Engaging Excellence at Home with Our Jacket Family; New Parent Engagement Series Announced

Engaging Excellence at Home with Our Jacket Family; New Parent Engagement Series Announced

The Starkville Oktibbeha School is launching a new parent engagement series, Engaging Excellence at Home with our Jacket Family.  

Our students and families are invited to discover and experience excellence through learning, reading, cooking and growing together with our Jacket family. 

The District will kick off this parent engagement series with a virtual keynote from Dr. Bill Daggett, founding partner of the International Center for Leadership in Education, on April 26 at 6 pm.

Save the dates below and make plans to join us for all three upcoming events! 

Learn with Your Jacket Family
April 26
6 until 7 pm

Join us online or in-person to hear from Dr. Bill Daggett about how schools and families can not only survive but thrive socially and emotionally as we continue to respond to and recover from a pandemic. 

Preparing Students for Their Future—NOT our Past

The COVID pandemic alongside the drive for social justice have consumed education leaders, teachers, students, and communities nationwide. Couple that with the accelerating impact of advancing technologies and the changing values and aspirations of young people and you will find is a tipping point in both the need for, and opportunity to address, meaningful change in and around the U.S. education system.

Dr. Daggett will lay out how the nation’s most rapidly improving schools have created a culture that is first, supportive of change and second, able to make the necessary fundamental shifts in how instruction is organized and delivered and how learners are assessed.

In - Person Viewing Location TBA 
Online Viewing TBA 

GrOW with Your Jacket Family: Cooking Night
May 18
6 until 8 pm

Gather your family in the kitchen to enjoy at a delicious, nutritious meal at home that you prepare together! Join us from your home at www.facebook.com/StarkvilleSD for this live family cooking demonstration lead by

Vicki Leach, chef and lecturer with Mississippi State University's Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion.

With a menu of family favorites including crispy baked chicken, strawberry shortcake, and homemade Ranch dressing, we're planning a delicious evening that brings everyone to the table. 

Shopping list for ingredients to be provided.

To register, please complete the form below:

Register here to GrOW with Your Jacket Family Cooking Night!

GrOW classroom is funded with generous support from Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Mississippi. 

Read with Your Jacket Family: Sudduth Elementary School Virtual Library
May 20
12 until 1 pm

Sudduth Elementary School loves books, and they are sharing them with families in our greater school community through the virtual library!

With video books and read alouds, there are dozens of titles to choose from on the site. You can even learn to be a word collector. The site is FREE and open to all students and families in our greater school community.

Join us in-person at Sudduth Elementary School or online as we explore the virtual library at Sudduth Elementary School with Librarian Leslie Hunt and Library Asst. Miranda Townsend.

Online viewing information TBA 

Coming Soon!

GrOW with Your Jacket Family: Container Gardening

Health with Your Jacket Family: What Parents & Students Should Know about Vaping