Northshore Elementary School is proud to serve approximately 730 K-6 students in the ever-growing population of the Northwest Rankin School Zone. The entire staff at Northshore strives each day to create a learning environment that is safe, nurturing, and academically challenging. We utilize every available resource to meet the individual learning styles of our students. We proudly became the first elementary school in the Rankin County School District two years ago to receive the Star rating. Each year our scores on State Tests continue to increase, proving that we live up to our school motto which states, "We can ALWAYS get Better". This motto is very visible in our rotunda and serves as a reminder for students, teachers, staff, and all who pass through our building that none of us are finished products, and we should continually strive to improve in all areas of our lives.
PETITION FOR LEGISLATURE TO FULLY FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION
Please help Rankin County School District gather signatures for the Better Schools Better Jobs initiative to go on the ballot November 2015. If this amendment passes this will require the Legislature to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Fund (MAEP). If RCSD had been fully funded from MAEP, RCSD would have received over $36 million additional money over the last four years.
This proposal offers our legislators a way to achieve full funding without raising taxes. It recommends they use at least 25 percent of new growth to the General Fund and put that money into MAEP until over a period of a few years, MAEP is where it should be. Then, the Legislature must continue K-12 funding at least at that level forever.
If you are a registered voter and would like to sign the petition, please visit your child's school. For more information contact your child's principal.
We are very proud of all of our students for their hard work in our new Achieve 3000 Reading Program. The following students have made us extremely proud recently with their great accomplishments:
Top left: Zakarie McDonald, a 3rd grader in Mrs. Tolley's room, who scored the highest number of points of all Northshore students the first week in Nov.
Top right: Garrett Stegall, a 3rd grader in Mrs. Frazier's room, who scored the highest number of points of all students in Mississippi last week.
Bottom: Noah Young, a 3rd grader in Mrs. Frazier's room, who scored the highest number of points in a single day in the entire United States!!!!
Noah Young was also the student with the highest number of points in all the United States for an entire week. Because of this amazing accomplishment he received a nice set of walkie-talkies and a special certificate from the National Headquarters of Achieve 3000 (KizBiz). He is pictured receiving his award from his teacher, Angie Frazier.
We are SO PROUD of these great 3rd grade readers!!!!!
TEACHER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to Alisha Galey for being selected Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Galey teaches language arts to all the 6th graders at Northshore. She is pictured above with her homeroom class.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Tab Harrell for being selected the 2013-14 "Teacher of the Year" for Northshore. Mrs. Harrell touches the lives of each and every student at Northshore and instills in them knowledge, appreciation, and love for all aspects of music. She works tirelessly to orchestrate meaningful and enjoyable programs for all grades to perform throughout the year. She is also the leader of our amazing Honor Choir which performs at many events during the year. We are very blessed to have Mrs. Harrell at Northshore.