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May, 2013

 

Athletic Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to the following students who were honored at Fontainebleau Jr. High’s Spring Athletic Awards ceremony held on Friday, May 3 rd.

Boys Volleyball:  Chase LeMaire, Defensive MVP; Matthew Ragas, Offensive MVP;, and Christopher Campbell, Leadership Award.

Girls Softball:  Gabrielle Albi, MVP

Girls Track:  Maddie Cerise, Track & Field MVP; Alivia Johnson, Track MVP; and Chandler Patterson, Field MVP

Boys Track:  Jordan Burke, Track MVP; Jacob Ragas, Track & Field MVP; and Alex Brossette, Field MVP

Boys Baseball:  Brandon Akkawi, Offensive MVP and Jeffrey Poulliard, Defensive MVP.

 

 

Youth Art Contest

Congratulations to Fontainebleau Jr. High students who were winners in the Youth Art Contest that was part of Spring for Art in Downtown Covington in April. The student art was displayed at Covington Massage and Wellness owned by Marie Humphries and Kelly McGee. Pictured are Kelly McGee, Grace Yuan (2 nd place), Reese Chafin (1 st place), Savannah Hathaway (3 rd place), Marie Humphries, and art teacher Adair Watkins.


April, 2013

 

School Board Honors
District Student of the Year

Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III congratulates Chase LeMaire of Fontainebleau
Junior High, who was recently named as the 2013 District Student of the Year in the Middle School/Junior High Division. He was honored at a special recognition reception held at the Brooks Educational Complex in Slidell on April 11, 2013.

He and his family also attended the Louisiana State Department of Education reception April 16 in Baton Rouge where he was honored as a Regional finalist in the Middle School/Junior High division. Congratulating him on his achievement are, from left to right, Principal Timothy Schneider, BESE Board Member Walter Lee, Chase, and Superintendent Folse.


 

 

Large Family Gathering

Eighth grade students in Mrs. Watkins’ Art II class at Fontainebleau Jr. High used proportional enlargement to create a large version of Harriet Blum’s hand-tinted “Family Gathering.” Each student received a rectangle that was 1/16 of the total picture and used diagonal lines to grid and enlarge their segment. Then they used acrylic paint (just the primary colors, black, and white) to match the colors and the values. Harriet Blum is a well-renowned photographer from St. Tammany Parish and graciously gave permission for the students to use her photograph. This piece will be on display at Covington Massage and Wellness for the Spring for Art on Saturday, April 20th, in downtown Covington. Pictured with the painting are (front row) Cali Navarro, Meghan Mistric, Regan Pratt, Hailey Campo, and Kristen Boese; (middle row) Lily Cosentino, Caleigh Plauche’, Madison Brown, and Gillian Smith; (back row) Joe Richarson, Cameron Guzzardo, Maddi Cerise, Elizabeth Carrone, and Mrs. Adair Watkins.

 


March, 2013

 

 

Student’s Artwork Takes
Honors at Local and State Levels

Elizabeth Carrone, an eighth grade student at Fontainebleau Junior High School, recently won first place in the Louisiana School Board Association’s 2013 Artwork Contest for fifth through eighth grades. She was introduced to the School Board at its March 14 meeting by Fine Arts Supervisor Margaret Sharpe, along with her Art Teacher Ms. Adair Watkins.

Pictured from left to right are Mrs. Margaret Sharpe, Supervisor of
Fine Arts with the St. Tammany Parish Public School System;
Elizabeth Carrone; and Art Teacher Adair Watkins


Earlier this year, she had won first place in the juried art contest Salad Days art show in Slidell, Mrs. Sharpe said. Her artwork entitled “Streetcar Dream,” showing a New Orleans streetcar rolling along St. Charles Avenue, was selected as the cover art for this year’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report published by the St. Tammany Parish Public School System.

“We were so impressed with ‘Streetcar Dream’ that we sent it to the Louisiana School Board Association for their art contest, and it was chosen as one of the artworks which will hang on the walls of the Association’s offices in Baton Rouge for a year,” Mrs. Sharpe told the Board. Miss Carrone received a plaque from the Association for the honor, and it was presented to her at the School Board meeting.

 


February, 2013

 

 

Fall Athletic Awards

Congratulations to the following Fontainebleau Jr. High students who received awards at the fall athletic awards ceremony held on February 19 th.  All students are pictured left to right.

