Superintendent Update

St. Landry Parish School Board

May 8, 2017

Upcoming Events

High School Graduation - May 19, 2017

MACA – 6:00 School Gymnasium

OHS – 6:30 School Gymnasium

EUNICE – 6:30 EHS Auditorium

BEAU CHENE – 6:00 School

NORTHWEST – 6:00 School

PORT BARRE – 6:00 School Gymnasium

NORTH CENTRAL – 6:00 School

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Message from Superintendent Jenkins

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Around Campus

Beau Chene High

A Beau Chene bus driver, students, and faculty members received honors at Thursday's school board meeting for their quick response to action when noticing a student riding the bus was nonresponsive. Their actions were essential in saving the life of this student.

Eunice High School

This is the first year that we are recognizing our Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and Historian for all to see in Eunice. It will run on an electronic billboard in the middle of the city. Students and parents were excited, and we received many compliments from the community.
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We started a new program this week. Since it is the seniors last week, if they turned in a gently used uniform, we are allowing them to have free dress this week. We got a tremendous response. We will use these uniforms for students next year who can't afford them. We have good kids that welcomed the idea of donating their uniforms to others.

Highland Elementary

Highland Elementary honored their administrative assistant, Keila Keith, on her special day to express how wonderful she is with a t-shirt that describes her just perfectly.

Highland Elementary honored their janitors for their special day with thermoses that say, "This is what an awesome janitor looks like."

MACA

Congratulations to the Woman’s Choir of Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts for getting all superior ratings at the state competition.

MACA’s Second Annual History Day Project: Students were in costume and character all day and presented their historical figures, topics, or events to their classmates.

Maca History Day Period 3 – Junior High Students

Congratulations to the band of Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts for winning the State Concert Band Sweepstakes trophy. The band got all superior ratings.

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Northwest High School

This is a picture of the Northwest High Tech Team receiving their 4th place award at the University Of Louisiana at Monroe Technology Challenge. This was an online team competition in which these Northwest students competed against 15 other high schools from across the state. Northwest placed 4th overall.
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Opelousas High School

A Modern Chaucerian Senior Project

The AP English IV/Dual Enrollment class of Opelousas High School completed one of its many senior projects by doing a reproduction of Geoffrey Chaucer’s, Canterbury Tales Pilgrimage. Just as Chaucer crafted a portrait gallery of Medieval society during the 1300s, the class presented a modern day pilgrimage depicting modern personalities dressed in medieval attire. The students assumed the role of Chaucer’s objective narrator and wrote in his comparable heroic couplets, a prologue entry of the personalities they represented. As they journeyed around the streets near OHS, they enjoyed reading often witty, colorful banter of their character’s speeches. Modern personalities represented included El Chapo, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dog, Lana Delrey, Casey Anthony, Mac Miller, Ray Rice, 21 Savage Miley Cyrus and Donald Trump. The students added their original and creative written work to Chaucer’s 17,000 lines of vivid poetry that still resonate and entertain modern readers six centuries later.

Park Vista Elementary

Students in Mrs. Morrow's Class are getting a look at the 60 new books for their classroom library. Books were purchased using bonus points and $1.00 with the Scholastic Book Club. These 14 students have a combined total of reading over 343 books this school year.

South Street Elementary

4-H achievement day results

5th Grader LaTia Taylor received Second in horticulture

6th grader Jaylin Jackson third in musical instruments, First in outdoor skills, and Second in discovering 4-H

Sunset Middle School

Congratulations to the following 4-H members competing and earning awards on Saturday, April 29th at Achievement Day at Opelousas High School.

Marissa Howard – 3rd place – Ready to Wear

Emma Zuniga and Jenifey Torres – 2nd place – Dance

Christen Parke – 1st place – Ready to Wear

3rd place – Poster Contest

3rd place - Outdoor Skills

Kendal Briscoe - 1st place - Pet Care

3rd place – Public Speaking

2nd place – Job Interview

2nd place – Ready to Wear

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District Wide Events

Mrs. Pat Mason-Guillory

Leader In Me Comes to St. Landry Parish Schools

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School Nurse Day


May 10, 2017, marks School Nurse Day. Please recognize the school nurses of the St. Landry Parish School Board for their vital role in the educational process and the health and well-being of school children throughout the parish. School nurses manage and provide care to students with chronic health problems (e.g., diabetes, asthma, tube-feeding, and catheterization). School nurses deal with complex medical and social issues to thousands of students, often moving from school to school throughout the district. For some students, school nurses are the only health care professionals they ever see.



Kneeling from left to right: Kimberly Bellon, RN, Vanessa Hulin, RN, & Michelle Savoie, RN

2nd Row: Rosalyn Baty, RN, Carolyn Keating, RN, Connie Pousson, RN, Lisa Guillory, RN, & Tharvasha Davison, RN

3rd Row: Sylvia Brown, RN, Callie Schouest, RN, Monica Murdock, RN, Amy Soileau, RN, & Ellen Stagg, RN

Not Pictured: Nichole Miller, RN

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Career & Technical Education Tailgating Event

Students from St. Landry Parish Career and Technical Education centers showcased their crafts and skills Thursday, May 5th. They are so very talented!!!!