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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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Jr. Beta Members Win Awards at Convention

 

A group of Jr. Beta students attended the state convention earlier this week with sponsors Anne Marie Haigler and Jill Wiest. Congratulations to our academic competition winners! Copeland Nowell placed 3rd in Science, Lucy Mellen placed 1st in Essay and Channing Ware placed 1st in Social Studies. These three students have been invited to compete in national competition this summer.

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Students Perform at Festival Disney

During Spring Break, members of Sacred Heart High School’s Crusader Chorale performed at Festival Disney. The choir received ratings of excellent, and represented Sacred Heart well.
Many thanks to Kevin and Heidi Blanchard, Catherine Billingsley, Eileen Sumlin, Blanca Berdion and Andrea Saffle for their help chaperoning the group.

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Softball Team to Dedicate Field

One Team, One Dream… and it came true!
Please join the Sacred Heart Softball Team on Friday, March 10 at 5 p.m. 
for the Dedication and Opening Ceremonies
of the Sacred Heart Softball Field
at the Sacred Heart Athletic Complex.
Softball game against Mt. Olive immediately following opening ceremonies at 5:30 p.m.
Please enter via 3527 Veterans Memorial Blvd parking lot. 
$6 entry for adults & $4 for students. 
Concession stand will be available.
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Senior Cade Slaughter Named 2017 Coca-Cola Scholar

Sacred Heart Senior Cade Slaughter Named 2017 Coca-Cola Scholar

Nation’s Premiere Scholarship Program Awards Hattiesburg Student $20,000 for College

ATLANTA, March 7, 2017 – Cade Slaughter, an exceptional senior at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Hattiesburg, has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca‑Cola Scholars Foundation and has been awarded a $20,000 college scholarship. As a member of the 29th class of Coca‑Cola Scholars, Mr. Slaughter not only exemplifies superior leadership, service, and academics – he is a change agent, positively affecting others in his community. Cade Slaughter was selected from a pool of nearly 86,000 initial applicants from across the country.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across America and The Coca-Cola Company, is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship programs of its kind in the United States. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation was established in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola and to bring better to the world through investment in exceptional high school students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others. Including the 2017 class of Coca-Cola Scholars, the Foundation has awarded over 5,850 Coca‑Cola Scholars with a total of $62.5 million in scholarships. The Coca-Cola system believes that investing in students who are leaders, both academically and in service to others, will result in positive, lasting change and sustainable communities.

“Cade Slaughter is part of a diverse group of extraordinary high school seniors that have shown a steadfast commitment to educational excellence, leadership and service to the school and community,” said Claude Nielsen, Chairman of the Board of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United in Birmingham, AL. “The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is proud to name Mr. Slaughter as a 2017 Coca-Cola Scholar.”

At Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Slaughter serves as Student Body President and Vice President of the senior class. He has been elected to student council every year since 7th grade and served in various leadership roles. He is a member of the National Beta Club, National Honor Society, FBLA and Mu Alpha Theta Math Society, where he serves as president. He is a scholar athlete and has been a member of the varsity tennis team at Sacred Heart since 7th grade.

Slaughter was a recipient of the National Beta Club’s John W. Harris National Leadership Award and has been named as the school’s DAR Good Citizen Award recipient. He attended the Trent Lott Leadership Institute’s Summer Program for high school students and the Apex Leadership Summit at The University of Mississippi in 2016. Earlier this year, Slaughter was selected as one of two students from Mississippi to attend the US Senate Youth Program in Washington, DC this spring. He will also be honored later this year as a Mississippi GIVE Award Winner for Volunteer Service by a Youth.

 

As a member of the Sacred Heart Campus Ministry Team, Slaughter organized retreats for elementary students and was honored as the 2016 recipient of the Bragg Moore Good Shepherd Award. Earlier this year, he founded Crusaders in the Community which organizes volunteer opportunities for Sacred Heart students in the community.

Slaughter is a talented artist and the owner of Half Moon Art by Cade. He has donated 28 paintings to various fundraising events and founded “Supply the Art” to collect various art supplies for schools in the Hattiesburg area. He has collected more than 5,000 supply items and $1,300 in donations to date.

Slaughter serves on Hattiesburg’s DREAM Youth Leadership Council and the Mayor’s Youth Council. He has been a camp counselor for Abbie Rogers Civitan Camp for children with disabilities for two years. He is a staff member of Happening Mississippi, a church youth organization, and serves as a youth member of Parkway Heights United Methodist Church’s Leadership Board. Slaughter has participated in Service Over Self for three years, roofing houses in underprivileged neighborhoods in Memphis with other church volunteers.

Slaughter plans to pursue a degree in political science. He is the son of Susan Slaughter and the late Jay Slaughter of Hattiesburg.

On April 20, Slaughter will join other Coca-Cola Scholars as they travel to Atlanta, the international headquarters of The Coca-Cola Company, for Scholars Weekend. During this four-day weekend, the Scholars will participate in a Leadership Development Institute to further develop their leadership skills, tour local landmarks, engage with former Coca-Cola Scholars, and participate in a group community service project. The 150 Coca-Cola Scholars will also be the guests of honor at the 29th annual Scholars Banquet, where they will be celebrated by representatives from the Coca-Cola system, educators, local dignitaries, and friends of the Scholars Foundation. Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation and Chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees, will serve as the featured speaker.

In addition to receiving a $20,000 college scholarship, Slaughter will be welcomed into a vibrant and growing family of 5,700+ alumni that fosters lasting connections with each other and the Foundation. This alumni network has become a powerful force for positive change, coming together with a shared goal to refresh the world.

For a full list of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars and their high schools, please visit:

Cokeurl.com/2017Scholars

 

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Students Recognized in Scholastic Art & Writing Competition

Four Sacred Heart Sophomores won recognition in the recent Mississippi Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Haley Billingsley, Tyler Nicovich, and Claire Reams  were been awarded Silver Key recognition for their personal essays/memoirs. Jessica Hyde received Honorable Mention for her personal essay/memoir. They have been invited to attend the Awards Ceremony to be held in April at the Eudora Welty House in Jackson. They are students in Mr. Mike Tebo’s 10th grade English classes.

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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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