Let's Celebrate Math!

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NEW Math Nation

ALL Alabama students, teachers, and families have FREE access to Math Nation’s resources for 6th-8th grade math from the web, tablets, and smartphones 24 hours a day.
 Support: Helps students master math skills with individualized instruction from dynamic content videos led by “Study Experts” — and students can choose the Study Expert who best fits their learning style.
 Math Nation Resources: 1) Videos can be downloaded to view offline later when they may not have internet access; 2) personalized remediation tools; 3) digital practice tools; 4) homework help and virtual tutoring; 5) a professional learning community; 6) resources for teachers; and 7) family support videos.
 Access Alabama’s Math Nation Resources:  Home - Math Nation Alabama
Engaging Students
Engaging Students GraphicChoctaw County Schools offer many opportunities for students to become and remain engaged in learning at all levels.  Teachers provide research-based, student-focused instruction that has real-world applications and incorporates technology in order to be relevant to students.  CCS offers extracurricular activities, such as art club, cheerleading, FFA, FBLA, and a variety of sports, along with dual enrollment and ACCESS distance learning in order to provide a well-rounded education.  Come out to see what makes Choctaw County Schools great!

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!
Engaging Students Graphic

Having a child diagnosed with dyslexia can be a traumatic experience. While dyslexia can make reading more difficult, with the right instruction, almost all individuals with dyslexia can learn to read. Many people with dyslexia have gone on to accomplish great things. Among the many dyslexia success stories are Thomas Edison, Stephen Spielberg, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Charles Schwab.

Dyslexia is a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain. There is no cure for dyslexia and individuals with this condition must learn coping strategies. Research indicates that dyslexia has no relationship to intelligence. Individuals with dyslexia are neither more nor less intelligent than the general population. But some say the way individuals with dyslexia think can actually be an asset in achieving success. In public school settings where many teachers are not knowledgeable about this condition, students with dyslexia may be considered stupid or lazy. Parents who have children diagnosed with dyslexia should seek out reading instruction that is based upon a systematic and explicit understanding of language structure, including phonics. This reading instruction goes by many names, Structured Literacy, Orton- Gillingham, Simultaneous Multisensory, Explicit Phonics, and others (See IDA’s fact sheet Effective Reading Instruction).
Superintendent's Corner
Mrs. James has been involved in education in Choctaw County for the last 25 years. She left the 
CCBOE in 2015, to run the Choctaw County branch of Alabama Cooperative Extension System 
(ACES), a division of Auburn University. After retiring from Auburn University in December 
2021, Mrs. James chose to run for Superintendent. After a successful campaign Mrs. James
was sworn in as Superintendent of Education, Choctaw County School System on
January 3, 2023. Mrs. James has been recognized for her achievements in public education.
She has been named Teacher of the Week, Teacher of the Month, Teacher of the Year
and Principal of the Year. 
Mrs. James moved to Choctaw County in 1993. Prior to becoming an educator
Mrs. Jameswas an accountant. She is a graduate of Faulkner University with a
B.S. and she has a M.S. from Troy University. After moving to Choctaw County,
she completed multiple degrees in education at the University of West Alabama.  
Mrs. James began her educational journey as a special education teacher at
SCES. Next, she served as Principal until 2013. At that point she was selected
to head up the Special Education department for the Choctaw County School System.
In March 2014 Mrs. James was named as Interim Superintendent.  
She is married to Jimmy James and they live in Choctaw County. 
Important Links
How to Sign Up for Schoology
Getting Started on Schoology
Promoting Early Numeracy for K-3
Videos, Online Resources, and Daily Tips
Elementary link to Parent Tips
High School link to Parent Tips
Read At-Home Resources for Parents
Click on the link below to find resources and ideas for helping your child read at home.

Read At-Home Resources for Parents

 Alabama Dyslexia Resource Guide 2022
Please click the link below to learn more about the Alabama Literacy Act and what it means for Choctaw County Public Schools. 

Alabama Literacy Act