Superintendent Update

December 4, 2017

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Garden compliments of the Youth Development Southern University Land Grant Campus Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Institute (SARDI).

Thanks to Tony Harris and Kayla Fontenot.

Parish Jamboree

Thanksgiving Parent Lunch
8th Grade Science Experiment


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East Elementary's Students of the Month for October.
first row: Cora Spell 4, Kalie Sassau pk , Khloe Stevens k , Brooklyn Ortego k, Brookelynn Lachapelle 1
second row: Gabrielle Bollich 2, Kevin Johnwell 3 , Madison Edwards 4
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Robert Fontenot, a student in Ms. Michell Vidrine's Sped Resource class, represented Eunice Elementary at the Special Olympics. Robert placed third in bowling. Congratulations Robert!


Ms. Manuel’s 1st grade class recently engineered a backpack for survival on a mountain landform.


Highland Elementary Pre-K celebrated with a Thanksgiving meal totally prepared by Ms. Glenda Miller, a wonderful grandmother to one of our students. The students depressed as Pilgrims and Indians.


November 15th was CRAZY Sock Day. Students were allowed to wear their most creative, wacky, craziest socks to support our theme: “Crazy about our KSE School Family”

Congratulations to KSE’s Jr. Beta Club for doing an OUTSTANDING job at the Beta District Rally that was held on 11/11/17.

Advertising – 2nd Place

Book Battle – 1st Place

Living Literature – 1st Place

Spotlight Your Club – 1st Place

Speech Division I – 1st Place

Speech Division II – 1st Place

Tower of Power – 2nd Place

Song Fest – 3rd Place


Mrs. Green' s Turkey Disguise Project!


On Nov. 17, 2017, Leonville Elementary 4H Club had a can good drive just in time for a Thanksgiving donation. The club was able to donate 1,056 pounds of can goods to the I.C.O.N.S Food Bank located in Opelousas! WAY TO GO LIONS!
Kindergarteners celebrate Thanksgiving at Leonville Elementary
Mrs. Tidwell's Pre K class at Leonville Elementary celebrated Thanksgiving wearing pilgrim and Indian hats.


On November 16, Port Barre High School freshmen girls had the opportunity to participate in the “Exploring Nontraditional Careers Expo” hosted by South Louisiana Community College in partnership with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Students were able to explore career opportunities that are “nontraditionally” held by females as well as connect with local employers and instructors. Students were also able to explore the ULL campus. Special thanks to our chaperones, Mrs. Theriot and Mrs. LeBlanc, and our students who had a very rewarding experience.

Financial Aid/FAFSA

On November 1st, in conjunction with the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, Port Barre High School hosted a Financial Aid/FAFSA informational session. Brandi Morrison, LOSFA representative, shared information with parents and students about types of financial aid available for students to further their educational studies after graduation. Mrs. Morrison discussed TOPS, Tops Tech, Pell grants, student and parent loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) as well as scholarships and other programs available to students. Students and parents were reminded that 2018 Graduates MUST complete the FAFSA or a Parental Nonparticipation Form in order to receive his/her diploma. An overview of the FAFSA application as well as FAFSA completion was given followed by a question and answer session.


Cross-Visits within the District. Mrs. Ann McGee Edmond, teacher at Southwest Elementary collaborated with Ms. A. Boutte, teacher at Park Vista Elementary to conduct an ELA lesson with an assessment that is aligned to LEAP 2025.
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Washington Elementary held a SAVE THE KIDS RALLY where New Orleans native, educator, and author Mr. Edgar F. Poree delivered a powerful message on the importance of getting an education and unity in the community. This event was coordinated by the school's counselor Mr. Charles Johnson due to the issue of bullying in schools all across our country.
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