College Signing day is a little bit like a college athlete's signing ceremony and a lot like the NFL draft. Qualifying seniors will publicly "sign" with their colleges of choice, and will also get a bunch of school supplies to help them continue their success in college, thanks to our amazing sponsors!
All seniors who are on track to graduate, have been accepted into college, plan to attend full time, and have earned some level of academic college scholarships will participate. The more scholarships a student earns the higher the student is 'drafted' and the more college supplies he or she receives!
CSD 2016 was Friday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m. at the PHS gym in Sandhill, Mississippi (30-45 minutes from Jackson). All parents, underclassmen, and teachers were invited, along with sponsors, community and state leaders, media, and others who care about education--in Sandhill, across Mississippi, or anywhere! Seniors signed with 8 different colleges and received $20,000 in donations and college supplies, along with a free car courtesy of Cannon Motors for one senior!
Because these students are amazing, and they deserve all the support we can give them!
Thanks for the baskets, Flowood Target!
Thanks, Kroger folks! (Grant's Ferry location)
Thanks for the lovely cards, Flowood Hallmark!
Thanks to the folks at BankFirst for becoming Lead Sponsors!
Alexis with our first Target registry donation! (Thanks to Leah Ivey)
Another mystery donation box (thanks to Norman and Suzanna Session)
TJ with our third donation from our Target registry
Many thanks to Jim and Donna Barksdale for becoming Lead Sponsors!
Ms. Thompson delivering our fourth registry package
Taylor brought donated supplies from Catering by George's
Thanks to Ed from Lazer Office and Gift Supply for bringing gifts!
Thanks to PECO Engineering for becoming one of our Lead Sponsors!
Shay was psyched to see our fifth registry gift come in! Thanks to Davis Aviation!
Lee with a new Target registry box (Send them one! www.tinyurl.com/pisgahregistry)
Katelyn brought a box full of donations from Farm Bureau!
Thanks to the Stone Source for the mystery donation!
Thanks to the C Spire Foundation for becoming a Lead Sponsor!
Payton with a stack of notebooks courtesy of the MS National Guard
Jack Torrence at Global Sector Services is a new Lead Sponsor! Thank you!
Spreading the word
Out looking for great sponsors!
Save the dates are in the mail
Sponsor packets are always available
Thanks to Ms. Galey's 4th graders for "adopting" Sky as your senior!
Thanks to Ms. Rogers' third grade class for 'adopting' Drew as your senior!
Thanks for the post-its, Hallett Group!
Thanks to Ms. Collins' class for 'adopting' Julie!
Thanks so much to Ms. Mahaffey's third graders for this awesome basket for one of our seniors!
Lee and his class
Thanks to Wal-Mart for letting us stake out for school supplies, and to all the generous shoppers who helped us!
Emily is psyched because whoever sent us these mini staplers fulfilled our stapler goal!
Supplies are still arriving!
Someone sent us a hilarious calendar for one of our seniors!
Wes visiting with "his" class (thanks Ms. Hammer!)
TJ with Ms. Lofton's class
Waiting to talk about CSD on Midday Mississippi
Keep the supplies coming, we are getting close!
All set on pencils!
Thanks to Century 21 Maselle (& Jessica Jackson) for the awesome registry gift! We needed calculators!
Shyanne helping send out sponsor thank yous and invitations--we hope you can attend!
Thanks to Ms. Cooper's class for 'adopting' Lindsey as your senior!
Ken helped open a box of supplies sent by Century 21 Maselle & Associates
AG modeling some awesome supplies that were donated by Ms Winn's 8th graders
Wow, what a great surprise!
Lots of academic supplies are coming in now--we need dorm items most now!
Collecting boxes and bags to contain all the supplies
Talking to the Mississippi Senate about College Signing Day!
Telling the Governor
MANY thanks to Principal Yates for being so supportive of College Signing Day!
Thanks to Heart of the South for helping find some of our senior gifts!
Thanks to Ms. Burrell's class for adopting Taylor!
Our top seniors at an ACT awards ceremony.
TJ with Ms. Smith's class
Thanks, State Farm!
Barnes and Noble dropped off some supplies!
Thanks to Sound & Communications for these awesome mugs!
Banners are ready!
We are immensely thankful to our 2016 sponsors, who helped to take CSD to new heights!
Please help us thank these generous sponsors by supporting their businesses in return.
Eagle Pipe and Supply
Southern Fusion and Supply
Elizabeth Simons & Mark Heising, Heising-Simons Foundation
Paul Moak Automotive
Kroger (at Grant's Ferry)
Mississippi Army National Guard
The Specialty Company
Pisgah Elementary Students and Families
Century 21 Maselle and Associates
Rankin County Rotary Club
Rankin County Chamber of Commerce
TJ & Holley's Hot Rod Shop, LLC
Barnes & Noble Colony Park
Sound and Communcations
Photography courtesy of Hometown Magazines
Videography courtesy of Rankin County School District