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Principal's Corner

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Thank you for allowing the Thames Staffulty and myself the opportunity to teach your children. We strive each day to engage every child academically while instilling character and leadership. Our school is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment so that all students can reach their fullest potential.
We invite each of you to be active in our school. Our PTA meets the last Monday of each month at 6:00 at the school.  Please join us for one of our monthly meetings and learn how to become a member.
Click here to read our latest parent letter! 

Thames News

Midtown Minion Race Featured Photo

Midtown Minion Race

Run through the beautiful University Heights and Jamestown-Lincoln neighborhoods in Hattiesburg! The Thames Elementary PTA puts on this annual 5K and this year the funds will help to improve the school and community playground area. Thames Elementary playground and walking track is used by the school and by the community outside of school hours. This is a relaxed and fun family affair and we would love to see you there on March 23rd. You can preregister at or contact for sponsorship or race information. You can preregister online through February 15th for $20 and February 16th until the race day for $25.
100th Day at Thames! Featured Photo

100th Day at Thames!

To celebrate our 100th Day of School, our Kindergarteners dressed up. Have a look at our snapshots on our school Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Thames Teacher of the Year 2018-2019 Featured Photo

Thames Teacher of the Year 2018-2019

Congrats to Mr. Smith for being recognized as the Thames Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019 School Year. We are so proud of you and and grateful to have you at Thames.


Pre-K Registration

Time: 9 AM – 2 PM
Location: Early Childhood Center, 516 Forrest Street

Video & Social Hub

Bring Attendance Home: Parent Video

In this new resource from Attendance Works, a variety of parents speak about the importance of school attendance and making sure absences don't add up. This video offers practical, every day steps parents can take to help their children attend school and highlights ways schools and communities can help reduce barriers to attendance.