District News

  • CHS Ring Day

    Nearly 400 seniors recently partook in the longstanding Chalmette High School tradition – Ring Day. A celebration of the Class of 2019, Ring Day celebrates the contributions, achievements, and leadership of the graduating class.

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  • Boo on the Bayou

    Chalmette High School Key Club held its fourth annual Boo on the Bayou Halloween event at the Los Islenos Museum Complex on October 20. 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.

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  • Mock Crash Teaches Students Important Lesson

    Tenth through 12th grade students at Chalmette High School and 8th grade students at St. Bernard Middle School, the host site, recently participated in “Consequence of Impact”, a mock crash involving impaired driving.

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  • CHS Top in the State for Opera

    Chalmette High School is one of the top schools in the state for students qualifying to compete in the live round of the Donald W. Sr. Vocal Competition. Eight vocalists from CHS will take part in the state-wide opera competition which focuses on academic art from the Classical and Roman periods.

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  • CHS Seniors Win Spirit Stick

    Traditions run deep at Chalmette High School. This year’s Owl Week marked the 45 year students have come together to celebrate school spirit and compete for the coveted Spirit Stick.

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  • October Public Showings at the Maumus Center Planetarium

    St. Bernard Parish School District is excited to announce the October schedule of public showings at the Maumus Center Planetarium. Tickets can be purchased at the door; however, it is recommended audiences reserve tickets in advance by calling 504-301-0239.

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  • St. Bernard Schools and Families Are Making Schools Strong - Together

    Family involvement at school events throughout the St. Bernard Parish School System has been at record high numbers this past month, promising another strong school year.

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  • School Board Hosts 13th Annual Breakfast

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  • September Public Showings at the Maumus Center Planetarium

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  • The Performing Arts Academy Presents Into the Woods

    The Performing Arts Academy will bring audiences a twist on the beloved fairy tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel in this summer’s production of Into the Woods.

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  • CHS Graduating Class of 2018

    Four hundred and fifty Chalmette High School graduates received their diplomas at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena on May 17, 2018. An outstanding class, these graduating seniors earned over $13.5 million in scholarships and more than half of these scholars earned college credit during their time in high school.

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  • Parish Coroner Presents Student Awards

    Dr. Bryan Bertucci, St. Bernard Parish Coroner, recently presented over 100 reading and writing awards to parish public school students. Students, grades K-12, were acknowledged for their outstanding efforts in reading and writing during the school year.

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  • Academic Games Team Takes Home National Awards

    St. Bernard Parish’s Academic Games Team traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee recently, joining over 2,000 students from across the country to compete in this elite, national tournament.

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  • AJM Teacher Named State-Wide Semi-Finalist

    ¬Jennifer Maldonado, a 6th grade English teacher at Andrew Jackson Middle School, was recently recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education as a state-wide Techer of the Year Semi-Finalist.

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  • Summer Camp at the Maumus Center

    The Maumus Cetner, St. Bernard Parish School’s premier science facility, will open its doors for two one-week summer science camps. Students entering grades 1 through 6 can register for either or both of the week-long camps.

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  • Summer Swim Program

    The St. Bernard Parish School Board will sponsor swimming lessons this summer at the Chalmette High School Swimming Pool to current 1st-5th graders who are residents of St. Bernard Parish.

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  • 7 Students Receive Cox Inspirational Heroes Awards

    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.

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  • CHS Senior Accepted to West Point

    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.

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  • Registration for Pre-K 4 Opens

    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.

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  • Chalmette Refining Supports Academic Games

    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.

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  • Another National Merit Finalist

    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.

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  • Craft and Lemoine Elected to the LSBA Board of Directors

    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.

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  • Smith New District 9 SBPSB Member

    Violet resident Shelton Smith will replace Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. as the District 9 representative for the St. Bernard Parish School Board.

