Daylight Savings Time Begins March 9 ::..
Daylight Savings Time begins March 9, the day before classes resume following the Mardi Gras break.
Central Standard Time will “spring forward” an hour next Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m., resulting in clocks needing to be set ahead an hour on the first day back to school.
Third Annual Schlechty Center Conference Presented ::..
More than 100 teachers and administrators from throughout the Florida Parishes met at the Treen Instructional Technology Center in Mandeville Thursday, February 27, and Friday, February 28, for the third annual regional conference put on by the Schlechty Center entitled “Designing for Engagement.”
The two-day seminar was hosted by the St. Tammany Parish Public School System. Originally scheduled for late January, it had been postponed when freezing weather closed schools and cancelled many other events.
Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III, presented the keynote remarks at the event, welcoming visitors to the parish and giving them an overall perspective on St. Tammany public schools and how they have benefitted from the Schlechty Center’s presentations over the years.
Assistant Superintendent Cheryl Arabie opened ...
Public Schools Close March 3 through March 7 for Mardi Gras Holidays ::..
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools are closed Monday, March 3, through Friday, March 7, for the 2014 Mardi Gras Holidays. Classes resume on Monday, March 10.
St. Tammany Parish School Board support offices were closed Monday and Tuesday, March 3 and 4, and will reopen on Wednesday, March 5.
Salmen High Offers Workshop on After Graduation Opportunities ::..
Parents, students, and representatives from several colleges, military branches, and career technical training agencies met at Salmen High School Thursday night, February 27, for the second annual “ What To Do After Graduating High School Workshop.”
Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III welcomed the crowd saying, “Our motto this year is Working Together for Success, and this is what this event tonight is all about: getting parents and students together with these community representatives and learning about what opportunities you have before you as you move forward in life.”
He thanked all those who had worked to put the program together, recalling that he had started his teaching career at Salmen High 29 years ago as a computer literacy teacher. “Salmen ...
Schools Celebrate Carnival Season with Special Programs and Parades ::..
Thousands of parents and grandparents turned out for dozens of Mardi Gras parades this week in St. Tammany Parish, parades put on by the students and faculties of elementary through junior high schools.
Parents and visitors enjoyed the music, colorful costumes, and energy of the parades, as the students got into the swing of the Carnival season.
High school and junior high bands led the way at numerous parades on campuses and beyond, as students tossed beads to their family and friends, and in many cases, their classmates in the younger grades who were unable to march, but lined the parade route shouting for their chance at the beads. When there was a delay in the parade, ...