The Petal School District is currently soliciting applications for Shared Decision Making Council members. The Petal School District Strategic Plan provides for a Shared Decision Making Council at the district level and one at each school level.
Last year, when Longleaf Elementary School teacher Beverly Blackmon applied for the White House History Teacher Institute – a week-long educational experience offered by the White House Historical Association – she was put on a wait list.
Sam Edison Woods, a career diplomat and donor to The University of Southern Mississippi, is the subject of a new online exhibit for USM University Libraries’ Special Collections. The Sam Woods Collection contains materials owned by Woods and includes items such as furniture, art, prints, and books.
The Petal Education Foundation recently awarded scholarships to 82 Petal High School seniors during end-of-the-year awards day activities.
The PEF was founded in 1987 with the future in mind and helps bridge the gap for enhanced educational opportunities.
The University of Southern Mississippi sports a well-documented tradition of excellence in producing Goldwater Scholarship winners. And now the bar has been raised even higher as three USM students have earned the prestigious award for 2019, including one student from Hattiesburg.
As the 2018-2019 school year draws to a close, the Hattiesburg Public School District’s Board of Trustees took time during its May 14 regular monthly meeting to recognize the many accomplishments of a plethora of students, teachers and coaches.
Vermester Jackson Bester of Hattiesburg will be the keynote speaker at a William Carey University commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18. She will also be among the graduates at this ceremony, as she receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
This is one of six ceremonies scheduled May 16-18.
In what will be a going-away event of sorts for 15 Petal High School seniors, the school’s showchoir will host its annual Spring Show at 6 p.m. April 27 in the Petal Performing Arts Center, adjacent to the high school.
Four LCSD ceremonies will be held at USM’s Reed Green Coliseum
But for the Lamar County School District, there are a couple of new changes this year.
After a demonstration last week showing students the dangers of driving while intoxicated, it’s doubtful that Sumrall High School seniors Zane Berry, Peyton King and Dylan Lowe – or any of the other 11th- and 12th-graders at the school – will ever get behind the wheel after being nothing less than stone-cold sober.