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1 THE NEXT LEVEL

2  Our mission is to enhance the future of Mississippi by providing innovative learning experiences in a residential environment to meet individual needs of gifted and talented students and by providing quality educational leadership and aggressive outreach programs.

3  MSMS nationally ranked in the top  Improved student interest in science and mathematics throughout Mississippi  Better prepared Mississippi teachers in the areas of Mathematics and Science  Academically gifted and talented students being appropriately challenged in all schools throughout Mississippi  Counselors in MS schools providing individual and group counseling and innovative programs that lead to increased academic performance  Residential Life at MSMS viewed as a model for other similar schools (facilities as well as services)

4  Our mission is to enhance the future of Mississippi in the global society by providing innovative learning experiences and leadership development in a residential environment to meet individual needs of gifted and talented students and by providing quality educational leadership and aggressive outreach programs.

5  Areas of Distinction Biology Chemistry Physics Mathematics Engineering (Under development)

6  Engineering Curriculum Planning First meeting held Friday, April 3 rd Members  Mr. Jed Leggett: MSMS Physics Instructor  Mr. Dillon Allen: Professional Engineer, Entergy Nuclear  Dr. Jean Mohammadi-Aragh: Assistant Professor, MSU  Ms. Rachel McFalls: Graduate Research Assistant, MSU  Ms. Marni Kendricks: Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs, UM School of Engineering  Dr. Matthew Morrison: Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering, UM School of Engineering  Mr. James Seeley: Senior Lead Manufacturing Engineer, Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation  Ms. Jennifer Hellums Bennett: Engineering and Robotics Instructor, Calhoun County Career & Technology Center

7  Research Survey of Scientific Research Goal of increasing number of students participating in Research Program  Scheduling block  Expand summer research opportunities  Entrepreneurship Faculty member will be responsible for development of a course, workshop, and/or club

8  Personal and Leadership Development for students Coordinate programming between academic affairs and student affairs Counselors will lead a group to prepare a series of seminars that meet the developmental needs of juniors and seniors Calendar of activities planned for the entire school year

9  Develop additional teacher workshops for the summer in: Science Humanities (promoting more challenging learning experiences for gifted and talented students)  Could offer through distance learning if resources are available  Work with MDE to utilize MSMS faculty and facilities during the summer

10  Develop additional student workshops for the summer Consider increasing to 3 one-week camps. Work with local schools and businesses throughout the state to provide support for a certain number of students in their areas. Identify districts with no current MSMS students and work to get students from these areas at the camp.

11  Math Event similar to Traveling Science Carnival Small scale event held in March at Heritage Academy for grades 2-6. Implement Fall  Adopt a School Initiative-Fairview Elementary School  Distance Learning Considering partnership with Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) and their Mississippi Interactive Video Network. Design a course for gifted students in grades 7-9 Differential Calculus? Integral Calculus? Science course? Foreign Language?

12  MUW Master Plan  New Residential Facilities Two towers with a common lobby (Share staff) Conference Room for employees Game room for students Larger lobby area Hall Director Apartments  Card Readers For security, all MSMS buildings will be accessed by I.D. cards

13  Hooper Renovation Construct three-story addition behind original structure. Renovate original structure after completion of addition. All classes (with the exception of the arts and engineering) and administrative offices will be housed in Hooper Large lobby area for students Two lecture halls (50 seats) Internet Café (Eliminate computers and remodel Hooper Computer Lab) Faculty Lounge Academic Department Office suites Administrative Department Office suites with smaller conference rooms Large Executive Conference Room

14  Performing Arts Center Renovation seating capacity Design to accommodate musical and theatrical performances  Shackleford Maintain Visual Arts Studio House Computer Science and Computer Science classes Utilize space for building student projects for competitions Continue to utilize auditorium for a multi-purpose room Storage space for books, trophies, etc.

15  Upgrade and maintain facilities (TOP PRIORITY)  Faculty/Staff Leadership (Travel)  Professional Development (Travel)  Student Field Studies and Competitions (Travel)  Maintain cutting edge technology and equipment  Increase student enrollment

16  Flat Funding received for FY 2016 ($4,495,000)  Past few years: Spending $21,000 per student State Appropriation: $18,500 per student  Ideal for 270 students  State Appropriation of $5.5 million  Amount based on 70% paying $1000 R & B fee and $21,000/student  Admitting 115 to Class of Other funds will be utilized to offset some costs over the next two years. Cost-saving measures (utilities, phone, cable, food)

17  Continue to work with MDE to communicate needs.  Communicate student successes to home district administrators and legislators.  Parental assistance with communicating successes and needs to legislators  Alumni assistance with communicating impact of MSMS on their lives  All hands on board with identifying funding sources  Seek more business and industry support  Continue to build relationships with universities  OPEN HOUSE in Fall 2015

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