Monday, February 10 2014 10:43 PM EST2014-02-11 03:43:53 GMT
(WMC-TV) - The meeting at Riverview Middle School in South Memphis Monday marks last in a series of public meetings concerning proposed school closures. Both Riverview Middle and the school right behindMore >>
The meeting at Riverview Middle School in South Memphis Monday marks last in a series of public meetings concerning proposed school closures.More >>
Monday, February 3 2014 11:22 PM EST2014-02-04 04:22:20 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A series of community meetings concerning proposed school closures continue Monday night. One of the meetings is being held at the only high school on the chopping block. The Monday meetingsMore >>
Open mic night during a proposed school closure meeting gave Northside High supporters an opportunity to give Shelby County School District officials an earful.More >>
(WMC-TV) - The plan to combine middle and high schools in the Shelby County School District raises concerns.
Many parents feel the age range would be inappropriate if not dangerous, but district leaders say just because students may be under the same roof does not mean they will be in the same school.
"The blood is on your hands, 'cause this ain't no joke out here," he said. "These students don't get along with other schools, they doing fine right here."
Parents and community members fear the proposed plan that would merge Riverview Middle School with nearby Carver High School, which would then house grades 6 through 12.
The same thing would happen at Booker T. Washington High if Vance Middle is closed as proposed.
"From a child, adolescent perspective, I understand the parents' concern. They don't want their middle school kids with the high school kids," said former principal Dr. Jada Meeks, who now works in education at the University of Memphis.
Meeks says limited research is somewhat inconclusive.
"It appears that it may be not necessarily best for kids, but it may be good for the districts," said Meeks.
School board chairman Kevin Woods believes in a solution for both.
"You could possibly have a format where the principal has two assistant principals. One responsible for middle school and one responsible for high school, and it's possible to have two schools in one building," said Woods.
What Woods described could limit the potential interaction between younger and older students.
Carver and BTW would become the district's only 6 through 12 schools, if the proposed closure plan goes through.
Friday, August 29 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:08:03 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:15:03 GMT
Jackson police have a man in custody in a deadly stabbing at a retirement home. It happened just after 4 on Friday morning at a retirement community on Briarwood Drive. Police say Charles Davis confessedMore >>
Police say Charles Davis confessed to killing his roommate and has been arrested.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:48:23 GMT
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short. The Rankin County School District says Northwest Rankin'sMore >>
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.