Flags for achievement. Six St. Landry Parish schools received flags at this month’s School Board meeting signifying Recognized Academic Growth, as measured in the accountability testing. Among those with their flags are Laura Lombas, Glendale Elementary administrative assistant; left, Mary Ellen Donatto, East Elementary principal; fourth from left; and Lakesha Miller, Eunice Jr. High School principal, fifth from left. It was announced that Glendale and East have been selected for the Ensuring Literacy for All Initiative grant for the upcoming year and that Eunice Elementary and Highland Elementary have been selected for the Ensuring Numeracy For All Initiative. Both programs are awaiting legislative funding.
Story Time at the library. StoryTime readings began Wednesday, June 3. The theme of the hour was “Once Upon A Time Kickoff”. Guest readers were, at left, Suzanne LaHaye and Debi Crawford. They took turns reading, “Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude,” by Keith O’Malley, and “Dragon Scales and Willow Leaves,” by Terryl Givens. As an activity the children had the opportunity to make up their own story. They also received coloring sheets of a castle and dinosaur and a dragon sticker. The children enjoyed a snack of “Dragon Scales,” aka rippled potato chips. Door prizes of Dragon Tales coloring books were given.
EHS honors top underclassmen. Eunice High recognized its top underclassmen multi-sport athletes, Camille Faul and Stuart Turner.
From The Eunice News files
From the June 2009 files of The Eunice News.
McElroy makes All-State track. Eunice High junior Ashlee McElroy was named to the Composite All-State track and field team in the discus throw after having placed second in the Class 4A State Finals with a distance of 130-7.
Austin Young fires off a pitch against Crowley. Young pitched the first four innings, giving up no runs on two hits, while striking out four batters.
Oilers cruise past Seminoles, 12-2. Eunice remains in battle for district title. Oiler third baseman Alex Comeauxx runs down Seminole runner Myles Taylor, eventually forcing him out of the base line.
LA Heat battles Avoyelles. Above: LA Heat starting pitcher Caitlyn Olivier hurls a strike during Tuesday’s game against Avoyelles. Left: Olivia LaFleur singles for two runs for LA Heat’s junior varsity team in the second inning against Avoyelles. LA Heat tied 4-4 and lost 8-0 in the doubleheader.
Danielle LeJeune of Eunice wins the State FFA Equine Science Placement Proficiency Award at the state FFA Convention held in Monroe. LeJeune is a freshman at LSU Eunice and plans to transfer to McNeese State this fall. She is pictured with her FFA advisor Kerry Saucier.
Tops in testing growth. Eunice Elementary Principal Irma Trosclair holds a plaque recognizing her school’s 15 point growth in student assessment data, tops in St. Landry Parish. For the achievement each faculty member received about $1,600 in extra pay this month under the FLEX-PAY Rewards Grant Program. Board recognizes three other Eunice schools.