Since its first year in 2014, the Mandeville Elementary's Kind Kids Club has been spreading acts of kindness across St. Tammany Parish. One of the club's points of emphasis is sending KIND messages to random classes at different STPPS schools. The only request? The Kind Kids Club hopes that the recipients of their KIND messages will "pay it forward" by sending KIND messages to other schools in their community.
The Kind Kids Club's influence doesn't stop with handwritten notes. At the end of its first year, the students created a "Buddy Bench" for the playground because they knew some students tend to feel the effects of social isolation. Sitting on the bench acts as an unspoken invitation for friendship and ...
STPPS students, employees and families raised $20,000 for Safe Harbor during their third districtwide fundraiser of the 2017-2018 school year.
On February 9, students and employees were able to wear jeans to school with a donation of $1 or more.
Superintendent Trey Folse presented the check to Safe Harbor board members at the March School Board Meeting.
Safe Harbor is a non-profit, non-government agency in St. Tammany Parish serving women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. The organization provides a safe place to stay and a variety of critical support services ranging from crisis intervention, legal advocacy, playgroups, emotional support, and community-based referrals for kids.
STPPS Recognized for Excellence in School Safety and Prevention ::..
Crimestoppers has recognized St. Tammany Parish Public Schools for its diligence in student safety with their Excellence in School Safety and Prevention Award. STPPS and Superintendent Trey Folse were honored Thursday at Crimestoppers’ 33rd annual Awards Luncheon in New Orleans.
This award was presented in recognition for STPPS’ 10 years of partnership with the Crimestoppers School Hotline and Prevention programs. An estimated 150,000 STPPS students have received the Crimestoppers training and several hundred tips have been generated. These tips have helped administrators and law enforcement solve countless cases and have helped maintain safe school environments. Every case generated through Crimestoppers has been successfully resolved.
At the luncheon, Superintendent Trey Folse thanked Crimestoppers for the award and said, “We maintain close ...
School safety is an active and ongoing process. We are continuing to evaluate our current safety protocols and plans at all of our schools, and we are working closely with law enforcement.
One initiative we are taking is further educating students about their role in school safety. All of our schools are talking to students about safety and showing them a video about reporting threats and the consequences of improper social media posts or statements. View the video being shown to students.
We all have a role in school safety, and we need the help of our parents and caregivers. We’re asking parents to discuss school safety with their children and let them know if ...
STPPS adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.