Announcements

Due to the potential for eye damage, HPSD students will not be allowed to view Monday's solar eclipse outdoors. https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov 


HPSD Tiger Perks

The Tiger Perks Program is a partnership with local businesses and community organizations who provide incentives and/or benefits to HPSD educators and staff in an effort to help us keep our teachers and employees in Hattiesburg where we need them. This partnership will also give extra exposure and business to the participating merchants, and we feel is a mutually beneficial endeavor. The benefits can be anything from discounts, services, and/or products that are not offered to the general public. 
 
We greatly appreciate the support and generosity of our TIGER PERKS PARTNERS
  • SACKS OUTDOORS
    HPSD Employees get 10% off purchases (excludes special orders)
    (601)582-8111
    200 East Pine Street, Hattiesburg 
     
  • JAVA WERKS Coffee and Tea
    10% discount with HPSD ID
    (601)268-3993
    2902 Hardy St, Unit 10 
     
  • BLOOMS
    HPSD Employees get 10% off purchases (excludes Peter’s Pottery)
    (601)584-9200 
     
  • JAZMO’S BODEGA (on FB too)
    10% discount with HPSD ID
    (601) 336-7183
    631 Main St, Hattiesburg 
     
  • PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS
    HPSD Employees get $10 off a purchase of $40 or more (includes custom t-shirts)
    (601)268-8941
    400 Hardy Street, Ste A-12, Hattiesburg

     

 
More information about the program can be found here
 
If you would like to become a part of the Tiger Perks Program, please fill out the TIGERS PERKS Form and return it to: 
 
HPSD TIGER PERKS PROGRAM
Hattiesburg Public School District
301 Mamie Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401












Help HES students receive free books!



You can find all of the HPSD Social Media accounts in one simple place on our






 Check out HPSD healthy menu:


Hattiesburg Public School Supply Lists
Please check out this website:

http://www.hattiesburgpsd.com/?page_id=2909


HPSD Summer Resource Guide 2016
http://www.hattiesburgpsd.com/?p=2857


Christian Clark, #4 of the USM Men's Basketball Team, was an AWESOME guest speaker Monday!!  He spoke to the 5th graders about being successful despite your circumstances. He encouraged the 5th to stay focused on their goals, to excel in their academics, and to obedient to their parents.   Thanks Christian Clark!!!




Honor Roll Party

Thank you Main Street UMC for hosting a honor roll party for all the students at Hawkins Elementary S.M.A.R.T. School! 
*photo credits Mr. Tim Johnson



HES Appreciation Day 4
Special thank you to Counselor Watson, and HES Leadership.
‪#‎TeamHawkins‬ *picture credit Principal Mikell, Mrs. Shows, Mrs. Reid, Ms. Watts
  

HES Appreciation Day 3- 
Special thank you to Ms. Sharon Miles, Ekklesia Hattiesburg and AmeriCorps ‪#‎TeamHawkins‬
 *picture credit Mrs. Shows, Mrs. Reid, Ms. Watts

HES Appreciation Day 2- 
Special thank you to Counselor Watson, HES Leadership, HES Auxiliary,P.B.I.S. team ‪#‎TeamHawkins‬ 
*picture credit Mrs. Shows, Mrs. Reid, Ms. Watts

    


HES Appreciation Day 1- 
Special thank you to Counselor Watson, HES Nutrition, HES Leadership, and P.B.I.S. team
 ‪#‎TeamHawkins‬ *picture credit Mrs. Shows

  






Thank you Mr. Rob Roberts of EverFi for educating out fifth grade students on free Financial Savy Technology to help with their portfolios!



HES Secretary Appreciation Week 2016 ‪#‎TeamHawkins‬



Day 2


Thanks R.A.T.S.
(Rejects All Tobacco)
  
  




Thank you to all who volunteered at the Hawkins Third Grade Reading Assessment Saturday Boost Camps, your help was INVALUABLE! HES students did AMAZING! ‪#‎TEAMHAWKINS‬






Tuesday, April 12th- 1st/2nd Grade EOY Screener
                                                                                   Tuesday, April 26th- Questar Reading
                                                                                   Wednesday, April 27th- Questar Reading
                                                                                   Thursday, April 28th- Questar Writing
                                                                                   Friday, April 29th- Accommodations (Reading & Writing)
                                                                                   Tuesday, May 3rd- Questar Math Session 1
                                                                                   Wednesday, May 4th- Questar Math Session 2
                                                                                   Thursday, May 5th- Questar Math Session 1&2 (Accommodations)
                                                                                   Friday, May 6th-Questar Math Session 1&2 Make-Up Testing
                                                                                   Thursday, May 12th & 13- MST2 (5th Grade)
                                                                                   Tuesday, May 17th- 3rd Grade Summative Re-test








HES Upcoming Events

                                                                                         Third Grade Reading Gate (MKAS2)-               Thursday, March 31st

                                                                                         Report Card Pickup-                                              Thursday, March 31st

                                                                                         USM Day of Service-                                               Saturday, April 2nd

                                                                                          Freeze Cup Friday (PBIS)-                                    Friday, April 8th

                                                                                         National Library Week-                                           April 11th-April 15th

                                                                                          Librarian Appreciation Day-                                 Tuesday, April 12th

                                                                                         PTA-NASA Night –                                                   Tuesday, April 12th

                                                                                         H.E.S. Parade-                                                          Thursday, April 14th

                                                                                         H.E.S. Pep Rally-                                                      Friday, April 22nd  

                                                                                          Earth Day-                                                                   Friday, April 22nd  

                                                                                          Secretary Appreciation Week-                             April 25th- April 29th

                                                                                          Teacher Appreciation Week-                               May 2nd- May 6th



PRE-K APPLICATIONS OPEN APRIL 1


Applications for the HPSD Pre-K Program for the 2016-2017 school year will be available at each elementary school beginning Friday, April 1, 2016. Parents should pick up applications from their assigned school zone. There are only 20 slots available at each site and acceptance is based on the child’s academic need. Applications must be returned to the HPSD Office of Federal Programs at 301 Mamie Street between April 18-22. Birth certificate, shot record, social security card, and 2 current proofs of residency will be required when submitting the application. Applications without the necessary documentation will not be accepted. Detailed info will be provided with the application. 
Once applications are accepted by the Office of Federal Program, parents will be notified of screening dates. Please contact Carrie Hornsby or Nancy McGee at 601-582-5078 if you need additional information. 



HES Fifth Grade Strings students performed Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hot Cross Bun, and Mary Had a Little Lamb for the Pre-K classes. The students sang along as the String Students played.

  





Important Dates:

     Black History Program-                February 26th

Read Across America-                  March 4th

                   Spring Break-                             March 14th – March 18th

Good Friday-                              March 25th 

Easter Holiday-                           March 28th

   3rd Grade Reading Gate-                March 31st

P.B.I.S. Freeze-Cup Friday           April 1st

HES Child Nutrition Appreciation
#Team Hawkins



We are thankful for all that you do to make education priority when it comes to the students of HES!




The "50's" PBIS Party

           







Our Annual Needs Assessment Survey is open through February 26! Please help us with your input and feedback!


http://www.hattiesburgpsd.com/?p=2666



  

Happy National Counselor Week 
We are so THANKFUL and GRATEFUL for our WONDERFUL Counselor Watson! She always goes the EXTRA mile for students, faculty and staff!



