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Congratulations to DECA for the School-based enterprise at BRMHS

This information provided by DECA.

Baton Rouge, LA – Bulldog Bites, the school-based enterprise at Baton Rouge Magnet High School was among 728 school-based enterprises achieving gold-level certification for the 2023-2024 school year and will be recognized during DECA’s International Career Development Conference this April 27-30, 2024, in Anaheim, California.

A school-based enterprise (SBE) is an entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that provides goods and services to meet the needs of the market. SBEs are managed and operated by students as hands-on learning laboratories that integrate National Curriculum Standards in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA advisors have utilized this effective educational tool for over four decades to provide their students with realistic and practical learning experiences that reinforce classroom instruction, enhance 21st Century skill development, and prepare students for college and careers.

The Baton Rouge Magnet High School DECA members who contributed to the certification were Katia Fuentes, Ashley Lambie, Nicolas Nguyen, Mary Case, Madison Vu, Lilah Weisberger and Dristi Thaker with the assistance of their DECA chapter advisor, Marcia Lee. The SBE at Baton Rouge Magnet High School has operated for six years and is to be commended for this achievement.

“DECA’s School-based Enterprise Certification Program is a rigorous process designed to help DECA members demonstrate their classroom learning in a practical, learning laboratory, and then translate that into meaningful outcomes,” said Christopher Young, CAE, Chief Program Officer at DECA Inc. “These DECA members are practicing important workplace readiness skills while preparing for college and careers.”

DECA’s School-based Enterprise Certification Program provides recognition for outstanding achievement by school-based enterprises and motivates SBEs to strive for excellence and growth. SBEs can be certified at three levels: bronze, silver or gold. In order to apply for the certification, SBEs must submit extensive documentation that explains how the SBE demonstrates the practice of various marketing and retail standards. A review committee evaluates the documentation to determine which level of certification has been achieved. DECA’s School-based Enterprise program is sponsored by Otis Spunkmeyer Inc. and Pop Chips/You Need This.

About DECA Inc.
DECA is a career and technical student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs with a career interest in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. DECA student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. DECA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with nearly 250,000 members in 4,000 high school and college chapters in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Germany.

For more information about DECA, visit www.deca.org.

Students of the Year 2023 – 2024

Congratulations to Brennan Smith (Westdale Heights Academic Magnet), Madilyn Whitmore (Westdale Middle School) and Noor Akram (Woodlawn High School) for being named the EBR Schools Students of the Year for 2023-24.

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Students of the Year 2023 – 2024

Congratulations to Brennan Smith (Westdale Heights Academic Magnet), Madilyn Whitmore (Westdale Middle School) and Noor Akram (Woodlawn High School) for being named the EBR Schools Students of the Year for 2023-24.

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EBR Educator Elected President of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Mathematics content supervisor Latrenda Knighten was elected as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics during the organization’s annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.  She started in the EBRPSS in 1987 and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology/early childhood education from Tulane and a master’s degree in educational technology leadership from Northwestern State University. In her candidate statement, Knighten emphasized her belief in the importance of all students receiving access to high-quality mathematics experiences. “The work I’ve done to advance mathematics teaching and learning in the math community demonstrates my commitment to our mission,” she said.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, which was founded in 1920, is the world’s largest mathematics education organization. Iesha Smith, an eighth-grade math teacher at Glen Oaks Middle, and Dr. George Gage, assistant principal at Audubon Elementary, also represented EBR Schools at the conference. They led a presentation titled “Ready, Set, Experience My Culture: Using Virtual Reality to Bridge the Gap Between Math and Community.”

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Expansion

Our EBRPSS 6 Keys to Success are the most critical guideposts of our EBR Schools Strategic Plan. They intentionally begin with the fundamental need to begin educating our community from birth. That’s why we focus so intently on early childhood and why this event at Crestworth Elementary School was a perfect venue to showcase our efforts in our school district. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Supt. Sito Narcisse helped launch Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Louisiana statewide expansion. The initiative’s goal is to inspire a love for reading by offering free, high-quality and age-appropriate books to children ages 0-5 years. Students will receive one new book per year in the program. Dr. Narcisse greeted the 3- and 4-year olds, as well as school leaders, staff, School Board members, state legislators and other dignitaries in the library. The governor read from Parton’s book “Coat of Many Colors” and students received gift bags from the governor. The children were also treated to a snowball celebration featuring LSU’s Mike the Tiger, Southern University’s Lacumba and cheerleaders and PBS’ Super Why. This celebration was made possible by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which aims to inspire a love for reading in children, and the support of numerous partners. 

