Tiger Quarterly Hattiesburg High School CTE -Fall 2019 (1)

Natasha Barnes and Cesar Nolasco earned their NCCER National Certification. Photo by Jennie Noonkester


20 HOSA fundraiser at Pyro's

21 PBIS Fall Tailgate

23 Thanksgiving Break Begins


1 Students return to school

3 FGH Career Fair in Dome

3-11 State Tests (Biology I, Algebra I, US History, English 10)

5 Law and Public Safety and Sports Medicine Field Trip

13 NTHS Membership money due

14 ACT

16 Culinary Art's Ribbon Cutting with ADP

16-20 Semester Exams

20 60% Day

Photo by Jennie Noonkester

Tis the season……..

What a great time of year it is, and what a great time it is to be a part of HPSD’s Career & Technical Education. Our CTE programs are full of opportunities to gain the necessary skills that prepares our students for post-secondary education and/or the workforce. We have expanded dual enrollment, national certifications, and are expanding the curriculum to support a…….Next Level Mindset! Many thanks to our staff for the job they do to make our CTE programs attractive, challenging, engaging, and meaningful to the lives of our deservingly wonderful students.

Director Jermaine Brown

Back to School and community support

We would like to thank Mayor Barker, USM Admissions, The Fire and Police Department, community leaders, and Venue Church for supporting our Hattiesburg High Students on their first day back to school. Photos by Jennie Noonkester


Digital Media Technology and Polymer Science Students were challenged by Mr. Brownlow and Ms. Evans to work on problem-solving and build team work skills. Photos by Jennie Noonkester

CTE Orientation

Dr. Pierce and Ms. Noonkester facilitate an annual CTE student orientation. Students receive information about what CTE entails, opportunities our programs offer to students, college and scholarship information, as well as discussions about the significance of their GPA. A special thank you to Smoothie King, Qdoba, William Carey University, and University of Southern Mississippi for donations. Photos by Jennie Noonkester

Fall Parents' Night at Hattiesburg High

It is always a great start to any school year when parents come to Open House. We love our CTE parents. Photos by Jennie Noonkester and Charish Pierce

ADP annual "Mission Possible"

Hattiesburg High School's Career and Technical juniors participated in the annual ADP sponsored "Mission Possible". The event occurred at William Carey University, and the University of Southern Mississippi also hosted area schools. Our students were exposed to a wide variety of job skill information from resume writing to interview dos and don'ts. A special "Thank You" goes out to Todd Jackson (ADP), Lindsey Lewis (PRCC), Dr. Allen Bonner (WCU), Timmy Ruckner (Venture), Alissa King (WCU), Dr. Scott Hummel(WCU), and Stacy Ahua (United Way). Photos by Jennie Noonkester

Law and Public Safety

Rescue 7 landed on Hattiesburg High School's campus to talk about their career and to demonstrate how their equipment operates to our Law and Public Safety students.

Picture by Brianne Kelly

Health Science

Larshayvia Osborne and Senator Wicker
Toby Barker and MS HOSA Executive Council

Mississippi's HOSA State Post Secondary President, Larshayvia Osborne, represented MS HOSA and Hattiesburg High School Health Science/ Clinical Services Academy in Washington DC. Larshayvia addressed the concerns of Mississippians in rural areas not being afforded adequate Health Care due to the lack of Health Care Providers. Larshayvia suggested ways that the over 4,000 members of MS HOSA (Future Health Professionals) could be a part of the solution to the perils of Health Care in Mississippi. Larshayvia's presentation was so effective that it has led to future endeavors for HOSA and its over 4,000 members in MS.

Article and photos by Mimi Wilson

Electrical Students Visit Southeastern Construction's Renovation Project

A special thank you goes out to Patrick Ward and Wayne Pittman at Southeastern Construction for their dedication to developing workforce ready skills for electrical and construction CTE students in the Pine Belt area. Photos by Dr. Earnest Evans

Culinary Arts

The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Food Handler Program provides food safety training for employees to complete in order to learn best practices in the areas of food handling, food allergens, and food protection management. We are proud to announce that all of Mrs. Floyd’s Culinary Arts I and II students completed the coursework and all students passed their test that awards them the ServSafe Food Handler Certification!! Great job students in earning this certificate that can go with you into your careers!

By: Toni Floyd

English Instructors Tour CTE Programs

The Hattiesburg High School ELA Department for an October PLC toured several Career and Technical Programs. Thank you for taking interest in our students. They toured our Electrical, Polymer Science, Engineering, Early Childhood Education, and Digital Media Programs. Photos by Jennie Noonkester


Hattiesburg High School's Sports Medicine and Health Science programs attended Pearl River Community College's annual Allied Health Day on the Hattiesburg campus. It is always amazing to experience PRCC's professionalism and medical programs. PRCC offers area CTE students scholarships when they complete a two year program and have the needed GPA (3.0 half-tuition and 3.5 full-tuition). Our students explored PRCC's physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory, radiology, surgical technology, dental hygienist, and lab tech programs. Photos by Jennie Noonkester

Informational Technology

Information Technology I and II students are doing hands-on projects. I.T. I students are completing their hands-on lab "Inside the Case" of a PC. The I.T. II students are doing job shadowing with our District IT Department and helping complete teachers' work orders. Also, they completed in class projects to help with IT issues outside the classroom. Additionally, students are using this shadowing time as lab hours for their course curriculum. Photos by Marcus Jordan

College and Career Fair

It was a pleasure to watch our Career and Technical Students explore their career and college options this fall. A special thank you to the colleges, universities, and local businesses for spending time with our students. Photos by Jennie Noonkester

Mr. Jerome Brown advises Coach Wesco's Resource Management class on sound banking practices and financial planning. Thank you Mr. Brown for spending time with Hattiesburg High students.

Photo by Jennie Noonkester

The picture is for the District's Amazing Educator Shoutout award.

Coach Wesco was caught making health fun and engaging for his students. His students diligently participated in their personality poster presentations and were able to overcome their fear of speaking in front of people.

Great teacher leaders think beyond the walls of their classroom into what their impact can be. Thanks for making an impact!

Photo by Coach Wesco

N.R. Burger TSA

On Thursday, November 20, 2019, members of the N.R. Burger Technology Student Association (TSA) attended the 2019 P2P (Pathways 2 Possibilities) Career Expo at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, MS. Students were able to explore hands-on exhibits in 19 different career pathways. While engaged in these activities, career professionals shared valuable information with students about what it is like to work in their respective fields. They also discussed the required education and training needed to put the on the right path to attain their desired jobs or positions. It was an informative day for the students and sponsors who plan to share what they learned with other students in their ICT II and STEM classes. Article and photos by Jennifer Morgan

Hattiesburg High School Career and Technical Education Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or handicapping conditions in accordance with federal and state law.


Jennie Noonkester, Marcus Jordan, Mimi Wilson, Bri Kelly, and Charish Pierce