6:00 PM - 11:59 PM Regular Scheduled School Board Meeting
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM General Committee Meeting of the Whole Board
Sixteen teams raised nearly $7,000 when the St. Bernard School Board's Lions Club hosted its 11th annual Golf Tournament at Oak Harbor Golf Course in Slidell.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math will all be a part of this year's Summer STEM Camp. The St. Bernard Parish Public School System is excited to announce the return of this fun, immersive, and educational program to be held at the Maumus Science Center in Arabi.
The best and brightest of the Chalmette High School Class of 2019 gathered in the Chalmette High School Cultural Arts Center on April 24 for the school’s annual Senior Awards Night; a night in which about 70 seniors were recognized for their hard work, awarded over a million dollars in scholarship money, and named as coveted Golden Owls for their class.
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.
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.
As we close out the 2018-2019 school year, I want to thank you for your continued support and cooperation. This year we focused on those things that made us strong. Above all else, we educators know a strong partnership with our parents and community is critical in ensuring our students receive a high quality education.
Next year, we will stress Connections as our focus. Connecting our teachers and our students; our parents with our schools; and our schools with our community.
And while summer is a time to relax, we also encourage our students to stay connected and engaged in various extracurricular activities and academics.
For instance, while our school science program provides a strong foundation for our students, our Science STEM Camp offers week-long, hands-on, fun learning activities for elementary and middle school students at our state-of-the -art Maumus Science Center and Planetarium. Registration information can be found at www.sbpsb.org/sciencecamp.
And while all of our second graders learn the basics of water safety and swimming, our Summer Swim offers expanded opportunities with two sessions available to current 1st – 5th graders. More information can be found at www.sbpsb.org/swim.
Our district also offers varied opportunities for students with an affinity for the performing arts. Each year, our Summer Performing Arts Academy brings Broadway to our parish. This year’s show, the classic, musical comedy Once Upon A Mattress, is the retelling of the famous fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea. For more information about the program or for tickets, visit www.sbpsb.org/performingartsacademy.
And finally, whether your child pursues science, athletics, or acting this summer, we want all of our students to continue to focus on their academics by participating in Summer Reading. It’s a great way to ensure your child’s success next school year. Summer reading lists and activities can be found at www.sbpsb.org/summerread.
We look forward to reconnecting with you and your students on the first day of school which is August 8th. You will receive communications from your specific schools regarding Back to School events. Please contact your school’s secretary if there have been any changes in your mailing address.
Our connection with our families is a priority, and we thank you for working alongside us this past year. Have a safe and enjoyable summer. And remember - stay involved, stay informed, and stay connected.