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Principal's Message from Mrs. Milony Jenkins
Principal's Message from Mrs. Milony Jenkins
Greetings from Byhalia Elementary School….Where there is Brilliance in Every Student!! At BES, we celebrate the individuality of all students. We strive to challenge every student through rigorous, quality, creative instruction, and reflective practices. It is our duty to provide a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment for all students. It is our mission to meet each child where they are, in order to build a solid academic foundation and help foster the development of model citizens, eventually preparing them for success in the global community.

Mrs. Milony Jenkins,
BES Principal
October Teacher of the Month
October Teacher of the Month
Hannah Boyd is a first grade teacher at BES. She is in her second year of teaching. Ms. Boyd is
originally from Derby, Kansas and attended the University of Kansas where she studied
Psychology and Applied Behavioral Science. Ms. Boyd eagerly joined Teach for America
Mississippi and is grateful to have been given the opportunity to work at BES with her students
and their families. Some of the things Hannah loves are sparkles, cats, and smiles. She tries to
incorporate these into her classroom. When not at school, Ms. Boyd enjoys exploring Memphis,
learning, traveling, eating, watching her favorite shows including KU basketball, listening to
music, and hugging cats. Ms. Boyd has 6 nieces and nephews that inspire her to teach. Ms. Boyd
loves working with her first grade team. She is excited for all the growth happening this year.
Hannah’s favorite thing about teaching is watching her students grow and have fun while
learning. Ms. Boyd is honored to have received this award and grateful to all of her students,
families, faculty, and staff.
Teacher of the Year
Teacher of the Year

Ms. Tokela Smith is a native of Byhalia, MS. Here she completed her schooling and graduated as Byhalia High School's 2007 Senior Class Salutatorian. In 2011, she graduated from The University of Memphis with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. She continued her pursuit of higher education and attained a Masters of Education in Literacy from the University of Mississippi in 2014. Ms. Smith has taught kindergarten at Byhalia Elementary School for five years.

In addition to teaching, Ms. Smith serves as a mentor teacher and elementary cheer sponsor. Ms. Smith is an active member of MPE (Mississippi Professional Educators) and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is an active member of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church where she serves on the leadership committee as well as a youth leader and mentor. In her spare time she enjoys riding her bike and going to Zumba.

Ms. Smith is passionate about ensuring that her students succeed. She works to bring out the best in her students every day by building a rapport that lasts. She believes that “to teach is to touch a life forever.”
Notes from Gifted Discovery
Notes from Gifted Discovery
Byhalia Discovery Gifted is 51 students strong! We are busy unwrapping Egypt this year. Students vote each year as to a theme they wish to base their studies around. Students are demonstrating the following skills: critical thinking, creativity both acting and artistic, communication spoken and written, research, self-directed learning and working in groups.
-Mrs. Chitwood
  • COUNSELOR'S CORNER
    COUNSELOR'S CORNER
    Students received a principal/student luncheon as an incentive for being the over all winner of the Student/Citizen of the month. The chosen students' names are placed in the drawing for the student/principal luncheon each month. These students were chosen because they exhibited behavior in the classroom ranging from positive attitude in carrying out his/her student responsibilities to demonstrating knowledge of controlling and maintaining their behavior. Pictured counterclockwise are: Jeremy Littlejohn (Assistant Principal), Milony Jenkins (Principal), Alan Salazar-Lopez, Richard Patino, Vicente Estrada, Joseline Barreto, Darren Fant, Jordan Mills, Jayla Lofton, Lynda Alvarez, & Tynice Miller. Not pictured is Allison Brock.
  • Counselor's Corner
    Byhalia Elementary Students were blessed with an abundance of gloves and hats by students from the Northwest Mississippi Community College Southaven, MS campus. Students from various classes donated gloves and hand-made hats to needy students at Byhalia Elementary School. Pictured here are: NWCC Student Alex Barber, BES students; Jayden Monger, Katelynn Hamilton, Randal Hood, and NWCC Student Ebone Lipsey.
  • COUNSELOR'S CORNER
    COUNSELOR'S CORNER
    Students received a principal/student luncheon as an incentive for being the over all winner of the Student/Citizen of the month. The chosen students' names are placed in the drawing for the student/principal luncheon each month. These students were chosen because they exhibited behavior in the classroom ranging from positive attitude in carrying out his/her student responsibilities to demonstrating knowledge of controlling and maintaining their behavior. Pictured counterclockwise are: Jeremy Littlejohn (Assistant Principal), Milony Jenkins (Principal), Alan Salazar-Lopez, Richard Patino, Vicente Estrada, Joseline Barreto, Darren Fant, Jordan Mills, Jayla Lofton, Lynda Alvarez, & Tynice Miller. Not pictured is Allison Brock.
  • COUNSELOR'S CORNER
    Students received a principal/student luncheon as an incentive for being the over all winner of the Student/Citizen of the month. The chosen students' names are placed in the drawing for the student/principal luncheon each month. These students were chosen because they exhibited behavior in the classroom ranging from positive attitude in carrying out his/her student responsibilities to demonstrating knowledge of controlling and maintaining their behavior. Pictured counterclockwise are: Jeremy Littlejohn (Assistant Principal), Milony Jenkins (Principal), Alan Salazar-Lopez, Richard Patino, Vicente Estrada, Joseline Barreto, Darren Fant, Jordan Mills, Jayla Lofton, Lynda Alvarez, & Tynice Miller. Not pictured is Allison Brock.
  • BES Student/Citizen of the Month May Winners
    BES Student/Citizen of the Month May Winners
    BES Student/Citizen of the Month May Winners
  • BES Student/Citizen of the Month May Winners
    BES Student/Citizen of the Month May Winners
    BES Student/Citizen of the Month May Winners