Superintendent Update

September 9, 2019

SUBJECTS: All

DATE: 9/9/19

TIME: 3:45-5:45

LOCATION: SLPSD Computer Lab

SUBJECT: Social Studies

DATE: 9/12/19

TIME: 3:45PM-5:45PM

LOCATION: SLPSD Resource Center

SUBJECTS: All

DATE: 9/16/19

TIME: 3:45-5:45

LOCATION: SLPSD Computer Lab

SUBJECT: Social Studies

DATE: 9/17/19

TIME: 3:45PM-5: 45 PM

LOCATION: SLPSD Resource Center

Math Planning Tools

SUBJECT: Math

DATE: 9/18/19

TIME: 3:45PM-5:45PM

LOCATION: SLPSD Resource Center

SUBJECT: Social Studies

DATE: 9/19/19

TIME: 3:45PM-5: 45 PM

LOCATION: SLPSD Resource Center

SUBJECT: Social Studies

DATE: 9/23/19

TIME: 4:00PM-5: 30 PM

LOCATION: SLPSD Resource Center

SUBJECTS: All

DATE: 9/23/19

TIME: 3:45-5:45

LOCATION: SLPSD Resource Center

SUBJECT: Social Studies

DATE: 9/24/19

TIME: 3:45PM-5: 45 PM

LOCATION: SLPSD Resource Center

Effective Implementation of Distributed PracticeOpens a New Window.

SUBJECT: Math

DATE: 10/1/19

TIME: 3:45PM-5:45PM

LOCATION: SLPSD Resource Center

Exploring Coherence: How Does The Math I Teach Fit Into the Larger Framework of Mathematics?

SUBJECT: Math

DATE: 10/24/19

TIME: 3:45PM-5:45PM

LOCATION: SLPSD Resource Center

Classroom Culture: What's Your Mindset?Opens a New Window.

SUBJECT: Math

DATE: 11/14/19

TIME: 3:45PM-5:45PM

LOCATION: SLPSD Meeting Room

CANKTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Students in Mrs. Ducote's 3rd-grade class at Cankton Elementary experimented with force and motion by making a hopper that would jump when released. The students noticed that when they opened the hopper, resistance was put on the rubber band and when they released it the force of the rubber band would make it jump.

Students at Cankton Elementary competed in our monthly writing contest. The winners were:

1st grade:1st - Vaida L; 2nd - Brooklyn N; 3rd - Ryler F

2nd grade:1st - Leelon T; 2nd - Austin S; 3rd - Liam B

3rd grade: 1st - Kaydence B; 2nd - Kelsey E; 3rd - Blaise C

4th grade: 1st - Mason J; 2nd - Joshlyn M; 3rd - Jason E

EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Congratulations to this team at East Elementary School for making the state's top ten list of schools showing the most growth in the Acadiana area! They came out 2nd with 68% growth in ELA and Math. They also were ranked 9th in the state for their growth.

EUNICE JR HIGH SCHOOL

8th grade Eunice Junior High School students in Mrs. Bollich's Louisiana History classes created paintings of where the Mississippi, Red, and Atchafalaya Rivers meet.

Students were rewarded at Eunice Junior High School for having NO ID violations for the 1st 2 weeks of school. Thank you to our students for Being Responsible in wearing their IDs to school daily and having them visible at all times! 272 students were treated to this prize.

Representatives from Spectrum visited with the students at Eunice Junior High School to give a presentation on a new program offered to families with students in our area- Spectrum Internet Assist. The program offers affordable, reliable high-speed Internet at a lower cost and no contracts. To see if your household qualifies to visit SpectrumInternetAssist.com

Members of the Spectrum team made a donation to Principal Dwanetta Scott and Assistant Principal Casey Comeaux of 10 Samsung Galaxy touch screen tablets to be used for Student of the Month drawings. We would like to thank Mayor Scott Fontenot and Representative Phillip Devillier for making this opportunity possible for our students.

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Eunice Junior High School- Students in Mrs. Obersteâ€™s 8th-grade math class reviewed concepts pertaining to scientific notation and laws of exponents by competing in Nearpodâ€™s â€śTime to Climbâ€ť. Students were each able to pick their own avatar and then race to the top by answering multiple choice questions that pertain to the review topics. Students were engaged and Mrs. Oberste was able to monitor exactly who knew and understood the topics that were being assessed. students received scores that were based on both speed and accuracy.

Zyon F, 7th grader at Eunice Junior High School, won an Essay Writing Contest sponsored by Healthy Family Counseling Services L.L.C. His 1st place prize was a new Trumpet based on his Essay: "Why I Need a Trumpet for Band".

