The Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce is underwriting more than a dozen airings of a TV commercial promoting Biloxi Public Schools on WLOX.
The 30-second spot, created in January, touts Biloxi High School as a national Blue Ribbon Award winner and notes that Biloxi public schools were back in session "a mere 19 days after Hurricane Katrina."
Beau Rivage sponsored more than 200 airings of the spot on local cable TV in February, when it was also posted on the school district web site.
The Biloxi Bay chamber spot began airing on WLOX March 19, when it aired three times.
The remainder of the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce-funded airings:
March 24 - 5:05 p.m., during "WLOX News."
March 25 - 12:53 p.m., during "All My Children."
March 26 - 10:28 a.m., during "The View"; 4:23 p.m., during "The 4 O'clock Show"; and 10:21 p.m., during "WLOX News."
March 27 - 8:46 a.m., during "Good Morning America"; and 6:59 p.m., during "Wheel of Fortune."
March 28 - 9:23 a.m., during "Live With Regis & Kelly"; and 5:18 p.m., during "WLOX News."
March 30 - 5:59 p.m., during "WLOX News."
To see the Biloxi Bay Chamber-supported spot online, click here.
News and notes
Drill TV: The Biloxi High Drill Team, which took top honors in the American Legion Drill Championship last month in Montgomery, Ala., will be featured on WLOX's "Page 13" segment during newscasts today at 5 and 10 p.m.
Dates of note: March 24, school resumes from three-day Easter weekend; March 27, English II Writing Test; April 4, last day before Spring Break. For more key dates, visit the district web site by clicking here.
Online meals: Jeff Davis Elementary has launched its online lunch program, where parents can view and monitor their child's meal history, impose spending limits or make online payments to the child's account. The program could go district-wide by mid-April.
Popp's Ferry planting: More than 60 New York students used their spring break to help spruce up Popp's Ferry Elementary School. The students were assisted by the Salvation Army, the Popp's Ferry PTA, and Wal-mart with some planting and painting.