Editor's note: School news is a schedule of upcoming events, programs and other activities on area school and college campuses.
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Here's a look at upcoming programs and events at Meridian's city, county, private and faith-based schools:
• Northwest Middle 3 STAR Student T-shirt Day
• Northwest Cheer Clinic, from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Northwest Gym
• Poplar Springs Elementary Relay Recess. During physical education class, students will walk laps to honor staff members who are cancer survivors. Donations will benefit Lauderdale County Rely For Life.
• Carver Middle Beauty and Beau, 6 p.m., MHS Auditorium
• Meridian High School Softball Team BBQ Fundraiser, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Northeast Softball Park Complex. Plates are $7 each and will include ribs, cole slaw, baked beans, bread and cake. Delivery from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Northwest Middle 4 STAR Student Jean Day
• Northwest Middle 5 STAR Student Dress Down Day
• Northwest Middle Cheerleading Tryouts, 4 p.m., Northwest Gym Tryouts for Northwest students only.
• Oakland Heights Elementary Spring Dance for fourth and fifth grades, from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Admission, $5; proceeds benefit the student trip to Washington.
• Magnolia Middle Picture Day, Magnolia Auditorium
• West Hills Elementary MCT2 Parent Workshop
• Carver Middle School Spring Pictures
• Oakland Heights Elementary Fairbanks Scale Tour, 10 a.m. (Mrs. Turnage’s third grade class).
• Poplar Springs Elementary Gifted Gala, PSE Auditorium. A celebration of the work of ArtQuest and Explore students. Fifth graders will honor Community Leaders during this event.
• Ross Collins HOSA State Conference, Natchez. Seven Health Science Students from Ross Collins will compete in the state competition.
• Poplar Springs Elementary Scholastic Book Fair, PSE Library. Hard and soft bound books available for purchase; benefits PSE classroom libraries.
• Meridian High School Spring Band Concert, 6 p.m., MHS Auditorium
• T.J. Harris Elementary Awards Day, Lower Campus. Awards for the third nine weeks.
• Regional Science Fair, Mississippi State University, Starkville. Elementary students from across the district will compete.
• T.J. Harris Elementary Awards Day, Upper Campus. Awards for the third nine weeks.
• Poplar Springs Elementary PTA meeting and Panda-Monium (fifth grade choir) concert, 6 p.m., PSE Auditorium
• Oakland Heights Elementary (fifth graders) visits Jackson Zoo.