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PSD is ranked in the Top 25 Best Mississippi School Districts according to the 2015 NICHE rankings.  The ratings are based on stats, test scores and school ratings. To add to this honor, PHS and GHS also ranked in the Top 25 Best in Mississippi High Schools. You can read more about this honor at the 2015 Niche Rankings.   


Thanksgiving Break

Cherokee Good Citizens for October & November

See who these good citizens are for October and November. 


Gautier Elementary Marches in Red Ribbon Parade

You can find more pictures of the parade here.

Crowd Attends Gautier High School Field House Open House

Find more photos of the Open House here.

Cherokee Elementary Announces Winners in Red Ribbon Pumpkin Decorating Contest

More photos found here. 



Downtown for the Holidays presents the 2014 Christmas parade at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5. Deadline for entry is Monday, Dec. 1. The parade line up is at 6:30 pm on Dupont. 

The parade goes south on Pascagoula Street, west on Delmas all the way down to Anchor Square then south onto Anchor Street, East to Watts. 

All entries must include lights as part of the decorations. All music MUST be Christmas-oriented and family friendly. Entries will be judged for the decoration contest.

Downtown for the Holidays is from 5-9 p.m. where families can ride the red radio flyer wagon and take carriage rides, shop, eat and do activities in the children’s area. Fun for the whole family!


Email Debbie Anglin for a parade entry form!

Athletic Events: Week of November 16-22, 2014

Athletic Events: Week of November 16-22, 2014


Monday 11/17 
-> JVG/JVB Soccer vs West Harrison HS HOME 6:00/7:30 PM

Tuesday 11/18 

-> VG/VB Soccer @ West Harrison HS Away 6:00/7:30 PM

-> JVB/VG/VB Basketball @ Bay High School Away 5:00 PM

Friday 11/21
-> 2nd Round Football Playoffs PHS @ Laurel High School Away 7:00 PM
-> VG/VB Soccer vs Long Beach HS HOME 6:00/7:30 PM
-> VG Basketball @ St. Martin HS Away 6:00 PM


Monday 11/17 
-> 7th/8th G/B Basketball vs George County Middle School HOME 4:30 PM

Tuesday 11/18
-> G/B Soccer vs George County Middle School HOME 5:30/7:00 PM

Thursday 11/20
-> G/B Soccer vs Gautier Middle School HOME 5:30/7:00 PM



Tuesday 11/18 

-> VG/VB Soccer @ Northeast Jones HS Away 5:30/7:30 PM

-> JVB/VB Basketball vs St. Stanislaus HOME 5:00/6:00 PM

Wednesday 11/19
-> JVB/VB Soccer vs D’Iberville HS HOME 5:30/7:00 PM

Friday 11/21
-> JVG/VG Soccer vs D’Iberville HS HOME 5:30/7:00 PM
-> JVG/VG Basketball @ Pearl River Central Away 5:00/6:30 PM


Monday 11/17 
-> G/B Soccer vs Ocean Springs Middle School HOME 5:30/7:00 PM

Thursday 11/20
-> G/B Soccer @ Colmer Middle School Away 5:30/7:00 PM



The Pascagoula High School Soccer team is selling Panther scarves for $20 each. These scarves were sold a few seasons ago and were very popular so another order is being placed. (See scarf photo on district's Facebook page.) They should arrive in 4-5 weeks, but before Christmas is not guaranteed. To order contact Kim Hamm at kim@thelomaxlawfirm.com


Gautier High School Choral Department's 17th Annual Madrigal Feast will be held ThursdayFriday and Saturday, Dec. 11-13 at the GHS Media Center, 4307 Gautier-Vancleave Road.

      This evening features :

The Procession of the Boar's Head

The Presentation of the Boar's Head

The Pouring of the Wassail

The Feast

The Celebration through song and theatrics

The Singing of the Concert by GHS Combined Choirs

The Closing

      Doors open at 6 p.m. with seating until: 6:45 p.m. and the Processional at 7 p.m. The Thursday performance will be dessert only. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children. Dinner performances are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12-13. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under.

Click here for Reservations

PSD Students and Teachers Move Toward Single Sign-On for Websites

Students and teachers will begin using a single logon username and password to access the Internet and other related services.  Some may question or will have questions regarding this new procedure.  Please read the district's HelpDesk FAQs for more information.



Are you looking for a great art, science, or social studies project? Encourage your students to create an entry for the PATCHENIK CHILDREN’S WORLD MAP COMPETITION 2015, for a chance to represent the USA in an international map illustration contest, to be held at the International Cartographic Conference in Rio de Janeiro in August 2015.


This is the 21st annual Petchenik Map Competition, which celebrates the creativity, imagination, artistry, and wisdom of child mapmakers. Students from your school can win prizes from Lonely Planet, National Geographic, and other partners, and represent the United States in a map exhibit featuring student entries from six continents. The winning illustrations will be considered for greeting card, calendar, and poster designs for international organizations such as UNICEF.


