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Richard Elementary donated a check for $1,627 to Slemco for Welcome House before the school’s Christmas program on Dec. 22. The proceeds will be used to pay the home’s electric bill, which averages $1,500 per month. The money was raised by donations to the school’s Kindness Tree and by a drawing for the painting by Bailey Lavergne displayed in this picture. Third-grade student Dax Murphy was the lucky winner of the painting. Behind Dax, from left, are, Welcome House representative Stacey Miller, Richard Principal April Briscoe and Slemco representative Mary Laurent. (Photo by LSN Carolyn Hart)

Richard Elementary’s gift of kindness

Richard Elementary presented its Christmas program, “Santa’s Holiday Hoedown" on Dec. 22 in the filled to capacity school gym.
But prior to the start of the program, the school presented a check for $1,627 to the Welcome House Shelter, which will cover its electric bill with Slemco for a month. The average bill at the center is $1,500 per month.
The Welcome House Shelter, located on La. 13 struggles each month to pay the bill. The home takes in homeless families and gives them shelter.

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Receiving their 25-point ribbons for Accelerated Reading in Courtney Bergeaux’s third-grade class at East Elementary are Noah Lejeune, left, and Rickey Fontenot. They are pictured with Bergeaux.

Top AR readers at East Elementary

Receiving their 25-point ribbon for Accelerated Reading in East Elementary’s Danielle Daigle’s third-grade class is Reiana Celestine. She is pictured with her teacher. Not pictured is Kyle Fontenot. Fontenot earned his 25 points in AR program. (Submitted Photos)

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East Elementary's "Big Bang Behavior" students honored

As part of the Operation Greatness program for December, the following East Elementary students were awarded the Big Bang Behavior Award for demonstrating positive behavior. Seated, front, from left are Dailen Jones, Rylee Peres, Tyler Jones, Nya Thibodeaux, Austin Jones, John Cole, McKinley Douglas, Ellie Ceasar and Quen’Monee Frank. In back, from left, are Karter Brown, Haylie Lacombe, Zoiee Leger, Ja’Myria Collins, Gavin Thibodeaux, Leilun Jackson, Jaylee Randel and Gabriel Duplechain. Not pictured are Tr


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