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   Madisonville Junior High School 2011-2012



May, 2012


Band Concert

Madisonville Junior band students performing an original piece written by their band director, Dominick Messina, at their recent band concert.


Spring Spruce Up

Several of Madisonville Jr. High's "Eagle Dads" and their children pitched in to spruce up the school by painting the junior high wing.

Pictured left to right are Principal Dwayne Kern, Bobby Latiolais, Mike Bryan, Michaela Bryan, Bucky Jakins, Jacob Latiolais, and Bo Jakins. Not pictured is seventh grade teacher Glen Walden.



Show Choir Showstopper

Some of Folsom Elementary's 4th and 5 th grade students participated with the Madisonville Jr. High’s Show Choir's recent performance. They were “expressing” themselves in their own special way!!! The choir performed for 4th and 5th graders at Folsom Elementary. 

They talked and sang about self-esteem, bullying and being proud of who you are! 


Recycled Fashions

Belinda Breaux’s Consumer Science classes showed off the latest trend in fashion apparel during the annual “Recycled Fashion Show” at Madisonville Jr. High. The students designed, assembled, and modeled their original creations made entirely of recycled materials.

Left to right: Rachel Fanning, Tyler Kinnan, Elise Reilly

Rachael Meir and Bailey Madere

Teachers Kelsey Fayard, Belinda Breaux, and Susan Wright

Being Proud Concert

The Madisonville Jr. High Chorus went to several schools with an great performance.  The theme was basically anti-bullying with an emphasis on being proud of yourself.

The Fourth Grade Audience presentation

Shown is the performance at Lancaster Elementary on Friday.  Choir director is Becky McLain.



Amplify Youth

Amplify Youth, a group of high school students from various schools in St. Tammany Parish, performed for the students at Madisonville Jr. High. The group’s intent is to educate the students to the harmful effects of drugs and the importance of staying drug free.

Former MJH students Marshall Grier and PJ McDaniel are pictured with sixth grade teacher Susan Wright

Amplify Youth is one of Amplify Resources most visible and active programs. Over 175 local high school students make up this group of young leaders who all sign contracts promising to be drug-free and also committing to helping their peers be drug-free as well. Amplify Youth write, choreograph, and perform a dynamic 45 minute performance which consists of songs, dances, skits, and personal stories. The performance is presented to junior high and high school audiences at school assemblies throughout the area. Amplify Resources holds several summer leadership camps. For more information, Visit their website:


April, 2012


Songs for Seniors

Madisonville Jr. High’s Choir 1 students put on their 50’s clothes and headed to The Windsor Assisted Living Center on April 19 to sing songs from the 50’s and 60’s for the residents.
The performance included a medley of Elvis hits, Rockin Robin, Que Sera Sera, You Are My Sunshine, My Girl, Stop in the Name of Love (with solo by Hannah Baham), Why Do Fools Fall in Love, At the Hop, Yakety Yak, Splish Splash, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree and Build Me Up Buttercup. The residents clapped, tapped their feet, and sang along with the choir. The students took time after the performance to talk with the residents and left excited about the new friends they had made.

(Left to Right) 1st Row – Ryan Robinson, Shantell Pollard, Brooklyn Miller, Shaneka Taylor, Nick Savoie; 2nd Row – Emelie Lasseigne, Natalie Covington, Grace Murphy, Maddie Bones, Hannah Baham, Olivia Ourso, Makayla Spicer and Sarah Foster; 3rd Row – Nina Lewis, Samantha Langlois, Brooke Jakins, Abigail Hymel, Lena White, Maddie Fitzsimons, Rea Stapler and Lauren Cook.

Girls sporting their 50’s attire, left to right, are Nina Lewis, Samantha Langlois, Maddie Fitzsimons, Natalie Covington, Hannah Baham and Olivia Ourso.


March Golden Students

Madisonville Jr. High honored their "Golden Students of the Month" with a reception and pizza party for the students and their parents.

