Pine View Middle Holds "Buddy Bench" Dedication ::..
Pine View Middle School held St. Tammany’s first official Buddy Bench dedication on Monday in front of students and special visitors.
The benches at Pine View Middle have a designated spot on the playground and are for those students who might be having a bad day, may be shy or sad, or for a new student who is looking to meet some new friends. When a child sits on the bench, they are inviting a friend to play.
Shelley Marengo, a parent of a Pine View student and resident of Covington, learned about the Buddy Bench project and made it her mission to bring the concept to St. Tammany. Marengo worked with the Exchange Club of West St. Tammany ...
Notice of School Board Vacancy, District 12 ::..
The Board invites citizens interested in being considered to fill the unexpired term of office for St. Tammany Parish School Board, District 12, to send a letter of interest as well as their notification that they meet the qualifications to hold the office of Board Member to the Board President to be received by noon on Thursday, January 29, 2015. Such letter should include contact information and state the person’s age, the current primary residence address within District 12, the length of residence in District 12, the length of residence in Louisiana and provide any other supporting information to assist Board Members in assessing the credentials and experience of the candidate.
The letter must ...
School Board Member Ronnie Panks Passes Away ::..
St. Tammany Parish School Board Member James “Ronnie” Panks, Sr. passed away on January 13, 2015. Mr. Panks graduated from Slidell High School and has been a life-long member of the St. Tammany community. He was the longest serving member on the current St. Tammany Parish School Board and represented District 12 for 20.5 years.
“Mr. Panks valued public education and dedicated his time on the School Board to ensuring the best education possible for the students of St. ...
Superintendent Folse Serves on West Chamber Board of Directors ::..
Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III was installed as a member of the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce 2015 Board of Directors on Friday, January 9th, taking the oath of office at the group’s annual Installation and Awards Luncheon at Tchefuncta Country Club.
The installation marks the beginning of his second year on the Board of Directors after being elected to a three year term in 2014. “It is an honor to serve on the Board of Directors and represent our School System in such an important community group,” said Superintendent Folse. “Strong community connections such as this are important as we continue to work with the community to move our School System forward.”
In an ongoing effort ...
Two Teachers and Four Students Win LACUE Awards ::..
Two St. Tammany Parish Public School teachers and four students were recognized at the January School Board meeting for receiving high honors this year from the Louisiana Association for Computer Using Educators (LACUE).
Dixie Steadham, a teacher at Marigny Elementary, was named the LACUE Region 2 winner for Teacher of the Year in the Early Childhood category and Billy Mayfield, a teacher at Pearl River High School was selected as the Region 2 winner for Teacher of the Year in the Secondary category. Mayfield was also was chosen as the LACUE Secondary Teacher of the Year for the state of Louisiana.
Dixie Steadham is a Pre-k teacher at Marigny Elementary and was selected because of how she integrates technology ...