November 2019 News & Events
SRA Hosts Lunch for First Responders
Singing River Academy hosted a luncheon for First Responders as a way of saying thank you to service they provide in keeping our community safe. SRA's House Council, under the direction of teacher Erica Wilson, hosts the luncheon each year. More photos on Facebook.
Pascagoula Bands Take the Field, 358 Students Strong
Awesome night at War Memorial Stadium as 358 Pascagoula High School, Colmer Middle and Trent Lott Academy band students took the field together to play for fans during halftime as the Pascagoula Panthers played the Long Beach Bearcats on a chilly Friday night! #bethelight More pictures on Facebook.
2019 Gautier Band Night
Vaughn-Wallace Stadium was filled with the vibrant music of young musicians and singers last Friday night. Over 450 students from Singing River Academy, Gautier Middle and Gautier High Schools participated in Band Night. Thank you to all the choir and band teachers, volunteers, and families for supporting these gators. More photos on Facebook.
TLA Academy Gym Dedicated to Curry, Walkers
Friends and family members of the Edmund Vick Curry family and the Jack and Mary Walker family gathered together with Pascagoula-Gautier School District administrators, faculty members and the PGSD Board of Trustees as the new Trent Lott Academy gym was dedicated to Vick Curry and Jack and Mary Walker. Curry served in the Pascagoula School District for 31 years as a history teacher, assistant principal and principal, many of those years at Pascagoula Junior High (now Trent Lott Academy) before finishing his career at Gautier Junior High as principal in 1977. Family friend, the Rev. Tom East, spoke to the assembled guests about Curry and how much he influenced his life while growing up. The Snack Shop, owned by Jack and Mary Walker, operated adjacent to Pascagoula Junior High from 1967- 2000. The shop was a popular place where students could purchase school supplies such as folders and pencils and order hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas and candy. The Walkers’ grandson, Brian Sanderson, who worked at The Snack Shop during his junior high and high school years, spoke to the group about his grandparents and the honor of having the Trent Lott Academy gym named in honor of Mr. Curry and the Walkers. The Board of Trustees presented each family with a certificate in honor of their family members and the crowd then enjoyed a cake provided by the school district. The PGSD School Board voted to name the building in honor of Mr. Curry and the Walkers and their names are displayed on the Pascagoula Street side of the gymnasium. As Mr. Curry and Mr. Walker were both veterans, it was a fitting tribute to have the gym dedication on Veterans Day. See more photos on Facebook
Rodolfich, Roberts Present on ACT Work Ready Communities
PGSD Supt. Wayne Rodolfich and Jackson County Chamber CEO & President Paige Roberts gave a presentation at the Mississippi Counseling Association's 69th Annual Conference at the Miss. Gulf Coast Convention Center. They spoke on ACT Work Ready Communities: Developing Career Pathways. Natalia Diaz, Director of Asset and Resource Management with the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, Inc., introduced the two speakers.Fred R. McConnel Senior Director of Workforce ACT/Client Relations, also spoke to the audience.
Business Leaders Interview Students at PGSD's You're Hired!
Some students in the Pascagoula-Gautier School District are feeling a little more prepared for life after graduation. The school district hosted “You’re Hired," an event helping students build and work on their employability skills. More than 200 11th graders got a chance to put their job interview skills to the test on Tuesday. Each of them took a seat for a one-on-one mock interview with business and industry leaders. See more photos on Facebook
College & Career Theme Takes Over Doors at PHS
Teachers at Pascagoula High School participated in College and Career Week by decorating their doors in creative ways. Volunteers judged the doors and selected Dawn Agar's door as the winner with her "PHS WIll Lead You To Infinity and Beyond" theme. Congratulations to everyone who participated. It was a very tough decision with so many outstanding entries! #bethelight See more photos on Facebook
Gautier Gator Band Ranked 6th Overall at State Marching Championship
Gautier High School Gator Marching Band traveled to Pearl High School for the MHSAA 5A State Marching Championship. After the best performance this year, the band ranked 6th overall, and the percussion took 1st. Congratulations to the band on an incredible season.
The band will host Band Night on Friday night, November 8, 2019, at home. After the football game, the band will perform its 2019 show “Prismatic” for the final time. We hope you join us this coming Friday night in The Swamp!