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April 2015

Students Win at Regional & State Social Studies Fair

Bayou Lacombe Middle School had three students qualify for the Social Studies Regional Fair. Tyler Doucette, Brianna Kieper, and Alonna McGrew attended the Regional Social Studies Fair at Southeastern Louisiana University on February 11th.  Each student placed.  Alone Mc Grew won 1st place, Tyler Doucette won 2nd place, and Brianna Kieper won 2nd place in Louisiana History. They went on to compete at State on April 29th in Lake Charles where Brianna won 3rd place in the “Individual Division I Louisiana History” category. Her project topic was Salt Domes in Louisiana. 


March 2015

March Students of the Month

Support Employee Luncheon

PTA Reflections Contest Winner

District PTA awards were given at the Reflections banquet held in March.  Brianna Kieper won an award for excellence for her safety poster on stranger danger, a merit award for photography, and an excellence award for visual arts.

February 2015

February Students of the Month

January 2015

PTA Honor Roll Giveaway

Bayou Lacombe Middle School’s second grading period Honor Roll students enjoyed breakfast with their families on January 21st .  That afternoon, students had their names in a drawing for an electronic notebook.  PTA sponsors the Honor Roll give-a-way each grading period by purchasing an electronic prize.  This grading period’s lucky winner was Julian Robinson.

Social Studies Winners

Bayou Lacombe Middle School held its annual Social Studies Fair on January 9, 2015. There were many outstanding projects submitted by 4th, 5th, and 6th graders with community members as judges.  The winners of the social Studies Fair for first place are (front row) Jaycedi Wust, Hunter Bryant, Maddison Pearson, Ava Lamance, Austin Waguespack; second place (Second row) Kyle Piazza, Ava Losch, Brianna Kieper, Jathan DeSoto; third place (Back row) Alonna McGrew, Madison Gutierrez; honorable mention Ralph Landes, and Tyler Doucette.

January Students of the Month

Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teachers as “Student of the Month”.  Students receive a certificate, a Student of the Month button, an armband, pencil, candy bar, and a special luncheon with Mr. Woods, the Principal. The January Students of the Month are Keeley Rouquette, Maya Musgrove, Christopher Collins, Ava Losch, Alonna McGrew, Abbygail Casnave, Alania Roberts, and Brennan Edwards.


Honor Roll: 4th Grade

Front Row: Antoine LaBoistre, Brianna Kieper, Jerilyn Savoy, Dominik Reimonenq, Sophia Dickens, Rhett Rosiere, Joshua Kern, Kayla Session, Alania Robertson, Matthew Newton, and Micah Cookman.
Back Row: Colton Mayo, Corey Kustenmacher, Kamrie Sylve, Ava Lamance, Maria Joseph, Aeryal Rainey, Dakota Moore, Martina Stubbs, Jamie Rohrbacker, Beau Brown, Jathan DeSoto, and Harrison Martin (not pictured Chase Piazza).

Honor Roll 5th & 6th Grade

Front Row: Imia Laurent, Jaycedi Wust, Caley Wilson, Kiethan Ducre, Anthony James, Brennan Edwards, and Madison Gilmore. Second Row: Celestia Langevin, Sheridan Wyatt, Genevieve Accordo, Sydney Sconza, Elena Cook, Shelby Cazenave, and Maya Musgrove. Third Row: Walter Davis, Zaria Anders, Brett Piazza, Julian Robinson, Rhiannon Legaux, Ava Losch, and Emily Marse. Back Row: Mekhi Batiste, Ty Batiste, Dave Brown, Ra’Kelle Deflanders, Anastacia Casnave, Kelsey Walters,  and Alana Dumas.

Family Math/Technology Night

Family Math/Technology Night was held on January 15, 2015. Students and family members participated in math learning activities. Guests were able to travel to different classrooms to take part in activities such as Roll Them and Round Them, Math Menu, and Smartie Fractions.  After practicing numerous math skills, the students and their families were invited to the cafeteria for pizza, chips, cookies, and punch.  Everyone enjoyed their night!

Front desk: Blake Cousin, Chenelle Newton- back row- Mitchell Clark, Tony Colbert, and teacher, Chermaine Casnave.

Micah Cookman, Brian Cookman, Austin Waguespack, Christopher Waguespack, and Desiree Waguespack.


BLMS Awarded for 100% Participation in United Way Campaign

Henrietta Jacobs, Bayou Lacombe Middle’s Coordinator for the United Way fundraising campaign, is pictured with Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III at the January Board Meeting after receiving the Superintendent’s Special Recognition Award for 100% participation in the United Way fundraiser for Bayou Lacombe Middle at the January School Board Meeting.


