The Performing Arts Academy will bring audiences a twist on the beloved fairy tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel in this summer’s production of Into the Woods.
Four hundred and fifty Chalmette High School graduates received their diplomas at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena on May 17, 2018. An outstanding class, these graduating seniors earned over $13.5 million in scholarships and more than half of these scholars earned college credit during their time in high school.
Dr. Bryan Bertucci, St. Bernard Parish Coroner, recently presented over 100 reading and writing awards to parish public school students. Students, grades K-12, were acknowledged for their outstanding efforts in reading and writing during the school year.
Seven St. Bernard Parish School District students were recognized for overcoming adversity and living meaningful, productive lives at the New Orleans’ 26th Annual Cox Inspirational Heroes Awards and Recognition Ceremony held recently at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
As the Chalmette High School Class of 2018 nears the end of its senior year, one accomplished member of that class – Tommy Hall - is celebrating scholarship offers totaling $1.1 million, acceptance to West Point Military Academy and a near perfect ACT score of 33. Tommy is also hopeful to graduate at the top of his class; an honor that he says will fulfill a goal he set for himself early on in his academic career.
St. Bernard Parish Public School District is one of the few districts in the state to offer a universal, tuition free Four Year Old Preschool Program. This program is for all children residing in the parish who will be four years of age by September 30, 2018.
The safety of our schools and the wellbeing of our students are of paramount importance. Over the past week, the St. Bernard Parish School administrators have been working closely with Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann and his detectives to address several instances where students have made statements which could be perceived as threats.
In each instance, parents were notified, the incident was reported to the Sheriff’s department, and a thorough investigation was conducted by the detectives of the Criminal Investigations Bureau. The school system will continue to partner with the Sheriff’s department and notify all parents if there are any credible threats. The Sheriff’s department is stressing a zero tolerance policy and has arrested several students for making verbal threats, even though the students may have indicated that they are only “joking.”
Parents, please help us by speaking with your children about the gravity of their words and what the consequences could be. We, in conjunction with the Sheriff’s department, are holding assemblies with all of our middle and upper elementary school students to stress the seriousness of the situation. Students at the high school have already been addressed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s principal.
Superintendent of St. Bernard Parish Schools