The Columbus Falcon

A Columbus Municipal School District Publication

Back To School!

Welcome back, Falcon Family! School is back in session and we are all excited to get to work! It’s time to celebrate students, highlight our staff and faculty, support each other and be the best Falcons we can be. Together we fly!

Meet Mr. Dennis Dupree

The CMSD Board of Trustees appointed former Falcon administrator Mr. Dennis Dupree as Interim Superintendent. Dupree is a veteran educator with nearly four decades of successful work experience in the public school system. He served more than a decade with CMSD, holding roles as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. Dupree is a servant leader and a humble man who loves working with children. He has always had a heart for children and has worked tirelessly throughout his career to see that the students he serves are exposed, enriched, and receive all they deserve. In 2019, Dupree retired from Clarksdale Municipal School District after serving 12 years as superintendent. He returns to CMSD during a critical time. Our district looks forward to Mr. Dupree’s experience and expertise while the Board of Trustees continues its search for a permanent superintendent. Welcome aboard, Mr. Dupree!

Early Dismissal Aug. 24

Our first early dismissal will be Wednesday, Aug. 24. All elementary schools and Columbus Middle School will release early. Elementary schools will release at 1:30 p.m. and CMS at 2:30 p.m. CHS, McKellar, and Union Success Academy will release at their regularly scheduled times. The early dismissal days for this semester will be Aug. 24, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, and Nov. 16.

Meet The Falcons

Thank you to our Falcon Family for coming out Friday night and supporting our students. Get ready for a great year, Falcons. Our students, coaches, and sponsors are ready for a great year. Come out and support your Falcons! Falcon strong all year long!

Parent Literacy Meeting

During September, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will host nine regional literacy meetings across the state for families of students in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

The Columbus Municipal School District will host a literacy meeting on Sept. 22 at Central Office at 6 p.m. Parents in the Columbus and Lowndes County area, please come out to the MDE event to learn about the Literacy-Based Promotion Act and receive at-home tips and strategies to help your child improve their reading capabilities.

We will see you at central office, 2630 McArthur Dr. Reading is leading!

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Falcon Athletic Schedule

Falcon Shop is open!

Come get the latest Falcon gear! Check out our Falcon store and be sure to place your orders by the end of the day on Sept. 6. The online store is officially live. All proceeds support our student activities, so be sure to place your orders! Check out the link below to show your support!

Falcon Friday Night Lights

For entry, the gates on Warpath Road and McCrary Road will be open for gameday traffic.

Near the end of the 4th quarter, gameday traffic may exit through the gates on Warpath Road, McCrary Road, and Hemlock Street. Incoming traffic may only enter through the McCrary Road gate.