In February of 2020, Netflix released The Pharmacist, a four-episode documentary that recounted the incredible story of St. Bernard pharmacist Dan Schneider, whose son (Danny Jr.) was murdered while attempting to buy crack cocaine in 1999 in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. When the New Orleans police were unable to handle the case, a grief-stricken Schneider doggedly investigated the murder himself, eventually securing a conviction no one thought possible. From there, he fought against the over prescribing of OxyContin in St. Bernard Parish and surrounding area, and, ultimately, began to challenge big pharmaceutical corporations for their role in the opioid epidemic that has festered in the United States for decades.
It was a different venue but the same time-honored traditions that were celebrated when Chalmette High School hosted its annual Ring Day for the Class of 2021.
In its ongoing efforts to share the good things happening in the school system, each month St. Bernard Schools present Super News at its general board meeting. Produced by the district’s Parish Education Network, PEN-Tv, Super News is a quick recap of some of the district’s monthly highlights including awards, programs, and special events.
The CHS Fighting Owls football team finally returned to the field on October 2 for their season opener and annual rival game against Holy Cross School at Bobby Nuss Stadium. While the team came up short on the scoreboard, the night was one of small victories in reclaiming Owl pride and normalcy in the face of Covid19 restrictions.