Goodman-Pickens Elementary School

Scholars Today, Leaders Tomorrow

Message to Parents

  • Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! I am ecstatic to serve as principal for a third year and to enter my 15th year in Holmes County as an educator. We are thrilled to welcome our students and staff back to school. We also hope that you were able to relax and make special memories with your friends and families. Now it is time to look forward to a wonderful new school year as we are “Growing Greatness” at Goodman-Pickens Elementary School!

    GPE is such a special place to learn and grow. We are proud of our beautiful school and have high expectations for each and every student.  Our students are kind, compassionate, and eager to learn.  Together with our dedicated staff, we strive to make connections with students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe. Our motto of “Scholars Today, Leaders Tomorrow” will continue to guide our mission to provide a rigorous and joyful inclusive school environment. Our overarching goal is to encourage active student engagement to foster a lifetime love for learning.

    We are excited to return to our normal school operations this year. We are aware that we will need to continue to address unfinished learning by using an acceleration model to continue fill in gaps in knowledge. Instruction will be focused on specialized skills and content needed to learn grade level materials while providing the appropriate tools needed to grasp concepts. 

    Partnering with families is crucial to promote a healthy transition to school both socially and emotionally.   We recognize that students may be feeling anxious with the start of a new school year and we will continue to place a strong emphasis on social emotional learning while focusing on building classroom community.  We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our school and district websites and announcements sent each Sunday from my office. It's going to be a great year!!!

    Yours educationally,

    Principal Kyles



  • Fundraiser

    Orders for the school's popcorn fundraiser will be due on Friday, December 8th.  Please contact the school if you have questions.

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  • Town of Pickens Parade

    Please come out and support the Pickens Annual Christmas Parade and JROTC competition on December 9th at 3pm. The parade will feature several groups, including the GPE cheerleaders and basketball teams, with Principal Kyles as the parade's Grand Marshal.  Click here for the flyer.

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  • Success Day

    On Friday, October 27th, GPE celebrated its "B" rating. Thanks to all the parents that attended, the Holmes County leaders that spoke and especially everyone at the Eagle's Nest that made it happen.  Click here to see a few pictures.

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  • Accountability rating

    On Thursday, September 28th, the Mississippi Department of Education released the accountability ratings for the 2022-23 school year.  Goodman-Pickens Elementary is now rated a B school. This is the first time the school has received this rating since the implementation of the MAAP assessment. Click here to see results.

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  • Back-to-School Uniform Drive

    Please help our students with the district's uniform drive.  Click here!

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  • We Have an APP!

    Go to your app store and search for Holmes County Consolidated SD to download the district's application.  This will provide you with the latest updates for GPE and the school district.

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  • School Times:

    Parents can drop off at 7:05a

    Classes begin at 7:45a

    School dismisses at 3:05p

    Car riders are picked up on the side of the building. 

    Please call the school by 2pm if you need to make any student transportation changes.

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