Superintendent Update

St. Landry Parish School Board

April 10, 2017

Upcoming Events

Port Barre High School Spring Festival

Saturday, April 22nd, 11am-6pm

846 Saizan Avenue

Port Barre, LA

Port Barre High School Spring Festival


PBHS Athletic Complex

Saturday, April 22nd 11-6

Admission: Adults $5/Children $3

Petting Zoo, Live Music and Fun Jump included in Admission

*Tickets may be purchased for all other games and activites

Games, Live music, Color Run, Plate Lunches, Petting Zoo

Faculty Falcon’s vs. 8th Grade Gators Volleyball Game

Thursday, April 13th, 1:15pm

445 Division Street

Krotz Springs, LA

What: Faculty Falcon’s vs. 8th Grade Gators

When: Thursday, April 13th

Time: 1:15 p.m.

Who: 4th-8th-grade KSE students and parents are invited to attend.
(Pre-K – 3rd students may attend, but must be accompanied by a parent)

Cost: $1.00 Admission

Concession: All items $1.00

*Money raised will be used towards PBIS party snacks, items for the PBIS store, etc. Please help support KSE PBIS program!

**Show our spirit by wearing Blue to support the Faculty or Orange to support the 8th Grade Gators.

Around Campus

Beau Chene High School

BioMed Academy

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East Elementary

Recently, three East Elementary students participated in the special Olympics.

Left to right (children): Braden Vidrine, Cora Spell, and Trina Fontenot Pictured with East Elementary Paraprofessional Tiffany Richard.

Eunice Elementary

Book Fair Family night at Eunice Elementary

Glendale Elementary

Down on Glendale’s Farm

Recently, students in Pre-K at Glendale elementary enjoyed learning all about farms. In anticipation of farm week, Pre-K set up an incubator with 17 eggs, and tracked their progress on a calendar, viewing the growth, and candling the eggs to view chick development. The students recently welcomed 8 baby chicks, and are anxiously awaiting the hatching of their brothers and sisters any day now! As the students learned about where our food comes from, they were able to take part in making their own butter. The Pre-K classes were also welcomed by the local John Deere dealership, Sunshine Quality Solutions, and were given an informative presentation by Mr. Luke and Mrs. Meghan, learning all about the different equipment used on a farm. The farm unit was concluded with a visit from Bar None Ranch Farm & Petting Zoo. Students were able to hold, pet, feed, and brush 24 different animals. Some of these animals included: ducks, rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats, a donkey, a tortoise, and a bearded dragon. The children were even able to ride on a miniature pony. Glendale students made many memories down on the farm! Pre-K teachers at Glendale Elementary school are Natisha Gil and Katie Richard. Paraprofessionals are Janene Cormier, Wendy Nugent, and Penny LeJeune.

Grand Coteau Elementary

2nd-4th-grade students are receiving gifts for the meeting, doubling & even tripling their AR Goals for 3rd 9wks...

GCES' proud!!!

Grolee Elementary

Students at Grolee Elementary are ready for their new harvest. Students planted cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers.

Mr. Ricky Julien and Dalfred Jones of KLFY speaks to the students of the 21st Century Afterschool Program at Grolee Elementary.

Krotz Springs Elementary

Krotz Springs Elementary 5th Graders participated in a commencement activity acknowledging the completion of DARE program requirements. Essay winners were Gary Lee – 3rd Place, Anna Kaiser – 2nd Place, and Taylor Robinson – 1st Place. A reception followed the final DARE activity.

Lawtell Elementary

Lawtell Elementary Gets a Visit from Superintendent Jenkins

(Photo: LEE CELANO/THE ADVERTISER)

St. Landry Superintendent Patrick Jenkins walks with principal Milton Batiste III during his visit to Lawtell Elementary Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (Photo: LEE CELANO/THE ADVERTISER)

Leonville Elementary

Seventh-grade students in Mrs. Witt's class from Leonville Elementary researched and traced slavery and immigration in America starting with post-American Revolution and ending with the effects of slavery and immigration in our lives today.

Leonville Elementary Pre-K students were studying the Theme on Farm Animals. Mrs. L. Fontenot, kindergarten teacher brought different farm animals for the students to show them different animals you find on a farm, how do farm animals help us and what do farm animals eat.

MACA

North Elementary

North Elementary’s Trash Bash volunteers!