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  • CHS Voices Present Glitter and Gloves

    Talent filled the stage last weekend when the Chalmette High School Voices presented its annual Glitter and Gloves production. This year’s Broadway revue included selections from major classics such as Hairspray, Anastasia, and Les Miserables.

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  • State Testing Begins in April

    State testing will take place for St. Bernard Parish students throughout the months of April and May.

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  • Elementary School Fitness Meet

    St. Bernard Parish physical education teachers recently held the Elementary School Fitness Meet at Chalmette High School. This event brought student athletes from each school together for this one-day event.

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  • School Board Hosts Special Olympics

    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.

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  • School Board Participates in Rotary Spelling Bee

    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.

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  • St. Bernard Schools Qualify for National Beta Club Convention

    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.

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  • National Academic Games Teams Announced

    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.

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  • CHS Culinary Awarded Judges’ Choice

    Chalmette High School culinary students competed against 22 other high schools at the Louisiana ProStart Student Invitational in New Orleans, a culinary competition.

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  • Over 2000 Visitors to the Maumus Center

    Since opening its doors, the Planetarium at the Maumus Center in Old Arabi has allowed thousands of students and visitors the opportunity to experience the wonders of space. This year over 700 visitors and nearly 1500 students have visited the center, exploring the world of science through the state-of-the-art planetarium and varying science lab activities throughout the center.

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  • St. Bernard Parish School Board’s Lions Club Golf Tournament

    To help raise awareness and funds for the Lions Club, its 10th annual Golf Tournament will take place at Oak Harbor Golf Course in Slidell on Saturday, April 7 starting at 11:30 A.M. Last year, 19 teams participated and raised over $6,000.00.

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  • School Safety a Top Priority

    Because school safety is a top priority for the St. Bernard Parish School Board, the school district has partnered with local agencies to develop security measures to help ensure a safe and secure environment.

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  • School Board Vacancy: District 9

    The St. Bernard Parish School Board will accept applications to fill the vacancy for School Board Member District 9

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  • St. Bernard Schools Seeking Passionate, Driven Teachers

    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.

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  • Fourth Year CHS Student Awarded Posse Scholarship

    For the fourth consecutive year, a Chalmette High School senior has been awarded a prestigious, and highly competitive, Posse Scholarship – an honor given to only 40 students in the entire Greater New Orleans metropolitan area annually.

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  • District-Wide Students of the Year Announced

    Three outstanding students from St. Bernard Parish were recently named as this year’s district-wide Students of the Year.

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  • CHS Students Host a Taste of St. Bernard

    Chalmette High School’s Career and Technical Education Program hosted its first ever Taste of St. Bernard recently at the Maumus Center in Old Arabi.

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  • Clifford Englande School Board President

    At the recent School Board Meeting, Clifford Englande was appointed the St. Bernard Parish Public School Board President.

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  • February Maumus Center Planetarium Schedule

    St. Bernard Parish School District is excited to announce the February schedule of public showings at the Maumus Center.

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  • Trist Teacher Recognized As Outstanding Science Teacher

    St. Bernard Parish School District once again leads the state in science education.

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  • Future Owls Attend CHS Recruiting and Scheduling Program

    Chalmette High School’s varied, rich academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs were on full display at the recent Recruiting and Scheduling Orientation Program when over 600 middle school students from across the school district gathered at the high school's Cultural Arts Center to hear from administrators, teachers, and current students.

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  • School Performance Scores Rise for St. Bernard Parish Schools

    St. Bernard Parish School District’s School Performance Scores increased for 2016-2017 school year according to the Louisiana Department of Education.

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  • Four CHS Students Advance in Opera Competition

    Four Chalmette High School students recently advanced to the second round of the competitive opera competition, the Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition (Wood Competition). CHS and NOCCA had the highest number of students advancing to the next round in this competition that focuses on academic art from the Classical and Romantic periods sung in either Middle English, French, Italian, or German.

