Kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year is right around the corner for students living in the Bay St. Louis-Waveland School District. Students must be five on or before September 1, 2013.
Rising kindergartners and their parents living in the district should register in person at Waveland Elementary, located at 1101 St. Joseph St., on Wednesday, May 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., or on Friday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To complete the registration process, parents should bring with them the following documents pertaining to their child: birth certificate, social security card and a vaccination record from the Miss. Health Dept. (Miss. Compliance Form). Parents also need to show two proofs of residency (utility bills, home lease or deed), a picture ID and custody or guardianship papers if needed.
Kindergarten teachers will be on hand to meet parents and students and show them the school, as well as give pre-kindergarten assessments.
Completed in 2010, Waveland Elementary is is a 70,000 square-foot facility with a gym, separate music and art rooms, cafeteria, playground and library. With nearly 500 students, the school is for children in kindergarten through second-grade.
Waveland Elementary students have a classroom teacher and attend separate art, music, library and physical education classes each week. The music program offers violin instruction, courtesy of a “Mr. Holland’s Opus” grant. The art studio is equipped with a pottery kiln, and Waveland art students have already won numerous awards and recognition. Student art work is now on view at the Mockingbird Cafe on 2nd St. in Bay St. Louis.
Early registration helps administrators plan for the upcoming school year and provides teachers and administrators with information about new students to ensure that they have a good start to the school year.
Early registration also gives parents and students a chance to visit the school and to receive information about district policies and school procedures in advance in order to better prepare for the first day of school.