Starkville Back to School Dates, School Supply Lists, Sales Tax Holiday, Administrative changes and more

Date(s) - 07/25/2013-08/07/2013
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Hard to believe it is time to think about the start of the next school year!

Open House Dates

Monday, August 5
Ward Stewart Elementary – 4:30 until 6 pm

Tuesday, August 6
Sudduth Elementary – 8 am until 4 pm
Henderson Elementary – 9 am until 3:30 pm
Armstrong Middle School – 8:00 am until 4 pm
Starkville High School – 8 am until 4 pm

SHS Schedule Pick-Up
Seniors – Thursday, July 25; 10:00am-12:00pm
Juniors – Thursday, July 25; 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Sophomores – Friday, July 26; 10:00am – 12:00pm
Freshmen – Friday, July 26; 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Can’t make your scheduled time?
Make-up Day – Monday, July 29; 11:00am-1:00pm

First Day of School
Wednesday, August 7

School Starts:
Sudduth – 7:40 am
Henderson Ward Stewart – 7:40 am
Armstrong Middle School – 8:15 am
Starkville High School – 8:15 am
*Morning drop-off begins 40 minutes prior to the start of the school day.

School Dismissal:
Sudduth – 2:55 pm
Henderson Ward Stewart – 2:55 pm
Armstrong Middle School – 3:30 pm
Starkville High School – 3:30 pm


Shopping for back-to-school clothes and shoes? Don’t forget about Mississippi’s sales tax holiday weekend on July 26-27

The Starkville School District’s dress code policy allows parents to
purchase school clothing for their children at the retailer of their choice.
Shirts and pants are available in several colors and a variety of styles at
multiple retailers, both locally and across the state, for parents who want
to take advantage of the tax free weekend. Shirts, blouses, cardigans,
turtlenecks, and sweater vests are offered in white, black, grey, and
yellow/gold. Pants, including denim, along with skirts, skorts, shorts,
capris and jumper dresses are available in khaki or black.

Students and parents may select appropriate footwear, outerwear, and
accessories of their choice for school.

For complete details on sale tax holiday, go to .

To view SSD’s dress code policy as outlined in the 2013-14 student handbook,
go to .


Don’t forget your school supplies! Get SSD’s school supply list here:


Looking for an award winning preschool where your child can thrive? Check
out Emerson Family School!

Emerson offers a preschool with a strong curriculum, hands-on learning
opportunities, and innovative classroom technology:

*Take a tour of Emerson
*Visit our classrooms equipped with SmartBoard technology
*Meet our outstanding teachers
*Learn about our Pre-K curriculum and our Fresh Start gardening program

Registration for 3 and 4 year old preschool at Emerson Family School is
going on now! To learn more or to schedule a tour, contact Tiffany Fennell
at 662.324.4155.


SSD offers bus transportation for each school beginning in August

SSD will offer bus transportation for each school beginning in August. The
bus schedule will allow students to ride the bus with their peers, and it
will also reduce travel time on the bus. SSD is excited to offer what we
believe will be a safer, more efficient transportation system for our
students. Look for more details including bus stop locations, pick up
times, and route schedules within the next week.


SSD announces administrative changes for 2013-14 school year


Public hearing set on school consolidation

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Commission on School Structure will hold a public
hearing on Thursday, August 22, at 6 pm at the Greensboro Center to receive
input on consolidation including the possibility of merging parts of the
county schools with districts other than Starkville.

You can email questions and comments to .

To learn more, go to .