HES students attended wonderful sessions discussing and interacting on Asia. This event is sponsored by Hattiesburg Public Library, Mississippi Geographic Alliance and National Geographic. Thank you Libririan Woodard for organizing such an awesome field trip for the the entire school!






All Students (Third-Fifth Grade) should have a packet.






Congrats Coach Jennifer Morgan 
District Teacher of the Year





Dr. Greg Ladner named HPSD Interim Superintendent



The HPSD Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Dr. Greg Ladner to be the Interim Superintendent for the Hattiesburg Public School District. 
Dr. Ladner first began his education career in 1978 as a 10th grade teacher at Forrest County Agricultural High School in Brooklyn, Miss. He retired in 2010 after four years as superintendent of the Pearl Public School District and was superintendent of the Lumberton School District from 1996 to 2006. He served as Interim Superintendent of Moss Point Public Schools for the 2011-2012 school year. Most recently, he worked for the Mississippi School Board Association as a trainer for school boards and superintendents in over 30 districts across the state


Read more at:

http://www.hattiesburgpsd.com/?p=2556



Hawkins 2015-2016 Reading Fair Winners

Pre-K

1.     Niema Brackett

2.     My Anna Bowman

Kindergarten

1.     Arianna Bryant

2.     Channing Crosby

3.     Jadya Clemmons

1st Grade –Division B

1.     Cailyn Young

2.     Jamaya Binion

2nd Grade –Divison C

1.     Kayden Wiley & Syara Franklin

2.     Jamice Binion

3rd Grade –Division D

1.     Dennis Watson

2.     Rodman McDonald

3.     Micheal Nelms

4th -5th grade- Division E

1st Payton Parsons &  Micheal Myers

2nd Jerkemian Knight

3rd-5th grade non-fiction H

1.     Demetrius Carson

2.     Caleb Young

k-2 grade Division K

1.     Mrs.Lott Class

2.     Ms.Dupree Class

3.     Mrs.Hamilton Class

Honorable mention: Mrs.Pickle’s Class

 

3-5th grade-Division L

1st Nehemiah Taylor and Jamirya Williamson


Hawkins Elementary SMART School 
School Pictures

Haven't ordered yet? Don't miss this year's school picture!

  1. Go to mylifetouch.com
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code located in your picture package
Pedidos en español disponibles por internet. Utiliza tu ID del retrato y el código de acceso de tu paquete del retrato. 

To redeem your complimentary digital SmileSafe card, click here.

Parent/Guardian, how was this year’s school picture experience? Take survey.


HES Awards Day 2015

First Nine Weeks

  
                                                                              


What is the Code of Conduct Hour


We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.

That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

Our Hour of Code is a statement that Hawkins is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.

This is a chance to change the future of education in Hattiesburg, MS.

See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word.


HES students giving back one card at a time!


Happy Veterans Day 
  



Accelerated Reader Field Trips
Students with an averages of 85% or above for the first nine weeks, received a personal tour around Books A Million.





USM
USM music/band students gave an instrument review and played for HES 3rd grade. ‪#‎thankyou‬


HES Accelerated Reader Class Spotlight

Accelerated Reader "AR" Class Spotlight for 50% or higher participation with an average above 85. 
(What is AR? Accelerated Reader is a computerized that program tests comprehension. Students select books on THEIR reading level, read INDEPENDENTLY,
 and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain amount points based on length and READING level.)



Red Ribbon Week
Attorney Richard Schwartz  & Scruff McGruff








Fourth Grade Ecosystem Project
HES 4th grade class has been learning about ecosystems. An ecosystem includes all the living things in a given area interacting with each other and also with their nonliving environments. The students' culminating project was to choose an ecosystem of their choice and represent that ecosystem using a shoebox. Great job 4th graders!

  
  


Coming Soon
Picture Day is Thursday, November 5. Order portraits now
 atmylifetouch.com using Picture Day ID OI615054Q0.

Wellness, Library,& Guidance Committee





PinkOut! 
HES Jr. Beta 


Hansel and Gretel

HES students enjoyed an evening of "Hansel and Gretel at the Saenger Threater. 
Pictures courtesy of Mrs. Mosley and Mrs. Lott- Thank you, you guys ROCK!





HES Walk to School Day
Wednesday, October 6, 2015
7:20 A.M.- 7:25 A.M.



Reading & Yoga with PreK

Thank you to the Sparkman family

  


HES Choir performed at the Mobile Street Festival on October 3, 2015.
Thank you Mrs. Shows and Ameri-Corps volunteers!



  



Hattiesburg Zoo Visits HES

  

  





Happy National Green Apple Day

HES students receives tips on healthy snacks involving green apples. 
Special thanks to the HES Child Nutrition Staff and Mrs. Vickie Burkett Smith! 
# Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed 
 (Saturday, September 26, 2015)

 


Thank you Jr. Auxiliary for Vision and Hearing Screenings.

  



HES MEET AND GREET GATTITOWN



Happy National Backpack Day! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, we celebrated AOTA's National Backpack Day. This is a program that educates people across the country to Live Life To Its Fullest by avoiding the pain and injury that can come from heavy backpacks and bags. Students learned safety tips to stay protected from back pain throughout life. Students were taught how to properly choose, pack, lift, and carry various types of bags—including backpacks, purses, briefcases, and suitcases. Thanks Nurse Lauren Roberts for all your help, you rock!




Hawkins' Team Building
  
 



Way to go Fifth Grade Griffin's Class Spotlighted on WHLT22

#Yourock
https://www.facebook.com/whltcbs22
A group of students at Hawkins Elementary have been learning the facts of Hurricane Katrina but one teacher wanted them to take away a few life lessons. Watch ‪#‎WHLT22‬ @10 to hear what these 10 year olds have to say about the storm.


First Grade
Ms. Dupree's first grade class sounding it to success! ‪#‎HESExcellence‬!


 


Buckley's class setting science on fire! 
HES  fifth grade students investigating mixtures and solutions while observing physical properties of color, particle size, shape, texture, and solubility of gravel and salt. #Buckleyscienceguru #Rockingscience #courtesyofawesomesaucier

 


 Mrs. Smith's picture used on HPSD Strategic Planning Initiative




Anti-Bullying Workshops hosted by Mr. Boone, P.B.I.S., and Auxiliary Team

  


 P.E. with the awesome Coach Smith!



Help HES by sending in labels to the school!



School Beautification
Thank you Ms. Sharon Miles, Neighbors at Hawkins, and Ekklesia for a BEAUTIFUL teachers' lounge, we truly heart emoticon it! You rock

     
    


Classworks

Check it out:

http://video.classworks.com/services/player/bcpid2687437873001?bckey=AQ~~,AAACcXxfpTk~,Q6PZ5CJmUbUDH-8K-RgpyT1X9tu4zQoe&bctid=3457692111001






HES First Day 2015-2016

      



Thank You HES PTO

  





HPSD Speciality License Plates

Hattiesburg Public School District Foundation is requesting ALL Tiger fans to support Hattiesburg Public Schools by purchasing speciality license tag(s). For more information, please email HPSDFoundation@gmail.com. They, also, have a website: www.HPSDFoundation.org



*300 tags must be pre-sold before the Department of Revenue will being production on a particular distinctive tag. When the Department of receives the 300 applications, the appropriate fees, and design provided by the organization and approved by the Department, the tag is sent for manufacturing.
  



