Northshore’s Grimes Wins Literary Gold Medal ::..
Northshore High School senior Jade Grimes is a 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards national medalist. She won a gold medal for her short story “Judico” and was the only gold medal winner from Louisiana in the short story category.
Grimes, along with gold medalists from other categories, will be invited to New York City for the National Ceremony held June 8 at Carnegie Hall.
In February, she was one of 15 STPPS students to be named a 2016-2017 National Merit Finalist.
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program and become ...
STPPS Raises More Than $22,000 for Northshore Food Bank ::..
STPPS students, employees and families raised more than $22,000 for the Northshore Food Bank during their district-wide fundraiser day. In February, students and employees were able to wear jeans to school with a donation of $1 or more.
Superintendent Trey Folse presented a check for $22,298.34 to Northshore Food Bank representatives at the March School Board meeting.
The Northshore Food Bank provides food assistance to more than 375 individuals and families each week who live at or below the 130% federal poverty guidelines and have found themselves in need in our community. The Food Bank is supported by local food drives held by individuals, schools, civic organizations and businesses, as well as ...
Our Students Build Robots, Too ::..
Mandeville Junior High’s Team 10337 Dark Matter and Lake Harbor Middle’s robotics team will represent STPPS on the national stage. Dark Matter won the Inspire Award at the Louisiana Regional Championships on March 4 at UNO, and they advanced to the FIRST Tech Athens Super Regional Championship – South from March 23-25.
Lake Harbor qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship after winning the Excellence Award – Middle School (VRC/VEXU) at the Louisiana State VEX Robotics Championship. The World Championship will be held April 19-22 in Kentucky.
Northshore High’s Team 8956 also competed at the Louisiana Regional Championships at UNO where they won the Connect Award and teamed up with Dark Matter on the Winning Alliance. NHS sophomore Jonah Delaney ...
STPPS Schools Closed Friday ::..
STPPS schools will be closed Friday, March 17, for students. Friday will feature a half-day professional development session for teachers and a half-day record-keeping to finalize third quarter report cards.
Schools return to normal operation on Monday, March 20. Central Office and all support sites will be open on Friday, March 17.
Dejeune Richardson Wins Louisiana State Poetry Out Loud ::..
Covington High's Dejeune Richardson placed first at the Louisiana State Poetry Out Loud competition at Capital Park Museum in Baton Rouge.
Richardson was one of three STPPS students competing at the state competition, joining Lakeshore High's Jane Kent and CHS classmate Camryn Caserta.
Richardson will represent the state of Louisiana in Washington, D.C., at the 2017 National Poetry Out Loud Championship in late April for a chance to win $20,000.
She is only the second person from St. Tammany Parish to win the state competition. The first winner was also a Covington High student, Maria Hefte in 2010.
Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, ...