News & Announcements

Toyota Internship Graduation

Toyota Mississippi held a graduation ceremony for their Spring 2022 Creating Your Future Internship graduates on May 17th at the new Toyota Experience Center in Blue Springs.  Congratulations to PHS senior Kaden Tucker who was one of five high school students completing the 15-week internship program.
Kaden received his Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification from Itawamba Community College, as well as, experienced new hire orientation and gained manufacturing experience in various departments of Toyota Mississippi.

Base Camp Signing

On May 16th, Pontotoc High School hosted a signing day for students who were accepted into Base Camp Coding Academy in Water Valley.  Sean Ennis, Director of Base Camp Coding Academy. visited the school and signed and offered full scholarships to Jacobe Johnson and Angel Maldonado. These students will be working with real world technologies to learn the fundamentals of coding, app development, and the life and  leadership skills needed to be successful and competitive in the job market, as software developers.
Congratulations to these students!

Dual Enrollment Opportunities

May 13, 2022
A limited amount of dual enrollment scholarships are available, through ICC and NEMCC, for current 10th and 11th grade PHS students who meet dual enrollment requirements.  These independent study opportunities for college credit are provided through Toyota Wellspring/CREATE and cover the cost of one online college class per scholarship recipient for Fall 2022 in one of the following career interest fields:  Healthcare, STEM, and Hospitality and Tourism.

Job Genius Celebration

May 10, 2022
Coach Tipler's College and Career Readiness class celebrated their completion of the Job Genius series, which is provided to our students by Express Employment Professionals of Tupelo.

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4, 2022
Denise Jara and Jacobe Johnson thanked PHS teachers with breakfast goodies as part of their College and Career Readiness class community service project.

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2, 2022
FEA along with the 9th and 10th grade student body thanked teachers by providing a delicious snack mix station in the teachers' lounge.

Welcome to the Real World!

May 2, 2022
At different stations students learned about money management. They received assigned jobs, spent their income, registered their expenses, and updated the balances of their checkbooks. When participants ran out of money, they got a second—or third—job!

Through Welcome to the Real World! students learn: how spending influences quality of life, how education impacts income, and how budgeting—and planning—can increase available money.

Graduate Employment Fair: Prize Drawing Winners

April 29, 2022
Several PHS seniors won prize drawings at the Graduate Hiring Fair. We thank these organizations and the Pontotoc County Chamber/Main Street Association for providing these prize drawing opportunities for our seniors.

Graduate Employment Fair

April 29, 2022
The Pontotoc County Chamber/Main Street Association sponsored a Graduate Employment Fair for all seniors in the Pontotoc City and County Schools on April 28th at the Gateway Pavilion in Pontotoc.  Many businesses and industries were on hand to inform students about local jobs that are available to them for long term employment, summer employment, or employment while they attend college. Students had resumes in hand and were ready to approach potential employers and have conversations.

How to Tie a Tie

April 27, 2022
Wearing a tie may be called for in various events throughout life - job interviews, weddings, graduations, etc. Knowing how to tie a tie is definitely a life skill that students need to know. We thank Dr. Ensley Howell of the Pontotoc MSU Extension Office for coming to teach our College and Career Readiness students the skill of tying a tie, so they will be prepared for dressing their best for employment or social events. Students had a great time learning how to tie both Windsor and quick knots with Dr. Howell and their classmates.
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