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July, 2012

Garden on the Move

 

Our fabulous school garden (now overflowing with okra, sweet potatoes, eggplants, peppers, squash, melons, cucumbers, and much more) has to be moved so that the maintenance crew can access adjacent buildings. However, we have been given a new, larger garden area! Our entire community garden family—parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors, teachers, PTA, Junior Corps, Northshore Democratic Women’s Club, Concerned Citizens of Lacombe, Home Depot Team, Louisiana Master Gardeners, and many more are planning a massive Community Garden Transplant for next Thursday , July 19, at 6:00 p.m. so we can transplant all the plants in the evening when the sun will not damage them.

Our new garden (on the St. Mary Street side of the school) will be approximately 70’ x 25’, and we will have a beautiful stone pathway around the garden donated by Home Depot.

The garden will expand to include the entire school next year as all the students will participate in science, art, cooking, and technology lessons in the garden! In May, each grade level planted a hummingbird and butterfly garden around the school garden and took part in planting the summer garden. Over the summer, The Junior Corps students built new herb boxes and maintained the large school garden.

Rebekah Ellis, students, and garden family

 


May, 2012

Bicentennial Books

Lakeshore High Students Share Bicentennial Books with Bayou Lacombe Students - Lakeshore High School partnered with Bayou Lacombe Middle School to create awareness for the Bicentennial Celebration for the state of Louisiana. Mrs.Wagner, an English teacher at Lakeshore, worked with the English department to pick students from their classes who have exhibited good behavior and maintained good grades. These students visited Bayou Lacombe Middle School classrooms and read stories with themes of Louisiana’s Bicentennial to the students. Pictured in the group photo are: Rachael Newton, Natalie Faciane, Brooke Backshear, Krista Girod, Eric Malick, Stephanie Niemiec, Grant Stiebing, Dominique Dolese, Jessica Parker, Autumn Hamm, Mikaela Allen, Katie Trapp, and Baylee Ives.

Reading to sixth grade students is Natalie Faciane.



April, 2012

 

Partnering with PTA
and Lakeshore High

On Thursday, March 29th, Bayou Lacombe Middle School collaborated with the Lakeshore High Agriculture Club and the Bayou Lacombe PTA to complete a very nice school beautification project. Amanda Lee, the Agriculture Club sponsor brought 13 Lakeshore students to BLMS for the entire day. Mr. Forrest Green, retired Head Custodian returned to assist with Supervising the project. Mrs. Michelle Keiper, Vice President of the PTA, Mr. Green, Ag. Club students and Ms. Lee worked very hard to complete several landscape projects, including a large section in front of the school. Pavestone and Sunny Sod, both located in Lacombe, donated a pallet of stones and a pallet of sod to the project. Home Depot of North Shore Blvd. provided discounts on plants and the Bayou Lacombe PTA provided plants and mulch material. Through everyone’s hard work and generosity, the new facility at Bayou Lacombe Middle looks even nicer than it did.

Pictured are Patrick Woods (Principal, Bayou Lacombe Middle), Tyler Moore , Kevin Doucette , Tristan Steadman , Alexis Schroder , CJ Ticker , Ali Miller , Antoine Mayes , Robbie Ricks , Aaron Hunter , Cordell Cloud , Dylan Clement , Ms. Amanda Lee (Ag. Club Sponsor) , Courtney Kirsh , and Johnny Pradat.

 


March, 2012

Testing Pep Rally Held



At the end of March, Bayou Lacombe Middle School students and staff members kicked off the testing season with a “LEAP/i-LEAP” pep rally. The fourth grade teachers sponsored the activity naming it “You Can Win It”! Following the theme, games were played by students randomly chosen from each grade level. The games were fun titles such as “Shake It, Don’t Break It”, “Defying Gravity,” “Face the Cookie”, “Stuff It”, and “Roll With It”. Pictured is Anthony Dumas as the “SUPER STA”. STA stands for the strategy (Stop, Think, Make Tracks, and Answer) students have been working on all year. In the photo are Anthony Dumas, Justy Areceneaux, Megan Gonzalez, and Ayanna Williams.

