Biloxi Public Schools is conducting a survey to help determine which of two proposed calendars will be adopted for the 2011-12 school year.
The two choices were designed by the 2011-12 Biloxi Public Schools Calendar Committee, which is comprised of parents, students, teachers, support staff, administrators, athletics, and the community.
If you would like to participate, please follow the link below, compare the two proposed calendars, and select one. The survey will close on Friday, Jan 14.
Please vote only once.
To see the survey, click here.
'Beware the Jabberwock' now playing at Biloxi High School
"Beware the Jabberwock," the award-winning production of the Biloxi High School Drama Department, will be presented this evening, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 in the Lecture Hall at Biloxi High School. Tickets, at $3 each, are available at the door.
The production, which has been chosen to compete in the state drama festival in Meridian next week, also received an honor in regional competition in November. Michaela Moore was cited for makeup design for the play.
Graduating seniors to schedule rentals of caps, gowns
Jostens representatives will be on campus Thursday, Jan. 13 and 20 to collect money for cap and gown orders. The rental fee for the cap and gowns is $55.53, but the fee increases for late orders. Seniors will be able to keep the cap and tassel after the ceremony. After Jan. 20, the rental fee increases to $70.53, and after April 1, the rental fee increases to $80.53. If a senior orders a cap and gown and does not graduate their cap and gown fee will be refunded. Contact Mr. Boucher at the high school should you have any questions.
News and notes
Capitol visitors: Students from the Jeff Davis CREATE team were in the State Capitol last week with teacher Kim Clemmons. To see a WLOX report and video, click here.
Baseball: Existing baseball season ticket holders can reserve seats for the 2011 baseball season from Jan. 18 until Feb. 11. Season tickets go on sale to the public on Feb. 14. This year's schedule includes 11 home dates. For those with a Big Red Pass, the tickets are $22; price without a Big Red Pass is $60. First home date is Feb. 25. For details on Biloxi athletics -- schedules, contact info, etc. -- click here.
Science-tech grant: Patty Comer, a seventh grade teacher at Biloxi Junior High School, has been presented a $500 grant for science and technology upgrades in her classroom by the Armed Forced Communications and Electronics Association. Comer was one of five Coast educators recognized during a luncheon at the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler last month.
Football all-stars: Representing Biloxi in the Mississippi vs. Louisiana All-star Football Classic will be Adrian Walker, Xavier Graham, Derek Whitfield, Drew Hopkins and Tra Robinson. Players will practice at Mississippi College in Jackson Jan. 17-19, and report to Baton Rouge on Jan. 21 for press conference, hospital visits, banquet, battle of the bands, etc., with the game itself on Saturday, Jan 22 at 3:30 p.m.
ACT: The Department of Defense is offering free ACT/SAT software through the Princeton Review. Information for the online program is available through the Career Center at Biloxi High School.
MLK Day: Monday, Jan. 17 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a school holiday. Classes in Biloxi Public Schools will resume Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Enrollment: School enrollment is up about 150 students from this time last year, an increase that Superintendent Dr. Paul A. Tisdale attributes to more military housing now available. To see the enrollment figures, click here.