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January Students of the Month
Pictured with Principal Patrick Mackin from left to right are Isabel Singletary, Bailey Lupo, Calleigh Giglio, and Cedric Magee.
Slidell Junior High Kicks off Their Renaissance Program
Slidell Junior High School is proud to announce their partnership with Olive Garden Restaurant as they establish their new academic program, Renaissance. Throughout the year, students at Slidell Junior High School are recognized for their academic achievement; however, on Friday, February 13th, the school will be hosting its first annual Renaissance Pep Rally. At this event, students will receive t shirts, coupons, and various other prizes for their achievements in the classroom and on state tests.
The Olive Garden Restaurant (Slidell) and General Manager Brit Bartels have graciously donated over $1000 in gift cards and certificates; the gift cards will be given to numerous students for their excellent accomplishments. Students who have earned at least a 2.8 grade point average and scholar athletes will receive specially designated T shirts, students with perfect attendance will receive gift cards, and all students with a 4.0 grade point average will receive prizes, including a limo ride to Olive Garden for lunch.
Slidell Junior High principal Patrick Mackin is excited about the opportunity to recognize students’ academic performance. “We continuously stress the importance of academics to our students, and this is a chance to really shine a spotlight on their accomplishments. It has also given us an opportunity to connect with community members and local businesses, many of whom have come forward with generous donations.”
Green Academy Delivers Fresh Produce
Slidell Junior High’s Green Academy students recently delivered fresh produce to the Mt. Olive Feeding Ministry. Green Academy, whose purpose is to promote a sustainable lifestyle through gardening and recycling, began three years ago. Sponsors Katey Robinson and Sarah Goff are delighted with the effort put forth by the students this year. Mt. Olive Feeding ministry, run by Natasha Woods, serves approximately 350 meals a day to needy residents of Slidell. Green Academy harvested and delivered Chinese cabbage, purple cabbage, collard greens, and various herbs.
Back Row: Jeremiah Arrington, Savannah Vorenkamp, Cecila Cousins, Elaysha Washington, Mt. Olive Kitchen Manager Natasha Woods, Kaylor Yates, Madalyn Dupuis, Sawyer Robbins
Front Row: Shakayla Mosely, Lagatha Bridges.
From left to right: Jeremiah Arrington, Sawyer Robbins, Madalyn Dupuis, Shakayla Mosely, Elaysha Washington, Cecila Cousins, Sponsor Sarah Goff, Savannah Vorenkamp, Kaylor Yates, Lagatha Bridges, Sponsor Katey Robinson.
Students of the Month
Slidell Junior High would like to congratulate the December Students of the Month for outstanding leadership, responsibility, and achievement.
(Left to Right )7th grade:Destiny Mitchell, Gavin Sikes, Principal Patrick Mackin 8th grade:Bradley Biles, Savannah Vorenkamp.
Tacky Christmas Outfit Contest
The SJHS Renaissance team sponsored the TACKY CHRISTMAS OUTFIT contest.
Above: 8th Grade Winners
7th Grade Winners
Collin Mitchell is the SJHS Student of the Year
Collin Mitchell is the 2014-2015 Slidell Junior High student of the year. Collin is an excellent student and leader at Slidell Junior High as the President of 4-H and a member of NJHS. He is also member of the boys soccer team, and at practice, he makes sure to give 110%. He dedicates some of his free time every week by going with the National Junior Honor Society to tutor the students at Florida Avenue. He is a remarkable mentor to them. Additionally, each day he takes responsibility for making sure that the school flags are taken down and stores them for the next day. He is also a member of 4-H, and the district 4-H leader continues to compliment him on his exceptional leadership skills. He is a positive student that sets a good example for others to follow. Collin is an asset to any classroom because he always participates and demonstrates an understanding of complex concepts. He maintains high marks, which is evident by his high grade point average which puts him continually on the Principal’s Honor Roll. He lives each day by the school motto, "Tiger Up."
Pictured (left to right) Julie Lupo- RHT, Collin Mitchell, Patrick Mackin- Principal, Tarsha Carroll- Asst. Principal, LouAnne Lea- Asst. Principal
Students of the Month for October
Red Ribbon Week
Students pledge a drug-free lifestyle and show their support throughout Red Ribbon Week.
