Biloxi Indians
    Dear Biloxi Upper Family, 

    We are thrilled to start the 2021-2022 school year at Biloxi Upper Elementary School! Our school creed is ACHIEVE. LEAD. EXCEL., and our school theme this year is “Bring Your A Game!” Both our creed and our theme are a call to action—for us, your child’s educators; for you, the parent; and most importantly, for our students, our number one stakeholder.  

    At Biloxi Upper, we are constantly striving to improve on what we do so we can increase outcomes for our students. Our teachers have worked hard all summer planning for the new school year.  They have poured hours of time into planning rigorous, technology-integrated, cross-curricular lessons in an effort to provide the most well-rounded education possible. 
    In addition to providing strong academic instruction, Biloxi Upper Elementary offers numerous opportunities for students to broaden their educational experience.  Currently, we offer beginner band classes for our 6th grade students, as well as classes where students begin to learn how to play stringed instruments such as violin and cello. We are also building extra-curricular opportunities through various clubs and organizations from which our students can choose to participate, so everyone feels they have a place in our school. 
    We are fortunate that in Biloxi Public Schools, our students have regular access to technology.  Each student is provided a school-issued laptop on which they can access Google Classroom, Google Docs, and a host of other technology programs to aid them in their education. Each classroom is also equipped with interactive Promethean Boards to create a more technology-integrated learning environment for our students. 
    Lastly, I want to share the mission and vision for our school, so we can all work together—community, parents, and teachers alike—to positively impact our students. It is the mission and vision of Biloxi Upper Elementary School, in support of the BPSD vision of “Excellence From All, For All”, too provide a safe, inclusive learning environment where rigorous academic opportunities are fostered in order grow students to high levels of academic achievement, to inspire students to become leaders inside and outside of the classroom, and to push students to achieve personal and academic excellence. 
    In a nutshell, at Biloxi Upper Elementary School, we will ACHIEVE. LEAD. EXCEL. 
    Jamie Barnes