Superintendent Update

February 18, 2019

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Employee Appreciation Week – February 25 – March 1, 2019.

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Strengthening Students' Writing Skills - Grade 1

Date: 2/19/2019

Time: 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Location: Resource Center


Strengthening Students’ Writing Skills

Date: 2/21/2019

Time: 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Location: Resource Center

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BEAU CHENE HIGH SCHOOL

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Beau Chene High - Food Science students, Raven, Destini, Abigail, and Amy, made Jolly Rancher Lollipops!
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BCHS Nutrition & Foods students, Shannon, Brianna and Ashaya, made cake mix cookies!
BCHS Nutrition & Foods Students, Alexis and Ainsley, made valentine confetti Chex mix!

CANKTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Cankton Elementary students who sold at least 18 items during our recent fundraiser were treated to a limo ride and lunch at Raising Canes.
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Congratulations to the following Cankton Elementary students “CAUGHT SHOWING CHARACTER” during the months of December and January:

Kane H., Brittravian H., Davon S., Landon G., Brian M., and William K. (not pictured).

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EAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

East Elementary School recognized students that demonstrated "Super Behavior" during their Super Celebration.
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EUNICE HIGH SCHOOL

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EUNICE JR. HIGH SCHOOL

Eunice Junior High School sent two Math Competition teams to the OJHS competition on Saturday, February 9th. The 7th-grade team led by Mrs. Tiffany Pedigo placed 1st in the team competition and the 8th-grade team led by Mrs. Jackie Oberste placed 3rd.

7th grader- Josh Simien placed 5th in the individual test

8th grader- Madlyn Edwards placed 6th in the individual test

7th-grade team- Josh, Josi, Caleb, Alana

8th-grade team- Gabbie, Isaiah, Alivia, Madlyn

Congratulations to each team and their sponsors for these great accomplishments!

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The Eunice Junior High School History Club is sponsored by Mrs. Kathy Bollich and Mrs. Brittany Ardoin. Mrs. Bollich teaches all 8th-grade students and Mrs. Ardoin teaches all 7th-grade students at EJHS. Each year the club hosts a Veteran's Day breakfast to honor our troops; as well as, the school's Social Studies Fair. This year the club will also host the school's Black History Month program which will be held on February 28th. At the end of the year, members will take a field trip to New Orleans.
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Eunice Jr. High is proud to announce the 2018-2019 Science Club officers:

President -Taylor Langley

Vice President- Aniyah Cesar

Secretaries- Carey Janice and Emma Simon

Sponsors- Ms. June Veillon, Mrs. Misty Jones, and Mr. Mitch Robinson


The primary goal of the science club is to increase interest in STEM as well as to foster an excitement for science. In addition, club members participated in the school science fair and parish science fair. One of the club members, Dreylan Babino advanced to the regional science fair. Club members also participate in science-related projects and will participate in a field trip to SciPort in Shreveport.

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GLENDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Two Glendale Elementary 3rd grade students were rewarded for making 20 perfect A.R. scores. Pictured are Kailey G. and Emmitt L. Congratulations students!

Glendale Pre-K enjoyed a performance funded by the Acadiana Center for the Arts. We enjoyed a performance by Johnette Downing called, "Reading Rocks."
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GLENDALE ELEMENTARY
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
FEBRUARY 4 – 8, 2019

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GLENDALE ELEMENTARY
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
FEBRUARY 11-15
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GRAND PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Grand Prairie Elementary had a wonderful “Reading Rocks” assembly with Louisiana author/musician, Johnette Downing.
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GROLEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

As National School Counseling Week comes to a close, we salute our “Ray of Sunshine” with a “Box of Sunshine”! Mrs. Colligan, we thank you for your service to Grolee Elementary!
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Grolee Elementary celebrated our 1st Annual Dinner with DIVAS (Dignity, Inspiration, Vision, Achievement, Sisterhood). Young Ladies in Grades 3-6 were invited to attend with their mothers, guardians, or female role models in their lives.

HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Highland Pre-K enjoyed completing valentine activities... They made valentine hats, graphed candy hearts, sewed hearts for their mothers for a special valentine treat, and exchanged valentine treats with their friends.
Ms. LeDoux blessed each member of her faculty and staff at Highland today with a sweet Valentine treat. Thank you, Ms. LeDoux, we all appreciate the appreciation!
LSUE education students are working with our Highland Elementary ELA students. These LSUE students are training to become teachers, and they are working with our students on reading skills.
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Arianna Douglas, an LPN/Quality Management Nurse, with 5 children was Highland's 4th Speaker of the month for Black History Month... Thank you, Ms. Arianna, for speaking to Highland's students.
Denise Rose, retired principal and newly elected SLPSB member, was our 5th speaker for Black History Month. She did an amazing job with showing the students items and pictures of things that were invented by African Americans in history! Thanks so much, Ms. Rose. Your speech was very interesting!

LAWTELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Lawtell Trojans Showed Up and Showed Out at Opelousas Junior High School’s 1st Annual Math Tournament! 6th grade placed 3rd in Quiz Bowl competition. 7th grade placed 4th in the Team Competition. 8th grade placed 4th in Individual and Team Competitions and 1st and 4th place in Quiz Bowl. Additionally, LAWTELL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS WON 1ST PLACE OVERALL out of all the schools who competed!

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Lawtell Elementary School Learning Center students in Mrs. F. Dupre’s class took advantage of learning outdoors. Students enjoyed the beautiful weather while reading aloud individually and chorally, focusing on fluency and decoding.

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BLACK HISTORY-GREAT MIGRATIONS was the theme for this year’s Black History Program. The program consisted of a Walk of Fame for black Musicians, Literature & Art. There were also several musical selections by the LES Band which included a solo trumpet selection of the Black National Anthem by R. Miller and singing and dancing by our 3rd and 5th graders. The guest speaker, Pastor Bonnie Riley, empowered the students, staff, and parents by focusing on a need to DREAM and be the best you can be!