HPSD Convocation 2015
#I(WE)AREHPSD
 

HES Registration

  


HPSD FY16 Application for IDEA Part B and Preschool Grant

The public is invited to review and provide feedback on the FY16 Application for IDEA Part B and Preschool Grant. The Application is available for viewing online at http://www.hattiesburgpsd.com/?page_id=2183 and at the Hattiesburg Public School District Administrative Office located at 301 Mamie Street. Formal comment period is July 15 – July 31, 2015. Please contact Deborah Martin at 601-582-5078 if additional information is needed.



TIGER TIPS – BACK TO SCHOOL

The Back-to-School Issue of HPSD Tiger Tips is here. Click below for lots of information to help make the start of school a success for you and your child! HPSD Tiger Tips Back-To-School 2015

http://www.hattiesburgpsd.com/?p=2194



  HPSD 2015 DRESS CODES 

  

  2015-16 CALENDAR

      Some important dates:

  • Aug 6 – First Day for Students
  • Sep 7 – Labor Day Holiday (No School)
  • Nov 23-27 – Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 21 – Jan 4 – Christmas Break
  • Jan 5 – Students Report for 2nd Semester
  • Jan 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday (No School)
  • Mar 14 – 18 – Spring Break
  • Mar 25 – Good Friday (No School)
  • Mar 28 – Easter Holiday (No School)
  • May 20 – Last Day of School

 You can see the full calendar by clicking on the link below:
HPSD 2015-16 School Calendar 


National Night Out Against Crime -- July 30, 2015



US Conference of Mayors honored Hattiesburg with a City Livability Award in Education Initiatives for the Hub City Access project!
Check the video out:
https://vimeo.com/131212140




PINE BELT COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN RALLY
Saturday, July 25 from 9am - 2pm
Lake Terrace Convention Center
There will be Door Prizes, Backpacks, School Supplies, Registration, After-School Programs, Vendors, Monogramming, Health Screenings, and One-on-One with School Personnel.
For more information you can contact Aisha Anderson at 601-310-7599 or aisha.anderson@hattiesburgpsd.com



HPSD will be hosting the annual Back-to-School event on Wednesday, July 29 from 5-7pm at the C.E. Roy Community Center at 300 East 5th Street.

The event will feature:

Community Resources

Tips for Academic Success

And much more!

Vouchers for backpacks and school supplies will be given to the first 300 people (for students attending HPSD only)!


BACK TO SCHOOL 2015-16


HPSDbackpack

We’ve collected some info for parents and students that will be useful as we prepare for the upcoming 2015-16 School Year. 
  
  REGISTRATION 
Registration for all Schools: July 30 and 31 (Late registration August 4) 
Time: July 30 (10:00-6:00 pm) July 31 & August 4 (8:00-3:00) 
  
  SUPPLY LISTS 
HPSD Elementary School Supply List 2015-2016 


HPSD's Hoze focused on health of child



"Research basically shows if they have a nutritious meal, if they can have a healthy body — then they can have a healthy mind," he said.

In 2014, Hoze implemented the Community Eligibility Provision in the district, allowing every student to get breakfast and lunch for free.

The food supplied through these programs is designed to give Hattiesburg students the best nutrition available.

"It gives us an opportunity to start with Pre-K through 12th grade — it gives them a safe path to improve their health," Hoze said. "Our health is our wealth. If the children are not healthy, if they are not nourished — we really want to be on the preventative end."

Cafeteria manager Gwen Robinson said Hoze cared about the students and wanted to make sure they were getting healthy meals.

"I think she felt compassion about their need for what we provide through our child nutrition program," Robinson said. "A lot of these kids would not get a meal without our program."

Hoze came to the district in 1987, after working for a number of years as a home economics teacher in Orange County, Florida, and then Perry County. She held that same position in the Hattiesburg schools for five years, before becoming executive director of nutrition in 1992.

Hoze said she had an interest in food and nutrition beginning in high school.

"I credit my home economics teachers — Ruby Draughn and Gloria Bryant," she said. "They started the passion. I truly enjoyed their class."

Even so, she headed to Alcorn State with the idea of becoming a math major.

"But (Draughn and Bryant) were so excited about the home economics classes at Alcorn State that I changed my major," Hoze said.

Hoze said she began to feel a passion for education.

"I've always liked children, and I knew education was going to be my path," she said. "I felt it would be a very satisfying and rewarding career."

Hoze said some people might not think cafeteria food tastes good, but she believes that is a misconception. She said sometimes people are used to what they eat at home and not to the nutritious fare served at school.

"We sometimes try on a faster pace to reach the health goals than our students or staff are ready to accept," she said. "Sometimes you have to take baby steps.

"But in Mississippi where we are the most obese state, we can't afford to take the most relaxed approach."

Hoze must have been doing something right. In 2013, all nine of the district's schools received a USDA Gold Award of Distinction — the highest honor possible in the HealthierUS School Challenge. Hattiesburg was one of only two districts in Mississippi that year to have all its schools receive the award.

Hoze may enjoy awards, but her real concern was teaching the students of Hattiesburg Public School District about health and wellness.

"You want to nurture your body through food not medicine," she said. "Total wellness — exercise and adequate rest — educating our students and our staff about total wellness."

Deborah Martin, director of exceptional children and health services, said she appreciates Hoze's dedication to keeping children healthfully fed.

"What I admire most about Stephanie is she has been very diligent and determined that every child in the Hattiesburg Public School District has been able to start the day with a healthy meal, and she has been committed to make sure that our students have what they need during the school day," she said.

Hoze doesn't sound like she'll be slowing down much in retirement. She has plans to work on revitalizing and renovating some of Hattiesburg's blighted areas. But first, there is a big family event on the way.

"I'm going to enjoy my family and anticipate my grandbaby," she said. "I want to travel, but I also have had a vision of real estate and home renovation."

Hoze said it's never too late for anyone to get healthy.

"We try to start babies off on the right foot, but even at 70 or 80 years old, we can still improve our health," she said.

And Hoze is taking some good memories with her as she leaves the district.

"Every position that I've worked in in the last 40 years, I feel has been a true calling," she said. "This is so rewarding — this focus on the total health of the child."

Stephanie Hoze

Age: 63

Title: Executive director of child nutrition

Hometown: Hattiesburg

Family: Husband, Milan; two grown daughters; two sons-in-law; expecting first grandchild in August

Education: Bachelor's in Home Economics Education, Alcorn State University; Master's in Home Economics Education and Specialist in Education, Education Administration, University of Southern Mississippi

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/education/2015/06/26/hoze-focuses-healthy-children/29360285/



HPSD District & Community Surveys




To Hattiesburg Public School District Employees and Community,

Two surveys have been developed with the intent of advancing the mission of the Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) Strategic Planning Initiative. These surveys are aimed at gathering supplemental information from various stakeholders within the Hattiesburg community along with the information gathered during the strategic planning process. The two surveys are the HPSD Teacher and Administrator Survey and the HPSD Parent and Community Survey. Both surveys request that participants express their ideas and points of view surrounding the future of public education in Hattiesburg. Survey responses will be anonymous and used to help us to develop strategies and plans for the future.

Teachers, administrators, parents and community members, I value your input and encourage your participation in completing the respective survey.

Sincerely,

James Q. Bacchus 
Superintendent

Click here for a PDF copy of Mr. Bacchus’ HPSD Strategic Planning Survey Letter.

