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.
Twenty students from St. Bernard Parish Schools will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee at the end of April to compete at the national Academic Games Tournament. The Elementary, Middle, and High School Division Teams were presented at Tuesday night’s School Board Meeting.
For the last four years, Chalmette High School has been home to some of the nation’s most promising high school seniors – students who were awarded the distinction of being named semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program. This year, senior Meghan St. Angelo has exceeded this accomplishment by advancing to finalist status.
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 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