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Extra curricular involvement
We would like to spotlight our very own Brianna Gholar, pictured on the far right in front.  She dances with The Dance Place in her spare time, which is very beneficial for her.  Read the excerpt from to see benefits of your child participating in extracurricular activities: "Extracurricular activities for kids are beneficial in more ways than one. It helps them to socialize, develop team spirit and stress management skills besides improving their health. Developing a positive hobby in a child goes a long way in keeping him away from negative influences of life and at times, even plays a decisive role in determining his career path. If parents start early in giving their kids several new experiences that help them explore the world around them, the latter are less likely to face the problems arising out of boredom in their life. Kids extracurricular activities should be based on what is best for their age."

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HPSD Receives Pre-K Funding

On Monday, January 7, Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) Superintendent Dr. Robert Williams was joined by House District 102 Representative Missy McGee, Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker, HPSD Federal Programs Director Carrie Hornsby, HSPD Board of Trustees, House District 103 Representative Percy Watson, House District 87 Representative Chris Johnson and early education partners to announce the districts award of $2.1 million in grant funding from the Mississippi Department of Educations Early Learning Collaborative.
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PBIS Fridays

Grace Christian Elementary has the Best students in HPSD and we love to reward them for following the rules and excelling in proficiency. Every Friday as a reward, students can visit a PBIS (Positive Behavior Incentive System) Store. One week students visit the Ticket Store where they spend tickets earned for good behavior. The next week students visit the Snack Shack where they spend money on concession items.


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Kindergarten Learns about the Bullying First Aid Toolkit

Ms. Burge's and Mrs. Lambert's Kindergarten classes had the pleasure of learning about the Bullying Toolkit from Ms. Mahogany Hibbler. Mahogany, daughter of our very own Alecia Hibbler, is employed with Canopy Childrens Solutions as a Wrap Facilitator. She provides at-home counseling services for children with serious emotional and developmental disturbances. Along with her co-workers, she travels throughout 9 counties and provides services to families 3 days a week. Mahogany spoke with the boys and girls about keeping a healthy mind. A healthy mind develops your body to become healthy. She explains how bullying hurts your mental state. Bullying isnt healthy for the body. Be nice to everyone. We dont want to make anyone feel sad. Mahogany introduced the students to her first aid kit. She covered all of the items in her kit. She started with a smiley face from the kit, letting the students know it is always nice to wear a smile. A smile is contagious. She pulled out her bunny ears to let the students know it is good to listen to their friend. After the bunny ears was an eraser. The eraser is to erase mistakes and to be a good friend. Then there was a rubber band. A rubber band lets them know it is good to be flexible with your friends. Not to always want things your way. Next, a bandaid, she said, can cover and stop the bleeding. She advised them to be a part of the solution. A heart is in the tool kit represents loving your classmate. Do not be mean and do bad things to your friend. Keep an open heart. The last item in the first aid kit was a tissue. The tissue brings comfort to your friend. Be the comfort for your friend. Mahogany told the students that their goal is to be nice, take care of our friends, and our body. The students had the opportunity to ask questions and they really enjoyed the presentation.