Ms. April Ketchum



Courses Taught:


April Ketchum


My name is April Ketchum.  I have lived in Yazoo County my entire life. I have two beautiful daughters with another on the way!  Makenzie will be a Freshman at Holmes CC, and Aubree will be entering 5th grade at Manchester Academy. My hobbies include reading, spending time with my family, and cooking. This is currently my 10th year to teach here at Linwood Elementary, and I look forward to working with your children! Let's have a fantastic 2022-2023 school year! We are "True Blue!"


Associate of Fine Arts Degree: Mississippi Delta Community College 2007

Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education K-6: Mississippi College 2009


This is my tenth year to teach at Linwood Elementary.

Class Schedule:

Monday -Friday

7:50-9:20:      Language Arts

9:25-10:25:    Specials

10:25-10:40:  Quiet Time

10:45- 11:15:  Lunch

11:15-11:35:   Recess

11:35-12:35:   Mathematics

12:35-1:35:     Centers

1:35-1:55:      Social Studies

1:55- 2:15:      Science

2:15- 3:15:      Centers

3:15-3:25:       Physical Activity


Specials Schedule:

Monday- Library

Tuesday- Character Education

Wednesday- Health

Thursday- P.E.

Friday- Computer Science

Planning period for teacher is M,T, Th, and F from 9:25-10:25.




“Please Label Supplies”



Change of Clothes - labeled

½ inch binder

Plastic Folder with pockets and 3 hole punch no brads

Glue sticks – 5

Pink Pearl Erasers - 2

Plastic School Box

Dry Erase Markers – 4

Packs of Pencils - 2

Packs of Crayons – 2

Kleenex – 2

Scissors (Rounded Edge)

1 in ruled Primary Writing Tablet-2


Supplies may need to be replenished throughout the school year.

Please download the ClassDojo mobile app. Most all of my communications regarding important information and behaviors will come through this texting app.


Florida Center for Reading Research

An amazing resource to use for any struggling reader! 


Fun informational games by grade level. 


Helpful when learning the alphabet and sounds