slider27
slider22
slider1
slider16
slider17
slider2
slider18
slider3
slider4
slider19
slider5
slider6
slider7
slider20
slider8
slider10
slider23
slider9
slider11
slider12
slider13
slider14
slider15
slider21

Highland Elementary in Ridgeland participates in Hour of Code, the largest education event in history

Highland Elementary School (HES), Ridgeland’s school for students in third through fifth grade, launched their participation in a weeklong computer science event with the unveiling of a $10,000 check from Code.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting K-12 computer science education.

Highland Elementary was one of only 13 schools in Mississippi to make the commitment for every student to participate in Hour of Code. Code.org chose one $10,000 prize to be awarded to a public school in every U.S. state. Highland’s full participation made them eligible to become Mississippi’s winner.

Hour of Code, held during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-14, is the largest education event in history, with more than 9 million individuals across 167 countries having participated. Code.org aggressively publicized the event with the support of companies like Google, Apple Computer, Facebook and Microsoft.

Read the entire Release_HES Hour of Code.Hour of Code Presentation 54

Aresia Rhodes, a business analyst with the Mississippi technology company Bomgar, located in Ridgeland, talked about how computer programming classes prepared her for success at technology companies. She urged students to make the most of the opportunities given them such as coding instruction at Highland Elementary led by Mrs. James.

Aresia Rhodes, a business analyst with the Mississippi technology company Bomgar, located in Ridgeland, talked about how computer programming classes prepared her for success at technology companies. She urged students to make the most of the opportunities given them such as coding instruction at Highland Elementary.

Mayor Gene McGee looks on as one of Highland Elementary's Pathways students participates in Hour of Code this week.

Mayor Gene McGee looks on as one of Highland Elementary’s Pathways students participates in Hour of Code this week.