HPSD Teacher and Administrator Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZN582JB

HPSD Parent and Community Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZNMNMTY





d2015 SUMMER NUTRITION PROGRAM

HPSD is once again offering students breakfast and lunch at no charge during the summer through our Summer Nutrition Program. Any child in the city aged 18 or younger can come to either Hattiesburg High, NR Burger or Grace Christian to eat breakfast and/or lunch each weekday now through July 17. Breakfast is served from 7:45am to 9:00am each weekday and lunch is from 11am to 1pm.



Terrance Bembry: Coach Who Makes A Difference



Hattiesburg Public School District warehouse manager Terrance Bembry works hard at his job, but he always leaves time for "his kids."

These are not the same kids as his three children — Mariah, 10; Tyra, 8; and Terrance III, 2. These are about two dozen 10- to 12-year-olds from Hawkins Elementary School where Bembry has coached five championship football seasons over seven years.

"I'm being a dad to about 20 kids," Bembry, 32, says. "I just want them to know they can be successful — to have something they can strive towards."

Bembry is more of a mentor than a coach to these kids — showing up at school to eat breakfast with them, checking up on their school work and inviting them over to his home on the weekends for barbecue or a little Super Bowl viewing. He does the same for his former team members who are now playing football at Hattiesburg High — talking to them about keeping up their grades and aiming for college.

"He cares so much about these children," said Gloria Shropshire, academic coach at Hawkins. "He will sit them down to talk to them as if he were their father.

"He will encourage them when their hearts feel heavy. When he wasn't feeling well, he would (still) come to practice. When I say dedicated — you can't get more dedicated than Terrance Bembry."

This year, Bembry coached the Hawkins Tigers to a 7-2 season with a win in the Mayor's Cup in Hattiesburg's City League Championship against Woodley Elementary. It was the team's fourth consecutive championship.

That win also earned the team a place in the Commissioner's Cup against the Lexington Colts — a much more experienced Association League team that plays from the Gulf Coast to Tupelo. A city team had never before played an association team.

The final score was Colts 12 and Tigers 0, but the Tigers put up a good fight, keeping the game scoreless until the mid-fourth quarter.

Many on Bembry's team are from single-parent, low-income households. Bembry has been coaching them since 2007, when a Hattiesburg Parks and Recreation official came to him and asked him if he wanted to coach.

"I said, 'Only Hawkins,' " he said. "I grew up on that side of town. I knew what those kids go through, and I wanted to be a role model and a father figure."

Bembry said he didn't have to compete with a lot of people for the job.

"Nobody wanted to coach them," he said. "They were terrible. They had no work ethic. They could not handle any type of defeat. They were crying.

"Once they started winning and believing in themselves, they were an unstoppable force."

Bembry, a Hawkins graduate, went on to Hattiesburg High School and eventually to Jones County Junior College. But he said his future could have included an athletic scholarship to a four-year university.

"I played football at Hattiesburg High School — lettered all three years," Bembry said. "But I didn't have a Terrance Bembry on my side.

"I was getting letters from all these schools — Ole Miss, USM, but I didn't know I was supposed to lift myself up academically. I had the grades to graduate but not to get a scholarship.

"I thought just because I was passing in school, I could go to college."

Bembry says he lets his team know about the mistakes he made. And he uses athletics to motivate them.

"I use these stories to try to influence those kids," he said. "I had kids — fourth and fifth grade — (in trouble). I put them on my football team and gave them confidence and let them know if they work towards a goal, they can make that goal."

Bembry said he tries to help the kids at Hawkins succeed on the football field, then they can transfer that to other areas of their lives.

"I'm tired of seeing kids never getting an opportunity to do good because a lot of these kids could be successful adults if they just got a taste of success," he said.

Sixth-grader Walton Thompson was the quarterback on the Hawkins football team this year. He said Bembry was more than just a coach. helping him out when times got tough.

"It's great — 'cause in a bad situation, he'll make it good," Thompson said. "If we need a joke or something, he'll give us a joke."

Walton said Bembry also reminds him how to behave off the field.

"He tells me, 'Don't go to school and act up. Do what you're supposed to do and get good grades.' "

Hawkins Principal Donna Scott said Bembry's presence on campus has helped with some of the team members who were struggling academically.

"If you mention his name, that will help them get back on task," she said. "He'll check on their grades. He'll address that being victorious in the classroom is just as important as being victorious on the field."

Hattiesburg High School ninth-graders Fabian Franklin and William Robinson were some of the kids nobody wanted to coach until Bembry came along.

"He's been here for us ever since about third grade," Fabian said. "He bought us shoes and takes us out to eat. (He's) both a friend and a dad."

Fabian said he has learned a lot from Bembry.

"He wants us to do better in life," he said. "He doesn't want to see us in jail or be dead. He wants us to succeed."

William feels intensely grateful to Bembry.

"I thank him a lot because, if it weren't for him, I don't know where I'd be."

Terrance Bembry

Age: 32

Hometown: Hattiesburg

Occupation: Hattiesburg Public School District warehouse manager, coach of the Hawkins Tigers, bail bondsman

Family: Wife, Jalisa; children Mariah, 10; Tyra, 8; and Terrance III, 2

Education: Graduate of Hawkins Elementary, Hattiesburg High School and Jones County Junior College

Why he wants to make a difference: "I'm not going to let the kids today be left out or make the same mistakes that I did."

See link below:




HPSD RAISES $3,000 FOR OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUND
Students and staff from the Hattiesburg Public School District collected just over $3,000 for The Deen and Tate Memorial Fund. C. Jerome Brown, Senior Vice President and Director of Community Development for The First received the donation from HPSD Superintendent James Q. Bacchus. Schools and district offices held free dress day and fund raising collections. Hattiesburg High School even sponsored a dunking booth featuring principals and teachers to help raise money. The fund benefits the families of Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate, two Hattiesburg Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty.








 Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony
  










HHS GOLF TEAM PLAYS FOR STATE SHAMPIONSHIP

Good luck to our students and coaches as the HHS Golf Team competes for the State Championship today and tomorrow! We are so proud of you! This is the first time in a decade that the HHS Team has made it to the championships! Also thanks to The First Tee of the Pine Belt for helping support our students’ golf preparation! Special shoutout to form HES student Ryan Outlaw, Jr.!



