Biloxi Public Schools will present a workshop to provide advice to parents about the latest technological tools on the internet and how to help your child compete and stay safe online.
The free event, called "Tech the Halls," takes place Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Biloxi Junior High School auditorium.
Parents will be reminded of how to access their child's grades online through the school district web site, and learn about teachers' webpages and other online resources to help with homework.
The program also will include information on how to protect children who visit popular web sites such as MySpace and Face Book.
All-star tickets to go on sale next week
Tickets for the 61st Bernard Blackwell All Star Football Classic, which features high school football players from across the state, go on sale Monday at the Biloxi High School athletic office.
The game will be played Saturday, Dec. 19 at Milner Stadium in Gulfport, MS, with pre-game ceremony at noon and kickoff at 12:20 p.m.
Tickets for the contest will be $5.
The game will be telecast live on WLOX and on TV stations across the state. Initial plans are for the classic to be played in Gulfport this year, in Ocean Springs next year, and in Biloxi in 2011.
For background on the game and to see North and South rosters, click here.
News and notes
Christmas on the Water: The city's Christmas on the Water celebration kicks off this evening with a children's walking parade and lighting of the Town Green. To learn more about the celebration, click here.
Key Club: Members of the Biloxi High Key Club will be involved in an upcoming program where Santa and his elves will be making pre-Christmas telephone calls to children. For details on how your youngster can get a call, click here.
Santa swimmers: Nearly 500 swimmers representing 15 teams from four states will be competing this weekend in the Santa's Best Swim Meet at the Biloxi Natatorium. The three-day event actually begins this evening at 5:15 p.m., and continues all day Saturday and Sunday. The city also will be debuting a new, multi-color $70,000 scoreboard at the event, which is open to the public.