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Collage of MS Writers

Elementary Students

The Rankin County School District is excited to announce that this year we will be hosting a writing competition for all students in grades K-12. Students will be asked to submit pieces of writing in up to three categories. Here is a guideline for collecting and submitting student work:

  1. Share information with teachers and students about the competition.

  2. Students will submit pieces of work in the following writing categories:

  • Fictional Short Story

  • Personal Narrative

  • Argument

  1. Each elementary school will choose and submit ONE winner in the following categories. One winner will be selected per category and grade band. 

  • K-1 Fictional Short Story

  • K-1 Personal Narrative

  • K-1 Argument

 

  • 2-3 Fictional Short Story

  • 2-3 Personal Narrative

  • 2-3 Argument

 

  • 4-5 Fictional Short Story

  • 4-5 Personal Narrative 

  • 4-5 Argument

 

  • 6 Fictional Short Story

  • 6 Personal Narrative

  • 6 Argument

  1. Please choose a contact person for your school to submit the final pieces of writing to Mary Margaret Tuttle at mtuttle@rcsd.ms 

  2. Final entries must be submitted for each school by Friday, March 11, 2022

  3. Entries must be submitted via email ONLY. We are not accepting paper this year. 

  4. The MAAP rubric will be used as a guideline to score the final pieces of work.

  5. Please include the student’s name, grade, category, and teacher’s name on the writing piece.

  6. Certificates, checks, and medals for winners will be dropped off with principals the week of April 11. 

  7. We ask that principals video themselves giving students their medals or take a picture that can be posted on RCSD social media outlets.

Middle / High Students

The Rankin County School District is excited to announce that this year we will be hosting a writing competition for all students in grades K-12. Students will be asked to submit pieces of writing in up to three categories. Here is a guideline for collecting and submitting student work:

  1. Share information with teachers and students about the competition.

  2. Students will submit pieces of work in the following writing categories:

  • Fictional Short Story

  • Personal Narrative

  • Argument 

  1. Each middle school will choose and submit ONE winner in the following categories. One winner will be selected per category and grade band. 

  • 6-8 Fictional Short Story

  • 6-8 Personal Narrative

  • 6-8 Argument

  1. Each high school will choose and submit a winner in the following categories. One winner will be selected per category and grade band.

  • 9-12 Fictional Short Story

  • 9-12 Personal Narrative

  • 9-12 Argument 

  1. Please choose a contact person for your school to submit the final pieces of writing to Jana Comer at jana.comer@rcsd.ms.

  2. Final entries must be submitted for each school by Friday, March 11, 2022.

  3. Entries must be submitted via email ONLY. We are not accepting paper this year. 

  4. The MAAP rubric will be used as a guideline to score the final pieces of work.

  5. Please include the student’s name, grade, category, and teacher’s name on the writing piece. 

  6. Certificates, checks, and medals for winners will be dropped off with principals the week of April 11, 2022.

  7.  We ask that principals video themselves giving students their medals or take a picture that can be posted on RCSD social media outlets.