America's smallest school is the home. I am proud to say that Hattiesburg’s smallest schools are stepping up to the plate for our students. We are extremely appreciative of the parental engagement that the parents of Hattiesburg Public School District are showing for their schools and community. Each of our schools has a PTA organization and every school has a parent volunteer trained as a Practical Parent Educator! These parents will train other parents in the schools about how to help students and teachers better support student success. It’s very valuable to have empowered parents in our schools acting on the students’ behalf.
This year 90% of our students were enrolled by the first day of school! This tells me that our parents understand the importance of having their child in school from the very start! We need our students in class everyday, so that we can make the most of our short time with them. That is the kind of support that is going to help our students succeed!
Speaking of support, over 3000 parents, students and community members came out to support the Hattiesburg High football team, band, and cheerleaders at the first home game of the season. We are proud to have them as partners. I know that the city is excited for the new season and the potential of great things from our new coaches! This week the Tigers are in Laurel to play for the Little Brown Jug!