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Jayven Brown and Cory Carrier. St. Charles Borromeo students receive new technology through DOW grant
April 04 at 11:51 am
Eighth grade students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently completed a “Need Energy” lab with the school’s Learn Pads.

New Quilting Fans officers are, left to right: Cheryl Guarino of Montz, treasurer; Brenda Squatrito of St. Rose, secretary and Loretta Webre of Laplace, president. Quilting Fans officers named
April 04 at 11:50 am
The Quilting Fans clubs recently announced 2014 officer.

Abby Christen, Trevious Jakab, Luca Busalacchi, Landon Baudoin, and Jacques Dufrene. Back row left to right are: Lyrren Mwaghore, Gavin Turner, Cade Mataya, David Baudry, David Broussard and Conrad Allemand, not pictured is Caitlyn Cancienne. J.B. Martin students awarded at regional science fair
April 04 at 11:48 am
J. B. Martin was recently represented at the Regional 10 Jr. Level Science and Engineering Fair held on the campus of Nicholls State University.

Students pictured racing are Osni Leal-Munoz, Bismel Sulari, Joshua Walther, Sophia Goenaga- Espinoza, Joclyn Rivas, Karma Jones, A’Jah Sanchez and Reese Ricca. Students in the back watching the race are Alaiah Armstrong, Robyn Thomas, Skilyn Navas Calderon, Jayden Zeringue and Jaden Richardson. St. Rose Elementary students tour Destrehan Plantation
April 04 at 11:46 am
St. Rose Elementary students in Richard Weerts’ 3rd grade class visited the Destrehan Plantation.

(L-R) Scott Abate, Trey Gaudet, Jamie Krebs, and Laiba Iqbal simulate chemical weathering in science lab. Candy used to simulate erosion in geological experiment
April 04 at 11:44 am
Harry Hurst 8th grade students recently used sweet tarts to replicate rocks during a unit comparing chemical and physical weathering.

S.T.A.R. facilitator Angela Lange with S.T.A.R. student of the year Payton Bryant. HHS senior named S.T.A.R. student of the year
April 04 at 11:43 am
Payton Bryant has been named the 2013 – 2014 S.T.A.R. (Students Teaching and Reaching) Student Of the Year.

Lydia Guichard and Jacobi Green used visual text features to better understand the non-fiction passage. Third grade students learn about text features
April 04 at 11:40 am
St. Rose Elementary third grade students in Lisa Reeves’ class recently studied text features.

Harry Hurst 8th graders (L-R) Michael Williams, Tarrence Beckett, Asia Sumlin, and Larielle Sumlin take a closer look at an earthworm. Hurst students dig science
April 04 at 11:39 am
As part of a unit on a decomposer’s role in creating soil, students took a closer look at earthworms.

Members are kneeling l-r: Meredyth Buisson, Abby Bryant – captain, and Brittany Beba – co-captain; middle row l-r: Emily Julian – coach, Caroline Roberts, Sydney Pfister, Jordyn Brown, Rachael Melancon – lieutenant, Grace Galey – lieutenant, Chloe Candies; back row l-r: Ayme Melancon, Bella Trew, Jenna Tortorich, Katie Cannon, Rushay Bossier, and Marcus Lawson – coach and choreographer . St. Charles Borromeo cheerleaders place first in competition
April 04 at 11:38 am
The competitive cheerleaders at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently received 1st place at the Kickin’ It For Kids competition in Hammond.

Different plants recommended by local gardening experts. Local experts share gardening tips for both new and established gardens
April 04 at 11:21 am
For gardeners who are just getting into gardening as well as those finding themselves having to replant after last year’s brutal winter, there are plenty of new plants to consider this year. However, local experts say the basics of setting up a garden that will last for years comes down to good planning.

Students Destiny Gray (left) and Samayntha Porter (right) talk about their logo designs for the Paul Maillard Corridor Revitalization Plan with Tim Basilica and Haley Blakeman from the Center for Planning Excellence. St. Charles Satellite Center members help Paul Maillard revitalization campaign
March 31 at 9:51 am
The team members were asked to design a logo that would help give an identity to the project and could be used as a cornerstone for a recognizable brand for the corridor.

Studetns of the month were Kourtney Irons – 3rd grade, Ethan Stein – 4th grade and Mia Ferrell - 5th grade. R.J. Vial Elementary students of the month
March 31 at 9:50 am
R. J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis recently congratulated three students who were selected as students of the month.

(Front left to right): Ryan Quinn Madison Allen, Julian Charron, Dillan Robertson, Ashlyn Frahm, and Jakob Lover. (Back left to right): Brian Young, Brandon McMullen, Ryan Fink, Chantz Ziglar, Alex Soniat, Austin Hymel, Kyle Duffel and Valdrie Buford DHS Wildcats Robotics to compete in international robotics competition
March 31 at 9:48 am
The DHS Wildcats Robotics will compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition – the Bayou Regional – on April 3-5 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.

(First row l-r): Riley LeBlanc, Jonee Bergeron, Collin Cedotal, Christopher Charles, Natalie Gilmore, Michael Duhe, and Nicole Gilmore. (Second row l-r): Annamarie Allen, Noelle Kelley, Morgan Gunnel, Joe Chiarella, Margaret Bordelon, Sydney Pfister, Caroline Payne, Sarah Duhe. (Third row l-r): Emma Lassalle, Lexie Riviere, Rachel Duffy, Joe Delaney, Jacob Galatas, Ashley Payne, Ayme Melancon and Hope Tobin. St. Charles Borromeo Beta Club inductees
March 31 at 9:45 am
Twenty-three middle school students were recently inducted into the Beta Club at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan.

Makis This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Makis”
March 31 at 9:43 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Makis.

Allemands Elementary Cajun Dancers Perform at the German Coast Farmers’ Market Allemands Elementary Cajun Dancers Perform at the German Coast Farmers’ Market
March 31 at 9:40 am
Keeping a part of the Cajun culture alive in St. Charles Parish, members of the Allemands Elementary Cajun Dancers recently performed at the German Coast Farmers’ Market in Destrehan.

Teachers of the Year Sarah Stohlman, JulieAnna Smith and Megan Harms. Teachers of the Year will represent St. Charles schools for statewide title
March 28 at 10:59 am
Three St. Charles Parish Public Schools teachers were recently named the top educators in their divisions by the school district.

Valero employees receiving the UWSC Spirit Award. United Way of St. Charles has raised more than $2.5 million
March 21 at 10:44 am
United Way of St. Charles announced at their Victory Celebration last month that they had raised $69,051 more than the same time last year.

Parents want ‘confusing’ math taken out of classrooms
Parents want ‘confusing’ math taken out of classrooms
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When Telesia Batte’s middle child was diagnosed with a learning disability, she chose to move her from the parochial school she loved to a St. Charles Parish public school where greater resources were available to help her. What she did not expect was for her daughter to suffer a sharp drop in math grades.