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  • Family Events in St. Bernard Parish Schools

    The St. Bernard Parish Public School System works closely with parents and families to help ensure student success. This month several school administrators opened their doors to parents and grandparents to celebrate the one thing they have in common – their child.

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  • St. Bernard Parish School Board’s Lions Club Holds Annual Golf Tournament

    Nineteen teams participated last Saturday in the St. Bernard Parish School Board’s Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament. The tournament was held at the Oak Harbor Golf Course in Slidell and raised over $6,000.

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  • Super News: April Special

    Check-out all of the great things happening in our schools this month!

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  • CHS Seniors’ Awards Night

    Seniors at the end of each school year gather together in the Chalmette High School Cultural Arts Center to be honored in front of their peers, parents, and faculty. Earlier this week, nearly 80 seniors received awards and scholarship money for their outstanding achievements inside and outside the classroom.

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  • St. Bernard Parish School Board Celebrates Community

    The St. Bernard Parish School Board at its annual Celebrating Our School Community Banquet celebrated the contributions and dedication of the people who make the schools great - students, parents, volunteers, support staff, and teachers.

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  • St. Bernard Parish Preschool Registration Open

    Initial registration for the 2017-2018 St. Bernard Parish Public Schools Preschool Program will begin Monday, March 27th for students who will be four years of age by September 30, 2017.

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  • New Elementary District Lines Approved

    The St. Bernard Parish Public Schools will be opening its seventh elementary school this August, Arlene Meraux Elementary School.

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  • Staffing Underway for New Arlene Meraux Elementary School

    Lacoste Elementary Assistant Principal Natalie Albers was appointed the new principal of Arlene Meraux Elementary School at a recent St. Bernard Parish School Board meeting.

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  • CHS Senior Kenny Nguyen National Merit Finalist

    Kenny Nguyen is one of some 15,000 seniors nationwide to be recognized as a National Merit Finalist and becomes the third Chalmette High School senior in three years to receive the honor.

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  • Super News: February Special

    Great things are happening in our schools each month. In our newest PEN-TV production, we will highlight all of the wonderful things our students and teachers have accomplished.

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  • Super News: January Special

    Great things are happening in our schools each month. In our newest PEN-TV production, we will highlight all of the wonderful things our students and teachers have accomplished.

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  • Carl Gaines, Jr. Joins the St. Bernard Parish School Board

    At a December School Board meeting, members said goodbye to District 10 representative Judy W. Nicosia and welcomed Carl Gaines, Jr.

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  • Super News: November Special

    Great things are happening in our schools each month and in our newest PEN-TV production, we will highlight all of the wonderful things our students and teachers have accomplished.

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  • Docville Children’s Christmas Festival

    St. Bernard Parish Schools in partnership with the Meraux Foundation will be hosting Docville Children’s Christmas Festival on December 10 from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.

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  • Surprise! St. Bernard Parish Teacher Catherine Randall Earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award

    An ordinary assembly turned extraordinary today when Joseph J. Davies Elementary School teacher Catherine Randall was surprised with a national Milken Educator Award—and a no-strings-attached $25,000 cash prize—before cheering students, respected colleagues, distinguished officials and the media.

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  • Super News: October Special

    Great things are happening in our schools each month and in our newest PEN-TV production, we will highlight all of the wonderful things our students and teachers have accomplished.

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  • U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite, Jr. Speaks to CHS Seniors

    U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite, Jr. visited the seniors at Chalmette High School as part of his National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week. The presentation was aimed at raising awareness of the growing epidemic of heroin and opioid abuse in our country.

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  • St. Bernard School Board Lions Club Donates $6,000 to Flood Relief

    St. Bernard Parish Lions Club has committed to donating $6,000 to flood victims in the impacted areas of Louisiana as an effort to help those in a time of need.

