Superintendent Update

September 3, 2018

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St. Landry Parish School District is pleased to announce their partnership with Acadiana Center for the Arts.

The arts are a powerful teaching tool. The AcA's Arts in Education and Outreach programs provide

arts experiences to students as well as tools to teachers for integrating the arts into the education

experience. These programs are interdisciplinary learning adventures designed to connect real-life experiences with academic instruction through a broad range of quality arts events and workshops.

  • See performances that you can bring to your school!
  • Meet the Teaching Artists who can visit your class
  • Visit with local arts & cultural organizations
  • And there will be cupcakes!

We will have our first “Arts in Education Showcase on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the Delta Grand Theatre. Please help us spread the word!

Bring a friend! Adults only, please.

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Ag in the Classroom - AITC Teacher Workshop

Monday, Sep. 24th, 4-7pm

5265 Interstate 49 Frontage Road

Opelousas, LA

AITC Teacher Workshop

Date: September 24, 2018

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Location: Farm Bureau Building

Our agriculture curriculum will enhance the implemented academic curriculum of St. Landry Parish School System with an appreciation for the agriculture careers within our community.

Register online:

www.aitcla.org

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ARNAUDVILLE ELEMENTARY

Thank you to St. Landry Homestead for the clipboards.

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BEAU CHENE HIGH SCHOOL

Marlin Jones of St. Landry Homestead donation clipboards and vouchers for teachers at Beau Chene High School.

CENTRAL MIDDLE

Ms. Heather Melder has secured a donation from the Community Foundation of Acadiana in the amount of $250.00 to help furnish our new STEM Lab! Congratulations Ms. Melder, and we look forward to a very active STEM lab this year at Central Middle School!
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EAST ELEMENTARY

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EUNICE HIGH SCHOOL

Eunice High School students raised $550 for Eunice Elementary with a pay-to-dress day.
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EUNICE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Thanks to the administration, Mrs. Oberste, and her students for allowing the SLPSD Instructional Technology Facilitator, Tricia Fontenot, into their classroom. What an amazing lesson! The students worked extremely hard, and it was great to see such seamless technology integration used to enhance and drive instruction.
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Mrs. Jackie Oberste, teacher at Eunice Jr. High, was the recipient of a check in the amount of $2000 from Walmart Distribution Center Community Grant Program. She applied for the grant over the summer. The title of the grant is "Technology Education in the Classroom." The funds will be used to purchase classroom subscriptions to various online software programs used to enhance instruction and for the acquisition of other classroom technology resources.
Mrs. Oberste is pictured here with Eunice Junior High School Principal, Dwanetta Scott.
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Kip Bertrand from St Landry Homestead brought in donations of clipboards for the faculty and staff at Eunice Junior High School. Pictured with Mr. Bertrand is Dwanetta Scott, Principal of EJHS.

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GLENDALE ELEMENTARY

Mrs. Shelly Guillory’s 3rd grade class was awarded a certificate for making the most 100’s in A.R. for the week of August 20 -24,2018.

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GRAND PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY

Wyatte P., student at Grand Prairie Elementary, achieved a perfect score on LEAP 2025 in ELA. Congratulations, Wyatte!!
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GROLEE ELEMENTARY

Grolee Elementary teacher, Mrs. Holly Fontenot, and Elijah are having a deep discussion about the weather.
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The Big Brown Reaching Back Foundation and the Opelousas UPS Center completed a painting project on campus. We're so grateful for wonderful community partners!!!
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Mr. Marlin Jones of St. Landry Homestead delivered clipboards and loan vouchers to all full-time employees.
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HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY

Highland Elementary 3rd Grade Students are learning how to create a leadership classroom during their cultural arts time.
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Zearn Math in Mrs. Amy Myers' Kindergarten Class

Highland Pre-K students enjoying center time.

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Mrs. Amy's kindergarten students using Stop and Go signs that they made to correspond with their lesson on school rules.

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Highland Fourth graders & teachers giving welcome posters & doughnut holes to Eunice Elementary fourth graders to welcome them to Highland Elementary!

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Highland Elementary 3rd Graders welcoming Eunice Elementary 4th Grades with school supplies!

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Mrs. Bacon’s 3rd Grade ELA classes at Highland Elementary made King Cake to go along with their Unit: Cajun Folktale! The trickster, LaPin ate all of the King Cake in our story “Bouki Over the Barrel.”
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KROTZ SPRINGS ELEMENTARY

Ms. Pam Ledoux of Bell Helicopter donated school supplies to the class of Ms. Yolandra Allen at Krotz Springs Elementary during United Way -Tools For School Campaign.

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Mrs. Ardoin’s 7th graders doing a math activity on rational numbers.

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The Krotz Springs Elementary Mothers Club/ PTO met to bring visual motivation to the four restrooms at KSE. Their project was a labor of love and greatly appreciated by the student body.

LEONVILLE ELEMENTARY

Marlin Jones from St Landry Homestead brought in donations of clipboards and vouchers for the faculty and staff of Leonville Elementary School. Pictured with Mr. Jone and Dr. Nicole Morrison Davis, Principal of Leonville Elementry School.

