Held the third week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is October 16-20. It is also School Bus Operators and Attendants Appreciation Week.
School bus drivers in St. Tammany Parish cover more than 39,000 miles daily transporting approximately 29,000 students.
The St. Tammany Parish Public School System has dedicated school bus operators and school bus attendants who spend considerable time and energy in ongoing training to maintain skills and keep current knowledge of school bus laws and safety procedures through continuing education, as well as careful bus maintenance and thorough inspections.
Thank you to everyone in the STPPS Transportation Department for keeping each of our students safe every day!
#STPPSFootball Week 7 Scoreboard ::..
Both #3 Lakeshore and #4 Covington improved to 7-0 during Friday night action. Lakeshore extended its best start in program history behind Joshua Hayes' four touchdowns with a 44-0 non-district shutout of H.L. Bourgeois.
Senior running back Devin Brumfield rushed for three touchdowns as Covington defeated Fontainebleau (2-5) 40-7.
#21 Slidell (5-2) closed the game on a 23-7 run to defeat Mandeville (2-4) 23-17 during the Skippers' Homecoming game. Northshore (4-3) notched a 23-0 district road win at Hammond.
On Saturday, #11 Salmen (6-1) erased a 14-point halftime deficit and engineered its fourth 4th quarter comeback of the year. Eddie Smith's 71-yard punt return for a score sent the game into overtime where Smith scored the game-winner.
District Teachers and Principals of the Year Recognized ::..
It was a time for celebration and recognition for their hard work and dedication as the 2017 STPPS Teachers and Principals of the Year were honored during the October School Board Meeting.
Cheers and thunderous applause from fellow teachers, administrators and family welcomed each honoree as Superintendent Trey Folse spoke of their many accomplishments and their dedication to their students.
“We are proud to have these deserving teachers and school leaders represent our School System and community,” said Superintendent Trey Folse. “They are dedicated educators who go above and beyond to make a difference in their schools and to help their students to be successful.”
STPPS Raises Nearly $23,000 for Miracle League Northshore ::..
STPPS students, employees and families raised nearly $23,000 for the Miracle League Northshore during their first district-wide fundraiser of the 2017-2018 school year.
In September, students and employees were able to wear jeans to school with a donation of $1 or more.
Superintendent Trey Folse presented a check for $22,645.21 to Noble-Bates Young of the Miracle League Northshore at the October School Board meeting.
The mission of the Miracle League is to promote the health and well-being of children with disabilities, provide opportunities for able-bodied children to learn about and interact with children with disabilities, and develop community awareness and support for the child athlete with disabilities through organized sports leagues. The Miracle League is designed to serve kids who cannot be ...
Slidell High senior Alice (pronounced uh-LEASE) Santiago’s list of extracurricular activities cover almost everything from being the president of National Honor Society to serving as one of the editors-in-chief of the school yearbook. There’s also Interact, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Foreign Language Club and FCA.
As a freshman, she played for the Slidell High soccer team and ran cross country as a junior. But she was too busy with her other interests and organizations that she is focusing solely on her academics and clubs this year.
Oh, and she’s also a member of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Panel and interns at the City of Slidell Attorney’s Office.
She’s a devoted student who has always wanted the most out ...
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