Education

  Stock Market Game gives students lesson in dealing with pandemic

Biloxi High School economics teacher Daniel Wasilenko has led teams to two state championships in The Stock Market Game over the 10 years he’s been involved, but everything about this year is different.

NASA offering fun activities for families stuck at home during coronavirus outbreak

  Chromebooks handed out in Moss Point School District to assist with at-home learning

  Extended school closings lead to relaxing of graduation, licensure requirements

  Jackson Co. Fab Lab 3D prints face masks for Coast doctors, nurses

  Coast school district offering social workers to help with stress, anxiety

  Keeping students fed remains prime concern for Pascagoula-Gautier School District

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  LIST: Meals for children being offered by school districts, volunteers, businesses

  Teachers parade at a safe distance just to wave at students

  Ocean Springs transitions to online learning in wake of COVID-19 closures

Online learning begins for Jackson County School District

Whistleblower files suit alleging former Biloxi school superintendent used district money for daughter’s wedding

  Gulfport family juggles work, homeschooling during coronavirus outbreak

  Three students at Ocean Springs School District exposed to COVID-19

Out of an abundance of caution and with the advice of legal counsel, the district has decided to share this information.

Moss Point school buses still running to deliver meals to students

Schools in Moss Point may be closed for the coronavirus outbreak, but the buses are still running to make sure no student goes hungry.

  State Board of Education waives state testing, encourages students to continue learning

The Governor is ordering all Mississippi public schools to remain closed until April 17.

Ole Miss postpones commencement ceremony

The University of Mississippi postponed its commencement ceremony.

  Mississippi schools to stay closed through April 17, says Gov. Reeves, parents and educators make adjustments

  South Mississippi Strong: Harrison Co. teacher uses her own story of loss and perseverance to inspire students

  Gulfport High distributes in-home learning materials as schools remain closed

USM upgrades response status; no commencement ceremonies in May

Mississippi State postpones commencement due to coronavirus

  Closing schools leading to more online learning

  More school districts extend closings in South Mississippi

Students who attend schools in the Bay-Waveland school district and Catholic schools in the Diocese of Biloxi will be out of the classroom again next week.

  Pascagoula church assisting with childcare amid school closures

With COVID-19 spreading across the country and state, schools have temporarily shut down. Now, working parents are left to figure out the best childcare options.

  Volunteer programs in Ocean Springs to help feed students during school closures

School closures are creating another problem for students who depend on them for healthy meals.

  South Mississippi school districts announce closings

In response to Gov. Tate Reeve’s declaring a state of emergency in Mississippi due to COVID-19, school districts in South Mississippi have started to announce closures.

Gulfport School District officials preaching safety in light of COVID-19 threat

Despite the threat of COVID-19, Gulfport School District officials said the safest place for the more than 6,400 students is in school.

  Eight Mississippi universities extend spring break, move to online classes due to virus concerns

Mississippi’s eight public universities have modified the schedules for the spring semester classes to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus.

  George County says goodbye to beloved coach after his sudden death

The tight-knit community of George County is mourning the loss of one of their own after a middle school coach died suddenly last week.

MSU increasing travel restrictions, move to online courses being evaluated amid coronavirus concerns

To date, there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported at MSU or in Mississippi.

USM cancels children’s book festival over coronavirus concerns

The event had been scheduled to take place April 1 through April 3

Teens, senior citizens team up to share memories and life lessons

Students at Ocean Springs High were paired with seniors at Lighthouse Assisted Living Center as part of a program called “Paired Memories: The Art of Storytelling.”

  Hero bus driver says training helped him save students in school bus fire

Poplarville Assistant Football Coach Chris Dewease was driving 23 students to a student council conference at St. Martin High School on March 7 when things started to go sideways.

  Ingalls Shipbuilding Discovery Day gives students a look at possible career choices

This event gives individuals the opportunity to learn about Ingalls Shipbuilding and how to become a skilled shipbuilder.

  MGCCC partnership with Halter Marine will create apprentice program

A new apprenticeship program between Halter Marine and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College creates that opportunity. The program will begin in the fall with 25 students in each of the five fields. Eventually, it will expand to 11 fields.

  Students in Biloxi Public School’s Excel by Five program got a special visitor for storytime

The story, "Curious George Saves His Pennies," teaches the value of saving your money and sharing with others.

  Harrison Central Army JROTC academic team prepares for national competition

The Army JROTC academic team at Harrison Central High School is heading to nationals to compete against some of the brightest minds in the country.

  Biloxi students chalk up a perfect ACT score; National Merit Finalist

Two Biloxi High students have set the bar very high when it comes to academic achievements, scoring high on national standardized tests.

Jackson State University helping to promote the importance of music in education

Music may help to soothe the soul but it also helps stimulate the brain. Jackson State University is helping to promote the importance of music education by including high school students in the Capital City.

  Mississippi Community College faculty and staff make the case for more funding

The Faculty and Staff Association of Mississippi’s Community Colleges held a press conference to highlight the legislative needs of all fifteen of Mississippi’s community colleges.

George County man arrested for breaking into elementary school, says sheriff

Authorities say a man accused of breaking into a George County elementary school over the weekend has been caught.

  Stewardship Summit brings new solutions to watershed issues

The 2020 Community Resilience Stewardship Summit features 28 teams from eight schools pitching their plans to combat and react to coastal flooding events.

Dr. Seuss came to life during Read Across America

On Monday, Read Across America was celebrated across the nation and across South Mississippi

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss, from Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Storytimes and many other activities took place Sunday to kick off celebrations for Dr. Seuss’s birthday at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.