Here are the rules:

1. Children 16 years old or younger are to produce a map illustration on the theme “My Place in Today’s World.” The maximum size is 17 x 11 inches (smaller entries are fine, too), and can be made using any unbreakable material. Mixed media entries are welcome, but the height of

pasted-on components must be no greater than 0.2 inches.


2. The theme “My Place in Today’s World” may be illustrated in any way, using pictures, drawings, words, objects, or other graphical elements, but the illustration must include (somewhere) a map of all or a large portion of the world, with recognizable continents drawn as correctly as can be expected for the child’s age.


3. An entry can be drawn by a maximum of three authors, all of whom should be in the same age group (see #4); the age of the oldest artist will be used to place the entry in the correct group.

Multiple entries from a single school are welcome.


4. Participants are entered into the international competition by the child’s age on December 31, 2014: under 6 years, ages 6-8 years, ages 9-12, and ages 12-16.


5. Each map must have the following information on a label attached to the back side of the

illustration: the name, age, school (or personal) address, and country of its author, and the title of the illustration in either French or English.


6. All maps from a single school should be sent in one package, and postmarked by February 7, 2015, to the following address:

Dr. Robert Edsall

National Coordinator, BBPCMC

Department of History, Idaho State University

921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8079

Pocatello, ID 83209-8079


7. Submitted illustrations must be original and hard-copy; no digital files (images, .pdfs, etc.) will be accepted. Participants are encouraged to scan or photograph the finished work for their records. Entries can be returned only if you include a self-addressed stamped envelope (ensure sufficient size and proper postage) with your entries. Entries selected as national winners cannot be returned, and become the property of the International Cartographic Association and are stored in the library of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


8. All past international competition entries can be viewed at http://children.library.carleton.ca.


The national and international judging of the illustrations will focus on three areas:


1. a recognizable message. a recognizable connection between the form, shape, and use of

cartographic elements that creatively address the Competition's theme of “My Place in Today’s World,”


2. cartographic content: appropriate cartographic elements such as symbols, colors, names and labels, etc., which help address the Competition's theme. 

Note: cartographic accuracy (e.g. of coastlines of continents) is not a primary concern, though the illustration should be recognizable as a map and any abstractions of the map should be artistically presented.


3. overall quality of the execution: aesthetic quality in such matters as balance and harmony among the image elements

This is a great opportunity for your students to creatively express their worldview, enhance their awareness of maps, and make them more conscious of their environment and connections to it. They may even get the chance to represent their nation in an international exhibit next summer. We hope you encourage your students and your school to take part in this effort.


For more information, contact Rob Edsall, edsarobe@isu.edu


St. Pierre's Episcopal Church in Gautier is hosting a Mother's Day Out from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on three Fridays - Dec, 5, 12, and 19, to help parents during the busy holiday season. Children will participate in story time and crafts and indoor and outdoor play.


Cost is $50 for three days for one child and $30 for second child in the same family. 


Contact Ann Parrish at aparrish@cableone.net to register. The church is located at 4412 Gautier-Vancleave Road, Gautier.


The Gulf Coast Symphony will present its Holiday Peppermint Pops featuring selections from the hit Disney movie “Frozen” at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 28 at the Saenger Theatre in Biloxi and 3 p.m.,Saturday, Nov. 29 at Singing River Academy Auditorium on Gautier-Vancleave Road, Gautier.


The Gulf Coast Symphony is launching the musical its activities with a pair of concerts on Thanksgiving weekend, featuring a family-oriented celebration of the best of the season's music. Of special interest will be a performance of the classic poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas." The orchestra also be playing selections from the hit Disney movie Frozen, including For the First Time in Forever and Let it Go. The program will be filled out with favorite carols, perennial hits like Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride, and of course an audience sing-along. Dr. Peter Rubardt is Interim Music Director for the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra


Tickets are $25 or $12 for students and military. They can be purchased at the door or from the symphony office - www.gulfcoastsymphony.net, 228-896-4276.


Volunteers are needed for the New York Firefighters Hurricane Katrina Toy Giveaway on Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Jackson County Service Center right behind Walmart in Pascagoula.

This is a great service project for high school clubs and a very rewarding experience. Volunteers were serve as personal shoppers for children who will get to select a toy for Christmas. The firefighters have been busy raising $10,000 to purchase toys for needy children here in Jackson County.

Please email Debbie Anglin to have your name put on the list to volunteer. More information on times will be available shortly, but the event is usually held from 9-11:30 a.m.

Note: This is also the date for the ACT Test so students signed up to take the test will not be able to participate. 

Bus Drivers Needed! Call 228-938-6565

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The Pascagoula School District will create global educational opportunities to challenge the mind of every student, inspiring a passion for learning and a legacy of innovative thinking.