Biloxi Public Schools registration deadline is Wednesday

Those students who are not yet registered for Biloxi Public Schools have until Wednesday to complete online registration to be able to attend classes on the first day of school, which is Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Registration is taking place for public schools across the city and may be done online by clicking here.  A school visit to verify residency is also part of registration which may be done by 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Those who miss the Wednesday deadline will be included in late registration which begins Aug. 7, the day after the school year begins, during school hours. 

Biloxi Public Schools also announced Meet & Greets will be conducted Monday for students attending these schools: Biloxi High School, Biloxi Junior High School, and Upper Elementary (Grades 5 and 6) at 2 p.m. and elementary schools at 3 p.m.

Open House night will be Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m. for Biloxi High; Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. for Popp’s Ferry and 5:30 p.m. for Biloxi Junior High; Aug. 15 at 4:30 p.m. for Biloxi Upper; Aug. 19 at 4:30 p.m. for Gorenflo; Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. for Jeff Davis; Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. for North Bay; and Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. for Nichols.
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Seafood museum opens nominations for 2019 hall of fame

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Heritage Hall of Fame class.

Nominations are open to individuals who have shown dedication to honoring the tradition of the maritime and seafood industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the following four categories: Boat Owner/Captain/Commercial Fisherman, Commercial Seafood Processing Companies, Industry Tradesmen (which includes factory workers and owners, boat builder, trawl maker, blacksmith, and various trades that supported maritime purposes, supplier of products to the trade and any and all various related fields), and Boat Name.

Anyone interested in submitting a nomination may do so by Aug. 30. Nomination forms and requirements are available at the museum, 115 E 1st St., and online at

The inductees, totaling 20 for this year, will be recognized during a ceremony on Oct. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. 
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View the 2019 Heritage Hall of Fame nomination form

News and notes: Football and cheer; traffic

Football, cheer registration: The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department will hold registration for its football and cheerleading leagues on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Donal M. Snyder Community Center. For fees and ages, view the flyer by clicking here.

Traffic:  To see the latest traffic advisories and road closures, click here