School Calendar For 2014-2015 Adopted ::..
The St. Tammany Parish School Board has released its School Calendar for the 2014-2015 School Year.
The official dates for next school year will include a starting date for students on Thursday, August 7, 2014, and an ending date for the School Year on Friday, May 22, 2015. The entire calendar including holiday schedules may be downloaded by clicking the link at the end of the article. (PDF Format)
Supervisor of Human Resources Brandon Clanton reported to the School Board Thursday night that the calendar is adopted following a vote by employees choosing between two proposed calendars. This year the voting was done via email, with the chosen calendar getting 64 percent of the votes cast.
Traditionally the vote has been taken in ...
Winter Holidays Start December 20 at Noon, Classes Resume January 6 ::..
Students will report to school for one-half day only on Friday morning, December 20, as the second grading period of the 2013-2013 School Year draws to a close. Teachers will use Friday afternoon for record-keeping purposes.
The Winter Holidays/Christmas break for St. Tammany Parish Public Schools will begin on Monday, December 23. Classes resume and the third grading period begins on Monday, January 6, 2014.
School board support offices will be closed Monday, December 23, through Thursday, December 26. Offices will be open on Friday, December 27.
Offices will be open half a day Monday, December 30 until noon, but will be closed for New Year’s Eve on December 31, as well as Wednesday and Thursday, January 1 and 2. Offices will be open ...
Parents, Students and Staff Donate Angel Tree Gifts ::..
Fifth Ward Jr. High students, parents and teachers donated more than 108 presents for its Angel Tree program this year, the sixth year for the holiday season project which has become a favorite school tradition.
Jennifer Jenkins, a paraeducator at Fifth Ward, said the gifts will be distributed to seventy-five children in the community through the Office of Community Services (OCS) . The gifts were collected at the end of the school day on Thursday, December 12 , as dozens of wrapped Christmas presents, including a bicycle, were dropped off at school gymnasium by parents and teachers.
Last year sixty eight children were on the list to receive the gifts through the program, and this year that number was increased to 75. ...
Pearl River High Student Kelsey Parker Sings At House of Blues ::..
Pearl River High School junior Kelsey Parker recently took part in the December 3 International House of Blues Foundation “Bringing Down The House” talent showcase for high school students in New Orleans. She was also in the spotlight there last year as lead singer for the “Crossfire” band made up of other Pearl River High students.
Miss Parker, 16, was one of six high school acts from throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area featured at this year’s event. She performed an original song named “Serenity” and two other songs, placing fourth in the competition.
The band performed two original songs "Sweet Content" and "Falling" at the beginning of the school Prom last March.
This year Kelsey decided to ...
Covington Community Excited About SemiFinals Game ::..
As the Covington High Lions went into Friday night’s semifinals football contest with Parkway, the entire community was behind them. Signs were put up throughout the city, a community pep rally was held Wednesday night, and football players, cheerleaders, band members, mascot and other students visited Pitcher Junior High, Covington Elementary and Folsom Elementary Friday.
The feeder schools hosted “Blue and Gold Day” to show their support for the Lions as they vie for the 2013 Class 5A title. Local businesses painted good luck messages on their windows throughout the downtown area, and residents put signs in their yards.
Newspaper articles were plentiful about the match, especially with Lions Coach Greg Salter, the grandson of legendary coach Jack Salter, carrying on a family ...