Brock Elementary Students Visit Xavier University ::..
Students at Brock Elementary were the talk of Xavier University on their recent trip to the campus as part of the men’s mentoring program for 4th and 5th grade boys at Brock.
Byron Williams, Supervisor of Administration with St. Tammany Parish Public Schools and one of the mentors in the program, is an alumni from Xavier and set up the trip to the university. Williams said that in addition to touring different classrooms and talking with faculty, the boys talked with several Xavier students on their way to class. Students and faculty gave the boys a glimpse into what college life is really like and emphasized the importance of preparing for college at an early ...
LHS Hosts Special Olympics Track and Field Meet ::..
Middle School athletes with special needs were greeted with cheers and applause as they entered the stadium at Lakeshore High School on their way to compete in the St. Tammany Parish Special Olympics Track and Field Meet on Wednesday.
The event kicked off with a parade of athletes followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, Special Olympics Oath and lighting of the torch.
Ten area middle schools and 125 athletes competed in softball throw, standing long jump, and running events which included a 50 and 100 meter walk/run and a 25 meter wheel chair race. Volunteers at the event included Lakeshore High School’s Jr. ROTC, cheerleaders, dance team, clubs and athletes. Parents, community members, ...
St. Tammany Public School System Keeps Grade "A" ::..
The St. Tammany Parish Public School System continues to see gains in the latest District Performance Scores released by the Louisiana Department of Education today. The St. Tammany District Performance Score rose from 104.6 to 104.9, and the School System continues to earn a grade “A.” This increase happened even as the state continues to transition students to higher expectations.
“In large school districts, which have 25,000 or more students, the St. Tammany Parish Public School System remains #1 in the state,” said Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III. “I am very proud of our teachers, school employees and school administrators for their hard work and dedication to our students. This was ...
Superintendent Folse Speaks at STARC Event ::..
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools’ community partner STARC held its “STARC for Life” Breakfast at the Castine Center in Mandeville on Thursday where Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III spoke in support of STARC as a guest speaker.
Superintendent Folse thanked STARC for everything it is doing for individuals with special needs, not only with helping students, but also helping them once they graduate to become productive members of society.
“Our theme in our school system this year is Moving Forward: Children, Community and Commitment, and I can’t think of a better group to do that with than STARC,” said Superintendent Folse.
Superintendent Folse said last year St. Tammany Parish Public Schools raised over $20,000 ...
Teachers and Principals of the Year Recognized by School Board ::..
The St. Tammany Parish School Board honored the district’s three Principals of the Year and Teachers of the year for 2014-2015 at its meeting Thursday, October 9, 2014, in Covington.
Brightly colored balloons and flowers, held by friends and family members of the honorees, speckled the crowd in the board meeting room as Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III spoke about each of the teachers and principals of the year and their many accomplishments. After Supt. Folse introduced each honoree, a video produced by Channel 13 was shown featuring interviews with each award winner and their co-workers.
The Teachers of the Year are Valarie Cyprian of Madisonville Elementary, winner of the Elementary category; Robin Day ...