Amanda, John, and Joe Hajjar

Gee, Melissa, and Scott Desmond

Savannah Touchet, Brittany, Rebecca, and Walter Jenkins

Danielle and Amy Barnes

Sam, Pam, and Shane Gaeta


National Trumpeter

Audrey Hotard, an eighth grade student at Madisonville Jr. High, was one of 16 semi-finalists who competed in the National Trumpet Competition, Junior Solo Division. The competition was held in March at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

Audrey has played trumpet for four years. She has been in MJH's District Honor Band for three years & District Jazz Honor Band this year.

March, 2012


Pro Golfer Visit

Former LSU and current pro golfer Christopher Cappo spoke with students at Madisonville Junior High School about the core values of golf life: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtsey, and judgment.

“Rachel’s Challenge”

Madisonville Jr. High recently hosted “Rachel’s Challenge,” a program that hopes to spawn a lifetime’s worth of change for students and education. Seventeen year old Rachel Scott was the first student killed in the 1999 Columbine High School shootings. The non-profit organization strives to create safe and productive learning environments by sharing Rachel’s personal philosophy of kindness and compassion towards others. Guest speaker Larry Scott, Rachel’s uncle, delivered a heart-wrenching presentation.

Presenter Larry Scott

Students and teachers from Madisonville Jr. High accept “Rachel’s Challenge.”


Support Person of the Year

Madisonville Jr. High’s “Support Person of the Year” is Cafeteria Manager Terry Windom. Mrs. Windom has been cafeteria manage at MJH for 25 years.

Terry Windom


Substitute of the Year

Mr. Tommy Smith has been selected as Madisonville Jr. High’s “Substitute of the Year.” He serves in capacity as lunchroom monitor, custodial, and classroom teacher.

Tommy Smith

School Lunch Week

Madisonville Jr. High celebrates Louisiana School Lunch Week by decorating the cafeteria with art created by the students featuring the theme “Let’s Go Healthy and Go for the Gold.”

What Can We Do?

As part of Madisonville Jr. High’s Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Program, the administration presented every student, teacher/staff member, cafeteria worker, custodian, and office staff with a “What Can I Do?” t-shirt. The message of lending helping hand is intended to lessen negative peer pressure that can result in bullying. To show their unified support, the entire school body wore their florescent green t-shirts on the same day. Students and staff members are encouraged to wear their t-shirts every Friday.

Front row: Grace Hayno, Shira Achee, Kamron Rigdell , and Madrid Steele
Second row: Emily Johnston, Kara Poche, Faith Hayno, Anneliese Mann, Caroline Hargroder, Sarah Wolfe, and Fifth Grade teacher Dionne Schoen. Third row: Brecken Taylor and Tyler Fisher

MJH Principal Dwayne Kern

Office Staff: Raysharra Morgan, Pam Beyer, Lynn Bourque, and Beth Willie

Office Stacey Burke

Chase Baham, Teacher Ron Kuerner, and Emily Breland

Shriner's Hospital

Lane Firmin, a fifth grader at Madisonville Jr. High, initiated a school-wide fundraiser to benefit Shriner’s Hospital, which helps with the medical care of under-privileged children. The school raised $450. Pictured are Lane Firmin with MJH Principal Dwayne Kern.

Eagle Dads

New members of Madisonville Jr. High’s “Eagle Dads.”

Shane Hodgson with daughter Sophia

Cole and Scott Delacruz


Vaughn Walden and his grandson Eric Sproles

Kenny and Meg Blanton


February, 2012


Jerseys for Jeremy


Students and teachers at Madisonville Jr. High participated in “Jersey’s for Jeremy”to benefit the Jeremy Hebert Defibrillator Fund.

Ann Hebert, Jeremy’s mother

Left to right are Chorus teacher/director Becky McLain, Melissa Swartsfager
(Jeremy’s Sister), Ann Hebert (Jeremy’s mother), and MJH Principal Dwayne Kern.

Signing the banner


Champion Book

The New Orleans Saints organization generously donated copies of the book World Champs- The Official Behind- the –Scenes Perspective of the Super Bowl XLIV Champion New Orleans Saints by Michael C. Hebert to STPSB. Madisonville Jr. High was fortunate to receive several copies to put into their library.