Terrific Kids of the Month

Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teacher as Terrific Kid of the Month.  The January and February Terrific Kids are (front row) Taylor Silve, Jada Williams, Taylor Simms, Jacoby Chatman, Ian Ocmond (back row) Sevella Washington, Harley Evans, Lexi Pittman, Destiny Cousin, and Theresa Miller. 

The February students were Drew Harper, Jordan Weaver, Katlyn Atlow, Terriona Batiste, Paige Melan, Zachary Pinter, Shalise Deflanders, Joshua Hayes, and Patrick James.

 

 

 

PTA Rewards Students


Bayou Lacombe Middle School’s third grading period celebrated its Honor Roll students with a Family Honor Roll Breakfast. Later, the students had their names in a drawing for a touch screen video and music player. PTA sponsors the Honor Roll give-a-way each grading period by drawing for an electronic prize. This grading period’s lucky winner was Jacoby Chatman.

Lucky Bike Winners


On March 29, 2012, Bayou Lacombe Middle School had a drawing for two bicycles as a reward for positive behavior. Those students without behavior referrals for the third grading period had their names entered in the drawing for a chance to win one of the two bicycles. A total of eight bicycles were donated earlier in the school year by Academy Sports and Outdoors for use as incentives for positive behavior. At the end of every grading period, two lucky students win. The lucky winners for the third grading period are Solomon Vance and Chelsea Campora.

Regional Fair Winners

Bayou Lacombe Middle School was well-represented at both the Science and Social Studies Regional Competition held in Hammond on Southeastern Louisiana University’s campus. Sponsor, Kay Narcisse, said, “I can’t tell you how excited I was over this year’s participants and how successful they were in their presentations!”



The Science Fair Winners are pictured as (front row)- First Place: Eric Keiper, Mary Ellen Jaubert, and Joshua Hayes- (back row)- Second Place: Haley Dean, Jacob Stephens, Naya Johnson, Taylor Torregano, and Brooke Pellegrin- Honorable Mention: Katlyn Atlow and Kevin Fuzy. The students who placed do not go any further in competition. The Science Fair contest does not go beyond regional.



The Social Studies Fair honorable mentions are (standing) Jacob Stephens, Kortney Hutchison, Michael Gautier, Madison Cousin, Iriel Laurent, Daisy Singletary, Merianne Bryant, Savanna Owens, Jessica Smith, Alize Wust, and Marcel Brown (not pictured is Hannah Martin). Placing in the Social Studies category are (seated) Kaylee Bech (first place) Taylor Torregano (third place) and Joshua Hayes (third place). Kaylee Bech, a fifth grader at Bayou Lacombe Middle, will travel to Lake Charles, La. to participate at the state level in the Social Studies division.

Third Grading Period Honor Roll

4th Grade: (bottom row) Justy Areceneaux, Anthony Dumas, Morgan Faciane, Brandon Hoelzel, Yasmin Jackson, Maci Losch, Alisa McCollums, Theresa Miller, Tracie Moreau (second row) Kristian Noullet, Arianna Pulido, Lauryn Adams, Cyerra Batiste, Alma Castro, Matthew Laurent, Nena Levy (third row) Paige Melan, Taylor Simms, Gabrielle Vaughn, Mariah Abron, Michael Moffett, Brooke Pellegrin, Brianna Smith (top row) Jasmine Perry, Jada Williams, Joslyn Bedford, Ethan Dennies, A Kendall Laurent, Ian Ocmond, and Jacoby Chatman.


