Robotics Team Honored
The robotics team from Boyet Junior High School will be heading to the FIRST Lego League (FLL) National Championships
in San Diego, CA, next May after winning many local and regional competitions. The “Gearheads” team was spotlighted
at a recent “Robotics Showcase” held prior to the March School Board meeting. From left to right on the bottom row
are Corrin Grant, Joey Hyde, Matt Busbee, and Brendan Lederer. On the middle row, from left, are Faculty Sponsor Pat Coy,
Anna Yue, Jon Yu, Claire Picou, Peter Fabre, Carter Stokes, and parent coaches and mentors Dr. Kevin Stokes and
Dr. Clark Rowley; and on the back row, are Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III, left, and Principal Christian Monson, right.
At the Robotics Showcase, the group displayed several trophies it has won in recent area competitions.
Members of the Boyet Junior High robotics team, the “Gearheads,” are pictured putting their robots through an obstacle course while School Board President Elizabeth Heintz, and Board Members Mike Dirmann and Neal Hennegan look on.
1st Black History Program Held
Hundreds of students and guests attended the Black History Program held in the gymnasium on Friday, February 21. There were many student presentations, an interpretive dance, songs by the chorus, musical selections by the band, and two special guest speakers.
To view more photos from the event, click here.
Science Fair Winners Honored
Check out the NOLA.com article and photos by clicking here.
From the January 23, 2014, Morning Advocate
Black and Gold Day
Students Attend Fair
National Literacy Month Guest Readers
Several students from Boyet Junior High School visited Cypress Cove recently to share reading
their favorite books with the younger students. It was in connection with National
Literacy Month. Principal Lisa Dial said it was wonderful
to see many of her former students return to the school and take part in the Guest
Reader program in promotion of literacy.
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Author Speaks to Students
An award-winning newspaper editor and journalist who has also written five books visited Boyet Junior High School on August 29 to tell a gathering of seventh grade students about her book entitled “A Mighty Long Way,” published in 2009, which tells the story of Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the “Little Rock Nine.”
Author Lisa Frazier Page, who lives in Slidell, helped Ms. LaNier, a resident of Colorado, now in her late sixties, write down her memories of the turbulent times when she and several other Black students tried to enroll in an all-white Little Rock high school in 1957. They were turned back and told to go home, and it took federal troops to finally get them past the front door of the school.
Ms. Page worked with Ms. LaNier for two years on the book. “She had quite a story to tell, and because she was so traumatized by the events, for thirty years she didn’t even tell her own children that she was part of the Little Rock Nine," said Ms. Page. "Those were difficult times, especially for a 14 year old girl, to endure what she endured, but she was determined to have the education that she was entitled to, and she made history doing so. “
Ms. Page spoke at Boyet this month because of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington . The program was part of a unit of classroom study topic on “We the People” which covers the Martin Luther King speech and other historic American events. Ms. Page donated two copies of her book to the Boyet Jr. High library.
From left to right, Nicole Burkes, Lisa Frazier Page, Vicci Fairchild, and Lisa Semere.
New Principal Appointed
The new principal for Boyet Junior High School is Christian Monson. Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III announced the appointment at the July 18 School Board meeting. Monson was serving as Assistant Principal at Salmen High School, having more than 12 years of experience as a teacher and coach with the School System.