Pictured (L to R): Albert Avilla- Healthy Family Counseling, Zyon F, Casey Comeaux- EJHS Assistant Principal, & Julia Darbonne- Healthy Family Counseling, Counselor

GRAND COTEAU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Teacher at Grand Coteau Elementary starts each day with hug compliments to students KLFY

GRAND PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY

Students in Mrs. Andrea's third-grade science class at Grand Prairie Elementary experimented with magnets and identified objects that are attracted to magnets.

HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Today, Highland's Little Blessings Club learned their very first lesson about the honor of giving to others. Club members blessed every faculty member with a beautiful rose arrangement, which was accompanied by messages of thanks and appreciation.
Students that visit the Learning Center at Highland have been so excited to learn some Orton Gillingham strategies during Learning Center orientation. We can't wait to see how many memories are formed using our fingertips.
June DeBaillon, Junior Achievement of Acadiana Education Manager and Leslie Zaunbrecher of Whitney Bank met with Ms. Lorie LeDoux regarding Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Lessons. The Junior Achievement classroom lessons implement Common Core State Standards with each lesson presented. Lessons are presented by veteran Hancock Whitney Bankers. Hancock Whitney Bank will initiate Junior Achievement Financial Literacy for Highland Elementary School Kindergarten classes, October 30th and will follow with a Financial Literacy Day January 15th for grades 1 through 4.
Hancock Whitney Bank visited with Highland Pre-K to discuss the importance of saving money. They read "The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense" to the children. Each Pre-K student received an activity book and a cute little blue piggy bank to start saving their money.

LAWTELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

We appreciate our office staff!!! Mrs. Andrus and Ms. Calais rock!!

Lawtell Elementary New Teacher Mentors 2019-2020.

Lawtell Elementary ~ 6th Grade Enrichment Class collaborating to complete a class assignment
Our wonderful principal at Lawtell Elementary, Clentrice Charles, ended our Friday with a surprise treat for faculty and staff! TASTY LEMONADEâ€¦.Thank you!!!

I had the pleasure of visiting MACA yesterday. I love seeing the creative juices flowing. Here are some of the pictures I captured. Great job, Mrs. Reed and students

NORTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

Mrs. Chambersâ€™ 6th-grade class was investigating and collecting data to explore how mass, speed, and kinetic energy are related. Students documented the time and distance each car traveled at different heights in order to calculate speed. We were even able to add a team member and get assistance from our buddy we call â€śJo-Joâ€ť, who enjoyed this activity as well.

The 7th-grade class was using technology in the classroom to explore simulation videos on phase changes. Then students went outside to demonstrate the molecules of each phase, and how they change with temperature, using only themselves. Needless to say, solid molecules are as close as this group of friends.

PALMETTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Pre-K students at Palmetto Elementary had a great time eating breakfast with their grandparents!

PORT BARRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Students enjoyed visiting our PBIS store to redeem their bonus bucks for awesome behavior. Thank you to our parent volunteers for assisting us in our store today. Our next redemption day is Sept. 20.
Students in Mrs. Marks' 3rd grade ELA class are completing a Chalk Talk assignment. Students are silently walking around the room to answer story questions on posters and reading other students responses before beginning a class discussion about the guidebook, "Lapin Plays Possum"

PORT BARRE HIGH SCHOOL

5th-grade students in Mrs. C. Mecheâ€™s science class have been learning about matter. In this recent investigation, students created a chemical reaction and explored the properties of a gas.
Port Barre High School PBIS Dynamic Devils of September Seniorâ€”Joseph P., Freshmanâ€”Jacqueline L., Juniorâ€”Kelsey B., Sophomoreâ€”Landon S.
Middle School Dynamic Devils for September

Ms. Cane and Mrs. Guidryâ€™s class explore sensory and colors while dying white rice red!!!

Melville Head Start students celebrate perfect attendance.

Melville Head Start students are learning numbers, patterns, and sorting!

Ms. Gabriel's class at Opelousas Head Start is exploring interest areas by visiting classroom centers.
Ms. Pomier is having a fun activity exercising with the children at Opelousas Head Start.

Madison and Siyar stringing beads to work on fine motor control and develop concentration skills.

DISTRICT

Congratulations to this team of former South Street teachers for managing to make the state's top ten list of schools showing the most growth in the Acadiana area. They grew 60% on the LEAP assessment from the previous testing year! Thanks for your dedication and determination!
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St. Landry Parish Middle School Football Jamboree

CONVOCATION 2019

St. Landry Parish School Board Members

Bottom row (left to right)- Joyce Haynes; Hazel Sias; Donnie Perron (Vice President); Mary Ellen Donatto (President); Denise Rose
Top Row (left to right) - Raymond Cassimere, Kyle Boss, Albert Hayes, Anthony Standberry, Myron Guillory, Josh Boudreaux, Randy Wagley
Not Pictured: Milton Ambres