Ms. Burgess’ first graders cleaning up our school garden.

Northeast Elementary

Students at Northeast Elementary earning lion bucks were able to shop on the Lion Mobile for PBIS.

Opelousas High School

OHS Boys Soccer Player Sign for College

On April 6, 2017, OHS boys soccer seniors Dylan Houser and Oscar Rivera signed for college scholarships based on their academic and athletic performance. Dylan Houser signed with Sterling College a private, Christian, four-year liberal arts college located in Sterling, Kansas. Oscar Rivera signed with Columbia College, a private non-profit independent liberal arts and sciences college based in Columbia, Missouri. The young men are looking forward to their new experiences.

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OHS Play

OHS Wins at State Literary Rally

OHS students competed Saturday, April 1st at the State Literary and Drama Rally at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Twenty-Nine District winners in the literary events and the drama performers competed against top students from all across the state of Louisiana. After taking the academic exams students enjoyed exploring the campus, Student Union and then supported the Drama team by watching their play performance. On Tuesday, OHS was delighted to discover that we had three winners in the state competition. In Agriscience II Aaliyah Royston earned third place, Spanish I third place was dominated by Bridget Melancon and the Drama team (Morgan Booksh, Natalie Lejeune, Oscar Rivera, Coby Deville, Austin Leblanc, Richard Fisher, Aaliyah Royston, Cravien Benjamin, Tabitha Dayon, Jason Hammock, Hillary Fisher, and Chante’ Stephens) won Superior Rating with an original play, “A Mid-Morning Classroom Dream,” written by Drama Instructor David Tuttle. These students will be recognized at class awards ceremonies with certificates and medals. We would also like to congratulate Summer Johnson who earned fifth place in Journalism and Kennedi Edwards who earned fifth place in Nutrition and Food, not an easy task when competing against the best of students from over 80 different schools across the state.

Students in K. Cosgrove's psychology classes participated in inclusion activities. Students spent three days working on Spring Time Bird Activities. The bird theme was extended to guided activity sheets, sensory crafts and parallel activities.

Palmetto Elementary

The Kona Ice truck visited our school. Every student and faculty member was treated to a snowball compliments of our Board Member Mrs. Candy Gerace!

Park Vista Elementary

Park Vista 4-H Club Members participated in the Opelousas Trash Bash 2017. 4-H members enjoyed an ice cream treat after all of their hard work!

Preparing for testing

South Street Elementary

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Southwest Elementary

The Fifth Grade Classes assist with the new "Falcons Garden" by planting various plants like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, watermelon and basil.

Southwest Elementary: Pre-K Musical

Southwest Elementary: The fourth-grade classes used a little chemistry to create their volcano eruptions. The students learned volcano eruptions rapidly change earth’s surface and volcanoes are an important part of earth’s rock cycle.

Sunset Middle School

An Academic Pep Rally was held on Friday, March 31, 2017, for all 5th and 6th graders at Sunset Middle School to motivate students to do their best on the LEAP test. The rally began with a prayer by Mr. Randy Pitre, Assistant Principal. The purpose of the rally and introduction of the guest speaker was led by Ms. Lori Lastrapes. Superintendent Jenkins was the guest speaker. He promised the students if the school’s score increased by a letter grade that he would kiss a pig and allow the students to tape him to the gym wall. Students were, also, entertained by a lip sync rap battle between the Superintendent and Sanaa Smith, 5th grader. Each class participated in original chants and cheers. Mr. Curley Taylor, local zydeco musician, shared his musical talents with the students. Some students were allowed to take turns playing the rubbing board. Special thanks to Mr. Taylor and Superintendent Jenkins for their inspiring words of encouragement.

District Wide Events

Principals of the Year

See the full photo gallery by going to http://www.slp.k12.la.us/apps/pages/inthespotlight.
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Teachers of the Year

See the full photo gallery by going to http://www.slp.k12.la.us/apps/pages/inthespotlight.
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Athletic Recognition

Several athletes and teams were recognized for their outstanding athletic accomplishments. See the full gallery by going to http://www.slp.k12.la.us/apps/pages/inthespotlight.
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Early Childhood Community Network Kick-Off

Complete photo gallery can be seen by visiting http://www.slp.k12.la.us/apps/pages/individualized_instruction_home.