  Learning made fun for all ages at Super Saturday in Pascagoula

Children got a chance to explore different careers and learn new things in Pascagoula at the Aaron Jones Family Interactive Center as part of this month’s Super Saturday.

USM issues travel restrictions over coronavirus concerns

The University of Southern Mississippi has issued a travel restriction for all faculty, staff and students regarding the coronavirus.

  Alternative school students visit jail to get a dose of a possible reality

Twice a year, the Harrison County Alternative School brings students to the Harrison County jail to give them a heavy dose of reality.

  Replicas of Columbus’ ships draw thousands for a hands-on history lesson

Time is running out to tour the “Niña” and “Pinta” replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships before they sail away.

  Miss. parents object to proposed bill that could kick special needs children out of scholarship accounts

Education related legislation moves through the process at the State Capitol.

  Oxford cadets take first oath of enlistment from space

Wednesday, hundreds of future soldiers across the nation took an oath of service in a first-of-its-kind ceremony.

  Petal teacher receives prestigious education award

Kathryn Daniels was honored for being a recipient of the 2019-2020 Milken Educator Award.

  Infinity Science Center hosts Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Girls ages 5-16 came out for a day of hands-on engineering activities and presentations.

  Moss Point High holds career exploration day

Students at Moss Point High School are feeling a little more prepared for their futures. The school held a career exploration day on Friday.

  USM researchers investigating ancient forest under Gulf of Mexico

A biogeographer at USM is investigating an ancient forest under the ocean floor.

  Gulfport High, community leaders make financial literacy a priority

With some help from real-world experts, Gulfport High School is not only teaching students how to make money but also how to make it work for them.

  South Mississippi 5-year-old can name all 45 U.S. presidents

Naming all 45 presidents, in order, would be a tall task for most anyone, but this girl makes light work of it.

Number of LSU mumps cases now at 16

The number of students infected with mumps at LSU has risen to 16.

Chevron hands out $75,000 for STEM education

Sixteen schools in Jackson and George counties are getting some extra help to educate students in science, technology engineering and math.

More arrests made in off-campus shooting deaths of 2 Alcorn State students

An investigation is underway after two Alcorn State University students were shot to death Monday night.

  New school bus technology introduced to improve children’s safety

A demo was held to spread awareness about new technology for school buses.

  Long Beach High teacher awarded Leo W. Seal grant for ‘Shark Tank’ project

Long Beach High School family and consumer science teacher Demetria Brown was recently awarded the Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Grant.

  Brother, father of slain Alcorn State student ask shooter to come forward: ‘Do the right thing’

“It hit home. I couldn’t sleep last night," Sheriff Edward Goods said. "And it’s going to be hard to sleep until we get everybody involved locked up.”

  MSU president visits Biloxi High School

On Friday, Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum spent time with Biloxi High School juniors and seniors and spoke about their college career choices.

  MGCCC, MSU sign new academic pathways for applied science and culinary students

MGCCC has formalized an agreement with Mississippi State University to allow a way for applied science and culinary students to get a full four-year degree.

  $25,000 in scholarships awarded to Jackson County students

MGCCC Jackson County Campus and Chevron partnering to help students achieve their dreams.

  East Central students heading to D.C. for National Science Bowl

The science bowl team at East Central Middle School are heading to nationals to compete against some of the best science bowl teams in the country.

  D’Iberville teens now have a place to hang out thanks to $20,000 makeover

Teenagers in D’Iberville now have a place they can go to hang out after school thanks to a partnership between the Boys and Girls Club and Aaron’s Inc.

  Jackson County’s new school superintendent wants to improve district’s facilities

An A-rated school district deserves A-rated facilities. That was the message delivered by John Stryker, the new Jackson County School superintendent at this week’s board meeting.

‘This is not a position I take lightly’: Thomas Hudson releases message after being named acting president of JSU

Thomas Hudson has released a message a to the community just days after being named Acting President of JSU.

  Man who punched principal was angry over children’s expulsion, suspension

A West Lincoln man punched the principal of his son's school after a heated parent conference.

  YouthBuild project aims to help at-risk young adults find employment

Funding was received, a partnership was granted and now the sky is the limit for the next students accepted in the YouthBuild program.

  Bay High students hear firsthand accounts of Civil Rights movement

World history teachers were able to put students face-to-face with those who experienced civil rights violations first-hand.

Moss Point school crowns new spelling champ

Magnolia Middle School in Moss Point was abuzz Friday for the school-wide spelling bee.

School district offices in Pearl River County relocate after overnight storm damage

Wind and rain overnight Wednesday has employees with the Pearl River County School District busy as they work to cleanup the mess that was left.

Former teacher charged with statutory rape in north Miss.

Webster County Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook saying that Kayla Tindall turned herself into their office Tuesday.

Greene County Schools delay start of school due to weather

Students at schools in the Greene County School District will have a two-hour delay Thursday morning.

Miss. Senate unanimously approves raise in teacher salaries

The Mississippi Senate unanimously approved a teacher pay raise bill Wednesday.

  Vaping in young people on the rise as Coast schools fight to stop it

At Ocean Springs Middle School, a total of 23 vaping devices have been confiscated from students since early September.

  4-H preparing kids for more than raising farm animals

From 82 counties these young people have come to Jackson starting on January 30 and they'll stay through Thursday.

  Bill being drafted would require computer science class in Mississippi schools

C Spire commercial gets more folks talking about computer science in Mississippi schools.