December 2014

December Students of the Month

Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teachers as “Student of the Month”.  Students receive a certificate, a Student of the Month button, an armband, pencil, candy bar, and a special luncheon with Mr. Woods, the Principal. The December Students of the Month are (left to right) Harrison Martin, Ethan Silve, Katieana Fleming, Madison Gutierrez, Ralph Landes, Ernesher Casnave, Corey Kustenmacher, Walter Davis, and Joseph Fontenette.

Student of the Year Chosen

Each year schools across Louisiana choose a student to represent them as “Student of the Year”.  This year’s Student of the Year chosen to represent Bayou Lacombe Middle School is fifth grader, Zaria Anders.  She was chosen to represent BLMS for her outstanding academic performance, leadership, and communication skills.  Zaria enjoys participating in the BLMS Garden and in the BLMS’ Annual Farmer’s Market.

Christmas Around the World Celebrated

Students at Bayou Lacombe Middle School took part in an around-the-world tour of Christmas holiday traditions on December 19th, visiting different classrooms for educational presentations on a number of countries. The “Christmas Around the World Celebration” gave students the opportunity to travel from one “country” to another to learn about the culture, traditions, food and music related to Christmas season activities. Before the special project began, students each made their own “passport” which was stamped as they entered a different country, and provided them a place to take notes about the experience. Teachers, some of whom were dressed in traditional costumes, also taught the students how to say “Merry Christmas” in each country’s native language.

Pictured left to right above are Jaycedi Wust, Caley Wilson, Mrs. Melissa Murry, Keithan Ducre, Austin Sehlinger, and Christian Doussan.

Teachers pictured front row: Michelle Day, Rebekah Ellis, Robin Pratt, Litonyah Skillman, Melissa Murry, Emily Riche (middle row) Jerri Lowe, Chermaine Casnave, Elizabeth Nations, CaTina Walker (back row) Kayla Jones.

Student Dayshawn Cooper shows off his passport.

Reading for Reward

The Accelerated Reading Program is in full swing at Bayou Lacombe Middle School. Students read books, take a short computerized test, and accumulate points toward their personal goals.  Students also get to accumulate AR (Accelerated Reader) Cash.  Monthly, the PTA sets up and works the AR Store for students to spend their AR Cash. Each month, there is a special item to raffle.  Students put as much of their AR Cash into the raffle as they wish.  This month, Dakota Moore was the winner of the Gingerbread House Raffle.

Science Fair Winners

Bayou Lacombe Middle School held its annual Science Fair on Friday, December 6, 2014.  The fifth and sixth graders’ projects were judged, and the winners were presented with ribbons. (Front row) First Place: Anastacia Casnave, Alexah Hamilton, and Jaycedi Wust; (second row) Second Place: Ava Losch, Keithan Ducre, and Caley Wilson (second row continued) Third Place: Hunter Bryant and Audrina Johnson (top row) Honorable Mention: Rebekah Swenson and Kyle Piazza.

BLMS Receives a "Top Gains" Rating

Bayou Lacombe Middle PTA recently celebrated the school’s “Top Gains” rating by providing all students and staff with cupcakes and punch. Bayou Lacombe contributed to the district’s excellent overall “A” rating by improving 19.6 school performance points from the previous year to become a “B” school and experiencing the largest single year growth in the parish. (PTA President, Michelle Kieper, Dylan Newton, and Robbie Ann Ruschmeier)

BLMS Student Serves as Principal for a Day

Sixth grader, Madison Pearson, was named “Principal for a Day” for selling the most candy in a fundraiser to benefit Positive Behavior Support at Bayou Lacombe Middle School.  Madison conducted Learning Walks, appeared on broadcast, made announcements, held a drawing for a Saints Jersey, and gave out Cardinal Cash for positive behavior.  She was an excellent principal and role model.  Madison wants to become a teacher. (Madison Pearson and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Kimberly Coody) (Madison Pearson, Jersey Winner- Ava Losch, Mrs. Kimberly Coody, Assistant Principal).

Annual Food Drive Held at BLMS

The Bayou Lacombe Middle School Principal’s Leadership Council is comprised of representatives from each homeroom which serves as an advisory council to the Principal and assists in organizing the school/community events.  The Councils sponsored a food drive during the first weeks of November.  This year they exceeded the previous year’s donations for the second consecutive year by gathering 2,000 items. All items are donated to the Samaritan Center in Mandeville, which also serves the Lacombe area. Pictured are (left to right: Devyn Hilton, Jamie Rohrbacker, Patience Cox, Jathan Desoto, Colby Ziegler, Jaycedi Wust, Jason Landor, Dayshawn Cooper, Jaylyn Clarke, Volunteer Bob Pudella and Wayne Naquin, Justin Stokes, Kimberly Gleber, Damionotae Price, Alania Roberts, Keithan Ducre, Ava Losch, Blake Cousin, and Caleb Stokes.             



