School Calendar For 2014-2015 Adopted ::..
The St. Tammany Parish School Board has released its School Calendar for the 2014-2015 School Year.
The official dates for next school year will include a starting date for students on Thursday, August 7, 2014, and an ending date for the School Year on Friday, May 22, 2015. The entire calendar including holiday schedules may be downloaded by clicking the link at the end of the article. (PDF Format)
Supervisor of Human Resources Brandon Clanton reported to the School Board Thursday night that the calendar is adopted following a vote by employees choosing between two proposed calendars. This year the voting was done via email, with the chosen calendar getting 64 percent of the votes cast.
Traditionally the vote has been taken in ...
Covington Community Excited About SemiFinals Game ::..
As the Covington High Lions went into Friday night’s semifinals football contest with Parkway, the entire community was behind them. Signs were put up throughout the city, a community pep rally was held Wednesday night, and football players, cheerleaders, band members, mascot and other students visited Pitcher Junior High, Covington Elementary and Folsom Elementary Friday.
The feeder schools hosted “Blue and Gold Day” to show their support for the Lions as they vie for the 2013 Class 5A title. Local businesses painted good luck messages on their windows throughout the downtown area, and residents put signs in their yards.
Newspaper articles were plentiful about the match, especially with Lions Coach Greg Salter, the grandson of legendary coach Jack Salter, carrying on a family ...
Thousands Of Christmas Cards Soon To Be On Their Way To Troops Overseas ::..
Students from Slidell High are sending more than 3000 Christmas cards to servicemen overseas as part of a holiday season community service project that has taken on a life of its own.
The project began as a hundred or so cards for the history class of second-year Teacher Barry Marton, but once the word got out, the entire school ( and the local business community) wanted to join in. The cards were distributed around campus this past week so students could sign them and personalize them with special messages before they are mailed out December 10 and 11.
Marton organized the project, and he said the number of volunteers wanting to participate in the project has been amazing. “The kids ...
Mandeville Elementary Raises Funds For Cancer Society ::..
Mandeville Elementary recently raised $1,188.59 with its very own Relay Recess event, the proceeds to be donated to the American Cancer Society. Students donated twenty-five cents each for links to add to a classroom chain, a dollar for luminaria bags, and a dollar to wear a cap for the actual day of the event to promote sun safety awareness.
Organized by Teacher Monique McNab, the event is expected to become an annual fund-raiser at the school. “The whole school community really got behind the cause,” said Chantelle Smith, Principal. “In keeping with our theme of We Have the Power!, we were excited to hold our first Relay Recess to show our students they have the power to make healthy choices while making ...
School Hosts Thanksgiving Feast for Friends and Neighbors ::..
Carolyn Park Middle School’s annual “Feast for Friends” brought together more than 600 people from neighborhoods around the Slidell school to enjoy dinner on November 25, a volunteer project of dozens of school workers and community helpers.
The seventh annual “Feast for Friends” event was the continuation of a Thanksgiving week tradition that has developed deep community connections. “This is one of the most special events during the School Year for the community,” said Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III. “And it is a perfect community connection, because it reaches the ones who need it the most.”
A dinner of turkey and dressing, ham, cranberry sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, string bean casserole, homemade buns, tea, and desserts were offered to the many visitors ...