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Moving Forward with Team;
Enhancing the Vision!

April 2015

Message from the Superintendent


"People, who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society." ~Vince Lombardi

I want to extend my sincere appreciation to the TEAM for the hard work that has occurred this school year.  I recognize there have been numerous hours spent on planning and test preparation and lots of sacrifices made within the education community to ensure that our students were adequately prepared for PARCC and other assessments mandated by BESE.  As PHASE 1 of PARCC has made its debut and has ended, students in grades 3-8 will continue to prepare for iLEAP/LEAP (Science and Social Studies); these tests will be administered on Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15.  PHASE 2 of PARCC will be administered during the week of May 4-8.  As we continue our testing journey this school year, I want to encourage and commend our educators and students for their efforts. Despite the rigor of the assessments, I have faith in the TEAM and trust that we will be successful.  Putting forth the best effort is all that can be asked of anyone.  Vince Lombardi said it best when he asserted that "people who work together will win;" it is evident that the TEAM worked together to achieve success.  We are prepared to claim a victory!

I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Easter! We will observe Good Friday with school closure. There will be no school during the week of April 6-12.  Students and employees will return on Monday, April 13.
 
BOARD UPDATE
     The St. Martin Parish School Board meeting was called to order by Mark Hebert, Board President.  The prayer and pledge of allegiance were offered by Dr. Lottie P. Beebe, Superintendent.  Accolades were presented as follows:
Mrs. Tina Pierre, Child Welfare and Attendance Secretary, was presented a plaque for having been selected as the March, 2015 Employee of the Month.  Regional and Parish Social Studies student winners were acknowledged.
     Mr. Louis Blanchard, Breaux Bridge High School Principal, presented certificates to the BBHS Lady Tigers Basketball Team for an outstanding 2014-2015 basketball season. The Lady Tigers were acknowledged for an overall record of 28-4 and a perfect district record of 12-0 and for advancing to the State Quarterfinals.
     Mrs. Redell Louis was commended for successfully writing a proposal for the Believe and Prepare Grant.  She and other members of the team including Mr. Anthony Polotzola, and Dr. Dalcourt submitted the proposal to the Louisiana Department of Education and were successful in obtaining $10,000 to aid in the retention of new teachers.
     A Resolution of Sympathy was approved for the families of Jason Melancon, grandfather of Ms. Khristy Hulin, Safe Schools Coordinator, and Mrs. Sharon Dayton, St. Martinville Sr. High Art Instructor.  Our heartfelt condolences are also extended to other family members and friends.  For additional agenda items, please click here.
In This Issue

  • Message from the Superintendent
  • Board Meeting Update
  • BESE Update
  • Employee of the Month
  • Testing Information
  • Reconfiguation
  • Construction Update
  • Social Studies Fair
  • BBHS Lady Tigers
  • Believe & Prepare Grant
  • Fine Arts Fair
  • Courtesy Breaux Bridge
  • School News
  • Condolences

Click here to view the 2014-2015 District Calendar.

NEXT
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 
May 6, 2015
5:00  P.M.

St. Martin Parish
School Board
Department of Administration

625 Corporate Dr.
Breaux Bridge

 
For the most up to date information regarding testing for Grades 3-8, click here.
We currently have several large construction projects going on around the district.  These projects are funded with remaining funds from the 2009 Bond and the 2013 Bond monies.  Schools in the Breaux Bridge area will be reconfigured with Breaux Bridge Elementary moving to the same campus as Breaux Bridge Primary and the sixth grade students will be moving to Breaux Bridge Junior High.  In order to meet the needs of the reconfiguration, new classroom building are being added at Breaux Bridge Primary and Breaux Bridge Junior High. Read more.
St. Martin Parish is the recipient of a $10,000 grant as part of the Believe and Prepare initiative through the Louisiana Department of Education.  These funds will be used to assist in developing a program designed to aid the district in preparing classroom ready, effective classroom teachers, thereby increasing teacher retention.  The goal is to pilot a mentoring program, with intentions of receiving additional funding for the 2016-2017 school year.
I want to reiterate my appreciation to Courtesy Automotive in Breaux Bridge for its sponsorship of the 2015 Courtesy Video Competition.  We are looking forward to the announcement of winners of the three awards--first place receives a monetary award of $18,000 or a choice of a 2015 Ford Fusion or 2015 Chrysler 200; a second place award of $1000, and a third place award of $500. The videos receiving the most votes will emerge as winners in the aforementioned categories. The contest deadline is April 3, 2015.   Thanks to everyone who supported this endeavor and we look forward to future partnering between the St. Martin Parish School System and Courtesy Motors!
St. Martin Parish Fine Arts Fair
Date:  April 29, 2015
Place:  Cecilia Junior High
Time:  8:00
St. Martin Parish School Board would like to extend condolences to the family of Jason Melancon.

