Schools Give and Give Thanks for Thanksgiving ::..
Students are giving thanks as many St. Tammany Parish Public Schools celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with Thanksgiving feasts, food drives, and other activities.
Students at Abita Springs Elementary could be seen dressed up as Pilgrims and Native Americans on Wednesday as they made their way through the halls with Pilgrim hats and feather headbands.
First graders in Misty Nicholson’s and Aundrea Reidenauer’s classes attended a Thanksgiving Feast where each student told the class what they were thankful for. Parents brought turkey, corn, pumpkin pie and other festive treats for the students to enjoy. An assortment of student projects including placemats with hand prints and poems, fall leaves, and quilts containing everything the students were thankful for, decorated ...
Bayou Lacombe Middle Students Host Organic Garden Farmer's Market ::..
Bayou Lacombe Middle School students waved signs and excitedly welcomed customers to their bi-annual Organic Garden Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, November 18th at John Davis Park in Lacombe.
“Yesterday’s Farmers Market was the most successful to date. The students raised almost $1000 for their charities,” said Rebekah Ellis, the Gifted Enrichment and Academics teacher at Bayou Lacombe Middle and Chahta-Ima Elementary.
The students harvest all of the produce at the market from their organic vegetable garden, cook all of the products, and make herbal organic soaps and teas from the herb garden. At this fall market, the students sold herbal olive tapenade, garden sausage gumbo, Mediterranean hummus, rosemary pita bread, herb-infused olive oil and vinegar, herbal apple pepper jelly, ...
Superintendent Folse Presents Check to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ::..
Representatives for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation were overcome with emotion as Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III presented a check for $20,834 to the foundation during the School Board Meeting at the Brooks Educational Complex in Slidell on Thursday.
The check is from funds raised through one of four fundraisers that the St. Tammany Parish Public Schools participate in. This was the first of the quarterly fundraisers. The other three fundraisers include Black and Gold Day, which raises funds for the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, Baskets of Hope, which provides gifts to children diagnosed with cancer or other serious illness, and Habitat for Humanity.
Superintendent Folse thanked students, parents, and employees for their generosity and ...
Leadership Northshore Visits Schools ::..
Future community leaders from Leadership Northshore got a glimpse of St. Tammany Parish Public Schools in action on Wednesday when they visited the School System to learn more about public education in the parish.
The Leadership students started at the C.J. Schoen Administrative Complex where Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III gave them an overview of the school system before they broke into groups to work hands on with some of the instructional technology used in the classroom. Assistant Superintendents Pete Jabbia and Cheryl Arabie also spoke to the group before the students set out to visit several of the schools.
At Mayfield Elementary, the Leadership students were led on a tour of the school by Principal Arlana ...
Veterans Honored with Programs Throughout the School District ::..
Schools throughout St. Tammany Parish Public Schools honored veterans in the community with patriotic programs that have included special guests, musical performances and presentations by students and employees.
School Board Members and central office staff also honored veterans with the annual Veterans Day Program at the C.J. Schoen Administrative Complex prior to the school board meeting on Thursday, November 6. Veterans in the community as well as St. Tammany Parish Public School employees who are veterans of the United States Armed Forces were recognized during the program.
The Covington High School JROTC-Navy presented the colors and Pearl River Student Kelsey Parker sang the national anthem before Assistant Superintendent Pete Jabbia welcomed the veterans and guests.