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Writing Competition

Elementary Students

Dear Elementary Teachers and Principals,

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 Cassie Weaver at cassie.weaver@rcsd.ms
  2. Final entries must be submitted for each school by Friday, March 5, 2021. 

  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 March 22-26. 

  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

Dear Middle and High School Teachers and Principals,

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 5, 2021. 

  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 March 22-26. 

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