Activities

Recommendations for PreK-12 Arts Education

The mission of arts education in Mississippi is to ensure that students know and experience the uniqueness of the arts, understand themselves and their world by creating, expressing, and communicating meaning through the arts, and value the arts as humanity’s most essential and universal language transcending culture, time, and place. …

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Aerosol Study Offers Strategies for Conducting High School Performing Arts Programs

Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, NFHS Executive Director As state associations have been developing plans for a safe return to high school sports, the NFHS and other national organizations have been working overtime to preserve opportunities for millions of students in the performing arts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the …

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2020-21 Cheer-Dance Manual

cheeranddance manual 20-21   SPIRIT COACH’S MANUAL   This is an extension of the MHSAA Handbook   Please check the MHSAA Website for new 2020-21  Rules Revisions www.misshsaa.com                PHILOSOPHY   Interscholastic athletics/activities shall supplement the secondary curricular program and provide the students with …

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Aerosol Study Depicts Hopeful Outlook for Music Activities

Preliminary Results of Performing Arts Aerosol Study Depict Hopeful Outlook for Future Music Activities INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 16, 2020) — Initial results of an aerosol study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and more than 125 performing arts …

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Regional, State Marching Band Evaluations canceled for Fall 2020

July 15, 2020 Per a recommendation from the Mississippi Bandmasters Association, the MHSAA Executive Committee approved a proposal to cancel Regional Marching Band Evaluations and State Marching Band Evaluations for Fall 2020. Marching band performances before, during and after high school football games will continue to be permitted with approval …

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2020-21 NFHS Spirit Rules Considerations for COVID

2020-21 Spirit Considerations Note: This is not an exhaustive list and there might be additional steps in each community to help prevent the spread of virus. Even when taking all precautions, there will still be risk of transmitting illnesses. Everyone should stay vigilant about the health of members of their …

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NFHS Releases Guidelines for Return to High School Marching Band Activities

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Contact: James Weaver INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 9, 2020) —Similar to the guidance released last month for the nationwide reopening of high school athletics and activities, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has announced suggested procedures for a safe return to high school …

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New Policy Debate Quarterly Features 2020-21 Debate Topic of Criminal Justice Reform

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Contact: James Weaver INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 8, 2020) — The almost-century old publication for high school debaters has a new name. After 93 years as The Forensic Quarterly, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has re-titled the publication The Policy Debate Quarterly (PDQ) to more …

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COVID-19 and Musical Instrument Cleaning

The NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation recommend the following guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period. These guidelines are designed for use by music educators and educators may use these guidelines when teaching students and parents how to clean instruments. Sterilization vs. Disinfection There is …

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Music Publishers Agree to Allow Educational Use of Copyrighted Music

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: James Weaver INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 14, 2020) — Several prominent music publishers have temporarily allowed the use of their copyrighted music for educational purposes through an agreement with the NFHS and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). These guidelines are designed to allow high school …

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Chess In Your School workshop set at Ole Miss

The Educational Outreach Specialist at the Center for Mathematics and Science at The University of Mississippi will host a workshop (Feb. 19, 2020) titled Growing Chess in Your School. This is also a way for teachers to earn CEUs. For more information, please contact Chris Dicus at 662-915-6621 or cwdicus@olemiss.edu.

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Deadline approaching for Esports spring season

It’s no surprise esports is the fastest growing high school sport in the nation. Gaming is a passion for millions of students worldwide. It is also a fantastic way to reach students in a space they want to be, while rewarding positive behaviors and encouraging STEM-related skills. Schedule a Free …

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Esports tournament finals set for Wednesday

This Wednesday, we will crown two Fall Season Tournament Champions. The finals will be broadcast live. So, don’t miss a minute of the action. Here’s the schedule: Rocket League Final – 1/22/2020 at 4:00pm Ocean Springs High School vs. Pearl High School https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/mhsaa-ms/gamfc7b6e1768 League of Legends Final – 1/22/2020 at …

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