Since 2011, the Posse Foundation has awarded $42.6 million in scholarship money to high school scholars in the greater New Orleans area. The highly competitive scholarships are given to only approximately 50 area seniors each year and award four-year, full tuition, merit-based leadership scholarships to the recipients. This year, Chalmette High School is home to five of these outstanding students. Graduating seniors Lina Abdellatif, Logan Brewer, Angel Chavarria, Jezuete Lafuente, and Kris-Lynn McGee will join the ranks of a handful of other CHS alumni who have previously been recognized as Posse scholars.
The 72nd annual Chalmette High School Homecoming festivities took place the weekend of November 8. This year's court included Queen Lina Abdellatif, first maid Imani Brown and maids Madison Bastoe, Logan Dusang, Katie Jovel, Hailey Melerine, Izabella Garcia, Adaline Palmisano, Madison Pleming.
Chalmette High School Key Club held its fifth annual Boo on the Bayou Halloween event at Borgnemouth Park in Meraux on Sunday, October 27. The event, which has become a community favorite, attracted close to 2000 visitors for games, trick or treating, arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, and performances by many of the parish elementary school dance and cheer squads.
Over 200 students attended the annual Chalmette High School College Night for an opportunity to learn more about the many aspects of college life. CHS junior class counselor Penny Tinnerella organizes the event annually and said 35 colleges, trade schools, and tech schools were on site to meet with students and parents.
Kelli Plaiscia, Chalmette High School’s veteran volleyball coach, achieved a remarkable feat recently – earning her 700th career win in a victory over St. Martin.
Over 400 students at Chalmette High School were recently invited to participate in the school’s Breakfast of Champions - an initiative founded by the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Committee to recognize and reward outstanding students. Awards presented included accolades for Perfect Attendance, top scores on Advanced Placement exams, ACT, LEAP tests, or End of Course tests, and competitive cumulative grade point averages at or above a 3.5.
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
Emily, an honors student who boasts a 4.16 GPA and has achieved a competitive score of 31 on the ACT, is truly an exceptional student who represents the best of Chalmette High School.
For the fifth consecutive year, Chalmette High School is home to two recipients of the highly competitive Posse Foundation Scholarships, a four-year, full tuition, leadership scholarship. Congratulations to Hailey Abrams and Brian Williams, who will attend the University of Notre Dame and Tulane University, respectively.
Welcome to Chalmette High School
Dear Chalmette High Family,
Looking back at my over fifty years as a teacher and principal at Chalmette High School, I am amazed when I think of the thousands of wonderful people I have met. The students, parents, staff, teachers, administrators and community members have truly enhanced my life. I have had the privilege to see young teenagers grow academically, emotionally, and socially into promising new adults. I cannot express the joy that I have at every graduation ceremony seeing the students’ growth which has occurred over their four years at Chalmette High. What a great way to spend my life, with the future generation enjoying their teen lives and preparing to accomplish great things.
When Dr. John Hunter, President of LSU, spoke at the dedication of the new Chalmette High School campus in 1962, he spoke of CHS as one of the most beautiful and well equipped schools in Louisiana. I wonder what he would think of our campus today. Because of the leadership of our superintendent, Ms. Doris Voitier, and the support of our St. Bernard Parish school board members, the Chalmette High facility is second to none.
Mr. Buford Jones, former CHS principal, spoke about how each student had to accept the challenge to prepare for his life’s vocation. If I could, I would love to spend hours telling Mr. Jones of the thousands of graduates who have become successful citizens in every area of learning and life. I am most proud of the students who have passed through our doors and excelled in every profession imaginable.
Your school has been consistently rated an “A” school by the Louisiana State Department of Education. Our students and teachers have built a school with a culture of caring and purpose. Last year, our 2019 graduates received eleven million dollars of scholarships. Our athletic teams were very successful in getting to the state playoffs. The fine arts, theater, dance, and music programs are acclaimed citywide. I hope you realize how proud I am of your accomplishments; and keep it up!
It is my privilege to be your principal this year. Let’s make the best of the time you have at Chalmette High School. As always, remember, the choices you make today, shape your world tomorrow.
Make great choices and GO OWLS!