In the final smART Newsletter of the 2013-14 School Year the lesson featured encouraged “PEAK PERFORMANCE” for the students as they prepared for end of the year assessments and state testing. Another lesson focused on Dental Hygiene and the importance of keeping teeth healthy and clean. Artwork included is from students at Rowan and Thames Elementary Schools.
The Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) is offering a number of different programs for students at every level to continue their education over the summer. HPSD is hosting programs for students who are excelling and for those that need help in a specific area. The district compiled another edition of the award-winning “Summer Resource Guide” for parents that highlights student activities around the city. This guide includes camps and services offered by HPSD, the City of Hattiesburg, civic organizations and churches. HPSD is offering seven different programs during the summer for students:
OUT TO SEA – Summer Enhancement Academy (June 9-July 3) Grades: K-2 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
iCHALLENGE – Summer Enrichment Academy (June 9-July 3) Grades: 3-7 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
EXTENDED YEAR (June 9-July 3) (4 weeks) For those students that failed with a grade above a 50
TRADITIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL (June 9-July 17) 1 credit can be earned Cost: $100
SUMMER BRIDGE (July 7-17) Grades: Incoming Freshmen
SATP REMEDIATION (July 14-17) For 2015 Seniors who failed a state test during 2013-14 school year.
JUMPSTART – Field Experience Academy (July 15-17 & July 22-24) Grades: K-2
These programs are also supported by the HPSD Summer Nutrition Program that provides breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday for all children in Hattiesburg free of charge.
For more information, contact the Office of Curriculum & Instruction at (601) 582-5078.
Twenty-one public, private, and parochial schools competed for the coveted State Speech and Debate title this past weekend at Ridgeland High School in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Hattiesburg High School cruised to a second title in three years being named the 2014 Mississippi High School Activities Association State Champions in Speech and Debate on April 26, 2014.
The team also won six individual state titles before being named the State Overall Championship Team:
HHS was also named the 2014 Mississippi Forensic League State Champions in Speech earlier this month and now prepares for national championship tournaments in Minnesota, Illinois, and Missouri.Congratulations to these outstanding students and HHS Director of Forensics Scott Waldrop!