November 2014

Students Hold 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.

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, pickled okra, bean and pepper mix, chef’s blend pesto, fresh herbs, bird houses hand painted and made by students, organic cookies, and herbal breads, teas and soaps.

November Students of the Month

Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teachers as “Student of the Month”.  Students receive a certificate, a Student of the Month button, an armband, pencil, candy bar, and a special luncheon with Mr. Woods, the Principal. The November Students of the Month are (front) Celestia Langevin, Martina Stubbs, Kamrie Sylve, Skylar Hill, Jason Buras, (back) Elena Cook, Jaron Savoy, Caley Wilson, Rhiannon Legaux, and Rhett Rosiere.

Generous Support of Positive Behavior for BLMS Students

Mr. John Dussouy visited Bayou Lacombe Middle School in October and made a generous donation of tickets to twelve Pelicans home games. Bayou Lacombe Middle uses the tickets as a positive reward.  Students’ who have not had a referral get to participate in a drawing for two tickets to the next Pelicans home game.  The student and his/her adult attend the Pelicans game, courtesy of John and Georgie Dussouy. The first winner of the drawing was sixth grader, Dylan Newton. (Pictured Mr. John Dussouy and Dylan Newton)

Leadership Northshore Visits Bayou Lacombe Middle

Leadership Northshore is an innovative program which assists in preparing emerging community leaders for leadership positions in local government, business, and community affairs.  Part of their program involves community visits. On November 12, 2014, Leadership Northshore toured Bayou Lacombe Middle School and had lunch in the cafeteria.  (Pictured left to right: Brad Rummel, Keri Gutierrez Taquita Liban, Karen Carroll, Jospeh Montelepre, and Patrick Woods, Principal)

Veterans Honored at BLMS

Bayou Lacombe Middle School honored Veterans from all branches of service on the afternoon of September 11, 2014.  The program began with a welcome from fourth grader, Sophia Dickens followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Joshua Kerns and Kayla Sessions. The whole school sang the “National Anthem” and “Grateful Nation”. Musical entertainment followed with “America” played by the school band,  “Taps” and Reveille” played by the Orff students, “America of Thee I Sing” performed by the choir, and a military drill executed by sixth grade.   The keynote speaker, State Representative and Veteran, John Schroder spoke to the audience about honor, courage, and commitment possessed by our Veterans and needed by all. VFW Post #8290 and their Auxiliary presented certificates and gift cards to the students who won the Veteran’s Day essay contest. 

Front Row: Essay winners, 4th grade 1st place - Landen Fonseca, 2nd place Beau Brown, 3rd place Reece Schneider; 5th grade 1st place Mason Batiste, 2nd place Ra’Kelle Deflanders, 3rd place Yaileen Castro; 6th grade 1st place Keithan Ducre, 2nd place Jolie Gosier, 3rd Caley Wilson.
Back Row: Commander Mickey Carroll, Andy Guidera, State Representative John Schroder, Cultus Pearson (WWII), and Jason Kahl.


Black & Gold Day

Black & Gold Day is a big deal at Bayou Lacombe Middle. In order to reinforce positive behavior, students with no discipline referrals for the month have their names placed into a drawing to win a Saints jersey. The first drawing for this year was held on November 7th. The lucky winners this month were Alana Dumas and John Ochoa.

Bus Safety and Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Bayou Lacombe Middle School celebrated Bus Safety Week and Bus Driver Appreciation Week October 20th.  Bus drivers were presented a small gift each afternoon and the students made cards for their drivers.  At the end of the week, the drivers were invited to a relaxing breakfast after their morning route. (Pictured left: Laresi Grillier, Michelle Kieper (PTA President) Right: Kimberly Coody (Assistant Principal) Walter Cousin, and Ruby Pepper)

First Grading Period Honor Roll

(Bottom Row)  Celestia Langevin, Sheridan Wyatt, Audrina Johnson, Sydney Sconza, Anthony James, Dylan Newton, Keithan Ducre, Madison Gilmore, Jaycedi Wust, Caley Wilson, Genevieve Accardo, Elena Cook, Mya Musgrove, Imia Laurent; (Second Row) Dave Brown, Mekhi Batiste, Landon Bush, Ava Losch, Rhiannon Legaux, Joshua Ricks, Anastasia Casnave, Rakelle Deflanders, Zaria Anders, Alana Dumas, Michael “Brent” Piazza, Julian Robinson; (Third Row) Sophia Dickens, Austin Waguespack, Colton Mayo, Martina Stubbs, Jerilyn Savoy, Brianna Kieper, Beverly Price, Ethan Ziegeler, Dominik Reimonenq, Micah Cookman, Kamrie Sylve, Corey Kustenmacher; (Back Row) Josh Kern, Antoine LaBostrie, Jathan Desoto, Alania Roberts, Beau Brown, Aeryal Rainey, Jamie Rohrbacker, Maria Joseph.

