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May 2015

Washington DC Trip

Abney students at Mount Vernon, George Washington's home.

April 2015

State Fitness Meet Winners

Two students from Abney Elementary and members of the St Tammany Parish Public School State Fitness Team recently participated and competed at the state fitness meet in Baton Rouge.  Both of the young students placed at the meet with Maya Calloway placing first in the Shuttle Run.  The St. Tammany Parish Public School Fitness Team was coach by Mr. Brian Donnelly, the physical education coach at Abney Elementary.

Salmen Students Vist Abney

On Thursday, April 16th Salmen High School students visited Mrs. Ricketts’ first grade class at Abney Elementary.  Mrs. Ricketts’ students were learning about various jobs so the Salmen students read the book “If I Ran the Zoo” by Dr. Seuss.  The first graders then created their own imaginative animal to take care of if they were the zookeeper.  Finally, they played a job matching game. 

Abney Fitness Team Honored by School Board

March 2015

Representative Kevin Pearson Visits Students


Elementary District Fitness Meet Winners

"Read Across Abney" - Superintendent Folse Reads

Fitness Meet Winners

Abney Students Perform at Pelicans Game

Reading and Red Beans Event

February 2015

Abney Students Perform at Central Office

Top 40 Students in Mobi Max Program

Sandra Donnow Honored with Heart of the Program Award

Every year a St. Tammany School Board school food service technician is honored with the Heart of the Program Award for outstanding performance.  Cafeteria managers from each school nominates one technician from their schools and the central office selects one parish-wide winner.  This year’s winner is Sandra Donnow from Abney Elementary School.   Sandra joined the cafeteria staff in 2010 and has been a tremendous asset to the program. The school’s many visitors often comment on Sandra’s PBS with students.  Sandra’s can-do attitude is appreciated by her co-workers. 

Abney Chorus at the STPSB Elementary Chorus Festival


Abney Students Perform at Central Office

Abney Students in Dionysus Parade

January 2015

Students Participate in Young Authors Contest

Abney Elementary School recently participated in the Northshore Reading Councils’ “Young Authors” Writing Contest.  Pictured below are the school level winners for 1st through 3rd grade.  These students will have their writing submitted for the school district competition.

Pictured top row down and left to right are: Mrs. Raquel Davis, Literacy Interventoist, students: Amar Merino, Amari Fields, Kylie Fallas, Kiley Casebolt, Morgan Lambert, Madison Terry and Mr. Mike Alford, Principal. Middle Row: Cheyenne Anderson, Melyssa Roberts, Aliyah Alphonso, Kingston Edwards, Olivia Ownby. Bottom Row: Judah Dean, Miranda Terrebonne, Mer'Keyah Riley, Laclan Allcox. Not Pictured: Justin Thompson and Mizraim Laureano

December 2014

Santa Serves Lunch!

Annual Holiday Program

Abney Elementary recently held their annual Holiday Program.  Pictured are several of the groups along with pictures of the many guests who attended.

Pictured are various groups of students from Abney Elementary pictured with Chief Randy Smith and some of his officers and staff at the Slidell Police Headquarters.  The students, which included members of the school's dance team, chorus, honor band and jump rope team, presented a holiday program to the Slidell Police Department.

Gold Fish Club Visits Pre-K Students

Pictured are The Abney Elementary Gold Fish Club visiting Abney Elementary Early Childhood Pre-K students to read, and distribute books to the Spartan Sprouts.


Love of Leash Visits Animal Lovers' Club

Love of Leash recently visited the monthly Abney Elementary Animal Lovers' Club meeting.  Love on the Leash brought 7 dogs to the event and all the club members thoroughly enjoyed petting and interacting with the dogs.

November 2014

Annual Food Drive

Abney Elementary and Abney Early Childhood recently held the annual food Drive.  This year the goal was 2,000 non- perishable items. The school collected over 2,400 items.  This was well over one ton of food for the needed families of Slidell.  The drive was co-sponsored by the Gold Fish Club and the Scout Pack 42. Pictured are students and staff from both clubs loaded the food in the food bank truck.