5th Grade: (Bottom Row) Destinee Anders, Kaylee Bech, Racheal Butler, Alyssa Cox, Jade Cox, Rowan Durham, Michael Gilly, Kendal Hoover, Eric Keiper, Summer Malanders, Hannah Musgrove (second row) Chloe Pawless, Lexi Pittman, Haleigh Sartalamacchia, Haley Scheidel, Jessica Smith, Taylor Torregano, Lilee Bourque, Kelci Daniels, Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie (top row) Taylor Ladner, Iriel Laurent, Makayla Palmer, Jacob Stephens (NOT pictured Hannah Martin)

6th Grade: (Bottom row) Brianna Bleckwenn, Haley Dean, Ashley Ducre, Joshua Hayes, Mary Ellen Jaubert, Katherine (Katie) Julian, Mariah Levy, Francesca (Frannie) Reyes, Chyanna Tatom, Dalton Vincent (second row) Christian Burch, Trevor Burnett, Michael Gautier, Alysia Jones, Thera Mullen, Savanna Owens, Simone Burkhamer, Madison Cousin, Naya Johnson (top row) Logan Roy, Asia Sams, Daisy Singletary, Alize Wust, Quentin Silve

 


February, 2012

 

Jerseys for Jeremy

 

Black History Month Celebrated


Black History Month is celebrated in the US and Canada during the month of February. It is a month of remembrance and education about important historical events and people. Bayou Lacombe Middle School held is annual Black History Month Celebration on February 9th. Each grade level, the school chorus and band, performed in honor of Black History Month. School Board Member and former Bayou Lacombe School Administrator, Willie “Coach” Jeter was the keynote speaker for the event. Pictured is Coach Willie Jeter with the fourth grade classes in the background.

 


January, 2012

 

Second Grading
Period Honor Roll

Bayou Lacombe Middle School’s second grading period Honor Roll students enjoyed breakfast with their families on January 26th and that afternoon had their name in a drawing for a hand-held digital video camera. PTA sponsors the Honor Roll give-a-way each grading period by drawing for an electronic prize. This grading period’s lucky winner was Kelci Daniels. (pictured is Ellie Schroder, PTA Treasurer, and Kelci Daniels)


4th Grade: (front row) Kane Powell, Adam Randolph, Lizeht Rodriguez, Taylor Simms, Jada Williams, Alana Batiste, Amiah Cousin, Ethan Dennies, Daja’ana Faciane, Brandon Hoelzel, Hannah Palencia, Brooke Pellegrin (middle row) Yasmin Jackson, Nena Levy, Alisa McCollums, Paige Melan, Tracie Moreau, Arianna Pulido, Morgan Faciane, Layla Hymel, Matthew Laurent, Maci Losch, and Cameron Vaughn (top row) Lauryn Adams, Anthony Dumas, Megan Gonzalez, Michael Moffett, Kristian Noullet, Jasmine Thomas, Mariah Abron, Justy Arceneaux, Cyerra Batiste, and Alma Castro (Not pictured: Theresa Miller, Brianna Smith, and Jessica Foster)


5th Grade: (bottom row) Destinee Anders, Kaylee Bech, Courtney Blanchard, Lilee Bourque, Iriel Laurent, Racheal Butler, Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie, Eric Kieper, and Hannah Musgrove (next row) Chloe Pawless, Haleigh Sartalamacchia, Jacob Stephens, Summer Malanders, Haley Scheidel, Taylor Torregano, Makayla Adams, and Michael Gilly (next row) Alex Kleck, Taylor Ladner, A’Quiera Laurent, Hannah Martin, Lexi Pittman, and Christopher (CJ) Ballard ( top row students with 4.0 average) Kelci Daniels and Rowan Durham (NOT pictured: Jade Cox, Jessica Smith, and Makayla Palmer)


6th Grade: (bottom row) Alize Wust, Chyanna Tatom, Thera Mullen, Katherine (Katie) Julian, Madison Cousin, Ashley Ducre, Daisy Singletary, and Michael Gautier (next row) Naya Johnson, Mary Ellen Jaubert, Troy Henry, Simone Burkhamer, Francesca (Frannie) Reyes, Joshua Hayes, and Trevor Burnett (next row) Dezarae Villagomez, Alysia Jones, Asia Sams, Mariah Levy, and Brianna Bleckwenn (top row student with 4.0 average) Haley Dean (NOT pictured: Kevin Fuzy-Sibley)

 

Social Studies Winners

Bayou Lacombe Middle School held its annual Social Studies Fair on January 13, 2012. There were many outstanding projects submitted by 4th, 5th, and 6th graders with community members as judges.

