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St. Joan of Arc teaches spiritual, academic growth

LAPLACE — St. Joan of Arc Catholic School is planning a school year that will enable our students to grow in various aspects.

Spiritually, we want our students to understand the importance of how they treat others so our theme will focus on being kind.

We will also be implementing an anti-bullying program to teach students what constitutes bullying and how to address it.

The 5th grade students completed the D.A.R.E. program through the St. John Sheriff’s Office. Each student had to write an essay explaining what was learned. The top essay winner in each class read to the group. Winners from spring were, from left, Faith Williams and Blake Weber. Pictured with them are Deputy Trystin Williams, “Darren” the D.A.R.E. Lion, Sheriff Mike Tregre, Lt. Marshall Carmouche and Sgt. Danielle Falgoust.

Academically, we will focus on students establishing academic goals and working to see improvements in their academics.

Students will be rewarded in the Accelerated Reader program for reaching and surpassing reading goals, and after-school test prep classes will be offered to help students prepare for test taking.

STAR Reading and Math will also be used to help teachers track data and assist students in meeting their goals.

As far as extra-curricular interests, students will be offered many opportunities to accomplish goals in clubs, sports and band.

The campus has also added additional security features to ensure the safety of our students.

As with every year, our focus is on our students — helping them to grow spiritually, challenge themselves academically, and find something they enjoy outside the classroom, all with the support of the faculty and staff.

St. Joan of Arc is located at 412 Fir St. in ​LaPlace.

For more information about St. Joan of Arc, call 985-652-6310.