Remember to Set Clocks Back ::..
Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 3, at 2 a.m. Clocks should be set to “fall back” one hour Saturday night.
Salmen's 1994 State Championship Football Team Recognized ::..
The first ever Salmen High School State Championship football team from 20 years ago was recognized at halftime of a recent Salmen game.
Current Salmen Football Coach Gerald Leonard said it was a special night for the guys from the 1994 team. There were about 20 from the team that showed up with their kids, wives and even some of their parents came.
Leonard said, “It was a monumental task and we really wanted to recognize these guys. They did something that no other team at Salmen had ever done.”
The former team members were given sideline passes and met in the school’s weight room prior to the game on Friday to exchange war ...
Schools Celebrate Red Ribbon Week ::..
Schools throughout St. Tammany Parish and the nation celebrated Red Ribbon Week this week, stressing the importance of a drug-free lifestyle with the theme “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”
To celebrate, many schools held special programs with visits by law enforcement officers and community-based drug abuse prevention organizations, along with dress up days, contests and competitions.
Covington Elementary for example had a theme for each day. Monday was Backwards Day, Tuesday’s theme was “Sock it to Drugs” day where students wore crazy socks, Wednesday was “Just Say No!” day with a walk and rally, Thursday’s theme was “Too Smart to Do Drugs” and Friday’s theme was “Too Cool to Do Drugs” with students sporting crazy ...
Brock Elementary Students Visit Xavier University ::..
Students at Brock Elementary were the talk of Xavier University on their recent trip to the campus as part of the men’s mentoring program for 4th and 5th grade boys at Brock.
Byron Williams, Supervisor of Administration with St. Tammany Parish Public Schools and one of the mentors in the program, is an alumni from Xavier and set up the trip to the university. Williams said that in addition to touring different classrooms and talking with faculty, the boys talked with several Xavier students on their way to class. Students and faculty gave the boys a glimpse into what college life is really like and emphasized the importance of preparing for college at an early ...
LHS Hosts Special Olympics Track and Field Meet ::..
Middle School athletes with special needs were greeted with cheers and applause as they entered the stadium at Lakeshore High School on their way to compete in the St. Tammany Parish Special Olympics Track and Field Meet on Wednesday.
The event kicked off with a parade of athletes followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, Special Olympics Oath and lighting of the torch.
Ten area middle schools and 125 athletes competed in softball throw, standing long jump, and running events which included a 50 and 100 meter walk/run and a 25 meter wheel chair race. Volunteers at the event included Lakeshore High School’s Jr. ROTC, cheerleaders, dance team, clubs and athletes. Parents, community members, ...