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May, 2012



Ribbon Cutting Held

Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held May 2 for our school following extensive renovations to the classrooms, main building, front entrance and gymnasium.

Cutting the ribbon was Superintendent W. L. "Trey" Folse, III. Guests
included Covington city officials, School Board members, and top
School System administrators.

Principal Rosylyn Hanson emceed the ceremony, welcoming the many special guests and introducing a presentation of the history of the campus read by Courtni Riviere and Katie Monette, and a biography read by Tyson Banks about the school’s namesake, William Pitcher, who served as Superintendent of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System for 30 years.

Superintendent Folse, Assistant Superintendents Cheryl Arabie, Pete Jabbia and William Brady were in attendance, as were School Board members Charles Harrell and Michael Dirmann. Mayor Mike Cooper and Chief of Police Richard Palmisano of Covington were also on hand.

Mayor Cooper said Pitcher Junior High was an important part of the Covington Community and had been for many years. “I think the school is a first-class asset for our community,” he said.

The Pitcher Jr High Cheerleaders were a part of the ceremonies.

More than 50 people attended.

Principal Roslyn Hanson

Superintendent W. L. "Trey" Folse, III

Reading the history of the school site

Unveiling the two works of art depicting the school.

After the ribbon cutting

Refreshments were served.

Present for the special occasion were, from left, Assistant Superintendents
Pete Jabbia and Cheryl Arabie, Superintendent Folse, Principal Hanson and
Mayor Mike Cooper of Covington.


February, 2012


First Place in Fiction

Eighth grade student Zoe Killeen of William Pitcher Junior High School in Covington recently won first place in the fiction writing category at the Fourth Annual Young Writer's Conference sponsored by the English faculty at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches. She placed first competing against other students in seventh through 12th grades grade from throughout Louisiana. Her teacher is Ren Agena, who is in her first year of teaching 7th and 8th grade gifted and regular ed English and Language Arts.

Leading the Parade

Pitcher band students, cheerleaders and dance team members led the Covington Elementary Mardi Gras Parade up Jefferson Avenue, around the School Board office, and back to the school.


Black History Month

A school wide Black History month program will be held on
Monday, February 27th, at 2:00 pm in the school gym.

Talented Art teacher and local artist, Paulo Dufour, shares art work of African-American artists Jacob Lawrence, Romere Bearden, and Diego Rivere with students in Ms. Thompson’s English Language Arts 8th grade Arts class in conjunction with Black History Month. 


Stir Fry

Students prepare vegetable stir fry for the Leadership St. Tammany visit held on Wednesday, February 8th . Pictured left to right – Stone Svehlak, Farrah Daws, Balze Miller, and Maylin Prince

Plus Scalloped Potatoes

Students prepare scalloped potatoes under the direction of their Home Economics teacher, Lela Menge, for the Leadership St. Tammany visit held on Wednesday, February 8th. Pictured left to right – Jada Wright, Timmeca Carter-Bedford, Kari Jones, and Menge.


Appreciative Guests

Students in the Home Ec classes take a break from their cooking stations to pose for the picture with the Leadership St. Tammany visitors. Pitcher hosted the group on February 8th and provided lunch for the guests in the new Home Economics classroom.


Classical Warm-ups

Pitcher dance – Students in P.E. class at Pitcher Jr. High begin their classical ballet warm-ups under the instruction of their PE teacher, Ms. Misty Nebeker.





January, 2012


Door Prize

Ms. Tanya Freeman, mother of Pitcher student Kyle Freeman,  won the Pitcher basket door prize at the Honor Roll Breakfast held on Friday, January 27, 2012.  Also pictured are Honor student, Kyle Freeman, and Principal Roslyn Hanson. 


Lab Preparation

Home Economics students gather materials to prepare for lab.  Pictured left to right are Jada Wright, Keri Jones, and Tiffany Williams.

December, 2011

Science Experiment

Maylin Prince and Victoria Gibbons working on an experiment in Ms. Callaway’s Science class.


Student of the Year Nominees

Student of the Year nominees pause for photograph. Pictured (left to right) are Roslyn Hanson, principal, Hannah Fersch, Alexia Randall, and Micah Moore, Eddie Walker, assistant principal.  Students were nominated by the teachers based on scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and character.  The students submitted a portfolio of their accomplishments and participated in an interview process.  Alexia Randall was selected to represent Pitcher Jr. High as the Student of the Year.


November, 2011

Talented Art

Talented Art students Lorraine Weiskopf and Farrah Daws recently placed in the Three Rivers Art Festival with the art work completed in Mr. Paulo Dufour’s Talented Art class.  Also pictured are  Roslyn Hanson, principal, left, and Talented Art teacher, Paulo Dufour, at right.


Red Ribbon Week

Cheerleaders lead the Pitcher Proud Panthers in the annual Red Ribbon Week celebration. 


October, 2011

Wildest Dreams

Our 7th grade students presented their “Wildest Dreams” speech which is part of the ELA curriculum. Students researched a career they were interested in, finding out what education and experience was needed.

September, 2011

Science Experiment

1Students work in the science lab on experimental design.

Junior Corps

Students, parents, and staff from Pitcher Jr. work on September 11, 2011 – National Day of Service – collecting food and donations for the Covington Food Bank.


Students enjoy the Positive Behavior Support ice cream social reward for perfect attendance in August.


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