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Awards Ceremony

posted Feb 24, 2016, 8:22 AM by Kerri Farmer

Students were recognized for academic excellence, good behavior, and perfect attendance.

Pennies for Patients

posted Feb 24, 2016, 8:15 AM by Kerri Farmer


Teachers and students hula hoop for a cure for blood cancer patients. For the next two weeks, STEAM asks you to donate spare change to help save the lives of people touched by blood cancers. Our school needs to raise at least $500.00 to win a pizza party for the class who collects the most money. Our school goal is $800.00.

Science and Weather at S.T.E.A.M Academy

posted Feb 24, 2016, 8:08 AM by Kerri Farmer   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 8:08 AM ]

What a wonderful day for the science department.  The science team completed a unit on weather and water.  WDAM meteorologist, Nick Ortego, was invited to speak to students about weather forecasting and the technological instruments used to determine the weather forecast. The kids were motivated, and they truly enjoyed it.      

December Teacher Recognition and 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year

posted Feb 24, 2016, 7:47 AM by Kerri Farmer   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 8:09 AM ]

TaShara Smith-Shoemaker is a sixth-grade English Language Arts teacher at The Lillie Burney S.T.E.A.M. Academy. She has fourteen years of teaching experience in the Hattiesburg Public School District and Gulfport Public Schools where she has served as an innovative classroom teacher, lead teacher, and instructional coach.  Mrs. Shoemaker serves on several committees, which includes P.I.N.K., Curriculum and Instruction for the district, Accelerated Reader, and Spelling Bee Coordinator. While she is dedicated to her professional career, she is ultimately committed to the growth and development of ALL children. Mrs. Shoemaker is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  She resides with her husband, Phelix, and her son, Wesley.

December Staff Personnel Recognition

posted Feb 22, 2016, 12:01 PM by Kerri Farmer   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 8:10 AM ]


Mainet Fairley is an Administrative Assistant at Lillie Burney STEAM Academy.  She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology.  She feels privileged to have been selected as Employee of the Month several times and Employee of the Year once. She firmly believes that her purpose and passion are to share the gift of love with everyone she meets. Mrs. Fairley enjoys working with children.  She strives to treat others the way that she wants to be treated. Her personal mission in life is  to "fill a need when she see a need."  She is a wife a mother of four. 

October and November Teacher Recognition

posted Nov 9, 2015, 8:57 AM by Kerri Farmer   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 7:34 AM ]


Ms. Victoria Agnew, who grew up in Madison, Mississippi, is a 2015 summa cum laude graduate of Jackson State University and is in her first year of teaching.  An interesting fact about Ms. Agnew, who holds a math certification, is that she moved from Cincinnati, Ohio, with her family to Hattiesburg when she was just nine months old.  When she graduated from Jackson State in May, it was an easy decision to return to the city that she has long considered her second home.  Ms. Agnew has always loved mathematics and has been tutoring students in the subject since she was barely out of middle school.  She is the daughter of Ronnie and Cynthia Agnew of Madison, Mississippi.  Her father, former managing editor of The Hattiesburg American, is currently executive director of Mississippi Public Broadcasting.  In addition to teaching math, Ms. Agnew’s passion is singing contemporary gospel music.  She has been a lead vocalist in churches all over the country. 

October and November Staff Personnel Recognition

posted Nov 9, 2015, 8:52 AM by Kerri Farmer   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 7:35 AM ]


I would like to thank everyone for all your support and encouragement.  This has been a great experience for me since I started working for the school district.  I am proud to except the Employee of the Month award.  I will do my best to strive for excellence.  My heart has always been a helping heart, and it is my pleasure to share that with our students to help them move forward in life. Again, I would like to thank all my STEAM teammates. I look forward to learning more and making a future with the district.

Lillie Burney Showcases Smart Art

posted Nov 9, 2015, 7:42 AM by Kerri Farmer   [ updated Nov 12, 2015, 7:32 AM ]


Dulse Melissa Alvardo is eleven years old. Melissa's favorite hobbies are playing soccer and basketball. She enjoys reading Diary Not Happily Ever After. Melissa's favorite subjects are Math, Art, and English as a Second Language. She wants to be a lawyer when she grows up.


Dayla Booth is currently eleven years old. Her birthday is on December 1, 2015. She loves sketching art and gymnastics. Dayla enjoys reading Diary of Anne Frank, My Little Pony Comics, and Dork Diaries. Dayla's favorite subjects are Forensics and Science. In the future, she would like to become a famous cartoon sketcher for Cartoon Network.

P.I.N.K. Etiquette Class

posted Nov 6, 2015, 11:52 AM by Kerri Farmer   [ updated Nov 6, 2015, 12:16 PM ]


Important Dates For November

posted Nov 5, 2015, 12:32 PM by Kerri Farmer   [ updated Nov 9, 2015, 9:13 AM ]

November 6 - Parent Committee Input Meeting (7:30-8:30 a.m.)

November 7 - Lillie Burney Football Playoff's

November 10 & 17 -  After School Reading Fair Preparation

November 11 - Field Trip for A-Team, PBIS, and Perfect Attendance

November 12 - Thanksgiving Luncheon with parents and students (The cost for each parent is $3.25)

November 13 - Dance Field Trip

November 23-27 Thanksgiving Holiday/No School

November 30 - Reading Fair Boards are due at school




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