Superintendentís Award for Character, Citizenship Announced for 2013 ::..
A group of Covington High School science students and teachers won the Superintendent’s Award for Outstanding Character and Citizenship for 2013, with the announcement made by Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III at the May 16 School Board meeting in Covington.
Their “Hand-In-Hand” project is a service learning event which teaches basic scientific concepts to visiting second grade students from several area elementary schools. The project originated seven years ago.
This year on “Science Awareness Day,” April 16, more than 700 second grade students were brought by bus from Covington Elementary, Lyon Elementary, Folsom Elementary, Lancaster Elementary, Fifth Ward Junior High and Lee Road Junior High. They were greeted by forty-five groups of high school students with displays ...
New Assistant Principals Appointed ::..
Eight new assistant principals for schools across St. Tammany Parish were announced by Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III, at the School Board’s May 16 meeting.
Sarah Simmons was appointed Assistant Principal at Fifth Ward Junior High School, Amie Guttuso was named Assistant Principal at Little Oak Middle School, and Kathryn W. Marton will serve as Assistant Principal at Slidell High School. At Mandeville High School, John Priola Jr. will serve as Assistant Principal, Kimberly Blanks-Gardner will be Assistant Principal at Abney Elementary School, and Juliana Sciortino was named as Assistant Principal at Folsom Elementary School.
Also, Kerri S. Soo was announced as Assistant Principal at Mayfield Elementary, and Michael J. Astugue was named as Assistant Principal at Fontainebleau ...
School Session Ends May 22 ::..
The 2012-2013 School Year ends on Wednesday, May 22, with students reporting to school for only half a day in the morning.
Teachers will attend Teacher’s Day at their individual schools on May 23 and, if necessary, the Teachers Professional Make Up Day on May 24 for in-service workshops.
The next school session begins on Friday, August 9, 2013.
Energy Star Leader Award Presented to School System ::..
The St. Tammany Parish Public School System was honored by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently with an award recognizing the district’s continued excellence in conserving energy and promoting educational awareness of energy management practices.
Assistant Superintendent William Brady reported to the School Board on May 2 that the School System’s in-house energy savings program continues to earn national recognition. He presented the latest award to Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III on behalf of all employees and students who have taken part in those efforts over the past several years.
Through the “Energy Star Leader Award” the EPA recognizes the School Board for its leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by achieving “Top Overall Energy Performance” ...
Student Artists Spotlighted in Habitat For Humanity Gallery ::..
Fifteen third grade students from the St. Tammany Parish Public School System exhibited artworks in the recent “Gallery Night” held in conjunction with the Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West Building Through Art program.
This is the fifth year for St. Tammany students to take part in the event. Building through Art is an educational art program that introduces local third-grade students to the work of Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West in their community.
Chosen pieces were framed, displayed and sold at a Gallery Night held May 9th at the Habitat ReStore. Proceeds will be divided between Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West and the student artists' school to support art in the classroom.