Armstrong Middle School students are back at school today after a Tuesday gas leak forced officials to evacuate the campus.
“Blatant disrespect” by students toward staff at Armstrong Middle School has prompted Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant to email parents that if the behavior continues, law enforcement will be called to remove students and even parents from campus.
Armstrong Middle School is now state mandated to improve its students with disabilities on English Language Arts.
Principal Julie Kennedy presented an improvement plan to the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday night, which unanimously approved it.
When four Armstrong Middle School students entered a contest in March that challenged them to develop an idea for a business, they immediately looked for a way to improve a problem in their own lives.
A social media post claiming a student had a gun at Armstrong Middle School caused “panic and confusion” on Thursday, but students and employees remained safe through the day, according to district officials.
On the first day of school Monday, students spent most of their time in the classroom — including breakfast and lunch.
The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District board of trustees voted on Tuesday evening to switch the principals at Armstrong Middle School and Overstreet School.
Laoneda Carpenter can remember her last conversation with her 12-year-old daughter, Mariah Isaacs.
The exchange was similar to one they had every weekday morning. She reminded Isaacs to let her poodle, Smoky, outside before leaving for school.
Armstrong Middle School is preparing to bring local ministers and grief counselors on campus Monday to help students begin to deal with the tragic loss of one of their classmates.
Soyeon Park is a 12-year-old who attends Armstrong Middle School in Starkville. In some respects, she is not unlike her classmates when it comes to spelling.