ADMINISTRATORS
2014-2015

Breaux Bridge Primary
Lydia Capdepon, Principal
Lisa Thibodeaux, Asst. Principal

Breaux Bridge Elementary
Joy Cormier, Principal


Breaux Bridge Junior High
Denise Frederick, Principal


Breaux Breaux Bridge High
Louis Blanchard, Principal
Ronald Poland, Asst. Principal
Katherine Freshley, Asst. Principal


Cecilia Primary
Suzanne Leboeuf, Principal
Jill Bozeman, Asst. Principal


Teche Elementary 
Latonia Cretian, Principal
Angela Watson, Asst. Principal


Cecilia Junior High
Charee Theriot, Principal
Eileen Rowe, Asst. Principal


Cecilia High School
Daniel Leboeuf, Principal
Nicole Usie, Asst. Priincipal


Catahoula Elementary
Annette Baudoin, Principal


Parks Primary
Julie Laviolette, Principal
Tassala Jones, Asst. Principal


Parks Middle School
Dr. Wanda Phillips, Principal
Cheryl Mitchell,  Asst. Principal


Early Learning Center
Jessica Landry, Principal


St. Martinville Primary
Sarah Allen, Principal
Tashonna Hypolite, Asst. Principal

St. Martinville Junior High
Elizabeth Thibeaux-Clay, Principal
Devin Baltazar, Asst. Principal


St. Martinville Senior High
Michael Kreamer, Principal
Ginger Francis, Asst. Principal
Kevin Dugas, Asst. Principal


Stephensville Elementary
Bryan Staton, Principal


JCEP
Shirley Thibodeaux,  Asst. Principal

CENTRAL OFFICE
 ADMINISTRATORS
2013-2014

 
Dr. Lottie Beebe, Superintendent
Al Blanchard, Dir. of Human Capital
Dr. Gail Dalcourt, Dir. of Curriculum & Instruction
Kara Meaux, Dir. of Federal Programs
Casey Broussard, CFO
Anthony Polotzola, Supervisor of Organizational Structures and Human Capital
Henry Derouselle, Supervisor of Operations
Christine Foster, Supervisor of Computer Services
Bonnie Thibodeaux, Supervisor of Elementary Education
Laura Turpeau, Supervisor of Secondary Education
Redell Louis, Supervisor of Educational Technology
Kellie Leblanc, Supervisor of Virtual Learning
Frederick Wiltz, Supervisor of Child Welfare & Attendance
Mary Journet, Truancy Coordinator
Khristy Hulin, Safe & Drug Free Schools Coordinator
Adrienne Huval, Health Centers Coordinator
Clair Blanchard, Supervisor of School Nutrition
Pamela Jordan, Title I Supervisor, 5-8
Melanie Taylor, Title I Supervisor, K-4
Nicole Angelle, Supervisor of Early Childhood and Family Involvement
Leah Hebert, Special Education Supervisor, PK-4
Mike Hebert, Special Education Supervisor, 9-12
Bridget Bergeron, Special Education, Supervisor, 6-8
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The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)  will convene in Baton Rouge at the Claiborne Building on Tuesday, April 14th and Wednesday, April 15th.  Agendas are  accessible at the following website: http://bese.louisiana.gov

The committee meetings and official board meeting are live-streamed and can be accessed during board deliberations.  If you are unable to tune in during scheduled meetings, you may view agenda items and videos at the following website: http://bese.louisiana.gov.
Mrs. Tina Pierre, Child Welfare and Attendance Secretary, is the recipient of the March, 2015 Employee of the Month award. She has been an employee of the school district for approximately 18 years.   Mrs. Pierre was nominated for this prestigious honor because of her untiring efforts, her patience and compassion, and the  dedication she displays in her role as Child Welfare and Attendance secretary.  Her efforts and professionalism are greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to the BBHS Lady Tigers Basketball Team for an outstanding 2014-2015  season. The Lady Tigers finished the season with a record of 28-4 and a perfect district record of 12-0, while advancing to the State Quarterfinals. 
Nearly 300 students from across St. Martin Parish participated in the annual Parish Social Studies Fair.  First, second, and third place project winners competed at the regional level on Saturday, March 21st at Blackham Colisium in Lafayette.  Click here for a complete listing of Parish winners.  Seventy-two projects advanced to Regionals.  Regional winners can be viewed here.  All first and second place Regional winners will be competing at the State Social Studies Fair in Lake Charles on April 29th. 


