Magnolia Middle School

Vision Statement: Our vision is to ensure all students are provided the educational opportunity to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally regardless of their background, ethnicity, or socio-economical level.

Magnolia's Core Beliefs:

  • We value the partnership which exists between school, parents, and community and the role it plays in realizing our vision.
  • Learning should be a collaborative effort.
  • Action is an essential element in all learning.
  • Education should focus on how to develop each student into a prominent member of society.

4630 Magnolia Street
Moss Point, MS 39563
Phone: (228) 475-1429
Fax: (228) 475-2684

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Magnolia Middle School celebrates UNITY and PURPOSE

Written by Nani Jones. Posted in Magnolia Middle School


Teachers and students of Magnolia Middle School were entertained and taught the seven principles of Kwanzaa in the first annual Kwanzaa program held at the school.  The history of Kwanzaa was presented along with speeches, group dances, and songs. 

Kwanzaa, which means “first fruits” in Swahili, is a weeklong interfaith, cultural holiday created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, a professor and chairman of black studies at California State University in Long Beach, Calif.  According to the official Kwanzaa website, Karenga created Kwanzaa because he wanted to give black Americans the opportunity to celebrate their own history and culture rather than only celebrating existing mainstream holidays.

The program was held on Thursday, December 11, 2014.  Black Americans around the world celebrate Kwanzaa from December 26 to January 1.  On each of the seven days of Kwanzaa, a candle is lit and one of its seven principles is meditated on.

The seven principles and their meanings are:

- Umoja — unity.

- Kujichaguila — self-­determination.

- Ujima — collective work and responsibility.

- Ujamaa — cooperative economics.

- Nia — purpose.

- Kuumba — creativity.

- Imani — faith.

Special thanks to Mr. Cooper, Ms. Bradshaw, Mrs. Dumas, Ms. Mogusu, student participates, and A.C.T. club members.  The program was a great success and a celebration of family, culture, and community.