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Military Families

Northwest Rankin Middle School is committed to providing a welcoming school environment for all families. For students from military families, this means understanding the unique challenges that come with military life, including frequent moves, deployments of a loved one and school requirements that vary from state to state.

Transition Planning

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Academic Planning

Registration information:


Rankin County School District Handbook:


Northwest Rankin Middle School offers special education and gifted education services. 

Information about special education services:


Information about gifted education (Venture):


Student-Led Transition Program

Our Cougar Ambassadors are dedicated to welcoming new students. They provide school tours, assist with locating classes, explain school procedures and answer questions.  The Cougar Ambassadors also check in with our new students periodically to help direct them to the resources they may need. 

Mental Health Services

Military life can be very stressful.  In addition to the 3 school counselors on site at Northwest Rankin Middle School, Rankin County School District provides additional resources and supports.


Statewide Military School Liaison Contacts

Larry Mullins, NAS Meridian
Office: 601-679-2473
Cell: 601-479-2025

Mona Odom, NCBC Gulfport
Office: 228-871-2117
Cell: 228-323-6105

Joni L. Nalley, Columbus AFB
Office: 662-434-2792
Cell: 662-352-6456

Gerald Cross, Keesler AFB
Office 228-376-8505


Valentines for Vets 


Resources for Military Families

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc.  - https://www.goldstarmoms.com/

The American Legionhttps://www.legion.org/

American Red Crosshttps://www.redcross.org/

Army Reserve Family Programshttps://www.usar.army.mil/ARFP/

Blue Star Familieshttps://bluestarfam.org/

The Comfort Crew for Military Kidshttps://www.comfortcrew.org/

Family Guidebook: Dealing with Deployment -https://www.comfortcrew.org/downloads/FamilyGuidebook_Deployment.pdf

Fisher House Foundationhttps://www.fisherhouse.org/

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.https://www.goldstarwives.org/

Military Child Education Coalitionhttps://www.militarychild.org/

National Military Family Associationhttps://www.militaryfamily.org/

Military Home Fronthttps://youth.gov/federal-links/military-homefront

Military One Sourcehttps://www.militaryonesource.mil/

Military Officers Association of Americahttps://www.moaa.org/

National Resource Directoryhttps://nrd.gov/

Operation Homefronthttps://operationhomefront.org/

Operation Military Kidshttps://www.operationmilitarykids.org/

Operation We Are Herehttps://www.operationwearehere.com/

Our Military Kidshttps://www.ourmilitarykids.org/

School Questhttps://schoolquest.militarychild.org/

Surviving Deployment - https://www.militaryspouse.com/military-life/deployment/50-tips-for-surviving-deployment/

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivorshttps://www.taps.org/


United Through Readinghttps://unitedthroughreading.org/military-appreciation-month/

USO Pathfinderhttps://www.uso.org/programs/uso-pathfinder-transition-program

The Trevor Romain Companyhttps://www.trevorromain.com/