Superintendent Update

September 10, 2018

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St. Landry Parish School District is pleased to announce their partnership with Acadiana Center for the Arts.

The arts are a powerful teaching tool. The AcA's Arts in Education and Outreach programs provide

arts experiences to students as well as tools to teachers for integrating the arts into the education

experience. These programs are interdisciplinary learning adventures designed to connect real-life experiences with academic instruction through a broad range of quality arts events and workshops.

  • See performances that you can bring to your school!
  • Meet the Teaching Artists who can visit your class
  • Visit with local arts & cultural organizations
  • And there will be cupcakes!

We will have our first “Arts in Education Showcase on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the Delta Grand Theatre. Please help us spread the word!

Bring a friend! Adults only, please.

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Ag in the Classroom - AITC Teacher Workshop

Monday, Sep. 24th, 4-7pm

5265 Interstate 49 Frontage Road

Opelousas, LA

AITC Teacher Workshop

Date: September 24, 2018

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Location: Farm Bureau Building

Our agriculture curriculum will enhance the implemented academic curriculum of St. Landry Parish School System with an appreciation for the agriculture careers within our community.

Register online:

www.aitcla.org

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BEAU CHENE HIGH SCHOOL

Congratulations to Mr. Brent Boudreaux for receiving the Gordon Reynolds Athletic Trainer's Award and for being recognized as the #1 Athletic Trainer in Louisiana for the 2017-2018 school year!
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Congratulations to Amy D. and Elisha Pierre A. for earning an Advanced Placement Scholar Award.
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Marlin Jones of St. Landry Homestead donation clipboards and vouchers for teachers at Beau Chene High School
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CANKTON ELEMENTARY

Students in Ms. Comeaux’s class created and tested rubber band cars as part of a force and motion lesson.

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Kindergarten students at Cankton Elementary created Cheerio bird feeders after a week-long science lesson on animal needs.
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Cankton Elementary 3rd and 4th graders have been enjoying using their creativity and engineering skills during makerspace exploration in their enrichment classes.

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CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL

CMS Students “Up Close and Personal” with Learner’s Creed at Central Middle School.

Video Clip of Ms. Shelsy Williams and her 6th grade 3rd block ELA class showing enthusiasm for the Learner’s Creed:

Learner's Creed

I believe in myself and my ability to do my best at all times because I am responsible for my life and for all of my actions:

I will listen,

I will see,

I will speak,

I will feel,

I will think,

I will reason,

I will read,

I will write.

I will do all these things with one purpose in mind--To do my best and not to waste this day for this day will come no more.

https://youtu.be/zUpj2kY4aFY

EAST ELEMENTARY

East Elementary fourth grade students from the 2017-2018 school year were ranked first in the state for top growth on the 2018 LEAP 2025 Spring test.

Pictured with their principal, Gina Lagrange, are fourth grade teachers:

Vanessa cormier

Mayria Ledet

Annetta Papillion

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Congratulations to East Elementary School for being the highest ranked top growth school in Louisiana! They were recognized tonight at the St. Landry Parish School Board meeting for this outstanding accomplishment.
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East Elementary's 3rd Grade Band
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EUNICE HIGH SCHOOL

Congratulations to Eunice High School Students; Gabrielle B., Jesus H., and Emily C. for earning an Advanced Placement Scholars Award in United States History.
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EUNICE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Eunice Junior High School hosted professional development, COMPASS: Understanding the Danielson Rubric. Principal Dwanetta Scott invited teachers from local area schools. The professional development was geared towards novice teachers, teachers who are new to the state or district and teachers who may need a “refresher” course. St. Landry Parish School Board member and retired principal, Mary Ellen Donatto, served as the presenter. Teachers from Central Middle School, East Elementary, Eunice Junior High, Eunice High, and Highland Elementary were in attendance.

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Thank you to Kona Ice Cajun Prairie North for helping EJHS raise money with your give back program!

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GLENDALE ELEMENTARY

2nd graders at Glendale learned about Maps in the enrichment class.

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Glendale 2nd grade American symbols project that was done in Enrichment class.

