School System Recommended for Continued Accreditation by AdvancED ::..
At a special School Board meeting Wednesday afternoon, the School System was recommended for continued District Accreditation for the School System from the national organization AdvancED. This designation is given to districts that exhibit excellence in education. For the past three days, a team of AdvancED experts met with School Board members, Central Office personnel, school administrators, teachers, students, parents and community members to assess the School System’s continuous improvement process and efforts to meet district accreditation standards. The accreditation process is voluntary, and the St. Tammany School Board requested AdvancED’s external review.
The School System earned a high score of 309.76, which is significantly higher than the AdvancED national average, for exceptional teaching and learning, leadership and resource ...
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools Class of 2014 Leads the State in ACT Scores ::..
St. Tammany Parish Public School students remain top performers in the state with the Class of 2014 again earning the highest average composite ACT score of all school districts in Louisiana. Students also once again exceeded the national average score. With an increase over last year’s score from 21.1 to 21.5, the district continues to show growth through this important indicator of student learning and college readiness.
"I am proud that St. Tammany Parish Public Schools remain number one in the state in ACT score rankings and that students' scores in our schools also remain above the national average,'' said Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III. "ACT scores are the number one indicator of college ...
Schools Celebrate Black History Month ::..
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools have been observing Black History Month during the month of February with guest speakers from the community, Black History programs, historical reenactments, dance, music and classroom projects and displays.
to view a photo page from Black History Month activities and programs.
At Boyet Jr. High hundreds of students, community members and special guests attended the Black History Program which featured many students. Students, dressed as the historical figures they represented, recited historical speeches and performed reenactments from the African American Civil Rights Movement. The theme of the program was “Believing in the Dream,” and guest speakers included author Lisa Page and Boyet Jr. High alumni and ULL graduate student Lauryn ...
Bayou Lacombe Middle School a National Finalist in Teach For The Planet Challenge ::..
The Bayou Lacombe Middle School outdoor classroom and organic garden project has been selected as one of three national finalists in the Grades 3-5 category of the Teach For The Planet Challenge.
The outdoor classroom and organic garden project was selected out of more than 500,000 projects across the nation as a finalist for meeting the criteria of being one of the best, hands-on, interactive, innovative projects that promotes teaching about environmental sustainability.
Winners will be chosen through online voting and will receive $10,000 to use on future DonorsChoose.org projects.
To support the Bayou Lacombe Middle School project click here
and select one project in each of the four grade categories in order to vote. ...
Channel 13 Broadcasting Intern Wins LSBA Student Video Contest ::..
Channel 13 Broadcasting Intern Emma Landeche has been announced as one of three winners statewide in the Louisiana School Boards Association’s inaugural “Louisiana Believes in Public Schools” student video contest.
Landeche's video received a $2500 prize which will go toward the Channel 13 broadcasting internship program. Landeche is a Northshore High School student who has spent the school year as an intern working side by side with Channel 13's broadcasting professionals to learn about the broadcasting profession.
to view Landeche’s winning video which followed the theme “Public Schools – the Best Choice!”
A panel of independent judges made up of media professionals determined the top videos from three ...