St. Bernard School Board Members joined hundreds of other educational leaders from across the state recently as part of the 80th annual Louisiana School Boards Association Conference in Baton Rouge.
The St. Bernard Parish Public School System's recent Special Olympics was a true community celebration. Held each year at Chalmette High’s Bobby Nuss Stadium, the games featured 136 athletes with special needs, competing in a variety of track and field events.
St. Bernard Parish School District staff and retired teachers participated in the 18th Annual Community Spelling Bee hosted by the St. Bernard Parish Rotary Club. The competition was moderated by Chalmette High School teachers Annelise Cassar and Arianna Cassar-Cruice alongside senior Kelsey Billiot who served as this year’s bee mascot.
Students from across the St. Bernard School District joined nearly 14,000 of their peers recently at the State Beta Convention, participating in a series of varying academic, artistic, and leadership based competitions.
Four teams representing the St. Bernard Parish School District were announced Thursday, March 1 to represent the district at this year’s national tournament. Academic Games is a tournament style academic competition where students are challenged to use higher order thinking skills in the subjects of language arts, English, history, and mathematics.
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