Schools and Support Offices Closed Monday for Labor Day ::..
All St. Tammany Parish Public Schools and support offices will be closed Monday, September 1, for the Labor Day Holiday. Classes will resume and support offices will reopen Tuesday, September 2.
STPPS Educators Awarded Over $20,000 in Classroom Grants ::..
Six grants totaling $20,407 were awarded to St. Tammany Parish Public School System educators by the Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Charitable Foundation. The grants from the 2014-2015 Deborah Rochelle Teacher Grant Program will fund projects to help engage student learning.
Grants were awarded during a special presentation at the C. J. Schoen Administrative complex to Danielle Fontenot and Melissa Panks from Bonne Ecole Elementary, Lancaster Elementary teacher Nicole Roberts, Lake Harbor Middle teachers Suzanne Buras and Nancy Dieck, and Kristen Martin from Slidell Jr. High.
St. Tammany teachers have benefitted from the grants program for the past 13 years, using them to fund classroom-based programs to enhance learning opportunities and expand technology resources.
Books Donated to Elementary Schools ::..
As part of their mission to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs, Grant’s Gift Foundation donated an inspirational book, Born an Angel, to each elementary school in the School System. The story is written by an eleven year old girl with a special needs sister and illustrates how together they overcame obstacles and spent joyous moments together.
Michael and Angie de la Houssaye presented the books to Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III on behalf ...
Superintendent Folse Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ::..
Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III accepted the ice bucket challenge Friday morning to help increase ALS awareness and support of Team Gleason in St. Tammany Parish.
“I am honored to accept the challenge and make a donation in honor of one of my all-time favorite Saints players, Steve Gleason,” said ...
Students Return to School ::..
Students returned to schools bright and early Thursday morning as the 2014-2015 school year officially got underway. Preparations by administrators, faculty and staff helped opening day go smoothly as the district’s over 38,000 students settled in for class.
“We’re having a very smooth first day”, said Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III. “Students are excited about getting back, parents are happy, and we’ve got a great team of teachers and employees who are eager to start the new school year.”
Superintendent Folse and Assistant Superintendent Cheryl Arabie visited Abney Elementary, Slidell Junior High and Little Oak Middle Thursday morning, welcoming students and employees back from summer vacation.
“It’s such a joy to see the ...