Schools Closed for Mardi Gras ::..
All St. Tammany Parish Public Schools will be closed Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 3 for the Mardi Gras Holiday. Classes will resume Monday, March 6. Support offices will be closed Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28, and will reopen on Wednesday, March 1.
Lakeshore Wins Girls Soccer State Title ::..
It took nearly 120 minutes and 12 penalty kicks, but it was worth it for the Lakeshore High girls soccer team. The second-seeded Lady Titans (19-2-4) knocked off No. 1 St. Thomas More (22-5-2) 5-4 on penalty kicks to win the LHSAA Division II Girls Soccer Championship Thursday at Tad Gormley Stadium.
It was Lakeshore’s second consecutive trip to the state championship match and the second straight year the Lady Titans held off St. Thomas More in penalty kicks in the postseason.
Tied 4-4 in penalty kicks, Lakeshore sophomore Jamie Knight gave the Lady Titans their first state title when she drilled a kick past St. Thomas More’s goalkeeper.
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STPPS Celebrates Black History Month ::..
Former and Current Board Members
In celebration of Black History Month, we will profile African-Americans who have been a profound impact on public education in St. Tammany Parish.
Not only have strong African-American leaders made a profound impact in our schools, the St. Tammany Parish School Board has flourished thanks to the contributions of numerous African-American board members.
Former Board Members:
Otis L. Campbell
Albert “Smitty” Smith
Sorola “Jody” Palmer
Current Board Members:
Willie B. Jeter
Dennis S. Cousin
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Fontainebleau High Student Named State Doodle 4 Google Winner ::..
Fontainebleau High Junior Alexis Strain was announced as the Louisiana winner in the Doodle 4 Google contest.
Representatives from Google surprised her with the news at an assembly at her school where her artwork was unveiled in front of 400 fellow students.
See her doodle and vote for her artwork to be featured on Google for an entire day.
If she is named a finalist, she will receive a $5,000 scholarship, a Chromebook and a trip to Google Headquarters in California. If she is the national winner, she will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology grant for her school and her doodle will be featured on the ...
CHS One of Seven Schools to Win Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Grant ::..
Covington High's Music, Theater and Dance Department is one of seven recipients of an inaugural Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Classroom Resource Grant from the American Theatre Wing. CHS will receive $35,000 for technical support resources and new instruments for the performing arts students.
CHS was one of seven K-12 schools selected from a pool of 175 applications.
The grants are part of the American Theatre Wing’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, a new national initiative which received $1.3 million in funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to promote diversity, equity, and access to the arts. Other components of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative will include scholarships for middle and high school students attending after school training programs, and university scholarships providing financial ...