St. Martin Parish Virtual Learning Open House

The St. Martin Parish Virtual Learning Program will hold Open House on April 21st and May 5th from 6:00 p. m. to 7:00 p. m. This event is being held to give interested parties an opportunity to learn how our current Virtual Program works.  The Virtual Learning Supervisor and Facilitators will be on hand to discuss the policies and procedures as well as answer any questions you may have.  Open House will be held at the St. Martin Parish Virtual Learning Center, 328 North Main Street, Breaux Bridge, La.  The program was started to address the educational needs of students via a non-traditional approach to achieve a world-class education.  Virtual students have access to all the same advantages of public school students and homeschooled students while working towards a Louisiana High School Diploma.
Construction is underway at both Breaux Bridge Primary and Breaux Bridge Elementary and the  anticipated completion date is July, 2015.  Breaux Bridge Primary will house students in grades Pre-K-2 and Breaux Bridge Elementary will house students in grades 3-5.  Both Breaux Bridge Primary and Breaux Bridge Elementary will operate as distinct campuses on the same site.  Mrs. Lydia Capdepon is the principal of Breaux Bridge Primary.  Mrs. Joy Cormier is the principal of Breaux Bridge Elementary.  Should parents have any questions regarding enrollment, they should contact either principal.  The reconfiguration of the two schools will afford school administrators and other educators greater opportunity for collaboration among other advantages.  Sixth grade students will begin the August, 2015 school year at Breaux Bridge Jr. High; students in grades 6-8 will attend Breaux Bridge Jr. High.  Mrs. Denise Frederick, Principal, is to be contacted if there are any questions regarding this transition. School construction projects are also underway at Breaux Bridge Jr. High to accommodate the increase in student population.

Breaux Bridge High School 

The Speech and Debate team recently competed in the annual State Championship tournament in Shreveport.  Sixty high schools from across Louisiana qualified to send students in different competitive events. Congratulations to Brett Smith for placing 3rd in the entire state in debate.  Also congratulations to Brett for being named to the Louisiana All-State Speech and Debate team in two competitive events--Lincoln Douglas Debate and Congressional Debate.  Brett did an awesome job representing BBHS at the State Tournament of Champions.
Several BBHS students participated in the District Rally Competition on March 21, 2015 at ULL.  First through fourth place winners are eligible to compete at the State Rally Competition on April 25, 2015 at LSU.  For a compete list of winners, click here.

2nd place Block Print (Art) - Bethany Wright
 
On March 22, 2015 Kirkland Joseph and Korey Louis, both linebackers for Breaux Bridge High School, participated in the NUC5Star Mississippi/Louisiana Showcase in Denham Springs,  here they were named 2016 LB Co-MVP's.  Also, on March 28, 2015,  they participated in the Nike Football Opening Regionals in New Orleans.  Korey ranked 23rd out of 228 in testing and was featured as one of five linebackers in the final showcase.   


Parks Primary 
 
Harvey Rabbit visited Parks Primary on Tuesday, March 31st. We learned about the Golden Rule, being kind, truthful, and cheerful. Mr. Tim, Mrs. Laura, Harvey, and their friends taught us that being a Golden Rule School is cool!


Cecilia High School 
CHS student Braelon Taylor was the overall archer in the bare bow and sighted recurve divisions for the East Baton Rouge and Ascensions Parish shooting sports competitions.

Erin Blanchard, a Junior at Cecilia High School recently competed at the regional 4-H Archery tournament in Gonzales, Louisiana.  Erin competed in sighted competition and in Barebow competition with her Recurve bow.  In the Barebow competition, Erin placed 11th in the Southern region and qualified for state level competition.  In the Sighted competition, Erin placed first with a score of 257, nearly sixty points higher than the second place competitor.  Erin will compete at the state shooting sports tournament in Shreveport during the last weekend of April.
Francheska Cormier's Child Development classes held an Easter party for local children.  The students planned, developed, and implemented an
age-appropriate party for toddlers from around the Cecilia area, which included story telling, healthy snacks, and a visit from the Easter bunny.

Congratulations to the CHS Speech Team who competed at the LHSSL State Championships March 26-27 in Shreveport. Read more.

Cecilia High School Speech Coach and Louisiana High School Speech League Executive Secretary, Norma Harman, was elected as LHSSL Coach of the Year for 2015.  Read more.

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