Schools


Hattiesburg has five “B” rated schools for first time ever

By BETH BUNCH,

The Hattiesburg Public School District is excited to have five of the district schools receive a “B” rating in this year’s Mississippi Statewide Accountability System. Grace Christian, Hawkins Elementary, Thames Elementary, Woodley Elementary and Burger Middle School were all named High Performing Schools.






Longleaf Elementary School teacher headed to D.C. for White House History Teacher Institute

By HASKEL BURNS,

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.

No problem.





Goldwater Scholars: Hattiesburg native among three Southern Miss students recognized

By VAN ARNOLD,

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.





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