True Blue Podcast
True Blue Podcast Episode 9 featuring the 2022 MHSAA 6A State Champion MHS Lady Wildcats

True Blue Podcast Episode 9 featuring the 2022 MHSAA 6A State Champion MHS Lady Wildcats

April 26, 2022

Members of the 2022 MHSAA 6A State Champion MHS Lady Wildcat Basketball Team are our guests on the latest edition of the True Blue Podcast. We sat down with Head Coach Deneshia Faulkner and players Debreasha Powe, Kayli Hite, and Taleah Anderson to talk about winning the 2022 MHSAA 6A State Title, team chemistry, and more.

The Meridian Lady Wildcats Basketball Team accomplished something no other Lady Wildcat basketball team had done before. Led by senior Debreasha Powe, the Lady Wildcats basketball team won its first state championship in school history by defeating Harrison Central 49-43 in the MHSAA 6A Girls Basketball Finals in Jackson, MS on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

True Blue Podcast Episode 8

True Blue Podcast Episode 8

February 24, 2022

Episode 8 of the True Blue Podcast features some big news regarding MPSD’s graduation rate, a look at some schools, teachers, and students who are excelling in the classroom. We also sat down for a conversation with Theresa Chisolm, the 2022 MPSD Administrator of the Year. Make sure to tune in to find out about some ongoing and upcoming dates you will not want to miss! Plus, the Lady Wildcat Basketball Team faces Gulfport in the 3rd Round of the MHSAA Girls’ Basketball Playoffs.

True Blue Podcast - February 15, 2022

True Blue Podcast - February 15, 2022

February 15, 2022

In this installment of the True Blue Podcast, we talk to 2021 MPSD Teacher of the Year Stacey Miller. Our conversation covered topics such as:

  • What was your first thought when your name was called?
  • How long have you been teaching in MPSD?
  • What inspired you to get into education?
  • What advice would you give new or first-year teachers?
  • What is your favorite part of your job?

We also talk to Tracy Scott, MPSD District Arts and Pre-K Coordinator, about Pre-K Pre-Registration which is taking place right now. You can find out more information regarding the Pre-K Pre-Registration at www.mpsdk12.net/prek.

True Blue Podcast - All about the Third Grade MAAP Assessment featuring Kim Bailey

True Blue Podcast - All about the Third Grade MAAP Assessment featuring Kim Bailey

January 21, 2022

The True Blue Podcast makes a return for 2022. In our first episode, we feature MPSD Academic Coach Kim Bailey, who talks about what Third Grade parents can do to help prepare their students for the Third Grade MAAP Assessment. Make sure to listen, subscribe, and tell your friends about the True Blue podcast!

True Blue Update Episode 5

True Blue Update Episode 5

April 12, 2021

Episode 5 of the True Blue Podcast is here! In this episode learn more about the following:

  • 2021-2022 MPSD Academic Calendar
  • 2021-2022 Online Kindergarten Registration for students New to MPSD
  • 2021-2022 Pre-K Registration Pre-Screening
  • April 14, 2021, Drive-Thru FAFSA Event for MHS Seniors
  • April 28-29. 2021, At the MCC Workforce Development Center on April 28 for Elementary and April 29 for Secondary. This is a collaboration between the Meridian Public School District and Weems.
  • Star Student and Star Teacher named at MHS
  • Athletic Update
True Blue Update Episode 4 featuring MPSD Athletic Director Dr. Cheyenne Trussell

True Blue Update Episode 4 featuring MPSD Athletic Director Dr. Cheyenne Trussell

March 12, 2021

We sat down and talked with MPSD Athletic Director Dr. Cheyenne Trussell for the fourth episode of the True Blue Update. During our conversation, we talked about all things related to Wildcat Athletics. 

 

True Blue Podcast Episode 3 - Pre-K Screening and Kindergarten Registration

True Blue Podcast Episode 3 - Pre-K Screening and Kindergarten Registration

March 3, 2021

Pre-K Screening and Kindergarten Registration are in full swing as we sit down with LaVonda Germany, Elementary Curriculum Director for Meridian Public School District, to talk about the process for both during the third edition of the True Blue Podcast. Some topics discussed are: 

  • When is Pre-K Screening taking place? 
  • What should parents know about that?
  • How does that process work?
  • When is Kindergarten Registration Taking place?
  • How do parents register?
  • What are some things students will learn in Kindergarten?

Parents can sign their child up for Pre-K Screening until March 5, 2021, at www.mpsdk12.net/prekscreening. Parents may sign register their children for kindergarten until March 12, 2021, for the 2021-22 school year at www.mpsdk12.net/register4k21

True Blue Podcast Episode 2

True Blue Podcast Episode 2

February 24, 2021

The second episode of the True Blue Podcast features a conversation between Meridian Public School District Superintendent Dr. Amy Carter and Mr. Rob Smith, Director of Ross Collins Career and Technical Center. During their conversation, they discuss the values of having students leave high school with not only a diploma but a skill or trade as well. Ross Collins Career and Technical Center has 13 programs that cover many career pathways that students can explore.

True Blue Podcast Episode 1

True Blue Podcast Episode 1

February 9, 2021

The first edition of the True Blue Podcast features MPSD Community Engagement Specialist Deidre Bland and Meridian High School College and Counselor Tiffanie Roberts as they discuss things that MHS Seniors should be doing as they prepare for college and graduation. 

Topics discussed are:

  • Gear Up and MHS Drive-Thru FAFSA Day on February 24 at the Tommy Dulaney Center
  • FASFA
  • Where can students go to find information about scholarships? 
  • How important are standardized tests?
  • Any upcoming prep courses at MHS, community, or suggestions for assistance to prepare for these exams?
  • What should our senior students be doing right now? 
  • What should a parent of a senior student be doing right now?
  • MTAG
  • GearUp
True Blue Podcast Teaser

True Blue Podcast Teaser

February 5, 2021

We are excited to announce the Meridian Public School District True Blue Podcast! Launching the podcast is a continuation of our efforts to make sure all of our stakeholders are aware of the great things that are taking place in the Meridian Public School District! Topics discussed on the podcast will vary from informational in format to highlighting upcoming events and initiatives taking place in the district. Our first podcast is premiering soon, and we hope you will download it and subscribe to our feed, so you don’t miss upcoming editions of the True Blue Podcast!

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