Pelican Park Honors School Board Member ::..
Recreation District #1, known as Pelican Park, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a variety of special events for kids and adults. The park works closely with the St. Tammany Parish Public School System on a number of events throughout the year.
As part of the celebration, the park awarded St. Tammany Parish School Board Member Ronald “Ron” Bettencourtt with a Making A Difference
Award. The award celebrates the contributions Mr. Bettencourtt has made over the years to the many children who visit the park facilities.
The park started 25 years ago with just 50 acres. It has since grown to 230 acres and now includes 27 athletic fields, a skateboard park, batting cages and ...
Pocket Constitutions Donated ::..
The Governmental Affairs Committee of the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce donated copies of the U.S. Constitution to seventh grade American History students at eight St. Tammany Parish Public Schools in recognition of Constitution Day.
Representatives of the Governmental Affairs Committee delivered the booklets to Pitcher Junior High Friday, where Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III, Principal Raphael Tillman and Pitcher students accepted the donation.
Schools receiving the pocket-size booklets featuring the Constitution are Fifth Ward Junior ...
School Board Member Ray Alfred Passes Away ::..
St. Tammany Parish School Board member Ray A. Alfred passed away on September 17, 2014, at the age of 60. Mr. Alfred was a lifelong resident of St. Tammany Parish and a champion for the children of the parish. He represented the constituents of District 14 for 24 years, during 6 terms of service.
“This is a great loss for our School Board. Ray Alfred was always dedicated to making sure the students of St. Tammany Parish received the best education possible. Ray was a true family man but spent many hours away from his children and grandchildren because he knew the importance of ensuring the best for all of the children in our community. We will miss him both ...
Ten STPPS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists ::..
Ten St. Tammany Parish Public School System students were named semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program. These students, who are among the highest performing high school students in the state and the top one percent in the nation, will compete for prestigious National Merit Scholarships.
The semifinalists are Louis T. Bubrig, Rachel M. Campbell and Sara E. Pohlman from Fontainebleau High, Michelle M. DeGeorge from Lakeshore High, Christopher J. Klein, Ana K. Owen and Corey P. St. Romain from Mandeville High, and Andrew R. Bennett, Alexander M. Lew and Reed D. Streets from Northshore High.
“Congratulations to the ten semifinalists and their families,” said Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III. “These students have ...
Schools Named National PTA Schools of Excellence ::..
Marigny Elementary and Mandeville Elementary have been named National PTA Schools of Excellence for their achievements in building strong family and school partnerships. The schools are among only seven schools in Louisiana and 170 nationwide chosen for this honor.
The school principals and their PTA representatives were congratulated at the September School Board meeting. Superintendent Folse presented them with certificates in appreciation of their dedication to the work of the PTA and the students of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System.
“Research has shown that when families and schools work together, student achievement increases, schools improve and communities grow,” said Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Margaret Sharpe during the award presentation.