Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science hosted its annual Fall Preview Day on Friday, October 27 in Nissan Auditorium inside Parkinson Hall on the campus of the Mississippi University for Women. Designed specifically for prospective students and families, Fall Preview Day provides a wonderful opportunity to come to campus to learn more about MSMS, tour the facilities, and interact with current students, faculty, and staff. 

This year, MSMS welcomed over 90 prospective students to campus along with their family members. The event opened with a performing arts showcase that featured literary readings from Mrs. Richardson’s Creative Writing students, a reenactment from Tales from the Crypt, a performance by Voices in Harmony, and an interactive math activity conducted by Mu Alpha Theta. Interspersed with these performances were additional videos that highlighted the MSMS Blue Notes, Science Carnival, and various other activities MSMS students engage in. Following this portion of the program, Dr. German McConnell, Executive Director for MSMS, provided a comprehensive overview of MSMS’s robust offerings and competitive advantages. Students and parents alike also had the opportunity to hear from other school administrators about their areas of expertise. 

Parents and students then separated into two different groups. MSMS student emissaries led the parents on a tour of campus, while prospective students remained in Nissan Auditorium for a student panel focused on adjusting to the academic rigor and residential setting at MSMS. Parents then returned to Nissan for a parent led panel while students received campus tours facilitated by student emissaries. The event concluded with an overview of the admissions and application process and some handy tips and tricks to navigate that process. 

As the state’s only public, residential high school focused on STEM education and specifically designed to meet the needs of Mississippi’s most academically gifted and talented students, MSMS continues to serve as an incubator for some of the brightest minds across the state. If you were unable to attend Fall Preview Day, but are interested in learning more about MSMS, please call the Office of Admissions at 1.800.553.6459 to schedule a tour or request additional information about the school.