Salmen, Pearl River Bowling for Strikes and a State Championship ::..
Pearl River High and Salmen High bowling teams had successful debuts during their inaugural seasons.
Fourteen months after nine bowlers took the lanes for Salmen High’s first bowling match, Salmen's bowling program has quickly become one of the best performing bowling teams in the New Orleans region.
Salmen, which finished the 2016-2017 season tied for second place in the New Orleans region with a 9-3 record, has been the highest-finishing public school programs in the region.
Last week, Salmen defeated Archbishop Rummel in the LHSAA regional playoffs in Kenner. Now, the Spartans are vying for a place in the state championship on April 7. The Spartans will have to win three matches in the Bi-Regionals in Baton Rouge in order to ...
Head Shave for a Good Cause ::..
A deal is a deal. Lakeshore High principal Christian Monson promised he would shave his head if senior Bryce Hartlin raised $1,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research.
Monson is a man of his word. On Friday, March 24, during Lakeshore’s Powder Puff Pep Rally, Monson and along with history teacher Adam Rowe and chemistry teacher Casey Barocco shaved their heads in front of the entire school. Bryce and his younger brother Brandt, a freshman, did the honors to shave their teachers’ heads. Monson returned the favor by shaving Bryce’s head and Rowe shaved Brandt’s.
Monson’s support for Bryce’s fundraiser went deeper – both Monson and Bryce are cancer survivors. Bryce has been cancer-free since 2016 and ...
Athletes Take Center Stage at Special Olympics Track & Field Meets ::..
More than 200 STPPS junior high and high school special education students competed in the 2017 Special Olympics Track & Field Meets held at Mandeville High and Fontainebleau High.
The Junior High Special Olympics Track & Field Meet was held March 14 at Mandeville High’s Sidney Theriot Stadium. Athletes competed in the 50-meter walk/run, 50-meter wheel chair race, rope pull, standing long jump and softball throw. The High School Special Olympics Track & Field Meet was held March 23 at Fontainebleau High where athletes competed in the 50-meter walk/run and wheel chair races, softball throw, and team relay races.
Both events began with a parade of athletes and the carrying of the official torch. Superintendent W.L. “Trey” Folse III welcomed ...
Northshore’s Grimes Wins Literary Gold Medal ::..
Northshore High School senior Jade Grimes is a 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards national medalist. She won a gold medal for her short story “Judico” and was the only gold medal winner from Louisiana in the short story category.
Grimes, along with gold medalists from other categories, will be invited to New York City for the National Ceremony held June 8 at Carnegie Hall.
In February, she was one of 15 STPPS students to be named a 2016-2017 National Merit Finalist.
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program and become ...
STPPS Raises More Than $22,000 for Northshore Food Bank ::..
STPPS students, employees and families raised more than $22,000 for the Northshore Food Bank during their district-wide fundraiser day. In February, students and employees were able to wear jeans to school with a donation of $1 or more.
Superintendent Trey Folse presented a check for $22,298.34 to Northshore Food Bank representatives at the March School Board meeting.
The Northshore Food Bank provides food assistance to more than 375 individuals and families each week who live at or below the 130% federal poverty guidelines and have found themselves in need in our community. The Food Bank is supported by local food drives held by individuals, schools, civic organizations and businesses, as well as ...