Soccer Trophies

Director of Parish Athletics, Larry Favre, recently presented trophies to Madisonville Jr. High’s soccer coaches for capturing the District II Championship in both boy’s and girl’s soccer. Pictured left to right are Boys Coach Belinda Breaux, Favre, and Girls Coach Jessica Brewster.


District Honor Jazz Band

The District IX Honor Jazz Band Concert was held February 4, 2012, at Fontainebleau High School. Four students from Madisonville Junior High Band participated and were chosen for principal chair through an audition process which included Junior High students from four parishes. Pictured left to right: Mr. Jeff Albert – Guest Clinician, Samantha Yarbrough, Audrey Hotard, Cade Nelson, Ashton Morgan and Mr. Dominick Messina – Band Director at Madisonville Junior High.


Boys Soccer Team Win

Madisonville Jr. High tied with Clearwood Jr. High as co-champs for the District II boy’s soccer.

Pictured left to right: Andrew Prince, Landon Smith, Will Stogner, Evan Hargroder, Matthew Kuss, Aaron Vicknair, Evan Vanardo, Christian von Eberstein, Justin Sutton, Jimmy Cessna,Taylor Leblanc, Christian O’Brien, Chazz Hotchkins, Taylor Morise, and Coach Belinda Breaux. Kneeling: Brandon Mcquen, Jacob Domingue, Armando Delecio, and Trent Breland.

Saints Pep Rally

As a reward for taking first place in the “Black and Gold” Milk Contest last October, Madisonville Junior High students recently enjoyed a special Saints Football Pep Rally with Wide Receiver Lance Moore and Gumbo, the team’s Mascot. Students and faculty took pictures and got autographs. Moore spoke with the students about the importance of eating healthy and getting enough exercise and answered questions about his career and personal choices which have led to his success.




Golden Students of the Month

Madisonville Jr. High honored their "Golden Students of the Month" with a reception and pizza party for the students and their parents.

Left to right are Madeline and Glori Lacombe, Kayla and Connie Rush.

Left to right are Jennifer, Zakkary, and Michael Huckaby.

Anti-Bullying Talk

Mason Hentze, a junior at Mandeville High School, gave a presentation on anti-bullying to the students at Madisonville Jr. High. Hentze, a former MJH student, spoke to the students about his experiences with bullying and the effects it has had on his life. Pictured left to right MJH principal Dwayne Kern, Mason Hentze, and MJH teacher Travis Costanza.


Lady Eagles Soar

Congratulations to the Madisonville Junior High Lady Eagles basketball team. The Lady Eagles ended their regular season district play with an impressive 8-0 record, capturing the District II Championship. They went on to win the district tournament and remained undefeated with a record of 10-0. In the front is Taylor Benefiel. Pictured left to right on the 2nd row are
Aimee Leachman, Tahirah Haynes, Madison Boudreaux, Cheyanne Roussel, and Anjane’ Laurent. On the back row, left to right, are Assistant Coach John Reilly, Rachel Fanning, Elise Gill, Kayla Keys, Alec Mounce, Emily Ludwigsen, Elise Reilly, Sarajane Ladut, Maddie Aucoin, Head Coach Denise Posey and Principal Dwayne Kern.


Gardens Prepared

On Saturday, January 28th, several of Madisonville Junior High’s Math, Science, and Earth Protectors’ students help construct seven 4’ x 8’ x 12" square foot gardens in the school’s courtyard. Students also installed an underground irrigation system that will be used to water the planted crops.

The materials necessary to construct the seven square foot gardens was made possible through grants from: Town and Country Garden Club of West St. Tammany; Wal-Mart Foundation’s local community contribution grant program; Slidell Home Depot Store #365 (Northshore Blvd.; and Madisonville Junior High School’s PTA.