The winners of the Social Studies Fair for first place are Kaylee Bech, Taylor Torregano, Joshua Hayes, and Kortney Hutchison.

Second place are Hannah Martin, Marcel Brown, Madison Cousin, and Iriel Laurent.

Third place are Simone Burkhamer, Jacob Stephens, Seth Hardesty, and Alize Wust.

Fourth place winners are Jessica Smith, Merianne Bryant, Savanna Owens, and Michael Gauthier.

 

Teacher of the Year


The faculty/staff at Bayou Lacombe Middle School has selected Ms. Therese Hotard to represent Bayou Lacombe Middle School as “Teacher of the Year” for the 2012-2013 school year. Ms. “T”, as her students fondly call her, teaches music, choir, and orff. She does a great job of getting quality performances from BLMS students. Pictured is Bayou Lacombe Middle School’s Teacher of the Year, Ms. Therese Hotard and Principal, Patrick Woods.

 


December, 2011

Terrific Students


Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teacher as Terrific Kid of the Month. The December Terrific Kids are Brandon Hoelzel, Hannah Musgrove, Christopher (CJ) Ballard, Erica Ponthier, Christian Burch, Kane Powell, Alize Wust, Cyerra Batiste, and Brianna Bleckwenn.

 

Students Rewarded
for Positive Behavior

 

Just before the Holiday break, Bayou Lacombe Middle School had a drawing for two bicycles and a drawing for two Saints jerseys as a reward for positive behavior.  Those students without behavior referrals for the second grading period had their names entered in the drawing for a chance to win a bike or Saints jersey. The bicycles were donated earlier this year by Academy Sports and Outdoors of Slidell. 

The lucky winners of the bicycles for the second grading period
were Iriel Laurent and Dustin Ponthier.

The lucky jersey winners were Tara Cousin and David Brown.

 

 

Terrific Kids of the Month


Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teacher as Terrific Kid of the Month. Terrific Kids receive a certificate, pencil, chocolate treat and a special lunch with the Principal. The December Terrific Kids of the Month are (left to right) Kathryn Gillespie, Maci Losch, Mariah Levy, Megan Gonzalez, Alma Castro, Haley Scheidel, Edward (Eddie) Laurent, David Brown, and Troy Henry.

Council Holds Food Drive



The Bayou Lacombe Middle School Principal’s Leadership Council is comprised of representatives from each homeroom which serves as an advisory council to the Principal and assists in organizing school/community events. The Council sponsored a food drive during the first two weeks of December, gathering over 750 items which were donated to the Samaritan Center in Mandeville. Pictured are Council Members (back row: Ethan Dennies, Paige Melan, Matthew Laurent, Eric Kieper, Ashley Ducre, Christina Smith, Katlyn Atlow, Joshua Hayes, Trevor Burnett, Quentin Silve, Troy Henry, Madison Cousin) (front row: Jasmine Perry, Randall Schneider, Alex Harper, Maci Losch, Kirstyn Hamilton, Hannah Musgrove, Justy Arceneaux)

Science Fair Winners

Bayou Lacombe Middle School held its annual Science Fair on December 2, 2011.  There were many outstanding projects submitted by 5th and 6th grade students with community members as judges.  The winners of the Science Fair are first place (front row) Eric Kieper, Kevin Fuzy-Sibley, and Taylor Torregano. Second place in the Science Fair are Harley Evans, Mary Ellen Jaubert, and Brooke Ponthier.  Third place in the Science Fair are Jacob Stephens, Joshua Hayes, Katlyn Atlow, and Naya Johnson.

