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.
STPPS Observes Patriot Day ::..
Patriotism took center stage today as St. Tammany Parish Public Schools observed Patriot Day. Across the district, students and employees provided tribute to 9/11 through assemblies, lessons and community service activities. Students displayed their patriotism while also honoring local first responders and service men and women who continue to protect and serve.
United Way Campaign Kicked Off ::..
This year’s STPPS United Way campaign kicked off today with an event for coordinators representing schools and support sites. Fundraising efforts and events will take place throughout the drive to help the district reach this year’s goal of $166,000.
“Our district is committed to giving back to the community, and there is no better example of that than the participation in our annual United Way campaigns,” said Superintendent Folse. “Every year our employees and students step up to the challenge and donate generously to this important cause.”
The School System has worked together with the United Way for years, raising $1.7 million to help support programs that make a positive impact on the St. Tammany community. ...