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District News

Welcome to Our New Website

Hello and welcome to our new website. Please take a look around! We ask for your patience as we continue to add content to the site.  If you have questions / comments, please contact the Webmaster (webmaster@tcsd.k12.ms.us).

Thank you!

New Technology Helpdesk Ticket Support System

We have recently implemented a new Technology Helpdesk Support System.  This will allow us to more efficiently manage the many technology support help requests we receive on a daily basis.  The system is fully automated and easy to use.  By submitting a help request here, the entire technology staff, and person submitting will receive email notifications with status updates reflecting the progress.  It will allow us to better track, manage, and complete these requests in a timely manner so none of you are forgotten.  


Click the Login link in top right corner and then select the "Sign in with Gmail" link.  You will then use your TCSD email address and password to sign-in

MS Science Museum Visits SES

Deb Waz from the Mississippi Science Museum in Jackson taught TAGS students about predator/prey animals and habitat.  She also brought live turtles and a baby alligator.

SES People of the Month for October

Congratulations to the Employee of the month: Lindsey Holt, Speech Pathologist; Student of the month: Danielle Bryan, kindergarten; Parent of the month: Emily Smith.

Tate County School District Unveils New Child Nutrition Website

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.We are pleased to annouce that a mobile app is avaliable on Android and Apple devices that will allow parents and students to interact with a digital application that will not only educate on nutrition but encourage a healthier lifestyle. To eliminate paper waste and to also encourage our district to Go Green, parents and students can sign up and have the menus emailed to them every month along with a monthly SuperKids Nutrition Newsletter. These are just a few steps that we are taking to continually improve the quality of the menus we offer to our students and raise the bar on the standards of our school meals. Click here to visit our new site. 



ETE September People of the Month

Congratulations to the Parent of the Month: Teresa Ramsey, Teacher of the Month: Drew Miller, Student of the Month: Emilee Clark

Scholastic Book Fair

East Tate Elementary will hold the Scholastic Book Fair in the library from November 2 to November 6.  All parents, students, and teachers are invited to shop between the hours of 8:00 and 2:30 each day. Special Events include Muffins with Mom (Nov. 3), Goodies with Grands (Nov. 4), and Donuts with Dad (Nov. 5).  You may also shop the online fair through November 17 by visiting the following address:


Please join us in promoting reading for life!

SES Student Council 2015-2016

Pictured above:  Student Council members for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students in grades 4 through 6 may participate in the student council.  President: Tommy McIver, Vice President: Talan Houston, Secretary: Brooklyn Pace, Treasurer, Briana Yount; Advisors: Lindsey Holt and Courtney Ricks

Mississippi River Kings Visit SES

RiverKings present "Sticks with Kids" outreach program for the TAGS students at Strayhorn Elementary.  All students  had a a great time learning and playing hockey with a couple of the team members and RiverThing.

SES November People of the Month

Congrats to Lou Brooks (Parent of the Month), Marley Coleman (Student of the Month), and Kelly Begrin (Teacher of the Month).  We think ya'll are pretty awesome! 

East Tate Student Council Food Drive

Thanks to the many who supported the Food Drive hosted by the EAST TATE Student Council. We raised 1,242 food items to be donated to HOPE Ministries. Congratulations to Mrs. Wells Kindergarten Class for raising the most with 279 items.

The Empty Chair

This chair is empty now.  They say that no one is irreplaceable, but in this case, I'm certain they are mistaken.  As we reflect on the life of our dear friend, Sandy Traywick, we see an office filled with laughter and craziness. Never a day went by that Sandy didn't crack a joke or say something sarcastic. She never met a stranger, and she had a way of talking to parents that made them feel like they were at home. Yes, SES will truly never be the same without her. Thanks for the wonderful memories! We all truly love you, Sandy!  The BEST MSIS Clerk and friend!   A Memorial Service for Sandy will be held in the Strayhorn Gym on Saturday, January 16th, starting at 11 AM.  Everyone is invited to attend. 

SES Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to the following 5th graders: Sydni Sanders (first place), Dylan York (second place), Shelby West (third place), and Logan Glaze (honorable mention).  Way to go! 



Congratulations to the following 6th graders: Anna Gordon (first place & overall winner), Mei Farmer (second place), Aubri Gilliland (third place), and Malcolm Oliver (honorable mention).  Way to go! 

SES Reading Fair

SES Book Fair is here!   

Monday, February 1st thru
Monday, February 8th

 Order online @ http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/strayhornelementaryschool1

January's People of the Month at SES

Congrats to Amy White, teacher of the month; Jonathan Skipper, student of the month; and Judith Marlar, parent of the month.  

Make Up Snow Day

Make up day for snow day is February 15, 2016 the original Presidents' Day that was scheduled to be out.

