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Early Dismissal on Friday, December 19

Airmen Receiving Gifts from Mrs. Kenny and Mrs. Grahams Classes at GMS

Mrs. Kenny's and Mrs. Graham's students prepared and sent Christmas stockings ~Read More~

Eighth Graders Attend Pathways to Possibilities

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GHS Announces 2014-15 Girls Power Lifting Team

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GMS Junior Civitan Makes Donation to the VA of Biloxi

The Junior Civitan at Gautier Middle School challenged the student body ~Read More~

Happy Holidays!

Singing River Academy Student Council Donates Two Jerry Lee's Gift Cards to Families for Christmas

The Singing River Academy Student Council donated Jerry Lee's gift cards ~Read More~

Buster the School Bus Teaches School Bus Safety

Kindergarten, first and second grade students in the Pascagoula School District learned ~Read More~

PHS Soccer Standout April Stewart Signs with William Carey College

Pascagoula High School soccer standout April Stewart signed a scholarship to ~Read More~
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Judges Needed for PHS Singing River Speech & Debate Tourney

The PHS Speech and Debate team is still recruiting lay judges for its upcoming tournament, Jan. 9 -10.  Previous experience is not required.


Join Pascagoula High School for the Sixth Annual Singing River Classic Speech and Debate Tournament.  Schools from across the state will be on campus from 4 pm -10 pm Friday and 8 am - 7 pm on Saturday


Throughout the weekend, the PHS Speech and Debate Team will host 18 competitive events, including speeches, four divisions of debate, and oral interpretation of literature.  Judges can relax and enjoy complimentary meals and snacks in the judges' lounge.  Judges may choose from shifts of Friday night, Saturday morning, or Saturday afternoon.


If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering time to the largest academic competition on the Gulf Coast, please email Jessica Wilkinson, Director of Forensics at PHS, at jwilkinson@psd.ms.

Christmas Break Camps for K-7th Graders

Christmas break camps will be held Dec. 22, 23, 29 and 30 and Jan. 5-6. Cost is $85 for residents and $105 for non-residents. Camp opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m. Camp activities include Audubon Aquarium and Imax, arts and crafts, bowling and park tour. The camp is offered for children in kindergarten through seventh grade at the Pascagoula Recreation Department. Register at: www.cityofpascagoula

Thank You Toy Giveaway Volunteers!

A huge thank you to all who volunteered for the New York Firefighters Hurricane Katrina Toy Giveaway this past Saturday at the Jackson County Service Center. We had a wonderful time and it was a great way to give back to the community. Thank you so much for coming out and giving of your time and a big thank you too to the students who volunteered from the PHS basketball team and PHS French Club!

PHS Football Players Participate in Special Football Events

Pascagoula Panther football players Jauan Collins and Marshean Joseph played in the Miss./Ala. All-Star Game in Montgomery, Alabama on Dec. 13, 2014, at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.

Pascagoula Panther football players Hunter Godfrey and Jaylen Smith are playing in the Bernard Blackwell North/South All Star Game on Dec. 20, 2014 at Milner Stadium in Gulfport. The game will be played at Milner Stadium in Gulfport.

1st Team MAC All State: Hunter Godfrey, Jaylen Smith, Marshean Joseph, Jauan Collins
2nd Team MAC All State: Will Inlow

All Region will be selected Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.
Congratulations to these players!

Mother's Day Out at St. Pierre's

St. Pierre's Episcopal Church in Gautier is hosting a Mother's Day Out from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on three Fridays - Dec, 5, 12, and 19, to help parents during the busy holiday season. Children will participate in story time and crafts and indoor and outdoor play.


Cost is $50 for three days for one child and $30 for second child in the same family. 


Contact Ann Parrish at aparrish@cableone.net to register. The church is located at 4412 Gautier-Vancleave Road, Gautier.

PHS Grad Senquez Golson is First Team All-SEC

Ole Miss cornerback Senquez Golson, a Pascagoula native and Pascagoula High graduate, was named a unanimous first-team All-SEC pick by the Associated Press.

Golson, a senior, leads the SEC and ranks second nationally with nine interceptions this season. He has added 41 tackles and eight pass breakups for the Rebels, who are 9-3 heading into the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against TCU on Dec. 31.

TLA Choir and Arlington Elementary are Spirit of Christmas Winners

Congratulations to the Trent Lott Academy Honor Choir and Arlington Elementary, both of whom won the Spirit of Christmas award in the Pascagoula Christmas Parade. Rebecca Davis from Pascagoula Mainstreet will present the award to Trent Lott Academy Honor Choir prior to its Christmas program on Thursday and to Arlington Elementary on Fridaymorning prior to the school’s sing-a-long. Congratulations to these winners!

PSD Students Perform in the Nutcracker

Congratulations to PSD students who performed in the 36th annual performance of The Nutcracker by the Melange Dance Company. They are: Olivia Randle, Bailey Bass, Caroline Floyd, Audrey Sykes, Ann Scott Corlew, Gracelyn Mitchell, Michaela Swann, Folsom Berry, Isabella Reynolds, Meg Corlew, Ann Scott Corlew; 


Riley Hanson, Isabella Gray, Arabella Clark, Lorelei Mitchell, Lilian Bains, Kayla Pugh, Courtney Ware, Kayden Albin, Emma Brandenstein, Abby Brandenstein, Alyria Denis, Michaela Swann, Taylor Williamson; 


Sydney Hanson, Addy Torjusen, Mallory Smith, Price Berry, Abby Magyar, Emery Kate Rone, Victoria Nix, Julianna Wood, Miralee Klasky, Haley Magee, Natalie Keenum and Addilyn Thames

Deadline is Jan. 16 for 1st Annual Celebrate the Gulf Poster Design Contest for Artists

This year the Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at War Memorial Park in Pass Christian, Miss. in conjunction with our sister festival, Art in the Pass . For the first time since the beginning of this festival, we are adding a poster design competition to more closely tie in our festival to the art festival. We encourage all artists, both amateur and professional, to submit an original poster design that depicts the conservation or the scenic qualities of Mississippi’s coastal resources for consideration as the inaugural poster in this newly established festival series. 


