The Kemper County School District recognized more than 500 students and 34 teachers for their performance in connect with the state assessment test last spring.  The program was held at Kemper County High School earlier this month.
The Kemper County School District recognized more than 500 students and 34 teachers for their performance in connect with the state assessment test last spring. The program was held at Kemper County High School earlier this month.
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The Kemper School District honored students throughout the school district earlier this month who scored proficient, advanced and growth levels on the Mississippi State Assessment tests last spring.

This was the second year for the program.

The event was held at Kemper County High School gymnasium, which was standing room only as parents, school administrators, and community/business leaders came out to show their support.

More than 500 students in grades 3-12 were recognized for their academic achievements. More than 900 awards were given.  Last year, 399 students were recognized and the overall number of awards received was 421.

Also, 34 teachers across the district were also honored for their roles in preparing their students in their tested subject areas.

Other District awards that were presented included:

-East Kemper Elementary School and West Kemper Elementary School for increasing their overall score on the 2018 Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) test

- A Leadership Award to Principal Tyresia Brown, East Kemper Elementary, for her role in helping her school increase their overall score

- Kemper County High School in recognition of outperforming the State Average on Acceleration and Graduation Rate

Tony Montgomery, director of operations for DACO LLC, was the keynote speaker and delivered a powerful message of encouragement for students to follow their dreams.

During his address, Montgomery also spoke about his personal academic journey, which he credited his elementary school teacher for challenging and converting his negative path to a positive outcome. Montgomery earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.

Superintendent of Education, Jackie Pollock, said the inaugural Celebrate Success Awards Night served dual purposes.  First, the event recognized student achievement and academic success for students who scored proficient, advanced and growth levels on state assessment tests.

Secondly, it motivated all students and teachers to thrive to reach the goals of the district. Superintendent Pollock said that it is important to highlight the success of Kemper County School District and she is looking forward to next year’s celebration to be even larger.