#Eclipse2017 Captivates STPPS Students ::..
STPPS teachers used Monday’s solar eclipse as a teachable moment in many classes across the district.
While Louisiana was not in the path of totality, St. Tammany Parish residents experienced 75 percent coverage of the solar eclipse.
Monday’s rare event was the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States since February 26, 1979. The next total solar eclipse is expected to occur again on April 8, 2024.
Following plans put in place to provide students with a safe learning experience, students were safely able to experience the eclipse using a variety of resources provided by NASA. One of those schools was Little Oak Middle where students were able to experience the eclipse thanks to glasses donated by NASA's Stennis ...
Welcome Back to School ::..
We're parents. We're teachers.
We're students. We're staff.
Together, we are St. Tammany Parish Public Schools.
The 2017-2018 school year kicked off Thursday as more than 38,000 students were welcomed back to 55 STPPS schools across St. Tammany Parish.
We asked parents and students to share the excitement of their first day back at school with the hashtag #STPPSFirstDay.
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#STPPSFirstDay in Photos
Wondergem Wows Educators Gala as Service Award Winner ::..
Madisonville Junior High P.E. teacher John Wondergem is the 2017-2018 H. Norman Saurage III Service Award recipient. Wondergem was honored during the Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Awards Gala in Baton Rouge.
Not only is John a compassionate and committed teacher at Madisonville Junior High, he is also active in his church where he serves as a youth group leader. Several years ago, one of his 14-year-old students was struggling with kidney disease. After discovering he was a donor match, John donated his kidney to the student.
He and his wife Julie, who is also a teacher, started a family of their own. After having two children of their own, they became foster parents. Over 15 years they have fostered 11 ...
11 More Administrators Appointed for 2017-18 ::..
Eleven more newly appointed administrators for the 2017-2018 school year were introduced at the July School Board Meeting.
Pictured from left to right are Chantelle McInerney, Donna Jones, Jessica Venezia, Julie Lupo, Brandi Kendrick, Superintendent Trey Folse, Kerri Soo, Shelly Bogran, Kalinda Fauntleroy, Payton Monteleone and Adrienne Benavides. (Not Pictured: Lica Shackelford)
Lee Road Junior High – Kalinda Fauntleroy
Mayfield Elementary – Kerri Soo
Lee Road Junior High – Payton Monteleone
Mayfield Elementary – Shelly Bogran
Whispering Forest Elementary – Brandi Kendrick
Parishwide Assistant Principals
Adrienne Benavides (2nd year)
Chantelle McInerney (2nd year)
STPPS to Participate in SLU Residency Program ::..
In partnership with Southeastern Louisiana University, the St. Tammany Parish Public School System will participate in a year-long teacher candidate Residency Program for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. The teacher candidate Residency Program will support and develop new teachers as a means of improving teacher quality.
Five STPPS schools are participating in this new program and 16 district teachers will serve as mentors to the teacher candidates.
Mentor teachers from the district will be paired with teacher candidates from SLU in a co-teaching model. This model is designed so teacher candidates can master core teaching skills and turn these classroom experiences into action.
Mentor teachers were selected through an application and interview process. As a part of this process, they committed ...