• ACE!


    IDEAS students from Trent Lott Academy participated in the Academic Competition for Excellence at St. Stanislaus on Saturday, November 12th.  These students were selected based on their academic interest and strengths.  Andy Power, a TLA 5th grade student, won 2nd place in the category of social studies.  We are proud of Andy and all of our brainiacs!

  • SRA Field Trip


    SRA IDEAS students took part in a field trip to the USM Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs.  Students were given the opportunity to dissect a shark and collect water samples to analyze for the presence of different types of plankton. 

  • A Banker in Every Classroom


    Trent Lott Academy’s IDEAS program was thrilled to participate in “A Banker in Every Classroom”.  Bankers from The First, A National Banking Association, visited the classes of Mrs. Brasher and Ms. Harry to discuss banking concepts with the 5th and 6th grade students.  Mr. Ira Bates from the Mobile office, Mr. Dusty Walley and Mr. J. J. Fletcher from the Ocean Springs office, and Mr. Kevin Miller from the Pascagoula office each took a day to make classroom presentations.  Topics covered included services banks offer, checking and savings accounts, debit cards vs. credit cards, loans and interest, student loans, budgets, money responsibility, ethical financial decisions, and careers in banking.  The students were able to ask the bankers questions and learn about personal finance.  The program was organized and promoted by The Mississippi Bankers Association to build and strengthen relationships between teachers and bankers to promote financial education in Mississippi schools and communities.  We appreciate our community bankers! 


  • Grant Winner

         Victoria Rudolph, an IDEAS teacher at College Park, was one of four McCarthy-Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Recipients for the 2016-2017 school year.  The $20,940 grant will allow her to expand the Cigar Box Guitar Odyssey program.  Fourth grade IDEAS students in Gautier will build real working cigar box guitars while learning about the Blues and researching a Mississippi Delta Bluesman.  The students will also learn about the basic Blues form and compose their own song.  For the first time, parents and students will also attend the New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar festival.