Superintendent Update

May 21, 2018

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UL Summer Program for Students

FREE week-long summer program for Acadiana-area high-schoolers that are interested in geology from June 11-16
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ARNAUDVILLE ELEMENTARY

Congratulations to our Support Personnel of the Year, Mrs. Kim

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Arnaudville Elementary ’s Awards Night

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BEAU CHENE HIGH SCHOOL

Wednesday's Cool School is Beau Chene High School!

The drafting & design technology program has worked with NASA for the past eight years on projects relating to the International Space Station!

Students travel to government facilities for final presentations of their assigned task packages. Sites include Johnson Space Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, John C. Stennis Space Center, the Infinity Center, and the Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida.

In addition, students have presented at NASA Day at the Louisiana State Capital, 2014, UL Engineering & Technology Day 2012, the St. Landry Parish Career and Technical Education Tailgate, and St. Landry Parish school board meetings. Most recently, presentations were made alongside BASF, LSU Chevron Leadership Academy and American Society of Civil Engineers at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum's Engineering Day 2018 in Baton Rouge.

This year, the NASA Hunch Design Presentation team traveled to the Michaud Advanced Manufacturing Facility, New Orleans. Students presented a video of the 2017-18 project year, including an explanation of the project and completed tasks. Taken on a private tour of the facility, students observed the manufacturing of parts for future space endeavors. The highlight of the trip was the opportunity to sign a part, manufactured from student drawings, which will eventually become a locker and be sent to the ISS within the next few years!

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BCHS 4-H Club members collected Can Tabs and Bottle Caps to donate to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital for kids like Annalisse, who is Cancer Free. Annalisse visited the school on May 2, 2018, to collect the Can Tabs and Bottle Caps.

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GRAND COTEAU ELEMENTARY

The Grand Coteau Elementary 4th grade 4-H club went on a field trip to CM Farms.

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GRAND PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY

Ms. Newman's 2nd grade class at Grand Prairie Elementary recently wrote and published a book entitled All Grown Up.

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HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY

Highland's First Annual Leadership Day was a HUGE success. Congratulations to Highland students on all your achievements and awards!
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Highland's Pre-K, Kindergarten, and SPED class took a field trip to the Lake Charles Children's Museum and the Bord du Lac park where they played in the water at the Splash Pad.

Highland's Pre-K End of the Year Ceremony... CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of our Pre-K students on a job well done this school year!!!
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Hannah "Gumbo" Thibodeaux visited Mrs. Tonya's 2nd Grade class at Highland on Wednesday, May 9th. She discussed the importance of including Cajun culture in her artwork.

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MACA

The Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts Concert band recently competed and won the State Concert Band Assessment Sweepstakes Trophy. This is the third year in a row that the band has received this honor.

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NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL

NHS student, Chloe Deville, passed USH Part I CLEP Exam and USH Part II CLEP Exam, earning 6 college credit hours in USH.
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Ms. Joseph’s AP United States History students, that passed the CLEP USH Part I exam earning 3 USH college credits. Angelique Avilla, Chloe Deville, DeVaunta Gibson, Destiny Campione, and MacKayla Melancon
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OPELOUSAS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Principal Cup

Valedictorian(s): Ahraf Swati, Olivia Adams, Kassidy Stanford

Salutatorian: Aaron Jackson

Historian: Taylor Guillory; Essence Savoy (Not Pictured)

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SLCC Dual Enrollment, LSUE Dual Enrollment/Early Start Program and CLEP

2017-2018

Class of 2018


Opelousas High School is honored to offer multiple avenues for our students to earn college credit while still in high school. These opportunities include Dual Enrollment through SLCC and LSUE and the College Board CLEP exam. 27 of our seniors over the course of their junior and senior years have earned a collective of 350 credit hours in dual enrollment courses and 14 students earned 81 credit hours through CLEP. These programs give the students an opportunity to complete degree requirements early and the possibility to enter post-secondary education with their freshman year completed. Congratulations to the following seniors:


Keys, Alison (3 credit hours)

Brown, Quomaine (6 credit hours)

Clay, Tashira (6 credit hours)

Clues, Ariel (6 credit hours)

Gregory, Madison (6 credit hours)

Hicks, Shaquandera (6 credit hours)

Johnson, Devonte (6 credit hours)

Leday, Quoashae (6 credit hours)

Carter, Victoria (9 credit hours)

Lahaye, Abigail (9 credit hours)

Williams, Jasmine (9 credit hours)

Adams, Kristen (10 credit hours)

Collins, Falyn (10 credit hours)

Conroy, Abby (12 credit hours)

Beverly, Jalecyia (12 credit hours)

Marks, Korrin (12 credit hours)

Weeks, Jonathan (12 credit hours)

Simmons, Tanya (14 credit hours)

Edwards, Kennedi (15 credit hours)

Soileau, Olivia Blair (17 credit hours)

Hidalgo, Natalie (18 credit hours)

Fisher, Eric (20 credit hours)

Greene, Jacie (21 credit hours)

Guillory, Taylor (21 credit hours)

Villery, Keenan (21 credit hours)

Jackson, Aaron (24 credit hours)

Savoy, Essence (25 credit hours)

Swati, Ahraf (27 credit hours)

Stanford, Kassidy (29 credit hours)

Adams, Olivia (33 credit hours)

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Beta Club Members
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WASHINGTON CAREER AND TECH

DISTRICT

Teacher and Principal of the Year Banquet

St. Landry Parish School District Teachers of the Year


Elementary - Billie Cortez, Palmetto Elem.
Middle School - Kristin Bullard, Leonville Elem.
High School - Dr. Dona Robinson, Port Barre High
Thanks for your hard work and dedication to your students and school!

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St. Landry Parish Principals of the Year:
Elementary - Kellie Rabalais, Palmetto Elem.
Middle School - Ramica Robinson, Krotz Springs Elem. *State Semi-Finalist
High School - Mitchell Fontenot, Eunice High
5-8th Grade - Mary Miller, Arnaudville Elem.
7-12 Grade - Karen Olivier, MACA
Congratulations to all school-level Teachers of the Year, district-level Teachers of the Year, and district level Principals of the Year. St. Landry Parish School district thanks you and applauds you for your commitment and dedication to your students and your school!
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St. Landry Parish Principals and Teachers of the Year Banquet
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Board Approved 2018-2019 Calendar