2018-2019 School Year Kicks-Off

Members of the St. Bernard Parish School Board welcomed the over 940 employees of the system back for the 2018-2019 School Year Kick-Off. FRONT ROW [L-R]: Joseph Long, Clifford Englande, Diana Dysart, Katherine Lemoine, and Mary Lumetta. BACK ROW [L-R]: Doris Voitier, Donald Campbell, Carl Gaines Jr., and Sean Warner.

The school year began for the over 940 employees of the school system with the district Kick-Off Rally held at the Civic Center. The morning served as an opportunity for teachers, leaders, and support staff to come together to celebrate the previous year’s accomplishments and focus on the upcoming year’s goals and priorities.

School Board President Clifford Englande began the morning by celebrating the accomplishments of the previous school year.

“We have so many things to be proud of here in St. Bernard. At the heart of any strong community is a strong school system,” Englande said.  “And as our students thrive and our schools become stronger, so too do our neighborhoods and our parish.”

Superintendent Doris Voitier continued to highlight this year’s district-wide theme, strength.

“The strength of our academic and extracurricular programs can be seen through all of the accomplishments of our graduates,” Voitier said. “While our 450 graduates educational careers ended at Chalmette High School, their journeys began years before. It is the hard work and dedication of all of our staff that help lay the foundation for the bright future that awaits all of our students.”

Classes resumed for students throughout the St. Bernard Parish Public School System last week as nearly 7,000 kindergarteners through 12th graders eagerly returned to what will surely be another strong school year. An anticipated 500 preschool students will be welcomed on campuses for their first day later in the month. More information regarding the preschool program can be found on the district’s website.