National Teacher Appreciation Week
Day 1

Thank you Leadership Team, O'Charley, Sweet Peppers, 
Sonic, Gattitown, Ameri-corps,
 and 
especially our amazing Counselor Watson!
  #HESRocks #EducatorRock

  
  











Day 2
Satin Hands Spa Sessions
You are all that and a bag of CHIPS. We appreciate all you DEW. 
(Thank you Leadership Team, Mrs. Susan Newman Cox and especially our amazing Counselor Watson!)‪#‎HESRocks‬ ‪#‎EducatorRock‬

    
      
  

National Teacher Appreciation Week

Day 3 -
 I "mento" tell you THANKS for being an AWESOME TEACHER! (Special thank you to Superintendent Bacchus, Leadership, PTO, Mrs. Mackabee, Amazing Activity Team, and especially Amazing Counselor Watson)‪#‎HESRocks‬ ‪#‎EducatorRock‬

    
    
    
 


The HPSD Board of Trustees is seeking input from parents about the potential 6th Grade S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Academy being considered for next year. Parents (especially those with 5th graders) are encouraged to attend one of the meetings listed below to get more information and to give their input and suggestions related to the new STEAM Academy.
-May 4 at Lillie Burney at 6pm

















Virtual Field Trip:  Of the People A Conversation with President Obama



This discussion builds on the ConnectEd initiative launched by President Obama in June 2013 to ensure all students have access to the best technology in schools and libraries and learning experiences that prepare them for college and career

Live from the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C.
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time: 10:40 to 11:20 AM EDT

Student Host

Osman Yahya
Bennett Middle School
Salisbury, MD

Student Participants from Washington, D.C.
Kramer Middle School
Brightwood Education Campus

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/Live/of-the-people-a-conversation-with-president-obama.cfm




The HPSD Board of Trustees is seeking input from parents about the potential 6th Grade S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Academy being considered for next year. Parents (especially those with 5th graders) are encouraged to attend one of the meetings listed below to get more information and to give their input and suggestions related to the new STEAM Academy.
-April 27 at Mount Olive at 6pm
-April 28 at Thames at 6pm
-April 30 at Grace Christian at 6pm
-May 4 at Lillie Burney at 6pm



HPSD Kindergarten registration will be held at the following times:

April 30 – 5:00-7:00pm 

May 1 – 8:00am-12:00pm

Registration for all kindergarten students will be at N.R. Burger Middle School in the Transploreum at 174 W.S.F. Tatum Drive.

Parents will need to provide registration information and there will be Readiness Screeners for students who are new to the district. Books will also be provided for students to take home with them. 

    Parents need to bring:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Record
  • New Kindergartner

HES MCT3 Parade
 Thank you to all participants....YOU ROCK!

   






The HPSD Board of Trustees is seeking input from parents about the potential 6th Grade S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Academy being considered for next year. Parents (especially those with 5th graders) are encouraged to attend one of the meetings listed below to get more information and to give their input and suggestions related to the new STEAM Academy.
-April 27 at Mount Olive at 6pm
-April 28 at Thames at 6pm
-April 30 at Grace Christian at 6pm
-May 4 at Lillie Burney at 6pm



HES Earth Day 2015 Thank you to all the guests: City of Hattiesburg (Mr. Nkrumah Frazier & Ms. Harris), Forrest County Soil and Water Conservation District (Mr. Bill McGraw), and Edwards Street Fellowship Center (Mrs. Ann McCullen).


  



HES Secretary Appreciation Week

Day 4



Day 3

"Donut" you know, we appreciate you!





Day 2




Teacher of the Year 2014-2015 Hawkins






HPSD Teacher Job Fair will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 9am until 1pm at the HPSD Transploreum in front of NR Burger Middle School. All schools in HPSD will be on-hand to interview candidates and accept applications. Job candidates should bring their resume, a copy of their teaching certifications and/or a recent transcript for recent or expected graduates. For more information, please call 601-582-5078.







Third Grade Pep Rally

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Third Grade Reading Gate

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

8:30A.M.
*All third graders required to test
*More information: http://www.hattiesburgpsd.com/3rd-gate-parent-resources/



Applications for the HPSD Pre-K Program for the 2015-2016 school year will be available at each elementary school beginningFriday, April 10, 2015. There are only 20 slots available at each site and acceptance is based on the child’s screening results.
 Applications must be returned to the HPSD Central Office on or before April 22, 2015. Both a certified birth certificate and immunization record must be attached to the application when returned. Applications without the necessary documentation will not be accepted.
Once applications are reviewed, parents will be notified of screening dates.


HES GREEN TEAM FIELD TRIP




The HPSD Strings program will host their annual Spring Concerts at Thomas Hall on the campus of William Carey University.


  
Middle/High School Spring Concert 
Thursday, April 16 – 6:30 pm 
  
Elementary Spring Concert 
Saturday, April 18 – 11:00 am 
HES Instructor: Mrs. Rebecca Zou
  



HPSD Literacy Boost Camp – April 11! LAST WEEK!

Each elementary school in HPSD is hosting a Literacy Boost Camp for 3rd grade readers to help lift their literacy skills ahead of the 3rd Grade Literacy Assessment. All third graders in HPSD are welcome. The camps are from 9 – Noon on Saturdays March 28 & April 11.Lunch is provided and there is no cost for students. We are providing this for all of our 3rdgraders, but we especially want those students who are having difficulty reading on grade level. If you have questions about the camps or if you need more information about your student’s reading skills, please contact your child’s school or the Office of Curriculum & Instruction 601-582-5078.


Writing Project 2015

The Summer Writing Project is sponsored by the Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi and The First, A National Banking Association. The Summer Writing Project is an opportunity for students who are enrolled in the third, fourth, fifth sixth, seventh, eight, ninth and tenth grades in the Hattiesburg Public Schools for the 2014-2015 school year to enhance their writing skills. All students will use the same given writing prompt:  

Social Media Can Impact My Life Positively and Negatively.”

*Guidelines and entry forms may be picked up at the schools where students attend, area churches and the public library.






Volunteering at its best!
Thanks Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity for volunteering at Hawkins Elementary School




First Tee

District 1st Place for the Girls
Congrats Adrianne Carter

  
      



Third Grade District Meeting

Thank you to EVERYONE that attended the 3rd Gate Parent Meeting at Ebenezer Baptist Church! We really appreciated you!

  


Third Grade Reading Gate Resources





 HES Library Website
Library area available on all Hattiesburg Public School District's websites. Meet HES librarian Ms. L. Woodard, Ed.S educating students about Dr. Seus. Library sites provide card catalogs to each school, reading enhancement resources, planned events, etc.https://sites.google.com/a/hattiesbur…/hawkins-library/home…



M.A.P. Announcement
 Congrats to all HES students that earned "game time" for M.A.P. accomplishments!
  
  




*Free dress day within the district and school dress codes.http://www.hattiesburgpsd.com/…/08/Elementary-HB-14-15-WEB.… pages 31-35


Please come out and support HES Beta Club!




3rd GRADE PARENT NIGHT Tuesday, MARCH 31 at 6pm At Ebeneezer Baptist Church

On Feb 16, the District is hosting a 3rd Grade Parent event to inform parents about the new requirements for 3rd Grade Literacy. This event will be for all 3rd grade parents in the district to get information about what the requirements mean for them and their student. Topics to be covered:
  • 3rd Gate Law & Requirements
  • How to Read the Information & Testing Data Given to Parents
  • What happens when kids fail?
The event will be at 6pm at Ebeneezer Baptist Church 900 E 8th 

Way To Go Beta




     







Thank you 

for everything you do for the students, school, and community 

Mrs. Darty!

We appreciate you so much!






Each elementary school in HPSD is hosting a Literacy Boost Camp for 3rd grade readers to help lift their literacy skills ahead of the 3rdGrade Literacy Assessment. All third graders in HPSD are welcome. The camps are from 9 – Noon on Saturdays March 21, March 28 & April 11. Lunch is provided and there is not cost for students. We are providing this for all of our 3rdgraders, but we especially want those students who are having difficulty reading on grade level. If you have questions about the camps or if you need more information about your students reading skills, please contact your child’s school or the office of curriculum & instruction 601-582-5078.

















