Superintendent Update

St. Landry Parish School Board

May 15, 2017

Upcoming Events

High School Graduation - May 19, 2017

MACA – 6:00 School Gymnasium

OHS – 6:30 School Gymnasium

EUNICE – 6:30 EHS Auditorium

BEAU CHENE – 6:00 School

NORTHWEST – 6:00 School

PORT BARRE – 6:00 School Gymnasium

NORTH CENTRAL – 6:00 School

Krotz Springs Elementary Awards Day Program

Krotz Springs Elementary will be having their Awards Day Program on Monday, May 22nd.


Awards Day Program Schedule

Pre-K (8:15 – 9:15)

Kindergarten (9:40 – 10:40)

8th Grade (11:30 – 12:30)

1st-7th Grades (1:30 – 2:30)

Grand Prairie Elementary Pre-K Program

Date: May 18, 2017

Time: 9:00

Grand Prairie Elementary Awards Ceremony

Date: May 19, 2017

Time: 8:30

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Around Campus

Arnaudville Elementary

Beta Fun Day

Special Olympics

Cankton Elementary

Approximately 150 Cankton Elementary 3rd and 4th-grade students attended our annual LEAP Lock-in. Students were able to visit four stations:

LA Music- Students watched and participated in a zydeco dancing demonstration.

LA Food- Students sampled jambalaya and learned about local products such as Tabasco, Slay Ya Mama, and Tony Chachere.

LA Government- Local officials visited and spoke about their positions and responsibilities.

LA Economy- Ag in the Classroom and Agromen representatives visited to speak and show off local wildlife.

All students left with a goody bag filled with an inflatable globe, Tony Chachere and Slap Ya Mama seasoning, Tabasco sauce.

Central Middle School

DISCOVERY EDUCATION GRANT RECIPIENT—“Let it Grow” Contest…

Central Middle is the recipient of a $1,000 agricultural grant out of 40,000 entries across the United States.

Central Middle was one of only 6 Middle Schools across the country to be awarded this grant.

Parents and community members were participants in this endeavor that led to this great outcome!

Mrs. Fields, 5th grade CMS teacher, is pictured with 5th graders (L) Bailey Turner and (R) Gabbi Miller (attachment).

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Eunice Jr. High School

McKenzie Smith, 8th grade (left) and Harlie Leger, 8th grade (right) were awarded a trophy and a cash prize for their submissions to the Patriot's Pen essay contest sponsored by our Local VFW. The essay contest was titled"The America I Believe In". McKenzie earned first place and Harlie earned 2nd place. Thank you, girls, for representing Eunice Junior High School and your community in such an outstanding way!

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Glendale Elementary

Recently Mrs. K. Huval’s 4th-grade class did a project on cells. Each student had to make a homemade cell. The students were allowed to bake a cake and decorate it with the cell parts or make a poster and add the cell parts.

Krotz Springs Elementary

On April 13th, KSE’s 8th graders and Parents/Faculty had a blast battling it out again to see who would be the year’s volleyball champs!! Congratulations to this year’s champs – 8th Grade!!

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Character Day

Both students and staff celebrated "Character Day" on Wednesday, May 10th and were allowed to dress as their favorite storybook character.

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Lawtell Elementary

Coach Bellard Wins a television

Fundraiser Limo Ride Winners

Drew Green, 6th Grade with Harlem Ambassadors

LES Staff Celebrate with Harlem Ambassadors

Jasmin Duffey Celebrates with Theon Guillory/Art Express

3rd Grade Students Celebrate Soldier’s Homecoming
Lawtell Kindergarten Parent Transition Night

Lawtell Elementary Science Fair Winners- 5th Grade Jason Broussard, Remi Pierre, Cameron Fruge


Lawtell Middle School Science Fair Winner- 8th Grade Norman Rene


February 2017- Milton Batiste III, Principal Celebrates Black History Month with Special Guest Devery Henderson Jr. and Leon Chavis

February 2017- Chole Dupre, 6th Grade Soloist, Celebrates Black History Month with Special Guest Bryson “Cupid” Bernard

February 2017- Lawtell Band Students Celebrate Black History Month


February 2017- Clentrice Charles, Assistant Principal Celebrates Black History Month with Special Guest, Captain Martin McLendon

Jason Broussard 5th Grade Celebrates Black History Month with special guest, Devery Henderson Jr.

Cynthia Guillory- 6th Grade Teacher and Xavier Gallow -6th Grade Celebrate Black History with special guest, Devery Henderson Jr.

March 2017- In Loving Memory of Gail Medus, Lawtell Special Education Instructional Specialist.

Franklin Courville, Opelousas Elks Lodge #1048 awards Lane Fontenot 5th Grade – 2nd Place Free Throw Shoot Out Winner

Lawtell Band Performs for the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce Awards Program

April 2017- Lawtell Peer Leader Easter Egg Hunt

April 2017- Lawtell Peer Leaders Sponsor Pre-K and Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt

April 2017- Lawtell Easter Egg Hunt

Landon Duplechain 8th Grade Student Job Shadows at Opelousas Police Department with Officer Yolanda Lewis

Opelousas High School

On Thursday, May 11, Opelousas High School Seniors were recognized in an honor’s ceremony. Seniors received awards from their club and team sponsors for their participation organizations such as FFA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Science Club, BETA, National Honor Society, HOSA, Cheer, Flag, Jazz Classique Dance Team, Journalism, Art, and Band. Hope for Opelousas representative, Nasia Woods , honored Christopher Sapp for his work with the program. Students were recognized for their participation and wins in academic competitions: Science Fair, Social Studies Fair, District and State Literary Rally.

