September 2019 News & Events
PHS Celebrates at Community Pep Rally
Grand Gator GHS Alumni Noelle Hankton Leads GHS Homecoming Parade
Jackson Elementary Holds Career Day!
Jackson Elementary students enjoyed Career Day with a host of guests bringing interactive exhibits to share with the students. Students were also able to dress in career attire.
Gautier Middle Announces 2019 Homecoming Court!
One of six eighth grade maids will be crowned Gautier Middle School Homecoming Queen on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, between the seventh and eighth grade games as the Gautier Gators take on the Ocean Springs Greyhounds in football action.
Maids on the court are: Faith Brown, Kayla Jones, Yasmyne McCann, Jennifer Medina, Celena Smith and Mia Toribio, eighth grade maids; Kymory Davis, Kamora Harris, Amari Merideth and Brooke Roberts, seventh grade maids.
Themes for Homecoming Week are: Meme Monday –dress like your favorite appropriate meme; Twinsie Tuesday – find a twin, triplet, quadruplet and dress alike; Disney Wednesday – dress like your favorite Disney character; Blue and Gold Thursday – students can wear blue and gold for Game Day; Festive Friday – dress like your favorite holiday.
Colmer Middle School Announces 2019 Homecoming Court
One of six eighth grade maids will be crowned Colmer Middle School Homecoming Queen Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, between the seventh and eighth-grade football games as the Panthers take on the Gautier Gators in football action.
Eighth-grade maids and escorts are: Isabelle Black and Henry Ros, Catheryn Coleman and Thomas Ty’lan; Payton Harmon and Andre Briggs; Chelsea Rogers and Peter Brown; Waiki Sanders and Christopher North; and Ava Smith and Griffin Wells. Seventh-grade maids and escorts are Andrea Chavez and Tony Cooper; Skylar Finn and Jayden Miller; Katie McCormick and Jacob Cowart; and Kendall McMahon and Zachary Hemphill.
Themes for Spirit Week will be: Tuesday - Blind the Gators with everyone wearing neon or bright-colored clothing; Wednesday – Age the Gators, dressing like older adults; and Thursday – Sling ‘em in the River with attire in a nautical, fisherman, camo, mermaid or pirate costume.
Gautier High School 2019 Homecoming Court Announced
One of six senior maids will be crowned Gautier High School Homecoming Queen during pre-game ceremonies at 6:25 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, as the Gautier Gators take on the Long Beach Bearcats in football action.
Maids on the homecoming court are: Callie Cowan, Trenai Davis, Londyn Henley, Ariana Odom, Kelan Pickett and Shantel Simmons, seniors; Avery Doty, Mya Keys, RiKyla Shay and Julianysse Torres, juniors; Gabby Barial, Josie Riley, Logan Roberts and Lauren Wiggins, sophomores; Destiny Dixon, Berry Fantroy, Tatyanna Richmond and Nyiah White, freshmen.
Homecoming Week themes are: As If – 90’s, Monday; Totally Rad – 80’s, Tuesday; Boogie Fever – 70’s, Wednesday; Groovy – 60’s, Thursday; and White Out, Friday.
The homecoming parade will be at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, beginning at Singing River Academy, traveling south on Gautier-Vancleave Road and finishing at Gautier High School. Grand Gator is GHS Alumni and 2018 Homecoming Queen Noelle Hankton.
PHS Announces Homecoming Court, Activities
One of seven seniors maids will be crowned Pascagoula High School Homecoming Queen during pre-game ceremonies, Friday, Sept, 27, 2019, as the Panthers take on the Pearl River Central Blue Devils. Maids on the homecoming court are Angelique Davison, Vanity Fields, Amaya Hawkins, Amaya Miller, Alondra Reyes, Nicole Salvador and Kennedy Turner, seniors; Ziay Graves, Haley Green, Sydney Hanson, Lenora Johnson and Amani Wilson, juniors; Karly Cunningham, Ayona Darby, Kedriana McKinney and Gabrielle Stallworth, sophomores; and Gabby Myers, Kyla Smith and Ashlyn Zitzelberger, freshmen. In addition to the presentation of the homecoming court at War Memorial Stadium, members of the PHS Class of 1994 will also be recognized in honor of their 25th anniversary of their high school graduation.
Themes for Spirit Week will include: Focus On: the Past, Monday, Sept. 23 in celebrating 80 years of Pascagoula High; Bifocal Twin Day, Tuesday, Sept. 24; Focus On: Where We Started, Wednesday, Sept. 25; Focus On: The Future, Sept. 26; and Focus On: The Present, with everyone wearing homecoming shirts and jeans, Friday, Sept. 27.
The homecoming parade will roll through Pascagoula at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, with Kitty Harris Bardwell, author of the PHS Alma Mater, serving as Grand Marshal. Miss Kitty penned the song as a junior at PHS in 1947. Riding with the Grand Marshal will be Montie Richards, Mr. Pascagoula High School, Class of 1949. The parade will begin at the PHS gym on Taylor Street, going north on Market Street, west on Jackson Avenue, turning north on Pascagoula Street and then west onto Delmas Avenue. The community pep rally will follow the parade at the vacant lot in the Downtown Plaza. The community is invited to attend this pep rally.
