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Cardboard Challenge

posted Mar 9, 2016, 11:30 AM by Elvira Deyamport   [ updated Mar 9, 2016, 11:32 AM ]

Students in Mrs. Deyamport's 3rd Grade REACH Class were featured on WHLT Channel 22 News this week about  their Cardboard Challenge! Students were excited to share their creations and test out their games, while putting their communication skills to practice. 

To read the full report, click here. 

Below is the segment in case you missed it! 

WHLT Cardboard Challenge Video.m4v

NWEA Award Ceremony

posted Mar 6, 2016, 3:35 PM by Elvira Deyamport   [ updated Mar 6, 2016, 3:36 PM ]

Congrats to all students who have met their NWEA/MAP goals! They were recognized at a ceremony on Friday, March 5th.  A special congratulations to 5th grade teacher, Ms. Walker for guiding our students in showing the most growth. 

Science Fair

posted Feb 18, 2016, 10:52 AM by Elvira Deyamport

2016 Science Fair Winners
Class I: Grades K-3


1st place: Rhianna Blakney

2nd place: Jason McGill


1st place: Sean Curtis

2nd place: Dallin Thames

3rd place: Allison McFlurry and Jayvon Betts

Medicine & Health 

1st place: Olivia Fortenberry

2nd place: Simone Jackson

1st place: Mollie Moffett

2nd place: Leila Allen

3rd place: Alexander Hajnal


1st place: Nehemiah Hinton

Class II: Grades 4-5

Behavioral & Social Sciences

1st place: Sydney Smith

2nd place: Zoe Bomhold and Logan Green

3rd place: Gabriel Gurt and Isaac Knott


1st place: Gabrielle Cox

2nd place: Kara Sellers


1st place: Jaden Cater

2nd place: Demareon Hamilton


1st place: Myles Arrington and Gabrielle Jones

2nd place: DJ Merrick, Malek McNair, and Ashlynn Simmons

3rd place: Chance Martin, Lilli Carter, and Gabrielle Allen

Earth, Space, & Environmental Science

1st Place: Angel Garcia

Engineering, Computer & Math

1st place: Cerenity Mayfield

Medicine & Health

1st place: Ashyln Payton

2nd place: Asja Coleman


1st place: Isaiah Knott


1st place: Tajii Burkett and Keshawn Faust

2nd place: Mohammad Alghamdi

3rd place: Jariah Banks


1st place: Madelyn Miller

2nd place: Adymun Walker

Cupid Shuffle 5K Race 2016

posted Feb 15, 2016, 8:55 AM by Elvira Deyamport

The 2016 Thames Cupid Shuffle 5k was a success. It took place in the University Heights neighborhood in Hattiesburg with the starting and ending points at Thames Elementary School. We had a small but eager crowd on the cold Saturday morning to raise money for our positive behavior intervention and support system (PBIS) at Thames. We raised over $1900 for our students with the help of our sponsors and runners.


Once the gun went off, Dan The Rocket Vega, took an early lead and hung on to win the race in 19:07 followed by Brandon Sullivan, and Heyden Chapman. Melissa Engle claimed the victory in the women division in 26:30. Pine Belt Pacer Becky Wilks finished 46 behind Melissa and took the Masters honors. PBPacer Jessie Armstrong won the costume competition.


A big thank you to all of the volunteers (teachers, administration, parents, AmeriCorps volunteers, friends, and The Arc ladies respite group). The race wouldn’t have been possible without the volunteers and participants!

Spelling Bee Winners for 2015-16

posted Dec 16, 2015, 9:48 AM by Elvira Deyamport

The Spelling Bee was a success and all students did a wonderful job! Here are the winners for the 2015-16 School Year:

3rd Grade

1st Place: Allison Flurry

2nd Place: William Garcia

3rd Place: Aniya Wright

(Pictured from left to right)

4th Grade

1st Place: Shelby Raine

2nd Place: Kara Sellers

3rd Place:  India Lee

(Pictured from left to right)

5th Grade

1st Place: Ashlyn Payton

2nd Place: Madelyn Miller

3rd Place: Shiloh Cornett

(Pictured from right to left)

And our school champion is Ashlyn Payton! As our school champion, Ashlyn will represent Thames Elementary at the Forrest County Spelling Bee and all first place grade level winners are invited to participate in The Hattiesburg Public Schools District Spelling Bee. Way to go, Thames Tigers!

2015-16 Science Fair

posted Dec 11, 2015, 10:02 AM by Tiffany Carter   [ updated Dec 11, 2015, 10:20 AM ]

Science Fair registration forms will be sent home...
  • Monday, December 14, 2015
Registration forms will need to be returned...
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015 

Thames Elementary Science Fair will be held on the following dates.
  • Thursday, February 5, 2016 (Grades K-3)
  • Friday, February 6, 2016 (Grades4-5)

Latasha Atkins


Welcome Survey

posted Nov 13, 2015, 8:46 AM by Tiffany Carter

Parents & Families: We need your help! Please fill out a quick survey to assist us in our efforts of creating a welcome center.

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Parental Engagement Meeting

posted Nov 9, 2015, 2:03 PM by Elvira Deyamport   [ updated Nov 11, 2015, 8:24 AM ]

Powder Puff Game 2015

posted Nov 2, 2015, 8:32 AM by Elvira Deyamport   [ updated Nov 2, 2015, 5:00 PM ]

Book Character Day

posted Oct 29, 2015, 8:55 AM by Tiffany Carter

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