August 14, 2017


We have just received notice from our superintendent that the Mississippi Department of Education will not appropriate textbook funds to state-accredited non-public schools for the 2017-2018 school year, due to budget reductions. Each year Sacred Heart Catholic School relies on state funding to supplement its textbook budget, so this decision will directly affect our school.

This past year, $41,816.00 in textbooks were purchased by Sacred Heart using state funding. This decision by the Mississippi Department of Education will place a definite financial hardship on our school for the 2018-2019 school year.  Even though textbooks for the 2017-2018 school year have been purchased, and allocated funds have been used, funds for the 2018-2019 school year will be allocated during the 2017-2018 school year.

We are asking you to contact your state senators and representatives regarding this reduction in funding, and the hardship it will place on Sacred Heart Catholic School. Contact information is provided below.

Mississippi House of Representatives Roster:

Mississippi Senate Roster:

Thank you in advance for your help with this matter.



Vicki Flanagan

Elementary Principal

Dr. Elizabeth Yankay

High School Principal

News At A Glance:

  • 2017-2018 Check-In Information
    PreK-6th Grade Check-In Day – Friday, August 4th from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Parents should enter the school through the front door of the gym to begin the check-in process. Homeroom assignments will be given, and parents and students will …
    Monica Bellipanni - July 7, 2017
  • School Advisory Council
    A new member will be added to the School Advisory Council from the parent population at the beginning of the upcoming school year. Members are appointed by the Pastor in consultation with the Headmaster and must meet the requirements listed …
    Monica Bellipanni - June 1, 2017
  • Important Information Regarding Uniforms & Curriculum
    April 4, 2017 SHOE OPTIONS FOR 2017-2018 New shoe options for Pre-K through 12th grade students for the 2017-2018 school year are included in the link below. Our administration and the uniform committee has worked diligently with input from students, teachers, parents and …
    Monica Bellipanni - April 5, 2017
  • Sacred Heart Juniors Honored as All-Americans
    Sacred Heart Forensics Students Earn National Recognition Imagine an 11-month season with tournaments almost every weekend. Practice is weekly as a group and then several days on your own.  Your weekend is one long tournament over two days. If you …
    Monica Bellipanni - April 4, 2017
  • Lab Renovations Completed
    Our newly renovated Biology lab classroom provides an excellent environment for Biology and Human Anatomy students to work on labs and other activities simultaneously. Thanks to our donors who made this project possible!
    Monica Bellipanni - March 27, 2017

More News Stories …


“Sacred Heart Catholic School, a ministry of Sacred Heart Parish,
anchored in the Christian faith, focuses on individual growth,
academic excellence and service in a safe and nurturing environment.”


Sacred Heart Catholic School

Administrative Offices
608 Southern Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: 601.583.8683
Fax: 601.583.8684


Elementary Campus:
Pre-Kindergarten -6th Grade
608 Southern Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: 601.583.8683
Fax: 601.583.8684


High School Campus
7th-12th Grade
510 West Pine Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: 601.450.5736
Fax: 601.450.5739

Hattiesburg, MS
Weather from OpenWeatherMap