Virginia Young, a teacher at the Hattiesburg Public School District’s Mary Bethune Achievement Center, was awarded a $500 teacher grant from the Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi Foundation, which she will use for a project she has developed to help students at the school learn more about the state and nation’s civil rights history.
After slipping to a C-level school last year, the Mississippi Department of Education recently recognized the Hattiesburg Public School District’s Woodley Elementary School as having achieved level ‘B’ status, which Woodley Principal Felicia Morris credits to an experienced faculty and staff committed to helping its students adjust to changes
A summer reading program for Hattiesburg High School students initiated this year seeks to increase student literacy through incorporation of reading material that fits individual interests and instills learning as a lifelong pursuit.
It was a night to honor champions June 5 when the Hattiesburg Public School District’s Board of Trustees recognized the achievement of a state 5A title by the Hattiesburg High School (HHS) baseball and track and field teams.
The year was 1968, and America was winding down a tumultuous decade, one replete with domestic strife – Civil Rights marches and anti-war protests, riots that brought many cities to their knees and assassinations of beloved leaders. The nation’s citizenry hoped for better days.