By Mike Gulino
This Veterans Day, we honor those who have so bravely served this country.
America is founded on the principle of freedom, justice, and liberty for all. Our nation's soldiers serve every day to protect our country and its ideals.
On Veterans Day, take a sacred moment to remember those who sacrifice their lives every moment to achieve peace and democracy.
The Biloxi Public School District is proud to recognize the many military veterans who, after completing their military service, chose to continue to serve by joining the teaching profession.
The district employs 34 veterans from all branches of the military. Collectively, they have more than 403 years of military service, and a combined total of more than 313 years with the Biloxi Public School District.
See the complete list at www.biloxischools.net/veterans.htm.
These individuals served our nation with distinction and now continue their service by supporting the education of our children. If you recognize an individual on the list, please take the time to send a special “thank you” for his/her service.
Jeff Davis program, Part 1: Dozens of parents, students and teachers gathered today before lunchtime for a Veterans Day Program at Jefferson Davis Elementary School. To see nearly two dozen photos from the ceremony, click here.
Popp's Ferry program: Hare are photos from the Veterans Day program at Popp's Ferry Elementary School, click here.
High school program: To see photos from a Veterans ceremony at Biloxi High School on Thursday, click here.
Let the playoffs begin! Indians host Hattiesburg this evening
The 9-2 Biloxi Indians, Region 4-6A's champs and No. 1 seed, face Region 3-5A No. 4 seed Hattiesburg in a game that will see Biloxi hosting its first playoff game since 2001.
Kickoff is at 7 on the Biloxi campus.
"Hattiesburg is a very athletic team with a lot of speed," Indians coach John Shannon told the Sun Herald. "They concern me a lot. When you get into the playoffs, whether you are a No. 1 seed or a No. 4 seed doesn’t mean a lot. Of course, we’d rather be at home. It is a reward for all the hard work you’ve done."
Sun Herald sportwriter James Jones says Biloxi has its own share of weapons: "Biloxi has a trio of offensive playmakers in running back Devoriae Martin, wide receiver Tevaris McCormick and quarterback Jaylen Woullard. Martin has rushed for 1,253 yards. Woullard has thrown for 1,735 yards and rushed for 989 yards. McCormick has 33 catches for 641 yards and 10 touchdowns."
Hattiesburg players to watch include wide receiver Brandon Acker, who has caught 23 catches for 439 yards and 3 TDs. Quarterbacks Darien Brown and Cameron Myers have thrown for 407 and 422 yards, respectively.
BHS to offer important info at state testing workshops
Biloxi High School is hosting its third and fourth SATP parent workshops next week.
Valuable information related to the state-mandated Subject Area Testing Program for the Algebra I Test will be provided to parents on Monday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the BHS cafeteria. The Biology I SATP workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the BHS cafeteria.
Names for door prizes, including a gift certificate for Mary Mahoney's gumbo, will be drawn.
Parents of students in Pre-Algebra, Transition to Algebra, Algebra I, Science Skills, and Biology I are encouraged to attend this important workshop in order to help prepare their children for these rigorous tests, which are also graduation requirements.
Parking will be available in the rear of the school. Enter the building through the south doors.
News and notes
Think green: Biloxi Public Schools will save taxpayers as much as $280,000 a year through reduced utility bills at school buildings, thanks to a new green initiative the district will formally dedicate on Tuesday. To learn more about the initiative and to see your invitation, click here.
Photos from the Town Green: To see more than a hundred photos from the city's neighborhood festival against crime Saturday on the Town Green, click here.