Area school celebrations for the week ending Jan. 28

Charlotte Guedry
Pecan Primary Grove announces new Teacher of the Year, Courtney Dumas. Shown in celebration are, Courtney Dumas, David Boylan, J’Airus Johnson, Lian Viray, Dayne Duplessis, Jacklyn Nieto, D’Anthony Carter and Jada Geason.

Schools have been celebrating this week, as honors and awards have been won.

Local area schools have been sending in their photos highlighting achievements within the parish.

Make sure to have a look, and send in your own school photos to

Capturing our students and teachers as they excel in all areas is a wonderful way to show your community spirit.

Lake Elementary’s PBIS program is part of the parish’s initiative for Positive Behavior and Intervention Support. At Lake it is referred to as ROAR, which stands for Respectful, Organized, A+ Attitude, and Responsible. This acronym is the basis for school-wide expectations for all students. This month our students of the month in grades K-fifth were chosen by their teachers for improving behavior based on these expectations. Each student was rewarded with a school certificate acknowledging his/her improvement in following PBIS expectations and also received a complementary Raising Cane’s gift certificate. Kindergarten students acknowledged were Lawson Schilling, Ethan Babin, Treston Frederic, Daylen Dauthier and Ian Sheppard. First grade students included, Kylee Richardson, Johnthomas Lambert, Cooper Savoy, William Herman and Travis Richardson. Second graders were Davyn Lenko, Jacob Stewart, Dayton Spruill, Jake McCaskill, Caitlynn Fontenot and Sophia Palmer. Third grade students recognized were Dylan Deliphose, Nathan Jacob, Gabby Templet, Carson Duplessis and Mason Broussard. Fourth grade students were Christina Morris, Colton Villermarette, Reuben Smith and Caleb Guidry. Fifth grade included Austin Schexnayder, Austin Teel, Ruby Lashell and Damien Gautreaux.