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Biloxi Excel By 5 hosts MGRC Visit

On March 30, 2016, Biloxi Excel By 5 hosted a golf-themed event and welcomed members of the MGRC family to the family resource center.

Click here for coverage of this event by Meggan Gray of WLOX



Biloxi Excel By 5 Receives IP Grant!

from The Windtalker, February 29, 2016

The Boyd Gaming and IP Biloxi Foundation awarded a $12,000 grant to Biloxi's Excel by 5 program last week.

Click here to read the complete article from The Windtalker.



Biloxi Excel By 5 featured in South Missippi Living

Story by:Lynn Lofton

Click here to read the article featured in the December issue of South Mississippi Living



Mississippi's First Lady Helps Teach Financial Lesson to Tiny Tots in Biloxi

Posted: Sept. 10, 2015 5:04 PM CST Updated: Sept. 10, 2015 7:03 PM CST

By: Trang Pham-Bui
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -On Thursday, more than two dozen children took part in a new financial program hosted by Biloxi Excel By 5. The catch — many of the children were still in diapers.

Click here to see coverage of the event from Trang Pham-Bui of WLOX


Mississippi's First Lady Attends Super Saver Program

Posted: Sept. 10, 2015

By: Katarina Luketich
BILOXI, MS (WXXV)-  It’s never too early for your kids to get a head start on their education. That was the message first lady Deborah Bryant made today at an “Excel By 5” program for kids and their parents in Biloxi this morning.

Click here to see coverage of the event from Katarina Luketich of WXXV


Biloxi Excel By 5 health fair checks wellness of preschoolers

Posted: Aug 16, 2014 3:28 PM CST Updated: Aug 17, 2014 5:54 AM CST

By Jonathan Brannan

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - With school mostly back into the swing of things here on the Coast, a number of health fairs have come and gone, but there was one more Saturday that was a little different than those that have happened leading up to the school year.

Click here to see coverage of the event from Jonathan Brannan of WLOX


Biloxi Excel By 5 Presents Safety Fair

The city of Biloxi and Biloxi Excel By 5 teamed up this weekend to educate parents and children on safety issues.  The approach of summer provided an excellent opportunity for several local agencies to remind families of ways to stay safe.

Click here to see coverage of the event from Caray Grace of WLOX


Biloxi Excel By 5 Program Honored by Biloxi Public Schools

Honorees from Week 4 of Biloxi Public Schools month (an excerpt from Biloxi Public School's E-news, The Windtalker)

    A pioneering early learning program for pre-schoolers, a 10th grade girls softball player, the top Advanced Reader in first grade at North Bay, and an inspirational school resource officer comprise the wrap-up winners of the first-ever Biloxi Public Schools Month.


Biloxi Excel By 5 Event Helps Prepare Students for Kindergarten

Biloxi Excel By 5, together with the Biloxi Public School System, City of Biloxi, and IP Casino Resort Spa, held a "Count Down to Readiness" event on April 25, 2014.  The purpose of the event was to educate students who will enter kindergarten in August, and their parents, on basic kindergarten expectations. Children were given orientations focusing on cafeteria, schoolbus and classroom procedures.  The Biloxi Police Department provided fingerprinting and safety information.  Students also engaged in age-appropriate activities highlighting kindergarten basic skills.

To view the feature report by WLOX's Caray Grace, click here.


Pro Golfer Reads to Young Students in Biloxi

Please click here to view the article at the WXXV25 web site.

Reported by: Shevaun Bryan
Published: 3/18 7:49 pm  Updated: 3/18 7:51 pm

A golfer in town for the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic took time off the green to read to some Biloxi children Tuesday. Pro golfer, Fred Funk, read to a group of 2 through 5 year olds Tuesday afternoon to promote early literacy.


Biloxi Excel by 5 teaches tots valuable skills for Kindergarten - Meggan Gray WLOX

Biloxi Excel by 5 teaches tots valuable skills for Kindergarten

Posted: Apr 17, 2013 10:54 AM CST Updated: Apr 18, 2013 6:25 AM CST

By Meggan Gray - bio | http://www.wlox.com/story/22002512/biloxi"BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

"Hickory dickory dock. The mouse ran up the clock."

About ten students recite nursery rhymes at the Biloxi Excel by 5 Family Resource Center at the old Lopez school. They're taking part in a free class called "Teaching Tots on Tuesdays," one of the many things the Biloxi Excel by 5 coalition is doing to help make sure south Mississippi children are ready for school before they enter Kindergarten.


Biloxi Excel By 5 Named as 2013 Non Profit Organization

The City of Biloxi recognized individuals, organizations and businesses that contribute their time and energy in helping others and making Biloxi a wonderful place to live on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the 30th Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.


Countdown to Readiness Fair, WLOX TV, April 19, 2012

See what school will be like for your child when he/she goes to Kindergarten in August!
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Lopez School campus, 140 St. John Avenue, Biloxi
By state law, children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2012, to enter Kindergarten.


Biloxi Market Analysis, December 2011

Educational institutions and programs GMAeducation.pdf