The St. Bernard Parish School District has recently released the Program Application for Teach St. Bernard – an alternative certification program for recent college graduates and career changers looking to teach in high-needs subjects in the school district.
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, 2019.
The St. Bernard Rotary Club recently held its 18th annual Adult Spelling Bee at Chalmette High School. This year, over 20 teams representing a wide-array of businesses and civic organizations, took part in this fun, fundraising activity.
Learning where food comes from and how to prepare nutritious meals has become a component of the curriculum at W. Smith Elementary School. Thanks to a grant from Louisiana Team Nutrition, students have the opportunity to create a tower garden to grow fresh produce such as bibb lettuce, gourmet lettuce, rainbow chard, and kale.
Since 2011, the Posse Foundation has awarded $34.2 million in scholarship money to high school scholars in the greater New Orleans area. The highly competitive scholarships are given to only 40 area seniors each year and award four-year, full tuition, merit-based leadership scholarships to the recipients.
The St. Bernard Parish School Board which will serve for the 2019-2022 term was sworn in at a recent meeting. There are two new members to this Board, Rosiland White who represents District 10, and Carolyn Craft, the temporary appointee of District 6 until the March 30 special election to fill the seat of Dr. Hugh Craft.
Over 200 educators brought joy throughout the parish, Christmas caroling at neighborhood bus stops for families and students. The tradition was started last year by the administrators at Arlene Meraux Elementary School.
Audiences looking to enjoy the Christmas classic The Nutcracker will not have to travel to New Orleans this season. The St. Bernard Parish School Board will be presenting The Nutcracker Suite throughout the month of December at the Maumus Center Planetarium.
For the first time ever, the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans will perform the world’s best known and most popular choral work: Handel’s Messiah at the Chalmette High School Cultural Arts Center. This breathtaking presentation will take place Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7 P.M.
Welcome to a brand new year in the St. Bernard Parish School System! We are glad to have you as part of our school family and hope you are looking forward to the 2018-2019 academic year.
Each year, our school community unites around a single theme. This year, we will celebrate our strength – both inside and outside the classroom. As a district, we know that the success of our students depends on the strength of our partnerships with our families. This year, we are excited to continue to partner with you to ensure that your child thrives.
As part of our partnership, each year we ask for your support in defraying the cost of necessary instructional supplies through the assessment of an instructional fee. These fees are used to purchase workbooks, consumable textbooks, educational publications, and hands-on materials that your child uses in class each day. The instructional fee for each child in our elementary and middle schools is $15, while the fee per child for the high school is $25. While the actual costs of these materials exceed these amounts, your payment of the instructional fee will be a tremendous help to your child’s school in providing enrichment and reinforcement of the curriculum. We would appreciate your cooperation in sending this amount to your child’s homeroom teacher during the first two weeks of school. If this presents a problem, please contact your child’s principal, and he/she will work with you to arrange a payment plan for your convenience.
We thank you for your continued support of our school system. Through our continued partnership, we can foster a learning environment where all students can grow and succeed. Please visit our websites, Facebook page, and Youtube channel, for information throughout the year about all of the good things happening throughout our district. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your school principal or our central office staff.
We look forward to a great school year, and we thank you for entrusting your child to the St. Bernard Parish Public Schools.