 

 


November, 2011

 

Veterans Honored



On November 11, 2011, students at BLMS gathered to honor local veterans with a program that demonstrated gratitude for the service of all veterans. Students wrote essays and the winners read their essays to the assembly. Pictured are the essay winners and honored veterans: Back row: Michael Carroll, CPL Richard Pellegrin, SSG Yulynn Pellegrin, Pat Dempsey, Mark Arnett, Mike McGovern, Tom Miller Sr., Andrew Guidera Jr., Willie Brice, George Reyes, and Numa Bech. Front Row: Caitlin Bauman, Haley Dean, Alize Wust, Megan Gonzalez, Sammy Martinez, Morgan Faciane, Francesca “Frannie” Reyes, Quentin Silve, Michael Gautier, Grace Cryer, Matthew Laurent, Arlyne Guidera, and Emile Meilleur.

Organic Gardening

On November 8, the Bayou Lacombe Middle School Gifted Program’s Organic Garden Project — the culmination of an extensive community effort—became a reality. After months of design, preparation and toil, the gifted students partnered with the Home Depot Team and the Louisiana Master Gardener Program to transplant hundreds of seedlings into their sizeable organic gardens.

Organic Garden Group: KNEELING- Adrian Dumas, Ashley Ducre, Alisa McCollums, Yasmin Jackson STANDING- Chas Ebert, Jim Dudenhefer, Kelci Daniels, Scott Corry, Tasha Kyle, Kristian Noulett, Jeanne Denson, Jacob Stephens, Joshua Hayes, Emily Hawkins, Anthony Dumas, Frannie Reyes, Rudy Arevalo, Jericho Sookoo, Rebekah Ellis, and Linda Franzo

Each year, Rebekah Ellis challenges her gifted students to design and implement a community service project, and the newly completed organic veggie, fruit and herb gardens are the result of last year’s design. The students wanted to begin a large, organic garden (14ft x 20ft) in order to have a Farmer’s Market in the fall and spring for the Lacombe community. As an extended community outreach, the students decided to donate all of the proceeds from their Farmer’s Markets (and any remaining produce not sold) to local soup kitchens.

The gifted students joined LSU AgCenter’s School Gardens Project to electronically track their seeds from germination to harvest and are also participating in the Louisiana Junior Master Gardener Program. The new garden is the result of this widespread community effort. In May, the students, parents, grandparents and St. Tammany Parish School Board member Willie B. Jeter tilled the land, fertilized the soil and established the foundation for the organic garden. In September, Home Depot partnered with the gifted program’s organic garden as their local community service project. Eric’s Landscape Supply donated potting soil, Scotts® donated the organic potting and garden soil and mulch, Burpee® donated all of the seeds for the garden for the next few years, and Linda Franzo (Master Gardener) donated all of the herbs for the herb gardens. In addition, Home Depot Foundation and the PTA provided the funds for the picket fence that surrounds the garden.

For two months, the students tended hundreds of seedlings in the garden nursery. Finally, on Tuesday, November 8, the time had come to transplant the seedlings into the garden. Home Depot’s Garden Team and Store Manager Scott Corry, armed with 40 bags of organic soil and mulch, worked with the students to complete the organic veggie and herb gardens and transplant the seedlings into the garden. They transplanted pumpkins, squash, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, celery and green onions into the fall garden. In addition to the veggie garden, the students worked with Louisiana Master Gardener Linda Franzo to build three raised herb gardens (5ft x 20 ft) filled with cilantro, lemon balm, rosemary, Swiss chard, mint, aloe, celery, thyme, tarragon, spearmint and dill. The Home Depot Team also provided the students with over 100 planter box building kits for germinating the seeds for the spring organic garden. In the spring organic garden, the students will plant watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, chives, green onions, green beans, lima beans, parsley, rosemary, cilantro and bell peppers. With the help of Home Depot’s Chas Ebert and other local experts, Mrs. Ellis and her students are currently in the process of designing and constructing several portable greenhouses to protect the gardens during the winter months.

