Superintendent Update

October 30, 2017

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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AROUND CAMPUS

Cankton Elementary School

This year Mrs. Mills’s students have incorporated ASL (American Sign Language) into their lessons in order to better facilitate communication between students and teachers. On October 20, 2017, Mrs. Mills’s class had a special guest in their classroom, Melissa Mills Watson. She is a sign language interpreter from San Antonio, TX. They have done a fantastic job learning numerous signs and have even started signing on their own throughout the school day.

Cankton Elementary held its annual Grandparent’s Day celebration. This year, grandparents worked with students to create inspirational bricks as a part of a campus beautification project. Four hundred pavers were decorated during the event.

East Elementary

As part of East Elementary's drug awareness week activities, students and faculty were asked to come to school with crazy hair or hats. Our slogan for the day was "Use Your Head - Don't Do Drugs"

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As part of Drug Awareness Week, students at East Elementary participated in a coloring contest depicting the days theme "These Paws don't touch drugs"

Eunice Elementary

At Friday's flagpole ceremony, students were honored for improving their AR goal. They are pictured in no particular order is Jayla Mickens, Javaylon Thomas, Hayden Morals, Akasha Malveaux, Joseph Guillory, Juliana Godeaux, Morgan Turk, Ke'daisha Scott, Neveah Chavis, Kaylee Fontenot, Harmony Lewis and Robert Fontenot.

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These kindergarten students were on their best behavior for the week prior to the flagpole ceremony: Ava Guillory, Chloe Carriere, Chloe Trahan, Nadia Guillory, Travis Fontenot who are in Ms. Brook Brown's homeroom. In Ms. Johnson-Jackson's homeroom were Carandus Batiste, Jayse Bourgeeois, Noah Fuselier, Zaire Godfrey, Garrett "Hoffpauir, Jayveon Semien, Madelyn Smidth, Gabriel Thibodeaux, Markenzlee Turner, K'la Broussard. In Ms. Lindsey Benoit's homeroom were Kamille Bergeron, Kamryn Cormier, Kyeisha Doucet, Lillie Franzman, Emerie Frye, Natalie Richard Lzyria Young, Neveah Miller. (No Particular Order)

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Honored at the flagpole were students who excelled in their math. Left to right are Dontreal Jones, Meghan Hargill, Baylor Thomas, Ava Elfert and Jennifer Godfrey. Math Cats are selected each week for their improved math skills.

First graders have been working on fact fluency. They take a test every few weeks and set goals for themselves each time. They set a goal for time and a goal for accuracy. They meet their goals for accuracy and speed. the first-grade students pictured in no order. These students have met their accuracy goal. They are Valarie Daigle, Braylen Duplantis, Malaysia Frank, Nathan Frerman, Jakel Guillory, Sylas Matte, Logan White, Sophie Yaun, Madison Lastrapes, Marley O'Brien, Braylen Savoy, Kaylin Scott, Javaylon Thomas, Darrien White, Gunner Duplechin, Meghan Harrigill, Ray Jenkins, Bryson Fruge, Hayden Moralas, Kendrick Rickets, Sophia Leger, and Tydas Ruff.

The following students have met their speed goal. They are Ethan Oliver, Marlaijah Turner, Kayen Honore, And Zoe McCauley.

These students have met both their accuracy and speed goal. They are Akasha Malveaux, Shay Martin, Harlee Thibodeaux, Cole Burson, Zayden Deville, Amelis Fontenot, Bailey Fontenot, Chris Ruff, Abrianna Istre, Jayden Guidry, Jayyla Mickens, Addison Prejean, Cade Clavier Kaine Eaves, Khloe Gaspard, and Zoay Jackson.

Eunice High School

Mrs. Carla Lafleur had a guest speaker, Mrs. Sheri Hadley, Chief Technology Officer with St. Landry Homestead Bank, speak to her senior class about the importance of their credit rating, what borrowing money entails, and other important information to better prepare them for their future.

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Glendale Elementary

Glendale Elementary recently help a PBIS assembly. Students were rewarded for good behavior for the first nine weeks. Drawing were held and gift cards and prizes were given. Student of the Week and student of the month for October Certificates were also given at this assembly.

Glendale students were recently awarded a certificate, pencil and a treat for making Student of the Week for the week of October 16 – 19, 2017.

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Grand Coteau Elementary

GCES celebrated Anti-Bullying Pledges. All pledges were glued in the shape of hands in different colors near the school’s assembly area. The message was of acceptance and tolerance and respecting individuals of all backgrounds.

