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May, 2012

Food Service Award

From the May, 2012, Food Service Banquet
Louisiana School Breakfast Week Parish Winner


April, 2012

Parrots Visit

Amelia Knott made a bargain with her principal, Melanie Edwards at Magnolia Trace Elementary, that earned a visit from Mrs. Edwards’ parrots to her classroom.  The students in Mrs. Cangiamilla’s class learned about what parrots eat and tricks they can do.  Pictured with Amelia is Hobbes, an African Gray parrot who talked to the children.



March, 2012



The PTA of Magnolia Trace Elementary recently purchased 15 iPad’s for the school. Enjoying this new technology in their classroom are Georgiana Aiavolasiti and Abby Morlier in Mrs. Cangiamilla’s second grade class.

Animal Care

The K-Kids Club at Magnolia Trace Elementary learned about the importance of taking care of animals at their last meeting. Volunteers from the St. Tammany Humane Society talked with the students and even brought a dog to visit. Pictured with Crackle the dog are Ashlyn Thomas, Celeste Townsend, Lauren Seyffert, Emeline Soileau, Collin Vicknair and Sydney Cooper.

Louisiana Trivia

Mrs. Peggy Scimemi’s 3rd grade class at Magnolia Trace Elementary School recently won the Louisiana Trivia contest which was held in honor of Louisiana School Lunch Week. Pictured near the school cafeteria are (kneeling) Ashlyn Thomas, Lauren Seyffert, Brennan Powers, Keiran Piazza, Cole Brown, (standing) Gage Carroll, Michael Lachney, Claire Ripp, Alex Faciane, Taylor Bearden, Cheye’Anne Rivet, Mark Latuso, Halee McAnally, Talia Thomas, Patrick Rowan, Mrs. Scimemi, Celeste Townsend, Akin Kazancioglu, Camille Ybarzabal, Brandon Oramous, and John O’Connor.


February, 2012


Assistant Principal
For a Day

Jade Allen became assistant principal for a day at Magnolia Trace on February 9th when her name was pulled from the good bus behavior slips.  Jade did a great job with bus duty, car duty, morning meeting announcements on stage, paperwork, and lunch in the teacher’s lounge!


January, 2012

Chinese New Year

Magnolia Trace Elementary held its annual Chinese New Year parade on January 24 th.  Ashlyn Thomas leads a dragon down the hall to cheers of Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Abigail Broussard leads a twenty foot dragon down the hall to join the Chinese New Year parade on January 24 th at Magnolia Trace.  The parade also featured ancient Chinese cymbal and drum music and fortune cookie throws.


Baking King Cakes

Alex Portman, Gabe Ingram, and Joseph Downs learning to bake and decorate king cakes!

December, 2011


Good Choices

Magnolia Trace Elementary’s PBIS committee recently awarded Abby Morlier with a Wii for making good choices in her classroom! Abby’s name was pulled out of a bucket which was full of good behavior nominations. Pictured are (back row) Tobin Keeth, Lori Cox, Anna Pignato, Connie Cossich, Kia Koenig, Garly Marlbrough (front row) Cory Koenig, Tanner Hawkins, Abby Morlier, and Grace Hawkins.

Ornaments Decorated

Students in Mrs. Heather Watters art class at Magnolia Trace Elementary were selected to decorate ornaments that will be displayed at the Governor's Mansion this holiday season. These ornaments will represent St. Tammany Parish. Students pictured are: (front row) Mark Facey, Kayleigh Kotter, Savanna Moore, John LeMaster, Jace Duhe, Brock Steib, Brooks Houghton (second row) Gillian Sanchez, Kayla Campbell, Ridgleigh Bantom, Joyce Horn, Abby Harrison (back row) Brady Dalferes, Leyton Hartsuff, Blake Dusang, Nicholas Hannan, Brendan Kwiatkowski, Thomas Bahle, Timmy Snyder, Jakob Morales.

Coats for Kids

Students at Magnolia Trace Elementary recently held a coat drive for Coats for Kids and a toy drive for Toys for Tots. This coat and toy drive was sponsored by the K-Kids club. Pictured with some of the donated toys are (standing) Harrison Conklin, Jade Parker, Emerson Riddell, Jack Peter Furman, Antonio Ortiz, Julia VanLake, Seth Thomas, Mrs. Connie Cossich (seated) Allison Linsten, Karalyn Moragne, Joseph McMahon, Murphy Haile, Gianna Guzzardo, Vivian Muller, and Madisen Gaspard.

K-Kids Ornaments

Caitlyn Sinon and Ashlyn Spann decorate gingerbread ornaments at a K-Kids meeting at Magnolia Trace Elementary.  Over 225 K-Kids students meet after school once a month to participate in projects that help our community.  K-Kids is collecting Coats for Kids, and Toys for Tots to help make Christmas special for all children in our area.  

October, 2011

Good Choices

Grant White was chosen by the PBIS committee at Magnolia Trace Elementary to receive a new bicycle for making good choices on the bus!

Helicopter Visit

Drug Enforcement Agent Special Agent and Pilot John Scudder recently came to Magnolia Trace to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Pictured with Sudder and the helicopter he arrived on are Caleb Gates, Brianna Norris, Cory Koenig, Tanner Hawkins, Joseph Downs, and Paige Landry.


Doughnuts with Dad

Andre' and Mike Bernard recently took part in
Magnolia Trace's "Doughnuts with Dad."

Sweet Rolls

Kylie Reitzell and her grandmother, Debra Sands, recently enjoyed "Sweet Rolls with our Sweet Grandparents" at Magnolia Trace Elementary.

September, 2011

Good Choices

Magnolia Trace Elementary 2nd grader, Emma Benham, was recognized for making Good Choices while on the bus! As part of her PBIS recognition, she was awarded a new bicycle. Pictured are Assistant Principal Gary Marlbrough, Emma Benham, and Lori Cox, PBIS Committee Member.



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