 Fourth and Fifth Grades Field trip

 
 

GREAT SEASON HAWKINS GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
SEOND PLACE

  
  
  


HES FAULTY AND STAFF SHOWING APPRECIATION FOR AWESOME PRINCIPALS

  
 


 
 











Kudos Hawkins Drama Club 
for a BRILLIANT performance at the 
Hattiesburg Public School District Board Meeting!

 



Special thank you to Librarian Woodard, ALL homeroom teachers and students for making 
this a day to remember!


  




Move to Learn




Hitting the lessons hard everyday at HES! Kudos!


  


Measures of Academic Progress (M.A.P.) Schedule

February-March 2015
 
   

Teacher(s):

Reading

Language Arts

Mathematics

Saucier

2/24

3/4

3/2

Smith

2/26

3/4

3/2

Marshall

2/25

2/26

3/3

Williams

2/24

2/25

3/3

Buckley

2/25

2/26

3/3

Thomas

2/24

2/25

3/3

Griffin

2/26

3/4

3/2

Windham

2/24

3/4

3/2


Check out our awesome fourth grade in the Hattiesburg American:

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/education/2015/02/21/districts-discipline-numbers/23820463/

Kudos Ms. Williams and Mrs. Marshall on a job well done!






HES students voting for HES yearbook nominees for various categories.

      



HES Strings department performing for fourth graders! 

Awesome job Mrs. Zou and strings students!

       





Canadians visit Hawkins


      





Mississippi to Withdraw from PARCC Consortium


for more information, please click link below:

http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/telephone-directory/mde-news/2015/01/16/mississippi-to-withdraw-from-parcc-consortium




3rd PARENT NIGHT 
Monday, FEB. 16 at 6pm 
At Parkway Heights United Methodist Church

Written by Jas N Smith


On Feb 16, the District is hosting a 3rd Grade Parent event to inform parents about the new requirements for 3rd Grade Literacy. This event will be for all 3rd grade parents in the district to get information about what the requirements mean for them and their student. Topics to be covered:
  • 3rd Gate Law & Requirements
  • How to Read the Information & Testing Data Given to Parents
  • What happens when kids fail?
The event will be at 6pm at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church on Hardy Street (next to Walgreens).



HES Child Nutrition Day

  
   










HES visits the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

    





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 Mississippi Power visits HES

#energyefficiency

#powerequalsresponsibility


  
  









Happy National Counselor Week 

to the BEST counselor ever, Ms. Watson! Sixth and second grade starting the week off with a BANG! 
Thanks Ying and Yang, Mrs. Darty and Ms. Norman, you rock!

Monday


TUESDAY

 

Wednesday

                                          

Thursday

 

Awesome Bulletinboard PreK!




Wellness Meeting 

Thanks to all whom participated and our awesome Hawkins nutrition staff!

#healthyandyummy

    

Children First Report


Click the link below to view a copy of the HPSD 2014 Children First Report. 2014

http://www.hattiesburgpsd.com/children-first-report/









Sample of Reading Fair Boards:                      

Courtesy of Ms. Donshae Harris

Courtesy of Ms. Tyra Saucier


Courtesy of student: Braylon Pearson
Courtesy of student Dennis Watson


Reading Fair 2014

Hawkins Elementary School is ready for another exciting year of participating in the Mississippi Reading Fair. We’re asking that each child choose a fictional or nonfictional book on his/her reading level. Let your child choose a book that he/she is excited about reading. This project is a requirement for every student in 3rd through 6th grade. Students will receive a grade for the storyboard and presentation. All completed projects must be turned in by Wednesday, December 10, 2014, to receive full credit. H.E.S. Reading Fair will take place on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

Reading Fair Guidelines:

 

Projects must be completed on tri-fold boards. Boards must measure at least 30’’ x 40’’ and not exceed 36’’ x 48’’.The smaller, less expensive boards will not be judged in the Reading Fair. Header pieces are not allowed because of the size restrictions. The board’s shape may not be altered in any way.

There are ten elements that must be displayed on the storyboard. The ten elements should be clearly labeled on the board. Items on the board may be neatly handwritten or computer printed.  

Each board should be colorful and interesting. Models, shadowboxes, and illustrations that fit in the middle of the display are allowed. Items used for the project are not to be things that are alive, valuable, or dangerous. No extension cords allowed.

Younger students may require assistance in writing, typing, spelling, cutting, etc. This is permissible and part of the learning process. However, if a student of any age has extensive assistance, their project will be entered in the family category rather than as an individual project

Put your child’s name, teacher’s name, and grade on the back of the board. Parental involvement is encouraged, but please remember that this is your child’s project and most of the work must be completed by your child. 

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, as well as honorable mentions, in each category. The 1st place winners may advance to the district level competition in January 2015. The most important 

goal for the Reading Fair is that the students enjoy the process, learn from it, and are encouraged to read more. Participating is just as important as winning!
 

 

  

Teacher(s):

Reading

Language Arts

Mathematics

Saucier

12/3

12/4

12/9

Smith

12/4

12/5

12/8

Marshall

12/2

12/3

12/9

Williams

12/2

12/5

12/8

Buckley

12/2

12/3

12/9

Thomas

12/2

12/5

12/8

Griffin

12/3

12/4

12/9

Windham

12/4

12/5

12/8


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Congrats HES Football Player and HES Cheerleaders!

Awesome year...job well done... you rock!



HES Pep Rally
Championship Game
Saturday, November 16, 2014
5:00 P.M.
             

              

HES Thanksgiving Dinner with the Family
Second Graders visited the MS Children Museum










"My Country Tis of Thee"

The following students performed "My Country Tis of Thee," during the morning announcements, in honor of Veteran's Day. They did an outstanding job and should be commended for their hard work. 

Taja Brown, 
Diamond Crosby, 
Christianna Hubbard, 
Tyshianna Irby, 
Elshanti Smith, 
Kerringston White








Veterans Day Parade
In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.  
Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. It is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half mast.

















CONGRATS KEONSAI MARTIN AND A'SHYLA COLE !





"A Banker in Every Classroom"


“A Banker in Every Classroom” is designed to build partnerships between teachers and bankers that will benefit students at all grade levels (K through 12) in Mississippi public and private schools.  The MBA provides age-appropriate material on many personal finance topics, including savings, credit, budgeting, and others.  However, presentations are not required to cover any particular subject matter.  Teachers, working with their local banker partners, determine what training is best for their students.  Most importantly, teachers and bankers develop working relationships that help deliver  meaningful and beneficial financial education to students. 

Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed November 3-7 to be "A Banker in Every Classroom Week" in Mississippi.

Thank you The First National Bank Bankers!













                          






Monday, October 27, 2014- Friday, October 31, 2014
Hawkins Elementary S.M.A.R.T. School
7:20AM-3:30PM

Monday, October 27, 2014 is "Shade out Drugs"

-Wear your shades
                              
Tuesday October 28, 2014 is "Sock It to Drugs"

-Wear your crazy socks

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 is "Give Drugs the Boot"

-Wear your favorite boots.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 is "Born to be Drug Free"

-Pin your baby picture to your shirt.

Friday, October 31, 2014 is "Team Up Against Drugs"

-Wear your favorite team jersey with blue jeans


Move To Learn

Thanks Coach Calhoun and his team, Coach Lauren Smith and her team, Coach Jackson for a wonderful workout! 

Thank you Superintendent Bacchus, Mrs. Stephanie Hoze, and Dr. Cheyenne Trussell for working out with us!


