Students, Staff, and other Stakeholders:
First and foremost, I hope you and your family are adjusting to this unprecedented time as much as possible. I sincerely urge you to follow all guidelines of staying home and social distancing for the safety of all. This worldwide pandemic has changed our daily lives preventing us to gather for work, community events, ball games, church and, of course, school. Being out of school and the building being closed for the remainder of the semester, is unimaginable.
Adjusting to the impact of COVID-19, has definitely been and will continue to be just that…an ADJUSTMENT. There are several definitions to the term that are simplistic in nature. The one simple definition for the word that stood out to me is the following:"…..a small alteration or movement to achieve a desired fit, appearance, or result." With that said, as a result of COVID-19, what are you going to do to achieve a desired result? I challenge you to use this time to focus on your personal growth. I was so proud to read a story shared by one of our teachers that was written by one of our students. The student spoke of not being able to control the impact of COVID-19, but she talked about reading more to help her comprehension and knowledge. The student also spoke about taking advantage of spending time with family. The student was spot on. This is the time to take advantage of those things that we all portrayed that we didn’t have time to do and/or the things we took for granted.
I also encourage all students and parents to be engaged with the resources that are available from the school district. Our teachers are our best resources. Please, be sure you are staying connected to them and abreast of learning-at- home opportunities that they are providing. Lastly, embrace the fact that the school building is closed, but your classes and learning have not stopped.
Again, do your best to make the adjustment and definitely continue to learn all you can-not necessarily for a grade or passing a course- but for a better you!
Please, remain safe!
C. Jermaine Brown
Mayor Barker Proclaims February "City-Wide CTE Month"
"Soup and Bread" Valentine Cook-off
Instructor: Toni Floyd
Parent Empowerment Night and Choices: hattiesburg High
Mrs. Floyd, Damaria Holden, and Ameria Ellis represented Hattiesburg High Schools CTE Cuinary Arts program at N.R. Burger Middle School.
Mr. Brownlow, Ms. Noonkester, and Dr. Pierce answered 8th grade student and parent questions about our CTE programs. Local colleges and universities attended, and Dr. Guerin informed guests about local college and career opportunites in the Pine Belt area. It was a fun evening.
Mr. Boney was available to answer questions about the high school and provide parental and community feedback at the meeting.
Culinary Art's Ribbon Cutting
Culinary Arts: Field Experiences
Instructor: Toni Floyd
Health Science, for CTE Month, hosted a Go Red event for all the women staff in the Hattiesburg Public School District. Go Red is a national event to raise awareness of women's health and to recognize both heart disease and stroke as the #1 killers of women by the American Heart Association. It is important for all women to know their numbers: 1) Blood Pressure 2) Blood Sugar 3) Height, Weight & BMI and 4) Cholesterol. Knowing these critical numbers, can help women determine their risk of developing cardiovascular disease and take preventative measures to reduce their risks. HOSA helped women learn the most important numbers in their life - Their heart depends on it. Go Red!
- Article and photos by Mimi Wilson
The following are winners at HOSA’s District Competition at Lawrence County Career and Technical Center. There were over 600 students present from the Southern Region of Mississippi.
Taiya Theodore -1st , Destiney Fountian & Marissa Moody- 2nd , Haylee Reid - 3rd Cordelia Lampton - 3rd, Alaysia Roberts & Brianna Moss - 7th ,Lisa Yang - 7th, Jazlyn Eaton, Eugene Stubbs & Amerah Gholar- Advanced to State
Photos by: Mimi Wilson
National Technical Honor Society State Leadership Conference
Sponsors: Dr. Charish Pierce & Ms. Jennie Noonkester
Mississippi HighWay Patrol visits Law and Public Safety
Instructor: Taletha Winston
Law and Public Safety and sports Medicine travel to Jackson,MS
Sports Medicine Instructor: Brian Maskew & Law and Public Safety Instructor: Briann Kelly
Instructor: Coach Marcus Jordan
A "Real World" Experience
Instructors: Tanya Evans (DMT), DeAnna Anderson (ECE), and Coach Marcus Jordan (IT)
Instructor: Dr. Earnest Evans
Polymer Science and Engineering Visit Nissan
Instructor: James Brownlow
Advisory Committee Meeting
Instructors: Toni Floyd, Burnell Wesco, and Christy Farris
Instructor: Coach Burnell Wesco
Jennie Noonkester, Mimi Wilson, Charish Pierce, James Brownlow, Macus Jordan, Stephan Jordan, Nissan, Deanna Anderson, Bernell Wesco, Jennifer Morgan, Taletha Winston, Brian Maskew, and Earnest Evans, Jr.