Today's Learners... Tomorrow's Leaders!
The 2013-14 School Calendar can be downloaded by clicking here.
First Day of School is August 7, 2013!
In August, Hattiesburg High School and N.R. Burger Middle School will be switching schedules. This means that HHS will start at 8:30a.m. and dismiss at 3:45p.m. N.R. Burger will begin at 7:30a.m. and dismiss at 2:45p.m. There will be no change to the elementary schools' schedules.
The Hattiesburg Public School District is proud to announce that HHS Senior Parker Krag has received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Parker, the son of Charlotte and Roy Krag and grandson of Lynn Grantham, was one of the first students from Mississippi to receive an appointment this year. Parker was nominated for appointment by Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran and by Representative Steven Palazzo. Senator Wicker's Office made the formal presentation at Hattiesburg High on Friday, May 17. You can read about Parker's extensive list of accomplishments by clicking…Continue
Starting with the 2013-14 school year in August, Hattiesburg High School and N.R. Burger Middle School will be switching schedules. This means that Hattiesburg High School will start at 8:30a.m. and dismiss at 3:45p.m. N.R. Burger Middle School will begin at 7:30a.m. and dismiss at 2:45p.m. There will be no change to the elementary schools' schedules.
There are many reasons for this schedule change, but there are a few that stand out to the administrators and myself that compel this move. Currently, participation in extracurricular activities meant that students at the middle school often had to miss hours of school due to the earlier start time of middle school events. The high school events generally start later, so this was not a problem for them.
Also, it has been shown that high school age students perform better on a later schedule. While this may not be true of each and every individual student, there is significant data to demonstrate this trend.
I know this situation may create challenges for some of our students and their families, but I want you to know that this decision was not made without careful consideration of all the possible impacts and outcomes. We will do our very best to work with you to find the best resolution for any issues that you may encounter because of the schedule change. We are certain that the benefits will be far outweigh any challenges it may cause.
James Q. Bacchus
HPSD START AND DISMISSAL TIMES
Hawkins Elementary 8:00am - 3:00pm
Lillie Burney Elementary 8:00am - 3:00pm
Rowan Elementary …Continue
STRINGS CAMP at William Carey this summer!
July 8 - 12 from 9am - Noon, for students in grades 1 - 6
Small and large group classes, fun enrichment activities, Suzuki strings, beginner music theory, and much more!
Blanca Berdion, violin
Daniela Pardo, viola
Rebekah Johnson, cello
Instruments available to rent or bring your own!
Cost is $150. (50% Discount for HPSD Students!)
For more info or to register, call WCU School of Music 601-318-6175 or contact Ms. Pardo at (414) 737-4620 or email@example.com
Hattiesburg Forensics competed at the 2013 National Individual Events Tournament of Champions in San Antonio this past weekend. 100 schools representing 32 states competed at Saint Mary's Hall over the three day competition. HHS fielded six qualifiers and landed four in the final rounds of competition. Treya Brown and Paris McClendon, presenting FOR COLORED GIRLS finished 3rd in the nation followed by Deja Samuel and Isreal Lyons in 5th place. This marked the first time that a Mississippi school had two finalists in the same event at the national championships.