With the start of the 2020 regular legislative session right around the corner, State Representative Ray Garofalo was recently appointed to serve as Chairman of the House Committee on Education.
The Louisiana Department of Education has released the names of 21 students selected as regional finalists in the state’s annual Students of the Year competition. Isabella Held, a fifth grader at Joseph J. Davies Elementary School was one of the 21 students named as a finalist.
The 45th annual Los Isleños Fiesta will be celebrated on the grounds of Los Isleños Museum Complex Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8. The museum complex is located in St. Bernard Parish at 1345 – 1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard. The festival will open March 7 and 8 at 11 a.m. and will close Saturday, March 7 at 10 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 at 9 p.m.
State testing will take place for St. Bernard Parish students throughout the months of April and May. Paper-based testing will be given to students in grades third and fourth. Computer-based testing will be given to grades fifth through eighth. High school students taking Algebra I, Geometry, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History will take the LEAP2025 assessment for each of these courses throughout the month of May.
It was music to their ears when five St. Bernard Parish Public School students were recently selected to the Louisiana Music Educators Association District Honor Band. The students include four from Chalmette High School: Donald McKinnies, tuba; Grace Abba, bass clarinet; Gary Lindsey, percussion; Nathaniel Gonzalez, percussion; and Autumn Blackmore, clarinet; and one from Trist Middle School: Daniel Marchiafava, clarinet.