Family Centered Programs

Contact SOCSD Family Centered Programs

1504 Louisville Street
Starkville, MS 39759

Dr. Joan Butler, Director

Phone: 662.615.0043


Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Department of Family Centered Programs offer a variety of lifelong learning experiences designed to encourage and support strong, healthy families in Oktibbeha County. Strong, healthy families create a thriving community. Year-round comprehensive programs assist children, support parents, and empower families to focus on the importance of family, school, and community … working together.

The Department of Family Centered Programs was established in 1994 in an effort to strengthen families of the students served by the District. Since its inception, the Department  has successfully reached thousands of families with a special emphasis on at-risk families through numerous school-based and community-wide programs for all age-groups.  A strong emphasis is placed on using evidence-based practices and curricula in our programs and services. Programming is primarily funded through federal, state, local and private foundation grants. In addition, Family Centered Programs has established strong linkages with community organizations in order to provide the services needed by these families.

April is Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Month. Each year the community plan activities to increase the awareness of protecting our children from abuse and neglect.  “Maroon goes Blue” Is the T-Shirt theme for preventing child abuse/neglect in our community. The T-Shirt is to be worn EACH FRIDAY in April. 
 t-shirt order form   


Family & Community Programs

K-12 Program:


Family Center Calendars: click to download

January Calendar 2017

December Calendar 2016


October calendar 2016

September Calendar 2016

August Calendar 2016

Family Centered Newsletters:  click to download

January Newsletter 2017

December Newsletter 2016

November-Newsletter 2016

October Newsletter 2016

September Newsletter 2016


Family Centered Announcements: click to download

The Christmas Extravaganza 2016

Step Up for Kids 2016 Flyer Mississippi-1

Childbirth Classes Flyer- Feb-June- Oct-2017-1

Of course tomorrow is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat visited with Emerson Family Resource Center’s Story time Wednesday.
After 5 year old Evan Carter McClelland read “The Cat in the Hat”, children made a healthy snack with strawberries, bananas and marsh mellows representing Cat in the Hat.
The Wednesday evening community story time has gained popularity with the 5 year old reader. Parents are sharing the success of their children becoming more interested in books, identifying words and reading.
Beverly Hammlett and Amazing Grace (dog) will be the featured attraction and each child receives a free book about a dog.
Wednesday evening story time starts at 3:30 to 4:30 and is free to the public. Program is funded by MS Department of Protection Services. For additional information call 662-320-4607


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