Grand Prairie Elementary

Grand Prairie Elementary held its annual Fall Festival, and it was a huge success. Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who helped to make this a fun day for our students!
Mrs. Jordan & Emma
School Resource Officer, Deputy Fenton, takes a few moments to gear up and show his police cruiser to a student who was dressed as a swat team member for Drug Awareness Week.
Grand Prairie Elementary students participated in 4-H Fall Activity Day.
Students learn about bullying and pledge to be bully free.
On Thursday, Third graders @ Grand Prairie Elementary enjoyed hearing Mr. Don play French and Zydeco music on his accordion in completion of their unit on Louisiana Cultures.

Grolee Elementary

Students were rewarded school-wide for positive behavior for the first nine weeks. 247 students were rewarded. Students were allowed to fix their own snowballs from the snowball truck.

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Mr. Singleton and a group of students visited the Angola Prison Rodeo. The students listened to experiences from some of the inmates as well as words of encouragement from Congressman Higgins. Students were able to tour the arts and crafts area as well. The trip was organized by Councilman Tyrone Glover.

Students in Mrs. Wheeler’s 3rd-grade class were rewarded for having 0 infractions for the first nine weeks.

Students in 5th and 6th grade were rewarded by their teachers for positive behavior. Mrs. Pam, Mrs. Darby, and Mrs. Auzenne treated their students to pizza and a movie.

Highland Elementary

Highland Elementary celebrated its first Synergy Assembly on Thursday, October 19th in connection with their new Leader in Me program.

Top AR Readers at Highland for the first 9 weeks are L to R: Carson E. Torpfer, Diana Collins, Destiny Reed, Kario Bryant, Majaih Randle, Kylan Stevens, Aniya Strauss and pictured in front is Vickie Tran

Students that were awarded the PBIS award for the first 9 weeks at Highland Elementary during our Synergy Assembly.

Mrs. Tonya Guillory's class had the highest AR points at Highland for the first 9 weeks.

Highland's 2017 -2018 Teacher of the Year is Mrs. Jaimie Lavergne, Highland's Pre-K teacher.

Highland's Red Ribbon Week...

Monday's theme: I Vote to Be Drug-Free ... Red, White, and Blue Day

Highland's Red Ribbon Week...

Monday's theme: I Vote to Be Drug-Free ... Red, White, and Blue Day

Highland's Red Ribbon Week...

Tuesday's theme: Duck Dynasty is Drug-Free... Camo Day

Red Ribbon Week Wednesday Theme: From Head to Toe, I'm Drug Free (Crazy Hair and Sock Day)​

Thursday's Red Ribbon Theme: Be a Super Hero and Be Drug Free​

Krotz Springs Elementary

Students who demonstrated exemplary behavior for the 1st nine-week period of school were invited to attend the “All American” PBIS Party on Friday, October 20th. Students received a treat and were allowed to deviate from school uniform by wearing Red, White, and Blue attire. Great job students!!

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Krotz Springs Elementary- Mrs. Williams’ 8th-grade students toured various sites to enhance their studies on Louisiana culture, Colonial times, and local history. They visited St. Landry Cemetery/St. Landry Catholic church for historical reenactments, they toured the Prudhomme House and ended the day with a tour of Leveau Village (historical buildings) and the Orphan Train Museum.

Lawtell Elementary

Leonville Elementary

Kona Ice visits Leonville Elementary

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Beta Club Induction Ceremony

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4-H Club Celebrate “4-H Week”

MACA

Halloween Vocal Showcase

PBIS Free Dress Day

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Opelousas Junior High

Some of Mrs. Hammond's 1st-hour 8th grade ELA students who won a class-wide competition to finish up The Outsiders unit by dressing up as Greasers.
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Palmetto Elementary

Members of the 4-H club created pumpkins for the school level competition.

Poster contest winners for Bus Safety Week.

Second grade students participated in a mock election.

4th and 5th-grade parent social studies night. Parents were able to view sample projects, review project rubrics, and get extra assistance with project ideas.

As part of the engineering encounters for kindergarten, students made sail boats and were able to see if their boats would sail or sink.

Port Barre Elementary

South Street Elementary

Mrs. Thompson’s third graders created an array city called Thompsonville. Each student created a model array to represent multiplication problems. The city is displayed in the outside of class
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Southwest Elemementary

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DISTRICT EVENTS

The SLP gifted junior high and high school students visited the iEscape Room in Scott Wednesday where they competed in a variety of realistic games by exploring surroundings, using logic, instinct, and critical thinking skills which ultimately lead to them uncovering hidden mysteries that allowed them to escape the game.
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