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Leonville Kona Ice Day was a success!

NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL

Northwest High JAG-LA Recognized by JAG.org

Northwest High JAG-LA was recognized by JAG.org yesterday for having positive Job Placement status results the month of May 2018. I am so excited to share this news with you and to know that we were recognized by the national JAG program!!

We have had a great first year here at Northwest with the support of administration and our advisory committee.

All 10 seniors graduated, 3 are joining the military then will attend college, 7 have been employed locally, and 7 will be attending either a 2 year college or 4 year college. I will continue to follow these seniors for the next year to ensure continued success.

JAG Northwest students organized and planned a Random Act of Kindness event for their fellow classmates and teachers. JAG students wrote words of encouragement or positive quotes and distributed to students by placing these notes in student lockers and teacher mailboxes.

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JAG Northwest students just completed a PBL project to learn and understand more about their fellow students. Students created personalized plates. They were asked to use symbols to represent their goals, strengths, family, obstacles that have overcome, dream careers and also a positive quote that was a reflection of them. Students prepared a speech and presented their personal plates to their class and our guest speaker. Guest speaker for the day was Mrs. Frankie Bertrand, retired CEO/President of St. Landry-Opelousas Chamber of Commerce. After speaking with each class, the students presented their speeches and personalized plates.

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Susan Mouton, JAG Specialist at Northwest High School received the FAFSA Fighter award for 100% of her JAG seniors completing the FAFSA application last school year.
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The Northwest High Robotics Team met yesterday after school to begin building their competition robot. They named their robot Proxy.

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PALMETTO ELEMENTARY

4th grade student Anistin O. made a perfect score of 850 on her 3rd grade LEAP 2025 ELA exam.

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Fifth grade students enjoying Life Skills.

PARK VISTA ELEMENTARY

PORT BARRE ELEMENTARY

Students in Mrs. Guidry’s ELA class at PBE brought in pictures of their dogs as we explored the non-fiction story, Dogs. Students were given the challenge to write directions for giving a dog a bath using sequencing words.
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Students in Mrs. Cayla’s third grade science class compared forces today by racing Hot Wheels!
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PBES Positive Office Referrals for the week
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Third grade students at Port Barre Elementary took part in research on cotton and learned about its importance to Louisiana!
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PBE 4th grade students in Mrs. Guidroz and Ms. Briley's Science classes enjoy learning about how Energy can be transformed from one form to another!
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SOUTH STREET ELEMENTARY

3rd graders in Mrs. Thompson’s science class are learning how to think like scientists. They used their senses to make observations and take notes at the school pond.

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SOUTHWEST ELEMENTARY

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SUNSET MIDDLE SCHOOL

Sunset Middle School students were able to enjoy cool treats from Kona Ice. Students exhibited great behavior while enjoying them. We will be sure to bring Kona Ice back throughout the school year!
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Sunset Middle School now offers STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math)! Mrs. Ann Sylvester’s class completed the STEAM engineering tower challenge. 7th grade students were challenged to create the tallest tower they could using only 20 dry spaghetti noodles, 1 yard of tape, 1 yard of string and a large marshmallow. The tower had to support the marshmallow. The tallest tower was 22 inches high.


Sunset Middle School students started off the
2018-19 school year with a PBIS celebration on Friday, August 24th. The school rules and procedures were presented in a fun, exciting way. Music, competitions, and drawings were held to keep the students engaged and entertained.
A special thanks to St. Landry Homestead for donating clipboards and vouchers for $1000 loans to our staff members. Pictured are Sunset Middle School teachers - Sommer Cypriano, Hope Travis, and Tiffany Gardner.
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Sunset Middle School football players were allowed to wear their football jerseys to school in support of Beau Chene High School football program. Students will be able to enter the BCHS football game free on Friday, August 31, 2018. Good luck Gators!

WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Washington Elementary MATH teachers are engaged in weekly cluster TAP meeting led by Dr. Trasima Richard.

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Washington Elementary would like to thank St. Landry Homestead for the clipboards and vouchers.
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STUDENTS OF THE WEEK FOR AUGUST 27 - AUGUST 31
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Ms. Alexis Jackson is this week’s teacher of the week. She is being recognized for taking the initiative to develop an excellent classroom environment that promotes high and demanding academic expectations for every student in her class.

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DISTRICT

Congratulations to the Inaugural Certified Nursing Assistant Class. These students earned their CNA certification
after completing their required courses from Washington Vocational/Technical school and from their clinical internships, including the nursing home and hospital
rotations.

Pictured with the class is their instructor, Gloria Smith Chevis and Jackie Harbour, RN, Clinical Initiative Nurse Coordinator and facilitator of the OGHS, CNA Internship Program. Pictured seated from left: LaNeisha G., Quiana W., Anthony B. and Anthony S.. Pictured standing from left: Masey N., Kylie L., Murkayla J. and Montreall J.

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REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

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2018-2019 DISTRICT CALENDAR

The Krotz Springs Elementary Mothers Club/ PTO met to bring visual motivation to the four restrooms at KSE. Their project was a labor of love and greatly appreciated by the student body.