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Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Sacred Heart is currently accepting applications for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Duties include planning, conducting and evaluating the school’s efforts in the areas of admissions, marketing, event planning, development, communication and public relations. It is a part-time position.  Interested applicants should email Dr. Yankay at eyankay@shshattiesburg.com.

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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 be directed to classrooms. 

11th & 12th Grade Textbook Pickup – July 24, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.;

9th & 10th Grade Textbook Pickup  – July 25, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

8th Grade Textbook Pickup – July 26, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

7th Grade Textbook Pickup and 7-12th Grade New Student Orientation – July 27 at 9 a.m.

Deadline for 7th -12th grade Schedule Changes: Friday, August 4th

A parent (or a parent representative) must be present and be prepared to complete the following tasks on Check-In Day/Textbook Pickup Day:

  • Verification of emergency information
  • Completion of school and classroom forms
  • Payment of outstanding balances
  • Payment of school supply fee and art fee (PreK-6)
  • Volunteer signup

 

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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 below, as stated in the Handbook for Pastors, Principals and School Advisory Councils, Catholic Diocese of Biloxi

  • Members should have expertise in one of the following disciplines: finance, marketing/development, facilities, legal matters and educational policy development.
  • All appointees must be practicing Catholics in the parish or parishes served the by the school.

Persons ineligible to serve on the School Advisory Council are:

  • Any current school employee or their family members.
  • Any person whose membership would pose a conflict of interest.

Please email Fr. Ken at sacheartpastor@aol.com if you would like to be added to the pool of names to be considered for this position.

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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 vendors to consider options that will accommodate the wide range of needs of our students — price, durability, size, width, adequate support and availability.

School Shoe Information

All students must be wearing shoes from these choices beginning with the first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Students in 7th-12th grade will be allowed to wear a grey tennis shoe of choice through May 2017.
  • If you need to purchase shoes between now and August, please choose from the attached list.
  • Shoes must be kept clean, and must be worn with the original shoelaces.
  • This same document will be distributed to all teachers and students, and the options will be thoroughly explained.

Shoe Carnival (by Hobby Lobby) will continue to be our primary provider of shoes, but you will notice on the attached pages that most of these shoes are available from other local businesses and online. Shoe Carnival is planning a 30% off weekend in July, and they offer buy one/get one half off specials, and a $5/$10 off coupon in the coupon books sold by speech & debate.

UNIFORM UPDATE FOR 2017-2018
We will be eliminating the white polo option on both campuses, beginning with the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Elementary students will still have the red polo as part of their uniform, and the high school students will have the navy polo. The red polo will become part of the mass uniform for students who wear a polo to mass.
The high school plaid skirt must be worn at a length that is 2″ from the top of the knee when standing. Please purchase a new skirt if needed. This length will be enforced.
Additional updates to uniform rules will be communicated before the end of the school year.
CURRICULUM CHANGE
Due to curriculum changes and scheduling conflicts, we will not be offering the Strings elective for 7th-12th grade during the 2017-2018 school year. Students will be given their next choice of elective from their choices sheet. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Bowen at 601-450-5736 or by email at lbowen@shshattiesburg.com.
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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 have a good tournament, the last day could be over 12+ hours with 4 rounds, then semi-finals and then finals. Now imagine competing completely by yourself or maybe with a partner for up to 10 minutes at a time with someone judging your every movement, your every vocal nuance and your every line. For students who participate on the Sacred Heart Forensics Team, they do not have to imagine, as this is their reality throughout the school year and beyond. And five of these students were just recognized for their achievements.

Madison Alliston, Nyah Jordan, Cameron Miller, Sarah Berry Pierce and Alex Wade, all current juniors at Sacred Heart High School, each received the 2017 Academic All-American Award from the National Speech and Debate Association. The Academic All-American award recognizes the outstanding achievements of students with excellent academic performance, continued success in speech and debate competition, and personal excellence in leadership and character. Less than one percent of speech and debate students nationwide receive this prestigious award.  Students have to earn the degree of Superior Distinction (750 points); complete at least 5 semesters of high school; demonstrate outstanding character and leadership; and earn a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.

All five of these students have participated in speech, debate and mock trial competitions during their high school years. They have represented the Hattiesburg area at the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Championships, placed in final rounds in numerous tournaments statewide, and placed in final rounds in tournaments across the country. “These students were part of my first junior high team—I’ve been with them since 7th grade. They are so deserving of this recognition,” says their coach, Ms. Monica Salda. In the upcoming months, these students will be attending up to four national tournaments in Kansas City, Missouri; Hartford, Connecticut; Louisville, Kentucky; and Birmingham, Alabama.

According to Headmaster Brian McCrory, “These students represent what is the best about Sacred Heart.  Achieving this goal took ambition, dedication, and a lot of their own personal time. They are leaders at our school and excel academically. All of us here are proud of these students. They embody our code of ‘Faith, Respect and Honor.’”

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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!

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Christian Dixon Named STAR Student

 

Christian Robert Dixon was recently named Sacred Heart Catholic High School’s 2017 STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student. The STAR Student program is sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council’s M. B. Swayze Educational Foundation and MEC members from communities across the state. To qualify for STAR Student, the student must be a graduating senior with the highest ACT score in the class, the highest set of ACT sub-scores and at least a 93 academic average.

In addition to being named STAR Student, Dixon has been recognized for his academic success through subject-area awards for his academic performance, designation in the school’s ACT 30+ Club, performance as an AP Scholar, and recognition as a Furman Scholar. At Sacred Heart, he is a member of National Honor Society, National Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta and Campus Ministry Team. He attended Mississippi Boys State as a delegate and participated in Close Up in Washington, DC.  In 2016, Dixon was named Sacred Heart Catholic High School’s Outstanding Undergraduate.

Dixon is the son of Vicki and Kenneth Dixon of Hattiesburg. He is a parishioner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he serves as an altar server and volunteer for Lenten fish fries. He has served as a tutor and currently works as a polymer science lab assistant at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dixon will attend the University of Southern Mississippi as a Presidential Scholar in the Honors College. He plans to obtain a degree in Polymer Science and Engineering.

Each student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s scholastic achievement. Dixon has chosen Mr. Scott Roberts, who was his Chemistry teacher. Mr. Roberts has been teaching science for 13 years and was previously selected as a STAR Teacher in 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi and is a National Board Certified teacher.

Dixon and Roberts will attend the annual Mississippi Economic Council Education Celebration on April 27 in Jackson with STAR students and STAR teachers from throughout Mississippi. The top twenty STAR students will be presented scholarship awards provided by the Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Charitable Foundation. One student will be named the Mississippi All-STAR Student for the 2016-2017 school year and will receive a $24,000 Cook Foundation Scholarship.

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Sacred Heart Catholic School

Administrative Offices
608 Southern Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: 601.583.8683
Fax: 601.583.8684
Email: office@shshattiesburg.com

 

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

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