Superintendent Update

St. Landry Parish School Board

May 1, 2017

Upcoming Events

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Around Campus

Beau Chene High

Brent Boudreaux's class at BCHS

East Elementary

East Elementary - VFW drawing winners

East Elementary - April's Operation Greatness

Big Bang Behavior Award

East Elementary - April's Operation Greatness

Superior Peer Leader Award

Eunice Elementary

Jaiden Guidry a Kindergarten student at Eunice Elementary won the VFW Coloring Contest. He placed 1st Local, 1st District, and 3rd State. He also received a check for $50.00 from local and district levels. We are very proud of Jaiden!!

Glendale Elementary

Glendale Pre-K students recently held an Easter egg hunt. There was a lot of fun and a lot of eggs to be found by everyone.

The 4th-grade teachers of Glendale recently held a parents night to speak to the parents about the upcoming LEAP test. Parents were given handouts with sample work to show them what the students have been learning.

Grand Prairie Elementary

Mrs. Connie Bowen's class transplanted the marigolds into individual pots and delivered them to the nursing home last week
Kindergarten students participate in an Easter egg hunt!

Leonville Elementary

Leonville Elementary Kindergarteners enjoying Easter Egg Hunt!

North Central High

Congratulations to the North Central FFA Chapter for being a 2017 recipient of a $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation from the Monsanto Fund on behalf of Saint Landry Parish Farmer – Denise Cannatella. The purpose of the Grow Communities program is to partner with farmers to make a positive impact in farm communities across the country by supporting local nonprofit organizations. Since the program began in 2010, more than $26 million has been directed to organizations across rural America. Learn more at or

North Elementary

North Elementary had it’s first Easter program. The theme was “God Loves his Peeps.” We had a packed cafeteria! Mrs. Brooke Lafleur was our guest speaker and PreK through second-grade students sang songs, recited poems, and told stories of Easter traditions.

Mrs. B. Stelly brought her goats to visit with our third graders!

Plaisance Elementary

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Park Vista Elementary

Field work in the Park Vista Elementary garden is shared school-wide. On a beautiful spring day, French Immersion Teacher Mr. Ousmane and his students were par-taking in a hands-on Science class session outdoors in the school's garden. Mr. Ousmane spoke about the importance of pruning the vegetation. He also modeled the tasks he expected the students to carry-out during their time in the garden.

Students gave Prezi Presentations in Social Studies that kept the audience engaged. Ms. Boutte offered students options on how they would present their research. Poster boards were offered as an option; however, she encouraged the students to choose from a variety of online sites that offered templates and a more professional way to design and develop presentations.

Students applied a lot of techniques they have learned throughout the year. Presenters spoke loudly, exhibited confidence on their content, got involvement from their audience (classmates), assessed their audience by using the questioning style of the standardized tests, and provided feedback or hints that would allow for all learners to be successful at answering the questions.

The students are hoping for the day when they can have access to Chrome Books or other computer handheld electronics. The lab can't accommodate the needs/use of all students because there are just not enough computers available at times that teachers would need in order to conduct technology-related lessons.

It is not the best practice in education to withhold students from utilizing technology effectively when higher education and the workforce demands the use of technology, NOW.

Be Amazing. Nurse Lisa and the ladies of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society display the goodwill and generosity of the Park Vista Elementary family.

South Street Elementary

Louisiana senator visits Opelousas Elementary School

5th grader Thomas Lewis and 4th grader Maiya Robertson received awards and Easter treats for displaying good citizenship! Congratulations and keep up the great work.

5th-grade students Aisha Patin and LaTia Taylor have their artwork on display at Opelousas General Hospital as part of a wellness program.

Southwest Elementary

First Grade Field Trip to the Prehistoric Park in Henderson, Louisiana

The students watched a short movie about dinosaurs and then went on a trail featuring paved walkways where they encountered a wide variety of realistic-looking steel and fiberglass dinosaur replicas, including some animated dinosaur exhibits. They were able to purchase items from the concession stand and the gift shop. There was also a sandbox with buried bones ready to be discovered by young paleontologists.

Sunset Middle School

Sunset Middle School congratulates the following 4-H members for receiving a ribbon on their project books.

Red Ribbon Winners:

Sanaa Smith

Rihanna Arceneaux

Haidee Mire

David Ramirez

Marissa Howard

Andrea Dural

Blue Ribbon Winner:

Aaliyah Elair

District Wide Events

Acadiana schools earn honors in U.S. News rankings. Several earn bronze medal status.

Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber Scholarship Award Recipients

· Hannah Sturgis, Beau Chene High School

· Shelby Richard, Opelousas High School