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Satellite Center students went out into local elementary schools to help kids get a better grasp on reading for their National Day of Service that took place on Sept. 11. 
Hayley Steinlage bends over to help a student color. Satellite Center students visit elementary schools, read to classes
September 26, 2014 at 3:19 pm
On Sept. 11, to honor National Day of Service and Remembrance, the Satellite Center STAR (Students Teaching and Reaching) team members read to young students at both the East Bank Headstart and Carver Early Learning Center.

Olivia Julien and  Olivia Ockman are reciting the Peacemaker Promise. Mimosa Park Elementary community morning meeting
September 26, 2014 at 3:17 pm
At Mimosa Park Elementary School in Luling, the whole student body gathers together once a month for a community morning meeting.

You’ve got to read this! (Sept. 25)
September 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.

Destrehan student Courtney Pfalzgraf brings materials to the volunteers planting trees as part of her senior project event. “Swamp Sweep” senior project undertaken at Wetland Watchers Park
September 26, 2014 at 3:13 pm
Destrehan student Courtney Pfalzgraf recently coordinated her “Save the Wetlands” senior project at Wetland Watchers Park that included community volunteers collecting litter and planting trees.

Jimmy Ladner, Wal-Mart store manager; Victoria Bryant, Director of Arc of St. Charles;
Brian Greenroad, Wal-Mart shift manager. Boutte Wal-Mart gives donation to special needs non-profit
September 26, 2014 at 3:12 pm
Wal-Mart in Boutte recently made a charitable contribution to the Arc of St Charles in the amount of $2,500.

Miranda Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Miranda”
September 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Miranda.

Brittany Schaubhut Book review: “Playwriting for Dummies”
September 26, 2014 at 3:10 pm
Playwriting for Dummies by Angelo Parra is a guide for aspiring playwrights to discover how to begin the playwriting process.

Mrs. Mona Reader and Advisor has been a staple for years at the Alligator Festival where she has provided fortune telling, tarot card readings, crystal ball reading and palm readings. Arts, crafts and psychic shine unique light on interesting Alligator Festival merchandise
September 26, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Those attending this year’s Alligator Festival should be prepared to be met by a number of vendors, some from nearby and others from farther away, offering a wide-variety of items that include handcrafted artisan furniture, hats made of seagrass and a look into the future.

You’ve got to read this! (Sept. 18)
September 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.

Alyssa Moreau, Ana Rosado, Sarah Benoit, Jha’Quan Jackson, Erica Rodriguez, and Madison Marcel. Social contract acceptance
September 19, 2014 at 1:33 pm
During a recent assembly, Tiger time representatives at R.K. Smith Middle School presented the 2014-2015 Social Contract that addresses the agreement of societal cooperation amongst the school’s student population.

Destrehan High School principal Stephen Weber with National Merit Semifinalist Ashlyn Frahm. National merit semifinalist announced
September 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm
Destrehan High School has announced that Ashlyn Frahm is a National Merit Semifinalist.

Raymond K. Smith sixth graders, (kneeling) DaJan Parker, (standing left to right) Skylar Bowman, Krislyn Hebert, Amari Jack, La’Neesha Isaac and Jordyn Taylor pose for a picture at the Back to School Dance which was sponsored by  student council.  R.K. Smith Back to School Bash
September 19, 2014 at 1:27 pm
R.K. Smith Middle School recently held it’s first annual Back to School Bash. Over 300 family members, students, community members, and faculty attended.

Moet Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Moet”
September 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Moet.

First Baptist Church of Paradis after its founding in 1859. Local church celebrates 155 years
September 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm
The First Baptist Church of Paradis is celebrating 155 years in operation this year and Pastor Lionel Mason and the First Baptist Church of Paradis will celebrate the anniversary Sunday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. Pastor John Dillon of The Body of Christ Fellowship Church of Metairie will speak.

Alex Pittman Book review: “The Warrior’s Heart”
September 19, 2014 at 1:10 pm
In his best-selling book, The Warrior’s Heart, Eric Greitens describes his journey becoming and being a Navy SEAL.

Student gives back to school Student gives back to school
September 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Former Luling Elementary and current R.K. Smith student Kevell Byrd donated $100 to the Luling school’s 4-H Club, where she was the 2013-14 President, as well as $100 to Beta Club that will enable both clubs to support a medical cause of their choice this school year.

The ARC of St. Charles greenhouse was pretty much abandoned before Rene’ Schmit and the River Regions Master Gardners took it over and revitalized it. Greenhouse goes from disused shell to key part of local food economy
September 19, 2014 at 12:58 pm
The greenhouse at the ARC of St. Charles is a multifunctional building that provides offseason tomatoes for local farmers’ markets and grocery stores while serving as an educational facility for local students, but it was not always this way.

Scouts in Boy Scout Troop 370, based out of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Luling, practice their rifle skills at a shooting range. The rifle shooting merit badge is just one of 126 scouts can earn. Number of Eagle Scouts in St. Charles Parish double national average
September 12, 2014 at 8:00 am
The list of Eagle Scouts who have risen to high places is a long one.

Satellite Center celebrates 10 years of preparing students for real world jobs
Satellite Center celebrates 10 years of preparing students for real world jobs
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Originally opened in 2005, the Satellite Center will celebrate 10 years at a special ceremony on Jan. 30. But many residents don’t fully grasp how important the center is when it comes to preparing St. Charles students for today’s work force.