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  • CHS Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

    For the third year in a row, Chalmette High School is proud to be the home school of a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

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  • Super News: September Special

    Great things are happening in our schools each month and in our newest PEN-TV production, we will highlight all of the wonderful things our students and teachers have accomplished.

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  • St. Bernard Parish School District Gives Back

    Students and faculty in St. Bernard Parish are not strangers to the devastation flood waters can bring. As the 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina recently passed, the Baton Rouge flooding brought forward a gamut of emotions for students and staff alike, but more so, it sparked a desire to help.

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  • Community Servants Recognized at Day of Reflection Breakfast

    Over 400 members of the St. Bernard Parish community gathered together on August 26 for the 11th annual St. Bernard Parish School District’s Day of Reflection Breakfast.

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  • Day of Reflection Breakfast

    On Friday, August 26th at 8:30 a.m., the St. Bernard Parish School System will host their eleventh annual Day of Reflection Breakfast. Tickets can be purchased by calling Shelby Benezech at (504) 301-2000. Media interested in attending the event should contact Alex LaPres Schneider at (504) 301-2000.

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  • Super News: Summer Special

    Great things are happening in our schools each month and in our newest PEN-TV production, we will highlight all of the wonderful things our students and teachers have accomplished.

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  • Beauty and the Beast Rehearsals Underway

    Performances are June 24, 25 and July 1, 2 at 7:00 p.m. Matinees are June 26 and July 3 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 504-272-0302 and are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for kids 12 and under.

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  • Many Accomplishments for the CHS Class of 2016

    CHS graduates received nearly $11 million dollars in scholarships and fifty percent of them will be entering college this fall having earned college credit in high school.

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  • Early College Academy Graduates from CHS Earn Associate Degrees in Industrial Technology

    Nine Chalmette High School seniors who participated in the Early College Academy will be receiving both their high school diploma and an associate degree from Nunez Community College this month.

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  • St. Bernard Parish School Board’s Lions Club Holds Annual Golf Tournament

    Seventeen teams participated last Saturday in the St. Bernard Parish School Board’s Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament. The tournament was held at the Oak Harbor Golf Course in Slidell.

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  • St. Bernard Parish School Board Celebrates Community

    The St. Bernard Parish School Board, at its annual Celebrating Our School Community Banquet, celebrated the contributions and dedication of the people who make the schools great- students, parents, volunteers, support staff, and teachers.

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  • Special Olympics Celebrates Students with Special Needs

    Over 121 Olympians participated in this year’s St. Bernard Parish Special Olympics.

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  • Chalmette High School’s CTE Students Compete in Top Chef

    Recently, students participating in Chalmette High School’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Culinary Program competed in a Top Chef style competition to prove who could serve the best seafood dish.

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  • St. Bernard Parish Teacher of the Year Winners

    Eleven exceptional teachers were recognized as their school’s Teacher of the Year this fall: Brooke Lillie (Arabi Elementary), Lauren Frazier (Chalmette Elementary), Emily Breaux (Davies Elementary), Kelsey Fontana (Gauthier Elementary), Catherine Arnona (Lacoste Elementary), Sherice Clark (Smith Elementary), Todd Larche (Andrew Jackson Middle), Alisha Capstick (Trist Middle), Amanda Burns (St. Bernard Middle), Alison Schroeder (Chalmette High), and Paige Boetefuer (Rowley Alternative).

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  • CHS Student Receives Full Ride to Notre Dame

    Chalmette High School Senior Nayonta Fernandez received a four year, full-tuition leadership scholarship from the University of Notre Dame through the Posse Foundation

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  • Student of the Year District Winners Announced

    Three students will be moving on to the regional Student of the Year competitions next month to represent St. Bernard Parish Schools: Demitri D’Arcy (5th grade, Chalmette Elementary), Grace Bartholomae (8th grade, Trist Middle) and Sarah Russell (12th grade, Chalmette High).

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  • Maumus Center Opened

    Grand Opening of the Maumus Center a Success

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