Before selling their produce at the Farmer’s Market in December, the students are participating in “Garden to Table” cooking activities with the Louisiana Master Gardeners and Home Depot Garden Team. The “Garden to Table” activities provide the students with the knowledge and skills needed to live nutritionally healthy and environmentally sustainable lives. “As participants in Garden to Table, students discover the pleasures of hands-on food education [while] learning to build and maintain a garden according to organic principles, and to grow and harvest a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs. The creation and care of the garden teaches students about the natural world, its wonders and beauty and how to cultivate and care for it.” In the garden, the students will prepare various delicious dishes from the produce they have grown. “The garden and kitchen provide a real-life context for learning, which interweaves the theories and practices behind growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing fresh, seasonal foods.”

The organic garden project functions as an “outdoor classroom” challenging the students in all aspects of the curriculum and developing higher order thinking and problem solving skills. Throughout this project, the students employed analytical thinking and reasoning skills in designing the organic garden. They utilized mathematical skills in diagramming the garden blueprints, calculating the supplies needed for the garden and appropriate transplanting measurements. The students gain scientific knowledge by learning about the complex interrelationships between plants, insects, soil and people. Furthermore, the students expand their language arts skills in writing grant proposals and advance their visual art skills as they design and create the Farmer’s Market fliers. They will also apply social studies skills in order to build positive community relationships while working with the Farmer’s Market and local soup kitchens. Moreover, the students will continue to develop and refine their horticultural and environmental skills, expand their knowledge of health and family and consumer sciences and study environmental stewardship and sustainable living while they grow fresh produce (free of pesticides, hormones, and chemicals) and create meals with their vegetable and herb garden harvest. Additionally, the students will build their science and technology skills as they carefully chart the progress of their garden and update it weekly on the LSU Agriculture Center School Gardens website.

Rebekah Ellis and her students eagerly anticipate a robust fall garden, delicious “Garden to Table” cooking activities, a successful Farmer’s Market and plentiful proceeds and produce for the local soup kitchens.

Anthony Building in Garden: Joshua Hayes, Anthony Dumas, Krisitan Noulett, Adrian Dumas, and Scott Corry (Manager)

First Garden to Table: Jim Dudenhefer, Master Gardener Linda Franzo, Jericho Sookoo, Adrian Dumas, Kristian Noulett, Anthony Dumas, Jacob Stephens, Yasmin Jackson, Alisa McCollums, Joshua Hayes, and Frannie Reyes.



Principal for the Day

Fifth grader, Hannah Martin was named “Principal for the Day” for selling the most candy in a fundraiser to benefit Positive Behavior Support at Bayou Lacombe Middle School. Hannah conducted observations, appeared on broadcast, made announcements, gave out Cardinal Cash for positive behavior, and changed one rule for the day. She was an excellent Principal and role model for BLMS students (pictured: Principal, Patrick Woods, Hannah Martin, and Assistant Principal, Daphne Lowe)

 

Leadership Northshore Visits

Leadership Northshore is an innovative program which assists in preparing emerging community leaders for leadership positions in local government, business and community affairs. Part of their program involves community visits.  On November 3, 2011, Leadership Northshore toured Bayou Lacombe Middle School and had lunch in the cafeteria. (Pictured left side: Supervisor of Administration, Kevin Darouse, Valerie Waeltz, Captain William Hart, Dan Mangieri, Donna Henry, and Principal, Patrick Woods.)


 

October, 2011

Positive Behavior Rewards

In October, Bayou Lacombe Middle School had a drawing for two bicycles as a reward for positive behavior.  Those students without behavior referrals for the first grading period had their names entered in the drawing for a chance to win one of two bicycles.  A total of eight bicycles were donated earlier in the school year by Academy Sports and Outdoors for use as incentives for positive behavior.  At the end of every grading period, two lucky students win a bicycle. The lucky winners for the first grading period are Kaylee Bech and Taylor Ladner.

 

Carl Arredondo Visits

Carl Arredondo, of WWL TV, recently visited Bayou Lacombe Middle School where he was honored for his commitment to educating students on subjects related to meteorology. Mr. Arredondo received a giant-sized thank you from the 4 th graders at Bayou Lacombe Middle. (Pictured are Carl Arredondo, Megan Gonzalez and Ethan Dennies).

