There will be NO check-outs over the phone or email. You must turn in a checkout note before 10 am to the attendance office or have someone on your checkout list come sign you out.  ONLY the approved parent check-out form will be accepted. Pick one up from the attendance office or print one from the school website.


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    Jimmy Nelson Memorial Rotary Scholarship Contest

    The Madison Ridgeland Rotary Club is pleased to sponsor the Jimmy Nelson Memorial Rotary Scholarship contest.  This year, the M-R Rotary Club will award $5,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from the Madison-Ridgeland area.

    The M-R Rotary Club uses this scholarship to encourage students to look for opportunities to serve their community.  It also seeks to make them aware of the rewards that come from community service. The scholarships are awarded based on a short essay. The essays are judged by a panel of Rotarians who will not know the identity of the authors.  Any graduating senior who resides in Madison County and plans to continue their education are eligible for this scholarship.  It may be used toward any four-year, two-year, or vocational/technical college of the student's choice.


    1. The essay title is "The Importance of Being an Active Member in a Community Service Club."
    2. Essays should be no more than 750 words, typed, double-spaced and with page numbers on each page.
    3. A separatae cover page should include student's name, address, email address, phone number and name of school. It should also list personal community or volunteer activities within the last two years. A current resume may be substituted.
    4. Essays must be received no later than 5 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2024. Send submissions by email to lbruce@mspress.org.

    Three winners will be chosen: First Prize, $2,500; Second Prize, $1,500; Third Prize, $1,000. The winners will be invited to attend an upcoming M-R Rotary luncheon to present their essays to club members. 

    If you have questions, please contact your school principal or counselor or email Scholarship Chair Layne Bruce, lbruce@mspress.org.


    • American Legion Auxiliary Girls State application is currently open to current Junior girls. Girls State is looking for current Junior girls who have strong academic and leadership experience. They are also looking for well-rounded students who demonstrate good character, courage, cooperativeness, and physical fitness. Girls State will be held on the University of Mississippi’s campus in Oxford this summer, June 9-15th. For more information and how to apply, please visit their website: https://sites.google.com/view/alamississippigirlsstate/home. The application opens on Tuesday, February 20th.