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NAUW donates to Bayou Chicot Elementary

Kim Soileau, principal of Bayou Chicot Elementary, center, is with Shelsy Williams, left, president of NAUW-Eunice Branch, and Lelia B. Adams, branch member and a teacher at the school, as they presented a donation to the school from the branch. Each year, members adopt a school to financially assist in some way, but due to this year’s limitations, they decided to make donations to three schools. The other schools were Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School in Lafayette, where Angela F. Lee teaches and JCFA, also in Lafayette, where Keristian Edwards is the assistant principal.

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St. Edmund students use iRead

St. Edmund Elementary’s kindergarten through seconnd grade students logged in and started using iRead this week. The students are using a Chromebook with headphones to utilize this adaptive software during their Reading class for four days a week. The lessons target phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, phonics, decoding and work recognition. Lessons are personalized for each student and are interactive, engaging and effective. In front, from left, are Ava Bellard and Molly Miller, in back, from left, are Julianna Sittig, Ainsley Fruge and Addison Simon.

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Spring-blooming azaleas should be pruned right after blooming before new buds set for next year’s show. (Photos by Heather Kirk-Ballard/LSU AgCenter)

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Summer-blooming plants such as Lime Sizzler firebush can be trimmed anytime to control growth or keep a particular shape. Flowers form on new growth.

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Buds set on last year’s growth on flowering trees such as this Japanese magnolia should not be pruned until after they finish blooming in the spring.

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Dormant ornamental grasses can be trimmed in wintertime but make for great food and nesting areas for birds. It’s recommended to wait until spring.

Tips to overcome your pruning fears

Pruning intimidates some gardeners. When to prune and when not to prune? It can be scary.
For trees and shrubs that are grown for their flowers, you must consider when they bloom before you decide when to prune them. Prune at the wrong time, and many of our spring-blooming shrubs and trees will not put on their much-anticipated spring flower show.

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These students at East Elementary were honored during a “Magical Celebration.” At top, from left, are Kreede Fuselier and Javier Lopez. At bottom, from left, are Kurt Lavergne and Kallie Bond.

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A “Magical Celebration” was held at East Elementary. Great behavior students honored included, top row, from left, Khilon Poullard and Lillian Olivier, at bottom, from left are Madison Rice and Braylon Ned.

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Magical Behavior students at East Elementary included, top left, Kaleb Meaux and Raven Mitchell. At bottom, from left, are Brennon Coleman and Savanah Smith.

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Magical Behavior East Elementary students were honored recently. At top, from left, are Brooklynn Lachapelle and Jahlinda Poullard. At bottom, from left, are Blakelynn Pierotti and Jacelyn Guillory.

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Magical Behavior students at East Elementary included at top, from left, Matthew Richard, and Braylon Savoy. At bottom, from left, are Jayden Ledet and Jaislyn Vallaire.

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Saralyn Willis, a third grader at East Elementary, is a Magical Behavior student.

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Jayden Guillory, a third grader at East Elementary was honored as a Magical Behavior student.

Magical Celebration held at East Elementary

East Elementary held a “Magical Celebration” where students were recognized for their Magical behavior and Magical work in the classroom. At top, from left, are Evangeline Manuel and Messiah Ned. At bottom, from left, Ellie Simon and Julianne Fontenot. (Submitted photos)

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