Lasherica Thornton, The Jackson Sun

Lasherica Thornton

The Jackson Sun

Jackson, TN, United States

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  • The Daily Herald

Recent articles by Lasherica:

JMCSS will spend $1.8 million on Union University building for cyber students

JMCSS voted to buy a $1.8 million Union University building for cyber students as the multi-million cyber hub remodel continues at Malesus. → Read More

West Carroll schools did remote learning 'as best as we can' with so many sick kids, staff

Using the state's remote learning waiver was a challenge for the same reason that in-person learning couldn’t happen in West Carroll schools. → Read More

Jan. 2022 boardroom bits: ethics, charter school committees appointed

The JMCSS board appointed its ethics and charter school committees, → Read More

Schools announce closures or virtual days to address illness during COVID-19 surge

This year, school districts are either using their stockpile days to close the district or requesting a remote learning waiver for classes or schools. → Read More

Schools announce Jan. 18 closures, delays after weekend weather

West Tennessee school districts announced Jan. 18 closures and delays . → Read More

New Madison creates environment that makes students excited to learn, to be Madison student

“While it is really hard to say goodbye, we’re all excited to have this new experience and be in the new building..." - Madison Academic senior → Read More

Schools announce Jan. 7 closures amid Thursday snowfall, predicted winter storm

School districts have been announcing Friday closures amid Thursday's snow and sleet that covered the region and a predicted winter storm → Read More

Schools announce Jan. 6 closures due to possibility of inclement weather

School districts are announcing closures for Thursday due to the possibility of inclement weather. This story will be updated. → Read More

Shop with a Cop shows kids, community that officers aren’t ‘just the uniform’

Humboldt's annual Shop with a Cop is many officers favorite day of the year, shows kids the human behind the uniform and helps families. → Read More

Dec. 2021 boardroom bits: JMCSS board makes grading policy uniform for schools

The JMCSS board approved policy changes for students' grades, a resolution on partisan school board elections and members for the DHA. → Read More

‘Remembering Councilman Harvey Buchanan:’ family, friends recall his devotion to others

Harvey Buchanan was remembered for all he was: the family man, deacon, hard worker, man of time, wise mentor and longest-serving city councilman. → Read More

One and 100: Joey Hassell, school district superintendent

Every day, Joey Hassell talks to the school nurse who works with the local health department and tracks and examines case numbers in the schools, community and region. → Read More

After $19,000 in less than two months, JMCSS stopped extra bus route stipend

After spending $19,000 $50 stipends, JMCSS is re-evaluating how to address the bus driver shortage and attendance. → Read More

100 dreams and 100 bikes for 100 Humboldt students. Why an org, local sponsor wanted to inspire, reward them

An organization and local sponsor wanted Humboldt's students to know the importance of thinking big, working hard, being kind and not making excuses. → Read More

JMCSS makes masks optional a month and half after mandate expired. What else is, isn't shared?

JMCSS communication on mask usage was more than a month after the mandate expired. → Read More

JMCSS super: most students won't misbehave or get semester-long suspensions in revised code of conduct

JMCSS superintendent Marlon King said the revised Code of Conduct won't apply to most kids and is using a month worth of data to back its effectiveness. → Read More

‘Every child deserves dignity:’ Arlington creating Dignity Closet with washer, dryer donation

“The better I dress, the better I feel. If I dress like a champion, I become a champion," Arlington's principal quoted about educating the whole child. → Read More

JMCSS board approves special committee in attempt to revive Education Foundation

Among news from the Nov. meeting, the JMCSS board approved the creation of an ad hoc committee that will try to revive the Education Foundation. → Read More

Pandemic paused plans for Lane to turn old Lincoln into community center, but the vision remains

The pandemic paused Lane's plans to use the old Lincoln as a community center, but the vision remains the same, according to the college's president. → Read More

JMCSS cyber students have used Union for in-person activities as Malesus remodel continues

JMCSS cyber students have attended in-person activities at Union University as the remodel for the cyberschool hub at Malesus continues. → Read More