Our School System is filled with shining stars, but on prior to the October School Board Meeting, we recognized the best honored as the 2018-2019 Teachers and Principals of the Year.
Malinda Meyer (Folsom Elementary), Lauren Bethancourt (Boyet Junior High), and Dr. Todd Tarifa (Northshore High) were recognized as the District Teachers of the Year. Jeanine Barnes (Lyon Elementary), Mary Ann Cucchiara (Mandeville Junior High), and Saudah Blackman-Stokes (Salmen High) were honored as the District Principals of the Year.
Barnes also has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2019 Louisiana Principal of the Year program held by the Louisiana Department of Education which honors the most exceptional school leaders from school systems across the state.
Fifth Ward Junior High seventh-grader Kayl Tassin is the latest in what has become a family tradition of showing award-winning livestock. With the insistence of her older brother Reese, the Tassins began showing livestock and he became the first of three to win at the state, parish and national levels in the Future Farmers of America (FFA).
Kayl credits Fifth Ward agriscience teacher Tommy Peters and STPPS providing opportunities such as FFA for helping hone her presentation and speaking skills.
We Can Do That: Become an Onion Pro ::..
Do you smell that? Gumbo weather is finally in the air!
Every day, our students are learning skills to prepare them for the next phase in life. During the 2017-2018 school year, STPPS students earned 4,106 industry-based certifications in our career tech programs.
Throughout the school year, STPPS students will teach you new skills that you too can use every day. That's the power of WE WILL.
Frequently Asked Questions ::..
Have you seen our FAQ videos posted on Instagram and Facebook? Every two weeks, we've rolled out a new frequently asked question to help the STPPS community.
Take a look at the FAQ videos released so far this school year:
Find more helpful tips and answers to frequently asked questions on our social media channels, @stppschools.
Emotional Metamorphic Rock ::..
Everything is worth exploring! STPPS District Teacher of the Year Lauren Bethancourt captured her students' attention in an engaging way. Who knew the life cycle of a metamorphic rock could be fun, and emotional?
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