2016-2017 STPPS Students of the Year Selected ::..
The three St. Tammany Parish Public School System Students of the Year for the 2016-2017 School Year are 5th grader Reece Hazard from Tchefuncte Middle, 8th grader Ananya Kaushal from Fontainebleau Jr. High, and 12th grader Elisabeth McLaughlin from Mandeville High.
The students were selected based on their outstanding academic achievement, leadership skills, character, and service to their schools and communities. They were chosen Students of the Year at the school level first before being chosen at the district level by a panel of judges. The three district winners advance to the regional competitions in February.
“These students are excellent representatives of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System,” said Superintendent Trey Folse. “Their dedication to academics, ...
STPPS Awarded for Excellence in Financial Reporting ::..
For the 28th year in a row, the St. Tammany Parish Public School System has been awarded for achieving excellence in financial reporting by the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
St. Tammany is one of only 23 School Districts in the state who earned the ASBO award this year and one of only 9 School Systems in the state to receive the award for 25 years or more.
The recognitions presented at the January School Board meeting are given for excellence in the preparation and publication of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and follow an extensive review by experts from both ASBO and GFOA.
STPPS Raises Nearly $21,000 for NAMI St. Tammany ::..
STPPS students, employees and families raised nearly $21,000 for NAMI St. Tammany during their district-wide fundraiser day. In December, students and employers were able to wear jeans to school with a donation of $1 or more.
Superintendent W.L. “Trey” Folse III presented a check for $20,788.91 to NAMI St. Tammany Executive Director Nick Richard at the January School Board meeting.
NAMI St. Tammany provides resources for mental health in our community through education, support, resources and advocacy here in St. Tammany Parish. To learn more about the National Alliance for Mental Illness in St. Tammany Parish, visit www.namisttammany.org.
STPPS Well-Represented at West Chamber Installation ::..
Several STPPS students shined during Wednesday's St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce Installation Luncheon held at the Tchefuncte Country Club.
Lakeshore High School's Color Guard presented the colors, while Fontainebleau High School sisters Lexie and Chrissy Weber sang the National Anthem. Mandeville High School senior Elisabeth McLaughlin led the assembled group in the Pledge of Allegiance.
STPPS Superintendent W.L. "Trey" Folse III served as the Master of Ceremonies after being on the board for the past year. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Regina Sanford will represent STPPS on the STWCC Advisory Board.
Folse shared sage advice towards the end of Wednesday's luncheon. "As a parent, thank a teacher and a principal every day for the way they impact our kids' lives." ...
The St. Tammany Parish School Board elected board and committee officers for 2017. Robin P. Mullett was elected president of the St. Tammany Parish School Board at the group’s December 2016 meeting. Ms. Mullett serves District 13 and has been on the board for more than seven years. She most recently served as Board Vice President. “I am proud to represent our St. Tammany School Board for the next year,” said Mullett. “As a board, we plan to work together on a daily basis to continue to meet the needs of students, parents, School System employees and citizens of our parish.”
District 3 Board Member Michael J. Dirmann was elected School Board Vice President. ...