The winning artist will be awarded $250 and 10 posters. The original piece of artwork chosen for the poster will be publicly displayed at the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and other public venues and will be printed as the official festival poster.  Additionally, it may be used as the artwork for the festival t-shirt. IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN ENTRY FORM, PLEASE EMAIL DEBBIE ANGLIN.


•       Art work must be camera ready.

•       No entry fee is required.

•       Artist must be 13 years of age or older to participate.

•       No size restricted, but final print size will be approx. 16” X 20”. 

•       Each artist may submit up to two (2) entries for consideration.

•       Computer-generated art is NOT acceptable.

•       Art work should depict Mississippi’s coastal resources.

•       Employees of the DMR and their immediate family members are not eligible for the contest.

•       The design must be suitable for poster reproduction and be in keeping with the family atmosphere of the festival.

•       When submitted, the artwork must be sprayed with a fixative (if appropriate), covered with acetate or clear plastic wrap and  be supported in front and back with corrugated or foam core board for protection.

•       Entry deadline January 16, 2015, 5:00 pm.

•       Each submission must be accompanied by a completed entry form, available at www.dmr.ms.gov

•       Entries and accompanying paperwork must be submitted to Jessica Rankin at the DMR, 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530.

•       The decision of the judges is final.

•       Winning artwork will be unveiled in February.

•       The winning artist must attend the festival and sign the posters on April 11, 2015 from 10am -2pm.

•       All works of art submitted for this competition will become the sole property of the DMR.  The DMR will also retain the right to use the artists’ names in any present and/or future promotional or educational activities.

For more information about this competition, please contact Jessica Rankin at Jessica.rankin@dmr.ms.gov or call her at (228) 374-5000.

Children's World Map Competition 2015


Are you looking for a great art, science, or social studies project? Encourage your students to create an entry for the PATCHENIK CHILDREN’S WORLD MAP COMPETITION 2015, for a chance to represent the USA in an international map illustration contest, to be held at the International Cartographic Conference in Rio de Janeiro in August 2015.


This is the 21st annual Petchenik Map Competition, which celebrates the creativity, imagination, artistry, and wisdom of child mapmakers. Students from your school can win prizes from Lonely Planet, National Geographic, and other partners, and represent the United States in a map exhibit featuring student entries from six continents. The winning illustrations will be considered for greeting card, calendar, and poster designs for international organizations such as UNICEF.


Here are the rules:

1. Children 16 years old or younger are to produce a map illustration on the theme “My Place in Today’s World.” The maximum size is 17 x 11 inches (smaller entries are fine, too), and can be made using any unbreakable material. Mixed media entries are welcome, but the height of

pasted-on components must be no greater than 0.2 inches.


2. The theme “My Place in Today’s World” may be illustrated in any way, using pictures, drawings, words, objects, or other graphical elements, but the illustration must include (somewhere) a map of all or a large portion of the world, with recognizable continents drawn as correctly as can be expected for the child’s age.


3. An entry can be drawn by a maximum of three authors, all of whom should be in the same age group (see #4); the age of the oldest artist will be used to place the entry in the correct group.

Multiple entries from a single school are welcome.


4. Participants are entered into the international competition by the child’s age on December 31, 2014: under 6 years, ages 6-8 years, ages 9-12, and ages 12-16.


5. Each map must have the following information on a label attached to the back side of the

illustration: the name, age, school (or personal) address, and country of its author, and the title of the illustration in either French or English.


6. All maps from a single school should be sent in one package, and postmarked by February 7, 2015, to the following address:

Dr. Robert Edsall

National Coordinator, BBPCMC

Department of History, Idaho State University

921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8079

Pocatello, ID 83209-8079


7. Submitted illustrations must be original and hard-copy; no digital files (images, .pdfs, etc.) will be accepted. Participants are encouraged to scan or photograph the finished work for their records. Entries can be returned only if you include a self-addressed stamped envelope (ensure sufficient size and proper postage) with your entries. Entries selected as national winners cannot be returned, and become the property of the International Cartographic Association and are stored in the library of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


8. All past international competition entries can be viewed at http://children.library.carleton.ca.


The national and international judging of the illustrations will focus on three areas:


1. a recognizable message. a recognizable connection between the form, shape, and use of

cartographic elements that creatively address the Competition's theme of “My Place in Today’s World,”


2. cartographic content: appropriate cartographic elements such as symbols, colors, names and labels, etc., which help address the Competition's theme. 

Note: cartographic accuracy (e.g. of coastlines of continents) is not a primary concern, though the illustration should be recognizable as a map and any abstractions of the map should be artistically presented.


3. overall quality of the execution: aesthetic quality in such matters as balance and harmony among the image elements

This is a great opportunity for your students to creatively express their worldview, enhance their awareness of maps, and make them more conscious of their environment and connections to it. They may even get the chance to represent their nation in an international exhibit next summer. We hope you encourage your students and your school to take part in this effort.


For more information, contact Rob Edsall, edsarobe@isu.edu

PSD Students and Teachers Move Toward Single Sign-On for Websites

Students and teachers will begin using a single logon username and password to access the Internet and other related services.  Some may question or will have questions regarding this new procedure.  Please read the district's HelpDesk FAQs for more information.

Bus Drivers Needed! Call 228-938-6565

Athletic Events: Week of December 15, 2014

Athletic Events: Week of December 15-19, 2014


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