Classes resume Aug. 6 at Biloxi Public Schools

The 2018-2019 school year begins on Aug. 6 for the Biloxi Public Schools.

When the doors open on Biloxi’s eight public schools — Biloxi High, Biloxi Junior High, Biloxi Upper Elementary, and elementary schools at Gorenflo, Jeff Davis, Nichols, North Bay, and Popp’s Ferry – school leaders estimate 6,200 students will be in class. That’s slightly above last year’s 6,100 students, which matched pre-Katrina enrollment.

“This was the reason we built the new junior high, to accommodate that expected growth,” said Jennifer Pryon, Biloxi Public Schools spokesperson.

This school year marks the second year for two Biloxi schools: the new junior high on Richard Drive, near Biloxi High; and the upper elementary off Father Ryan Avenue.

The Biloxi Indians launch their 2018 football season with a jamboree on Aug. 9 when Biloxi High takes on Long Beach. The 9th grade and junior variety jamboree is Aug. 20, a home game against Gulfport.

Other key dates:

Aug. 17 — Shrimp Bowl, with Biloxi Indians facing St. Stanislaus.

Oct. 12 — Homecoming against St. Martin.

Oct. 26 — Senior Night for Indians players.

Sept. 3 — Labor Day, school holiday.

Oct. 8 — Columbus Day, school holiday.

Nov. 19-25 — Thanksgiving break, school holidays.

Dec. 21-Jan. 8 — Christmas break.

Jan. 21 — MLK Day, school holiday.

March 4-6 — Mardi Gras, school holidays.

April 19-28 — Spring Break.

May 24 — Last day of school.

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