Latest Meridian School District Stories

2008-08-04 09:00:50

By Ida Brown, The Meridian Star, Miss. Aug. 4--You might say that newly appointed Meridian Public School District Superintendent Charlie T. Kent Jr. was destined to move to Meridian. Before applying for the superintendent's position, Kent had considered Meridian as a place where he and his wife, Mable, would retire. "I had requested the retirement package that the city of Meridian sends out. I saw it in an AARP or other magazine as one of the places to retire," he said. "I was looking...

2008-07-30 09:00:42

By Ida Brown, The Meridian Star, Miss. Jul. 30--Browsing on the Internet is as common as talking on the telephone for most young people these days. However, not all have access to a computer. "I use the Internet a lot to do research for school," said Deidre Fears, a recent Meridian High School graduate who will begin studies in neonatal nursing at Meridian Community College this fall. Unfortunately, Fears does not have a computer at home. However, thanks to a recent $25,000 donation to...

2008-07-01 09:00:56

By Jennifer Jacob, The Meridian Star, Miss. Jul. 1--Ever since the Meridian Public School District announced that it will be opening a new ninth grade building at Meridian High School for the 2009-2010 school year, many people have been wondering the same thing. With ninth grade currently being taught at two different junior high schools, which one of them is going to close? The answer, and one that many will not be surprised by, is that Kate Griffin Junior High School, in which eighth...

2007-02-02 15:00:52

By Bill Roberts, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Feb. 2--The fire that gutted Middleton High School on Thursday brought back memories to Bev Bradford. She was principal at Meridian Middle School when its main building burned during Memorial Day weekend in 1989. "I lost all my memorabilia of my career to that point," said Bradford, now retired from Meridian School District. School officials ended Meridian Middle's year immediately and concentrated on trying to open the school for fall,...

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