Superintendent Update

October 14, 2019

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ARNAUDVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Installation of 4-H officers at Arnaudville Middle grades 5 & 6.

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4-H Meeting at Arnaudville Middle with 7th & 8th graders

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Drumline from Arnaudville Middle

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Ms. Kat assists the students at Arnaudville Middle in the Talented Art Program

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Lady Bears at Arnaudville Middle School
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PTO Meeting was held at Arnaudville Middle School.

We painted Arnaudville Middle School pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


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BEAU CHENE HIGH SCHOOL

Mrs. Jennifer Hebert’s Food Science class at Beau Chene High is growing 3 varieties of Lettuce in their Hydroponic Gardening System! Red Leaf, Lollo, and Butter lettuce. Pictured is Ian a food science student.

Introducing the Gator work ethic of Miss Janie Ewing, FCCLA State Vice President of Parliamentary Law

Janie Ewing, a resident of Arnaudville, La, has been chosen as Vice President of Parliamentary Law, one of the nine Family, Career and Community Leaders of Louisiana (FCCLA). Ms. Ewing is also the chapter secretary for Beau Chene High School. Janie is currently a senior and has maintained a 3.5 average thus far in her high school career. As a part of the State Executive Council, Ms. Ewing will travel to Ruston, La for FCCLA’s Fall Rally in October 2019, Sulphur Louisiana for the Regional meeting in early 2020, and March of 2020 for State Conference. She has also completed a near thirty-page packet in two days. “She is just amazing” boasts Mrs. Jennifer Hebert, Beau Chene High’s FCCLA Advisor, in regard to worth ethic. Last fall Janie competed at Fall Rally 2019 and placed first in Parliamentary Law. Beau Chene High School is proud to have Janie representing them as the first Gator to hold an FCCLA State Officer position.

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Students from the Art Club at BCHS presented the cafeteria with posters for National School Lunch Week.
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Beau Chene vs. Carencro - Volleyball
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EUNICE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER

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EUNICE HIGH SCHOOL

On Tuesday, October 1st, Dr. Kian Ehsan, cardiologist, along with nurses and representatives from Acadian Medical Center spoke to students at Eunice High School. In a whole school assembly, Dr. Ehsan talked about the dangers of vaping and the medical effects of vape usage. Thank you to Acadian Medical Center for educating our students about the consequences of this new trend
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Eunice High School English 2 students created an Arthurian Legend Project to display their understanding of the stories read in class. Projects ranged from models of castles, swords, potions, the holy grail and many more. Students included a paragraph describing the symbol’s significance in the stories. They also created Arthurian journals, newspaper articles, rules of chivalry, and even an Arthurian comic book!
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EUNICE JR HIGH SCHOOL

Eunice Junior High School- Congratulations to the 53 students who have been recognized and awarded a Raising Canes certificate for having Perfect Attendance during the months of August and September, with NO late check-ins or early checkouts.

A special congratulations to Hailey Thomas for being chosen out of the Perfect Attendance Drawing. Hailey was awarded a Samsung Galaxy Tablet donated by Spectrum Internet.

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The following students were chosen as EJHS September Students of the Month. The students chosen were awarded with a Raising Canes certificate and put into a drawing for a Samsung Galaxy Tablet donated by Spectrum Internet. Adria Guillory, 7th grader, was the winner of the Samsung Tablet.


The students pictured are listed in no particular order with the teacher who chose them as SOTM:

Chrininski- Ms. Batiste, Brandon- Mr. Andrepont, Hallie- Mrs. Ardoin, Hugo- Mrs. Bollich, Ireney- Mrs. Brown, Zyon- Ms. Clark, Asia- Mrs. DesHotels, Alana- Mrs. Jones & Mr. Smith, Maynard- Quest, Trevor- Coach Lamb, Jalien- Mrs. Oberste, Jeremiah- Mrs. Pedigo, Halie- Ms. Reed, Jeslyn- Mr. Robinson, Lillian- Ms. Veillon, Adria- Mrs. Wharton, Layla- Mrs. Collins, Stacey- Ms. Janice, L'Myra- Ms. Castille, Alex- Coach S Deshotel, Keveius- Coach R Deshotel, Jacelyn- Ms. Darby

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The Eunice Junior High School football team remains undefeated in the regular season with a 42-8 win over the Sunset Panthers on Tuesday, October 8th.