Under the supervision of Madisonville Junior High School teachers: Mrs. Renee Davis; Mr. Travis Costanza; Mr. Stephen B. Cefalu, and Home Depot employees Ms. Emily Hawkins; Mr. Scooter Parris; and Mr. Rudy Arevalo, a enthusiastic group of Madisonville Junior High students built the square foot gardens and installed an underground irrigation watering system.

The students who contributed to the success of the project were: Shane Gaeta , Dylan Bertucci, J.C. Dawson, Esabell Williams, Taylor Benefiel, Brooke Seghers, Jensen Volz, Maia LeBlanc, Tyler Kinnan, Davina Vetter -Drake. Not pictured: Joy Rodrigue, Anna Grace Magee, and Brett Roblez.

Science Club and Earth Protector students, under the supervision of Mrs. Davis and a local Louisiana Master Gardener, will prepare the square foot gardens and begin planting vegetables in early March. A portion of the harvested crops will be donated to a local food bank for distribution

January, 2012

Honor Band Concert

Students from Madisonville Jr. High performed in the District IX Honor Band concert held at Southeastern Louisiana University. The concert was conducted by Associate Director of Bands at SLU, Paul Frechou.

Pictured left to right are (First row): Lauren Wellmeyer, Mollie Faucheaux, Emily Firmin, Sarah Grace Donnelly, Sydney Santa Ana, and MJH Band Director Mr. Dominick Messina. (Second row): Matt Kuss, Samantha Yarbrough, and Jimmy Cessna. (Third row): Sarah Estopinal, Cameron Sprague, Ashton Morgan, Justin Sutton, and Cade Nelson. (Back row): Joshua Guillot, Josh Edgerton, Audrey Hotard, Noah Boshra, Nathan Garber, and Patrick Maroney.

Hero Story Wins

Sara Geier, a 6th grader at Madisonville Jr. High, was recently recognized with a “Certificate of Appreciation” and a t-shirt for her inspiring story about her “hero” that was published on the My Hero website. The My Hero website is an interactive journal that allows students to create their very own webpage celebrating heroes from around the world.

New Eagle Dad

MJH Eagle Dad's welcomed its newest members: 6th grade student Gavin Businelle and his father David Businelle.

Artwork In Report

Congratulations to Madisonville Junior High student Rachel Fanning whose artwork was selected to be printed in the 2011 St. Tammany Parish School Board Comprehensive Financial Report. Students were asked to submit Louisiana themed pictures to enhance the report. Rachel's acrylic painting represents a Louisiana Bobcat.She is an eighth grade Talented Art student in Lynda Thurlow's class at Madisonville Junior High.



Caps For Kids Donations

Last year’s “Caps for Kids” fund-raising project in the St. Tammany Parish Public School System raised enough money to help get 267 special baseball caps out to young patients across the country. Last fall, students, staff, and faculty took part in the effort to provide children battling life-threatening illnesses with a cap autographed by their favorite celebrity. Wearing the caps helps cheer the young patients and is a source of encouragement, said Administrative Supervisor Amiee Woessner. Principal Dwayne Kern of Madisonville Junior High School presented one of his students, Amelia Bennett, with a cap signed by television actress Pauley Perrett. From left to right, in front, are Amelia Bennett and her brother Nathan. On the back row, from left to right, are Kathleen McCulla, Executive Director, Caps for Kids; Curtis Akey, Program Coordinator, Caps for Kids; Amelia’s mother Kelly Bennett and her father Tyran Bennett; School Nurse Pat Talmage, and Ms. Woessner.

Defibrillator Fundraiser

Students and teachers at Madisonville Jr. High participated in a “Jammies, Jeans and Jerseys” day fundraiser to benefit the Jeremy Hebert Defibrillator Fund. The fund was created in memory of the twelve-year-old Pine View student who passed away earlier in the school year. To honor Jeremy’s long struggle with heart disease, the fund is raising money to purchase defibrillator machines for every public school in St. Tammany Parish. As part of the fundraiser, the MJH Show Choir, directed by Becky McLain, entertained the student body with a “Christmas at the Movies” theme. Accompanying the performance was Melissa Swartsfager, Jeremy’s older sister. Ann Hebert, Jeremy’s mother, thanked the students for their efforts in raising over $750 to contribute to the fund.

