McLaurin Elementary School is committed to preparing students for the future by enabling them to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become productive and responsible citizens. This page is designed to provide parents and guardians with resources that they can access with their students at home to continue that vision. Please check back often as we continue building links to valuable resources throughout the school year!
Strong Readers = Strong Leaders
Mississippi is committed to improving literacy among all school children, particularly students in pre-kindergarten through the 3rd grade. Strong Readers = Strong Leaders incorporates Mississippi’s Literacy-Based Promotion Act requiring all 3rd graders to demonstrate they read well enough to be promoted to 4th grade. Parents, educators and community members are all encouraged to be involved in equipping students to be strong readers. Visit us often for the latest resources, activities and news about Mississippi’s literacy campaign. Starting in the 2018-19 school year, 3rd grade students must score at level 3 or higher on the reading portion of the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program (MAAP) English Language Arts test to qualify for promotion to 4th grade – a higher benchmark than in previous years.