The Bobcats are 5-0 this season with only one game remaining on the schedule. The Bobcats will face OJHS on Wednesday, October 16th at Donald Gardner Stadium.

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GLENDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Glendale students of the week - September 30th

FRONT ROW L-TO-R: Elliana D, William C, Jiaxin J, Jayla G, Silas B, Milliana T, Jordie L, Cruz G.

BACK ROW: Ladanian A, Kailey G, Rashon S, Vivian G, Taonna S, Juan G, Joslyn B.

NOT PICTURED: Chesleigh F.

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Glendale recently awarded Students of the Month for October with treats and certificates. Congratulations to all!

FRONT L-TO-R: Aniyah R, Colt S, Dekelsyon S, Ellasia M, John Luke L, Audrey P, Colton D.

BACK L-TO-R: Briley D, Lyric C, Collin F, Wylan S Antashea T, Walker B, Brianna L, Avery C.

NOT PICTURED: Laken J & Kayden W

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Glendale Students of the Week for October 7 – 11, 2019. Students were rewarded with certificates and treat bags.

L-TO-R FRONT ROW: Talan C, Clayton L, Brennan M, Jevin L, Dominic G, Kallie B, Jaycee E, Karsyn C.

L-TO-R BACK ROW: Shakari B, Marcus C, Kade L, Krislyn G, Mason J, Drexler T, Roy C, Gracie W.

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Glendale’s 4H club did a fantastic job campaigning for 4-H officers of our 2019-2020 4-H Club. Ms. Stelly is the sponsor of Glendale’s 4-H Club.

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Glendale 4-H Club held its officer elections for the 2019- 2020 school year. Ms. Michelle Stelly, who is a 4th-grade teacher, is the sponsor for the Glendale 4-H Club.

The officers are as follows:

L-TO-R: Aislynn F-Secretary, D’Ijanae S-Vice President, Lyric C-President, Gracie O-Treasurer, Derious T-Reporter

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Pre-K students at Glendale Elementary are studying trees. The tree study sparked the interest of students, who wanted to know more about apples. The classes researched how apples grow, what foods and drinks can be made with apples, and the students used their 5 senses to experience red, green, and yellow apples. Mrs. Gil, Mrs. Wendy, Mrs. Katie, and Ms. Brandi treated the students to an apple tasting party to wrap up the lesson, where the students got to eat different types of apples, apple pie, apple sauce and drink apple juice. The students also did some painting with apples. Everyone had a fantastic time learning.
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GRAND COTEAU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The students in Ms. Liz's class at Grand Coteau Elementary participated in Fire Prevention Week. The class made Fire Safety posters for their home. They also practiced what to do when you hear the fire alarm and read the book The Story of Sparky the Fire Dog.
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The students in Ms. Liz's class at Grand Coteau Elementary made bread and butter from scratch. This activity was in connection with the book The Giant Jam Sandwich.

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GCES 2nd grade mock Greek Olympics as an extension of CKLA Knowledge curriculum. Gold, Silver & Bronze medals awarded!
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GRAND PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Ms. Newman’s 2nd-grade scientists at Grand Praire Elementary had a wonderful time using their senses to observe during a nature walk around the school’s backyard.
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HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Pre-K at Highland Elementary has begun a "Tree Study." They went on an investigation throughout the schoolyard looking for parts of trees, painted pictures using evergreen sprigs, did leaf rubbings and investigated parts of trees in the science center.
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Highland's Walk for the Cure Poster Contest Winners got treated to donuts.