Melissa Swartsfager, Jeremy’s sister

Ann Hebert, Jeremy’s mother

Pictured from left to right are Chorus teacher/director Becky McLain,
Melissa Swartsfager, Ann Hebert, and MJH Principal Dwayne Kern.


December, 2011

Surprise Trumpet Player

Madisonville Jr. High Christmas concert attendees were treated to a surprise guest performance by renowned trumpet player Barney Floyd. Floyd has won an Emmy Award for his performance with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. He was accompanied by the junior high band directed by band teacher Dominic Messina.

Barney Floyd

Barney Floyd

Barney Floyd with band teacher/ director Dominic Messina

Left to right: Travis Henthorn (drums), Barney Floyd, and Becky Hicks (bass)

Milk Contest Winner

Madisonville Jr. High won first place in the “Black and Gold Milk Contest” sponsored by Brown’s Dairy and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA). Schools throughout southeast Louisiana took part in the event. SUDIA created the contest in support of the NFL’s “Fuel Up to Play 60” program that encourages students to fuel up on healthy foods. The goal of the Black & Gold Milk Contest was to increase milk consumption. MJH increased their milk consumption from the previous month by 170%. The achievement earned the school a $5000 Cash Prize, a Vitamix XL Smoothie Blender, and a Pep Rally with a Saints football player.

Best Drawings

Madisonville Jr. High 8th graders (top left) Maddie Martin, Rachel Fanning, Evelyn Mendoza, Brooke Schmidt, Julia Sears, (bottom) Bella Ogden, Emily Ludwigson, and Jessie Mizell were recognized for the best drawings from their field trip to the Maritime Museum.  The students were awarded gift cards donated by Skooter's Grill & Yogurt in Madisonville.

Energy Saving Extreme

Madisonville Jr. High was recognized by St. Tammany Parish School Board for its “Outstanding Achievement in Energy Savings” for the 2010-2011 school year. Thanks to efforts, the school was able to reduce energy usage by 41.9 percent. Pictured are the “Earth Protectors” officers from left to right starting in the back, left Brooke Seghers, Taylor Benefiel, Courtney Hughes, SarahJane Ladut, Julia Sears, Tyler Kinnan, Joy Rodrigue, Cole Leachman. Front, Morgan Thiel, Bella Ogden, and Joseph Soileau. Not pictured: Renee Davis…Earth Protector Coordinator/8th Grade Science Teacher.

Merry Madisonvillle

Madisonville Jr. High’s cheer squad and dance team participated in “Merry Madisonville” parade. Pictured left to right are Zoe Martin, Allie Bjorker, Cameron Hughes, Jessica Hebert and Jordan Holmes.

Box Tops Contest

Ms. Bateman’s 7th period class won Madisonville Junior High’s Box Tops contest.  The money earned from box tops will be used to beautify the school.

Panning Through Ore

Students in Renee Davis’s 8 th grade Science classes enriched their knowledge of rocks and minerals by panning through ore in the Mobile Mine.  Pictured are Mickey Maitre and Kirsten LaMulle.

Earth Protectors

Madisonville Jr. High Earth Protectors have been serving our community by sponsoring a donation drive to benefit Ozanam Inn, a non-profit, direct service agency serving the homeless and needy of greater New Orleans, and by volunteering to decorate a Christmas tree at the Maritime Museum. They took the international theme and gave it an Earth Protector twist by encouraging others to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Pictured from top, left to right, are Officers Bella Ogden, Julia Sears, Taylor Benefiel and Sarah Jane Ladut. On the bottom row, from left, are Joy Rodrigue, Tyler Kinnan, Morgan Thiel, Brooke Seghers, and Courtney Hughes.


