Biloxi schools registration underway; other news and notes

Registration for parents of all students planning to attend Biloxi Public Schools began this morning at 8 and continues until 3 this afternoon and Friday.

Parents are reminded that two types of proof of residency must be shown at registration. The types of proof can include a driver’s license along with utility bills, auto registration, homestead exemption application, or mortgage or apartment leases.

Registration will take place at the school your child will attend.

Students who attended Nichols Elementary School will now attend Gorenflo Elementary School. Beauvoir Elementary School students have been reassigned to either Popp’s Ferry Elementary School or Jeff Davis Elementary School. Students residing in Tanglewood subdivision, Bent Oaks subdivision or Thrower Park (military housing) will attend Popp’s Ferry Elementary School. All other Beauvoir Elementary School students will attend Jeff Davis Elementary School.

For more information about registration, click here.

Sherrill to headline kickoff dinner for new foundation

Biloxi High alumnus Jackie Sherrill, former head coach at Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Pittsburgh, will return to Biloxi in August to help kick off a new foundation to support Biloxi Public Schools athletics.

To learn about how you can attend the dinner — where you can also meet John Shannon, Biloxi’s new head football coach —
click here.

End of Summer Camp Party 2010

Several hundred youngsters turned out Wednesday for the city’s End of Summer Camp Party at Hiller Park.

To see photos from the four-hour event, click here.