Superintendent Update

Caldwell Parish Schools

Greetings Team Caldwell!

It's hard to believe that we only have one month of school left in this school year. We have so much to be proud of in Caldwell Parish. It finally feels like we are somewhat back to normal, which is a wonderful place to be!

It's been a busy spring with activities and events taking place on all campuses. Spring testing is here, and now we are gearing up for end of year celebrations and graduations! Then we will be busy with our 2nd Summer Learning Camp and sports camps all summer long.

We've also been working hard on capital improvements across the district. These projects are funded through the ESSER monies we received, and it looks like we will be able to complete most of the projects on our school campuses by the end of the summer. A lot of planning and coordinating goes into making these projects come to life, and I want to thank our District Strategic Team, Monica Coates, Kim Adams, Rebekah Meredith, Ralph Simmons and Randy Rentz, along with Jeff Farrar for working so diligently to make it all happen.

I challenge you to dig deep and make these last few weeks count! Spring testing is in full swing, and we are looking forward to seeing how much our students have learned during this year of ups and downs, as well as what we need to do next year to continue closing any gaps in learning. Once again, we thank you for all you do to put our students first. Hang in there and finish strong!

Nicki McCann, Superintendent

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Teacher Spotlights

Early Childhood Spotlight

2022-2023 application period for PK3 and PK4 has begun!! We are so excited to begin meeting new students and families! Here is the link to the newsletter with Registration Information

Elementary Spotlight

April has been a very busy month with field trips, autism awareness, DARE graduations, Special Olympics, Guest Speakers, Kindergarten tours, State SS Fair, Variety Shows and our playground equipment is here! APRIL VIDEO

Secondary Spotlight

Our April spotlight is on our recently released March 2022 ACT scores.

ACT Growth 2022

CTE Spotlight

Mr. Casey Massel works with his Nutrition students on the importance of communication in restaurant food safety by an activity called “Architect and Builder.”

Literacy Spotlight

Great things are happening in our K - 2 classrooms in literacy. Teachers, school staff, and students are working hard toward reading on grade-level. Congratulations on your gain in the number of students reading on grade-level from August 2021 to April 2022!!

Technology Tips for Teachers

CPSB YouTube

Click this link to check out the CPSD YouTube Channel. You can watch school board meetings as well as other school and district events.

Preparing Chromebooks for End of Year

Prepare for the end of the school year. After testing, have teachers check each Chromebook against inventory documents to be sure all are on site and there is no breakage. Case and chargers are also to be accounted for. Check that charger is the type that fits the device. CPHS teachers and school staff should begin ahead of time to remind students that their Chromebooks are to be returned including case and charger. Each should be checked for breakage/damage and that parts are all included.

IT Updates

Installation upcoming - SBO, CPHS (Field House, Choir Room, Band Room) and KECC BenQ Panels

Installation Complete - PreK all new networking equipment under 2021 E-Rate Program

Installation being scheduled - CES and CPHS new networking equipment under 2021 E-Rate program

E-Rate 2022 filed, pending approval

Social Emotional Tips for Teachers & Staff

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

LDOE will be sharing resources throughout the month including Mindful Minutes on the Department of Education website and Facebook pages.

Mental Health Month Resources

LDOE Virtual Therapy through Ochsner for Educators

Please share with all school employees Birth - 12. Ochsner Anywhere Care is a secure virtual visit tool offering appointments with licensed Therapists through your smartphone, tablet or personal computer—so you can get care where and when you need it! Schedule an appointment with the provider of your choice. What can be treated? Addiction, Adolescent Counseling, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Attention Deficit, Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Depression and Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss Counseling, Insomnia, Marriage and Family Counseling, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),

Work-related Stress.

Convenient virtual therapy appointments are available Monday – Friday until 8 p.m., with additional appointment times on Saturdays. Sign up at and enter Service Key: LDOE; Coupon Code: TEACH. Please email or for 24/7 technical support, call 855-667-9711.

The Teacher Corner

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End of Year School Culture Survey

We are eager to evaluate our progress towards meeting the objectives of our District Strategic Plan. Please share the appropriate links with the following people. Encourage stakeholders to answer honestly, as all responses will be collected by our partners at Attuned, and only high level data (mainly percentages) will be shared with district staff.

Survey Links *Must be completed by Friday, May 6, 2022.

All Teachers in All Schools

Caldwell Teacher Survey:

All Parents/Caregivers in All Schools

Caldwell Family Survey:

Thank you so much for assisting us in collecting this data! We look forward to measuring our progress and planning for the next year!

