St. Landry Parish School Board
May 1, 2017
Beau Chene High
Grand Prairie Elementary
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 www.AmericasFarmers.com or http://www.americasfarmers.com/community-outreach/grow-communities/.
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!
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.
South Street Elementary
Louisiana senator visits Opelousas Elementary School
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:
Blue Ribbon Winner:
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