Members of Madisonville Jr. High’s Earth Protectors participated in the annual decorating of Christmas trees at the Lake Pontchatrain Maritime Museum in Madisonville. Tinsel made of yarn and pop-tops added sparkle to the “re-cycled ornaments". Pictured left to right are Officers Taylor Benefiel with Avery Davis, Morgan Thiel, Sarah Jane Ladut, and Brook Seghers.



November, 2011

Fundraiser Reward

Students who sold five or more items in Madisonville Jr. High’s School-wide fundraiser were rewarded with a party where they played games and ate pizza. Pictured: Josh Bridges and Camille Hebert.



October, 2011


Drug Awareness

Louisiana State Troopers visited Madisonville Jr. High to present a message on drug awareness. Teka, a four year old lab and her trainer, Trooper Mark Fontenot, gave a demonstration on how drugs are found. Pictured left to right are Trooper Nick Manale, Olivia LeBlanc, Trooper Mark Fontenot, and Jarrett Gonzales.

Louisiana State Troopers Lt. Kurt Vorhoff, Mark Fontenot, and Nick Manale visited Madisonville Jr. High to present a message on drug awareness. Pictured with the troopers is sixth grader Kurt Vorhoff Jr.

Ensemble Performs

Madisonville Jr. High’s Chamber Ensemble had the privilege of performing at the STPSB’s October meeting. The group, conducted by MJH band teacher Dominic Messina, was invited to entertain at the reception honoring St. Tammany’s “Teachers of the Year.” Pictured left to right are (front row) Sydney Santa Ana, Josh Edgerton, Lacy Gaubert, Andrea Mier, and Emily Firmin; (back row) Kenneth Norris, Cameron Sprague, Audrey Hotard, Ashton Morgan, Patrick Maroney, Samantha Yarbrough, Jimmy Cessna, Justin Sutton, and Nathan Garber. Standing are Cade Nelson and John Hajar.

Eagle Dads

Madisonville Jr. High’s “Eagle Dads” were treated to breakfast during a 30 minute program designed to help dads learn how to be more in tuned with their children. ELA Teacher Glen Walden led the discussion on ways in which fathers could strengthen their relationships with their children by focusing on balancing work and family time. “Eagle Dads” meet on a monthly basis to plan activities/ get-togethers for both in and out of school.

Smurfs at Fall Fest

Madisonville Jr. High 5 th grade teachers dressed up as Smurfs for the school’s Fall Fest sponsored by the PTA. Kneeling: Left to Right: Jonnie Hebert and Monique Rodriguez. Standing Left to Right: Kellie O’Brien, Gail Peschlow, Rhetta Fenerty, Celeste Muller, and Gina Inman.

Bus Safety Week

For National Bus Safety Awareness Week, students at Madisonville Jr. High practice evacuation drills in case of an emergency on the bus. Left to right: Aaron Michel, Emily Ludwigsen, Makayla Spicer and Jordan Tate.

Bingo Day for Grandparents

Madisonville Jr. High’s PTA recently hosted a Bingo Day for the grandparents of the fifth grade students. Pictured from left to right are: Louise Breland, Trey Breland, and Boots Provensal.

Rosemary Lafaye and granddaughter Shira Achee

Milk Contest

The Chic-fil-a Cow visited Madisonville Jr. High to help the school sell milk for the NFL Milk Month Contest. The school with the highest percentage of milk sold wins $5000. Pictured left to right: Taylor Benefiel, Chick-fil-la Cow, and contest organizer Steve Cefalu.


PBS Recognition

As part of Madisonville Jr. High’s Positive Behavior Support program, students who exhibit good behavior are recognized at the end of each nine weeks with a special reward. Pictured Left to right: Zoe Martin, Ava Pierce, and Amanda Pigrenet.

Choir Performs For Library Groundbreaking

Madisonville Jr. High’s 8th grade Girl’s Show Choir recently performed at the ground breaking ceremony for the new Madisonville library. Pictured left to right : Grace Klein, Rachel Fanning, Katy Steinmann, Maddie Fahey, Kayla Willie, Mary Ann Phillips, Regan Benton, and Hannah Billiot.