Student Life

2022 Special Olympics

Our Special Olympics event was a huge success! Thanks to our coordinator, Coach Daniel Dalleo, and all of the volunteers who made this such a fun day for our students and families. We also appreciate Caldwell Bank, Citizens Bank, Homeland Bank, Farm Bureau for donating materials, supplies, snocones and water. We also appreciate the CPHS Cafeteria Staff for providing the delicious lunch!

Spartan Tennis

The Caldwell Parish High School Tennis Team competed in the Division III Region I Tournament in Shreveport on April 11th and 12th. Both the girls and boys teams came in 3rd. The players who qualified for state are Anna Kate Shaw, Kayleigh Arthurs, Avery Bailey, Macy Roberts and Kiersten Hatfield for the girls and Jon Paul Shaw, Peyton Nugent, Will Springer and Nicolas Pardo Lorente for the boys. The team of Brookelyn Loggins and Baylor Russell also won a match at regionals. Also competing were Courtney Martinez, Jae’Kwon Gulley, Eli Head, Raegan David and Brayden Martin.

The Spartan Tennis Team continued marking new firsts in the state tournament. Combined the tennis team won more matches than they ever have in the State Tournament. The boys singles Jon Paul Shaw and Peyton Nugent both made it to the second round. The boys finished tied for 8th in the state and also tied for the highest overall public school in Division III. The girls team of Anna Kate Shaw and Kayleigh Arthurs won Caldwell's first ever girls' doubles match at state.

The tennis team was also well represented academically. Avery Bailey was recognized at a ceremony Wednesday, April 27 for the All-Academic Composite Girls Tennis Team. Kayleigh Arthurs and Kiersten Hatfield also made 3A Academic All-State.

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Congratulations to CPHS Ashton Cruse and Will Springer for their District qualifications to Regionals! Congratulations to Ashton with his tie for first in the District Tournament, held at Bayou Bend, Crowley, Louisiana.


Congratulations CPHS, Ashton Cruse, for placing second, Individual Medalist, at Stonebridge, Shreveport, Louisiana.

Ashton will compete in the State Championship Tournament to be held at Cane Row, New Iberia, Louisiana, May 2-3!

Lady Spartan Softball

Congratulations to our Lady Spartans, who pushed through a tough season of transition and multiple injuries to make it to the first round of playoffs.

Spartan Baseball

The CPHS Baseball Team finished the season, ranked #22 in the state and made it to the first round of playoffs, losing a heartbreaker to Loranger 4-2.

Spartan Track Team

District Results-District Runner Up

CJ Roquemore- 1st 200M, 4th HJ

Randy Holmes Jr.- 2nd 200M

Greg Jones- 3rd 400M, 3rd TJ

Jaylon Short- 4th 800M

Keilin Fegans- 4th 3200M

Kevin Valencia- 3rd 300H, 3rd Javelin, 4th Disc

Jaquevius Thompson- 1st HJ

Jermaine Thompson- 3rd Shot

4x1 & 4x2- 1st (Damarion Andrews, Jaquevius Thompson, CJ Roquemore, Randy Holmes)

4x4- 2nd (Damarion Andrews, Jaylon Short, Greg Jones, Jaquevius Thompson)

4x8- 2nd (Ben David, Jaylon Short, Joshua Hebert, Colden Russell)

Regional Results

Jaquevius Thompson- 2nd High Jump 6-4

Lady Spartan Track Team

DIstrict Results-3rd Place

Amaris Minger- 2nd 100 Hurdles, 1st 300 Hurdles

Amiyah Brown- 1st High Jump, 1st 200 M

Nivea Lowe- 1st Long Jump, 1st Triple Jump, Outstanding Field Female 2022

Tyronick Croom- 4th Shot, 2nd Disc

Brookelyn Loggins- 3rd Javelin

Se'Marai Smith- 2nd Javelin, 3rd Shot, 3rd Disc

4x1- 1st (Jakyra Thompson, Nivea Lowe, Amaris Minger, Amiyah Brown)

4x2- 2nd (Brookelyn Loggins, Jakyra Thompson, Nivea Lowe, Amiyah Brown)

4x4- 4th (Claudia Herrera, Gabreial Bruce, Abigayle Bruce, Jakyra Thompson)

4x8- 4th (Claudia Herrera, Abigayle Bruce, Cheyenne Shirley, Gabreial Bruce)

Regional Results

Brookelyn Loggins- 2nd Javelin 93-7.5

Nivea Lowe- 1st Long Jump 16.6.5, 2nd Triple Jump- 34-3

Amaris Minger- 2nd 100 Hurdles 17.80, 3rd 300 Hurdles 51.30

Amiyah Brown- 1st 200M 25.39

Overall Top 10 Athletes

3rd Place - Nivea Lowe

10th Place - Amiyah Brown