Announcement for Parents or Guardians
We are pleased to inform you that AMITE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT will be implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2014-2015.
What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified above? Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students of AMITE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2014-2015 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application.
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at 601-657-8906, Food Services.
AMITE COUNTY ALUM DRAFTED BY THE OAKLAND RAIDERS
Gabe Jackson has landed in the NFL.
The Oakland Raiders drafted Mississippi State's All-American guard with the 81st overall pick in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft Friday.
"I always wanted to play in the NFL," said Jackson, who was projected to be drafted in Rounds 2 or 3. "All the work I did for a lot of years paid off."
At 6-foot-3, 336 pounds, Jackson should bring a steadying presence to the Raiders. He started all 52 of his career games at MSU, blossoming into a dependable anchor for the Bulldogs during his four years in Starkville.
"(The Raiders are getting a player who) won't get in any trouble or have any off-the-field issues," Jackson said. "I'll come to work every day."
The Liberty native and Amite County High graduate became the first offensive lineman to win the Conerly Trophy last year (the award is given annually to the top college football player in Mississippi). He also received the inaugural Kent Hull Trophy (best O-lineman in the state) after anchoring an MSU offensive line that ranked in the top half of the Southeastern Conference in sacks allowed.
"He's NFL-ready right now," NFLDraftScout and CBS Sports draft analyst Dan Brugler said Wednesday. "(He) should be able to contribute from Day 1 as a rookie."
Jackson is now the second Amite County High School player currently in the NFL alongside James Brown that is also an offensive lineman that plays for the Chicago Bears.