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No fraud found in Vicksburg Warren School District’s loss of S&P bond rating

The Vicksburg Warren School District recently lost its Standard and Poor (S&P) A+ bond rating, but according to the district and the CPA firm conducting ... Read more

22 mins ago by Anna Guizerix.

Academy of Innovation welcoming Vicksburg-Warren County students to new building

Construction has been underway for two years for Vicksburg Warren School District’s new Academy of Innovation.  The facility is now completed, and the doors will ... Read more

1 day ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Warren County schools planning to follow state guidelines regarding Delta variant

The clock is ticking — the start of a new school year is fast approaching, and schools in Warren County are preparing for the return of staff ... Read more

4 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Vicksburg Warren School District admits summer school supplies delivery delay caused confusion

A delay in the delivery of classroom supplies for summer school programs in the Vicksburg Warren School District led to public outcry and confusion last ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Vicksburg Warren School District saves families over $9 million in college tuition while increasing graduation rate

In 2013, the Vicksburg Warren School District was graduating a significantly low percentage of its students. Since then, each year the graduation rate has risen ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Olivia Mars.

Loss of District of Innovation status will not impact funding, Vicksburg Warren School District says

The Vicksburg Warren School District recently lost its “District of Innovation” status, but according to VWSD Director of Communications Christi Kilroy, the impact of the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Mission Acceleration: Program helping Vicksburg children to excel in reading searching for college volunteers

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many students began to fall behind in school as they left the classroom to stay safe by learning at home. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Olivia Mars.

Back-to-School Stop-the-Violence Rally to be held July 30 in Vicksburg

Brothers of Kappa Epsilon Sigma, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is hosting its Back-to-School Stop-the-Violence Rally on July 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Olivia Mars.

Warren County organizations address Mississippi Children’s Foundation Blueprint

The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi has produced a plan to improve scores across the state after it ranked last in the 2021 Annie E. Casey ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Olivia Mars.

Unity in the Community: Young Executives to host Back to School Drive and Job Fair on July 24

The Young Executives will be hosting its 5th Back to School Drive and Job Fair on Saturday, July 24 at 5 p.m. The event will ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Olivia Mars.

ERDC Alumni Association awards five scholarships

Five recent high-school graduates were awarded scholarships last week from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Alumni Association.   With a motto of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Sleeping child left on Vicksburg-Warren School District school bus

A 6-year-old child who fell asleep on the way to summer programs at Sherman Avenue Elementary School woke up Wednesday morning to discover herself alone ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

‘We are not raising taxes’: Vicksburg-Warren School District says local school taxes will not be raised this year

Following community pushback due to the language of a recent display advertisement, the Vicksburg Warren School District board of trustees used their Thursday budgetary hearing ... Read more

1 month ago by Anna Guizerix.

Vicksburg Warren School District reports cyberattack

Computer systems in the Vicksburg Warren School District were recently the target of a security threat, according to a letter sent to parents on Friday. ... Read more

2 months ago by Anna Guizerix.

Kangana Patel named valedictorian for River City Early College class of 2021

Kangana Patel was hoping to be in the top five of her graduating class. She reached her goal, with a little extra room to spare. ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Logan Young named valedictorian for St. Aloysius class of 2021

The only goal set was to do her best, and in doing so, Logan Young was named the valedictorian for the 2021 class at St. ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Ferris Andrews named WCHS valedictorian

As an 11th grader, one of Ferris Andrews’s instructors told her she had a shot at becoming the valedictorian of her class. Therefore she set ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Photo Gallery: Warren Central High School Graduation 2021

Warren Central High School graduated approximately 250 students on May 27 at 6 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Congratulations to the class of 2021! Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Photo Gallery: River City Early College Graduation 2021

River City Early College graduated approximately 60 students on May 26 at 6 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Congratulations to the class of 2021! Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Photo Gallery: Vicksburg High School Graduation 2021

Vicksburg High School graduated 185 students on May 28 at 6 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Congratulations to the 2021 graduates of Vicksburg High ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Outlook: United Way hosts bookmark contest

Second-grade students from local elementary schools had the opportunity to compete in a bookmark contest that was in conjunction with the LEARN (Leaders Encouraging Advancements ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Vicksburg High School names Cor’Deja Wells as Valedictorian

Cor’Deja Wells knew it at the beginning of high school: she was going to work hard and earn the top spot in her graduating class. ... Read more

2 months ago by Anna Guizerix.

Battle of the Brains awards $10,000 to Warren County students in final round

Monday night, the Battle of the Brains concluded when students from Beechwood and Warren Central Intermediate battled it out with each other in the first ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Battle of the Brains announces semifinal winners

V105.5 Radio hosted an academic competition Saturday at the Vicksburg Commons, formerly The Outlet Mall. Three divisions competed for a chance to come back Monday ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Outlook: 2021 STAR students honored

School settings across the country were altered this year due to COVID-19. Some students were relegated to remote learning, while others, who attended in-person classes, ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Porters Chapel Academy names Brianna Poole as Valedictorian

After finishing up sixth grade, Brianna Poole set a goal. She aimed her sights on becoming the valedictorian for Porters Chapel Academy’s class of 2021, ... Read more

2 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

International Paper Vicksburg Mill Sponsors Redwood Earth Day Drawing Contest

Redwood Elementary students in grades K-6 had the opportunity to demonstrate their artistic abilities while celebrating Earth Day – a day focused on promoting clean ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Photo: VCS Early Learning Center dedication

Sherry Scott, namesake of the building housing the Vicksburg Catholic School Sisters of Mercy Early Learning Center, describes her experience as a student at St. ... Read more

2 months ago by John Surratt.

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