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Whispering Forest Elementary students observed Veterans Day with a program by Ms. Holden's and Ms. Noyes' prekindergarten classes and Mr. Schneider and Ms. Turner's second-grade classes. Under the direction of music teacher Sandra Barnes, the students performed patriotic songs and recognized veterans in the audience.
Included in the prekindergarten students participating in the Veterans Day program were: Front row, left to right: Roxana Martinez, Talan New, & Abby Sintas.
Back row, left to right: Keith Collins, Donny Mankin, Grace Chawki, Phoenix Barthel, Brayden Martin, Grayson Dexter.
Nicolette Welch addresses the audience during the second graders' portion of the Veterans Day program.
Among the students dressed as veterans for the program were, left to right: Erin Loudermilk, Anna O' Banion, Lucas Gordon, Luke Smith, & Wesley Brown.
The Rotary Club of Slidell recently donated student dictionaries to each third grader at Whispering Forest Elementary. Students are pictured in costume on the day of the school’s Literacy Celebration, holding their new dictionaries.
On the front row, left to right, are students Hannah Akala, Addyson Bagwell, Nathan Pelayo, Jacob Mire, Savannah Seuzeneau, and Madison Whitley.
On the back row, left to right, are Rotary Club representative Eleanor Cumbow, Whispering Forest principal Eric Sacks, student Dejanelle Brown, and Rotary Club representative Diane Trembley.
Fall for Art
Four students represented Whispering Forest Elementary in the St. Tammany Art Association's Fall for Art contest in Covington. Seated left to right in front of their art pieces are Nicolette Welch, Michael Ramos, Amy Fulcher, and Tony Arkulin.
Students representing Whispering Forest Elementary in the Olde Towne Pumpkin Fest art contest were, left to right, Ryder Maurigi, Ingrid Alexander, Allison White, Ashlyn Cooper, Samantha Hall, and Lorenzo Ford. Not pictured is Samaria Pichon.
Salad Bars Donated
The students of Whispering Forest Elementary were visited by several special guests Wednesday morning, October 16, among them Gumbo, the New Orleans Saints Mascot. The special occasion was the donation of ten new salad bars to the St. Tammany Parish Public School System, with two of them placed at Whispering Forest in Slidell. The salad bars were donated by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) in an effort to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and boost health among children.
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Wildfowl Art Contest
Three students from Whispering Forest Elementary recently placed in the Louisiana Wildfowl student art contest held at the Castine Center. From left to right are Eric Sacks, principal of Whispering Forest; Peter Truax, 3rd place; Tony Arkulin and Nicolette Welch, Honorable Mention; and Ginny Shurlds, Whispering Forest art teacher.
Scouts Help Keep Campus Clean
Six Cub Scouts volunteered their time during the summer to keep Whispering Forest Elementary looking its best by picking up trash and ensuring that the grounds were clean. Pictured from left to right are Nicolas Pelayo,
Maddux Moore and
$500 grant from
First Castle Federal Credit Union
Ginny Shurlds, art teacher at Whispering Forest Elementary, was awarded one of ten $500 grants from First Castle Federal Credit Union to spend on classroom needs. Pictured left to right, Mrs. Shurlds accepts the check from Ms. Ashlie Lewis of First Castle Federal Credit Union.