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Convocation builds excitement for new school year in Petal

PETAL, MS (WDAM) -

With the beginning of school only a week away Petal teachers, administrators, and staff returned from their summer vacations to finish preparations for the upcoming year.

To build excitement for the coming year they all gathered at the high school's Performing Arts Center for the annual convocation. Principals from each of the schools introduced their new teachers and staff. A special video presentation was shown with a special message from the high school Assistant Principal Eric Boney who is on active duty in Afghanistan. Several teachers were named Foundation Grant winners, each getting $750 for their programs.

The theme for this years convocation was "Mission Possible".

"We're going to share with our folks that the Mission Possible in the Petal School District is not a one-year deal. It's a birth to 17  to 18-year-old venture," said John Buchanan, Petal, Superintendent of Schools. "Our goal is to make sure we do the best we can in each and every year with them and remember it's not just one-year. It's a long process."

The school year starts on Wednesday, Aug, 8.

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