Volleyball:  Emily Campbell, MVP Offense; Alexis Herty, MVP Defense; and Margaret Foster, Overall MVP.

Girls Soccer:  Dani DeLeo, Defensive MVP; Bailey Tadlock, Overall MVP; and Maddy Casabat, Offensive MVP.

Boys Basketball:  Scotty Crosby, 7 th grade MVP; Brandon Barreiro, Overall MVP; and Gavin Dietrich, Most Improved

Boys Soccer:  Nick Miller, Most Improved; Devin Pathoumthong, Offensive MVP; Joe Yosanovich, Overall MVP; and Joe Richardson, Defensive MVP

Girls Basketball:  Bailey Tadlock, Captain’s Award; Angelle Darby, 7 th grade MVP. Missing from picture:  Bailey Scott, Defensive MVP)

Football:  Austin Cates, Defensive MVP; Brandon Barreiro, Overall MVP; Brandon Akkawi, Offensive MVP; and Blake Marshall, 7 th grade MVP.

 

Student of the Year
Nominees

Congratulations to the following 8th grade students who were nominated for Student of the Year at Fontainebleau Jr. High.  After being selected by their teachers based on their GPA, I-Leap scores, and involvement in the school,  students had to complete an application listing all the activities they were involved in and their leadership qualifications.  Along with that, they were required to write a one page autobiography with particular emphasis on something that has influenced their lives.  After completing the application process, a committee of teachers and administrators narrowed the nominees down to the top 13, who then interviewed with the committee.  Chase LeMaire was then chosen to represent FJH as its 2012-13 Student of the Year.  Chase’s portfolio was forwarded to the district level of competition wherein he was chosen as the St. Tammany Parish Student of the Year.  He further competes at the regional level in March.  Congratulations to him and all the nominees at FJH.  Pictured left to right are (1st row):  Connor White, Brenae Bergeron, Madison Skylar Brown, Madison Casabat, Alexander Tabor, Sierra Bailey, Zaidmara Diaz, and Jessica Travis; (2nd row):  Kristen Boese, Evan Baudouin, Riley Donahue, Abby Larzelere, Bailey Scott, Chase LeMaire, Allie Lawrence, Elise Hernandez, Bernadette Saizan, and Kelen McWhorter; (Standing):  Reagan Sellers, Alivia Johnson, Dalton Bridges, Timothy Billiot, Nicholas Harris, Michael Sheppard, Camille Wetekamm, Emily Eberts, Sarah Giustianino, Caroline Kirk, Savannah White, Mallory Lacombe, Kaycee Nguyen, Emily Hynes, Madison Sinclair Brown, Youngone Kim, and Caroline Randazzo.

 

 

Science Fair

Congratulations to the following students who placed at the Fontainebleau Jr. High Science Fair held on January 31st.  All first place winners will move on to regional competition at Southeastern Louisiana on March 15 th.

3rd place winners:  Front row:  Luke Pocorello, Hailey Campo, Regan Pratt, Dane Bachman, and Madison Pounds;  Back row:  Ben Matthews, Eric Strain, Morgan Growden, and Ruby Kelsey

2nd place winners:  Front row:  Dalton Tackett, Regan Sellers, Amanda Sutton, Olivia Wetekamm, and Michael Sheppard.  2 nd row:  Alivia Johnson, Grace Yuan, Savannah Castleberry, Michael Folse, Sandra Spurlock, Hannah Rice, and Madison Castleberry.  Back row:  Brennan Forrest and Justin Mastio

1st place winners:  Seated:  Will Fitterer, Ryan Rieffel, Jonathan Coe, Caitlin Weid, and Kristen Boese.  Back row:  Jennifer Bahle, Youngone Kim, Alex Alexander, Dallas South, Jackson Nieto, and Andrew Spinks.  Missing from picture:  Muhammed Yousif.

 


 

January, 2013

 

First Place at Art Show

Elizabeth Carrone, an 8 th grader at Fontainebleau Jr. High, won first place in her category at the juried Salad Days Art Show in Slidell.  Carrone is a student in Mrs. Adair Watkins’ Art II class.

