The Biloxi Public School District office and most school administrative offices this week begin a summer workweek schedule, with nine-hour days Monday through Thursday, and a half-day Friday.
The office hours, which will be in effect for June and July, will be 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7 to 11 a.m. on Friday.
Biloxi High School, Gorenflo Elementary School and Michel Seventh Grade will operate full days each workweek.
To see the workweek schedules for all Biloxi Public Schools sites and various divisions, click here.
Tech students earn more than $309,000
The Biloxi High Career Technology Center's Cooperative Education I and II students of Jane Lamb and Jim Gentry earned more than $309,800 during the school year 2007-2008.
Co-op I and II students worked an average of 22.42 hours a week during the school year. The average Biloxi High Co-op student earned $7,040.91.
Said MCE Coordinator Lamb: "Besides earning such a tremendous amount of money, students learned how to successfully compete in the workforce and now have the competitive edge of job experience when they graduate and take their place in the community as contributing adults. We are quite proud of our students and the productive spirit and skills they developed during the year.”
Collaborative book drive scores big at North Bay
A project between students at North Bay Elementary and Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester, PA. has resulted in more than 7,000 books being donated in Biloxi.
Mrs. Gruich's kindergarten class, together with Miss DiMauro's sixth grade yearbook class, recently participated in a video conference with Bayard Rustin.
Bayard Rustin High School tenth grade English teacher Katie Crombie wrote three words on her board, ‘Change the World,’” said Rachel DiMauro, computer lab instructor at North Bay. “These three words were the beginning of a community service project that the students were to develop and implement.”
Since Hurricane Katrina may have destroyed many home libraries, students decided to have books donated through a book drive. Bayard Rustin High School students collected 7,185 books for K-6 North Bay students. Each North Bay student received 5-6 books for their personal libraries, and many teachers added books to their classroom libraries.
News and notes
Online applications: Those interested in applying for employment with Biloxi Public Schools for positions may do so online at the district's website. To visit the Employment section of the school district web site, click here.
Art winner: In the recent national Doodle4google art competition, Gorenflo sixth grade student Savanna Mattina was one of eight state finalists in the fourth through sixth grade division.
Higgins honor: Beauvoir Elementary School teacher Sandra Higgins, the district’s teacher of the year, has been selected to represent Biloxi Public Schools on the state’s MCT2 Standard Setting Committee.