Pearl River Central to hold professional development day

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Pearl River Central High School will soon hold a professional development day for its students and is looking for anyone who may be interested in teaching a course.

PRCHS assistant principal Tara White said faculty members have been planning this event for months. The goal is to teach high school students valuable life lessons what they wouldn’t otherwise learn in their typical curriculum. These topics can be anything from finding a job, paying taxes applying for college and more. White said she wants students to have the tools they need for everyday life so they don’t feel overwhelmed when they graduate.

White said the day will run like a similar school day, with classes being broken up into different periods. These courses will run between 45 minutes and an hour and a half, she said. Students can sign up for the classes they are interested in ahead of time. White said because the time slots of some courses may conflict, she hopes she can find volunteers who can teach for two or three hours so students have the chance to visit every course on their radar.

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Students have already been given a survey sheet, which asks them which topics they would be most interested in learning about. White said the most popular so far include healthy living, self defense, finding a job, preparing for college, planning for the future financially and first aid. However, White said surveys are still being turned in.

This event will be held on October 10th, White said. Although it will be a nontraditional school day, students are already looking forward to the event.

“We’re excited to offer something different that will also be beneficial to our students,” White said.

If anyone is interested in volunteering to teach a development class, White can be reached at 601-798-1986 or at