Defying the Odds ::..
Mandeville High alumnus and current New Orleans Saints linebacker Michael Mauti was unsure if he'd ever play football again. The former Skipper and Penn State standout had battled ulcerative colitis for much of his playing career, but his 2016 ended prematurely when doctors told him he needed surgery.
Mauti underwent multiple surgeries to remove his large intestine, and the road back to the football field began. He wasn't on the Saints' 53-man roster to open the regular season, but he did sign with the Saints prior to the start of training camp. However, Mauti was cut and he was left wondering what was next. Despite the odds against him, Mauti persisted and when the Saints had a roster opening in ...
MHS Senior Headed to Capitol Hill ::..
Mandeville High senior Grace Dragna is one of two students selected to represent Louisiana as a delegate to the 2018 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).
USSYP will be held March 3-10, 2018, in Washington, D.C. As a delegate, Dragna will also receive a $10,000 college scholarship to be utilized in accordance with the rules of the program.
Dragna was selected for her outstanding academic achievement and extensive community involvement. In September, she was one of 15 STPPS students named National Merit Semifinalists.
It is the second consecutive year a Mandeville High senior has been selected as a Louisiana delegate. 2017 Louisiana State Student of the Year Finalist Elisabeth McLaughlin participated in the Senate Youth Program.
The USSYP was founded in 1962 through ...
STPPS, SLU Partner for Teacher Residency ::..
Thanks to a partnership with Southeastern Louisiana University's Teacher Residency Program, fourteen (14) SLU students are participating in the year-long pilot program at five STPPS schools.
The Teacher Residency Program aims to support and develop new teachers as a means of improving teacher quality.
Prior to this pilot program, student teaching was only a one-semester experience. Now the new partnership with SLU gives student teachers a full year of experience.
Sixteen district teachers serve as mentors to the teacher candidates and they represent five STPPS schools: Abita Springs Elementary, Lake Harbor Middle, Lancaster Elementary, Madisonville Elementary and Mandeville Middle.
Mentor teachers from the district are paired with teacher candidates from SLU in a co-teaching model. This model is designed so teacher candidates can ...
Lakeshore Caps Storybook Season ::..
Lakeshore's storybook 2017 season ended with its first loss, falling 48-26 to Edna Karr in the LHSA Class 4A State Championship at the Superdome.
It was Lakeshore's first trip to the state championship game. The Titans finished the 2017 season with a 14-1 record.
Junior Jacob Bernard was named Lakeshore's Most Valuable Player of the Game by the media. Bernard scored two touchdowns - an 85-yard kick return and a 71-yard reception.
Lakeshore was the first STPPS team to play in the state championship game since Salmen in 2000. STPPS is now 6-6 all-time in LHSAA state championship games.
Northshore’s Maddie Byrd Top Swimmer in Louisiana ::..
Northshore High senior Maddie Byrd was one of two individual STPPS state championship swimmers and was the lead leg on Northshore’s state championship-winning 200-yard medley relay team at the 2017 LHSAA Swimming State Meet.
Byrd won the Girls Division I state titles in the 200-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke. She was named the LHSAA Girls Division I Most Outstanding Swimmer.
Fontainebleau High senior Maggie Beyrau won the state title in the Girls 50-yard freestyle.
It marked the second straight year that Northshore won the 200-yard medley relay state title with Byrd as the lead leg. Bringing home the state title for the Panthers were Byrd, Aubrey St. Pierre, Anatasia Megilligan and Jaycee Morrison.