Check us out on WDAM: 
                                                               http://www.wdam.com/story/26728851/move-to-learn-visits-hawkins-elementary

Beautiful Breast Cancer Awareness display - Thanks Leggett, you rock!





Come out and support our strings program at the 

9th Annual Historic Renaissance Street Festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014

9:00AM

Special thank you to Mrs. Zou 



                                                    HES Tailgating at HHS Homecoming

                                               Hawkins loves Hattiesburg High School!



                            National Custodian Appreciation Day! We love our Custodians!


                       

                                                             

                                                                                 


                                             

                                             Hattiesburg Public School District

                                                                       Child Nutrition

              October Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Snacks

Items to be served to students and staff during October include:

 

Wednesday, October 1                       Apple Grins

Thursday, October 2                           Carrot Dippers w/ Ranch Dressing

 

Tuesday, October 7                            Red Plum

Wednesday, October 8                       Banana

Thursday, October 9                           Jonathan Apple

 

Tuesday, October 14                          Black Plum

Wednesday, October 15                     Orange Smiles

Thursday, October 16                         Apple/Grape Combo

 

Tuesday, October 21                          Pineapple Pal                         

Wednesday, October 22                     Carrot Dipper w/ Ranch Dressing

Thursday, October 23                         Grape Giggles

 

Tuesday, October 28                          Apple Grins

Wednesday, October 29                     Orange Smiles

Thursday, October 30                         Bartlett Pear

 

Be creative and engage class discussions/projects around our healthy snacks.

ENJOY EATING HEALTHY!

Celebrating Academic Excellence at the Oak Grove Skating Rink!

                                                                   

                                    

    


            Hawkins Elementary S.M.A.R.T. School's

                                November 6, 2014


                               5:30P.M. - 7:30P.M.



                    Hawkins Elementary S.M.A.R.T. School's


Monday, October 6, 2014- Friday, October 10, 2014
526 Forrest Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401



Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Fundraiser for:

Hawkins Elementary School 

GIVING WON’T JUST FEEL GOOD, IT’LL TASTE GOOD TOO!

 

Date of Event:           Tuessday, September 30, 2014

Time of Event:           4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

Place of Event:          Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

                                    3509 Hardy Street

                                    Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Proof of Purchase:  The homeroom class with the highest total purchases will win a Chicken Finger Party sponsored by Raising Cane’s.  Correction: Students will bring receipts to their homeroom teachers on Wednesday, October  01, 2014. 

 

Share with your friends, family and neighbors.  Present this flyer to your server when ordering, and 20% of your check will be donated to Hawkins Elementary School’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (P.B.I.S.) Initiatives.

                                 

                                 MCT 2 Celebration 

                                  Nature Education


                            

Hattiesburg Public School District

                                                                       Child Nutrition

              September Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Snacks


Our Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Snack Program has returned! FFVP Snacks will be offered to students through May 14, 2015. The goals of this program is to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices and to increase fresh fruits and vegetables consumption. Our aim is to impact students' present and future health. 

We are what we eat

 

 

Items to be served to students and staff during September include:

 

September 23                     Pineapple Pals                      

September 24                     Orange Smiles

        September 25                     Apple/Grape Combo

 

September 30                     Grape Giggles

 

 




         DADS BREAKFAST – Tuesday, September 16, 2014



HPSD will celebrate and honor our Dads, including uncles, grandfathers, brothers and other male role models, on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, by asking our dads to bring their child to school. Dads, we ask that you please eat breakfast with your child in your school’s cafeteria. Breakfast will be provided for Dads with students at no charge. We will also use this time to talk about our parental involvement campaign and the many ways you can be involved in your child’s school.

Way to Go HES Football Team!

Jamboree

1 Win, 1 Tie

National Day of Service and Remembrance Ceremony

As we remember those who lost their lives during the tragedy that was 9/11, we must also honor those who are living sacrifices, those who put their lives on the line at the moment of disaster, day in and day out. Kudos to Ms. Sharon Miles, Neighbors at Hawkins, Lindsey Pellittieri, Americorps,and Sixth Graders for proudly representing Hawkins at the National Day of Service and Remembrance Ceremony!

 Blue Jean Day 
Friday, September 12, 2014
Donation: $1.00


*Donation for "Go Pink" event sponsored by the HPSD

**Jeans (Blue or Black) with uniform shirt

Congrats Third Grade 

 

Growth in the area of Reading on

MAP Testing!

Way Go!

Measures of Academic Progress
Third- Sixth Grades
Reading, Language Arts, & Math
Testing Schedule

Teacher(s):

Reading

Language Arts

Mathematics

Saucier

9/9

9/10

9/16

Smith

9/9

9/10

9/15

Marshall

9/11

9/12

9/15

Williams

9/10

9/11

9/16

Buckley

9/11

9/12

9/15

Thomas

9/10

9/11

9/16

Griffin

9/9

9/12

9/15

Windham

9/9

9/10

9/16

Hattiesburg Public School District is participating the Forrest/Lamar County Heart Walk
Please donate to Hawkins Heart Walk Team on the following website:
http://forrestlamarheartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1090441

Forrest/Lamar County Heart Walk
USM Pride Field
October 11, 2014
9:00A.M.

Gatti Town Welcomes Hawkins Elementary S.M.A.R.T. School Parents, Students and Faculty 
to
 Get Acquainted Night.

 Thursday, September 11, 2014 

5:30P.M.-7:30 P.M. 

Students & Faculty Eat Free 
* With a paying adult, limit two free kids per adult. Buffett $3.99 plus tax drinks $1.89 plus tax



Thanks O' Charley for a Wonderful Brunch!

            

                 DADS BREAKFAST – Tuesday, September 16, 2014



HPSD will celebrate and honor our Dads, including uncles, grandfathers, brothers and other male role models, on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, by asking our dads to bring their child to school. Dads, we ask that you please eat breakfast with your child in your school’s cafeteria. Breakfast will be provided for Dads with students at no charge. We will also use this time to talk about our parental involvement campaign and the many ways you can be involved in your child’s school.


Thank you!




Thank you True Light Missionary Baptist Church for 

your generous donation and wonderful performance!






August 21, 2014

6:00 P.M.-8:00P.M.

HES Drama Club + "Shrek" the musical = A Rocking Good Time!
 
Thanks Ms. Sharon Miles
 
 pictures coming soon
 

A Message from the Superintendent

Summer is here and there are a number of programs and activities available to keep your child involved in activities and learning all season long. We have gathered information from local community groups, churches, and civic programs, as well as programs in the district.

We want students to stay active and engaged so that they make the most of the summer break. Be sure to take time and enjoy some summer activities with your child. And, find time to include reading with your child each week. They will benefit from the bonding time and from the boost to their reading skills.

Whatever your plans are this summer, I hope they are filled with good times and great memories. Be safe and we look forward to seeing students in the fall. School begins for students on August 6.

