Superintendent Folse Speaks at STARC Event ::..
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools’ community partner STARC held its “STARC for Life” Breakfast at the Castine Center in Mandeville on Thursday where Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III spoke in support of STARC as a guest speaker.
Superintendent Folse thanked STARC for everything it is doing for individuals with special needs, not only with helping students, but also helping them once they graduate to become productive members of society.
“Our theme in our school system this year is Moving Forward: Children, Community and Commitment, and I can’t think of a better group to do that with than STARC,” said Superintendent Folse.
Superintendent Folse said last year St. Tammany Parish Public Schools raised over $20,000 ...
Teachers and Principals of the Year Recognized by School Board ::..
The St. Tammany Parish School Board honored the district’s three Principals of the Year and Teachers of the year for 2014-2015 at its meeting Thursday, October 9, 2014, in Covington.
Brightly colored balloons and flowers, held by friends and family members of the honorees, speckled the crowd in the board meeting room as Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III spoke about each of the teachers and principals of the year and their many accomplishments. After Supt. Folse introduced each honoree, a video produced by Channel 13 was shown featuring interviews with each award winner and their co-workers.
The Teachers of the Year are Valerie Cyprian of Madisonville Elementary, winner of the Elementary category; Robin Day ...
Abney Elementary Holds 50th Anniversary Celebration ::..
Abney Elementary celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Thursday with a ceremony at the school which included current and former students as well as Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III and Abney principal Robert Alford, who spoke about the school’s impact on the community.
Former Abney student Keith Simmons welcomed the guests in attendance, which included many community leaders, current and former students and faculty, and several school board members. The event included performances by the Abney Elementary choir and former student Samuel Warren, who sang the national anthem.
Principal Alford addressed the crowd and talked about how Abney has adapted to many changes over the past 50 years and said, “But what hasn’t changed is its ...
Schools Close Friday, Oct. 10, for Record Keeping/Professional Development ::..
Public schools in St. Tammany Parish will be closed Friday, October 11, 2014, for one-half day of professional development sessions and one-half day of record keeping, following the end of the first grading period on October 9.
No students will report to school that day, but School Board offices will be open Friday. Classes will resume on Monday, October 13, 2014.
Brock Elementary Receives Surprise Delivery in Donation from Chevron ::..
Brock Elementary students received a surprise delivery in their classroom Wednesday as Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III, Saints football player Zach Strief, and Chevron executives brought several boxes full of educational supplies and games into Mrs. Callie Cheramie’s kindergarten classroom. The entire donation and surprise delivery was funded by Chevron, which partners in numerous ways with the St. Tammany Parish Public School System.
“This was a great opportunity for the community and school to come together to fund public education. As educators we know that all children learn in different ways and all of these different materials that Chevron has donated to our school will help us meet the needs of all the ...