Archive for April 2011

Annual 4-H Jr. Leadership Conference

Apr 22nd, 2011 | By
Annual 4-H Jr. Leadership Conference

St. Bernard Parish 4-H Jr. Leader Club Members joined with 4-H members from across the state to attend the Annual 4-H Jr. Leadership Conference at 4-H Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA. The theme of the conference was 4-H Super Heroes: Finding Your Inner Leadership. 4-H youth participated in a variety of workshops focusing on […]



AJMS students celebrate the Principal’s Honor Roll Luncheon

Apr 22nd, 2011 | By
AJMS students celebrate the Principal’s Honor Roll Luncheon

Andrew Jackson Middle School’s principal, Dr. Montrelle Sinegar, celebrates with the recipients of the Principal’s Honor Roll during a special luncheon in their honor. To be on the Principal’s Honor roll a student needs to maintain a 4.0 GPA for the nine weeks period.



Hospital needs medical building

Apr 22nd, 2011 | By

Meraux Foundation President claims no intentions for their own structure The April 19 St. Bernard Parish Council Meeting included a progress report on the parish’s new hospital. And as the project nears the 2012 completion date, contentions about the medical office building have been raised by The Meraux Foundation, specifically, the alterations to donation documents. […]



Second floodwall can now defend against a 100-year storm

Apr 22nd, 2011 | By
Second floodwall can now defend against a 100-year storm

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Team New Orleans, achieved a major risk reduction milestone in St. Bernard Parish this week with a concrete pour at the final section of floodwall along the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) between Bayou Dupre and Highway 46. This approximately 7.5-mile stretch of floodwall is now able to defend […]



First Lady Easter egg hunt

Apr 22nd, 2011 | By
First Lady Easter egg hunt

On April 16 at Torres Park before the festivities began for the Art in April Festival, hundreds of children enjoyed the Easter Egg Hunt. Easter eggs were hidden at Torres Park between the hill and the newly constructed gazebo. Since 2008, First Lady Debbie Taffaro and Parish President Craig Taffaro, who have eight children, have […]



Provident Realty case pits SBC against each other

Apr 22nd, 2011 | By

The ongoing construction at Provident Realty’s sites for the four proposed apartment complexes led the St. Bernard Parish Council to convene a special meeting on April 12, to discuss potential legal avenues. Accusations were abound about who had pledged their support for the apartments. President Craig Taffaro and other council members maintained their opposition to […]



Nickelodeon showcases local environmental efforts

Apr 15th, 2011 | By
Nickelodeon showcases local environmental efforts

Nickelodeon’s The Big Help was on location at Docville Farm, where local students were volunteering their time to plant cypress trees, and at the same time call attention to the Gulf of Mexico and protecting its ecosystem. Nickelodeon’s campaign is part of an Earth Day tradition for the network, but they also chose Louisiana this […]



Art In April Festival

Apr 15th, 2011 | By
Art In April Festival

Saturday, April 16 – Schedule Of Events Main stage 11 a.m. • Opening Ceremonies 11 – 11:20 a.m. • Trist Middle School Chorus 11:20 – 11:50 a.m. • N.O.B.A. After School Ballet 12 – 1:30 p.m. • Chalmette High School Jazz Band & Chorus 1:30 – 2 p.m. • Art Scholarship Awards Ceremony 2 – […]



Andrew Jackson Honor Recipients

Apr 15th, 2011 | By

Principal Honor Roll (GPA 4.0) recipient are: Sixth grade Ahmad Alkurd, Jardin Gonzales-Plummer, Daniel Thompson. Seventh grade Hai Nguyen. Scholar Honor Roll (GPA 3.5-3.99) recipients are: Sixth grade Hailey Bauman, Darion Brown, Meghan Carollo, Briannah England, Azizah Hinnawi, Kaya Lawrence, Nicole Maradiaga , Chloe Reeves, Courtney Saulsman, Ambria Schroeder, Danton Vu, Cody White, Raegan Youngs. […]



CHS’s Basketball and Volleyball team awards

Apr 15th, 2011 | By
CHS’s Basketball and Volleyball team awards

CHS Girls Basketball Team awards from left: Haley Smith – MVP; Jordan Hartney – Outstanding Offensive Player, Coach Guy McInnis, Kelly Carlisle - Outstanding Defensive Player. CHS Volleyball Coach’s award Callie Lambert. CHS Volleyball Outstanding Offensive Player Jordan Hartney, left and Coach Mallory Chiappetta. Two senior players, Haley Smith, left, and Jordan Hartney were presented with commemorative […]