Monday: Kick off the week with Red Day
Tuesday: Hipster Day- Too Hip for Drugs!
Wednesday: Jersey Day- Team up Against Drugs!
Thursday: Crazy Socks and Hair Day- Head to Toe Drug Free!
Friday: Super Hero Day- You Have the Power to Stay Drug Free!
Black & Gold Day
The Slidell Junior High Cheerleaders host the Fall Dance. Students had a blast dressing in costumes and celebrating with their friends.
Principal Mackin Challenges Students
At the beginning of the year assembly, Principal Patrick Mackin used the "ice bucket challenge" to challenge the students at Slidell Junior High to make the A Honor Roll for the first nine weeks. Students were surprised when the "ice bucket" turned out to only be a "confetti bucket". Mackin then told the students if 200 or more of them made the honor roll, he would do the real ice bucket challenge.
Slidell Junior High recognizes 7th and 8th grade student achievement for the first quarter with an A/B.
Honor Roll Breakfast
Slidell Junior High recognizes 7th and 8th grade student achievement for the first quarter with an A/B Honor Roll Breakfast. The following students earned a 4.0 for the first quarter:
Amari Landor, Collin Mitchell, Collin Aupied, Ethan Forster, Felicity Hartley, Gage Bartholomew, Holly McAndrew, Jane Bedford, Jeannette Wintter, Jessica Ward, Kaitlyn Martin, Kassandra Canales, Kathren N Boyd, Laila Michel, McKenzie Fugate, Tyran Brule, Alecandria Self, Chloe Hansen, Christian Brown, Christine Vining, Daniel Nguy, Joeph Schenck, Hannah Billiot, Jessie Freeland, Joshua McManus, Leah Hoy, Michaela Stewart, Mikael Martin, Peyton Peranich, Scarlett Lemoine, Skyler Baker, Troy S Taylor.
Tori Capace Wins Essay Contest
Tori Capace wins the parish-wide Enrique Camarena Make a Difference Essay Contest.
Students Win Awards at Academic Olympics
On Saturday, October 4th, students competed in Academic Olympics sponsored by Pope John Paul.
Students from Slidell Junior High earned several awards.
Pictured Left to Right Above:
Alissa McCollums (4th Place 7th grade Reading), Aidan Milford (4th Place 8th grade Technology), Collin Aupied (2nd Place 8th grade Social Studies), Dalton Thayer (1st Place 8th grade Science), Collin Mitchell (1st Place 8th grade Math), and Tori Capace (1st Place 8th grade English)."
Pictured above with teachers at Academic Olympics:
Mrs. Triola, Dalton Thayer (1st Place Science), Mrs. Martin, Collin Mitchell (1st Place Math), Ms. Chapman, and Tori Capace (1st English)
Tigers Clinch 2014 Parish Championship
Slidell Junior High Tigers defeat the Creekside Gators 41-8 to clinch the 2014 Parish Championship. The Tigers have had an extraordinary season leading in the district 6-0, outscoring their opponents 261-14. The average score of SJHS games is 44-2!! The Slidell Junior High team is lead by head coach Joey Brockhoff. Assistant coaches are Errol Decker Scott Hildebrand, and Stephen Ford. The big three players earning leading scores were Tito Simmons, Ja'hon Casborn and Trey Davis.
Students of the Month
Congratulations to our Slidell Junior High Tigers of the month!!
Representing 8th grade are Rebekah Carswell and Chaz LeBlanc. 7th grade students of the month are Isiah Robertson and Stephanie Slavinsky.
Teacher Awarded Grant for Math Software
Dawn Rivera with Castle Federal Credit Union presented a $500 check to Jochen Kranz at Slidell Junior High. Mr. Kranz was awarded the grant based on a video he submitted. The funds will be used to purchase math software.
Advanced Chorus Performs at Ribbon Cutting
The Advanced Chorus students from Slidell Junior High participated in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Slidell Public Library on September 11, 2014.
Back to School Dance
Slidell Junior High students celebrate the start of the school year with friends at the "Back to School" dance.
At the beginning of the year assembly, Principal Patrick Mackin used the "ice bucket challenge" to challenge the students at Slidell Junior High to make the A Honor Roll for the first nine weeks. Students were surprised when the "ice bucket" turned out to only be a "confetti bucket".