Back to school

JACKSON – Sister Thea Bowman Elementary

JACKSON – First grade student Ja’Kayla Davis clutches her supply bag tightly on the first day of school at Sister Thea Bowman Elementary as she enters the doors for the 2021-2022 school year. (Photo by Deacon Denzil Lobo)

NATCHEZ – Cathedral School

NATCHEZ – Cathedral School second grader, Jett Biglane dives deep into his studies during his first week of school. (Photo by Cara Moody)
NATCHEZ – The senior class, along with Father Mark Shoffner met on the Cathedral School football field to begin their day with prayer as they watched the sunrise on their last first day of school together. The Senior Sunrise has become a Cathedral School senior class tradition. (Photo courtesy of Cathedral School)

COLUMBUS – Annunciation

COLUMBUS – Annunciation prekindergarten teacher, Lashander Williams teaches in the home living center on the first day back to school. (Photo by Katie Fenstermacher)

MERIDIAN – St. Patrick

MERIDIAN – Father Augustine blesses St. Patrick Catholic School backpack tags during students first school Mass of the year on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. (Photo by courtesy of St. Patrick School)


VICKSBURG – Third grader, Jack Stanley, had some pep in his step on his first day of school! (Photo by Lindsey Bradley)
VICKSBURG – The Class of 2022 began the first day of their senior year celebrating Mass with Father Rusty Vincent. As leaders of Vicksburg Catholic School, they will work hard to spark joy for all of the Flashes Family. (Photo courtesy of Vicksburg Catholic Schools)

HOLY SPRING – Holy Family

HOLLY SPRINGS – Teacher, Mimi Henderson poses with her second grade class for a first day photo at Holy Family School. (Photo by Laura Grisham)

MADISON – St. Joseph

MADISON – Nathan Vuelban, second from left, Jack Rosamon and Trey Compretta listen on Friday as J.J. Tice explains how to shoot video for the award-winning, student-produced weekly newscast Bruin News Now. (Photo by Terry Cassreino)

JACKSON – St. Richard

JACKSON – Father John Bohn visited classrooms and blessed bookbags at St. Richard School. (Photo courtesy of St. Richard School)


GREENVILLE – Kindergarten students, Jayce Roscoe and Owen Swafford, practice writing their names on their first week of school. (Photo by Nikki Thompson)

GREENWOOD – St. Francis

GREENWOOD – St. Francis of Assisi principal Jackie Lewis and sixth grade students pray on Aug. 9 during the dedication of the San Damiano Cross at the school; a gift from the Franciscans of ABVM Province. This was in view of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the school. (Photo courtesy of St. Francis School)

SOUTHAVEN – Sacred Heart

SOUTHAVEN – Teachers Ms. Suzi and Ms. Sue assist the 3-year-old children with their first school snack at Sacred Heart School in Southaven. (Photo courtesy of Sacred Heart School)

MADISON St. Anthony

MADISON – St. Anthony fourth grade students Gunner Denman and Maddie Vanderloo spend time in prayer on the first day of school. (Photo by Kati Loyacono)