Parish Fair Preparations ::..
Teachers from around St. Tammany Parish were on the move at the Parish Fair setting up school exhibit booths in the educational building Tuesday.
Each of the 55 booths are colorfully decorated and unique in their interpretation of this year’s theme of “On the Move”. Flight, advances in technology, fitness, academic progress and transportation are just a few examples of the direction some of the schools took in their interpretation of the theme.
A variety of student work makes up each exhibit and can be seen in the form of drawings, sculptures, writing, photography and even some interactive pieces.
Each booth is judged for its content, creativity, and presentation. Awards will be given in out in the ...
Tchefuncte Middle Recognized as National Blue Ribbon School ::..
Tchefuncte Middle School was recognized today as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014.
The U.S. Department of Education recognized 337 schools nationwide for the coveted award based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Schools recognized range from elementary to high school.
"We are very proud of everyone at Tchefuncte Middle School for earning this prestigious honor. This is the culmination of many years of hard work. Our School System is honored to have another Blue Ribbon School in our District," said Superintendent W.L. "Trey" Folse, III.
Tchefuncte Middle School will be one of 287 public and 50 private schools that will be honored at a recognition ...
Notice of School Board Member Vacancy, District 14 ::..
The Board invites citizens interested in being considered to fill the unexpired term of office for St. Tammany Parish School Board, District 14, to send a letter of interest as well as their notification that they meet the qualifications to hold the office of Board Member to the Board President to be received by noon on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Such letter should include contact information and state the person’s age, the current primary residence address within District 14, the length of residence in District 14, the length of residence in Louisiana and provide any other supporting information to assist Board Members in assessing the credentials and experience of the candidate.
Pelican Park Honors School Board Member ::..
Recreation District #1, known as Pelican Park, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a variety of special events for kids and adults. The park works closely with the St. Tammany Parish Public School System on a number of events throughout the year.
As part of the celebration, the park awarded St. Tammany Parish School Board Member Ronald “Ron” Bettencourtt with a Making A Difference
Award. The award celebrates the contributions Mr. Bettencourtt has made over the years to the many children who visit the park facilities.
The park started 25 years ago with just 50 acres. It has since grown to 230 acres and now includes 27 ...
Pocket Constitutions Donated ::..
The Governmental Affairs Committee of the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce donated copies of the U.S. Constitution to seventh grade American History students at eight St. Tammany Parish Public Schools in recognition of Constitution Day.
Representatives of the Governmental Affairs Committee delivered the booklets to Pitcher Junior High Friday, where Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III, Principal Raphael Tillman and Pitcher students accepted the donation.
Schools receiving the pocket-size booklets featuring the Constitution are Fifth Ward Junior ...