Sacred Heart Catholic – Swim Coach

Sacred Heart Catholic has a job vacancy for a Swim Coach. Must be certified Swim Instructor, Obtain Para-Professional via MHSAA. For more information, please contact Brian Kern at or 601-310-7478.

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Sacred Heart’s Sohbian Thriffiley Named National Merit Semifinalist

Sacred Heart Catholic High School senior Sohbian Thriffiley has been named a National Merit Semifinalist by officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation. He is one of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.

At Sacred Heart Thriffiley is a member of the STEM Team and Quizbowl Team. He placed in the top 20% of competitors at the Mississippi Math and Science Competition, and has also competed in the Future Business Leaders of America’s regional competition, placing 1st in Sports Management. He serves as reporter for Mu Alpha Theta and is a member of the Student Council and Beta Club. Thriffiley is a varsity football and powerlifting letterman for Sacred Heart as well.

As a volunteer, Thriffiley has worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association, and has served as an intern in the University of Southern Mississippi’s Psychology Department Zebrafish Neurology Lab.  He is the son of Lhay and Tate Thriffiley of Hattiesburg. Thriffiley plans to attend The University of Alabama or Florida State University and major in Engineering.

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Congratulations to our State Swimmers 

The Sacred Heart Swim Team state qualifiers competed at the MHSAA Swim Meet in Tupelo this past weekend. Cameron Miller finished 7th in the state in the 100 meter backstroke, and the relay team of Caroline Batson, Sarah Grubbs, Anna Rachel Krebs & Shelby Reams finished 8th in the state in the 200 meter freestyle relay.

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Sacred Heart Elementary School & St. Vincent De Paul Society Turkey Dollar Drive

Oct. 30th – Nov. 3rd

Please help provide 150 families in our community with a wholesome Thanksgiving meal!

Sacred Heart Elementary students are collecting money to help offset the cost of turkeys and fresh produce for the Thanksgiving baskets distributed by the St. Vincent De Paul Society.

Encourage your child to earn a donation by doing extra chores or giving up a treat during the week.

Friday, November 3rd  – Too Cool for School Day

This is the last day for collection. Students may wear their favorite hat/cap for $1 donation. School uniforms are required.

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Action Plan Update Meeting

All parents and guardians are invited to an Action Plan Update Meeting on Tuesday, October 24th at 6 p.m. in the High School Chapel.

The Action Plan was created as a result of an Operational Review during the 2016-2017 school year to guide positive change in our school and provide an accountability structure for improvements to occur. A presentation will outline the school’s progress toward the implementation of the plan and an overview of the 2017-2018 school budget.

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Reading Fair Coming in November

The Sacred Heart Reading Fair will be held on Tuesday, November 14 in the Elementary Cafeteria. The Reading Fair is open to all students K-12th grade.  All of the MS State Department of Education Reading Fair Guidelines, requirements, etc. are on the following link:

Attached are the ​Student Guidelines in a PDF document.  Please look these over and if your child is interested in participating, please email me for further information. The deadline for registration is October 31. Thank you! Mrs. Walsh, LIbrarian  (

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Belk Charity Day Tickets on Sale

Belk Charity Day is Saturday, November 4, 6-10am. Pre-sale is Oct. 23 – Nov. 3.  Tickets to this event are $5.00 and entitle you to receive $5.00 off your first purchase. Save on rarely discounted brands such as Free People, Frye, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Kate Spade and more!

Tickets are available through the Library at both the HS and Elementary. You can also send your request with your $5.00 to the attention of Mrs. Walsh and tickets will be sent back to you through your student. There is no limit on tickets. Please make sure to include your student’s homeroom name for return of tickets. All money raised will be used to purchase books for both libraries.

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Ongoing Fundraiser Focus: Shoparoo

Amount Raised for 2016-2017: $250.03

Participating in Shoparoo is easy! Funds benefit Sacred Heart Athletics.

1.       Download the free Shoparoo App

2.       Snap pictures of your receipts. (Information is used for market research.)

3.       Earn cash for our school.

4.       Share with friends for more points!

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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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Congratulations to our State Championship Mock Trial Team!

The Sacred Heart Mock Trial Team defeated the Mississippi School for Math & Science in the final round at the state competition on Saturday to earn another State Championship Title! This is the 8th title in 9 years for Sacred Heart. Team members are: Cameron Miller, David Garcia, Sarah Berry Pierce, Virginia Sciolino, Madison Alliston, Jacob Ratliff and Remy Poirrier. The team is coached by local attorneys Don Hinton and Carey Varnado. Team sponsor is Leslyn Tamberg.
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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

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