Biloxi Public Schools will mark 150 years throughout the day today with students and staff throughout the district enjoying birthday cakes and burying time capsules at each school, and a program and reception this afternoon at 5:30.
The 5:30 ceremony at the junior high school will feature former Superintendents Dr. Olon Ray, Tom Burnham and Larry Drawdy, Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise, Mayor A.J. Holloway and other local leaders.
The hour-long ceremony will be followed by a free reception sponsored by the district’s food vendor, Chartwell’s.
To see the program for this afternoon, click here.
To see more than a hundred photos of Biloxi schools through the years, click here.
To take a peek inside the time capsules, based on the lists provided to the Windtalker, click here.
News and notes
Board meeting: The Biloxi school board will meet Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m. Among the items on the agenda: Recognition of state titlists in science fair, stock market and powerlifting competitions. To see the complete agenda and accompanying documents, click here.
Friday, the last day: Friday is the last scheduled day of school for all students. The day also will have early dismissal. For a look at the dismissal times, click here.
Numbers and dates: To see the latest numbers on enrollment and Biloxi Public Schools, click here,
and to see the month's athletic schedule, click here.