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NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL

OPELOUSAS HIGH SCHOOL

OHS Alumni, Major Willis, Jr., was featured in the publication, Spina Bifida of Louisiana. Here is his story.



Empowering children, adults and families


October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

My name is Major R. Willis, Jr. and I was born with Spina Bifida-L4. I have a VP Shunt right placement. I have AFO Braces I wear to help me be more stable. Since birth as my mother tells me I have always been a fighter and person who loves taking on challenges so that I could pass the test and be an overcomer. I am very outgoing, I love meeting new people and engaging in conversations with others to always share my story.


I consider myself a strong, distinguished, intelligent young African American Male; who has had several bumps and bruises on this journey called life. But I never let that got the best of me. I always push myself to be the best at whatever I'm approached within life. So far, so good!


During my years in High School, I was always nominated to attend several programs in Washington, D.C. First, I attended the People To People Ambassador Program. Secondly, I attended The Law & CSI Forum for a week in Washington D.C. / Virginia. This trip was most beneficial to me because I want to study Criminal Justice to become a Forensic Psychologist.


During my senior year in high school; I was awarded several scholarships. I graduated with 27 College Credits with a high GPA 3.7. I was inducted into the Elite Club of Scholars by being the recipient of over 40 participants to be chosen for a Full Ride Scholarship to the University of Louisiana of Lafayette. I was awarded the Glen Armentor Scholarship of a very prestige Lawyer in Lafayette. I was given the Community Service Award Scholarship of 2019. I was given the Christiana Smith Scholarship of ULL. Just to name a few of many. I made a 21 on my ACT.


I just turned 18 years old in August. I am a college freshman at ULL, but I will soon be a sophomore after this semester ends with graduating from high school with 27 college credits. With that being said; I truly love school and I feel I am BLESSED to be able to have accomplished all of these things thus far. Also, I was given an apartment to live in all by myself. God is Faithful and Good All the Time!


I love spending time with my family, friends and going to gatherings. My dearest friend and biggest advocate is my mom; Tressha Wilis. She pushes me to believe in myself even sat times when I think things are not going well at times. I am an active member of my church in Bible study, choir, the youth ministry at Bellevue Baptiste Church in Opelousas, La. under the leadership of Rev. Joel Greene Jr.


If I had to say anything to another Spina Bifida Patient. I guess I would say never give up on life because you will never find out what life had to offer you! Always have faith and trust God with everything that you do; Because After all, he is the one who created you the just the way you are. God never makes a mistake! Amen.

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PARK VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Paint the Town Pink at PVE! Mrs. Meghan's 2nd graders enjoyed a PBIS reward to fit our theme: True Heroes Fight Cancer.
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Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Carrier's third-grade students at Park Vista Elementary had a great time decorating and dressing up for the Paint the Town Pink Competition.
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Mrs. Meghan's 2nd graders enjoyed PVE's PTP!

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PORT BARRE ELEMENTARY

PreK and K students at PBES had the fire truck today at school for Fire Prevention Week.
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Mrs. Fontenot’s 3rd grade math classes built and decomposed a kilogram to reason about the size and weight of 1 kilogram, 100 grams, 10 grams, and 1 gram.
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Mrs. Guidry’s class at PBES

would like to say a special thank you to Brennan for donating these awesome books to our classroom library! We can’t wait to read them all! Thanks for your kindness!

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Mrs. Griffin’s science classes at PBES used our maker's space resources to build flowers.
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First graders at PBES participated in a My Plate lesson and relay race. They discussed healthy food options and food groups.
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Mrs.Glynn’s 3rd grade Social Studies classes at PBES researched different festivals in Louisiana. They created posters to teach their classmates about different parts of our unique culture that are celebrated throughout the state!
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Port Barre Elementary received a mini-grant from Eat Move Grow for participating in their program during P.E.
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Students in Mrs. Guidroz’s Science class at PBES enjoy a tasty lesson on the structure and function of different types of birds beaks!
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PORT BARRE HIGH SCHOOL

Mrs. S. Fontenot’s 9th grade Quest class working on team building activities.