Celebrating Veterans Day


October 2014

Abney Elementary Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Black & Gold Day

Abney Celebrates 50 Years



Parish Fair Booth

Pictured is the Abney Elementary booth for the upcoming St Tammany Parish Fair.  The theme was Celebrating 50 years of educating the students of South Slidell.

Cub Scouts Landscape Freeman Park

Abney Elementary Cub Scout Pack 42 working on a special project of landscaping Freeman Park.

September 2014

Slidell Memorial Donates School Supplies

Slidell Memorial Hospital recently held a school supply drive with it employees.  Shown in the picture is Mr. Mike Alford, Principal of the Abney Elementary Learning Community receiving a portion of the donated school supplies from Mrs. Christi Chagnard, Unit Assistant at Slidell Memorial Hospital.”

Current and Past Principals

Abney Elementary is currently celebrating its 50th year of educating the students of south Slidell.  Pictured are three of the principals who served Abney Elementary. Left to right: former principal, Miss E. Ruth Dubuisson, current principal, Mr. Robert Alford and former principal, Mrs. Jane Freeman

Scouts Act as Greeters at Patriot Day Event

The Abney Elementary scouts were greeters and ushers at the City of Slidell's Patriot Day Ceremony at the Slidell Auditorium. The boys handed out programs for the ceremony and greeted the first responders and their guests as they arrived. The boys got to meet lots of first responders, including the Fire Chief and the Chief of Police


August 2014

Abney & Community Leaders Complete Ice Bucket Challenge

Abney elementary recently completed the ALS Bucket Challenge with several local community leaders participating. In the first photo below is Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Abney Elementary School.  Chief Smith along with other community leaders helped the school raise over $1,000 for the ALS foundation.

2014 Broadcast Team

The Abney Elementary Broadcast Team for 2014 are announced. From left to right: Ronald Luebbe, Natalie Elder, Sian Gant, Maddie O'Lear (CHAMPO Girl), Jordan Conner and Jacory Clofer

An Original Abney Elementary Teacher Visits

2014 marks Abney Elementary' s 50th of educating the students of south Slidell. 
Pictured with Mr. Mike Alford, current principal of Abney Elementary, is Ms. Jo Ann Gomez. 
Ms. Gomez was one of the original teachers at Abney who started the first day the
school opened in September of 1964.

Family Fun Night

Abney Family Fun Night was held recently at Abney Elementary School.  Several hundred
families attended this event and were treat to all types of fun activities,  The school also showcased several of its clubs and organizations.  Both the school's PTA and Scout Troop sponsored the event.


2014-2015 Abney Elementary
Nutrition Advisory Council

2014-2015 Abney Elementary Nutrition Advisory Council pictured left to right
are 4th graders: Esmeralda Reyes, Savannah Weixel, and Morgan Price.

Abney Heroes

Pictured are two Abney Heroes.  Students are awarding the "Hero Recognition" by being recognized by an Abney faculty or staff member for doing an extraordinary good deed for another student or staff member. Pictured are Abney Elementary Heroes, Sian Gant and Daria Jones.

First Day of Pre-K

Pictured is the principal, Mr. Alford, visiting several Pre k students during their day of school 


June 2014


Logo Made of Mardi Gras Beads
Presented to School Board


Students at Abney Elementary created a St. Tammany Parish Public School System Logo out of Mardi Gras beads the last two weeks of school, and Superintendent W. L. "Trey" Folse, III unveiled it to the School Board at the group's June 12 meeting in Covington. Principal Mike Alford explained how his art teacher Irit Sirkes and students created the artwork after Superintendent Folse had admired one of their Mardi Gras bead pieces of art during a visit to the school in May.


Pictured above, Supervisor Mike Cosse, left, and Assistant Superintendent Pete Jabbia hold up the framed artwork while Superintendent Folse looks on at right.


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