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ADVISORY: Parents and Educators Gather to Learn about Innovative New Math Program at Rowan Elementary School

Hattiesburg, Miss., Mar 6, 2014

WHAT: Rowan Elementary, Rowan’s Parent-Teacher Organization, the district alumni organization EUROHA and MIND Research Institute will host an event to introduce the ST Math program to parents of Rowan students. Implementing the program since November of last year, Rowan is using the innovative software as a non-traditional way to improve student math achievement and help teachers address new Common Core State Standards. The evening will include remarks by Hattiesburg Public School District Superintendent James Q. Bacchus and Stephanie Hoze from EUROHA, the district alumni group which is currently raising funds to underwrite the costs of the program. ST Math, developed by the nonprofit MIND Research Institute, is game-based instructional software designed to teach math visually through the use of animation. Students will be demonstrating the ST Math games on interactive whiteboards at the event, and parents will receive instruction on how to use the program at home with their children.  

WHEN: 6pm, Thursday, March 6, 2014

WHERE: Rowan Elementary School, 500 Martin Luther King Drive, Hattiesburg, MS  39401

WHO: Michelle Johnson, Principal, Rowan Elementary; Stephanie Hoze, EUROHA and Hattiesburg Public School District; James Q. Bacchus, Superintendent Hattiesburg Public School District; Elizabeth Garrow, Philanthropic Partnership Manager, MIND Research Institute; Bevelyn Hunter, Education Partnership Manager, MIND Research Institute

CONTACTS: For more information, contact Abby Daniels of MIND Research Institute at 949-345-8637 or or Jas N. Smith of Hattiesburg Public Schools at 601-582-5078 or

About MIND Research Institute
MIND Research Institute is an education nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND’s distinctive visual approach to math and problem-solving is the basis of its innovative, research-proven ST Math® programs for elementary and secondary schools. MIND’s programs currently reach 630,000 students and 25,000 teachers in more than 2,000 schools in 35 states. For more information, visit

About Hattiesburg Public School District
The Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) is a modern and diverse district made up of six elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and an alternative center. HPSD is working with the Hattiesburg community to help our students achieve greater success, in school and in life. Our focus is always on our students. Every decision we make and every policy we create must have students at its heart. The Hattiesburg Public School District is creating new success each and every day in the lives of our students, which in turn benefits each of us as citizens of Hattiesburg! As our district motto says: "Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders!"

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