SOCSD Back to School Open House Dates

Welcome to the 2015/2016 Starkville Oktibbeha School District school year! Open houses begin this week! Below you will find the details for each school’s open house. The first day of school for students is August 10.

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SOCSD Elementary Schools Open Houses

East Elementary School Open House
Friday, August 7
8 until 11:30 am; 1 until 4:30 pm

West Elementary School Open House
Friday, August 7
8 until 11:30 am; 1 until 4:30 pm

Sudduth Elementary School Open House
Friday, August 7
8 am until 4 pm

Ward Stewart Elementary School Open House
Thursday, August 6
8 until 11 am; 12:30 until 4 pm

Henderson Elementary School Open House
Friday, August 7
12 until 4 pm

Parents and students may drop off school supplies, visit classrooms, and meet teachers during Open House hours.  School PTO’s will also have school tshirts available for sale.


AMS Orientation, Parent Welcome,  Schedule Pick-up, and Residency Verification

8th Grade
Tuesday, August 4
12 pm -3:30pm
Hear from Mr. Bourne at 3:30 pm – Parent Welcome, Orientation, Expectations

7th Grade
Wednesday, August 5
12 pm -3:30pm
Hear from Mr. Bourne at 3:30 pm –  Parent Welcome, Orientation, Expectations

6th Grade
Thursday, August 6
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hear from Mr. Bourne at 6 pm  – Parent Welcome, Orientation, Expectations

Make-Up Day
Friday, August 7
7:30 am until 3:30 pm

*Students must provide two proofs of residency verification to pick up their schedule.

*REMINDER: Mississippi now requires a recent Tdap vaccination for all students entering the 7th grade.  Rising 7th graders must provide an updated immunization record.  This includes new students, current students and transfer students in both public and private schools.  For more information about the Tdap vaccine, click here.


SHS Schedule Pick-Up, Residency Verification, Locker Rentals and Parking Passes

Seniors and Juniors
Wednesday, August 5
9 am until 12 pm

Sophomores and Freshmen
Thursday, August 6
1 pm until 4 pm

New Student Orientation
Friday, August 7
9 am

Students must provide two proofs of residency verification to pick up their schedule.

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Upcoming Events
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  • SHS @ Provine September 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Homecoming 2017: Scrabble Day September 25, 2017 Monday – SCRABBLE DAY Pick your favorite letter. Then when you get to school, spell out a word with your friends. Everyone wears one letter. While students will be allowed to “dress-up” for spirit day themes, they must come to school dressed appropriately. Shorts, skirts and/or dresses must be an appropriate length as defined in…
  • Homecoming 2017: Twin Day! Twin Day! September 26, 2017 Tuesday – Twin Day! Twin Day! Because twins have more fun! Wear the same outfit as a friend and be twins for the day! While students will be allowed to “dress-up” for spirit day themes, they must come to school dressed appropriately. Shorts, skirts and/or dresses must be an appropriate length as defined in the…
  • Homecoming 2017: Homecoming Parade & Pep Rally September 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally September 26 6 pm *Best viewing for parade will be along Main Street between Jackson Street and Washington Street. **Join us for a community-wide pep rally on the lawn of the Greensboro Center immediately following the parade.  
  • Homecoming 2017: Out of This World Space Jam Day September 27, 2017 Wednesday – Out Of This World Space Jam Day Wear SPACE-related clothing or dress like an alien! While students will be allowed to “dress-up” for spirit day themes, they must come to school dressed appropriately. Shorts, skirts and/or dresses must be an appropriate length as defined in the student handbook. No tank tops or other…
  • Homecoming 2017: Where Dreams Come True Day September 28, 2017 Thursday – Where Dreams Come True – Disney Day Students in grades K-8 may choose their favorite Disney park or character for inspiration. Freshmen: Magic Kingdom Sophomores: Epcot Juniors: Animal Kingdom Seniors: Hollywood Studios While students will be allowed to “dress-up” for spirit day themes, they must come to school dressed appropriately. Shorts, skirts and/or…
  • Homecoming 2017: Black & Gold Day September 29, 2017 Friday – Black and Gold Day Dress like the ultimate Yellow Jacket fan! While students will be allowed to “dress-up” for spirit day themes, they must come to school dressed appropriately. Shorts, skirts and/or dresses must be an appropriate length as defined in the student handbook. No tank tops or other shirts that do not…
  • Homecoming 2017: SHS vs NW Rankin; White Out September 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Homecoming Game vs Northwest Rankin September 29 7 pm *Homecoming Queen & Court presented during halftime *White Out Game
  • Fall Break October 5, 2017