Superintendent Update

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

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Teacher Spotlights

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!

Elementary Spotlight

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

Secondary Spotlight



Mrs. Whitney McElroy’s students are working on an opinion piece in her English I Honors, Gifted/Talented class.

W. McElroy

CTE Spotlight

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.

Meadows Video

Student Support

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!

LITERACY TIPS

What is the science of reading?

Click on the link to learn more.


Printable Guide — Science of Reading: A Defining Moment

Technology Tips for Teachers

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BenQ Training for Teachers 9/30/21

CES - 8:00 - 10:00

UCES - 10:15 - 12:15

GES - 1:15 - 3:15

CPHS - 8:00 - 11:15

CPJH - 12:30 - 3:30

How to Make a Worksheet Editable on Google Slides

For TikTok users: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJk9B1a7/


For those without a TikTok account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya99DlLbUhY

New Teacher Corner

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Looking for a Teacher Certification Program?

The Department — in collaboration with the Board of Regents — launched a new website, LouisianaTeacherPrep.com, that allows prospective educators to explore teacher preparation programs. The website includes information on Louisiana’s 29 teacher preparation programs, including certification areas offered, testimonials, as well as the demographics of program completers and retention data. Each provider’s performance on Louisiana’s Teacher Preparation Quality Rating System will be added to the website this winter. Prospective educators can use the website to select teacher preparation programs that best meet their needs, and school systems can use the information to address their educator workforce needs.
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Meet the Pupil Appraisal Staff

Do you ever wonder who those people are who are wondering in and out of your school building? Our Pupil Appraisal team works hard to support students and provide services to students across the district. Check out this link to to put a face with a name. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11B8lLtx2UvPvwy2JILk_8VKuM2r8E2Fv1mi7-VNGWwM/edit?usp=sharing

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:

https://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/truth-for-teachers-podcast/how-to-leave-work-at-work/


Here are a few more links of some great free resources to help you unwind.


Free Headspace account


Free Calm account


Please remember that LDOE has provided FREE virtual therapy through Oschner this year for ALL employees.


Virtual Therapy Link

Student Life

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Elementary 2021 Football Schedule

Oct. 14: CES vs. UCES 6:00, CES vs. GES 7:00

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

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Parent Information

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COVID Concerns

If you missed the LDH Presentation & Q&A during our Virtual Parent Academy, you can watch the recording at this link:


https://www.caldwelledu.org/apps/news/article/1492362


The information referred to in the zoom call/recording is linked below:


Delta Variant Talking Points 8.6.pdf


LDH_Pregnancy_OnePager.pdf


ACOG and SMFM Recommend COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Individuals


Myocarditis and Pericarditis Following mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination


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