H'burg students participate in summer academy - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

H'burg students participate in summer academy

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email 

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - For the first time this year, the Hattiesburg Public School District is hosting a summer enrichment academy for students entering the third through sixth grades.

On Thursday, students were learning about the countries of China and Mexico at N.R. Burger Middle School. Eighty five students are participating in the academy based on the recommendations of the district's elementary school counselors.

Students were identified by counselors due to state test score results. Kids in the enrichment program either tested advanced or nearly proficient in the subjects of language, reading, math and science.

Lakeisha Stokes is the Assistant Principal at Rowan Elementary School. She is helping to run the month long academy.

"So this summer we are focusing on using a small pool of students because our goal is to, as it's been an initiative for the district, our goal is to be able to collect that data and see how it transfers into the new year," said Stokes.

The program also features downtown field trips, two meals a day and transportation to and from the middle school. It wraps up on July first.

Copyright 2010 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Players of the Pine Belt: Thomas Holford

    Players of the Pine Belt: Thomas Holford

    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-07-24 02:35:29 GMT
    Players of the Pine Belt: PSC O-lineman Thomas HolfordPlayers of the Pine Belt: PSC O-lineman Thomas Holford

    Thomas Holford and his teammates were none too pleased with the way the most successful season in Presbyterian Christian School football history came to an end last fall. The Bobcats fell 24-21 to Jackson Preparatory School in the Division AAAA semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools playoffs, ruining an undefeated season and the dream of the program’s first state championship. “As team, we’re still mad, and we’ve been working really h...

    More >>

    Thomas Holford and his teammates were none too pleased with the way the most successful season in Presbyterian Christian School football history came to an end last fall. The Bobcats fell 24-21 to Jackson Preparatory School in the Division AAAA semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools playoffs, ruining an undefeated season and the dream of the program’s first state championship. “As team, we’re still mad, and we’ve been working really h...

    More >>
  • "Stars of HOPE" painted in Columbia for KC-130 crash site

    "Stars of HOPE" painted in Columbia for KC-130 crash site

    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-07-24 00:35:06 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM

    On July 10, 2017, 16 servicemen were killed when a KC-130 crashed in a soybean field in Leflore County.  The plane flew out of Cherry Point, North Carolina on its way to deliver personnel and equipment to the Naval Air Field El Centro, California when it went down in Mississippi.  15 U.S. Marines and one Navy Corpsman were killed.

    More >>

    On July 10, 2017, 16 servicemen were killed when a KC-130 crashed in a soybean field in Leflore County.  The plane flew out of Cherry Point, North Carolina on its way to deliver personnel and equipment to the Naval Air Field El Centro, California when it went down in Mississippi.  15 U.S. Marines and one Navy Corpsman were killed.

    More >>
  • Miss Hospitality 2017 crowned in Hattiesburg

    Miss Hospitality 2017 crowned in Hattiesburg

Powered by Frankly