Long Beach Breeze

PRST STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID LONG BEACH, MS PERMIT NO. 60 Long Beach Breeze P.O. Box 144, Long Beach, MS 39560 February 21, 2019 • Volume 3, Number 2 • “Good News You Can Use” CES plans expansion, Markerspace Coast Episcopal School (CES) in Long Beach recently announced the school will add two grades of middle school, extending the span of grades offered to cover toddlers through eighth graders. The two new grades will be housed in an existing building on the school’s twenty-four-acre campus. CES officials also announced the construction of a new “Mak- erspace” facility. The area is designed to allow for small class sizes to be integrated with a fluid curriculum and thematic learning approach. Educators hope it will foster opportunities for person- alized learning and exploration, allowing students to learn with their heads, hands and hearts. Special to Long Beach Breeze Happy Mardi Gras ��om Special to Long Beach Breeze Coast Episcopal School recently announced the addition of a middle school to their cam- pus, extending the span of grades offered to cover toddlers through eighth graders, due to increased demand for middle school options on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. cont. on page 3 In November, the Mississippi Gaming Commission held their monthly meeting at Long Beach City Hall. The Long Beach Har- bor Resorts site was on the agen- da, and the Commission tabled the property to have more time to review the location. At the end of last month, the Commission met for a spe- cial session to talk about the proposed gaming site in Long Beach. They approved the pro- posed property to be a legal gaming site. Site approval means the twelve-acre proper- ty, located on the old Kmart site north of U.S. 90 and east of Jeff Davis Avenue in Long Beach, meets state regulations and that the casino will be within 800 feet of the mean high water line. Officials noted that this is the first step in the process, and it doesn’t mean the develop- er, James Parrish, can break ground on the proposed casino. Before the Gaming Commis- sion gives approval to proceed, the developers must show they not only have the financing to complete the project, but also that it meets the guidelines of at least a 40,000-square-foot casino, a 300-room hotel, a fine dining restaurant and other stip- ulations. Special to Long Beach Breeze Casino site gets lead-in on approval Presidential Scholar Candidates named Long Beach High School is proud to be home to five of the seventy-five Mississip- pi 2019 Presidential Scholar Candidates as named by the U. S. Department of Education. Seniors Gracie Bush, Michael Chan, Alexis LaRosa, Mason Mullins and Conner Thurtell recently received notice of their nominations and will now con- tinue to the next part of the appli- cation process.  Students chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars receive an expense-paid trip to Washington, D. C. in June and are presented the U.S. Presiden- Special to Long Beach Breeze tial Scholars medallion at a cer- emony sponsored by the White House, in commemoration of their achievements. Gracie Bush is the daughter of Dewayne and Marcie Bush. After high school, she plans to attend the University of Missis- sippi and major in International Studies and hopes in the future to have a job where she can help people.   “The Long Beach faculty have always encouraged me to be my best and helped me along the way,” Bush said.  “I am so hon- ored to be nominated for this award, and I hope I represent Long Beach well.”  Michael Chan is the son of Betty Chan.  After high school, Michael plans to attend the Rochester Institute of Technol- ogy and major in Game Design and Development.  In the future, he would like to work for a game producing company or make games independently.  “They [Long Beach faculty and staff] facilitated the education required for me to be able to enter the university I wish to attend and provided me easy access to the opportunities that heightened my record of achievements,” Chan said.  Alexis LaRosa is the daughter of cont. on page 6