 

District Honor Jazz Band

Congratulations to the following Fontainebleau Jr. High students who were chosen as members of the District Honor Jazz Band.  Pictured left to right on the first row are William Fitterer, Connor White and Jackson Knapper.  On the back row are  Joseph Cangelosi, Zachary Chauhan, Matthew Braselman, Lauren Fogg and Andre’ Migliore.  The students performed a Concert in the Fontainebleau High School Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 19 th.

 

District Honor Band

Congratulations to the following Fontainebleau Jr. High students who were chosen as members of the District Honor Band.  Pictured left to right on the first row are Rebekah Russell, Marley Bogran, Nicole Naquin, Connor White, and Emmett Racine.  On the back row are  Meghan Lackner, Lauren Fogg, Evan Baudouin, Andre’ Migliore, Matthew Braselman, and Zachary Chauhan.  The students performed a Concert in the Southeastern La. University Music building auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 26 th.

 

 

Cover Art Chosen

Artwork from Fontainebleau Jr. high was chosen for the St. Tammany Parish School Board Comprehensive Financial Report.  The cover art was created by Elizabeth Carrone, 8 th grade. Also chosen was work from Cali Navarro and Cameron Guzzardo. All are students in Mrs. Adair Watkins’ Art II class.

 

Students of the Month

Congratulations to 8 th graders, Timmy Billiot and Bernadette Saizan, for being selected as Fontainebleau Jr. High’s Students of the Month for December.  Both students are in honors classes and members of the National Junior Honor Society.  Timmy is also a member of the FJH band and jazz band.  Bernadette participates in the Builders, CANES, High Impact, and Yearbook clubs and dances with the Windjammers.  Outside of school, Timmy loves to bowl and takes drum lessons while Bernadette plays soccer.

 


November, 2012

 

Heroes of the Month

Congratulations to Fontainebleau Jr. High 8 th graders, Riley Donahue and Dalton Bridges, for being named November Heroes of the Month.  Both students maintain a 4.0 GPA in honors classes and are members of the National Junior Honor Society.  Donahue is also a member of the broadcast team while Bridges is President of the 4-H and Future Farmers of America clubs.

 

 

Windjammers Perform

On November 2nd, the Fontainebleau Jr. High Windjammers had the opportunity to perform prior to tip off at the Hornets game.  Pictured with the Honeybees are front row: Emily Mouton, Caitlyn Fradella, Savannah Castleberry, Emily Cooper, Alexis Drobner, Caitlin Cole, and Megan Cripple;  Back row: Julia Frank, Jessica Bourgeois, Peyton Walle, Camille Wetekamm, Bernadette Saizan, Mandie Ellis, Mallory LaCombe, and Jamie Wetekamm.  Windjammer moderators are Jamie Mouton and Leslie Beyer.

 

PTA Reflections Winners

 

Congratulations to the following Fontainebleau Jr. High students whose entries in the PTA Reflections contest were chosen at the school level and will now be forwarded to the district level for competition.  This year’s theme was “The Magic of a Moment.”  All students are pictured L-R:

Dance Choreography:  Savannah Castleberry and Reagan Kuhn

Film Production:  Riley Donahue

Literature:  Sierra Bailey, Kayla Bennett, Dalton Bridges, Ryan Davies, Dalton Fury, Emily Hynes, Devin Poissenot, Sarah Rolinski, Albert Sinopoli, and Isabelle Townsend

Music Composition:  Alexander Bollinger

Photography:  Sydney Cristan, Emily Eberts, Mandie Ellis, Michael Folse, Lindsey Moore, Tristan Perez, Jack Shea, Haylee Sproles, Isabelle Townsend, and Jamie Wetekamm

Visual Arts:  Hailey Cole, Grace Dufrene, Lucas Hebert, Maria Joseph, Meghan Mistric, Nicole Naquin, Caleigh Plauche, Jaron Skow, Conner White, and Grace Yuan.

 

 

 

Three Rivers Art Fest Winners

Congratulations to the following Fontainebleau Jr. High 8th grade students who won in their division at the Three Rivers Art Festival held in Covington the weekend of November 10-11th.  Pictured left to right are Lily Cosentino, honorable mention; Elizabeth Carrone, honorable mention; Cali Navarro, 1st place 3D work; Maddi Cerise, second place.  All students are in Mrs. Adair Watkins’ art classes at FJH. 