Students were recognized for blood donation through LifeShares, work with COE and Washington Career and Technical Education, and certifications in Microsoft Office Programs of Word and PowerPoint from the business department. The National Guard and Upward Bound, a University of Louisiana-Lafayette, were on hand to recognize OHS students who had participated in their programs and award scholarships to the students. Biomed students were recognized for their completion of the BioMedical Academy program with awards and honor cords.

Twenty-six students received awards for earning 21 or above on the ACT. In recognition of the opportunities to earn college credit through the Dual Enrollment Program in partnership with LSUE and the CLEP exam, twenty-nine students earned credit hours for college. In total, the OHS Seniors earned 448 hours of college credit hours. After the awards were passed out, the first of two highly anticipated moments arrived the announcement of Class Favorites.

Next came the cumulating event of the evening, identification of honors graduates particularly the top three highest GPAs of the Class. So coming in at a tie for 3rd Shelby Richard and Oscar Rivera, Jr. who will co-command the position of historian. Spencer Castille holds the title of Salutatorian. Natalie LeJeune captured the top position of Valedictorian for the OHS Class of 2017.

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OHS students who have earned college credit through the LSUE’s Dual Enrollment or the CLEP Exam.
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OHS ACT 21+ Club 2017
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Park Vista Elementary

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, over 100 students boarded a school bus to the St. Landry Cinema in Opelousas. The students were treated to a movie; each student received popcorn, a box of candy, and a soft drink. The final P.B.I.S. Reward was a suggestion by fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Thibodeaux. Through speaking with the students, it was confirmed that this reward was definitely the one to conclude a great school year.

Parents were invited to attend, and we are grateful to all parents who chaperoned. Mr. J.C., our bus driver, gave his time to transport us back and forth.

Continual donations from Mrs. Joubert and Ms. Boutte contributed to the fundraising support that was substantial towards this grandeur experience for the great students of Park Vista Elementary.

Promotional efforts and extra help by Mrs. Morrow and Mr. Veazie allowed for the organization that was necessary during the sales.

Financial support from the parents, students, and other faculty and staff is appreciated by the PVE P.B.I.S. Committee.

We thank St. Landry Cinema personnel and Management for their hospitable service. Mr. Lazard and Mr. Richard of St. Landry Cinema were very accommodating.

Next year, the P.B.I.S. Committee will provide more reward opportunities for students who exhibit great citizenship. The committee also intends to have other innovative interventions in place to modify the behavior of the at-risk population. Park Vista Elementary will use P.B.I.S. data to plan more effective strategies to gain the positive behavior of all students.

The P.B.I.S. Committee thank administrators Mr. Joubert, Mr. Greene, Mrs. Fisher, and Ms. Senegal for being the Educational Leaders that work with and among their faculty and staff to create the culture of progress and ingenuity that makes Park Vista Elementary a school for all learners and an environment of creativity for their teachers and support staff.

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Opelousas General Hospital donates cookies in recognition of Teacher's Appreciation Week

To thank the students for their fundraising efforts, Mr. Joubert awarded the students with Fun Jump time!

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Students in Mrs. Morrow's 5th Grade French Immersion ELA Class created and published a book of poetry written in both French and English. The students dedicated their book to their former 2nd and 3rd-grade teacher Mrs. Claire Reed.

This sentimental gift touched Mrs. Reed's heart. The students were happy to present such a special gift to one of their most influential teachers.

Port Barre Elementary

Port Barre Elem 3rd and 4th-grade Writing Competition Contestants.

A. Guilbeau - P. Fontenot - M. Richard - P. Smith and M. Stoute

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Sunset Middle School

Mrs. Kaitlin Peart's 5th-grade students participated in a Living History Project. Each student had to research and present information about a famous person in history. Mrs. Peart's class partnered with Mrs. Julia Quebedeaux's 5th grade ELA class. Students in Mrs. Quebedeaux's class had to guess the name of the person in history based on the information provided in the presentation.

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Washington Career & Technical Education

The following students received an Industry Based certification in Certified Nursing Assistant.

Pictured left to right--Victoria Fontenot, Adria Pitre, Jayden LeDee, Tiajuana Hall, Olivia Soileau, Destiny Pitre, I'Ambrieanna Lazard, Katie Howerton and Mrs. Chevis-Smith R.N. Instructor.

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The following students received an Industry Based certification in Certified Nursing Assistant.

Pictured left to right--Zackary Bearb, Morgan Booksh, Britany LeDee, Miranda Menard and Mrs. Chevis-Smith R.N. Instructor.

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District Wide Events

Josten's Renaissance Educator of the Year - Kristy McLemore

We would like to congratulate Kristy McLemore on earning the Jostens Renaissance Educator of the Year award! She will be honored at the Jostens Renaissance National Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on July 13 – 15.

As a 2017 Jostens Renaissance Educator of the Year, she will receive the benefits listed below.


Ø Trip to Pheonix, Arizona


Ø Jostens Renaissance Educator of the Year ring


Ø A dinner and VIP Reception on Wednesday evening, July 12

Ø Recognition throughout the 2017 Jostens Renaissance National Conference

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Legacy Spectra Energy Scholars Program Recipient - Olivia Leger

Congratulations to Olivia Leger, recipient of the Legacy Spectra Energy Scholars Program, $20,000 College Scholarship.
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Talented Arts Program Elementary Student Art Exhibit

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Congratulations to Sandra Bozyone, the winner of the Raising Cane's CTE Raffle.

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