 

 

Terrific Kids for the Month

Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teacher as Terrific Kid of the Month. The October Terrific Kids of the Month are (Front row)Anthony Dumas, Daja’ana Faciane, Nena Levy, Kelci Daniels and (back row) Katie Julian, Alysia Jones, Chelsea Campora, Alyssa Cox, and Jasmine Thomas.

Celebrating Achievement


Students and families came together for breakfast on the morning of October 19th to celebrate those who made the Honor Roll. The event was well-attended and students received certificates, bumper stickers, pencils, and Honor Roll buttons.

Stephanie Dumas with Anthony Dumas and Matthew Laurent with Ester Laurent

Melissa Hill with Casey Williams

Andrea Robertson with Yasmin Jackson

Honor Roll Students

Bayou Lacombe Middle School 1st Grading Period Honor Roll


4th Grade
(Bottom row)Lauryn Adams, Anthony Dumas, Kristian Noullet, Alisa McCollums, Arianna Pulido, Hannah Palencia, Brooke Pellegrin, Brianna Smith, Mariah Abron, Justy Arceneaux, (second row) Morgan Faciane, Megan Gonzalez, Michael Moffett, Tracie Moreau, Jessica Foster, Layla Hymel, Yasmin Jackson, Theresa Miller, Randal (RJ) Schneider, (3rd row) Jada Williams, Cyerra Batiste, Ethan Dennies, Nena Levy, Maci Losch, Kane Powell, Merianne Bryant, Alma Castro, Amiah Cousin, (back row) Samantha Jones, Matthew Laurent, and Jasmine Thomas. Not pictured: Erica Ponthier.


5th Grade
(Bottom row)Rowan Durham, A’Quiera Laurent, Courtney Blanchard, Destinee Anders, Racheal Butler, Taylor Ladner, Iriel Laurent, Lilee Bourque, Kelci Daniels, Casey Williams, Makayla Adams, (2nd row) Kaylee Bech, Hannah Musgrove, Lexi Pittman, Jessica Smith, Haleigh Sartalamacchia, Haley Scheidel, Chloe Pawless, Kendal Hoover, Kathryn Gillespie, Makayla Palmer, (3rd row) Summer Malanders, Eric Kieper, Hannah Martin, Christopher (CJ) Ballard, Caitlin Bauman, Alex Harper, Christina Smith, Jacob Stephens, and Taylor Torregano. Not pictured: Alyssa Cox.

6th Grade
(Bottom row) Michael Gautier, Francesca (Frannie) Reyes, Daisy Singletary, Ashley Ducre, Katherine (Katie) Julian, Trevor Burnett, Madison Cousin, Haley Dean, (2nd row) Mariah Levy, Thera Mullen, Chyanna Tatom, Alize Wust, Brianna Bleckwenn, Kevin Fuzy-Sibley, Joshua Hayes, and Troy Henry. Not pictured: Dalton Vincent and Simone Burkhamer.

 

 

Teacher of the Year

At the end of last school year, the faculty at Bayou Lacombe Middle chose Mrs. Rebekah Ellis to represent Bayou Lacombe Middle School as Teacher of the 2011-2012 school year.  Pictured are Principal, Patrick Woods and Bayou Lacombe Middle Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Rebekah Ellis.



September, 2011

Terrific Kids of the Month


Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teacher as Terrific Kid of the Month. Terrific Kids receive a certificate, pencil, chocolate treat and a special lunch with the Principal. The September Terrific Kids of the Month are (left to right) Lizhet Rodriguez, Eric Kieper, Lauryn Adams, Quentin Silve, Makayla Palmer, Chyanna Tatom, Mariah Abron, Shawn Dick, Alexa Cusimano, and Thera Mullen.

Community Open House

On September 23, 2011, Bayou Lacombe Middle School had a celebration to officially open its newly renovated school. The public was invited to attend the Community Open House. Everyone gathered in the gym where the essay winners of the “What my new school means to me” were read by the winners, the choir sang “It Takes a Village to Raise Child”, and the student body showed their school spirit through the chant “BLMS is the Best”. At the end of the ceremony, guests were invited to the front of the school to watch the ribbon cutting and then to the cafeteria for refreshments. The morning ended as the guests were lead on tours by BLMS student tour guides.

