Pictured: Edwin M. Robinson, DPSD Superintendent and Tremain Johnson, President of the DPSD Board of Trustees.
Recently, Superintendent Edwin M. Robinson presented the Durant Public School District Board of Trustees with a certificate in appreciation of their guidance and insight in the development of the district’s 2015-2020 “The Dawn of a New Day” Strategic Plan. The plan outlines the district’s four goals including:
1) Increase Student Achievement
2) Increase Parent and Community Involvement
3) Ensure Safe and Orderly Schools
4) Maintain a Sound Financial Fund Balance
The plan also includes the district vision to become a “High Performing” school district and new district motto: Challenging ~ Performing ~ Succeeding.
“Stakeholders are starting to take notice that we have a student-centered focus,” said Superintendent Robinson. “Students are being heavily engaged around technology and innovation. We recently received 100 Chromebooks for student and teacher use and implemented Robotics into our after school program.” Superintendent Robinson states: “It is definitely the Dawn of a New Day and with the support of our fantastic school board, we will continue work as hard as possible to improve outcomes for our students.”
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Your child uses a software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which allows your child and you to access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, you and your child to share information about your child’s progress in Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math.
You can log in to Renaissance Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection and compatible browser. For a list of compatible browsers, type the following URL in any browser: http://support.renlearn.com/techb/techkb/10624292.asp
To log in to Renaissance Home Connect:
(or you can access it from the Durant Public School Homepage under the Renaissance Learning link)
- Username: (Your child will use the same username that they use at school)
- Password: (Your child will use the same password that they use at school)
If you’d like to receive e-mails showing your child’s quiz or test results, click the E-mail Setup link in Renaissance Home Connect and follow the directions. To be sure these emails reach your inbox add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book.
If you have questions about Renaissance Home Connect, please call your student’s school.
Dec. 14-Monday-Reading and Language (English)
Dec. 16-Wednesday-Social Studies
Study guides will be sent home Dec. 9, 2015.
Students will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2015.
All Box Tops should be turned in by October 9th!
Gefredia Nash, a Durant Public School Middle School science teacher, was selected as 2015 Teacher of the Year for Durant Public School District, by administrators and colleagues. She is currently lead teacher; and has worked for the district for twelve years. She is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University. She is currently pursuing a Specialist degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Delta State University. She is the proud mother of four children.