great honor, crediting her predecessor, Joe Taylor.
"When I was the principal here, the award didn't exist. But, it doesn't surprise me, knowing how hardworking the staff is, and how supportive the community is, and we just have great kids," said Taylor.
School officials say they plan to keep the standards high.
"We're looking into IT Time. We're always analyzing data and we look closely at things, and if something's not working, we fix it," said Eble.