PHS Defeats GHS in Girls Volleyball 3-2
If you missed the Gautier High vs Pascagoula High girls volleyball game last night you missed a great game at this close in-district rivalry! Both teams played well, but at the end of the night PHS prevailed 3-2. Great playing Gators and Panthers! #bethelight
Central Elementary Celebrates A Rating!
Central Elementary students, faculty, staff and parents rocked the house today to celebrate their A rating on the Mississippi Department of Education Accountability Standards test. Out of 641 schools in Mississippi taking the test, Central scored 14th in the state! Go Central! #bethelight #pgsdproud See more photos on our Facebook page.
Little Panther Cheerleaders Show Their Panther Pride
Following the Panther Cheer Clinic these future PHS cheerleaders showed their Panther pride by cheering with the PHS cheerleaders prior to the Panther game Friday night!
Crowds Love Mad Scientist Super Saturday!
The crowds came out today for Mad Scientist Super Saturday at the Aaron Jones Family Interactive Center. A huge thank you to Chevron, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Mississippi Power, Stennis Space Center, DreamTree Enterprises, Girl Scouts and other exhibitors who volunteered their time today as well as the 130 teachers, students, and Carver High alumni who volunteered their time to work in each of the themed rooms. We have a wonderful PGSD family who dedicated their Saturday morning for the children of our community! Thank you PGSD family! A huge thank you to WLOX and South Mississippi Living Magazine for covering our Super Saturday! #bethelight #communitymatters
PGSD Unloads Food for Backpack Buddies
Members of the PGSD leadership team unloaded food that will be packed to help PGSD students in the Backpack Buddies program. Supt. Wayne Rodolfich, Assistant Superintendent Rhett Ladner, Assistant Special Education Director Chase McCullum, Director of Federal Programs Frank Catchings and Director of Accountability Polly Sumrow joined Mike and Bettie Concannon to stock the food pantry. #bethelight #communitymatters
Officer Wilson Starts D.A.R.E. Program at SRA
PGSD Police Officer Darius Wilson has begun the D.A.R.E. program at Singing River Academy. D.A.R.E. is an acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence. D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 and has proven so successful that it has been implemented in thousands of schools throughout the United States and 50+ other countries. The program is now making a comeback in the PGSD thanks to Officer Wilson. #bethelight
PHS Alma Mater Author Kitty Bardwell to Serve as Grand Marshal
Members of the Pascagoula High School Student Council surprised Katherine “Kitty” Harris Bardwell today at the Pascagoula-Gautier School District’s central office, asking her to be the Grand Marshal for the PHS Homecoming Parade on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019! Bardwell wrote the PHS Alma Mater when she was a junior at Pascagoula High in 1947 which has been sung by thousands of PHS students for generations. As PHS celebrates its 80th birthday (of the second PHS) this year, it was a wonderful tribute to 88-year-old Kitty Bardwell to ask her to serve as Grand Marshal! Mrs. Bardwell, a 1949 PHS grad, is a familiar face at Central Office, subbing for the receptionist, and helping out at registration every year. We love you Miss Kitty! Congratulations! #bethelight
Superintendent's Student Advisory Tackles Career Project
Members of the Superintendent's Student Advisory Team read through 100 interviews conducted with business and industry leaders, pulling out key words related to attributes employers are seeking in new employees. These students will now take on the task of interviewing a business leader to obtain first hand knowledge of what is needed to be successful in the business world.
Community Attends CCTI/Ingalls Welding Lab Ribbon Cutting
After many months of hard work, the new welding lab at the PGSD's College and Career Technical Institute was opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today with officials from Ingalls Shipbuilding who partnered with the school district to make this state-of-the-art welding lab a reality for students. Welding students will learn on equipment that meets industry standards so they will be employable right out of high school. The CCTI's machine shop is also being upgraded with new equipment thanks to Ingalls Shipbuilding. Beautiful Ingalls Shipbuilding murals also now grace the hallways of the CCTI. A huge thank you to Ingalls Shipbuilding for your generosity and partnership with the PGSD! #bethelight #pgsdproud #communitymatters
PGSD Teachers Chosen to Represent Mississippi Teacher Council
Pascagoula-Gautier School District teachers who were selected as members of the State Superintendent’s Teacher Council met for the first time for the 2019-2020 school year in Hattiesburg. Pictured, from left, are: Erica Wilson and Shelby Miller, both from Singing River Academy; Tamesha Ard, Gautier Elementary; Scott Job, Trent Lott Academy; Jennifer Hamilton, Arlington Elementary; Katie Allsup and Lynn Angus, both from Trent Lott Academy. Congratulations teachers for being selected to this state-wide council! #bethelight
Fund Raiser for Little Brooklyn Raises $5,893!
The Pascagoula-Gautier School District hosted a Chick-fil-A fundraiser for Brooklyn Willis, a two-year-old who was recently diagnosed with DIPG, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare brain tumor that is inoperable. The fundraiser raised more than $5,800 for Brooklyn's family to assist them with expenses they have incurred while helping Brooklyn fight this horrible disease. Please continue to keep Brooklyn and her family in your thoughts and prayers in the weeks and months to come. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who purchased a meal and to all those who volunteered to help with this endeavor. #bethelight #pgsdproud #communitymatters See more photos on our Facebook page