Pictured at the ribbon cutting ceremony: Left to right -
student, Eric Kieper; School Board Member Dist. 13, John Lamarque; Construction Supervisor, Sammy Mannino; School Board Member Dist. 7, Coach Willie Jeter; Assistant Superintendent, Peter Jabbia; Principal, Patrick Woods; Assistant Superintendent, Bill Brady; Superintendent, Trey Folse; Assistant Superintendent, Cheryl Arabie; Assistant Principal, Daphne Lowe; School Board Member Dist. 8, Peggy Seeley; and student Ashley Ducre.

 

 

Essay Winners

On September 23, 2011, the Lacombe Community, students and staff of Bayou Lacombe Middle School gathered in the gym for a Community Open House. The following students were recognized for winning the essay contest, “What my new school means to me.”
4th grade winners: Alisa McCollums and Justy Arceneaux. 5th grade winners: Taylor Torregano and Haleigh Sartalamacchia. 6th grade winners: Katie Julian, and Shawn Dick.

 

Saints Jersey Winner

Students at Bayou Lacombe Middle School save their Cardinal Cash to use on various rewards during the school year. At the end of each grading period, students are given the opportunity to place as much of their Cardinal Cash as they would like into a drawing. One lucky student gets their cash pulled and in exchange, wins a Saints jersey. The first grading period lucky winner is Madison Metzler, pictured with Principal, Patrick Woods.

 


2010-2011

PTA Volunteer Award

Bayou Lacombe Middle School’s PTA volunteers participate in a variety of events such as Field Day, BLMS Family Fun Fest, PBS/AR Day, Santa’s Secret Shop, Teacher Appreciation Week, and fundraisers. On May 18th and 19th, PTA members were recognized for their outstanding volunteer hours. Presenting the plaque to 6th grade parent Cynthia Daire is Principal Patrick Woods.


More PTA Volunteers

Bayou Lacombe Middle School’s PTA volunteers participate in a variety of events such as Field Day, BLMS Family Fun Fest, PBS/AR Day, Santa’s Secret Shop, Teacher Appreciation Week, and fundraisers. On May 18th and 19th, PTA members were recognized for their outstanding volunteer hours. Presenting the plaque to 5th grade parents Noreen Reyes and George Reyes is Assistant Principal Daphne Lowe.


Camera Giveaway

Bayou Lacombe Middle School’s second grading period honor roll students enjoyed breakfast with their families on January 27th and that afternoon had their name in a drawing for a digital camera. PTA sponsors the Honor Roll give-a-way each grading period. This grading period’s lucky winner was Christian Burch.


Accelerated Reader



Students at Bayou Lacombe Middle School celebrated reaching their Accelerated Reader Goal for three grading periods on Friday, May 13th. Also getting to take part in the celebration were students who had no referrals for the year. With the help of parents and staff, these students were able to participate in fun events such as fun jumps, obstacle courses, Wii Dance, basketball bump, karaoke, jump rope, and hoopla.


Student of the Month

Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teacher as the Student of the Month. The January Students of the Month are (bottom row) Keyshawn Casnave, Shannon Menard, Kevin Fuzy-Sibley, Sadie Briggs, Mariah Levy, Naya Johnson, Katie Julian, Rowan Durham, Frannie Reyes, Mykelle Hicks (top row)Summer Malanders, Savannah Feezor, Jacob Stephens, Morgan Authement, Anthony Thoulion, Joseph LeBlanc, Austin McQuilkin, Deja Ordone, Nicole Laviolette, Jason Cusimano, and Xavier Green. (not pictured: Victoria Schneider)


End of Year Winners

Each grading period, Bayou Lacombe Middle School has a bicycle drawing at which time both a girl and a boy with no discipline referrals win a bike. On May 20th, the drawing was held and the lucky winners were 6th grader, Loreal Moran (right) and 4th grader Jason Cusimano (left).

 

 

 

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