Monday, August 5 2013 5:21 AM EDT2013-08-05 09:21:41 GMT
(WMC-TV) - For many of you, Monday is the first day for your kids to be back in school and it can be easy to forget a few things as you rush to get them out the door. Action News 5 is hoping to make itMore >>
For many of you, Monday is the first day for your kids to be back in school and it can be easy to forget a few things as you rush to get them out the door.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Thousands of Shelby County students are heading back to the classroom this morning. It is the very first day that the unified school district will open as one entity with both Shelby County Schools and former Memphis City Schools' students and teachers.
Shelby County Schools leaders have been working for months in an effort to make the transition into a unified school system run smoothly, but they say there are still challenges ahead.
"The journey's been long and not without hiccups, fittingly we're
dealing with hiccups right now," said SCS Superintendent Dorsey Hopson.
One of the biggest changes students will notice is in the classroom.
At least 30 SCS employees were laid off Friday, with half of them being teachers.
The district also boosted security with Memphis police and Shelby County deputies assigned to every middle school and high school.
A big concern for many is school bus transportation. Routes were changed for some of the districts' 470 school buses, even after students were registered.
For parents with bus route question, there is a hot line you can call to get those questions answered. That number is (901) 321-2280.
We know that some stress comes along with the first day of school, so we at Action News 5 are working to make it a little bit more fun for parents as well as students.
All morning long, we will be sharing photos of your favorite AN5 anchors and reporters from their "back to school" days.
And don't forget ... as your student heads out the door this morning, take a back to school photo and send it to us! Looking back in 10 years, you will be glad you took it! And we may just feature it in one of our newscasts this evening. Send your kids' back to school photos to email@example.com.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:08:09 GMT
(WMC) - WMC Action News 5 has uncovered disturbing new details of the allegations behind the rape charge against a Mid-South millionaire businessman. WMC Action News 5's Nick Kenney took the new informationMore >>
Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:52:07 GMT
The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Every day, hundreds of Mississippians get their cars inspected to make sure they are in proper driving condition. Also every day, hundreds of others don't. The state's vehicle inspection law is now coming under closer scrutiny, with critics saying it's not necessary and unenforceable.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:36:56 GMT
It was a sad morning in Gulfport as a community helped a family say goodbye to five year old Janaya Thompson. More >>
It was a sad morning in Gulfport as a community helped a family say goodbye to five year old Janaya Thompson. Her memorial service got underway just after 11 Tuesday morning at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Gulfport. People who knew Janaya stood up and shared stories of the little girl who had touched their lives. "Naya" could light up a room and make people smile.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:04:40 GMT
Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber spoke out Monday on the sudden resignation of JPD Chief Lindsey Horton. The mayor praised former Chief Horton's work over the past year and his help with the administrative transition. ButMore >>
Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber praised former Police Chief Lindsey Horton's work over the past year and his help with the administrative transition. But refuted rumors that Horton was forced out or asked to leave.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:29:26 GMT
The man arrested for the brutal murder of 67-year-old Ruth Helen Harrion went before a judge on Tuesday and was denied bond. 29-year-old Alonzo Stewart is charged with capital murder. Authorities sayMore >>
29-year-old Alonzo Stewart is charged with capital murder. Authorities say he lived a few houses away from Harrion in the Bel-Air Subdivision in Northwest Jackson.