September, 2011

Teacher of the Year

During Back to School Night at Madisonville Junior High, the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year, Amy Barnes, was recognized for her outstanding dedication to teaching. Pictured with Barnes is MJH Principal Dwayne Kern.

TEAM Visitors

School board leaders recently dropped by to check out the new T.E.A.M. at Madisonville Jr. High. Pictured from left to right: Superintendent Trey Folse, MJH Assistant Principal Patricia Welch Nelson, MJH Principal Dwayne Kern, and Assistant Superintendent Cheryl Arabie.

Pep Rally

Madisonville Jr. High cheerleaders and dance team kicked off its first pep rally of the year.

Cheer Squad
Pictured left to right. Sydney Short, Jessie Dunnigan, Kaitlyn Hughes, Courtney Hughes, Tori Grieco, Mary Claire Hessemer, Cameron Hughes, Madison Babineaux, Aminta Sengtiane, and Megan Holmes.

Dance Team:
1st row left to right: Isabella Odgen, Charlotte Shackleford, and Jordan Holmes. 2nd row: Ally Portera, Ava Pierce, and Allie Bjorkner, 3rd row: Sara Grace Donnelly, Maia LeBlanc, Zoe Martin, and Brooke Seghers.

Show Choir Serves

Members of the Madisonville Jr. High Show Choir, "MJ Soar," assisted in serving the cake during Madisonville's Bicentennial celebration. Kneeling left to right: Hannah Billiot, Regan Benton and Abigail Watson. 1st Row left to right: Grace Klein, Maddie Fahey, Madison Babineaux, Brooke Seghers, Becky McLain (Director), Courtney Hughes, Camryn Hughes, Alexis Dean, and Jordan Holmes.
Back Row left to right: Alex Breaux, Kayla Willie, Mary Ann Phillips, Michaela Bryan and Megan Holmes

Bicentennial Volunteers

Teachers from Madisonville Jr. High volunteered their time to help make Madisonville's Bicentennial Celebration a success. Pictured are Chorus Director Becky McClain (left) and 8th grade teacher Martha Bateman.

Chamber Group Entertains

The "Chamber Winds" band members of Madisonville Jr. High entertained the spectators during the opening ceremony of Madisonville's Bicentennial celebration. Directing the students is Band teacher Dominic Messina.


Golden Students

Madisonville Jr. High honored their "Golden Students of the Month" with a reception and pizza party for the students and their parents.

Pictured left to right are Trina Carriere, Alec Mounce, Maddie Martin, and Melinda McGuay.

Pictured left to right are John, Esabel, and Sherie Williams.

Kyle, Corrinn, and Colleen Heinold

Lesson On Respect

As part of Madisonville Jr. High's Positive Behavior Support initiative, students are taught social skills addressing issues prevalent amongst teenagers. September's lesson was on respect.

Pictured left to right are MJH Counselor Jennifer Milligan,
Regan Martin, and Gabrielle Klank.

Danny Sullivan of Covington Karate, gave a presentation on bullying to Madisonville Jr. High's fifth graders as part of their "Bullying Prevention" program. Pictured with Sullivan is 5th grader Sydney Koontz.


Bus Driver Luncheon

Madisonville Jr. High bus drivers were recently treated to a “Welcome Back to School” reception/ luncheon hosted by MJH administrators. Pictured from left to right: Will Holiday, Rhonda Miller, Tim Miller, Adrienne Willie, Pete McClain, Andre Sharp, Mr. Ostendorf, Bobby Milton, Donald Caserta (STPB Transportation), Assistant Principal Patricia Welch Nelson, and Principal Dwayne Kern.


Welcome Back Team

Sporting matching black and gold Madisonville Junior High t-shirts, the faculty, staff, and bus drivers “T.E.A.M”ed up to welcome students back to school. Pictured left to right: Glen Walden, Laura Smith, Jennifer Huckaby, Martha Bateman, and Gina Inman.


Bus Driver Breakfast



The happy bus driver TEAM grouped at a breakfast held in
their honor last Spring at Madisonville Junior High.



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