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Port Barre Middle and High School students, along with faculty celebrated Homecoming Week by dressing in creative outfits each day!
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SUNSET MIDDLE SCHOOL

Congratulations to these students at Sunset Middle School that were CAUGHT SHOWING GOOD CHARACTER! These students were recognized and rewarded for their awesome displays of character. Great job!!
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Sunset Middle School wore blue shirts in support of World Day of Bullying Prevention also known as Blue Shirt Day on Monday, October 7, 2019. Students and staff wore blue shirts to highlight bullying prevention, and in solidarity with those who experience bullying in all its forms. #stompoutbullying
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Sunset Middle celebrates 4H Week! Staff members were treated to breakfast compliments of the school’s 4H Club.
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Sunset Middle School 4H Officers 2019-20
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WASHINGTON CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER

Washington Career & Technical Education Center - Visiting these two classes at WCTEC today really made my heart happy. These students are learning valuable skills that will help them as they grow into adulthood, whether they decide to make this a career or just use what they have learned around their house. They are also learning from incredible instructors who also serve as really good role models. #LoveCTE
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HEAD START

Lawtell Head Start

ST LANDRY PARISH SCHOOL DISTRICT/ LAWTELL HEAD START CENTER

"ATTENDANCE MATTERS Campaign 2019

"ATTENDANCE AVENGERS "

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LeBeau Head Start

Lebeau Headstart celebrating Headstart Awareness Month by posting "All About Me" posters of students. Without them, there wouldn’t be an us.

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LeBeau Head Start celebrates Super Attendance!
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Lebeau Head Start Attendance Matters Super Hereos/ Ms.Martin's little superheroes with perfect attendance for the week of Oct.1-4,2019
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Leonville Head Start

Ms. Walker’s Leonville Early Head Start Breast Awareness Board
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Ms. Walker’s Class at Leonville Elementary Head Start decorated their ribbons for the "Tree of Honor." Parents helped their children decorate a ribbon that represents a type of cancer honoring

a loved one.

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Melville Head Start

Melville Head Start class is celebrating a Super Perfect Attendance!
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Opelousas Head Start

Mrs. Bias is pictured here with students at Opelousas Head Start with perfect attendance for the month of September.
Mrs. Sam and her students at Opelousas Head Start with perfect attendance for the month of September
Mrs. Babineaux and her students at Opelousas Head Start with perfect attendance for the month of September
Mrs. Andrus's students with perfect attendance for the month of September
Mrs. Rami's students with perfect attendance for the month of September
Mrs. Gallow and Ms. Hayes students with perfect attendance for the month of September
Mrs. Edward's students with perfect attendance for the month of September
Mrs. Jordan's students with perfect attendance for the month of September
Opelousas Head Start Celebrating Red, White, and Blue Day
Ms. Gabriel and Ms. Guillory's class at Opelousas Head Start discussed today's weather and dressed the bear in clothes that were appropriate for the weather.

Head Start Contest

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DISTRICT

We are delighted to tell you that during the kickoff of Head Start Awareness Month, the overall average daily attendance percentage rate was 87.44% for the Head Start Program! We would just like to say thank you to the parents, staff, and management team for making the Attendance Matters Campaign a major success. Also, special thank you to our sponsors such as Willis & Suire, L.L.C. Forestry, Land, and Wildlife Management, Allen Guillory Transport, Brew & Scoop, Raisin Cane, and Sonic for your generous contributions. We are very grateful for your continued support of the early childhood education program in St. Landry Parish.
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"An arts education nurtures creativity, curiosity, and motivation. It allows for deep engagement with learning and shapes the way students understand themselves and the world around them" (National Association for Music Education, 2016). Check out our short video to get a peek inside an art class at MACA and a music class at Opelousas Middle School! #greatthingsarehappening #slpmusicandart
SLP ARTS PROMO 2
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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
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2019-2020DISTRICT CALENDAR