BLMS Fundraiser Lucky Winner

Each year, Bayou Lacombe Middle School participates in a fundraiser to support the Positive Behavior Support program for students and staff.  This year’s fundraiser was with the World’s Finest Chocolate. All students had their name placed in a drawing for a ONE POUND candy bar.  Mr. Patrick Woods, Principal, presented the lucky winner of the candy bar to fourth grader, Walter Davis.


October 2014

Lucky Honor Roll Winner

Bayou Lacombe Middle School’s first grading period Honor Roll students enjoyed breakfast with their families on October 22nd and that afternoon had their name in a drawing for an electronic reader. PTA sponsors the Honor Roll Give-a-Way each grading period by drawing for an electronic prize.  This grading period’s lucky winner was a fourth grader, Brianna Kieper.


BLMS Announces its Nutritional Advisory Council

Bayou Lacombe Middle School’s NAC (Nutritional Advisory Council) Representatives met recently to plan for the year.  The students perform taste testing, help in decorating the cafeteria, supervise composting for the school’s garden, and assists with other activities that may go on during the school lunch week and holidays.  This year’s group is Kamrie Sylve, Mya Musgrove, Hannah Estain, Beverly Price, David Davis, Alex Cousin, Jaron Savoy, Arista Battenberg, Harrison Martin, Dameon Langevin, Joslynn Howard, Kristian Stubbs, Shauna Campbell, Kiethan Ducre, Sheridan Wyatt, Colton Mayo, Landen Fonseca, Remmie Guidera, and Matthew Newton (not pictured: Dayshawn Cooper).

Literacy Night at BLMS

Carl Arredondo Visits BLMS

WWL Chief Meteorologist, Carl Arredondo, visits the fourth graders at Bayou Lacombe Middle School annually to speak with them about not only the weather, but careers in Meteorology.  Mr. Arredondo recently spoke to the students who asked great questions and gave him a small gift to show their appreciation of his donated time. (photo: Carl Arredondo, front row left to right: Ethan Ziegeler, Corey Kustenmacher, Alyssa Riche, Alania Roberts, Kamrie Sylve, and Colby Ziegler  Back Row: Caden Doussan, Beau Brown, Mitchell Clark)

October Students of the Month

Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teachers as “Student of the Month”.  Students receive a certificate, a Student of the Month button, an armband, pencil, candy bar, and a special luncheon with Mr. Woods, the Principal. The October Students of the Month are Micah Cookman, Beau Brown, Anthony James, Aeryal Rainey, Sophia Dickens, Rai-lynn Jacobs, Ja’ Laina Pichon, Michael Piazza, and Imia Laurent.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.  Bayou Lacombe Middle School celebrated with daily broadcasts of videos of accomplished Hispanic Americans. The fifth grade teachers at Bayou Lacombe invited two guest speakers, Carlos Zelaya (Physics and Chemistry Professor at Delgado Community College) and Melissa Mendoza (Attorney at Law) to share information about Hispanic Heritage.



September 2014

September Students of the Month

Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teachers as “Student of the Month”.  Students receive a certificate, a Student of the Month button, an armband, pencil, candy bar, and a special luncheon with Mr. Woods, the Principal. The September Students of the Month are Antoine Labostrie, Jamie Rohrbacker, Jaycedi Wust, Beverly Price, Zaria Anders, David Davis, Marley Joseph, Christopher Fontenot, Genevieve Accardo, and Maria Joseph.

 Grandparents Day Luncheon

On September 5, 2014, students at Bayou Lacombe Middle School spent time celebrating Grandparents’ Day with special people.  Grandparents were invited to attend a special luncheon with their grandchild where spaghetti and meat sauce was served.  Each grandparent and grandchild had their picture taken and received a copy as a memento.  A brochure, “Helping your Grandchild Succeed in School”, and a special candy bar was presented to each grandparent. Pictured is grandmother, Kathy Touchard and Micah Cookman.



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