Have a safe summer break.
James Q. Bacchus, Superintendent, Hattiesburg Public Schools 




Definitely check out:

HSPD 2014 Summer Resource Guide link below:


Thank you Harper-Wallin Family
Education Center
516 Forrest Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Mrs. Irene Williams-Jones
Director of Parental &
Community Engagement
(601) 582-6672, ext. 5547
Fax: (601) 582-6667
Cell: (601) 297-9372

Mrs. Dedra Gavin
Computer Lab Facilitator
(601) 582-6672, ext. 5548

SUMMER
OPERATIONAL HOURS
Monday thru Thursday
8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Fridays
8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

OFFERINGS
• Uniform Bank
• Parent Workshops
• GED Classes
• ESL Classes

• Computer Lab Usage


EARLY REGISTRATION

Early Registration (Returning Students Only)

  • District-Wide Registration Letter Pick-Up and Onsite Registration: Wednesday, May 28 (Other school specific dates will be announced by individual schools)
  • The early online registration link will be available from May 27, 2014 – June 5
  • Proofs of residency will not be accepted during early registration

Early Registration for Returning Students

Music Flashback




See you August 6, 2014 for the first day of 

2014-2015 school!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014 is

day! Students dismiss at 11:55 A.M.


HES Field Day 2014-2015

Special thanks to Coach Lauren Smith and Coach R. Virgies!

Principal Scott and Mr. Scott
*always, always provides food for staff and volunteers for field day

 

Let the games begin!

    





Good Job Taden Standing Elk!

*Ready to make sure everyone keeps our campus clean!


HES Field Day Tomorrow

Thursday, May 21, 2014

9 A.M. -12P.M. (and/or lunch time)

*School rules do apply

Awesome! HPSD To The Top... K-2 Assembly



Thank you Westpoint Baptist Church for sponsoring 

dinner for our HES Drama Club!




Hawkins Elementary S.M.A.R.T. School's Awards Day


Monday, May 19, 2014

Location: Hawkins

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Grades: 1st- 6th


F.Y.I.:

Monday, May 19, 2014- 3rd Grade Reading Gate Test (8:30 A.M.)
Monday, May 19, 2014- 1st-5th Grade Award's Day Ceremony (1:00 P.M.)
Tuesday, May 20, 2014- 4th Grade End of the Year Field Test Part I (8:30 A.M. )
Tuesday, May 20, 2014- Kindergarten Graduation (9:30 A.M.)
Tuesday, May 20, 2014- 6th Grade Orientation at N.R. Burger Middle SChool
Wednesday, May 21, 2014- 4th Grade End of the Year Field Test Part II (8:30 A.M.)
Thursday, May 22, 2014- Field Day 
Friday, May 23, 2014- 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Monday, May 26, 2014- Memorial Day (no school)
Wednesday, May 28, 2014- Last Day of School for Students (60% day (11:55 A.M.))

Any question and/or concerns, please feel free to call the school at 601-583-4311.
 Students received letters today with all the above information.




100% Participation on the MCT 2 at 

Hawkins Elementary 
S.M.A.R.T. School!




A Few Testing Tips...




MCT 2 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014- Thursday, May 15, 2014!

May 13- Reading

May 14, 2014 - Language Arts

May 15, 2014- Math


Please have all students here by breakfast 7:30AM.

Make sure all students get plenty of rest.


Hawkins has a Facebook page!

Click link below to be our friend:




Our annual pep rally every morning...thanks to our 

wonderful administration! They absolutely rock!

#theycare #TeamFamilyHawkins

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DAY 3: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 
#TEACHERAPPRECIATIONWEEK

THE AMAZING CHILD NUTRITION STAFF SPONSORED BREAKFAST

LUNCH SPONSORED BY WONDERFUL HES PTO



DAY 2: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 
#TEACHER APPRECIATIONWEEK


Kicking off National Teacher Appreciation Week

Breakfast provided by Leadership

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!


The Lady with Game Plan!



MCT2 Annual Parade

Thank to everyone whom participated in our annual MCT2 parade!
Thank you Superintendent James Q. Bacchus, Parents, David Dearman Autoplex, Ruff Ryders of Hattiesburg, Hawkins P.T.O., Golden Corral of Hattiesburg, MS, Black Girls Rock, Raising Cane's, Hattiesburg Police Department, Pinebelt Mental Health, and so all whom participated! What an awesome time! 

Motivation is the key factor in everything, one choose to do. We make sure to motivate our children in every academic aspect. The Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition, (MCT2) is a measure of student achievement in Language Arts and Mathematics in grades 3-8 based on the 2006 Mississippi Language Arts Framework - Revised and 2007 Mississippi Mathematics Framework - Revised. In addition to being the basis for state accountability in these grades, the MCT2 is designed to meet the federal testing requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), 2001. To find out more about the MCT 2 test, please check out:http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Mississippi/

Green Team's Field trip
 



Every moment is teachable at Hawkins Elementary S.M.A.R.T. School! Students received maps from 
Mississippi Department of Transportation for Earth Day celebration!

*Thanks for Mrs. Loper, Mrs. Odom and Green team!

Accelerated Reader Field trip to Hattiesburg's Red Lobster!



Measures of Academic Progress (M.A.P) Advance Field trip to Mississippi Braves Game
*Hattiesburg Public School District administers a computer based test to all students in Reading, Language Arts, and Math. Students scoring advance in all area according to Hawkins goals traveled to Pearl, MS to Mississippi Braves games.





Measures of Academic Progress (M.A.P) Growth Field trip to Hattiesburg Zoo!

*Hattiesburg Public School District administers a computer based test to all students in Reading, Language Arts, and Math. Students scoring the most growth in all area according to Hawkins goals traveled to Hattiesburg Zoo for a Wild Day in the Park!
                                                                               

Hattiesburg Public School District's Red Carpet Event


Hawkins Elementary S.M.A.R.T. School's Teacher of Year




           Way to Go Ladies! #TeamHawkins






Last Basketball Game of the Season

Location: Rowan Gym

HES girls - 8:00AM

HES boys- 



Is Your Child Safe on the Internet? 

The Harper-Wallin Family Education Center will provide you with information to give you the tools 

to ensure internet safety and how to identify predators online on Thursday, February 20th, 6:00 

p.m. in the HPSD Board Room, 301 Mamie Street. For more info call 601-582-6672.



PBIS Valentine's Day Party


Friday, February 14, 2014

Location: Hawkins Lunchroom

1:30PM

Cost: Good behavior all month of January/February

What to bring: Your good spirit


Grades: PreK- Sixth


Raising Canes Fundraiser

February 10, 2014
4PM-10PM
*Class with most receipts from February 10, 2014 will receive a Raising Canes party!

Happy Counselor's Week

to the best Counselor 
Ms. Delia Watson


HES Spelling Bee Winners

2013-2014

S.T.A.R. Testing

February 24-27, 2014
(During school time)

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a progress monitoring software assessment in wide use by primary and secondary schools for monitoring the practice of reading. It was created by Renaissance Learning, Inc. Currently, there are two versions: a desktop version and a web-based version in Renaissance Place, which hosts the company's web software for Accelerated Reader and a number of other software products (e.g. Accelerated Math).

Accelerated Reader is a software assessment tool that assesses a student's reading level, suggests titles of books at that level, and then assess whether a student has completed reading the book by asking a series of quiz questions. The software provides additional information to students regarding reading rates, amount of reading, and other variables related to reading.

There are three steps to using Accelerated Reader. First, students choose and read a fiction or non-fiction book, textbook, or magazine. Teachers monitor reading including guided, paired, literature-based, and textbook reading. Second, students take a quiz. Teachers can create their own quizzes for those not available in Accelerated Reader. Third, the teacher receives information that is intended to assist, motivate reading, monitor progress, and target instruction. Reports regarding reading level and comprehension skills are available through the software.