 

Veterans Day Program Held



Hundreds of visitors and students attended the annual Veterans Day Program held at Fontainebleau Junior High Wednesday, November 7. The program included patriotic songs by the choir, music by the band, and the presentation of the colors by the Junior ROTC. Principal Dr. Tim Schneider introduced each active or retired member of the military in the audience, and they were honored by applause. Students presented historical information on Veterans Day and the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

 

Heroes of the Month

Fontainebleau Jr. High October Heroes of the Month are 8th graders, Sierra Bailey and Connor White.  Both are honor students maintaining a 4.0 GPA and are members of the National Junior Honor Society.  Sierra also sings in the chorus and is a part of the Talented Theater program at FJH.  In her spare time, she likes to draw, write, act and sing at church.  Connor plays trumpet in the FJH Band and also likes to draw and act in his spare time.

 

Put a Cap on Drugs

Fontainebleau Jr. High students, Brittany Kuhn, Skyler Blake, Alexis Rome, and Lexie Weber, are pictured participating in “Put a Cap on Drugs” day as part of Red Ribbon Week activities that were held at the school at the end of October.

 


October, 2012

 

Wild Things Art Winners

Congratulations to Fontainebleau Jr. High students, Maddi Cerise and Kristen Boese, winners in the Wild Things Art Contest at Big Branch Marsh in October.

Cerise won second place in her age category and Boese won an honorable mention.  Pictured are Ms. Rachel Shank, Maddi Cerise, Kristen Boese, and Mrs. Adair Watkins.  The contest was sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

Forestry Career Wins

 

Congratulations to the Fontainebleau Jr. High FFA Forestry Teams for placing 2nd in the Regional FFA Forestry Career Development Event held at the LSU AgCenter Idlewild Research Station in Clinton, LA this month. 

Seventh grade students participating were Brandon Talazac, Joe Yosanavich, Savannah Core, and Casner Jablonski. 

Eighth grade students were Dalton Bridges, Emily Long, Jack Jablonski, and Shawn England. 

 

 


September, 2012

 

Students of the Month

Congratulations to 8 th graders, Brandon Barreiro and Bailey Scott, for being chosen as Fontainebleau Jr. High’s September Students of the Month.  Both students maintain the “A” honor roll while participating in various activities at school.  Brandon is in the Canes Crew and plays football, basketball, baseball and volleyball for the Hurricanes.  Bailey participates in the Canes Crew, Builders Club, National Junior Honor Society, French Club, and High Impact as well as playing volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, and running track for the Canes.  Outside of school activities, both students enjoy playing sports and hanging out with friends.

 

 

 

August Heroes
of the Month

Congratulations to Zaidmara Diaz and Chase LeMarie, Fontainebleau Jr. High 8 th graders, who were chosen as the August Heroes of the Month.  Both maintain a 4.0 GPA while participating in the National Junior Honor Society, French, and Canes Crew Clubs.  Zaidmara is also a member of the Builders, Publishing, High Impact, and 4-H Clubs while Chase is a member of the Canes Football and Volleyball teams and is part of the daily broadcast team.  Outside of school, Chase plays tennis at the national level.

 

Patriot Day

In honor of Patriot Day, September 11th, First Responders from Mandeville Stations 41 and 43 were invited to have lunch with Fontainebleau Jr. High students.  They  feasted on a delicious lunch of fried catfish and sweet or baked potatoes with salad prepared by the FJH cafeteria staff; decorated cookies in the shapes of fire hydrants, fire trucks, and firemen’s hats were supplied by the PTA.  Pictured left to right are (sitting) Martin Latino, Chief of Training and Safety; Firefighter Albert Nickles, Jr.; Fire Equipment Operator Matthew LeGros; Captain Rodney Waltrip; and Firefighter David Becerril.  Standing are students Savannah White, Elizabeth Carrone, Haylee Sproles, Bailey Scott, Kali King, Allie Lawrence, and Victoria Hunt.

 

Volleyball Victory

Congratulations to the Fontainebleau Jr. High Lady Canes Volleyball team for finishing first in the St. Scholastica tournament held on September 7th and 8th.  Team members pictured are sitting from left to right Brenae Bergeron, Emily Campbell, and Julia St. Pierre. Standing are Coach Deborah Booker-Doyle, Alexis Herty, Margaret Foster, Nikki Lewis, Victoria Girau, Madeline Clouatre, Mary Bergeron, Nicole Naquin, and Coach Scott Cammack.


 

 
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