First Presbyterian Day School


Laura Young

Laura spent her early childhood growing up on a farm in Holmes County before moving to Yazoo City. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in elementary education and has experience teaching preschool, kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade. She came to FPDS in 2007. She and her husband, Johnny, have three children, who are FPDS graduates – Anna Laura, John Henderson and James. They attend First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, and Laura enjoys cooking and gardening.  “All of my children went through the Day School,” she says. “We loved it then, but I love it more now that I am teaching because I see first-hand how wonderful the teachers are. They are so dedicated. As a Bible teacher, I see just how much Bible they are taught. It is wonderful to see these children taught so much of God’s Word.”

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Consider the Cross

By Brian Smith | March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

“…and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of the Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.” John 19:17-18 You’ve heard the gospel; you’ve heard the story of Jesus. In fact, you’ve…

Love is in the Air

By FPDS Admin 1 | February 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Joanna Hopkins, first grade teacher This week is Valentine’s Day, and we know what that means. Love is in the air! As children, we all dream about happily ever after. We pine away waiting for the knight on the white horse or daydream about love that is never anything less…

Under the Oaks

By Trey Tracy | February 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Official Summer Program of First Presbyterian Day School Grades: Rising PreK4 – 6th June 3 – July 26, 2019 Closed July 4 & 5 Monday through Fridays – 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Click for more information!

Field Day 2019

By Trey Tracy | February 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

SAVE THE DATE! Field Day 2019 Friday, May 10 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. First Baptist Church Field Click for more information!

A Lifetime of Devotion and Love

By FPDS Admin 1 | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Posted on January 31, 2019 by Brian Smith “…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 Valentine’s Day – a day designated as THE day to let others know how much we love them. We buy candy; we buy flowers; we buy jewelry…

December Message from our Chaplain

By FPDS Admin 1 | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Posted on December 10, 2018 Dear FPDS Families, As y’all know, another joy-filled season is upon us. It’s the most wonderful time of the year ~ a season to reflect upon the greatest mystery this side of the new heavens and new earth when the second person of the triune Godhead would take on humanity,…

FPDS as a Ministry

By FPDS Admin 1 | November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Posted on November 07, 2018 The following talk was given by Second Grade Teacher Mary Elizabeth Randolph at First Presbyterian Church’s annual joint Sunday School on Stewardship Sunday. For those of you who don’t know me my name is Mary Elizabeth Randolph. I began teaching at the Day School in the fall of 2008 in…

Behind 14 to Nothing

By FPDS Admin 1 | October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Brian Smith “Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 One of my many faults is how I ignore much of what occurs in this world. Rarely, if ever, do…

Note from the Head of School

By FPDS Admin 1 | September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Posted on September 28, 2018 by Brian Smith Why is it … that we can spend hours watching television at home, but the idea of reading God’s Word for 30 minutes seems a chore? Why is it … that we go online and chat with friends, we send text messages and e-mails all day, but…

Planting Seeds of Christlikeness

By FPDS Admin 1 | May 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Posted on May 10, 2018 Bible Teacher Ruth Smith was honored for her upcoming retirement in chapel this week with a rosebush and posters given by the sixth-grade class. Below is her thank you letter to the group. What words of wisdom that carry out the mission of planting seeds of Christlikeness here at FPDS.…