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GRAND PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY

Wyatte P., a student at Grand Prairie Elementary, earned a perfect score on their 3rd Grade ELA Leap2025 test in the spring. Congratulations to Wyatte!
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Miss Tatum McGee and Mrs. Nicole Morein’s 2nd grade class at Grand Prairie Elementary made elephant toothpaste, a kid-friendly science experiment from Steve Spangler’s science page.
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HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY

Ms. Chelsey Manuel's 1st-grade class had a visitor on Friday. They loved reading to Penny the Chinchilla and visiting with her
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KROTZ SPRINGS ELEMENTARY

Kristen with Faith House of Acadiana visited KSE to provide students with information on healthy relationships/friendships. Students had the opportunity to have an open-ended discussion on various topics as well as perform a mini-skit

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LEONVILLE ELEMENTARY

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MACA

MACA’s 2018-2019 Publications/Yearbook Committee

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MACA STRONG!

MACA held a silent fire drill in honor of one of our students, Reggie Leblanc, who needs our support. Please remember him and his family in your thoughts and prayers as he continues to fight for his life.

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NORTH ELEMENTARY

Students celebrating at the first synergy assembly for the 2018-2019 school year! Students are seen participating in the spirit stick competition, photos of our new pep squad, and photos of students being recognized for their achievements on state testing at the end of the 2017-2018 school year!

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NORTHEAST ELEMENTARY

Northeast Elementary School
2nd Grade Grant Voter Education

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Northeast Elementary Pre-K, Jeanne Harmon’s class, made applesauce as they learned the letter "A."
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OPELOUSAS JR. HIGH

St. Landry Parish Middle School Football Jamboree was hosted by Opelousas Junior High School at Donald Gardner Stadium.
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PARK VISTA ELEMENTARY

Congratulations to Mrs. Johnson, Park Vista Elementary Teacher, for receiving a $500.00 grant from Walmart for her Autistic Class. Pictured from left to right: Mr. Tim Loston, Opleousas Store Manager # 543; Mrs. Johnson, PVE Teacher: and Mr. Joubert, Park Vista Elementary School Principal.
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PALMETTO ELEMENTARY

Anistin O., a student at Palmetto Elementary, earned a perfect score on their 3rd Grade ELA Leap2025 test in the spring. Congratulations to Anistin!
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PLAISANCE ELEMENTARY

Mr. Melvin Carrier’s 5th-grade students at Plaisance Middle School created their own Birchbark Houses while reading the novel “The Birchbark House” by Louise Erdich.

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PORT BARRE ELEMENTARY

It was Tinker Tuesday in Mrs. Griffin's and Mrs. Miller's science classes at PBE. Students created a plant using a variety of materials.

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SOUTH STREET ELEMENTARY

Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Thompson’s class at South Street Elementary won the attendance top cat award for the week. Dalashia J. is this week’s student of the week.

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SUNSET MIDDLE SCHOOL

Seventh-grade students in Mrs. Sylvester's science classes experimented with thermal energy at Sunset Middle School. Students observed the effects of temperature on particle movement to build knowledge related to convection.

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Sunset Panthers praying before their first game of the Jamboree today.
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WASHINGTON CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER

Congratulations to the Inaugural Certified Nursing Assistant Class. These students earned their CNA certification
after completing their required courses from Washington Vocational/Technical school and from their clinical internships, including the nursing home and hospital
rotations.

Pictured with the class is their instructor, Gloria Smith Chevis and Jackie Harbour, RN, Clinical Initiative Nurse Coordinator and facilitator of the OGHS, CNA Internship Program. Pictured seated from left: LaNeisha G., Quiana W., Anthony B. and Anthony S.. Pictured standing from left: Masey N., Kylie L., Murkayla J. and Montreall J.

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DISTRICT

Two St. Landry Parish 4th grade students, Anistin O. - Palmetto Elementary and Wyatte P. - Grand Prairie Elementary, earned a perfect score on their 3rd Grade ELA Leap2025 test in the spring. Congratulations to them and their families!
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Head Start Directors and one of the Head Start Managers were introduced today at the St. Landry Parish School Board Meeting.
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Board member, Mr. Standberry, presented board member retirees, Mr. Roger Young and Mr. Charles Ross, with a plaque as appreciation for their years of service in education and on the board!
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REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

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2018-2019 DISTRICT CALENDAR