Mrs. Ginny Shikle
Fall 2020: ACT Prep, Foundations of Journalism, Oral Communication, The Pony Express student newspaper (co-adviser)
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Whether you are enrolled online or you are a traditional student, welcome back to school! Even though we won't all be together in the classroom, we can still learn apart. I've put together lessons and activities that you will be able to access through Schoology, our new learning management system. I look forward to working with you!


Students in DeSoto County Schools now have access to the new learning management system, Schoology, at (Or click the button at the top of this page.) Students must log in to their school Office 365 account in order to access their coursework in Schoology.

Students with login issues should put in a help ticket at with the subject line of "Schoology Help Needed," and the tech department will respond as soon as possible.

Ginny Shikle
About the Teacher
native of Natchez, Mississippi, Ginny Shikle (pronounced Shackle) is a National Board Certified Teacher who joined the Center Hill High School faculty in 2016. She has a bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master's degree in education from Arkansas State University. An award-winning journalist, she worked for daily newspapers in Vicksburg and Tupelo before pursuing alternate route certification in education in 2009. Shikle previously taught English at Shannon High School and Tupelo High School, where she also taught journalism and advised the student newspaper. Co-adviser to The Pony Express at CHHS, Shikle is a 2014 Reynolds Institute Fellow at Arizona State University, a member of Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann's public education Teacher Advisory Council, and Mississippi's Newspaper Adviser of the Year for 2014-2015 and 2017-2018. She became a nationally Certified Journalism Educator through the Journalism Education Association in 2015, and in 2019 she earned her JEA certification to judge student media contests and provide critiques. Shikle and her husband have three children.