Jump Rope for Heart

Way to Go SES!  We raised over $4,300.00 for The American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart.  Liz Young with Jump Rope for Heart joined Melissa Raper, SES PE teacher, for the kick-off.  

SES People of the Month for February

Congrats to Delaise Towns, assistant librarian; Ashley Ross, 6th grader; and Stacy Johnson, bookkeeper.  We are so proud of their achievements! 

Dylan Bailey to Represent SES in NatGeo Bee


Congratulations to 6th grader Dylan Bailey for winning the NatGeo Bee at SES. He will go on to Jackson to represent the school in the NatGeo Bee at the state level.



SES Students Visit NYC






KK Dickerson, Kenna Lanier, and Anna Gordon are a few of the TAGS students that took a trip to New York City over spring break.  They stopped to smile for the camera in Central Park. 

SES Science Fair Winner

Amanda Scallions was the overall winner for the science fair at SES.  Congrats! 



SES Winners in Farm Bureau Coloring Contest

Djeyna Bah, Honorable Mention, grade 6.  Part of the overall Tate County Winners.


Cortnee Pinion, 4th Grade, 1st Place Winner and Brooklyn Swanson, 2nd Grade, 1st Place Winner.  Congrats to all of the SES Winners! 

MAP Information for Parents

Click here to read more about the Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP tests) and why it is valuable for students.

Tate County Schools will start Monday, August 8th. Open House at all schools Tuesday, Aug 2nd at 6PM.
To The High School Students and Parents of Coldwater
School Board Meeting Date Change to September 20th.

The monthly meeting of the Tate County School board has been moved from September 13th to September 20th. 

Proposed new school board policies.

BAAA-Mission Driven Decision Making

EBBABB-Prohibition Against Aiding and Abetting Sex Offenders in Obtaining Employment

IIAAA-Right to Opt-Out of State Required Student Assessments

2016 Dropout Prevention Plan (Proposed Revisions)
Public Comments for Proposed Board Policy for January Board Meeting
1970 Desegregation Order Report

Click here to see the full desegregation order report :  Judges Report Document

Judges Reports


Strayhorn Cheer Team 2017-2018 Announcement
Change in School Calendar

Click here to see the updated school calendar.

Tate County School District Report Card - MDE



Online Free and Reduced Meal Applications
2017 SPED Determination Report
Literacy Based Promotion Act Annual Report of Performance and Student Retention
Updated 2017-2018 Yearly Calendar

This is an updated calendar for the 2017-2018 school year that reflects changes necessary due to the January snow closures.

MDE Accountability Report for Tate County School District
Proposed new Board Policy
2017-2018 Parent Survey
Updated Tate County Handbook for 2018-2019

The Tate County School District has released the updated the Parent/Student Handbook.   It will always be available under the "For Parents" tab on the top banner of this website.  You can also click here to view it.

School Start Time Changes (Updated 7-19-2018)

Tate County Schools has been working throughout the summer to get ready for the upcoming school year.  As the semester progresses you will see improvements to our facilities and security in and around the buildings.  

One change that we need to make the public aware of is our starting and ending times for the schools.

East Tate, Independence High School
7:05 - Students Enter Building
7:30 - School Starts
2:59 - School Dismisses

Strayhorn High School
7:10 - Students Enter Building
7:30 - School Starts
2:59 - School Dismisses

Coldwater, Strayhorn Elementary 
7:10 - Students Enter Building
7:30 - School Starts
3:05 - School Dismisses

Registration at the schools ends on July 27, 2018.  Registration will re-open at the County Office in Coldwater on August 6, 2018 for everyone not previously registered at the schools.  Times for registration at the County Office will be posted on our website.  

Tate County Schools still has vacant teaching positions.  Please contact Ms. Alee Dixon for those interested.  She can be reached at 662-562-5861.


Daryl J Scoggin, Ed.D

Superintendent of Education
Tate County Schools

Updated Information Concerning Online Meal Payments

Online payments enabled!

2018-2019 School Calendar

The Tate County School District 2018-2019 Yearly Calendar

Superintendent's Notice of Campus Security Upgrades

Over the summer the District has contracted with security consultants to have evaluations done of all of our facilities.  Through these evaluations we have learned a great deal about making each one of our campuses more secure for our children.  We will be working over the next few months to put these recommendations in place.  Many changes you will be able to see.  Some may not be noticeable without careful inspection.  All of the changes will be aimed at making our facilities safer and more secure for your child.  In some of the cases there may be a slight inconvenience from the way things were done in the past.  We ask for your patience and consideration as we make this transition.  Our goal in Tate County is to provide a quality education in a safe and secure environment.


Daryl J Scoggin, Ed.D.

New State Report Card Tool
Literacy-Based Promotion Act Annual Report

Literacy-Based Promotion Act Annual Report of Performance and Student Retention

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