Ms. Julie Heintz, social studies instructor here at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, recently received a classroom grant from Mississippi Professional Educators (MPE) Association. As a member of MPE, Ms. Heintz submitted an application to take advantage of the $40,000 MPE awards member teachers who wish to enhance instructional offerings or educational experiences for their students. Ms. Heintz intends to use her grant funding to support a project she initiated at MSMS entitled, “Some Gave All: Fallen Heroes-Mississippians in World War II.” This project encourages students to research and write a story on the life of a World War II solider. As their final project, students develop a website to honor their particular solider. Congratulations to Ms. Heintz for this recent honor and for continuing her work on this very worthy project!
Mr. Chuck Yarborough, also in the social students department here at MSMS, was recently inducted into the Mississippi Council for Social Students (MCSS) Educator Hall of Fame at their annual conference. MCSS emphasizes social studies as a key component in developing good citizenship in students and also provides professional development opportunities for social studies teachers across the state. The theme for this year’s conference was “Mississippi Moments: 200 Years of Social Studies Content and More.” Congratulations to Mr. Yarborough on this wonderful achievement!