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NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL

The Harlem Renaissance Era-Northwest High
Event Details:
Date: Tuesday; February 19, 2019
Location: Northwest High School Gymnasium
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Guest Speaker: Mr. LaDonte Murphy, St. Landry Parish Assistant District Attorney (former graduate of Northwest High School)
*This event is open to the public community attendance is strongly encouraged

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OPELOUSAS HIGH SCHOOL

Congratulations OHS Boys and Girls Basketball Seniors!


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Congratulations Lady Tigers Basketball
are District Champs!!
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Congratulations to the OHS Boys Soccer Seniors!
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OHS celebrates kindness month. Pictured are counselors Lydia Soley and Tomica Henderson and the student is Leah R.

OPELOUSAS JR. HIGH SCHOOL

Opelousas Junior High placed 3rd place overall at the Opelousas Junior High Math Competition.
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OPELOUSAS Jr. HIGH STUDENT OF THE YEAR. 8TH GRADE

Mrs. Gerald’s 7th-grade science class at OJHS looked at the differences between physical and chemical reactions.

PALMETTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Palmetto Elementary January students of the month!

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Second grade students at Palmetto Elementary working on an erosion activity.

First-grade students at Palmetto Elementary celebrated Dr. King’s birthday!

Pre-K students at Palmetto Elementary celebrated the 100th day of school!

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PARK VISTA ELEMENTARY

Park Vista Elementary
Ms. Nelson's first graders completed the "Clean Teeth Egg Experiment". They recorded their predictions of what they thought would happen to the eggs. The next day, they went back and drew/wrote what did happen. They learned the importance of brushing their teeth at least twice a day!

Ms. Senegal, Assistant Principal, and Mr. Veazie, Administrative Assistant, took time out of their busy day to spend some time reinforcing PBIS at Park Vista Elementary on Friday. Mr. Veazie and Mrs. Senegal had some check-in/check-out meetings with students to make sure they are following PBIS. Mr. Veazie also visited classrooms in grades 4 -6 to discuss PBIS Playground Rules and Expectations during the week. Hats off to our administrators at PVE!

PLAISANCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Door decorated at Plaisance Elementary School in honor of Black History Month.

PORT BARRE HIGH SCHOOL

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SOUTH STREET ELEMENTARY

Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Thompson’s fourth-grade students at South Street Elementary presented a special treat and card to Mrs. Kennerson for counselor’s week. We love our counselor.
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SUNSET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Sunset Middle School wins the Spirit competition and places 2nd overall at Opelousas Junior High Math tournament. Congratulations to our wonderful students and Math teachers - Jeanne Matte, Dionne Thomas, Melissa Kidder, and Glenda Redfield. Way to go Panthers!
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HEAD START

EUNICE HEAD START

Ms. Lawyer and Ms. Freeman's class celebrated Career Day at Eunice Head Start.

KROTZ SPRINGS HEAD START

Krotz Springs Head Start Center Director makes a heart shape out of Playdough in honor of Valentine's Day. The kids manipulated the playdough by smelling, explaining the texture and making heart shapes.

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Krotz Springs Early Start, Mrs. White's class celebrated the 100th day of school!


Father Figure Friday’s!
Father and Daughter LOVE...
Krotz Springs Head Start/EHS celebrated last Friday by painting!

LEBEAU HEAD START

Lebeau Head Start had Story-time with dad and grandpa for Father Figure Friday.

MELVILLE HEAD START

Father Figure Friday’s!!!

Melville Head Start/EHS celebrated this Friday by playing Bingo with the Fathers!!!

Melville Head Start/EHS Classroom doors for Black History Month!!!

DISTRICT

Regional Science Fair Winners

Junior Division:

Jacelyn V. - 2nd Place, Animal Sciences - Sunset Middle

Trey J. - 1st Place, Behavioral & Social Sciences - Arnaudville Elem.

Blaise B., 2nd Place, Chemistry - Arnaudville Elementary

Ricky A. - 1st Place, Environmental Engineering - Arnaudville Elem.

Jace D. - 1st Place, Materials Science - Arnaudville Elem.

Brennan L. - 2nd Place, Microbiology - Arnaudville Elem.

Christian H. - 3rd Place, Physics & Astronomy - Sunset Middle


Senior Division:

Payton B. and Juan D. - 1st Place, Cellular & Molecular Biology - Opelousas High

Kennedy O. and Alexia M. - 2nd Place, Cellular & Molecular Biology - Northwest High

Hannah R. - 3rd Place, Chemistry - Northwest High

Ting J. and Abigail M. - 3rd Place, Earth & Environmental Sciences - Eunice High

Eduardo R. and Gabrielle D. - 3rd Place, Plant Sciences - Opelousas High


Senior Division Overall Winner:

Juan D. and Payton B., Opelousas Senior High School, "Evolution: Who Is T-Rex's Closest Living Relative"

Algebra I teachers Dr. Dona Robinson (PBHS), Kelsi Willis (PBHS), and Wenbo Ma (NCHS) and Geometry teachers Kathy Olivier (BCHS) and Skyla LeBlanc (PBHS) were able to engage in the best practice of Backward Planning during yesterday's Educator Academy. They reviewed and analyzed the upcoming LEAP 360 interim assessment as well as the LEAP 2025 Assessment Guide to increase their understanding of the content standards and make pertinent instructional decisions. Thanks to all who attended and a big shout-out to the PBHS math department for having all of the school's Algebra 1 and Geometry teachers in attendance.
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UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n8eg2lJtj0&feature=share

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: John Miller
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2018-2019 DISTRICT CALENDAR