Well before Girl Scout Cookies were produced by licensed bakers to sell nationally, Girl Scouts baked and sold cookies on their own. They were entrepreneurs going as far back as 1917! Since then, girls across the country have been learning basic skills needed to become great leaders. Selling Girl Scout cookies not only helps Girl Scouts earn money for fun, educational activities and community projects, but also plays a huge role in transforming girls into G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders) as they learn essential life skills that will stay with them forever. Local sale dates are January 13 – March 12
Mandeville Elementary students and teachers are excited to be moving into the newly finished 3rd grade wing equipped with the latest technology. Students in Ms. Markel’s 3rd grade class helped plant the beautiful landscaping surrounding the new construction.
The St. Scholastica Academy Bowling Team sponsored “Pictures with Santa” to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. This was such a successful event, the team plans on doing it again next year. Coach Pete Bertucci headed up the fund raiser. Pictured with Santa are the bowling team members: Top L – R Emma Davis, Katie Garraway, Amy Schneida, Meghan Kreeger. Bottom L – R Megan
On Friday, November 18, at Tchefuncte Middle School, Cory Fancher visited Mrs. Susan Bonner’s and Mrs. Sandra Jourdan’s fifth grade classes. He brought along Woody, his guide dog. Both classes recently read the book Follow My Leader where they learned about a visually impaired boy who learned to rely on a guide dog. The students learned about the importance of guide dogs and Mr. Fancher’s experiences with Woody. Pictured are: Parker Tuminello, Camden Theriot, Bailey Hunt, Cory Fancher, Cole Beecher, and Camille McIntrye.
Each month at Bayou Lacombe Middle School, students who display good character and citizenship are chosen by their teachers as Student of the Month. Students receive a certificate, a student of the Month button, pencil, candy bar, and lunch with the principal, Raymond Morris. Congratulations to the following Students of the Month for November 2016: Ariel Daughtry, Joci Flores, Miyla Rentrop, Gretchen Kahl, Faith Gammage, Patience Cox, Kamrie Sylve, Erin Loudermilk, Lauren Lopez, and Cheyenne Wheaton.