Caldwell Parish Schools
Greetings Team Caldwell!
It's hard to believe we are already wrapping up September, but it sure is nice to welcome the crisp and cool autumn weather! It's exciting to be back in the middle of football season, cheering on our Spartans and spirit groups.
During the month of September, I began my quarterly school visits to "walk and talk" with principals and check out the cool PIRATE lessons throughout the district. More than anything, it is exciting to see teachers immerse themselves into their lessons and hear the students tell about what they are learning with so much enthusiasm! I look forward to the rest of my school visits so that I can see all of the wonderful lessons and activities going on in our classrooms!
Thanks for all you do for the students of Caldwell Parish!
Nicki McCann, Superintendent
Early Childhood Spotlight
Caldwell Ready Start website is up and running! We are so excited to have this new website that will host everything related to any early childhood program in Caldwell Parish. Please visit and let us know what you think!! We want this to be user friendly and easy for parents to find information. New information is added daily!
Mrs. Deborah Maxwell leads math common planning at GES. 2nd grade math teachers are diving deep into their standards and curriculum to plan upcoming math lessons.GES Math Common Planning
Mrs. Jennifer Meadows’ Carpentry class is preparing for competition at this year’s State Fair. They are practicing building the project they will have to build there on site.
Special Education teachers have been working hard meeting deadlines, participating in meetings, and working hard with students. We are so grateful to everything you do for our kiddos. Check out our Junior Scientists below!
Technology Tips for Teachers
New Teacher Corner
Looking for a Teacher Certification Program?
Meet the Pupil Appraisal Staff
Social Emotional Tips for Teachers & Staff
Self-Care for Educators
One of the most difficult parts of the modern world is unplugging after work. Dojo, GroupMe, Facebook and texting have allowed parents and coworkers unlimited access to us, even on nights and weekends. You owe it to your family, friends, pets and maybe even your Netflix account to take a break from work each evening. Here are a few tips to help make this happen:
1) Change your clothing to signal a transition
2) Schedule a commitment right after school that forces you to disconnect from the stress of work.
3) Use your commute to process your day, escape your problems, or get in a positive headspace for the evening.
4) Have a short mindfulness ritual for yourself as soon as you get home.
5) Choose an activity that helps you release pent-up frustration and have fun.
6) Dismiss unwanted thoughts about school and practice being present.
The entire article is linked below:
Here are a few more links of some great free resources to help you unwind.
Please remember that LDOE has provided FREE virtual therapy through Oschner this year for ALL employees.
Elementary 2021 Football Schedule
Oct. 19: UCES vs. GES 6:00, UCES vs. CES 7:00
Oct. 22: GES vs. CES 6:00, GES vs. UCES 7:00
Oct. 26: "Playoffs" 6:00, "Championship" 7:00
Caldwell Parish Bass Fishing Team
If you missed the LDH Presentation & Q&A during our Virtual Parent Academy, you can watch the recording at this link:
The information referred to in the zoom call/recording is linked below:
The LDH Guidance for Contract Tracing in Schools can be accessed here: https://ldh.la.gov/assets/oph/Coronavirus/resources/ContactTracing/LDH_COVID-Contact-Tracing-in-Schools.pdf
The Caldwell Parish Schools Operational Plan for 2021-2022 can be accessed here: https://4.files.edl.io/bc86/07/21/21/140723-b001781f-7be0-4bf7-94cc-5e70bfe88aed.pdf