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Expansion

Our EBRPSS 6 Keys to Success are the most critical guideposts of our EBR Schools Strategic Plan. They intentionally begin with the fundamental need to begin educating our community from birth. That’s why we focus so intently on early childhood and why this event at Crestworth Elementary School was a perfect venue to showcase our efforts in our school district. Gov. John Bel Edwards and Supt. Sito Narcisse helped launch Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Louisiana statewide expansion. The initiative’s goal is to inspire a love for reading by offering free, high-quality and age-appropriate books to children ages 0-5 years. Students will receive one new book per year in the program. Dr. Narcisse greeted the 3- and 4-year olds, as well as school leaders, staff, School Board members, state legislators and other dignitaries in the library. The governor read from Parton’s book “Coat of Many Colors” and students received gift bags from the governor. The children were also treated to a snowball celebration featuring LSU’s Mike the Tiger, Southern University’s Lacumba and cheerleaders and PBS’ Super Why. This celebration was made possible by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which aims to inspire a love for reading in children, and the support of numerous partners. 

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Schedule Updates

The staggered dismissal schedules for secondary schools (high and middle schools) will continue through Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. All secondary schools will dismiss at 1:25 pm, and all elementary schools will dismiss at the regular 3:25 pm time. Our buses will operate routes in coordination with these adjusted schedules to and from schools campuses.

Beginning September 11, 2023, EBRPSS middle school and high school class schedules will be adjusted slightly to a 7:05 a.m. start time and a 2:27 p.m. dismissal time. This schedule will be in effect through December 15, 2023 This is part of our instructional minutes recovery plan to make up for lost class time this school year and does not apply to Pre-K through 8th grade campuses.

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Schedule Updates

The staggered dismissal schedules for secondary schools (high and middle schools) will continue through Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. All secondary schools will dismiss at 1:25 pm, and all elementary schools will dismiss at the regular 3:25 pm time. Our buses will operate routes in coordination with these adjusted schedules to and from schools campuses.

Beginning September 11, 2023, EBRPSS middle school and high school class schedules will be adjusted slightly to a 7:05 a.m. start time and a 2:27 p.m. dismissal time. This schedule will be in effect through December 15, 2023 This is part of our instructional minutes recovery plan to make up for lost class time this school year and does not apply to Pre-K through 8th grade campuses.

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Meal Service August 21st

With EBRPSS school classes cancelled for Monday, August 21, 2023, our child nutrition leaders want to ensure our families that school breakfast and lunch will still be provided for their children at their regular campuses.

Meal pick-up locations are being provided on Monday at 10 schools, 2 per region, where Child Nutrition Program staff will prepare a breakfast and lunch for students whose parents or guardians choose to drive up, remain in their car, and pick up meals. Parents will need to arrive between 8 am – 10 am and provide the names of each child. One breakfast and one lunch meal will be provided for each child at this time.

Please refer to the following list for the appropriate pick-up locations by region:

 

North Region: Claiborne Elementary and SPEMA

Broadmoor/Sherwood:  Broadmoor Elementary and Park Forest Middle

Mid City:  Capitol Middle and BRMHS

Old South:  McKinley Middle and Liberty High School

Southeast:  Woodlawn Elementary and Jefferson Terrace Elementary

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Meal Service August 21st

With EBRPSS school classes cancelled for Monday, August 21, 2023, our child nutrition leaders want to ensure our families that school breakfast and lunch will still be provided for their children at their regular campuses.

Meal pick-up locations are being provided on Monday at 10 schools, 2 per region, where Child Nutrition Program staff will prepare a breakfast and lunch for students whose parents or guardians choose to drive up, remain in their car, and pick up meals. Parents will need to arrive between 8 am – 10 am and provide the names of each child. One breakfast and one lunch meal will be provided for each child at this time.

Please refer to the following list for the appropriate pick-up locations by region:

 

North Region: Claiborne Elementary and SPEMA

Broadmoor/Sherwood:  Broadmoor Elementary and Park Forest Middle

Mid City:  Capitol Middle and BRMHS

Old South:  McKinley Middle and Liberty High School

Southeast:  Woodlawn Elementary and Jefferson Terrace Elementary

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