St. Michael School: Back To School 2017

St. Michael Catholic School
Making Futures Bright Through Faith!
A Mission of Faith, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service for 117 Years

St. Michael School’s theme for the 118th year is “Making Futures Bright Through Faith!” The school is focused on love, understanding, compassion and forgiveness, guiding young students to find Jesus in the ordinariness of school life. St. Michael School is committed, as Catholic educators, to help lead our students to a bright future of being faith-filled people.

St. Michael will introduce a new curriculum in the Pre-Kindergarten this year. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Big Day is a proven, effective, and comprehensive early-learning program that embraces children's natural curiosity and encourages them to explore and connect to the world around them. Aligned with the curriculums currently used in Kindergarten through 8th grade, this program ensures Kindergarten readiness by building a foundation for success in school and life. The 5th through 8th grade classrooms are equipped with laptop or Chromebook computers to support the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and other curriculums. The 4th grade incorporates the use of laptops, introducing students to online research, testing, and presentation skills. The junior high science curriculum incorporates a robotics program to help develop creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills. The St. Michael Robotics Team was named the 2017 Grand Champion of the National WWII Museum Robotics Challenge, “The Monuments’ Men.” St. Michael School’s academic program is continually moving and growing to help prepare students for a bright future.

St. Michael School is blessed to have an experienced and dedicated faculty and staff. All of our teachers are certified professionals; many hold advanced degrees, including masters and multiple certifications. The school’s faculty participates in ongoing professional development each year, attending classes and conferences steeped in the latest educational programs. We are proud that twelve of our current faculty and staff members are St. Michael School alumni.

St. Michael School 2017-2018 Administrators, Homeroom Teachers, Enrichment Teachers and Staff. Some teachers teach in more than one grade; however, they are listed by homeroom assignments.
Pastor: Father Mikel Polson
Principal: Sandi Dore
Religion Administrator: Penny Habetz
Pre-Kindergarten: Jessica Hebert and Sharon Thomas
Kindergarten: Tammy Trahan and Heidi LeLeux
Kindergarten Assistant: Stephanie Vice
First Grade: Caroline Berry and Ellen Fussell
Second Grade: Sarah Mallory and Christine Privat
Third Grade: Dawn Guidry and Alicia Francis
Fourth Grade: Courtney Elkins and Sandy Whiting
Fifth Grade: Kelly Thompson and Brandi Cart
Sixth Grade: Patti Guidry and William Premeaux
Seventh Grade: Jean Dugas and Leonor Gonzalez
Eighth Grade: Cathy Hundley and Emilie Broussard
Jr. High Science & Technology: Tim Miguez
Math (8th Grade): Jill Doga
Physical Education: Belinda Morse
Spanish Education: Leonor Gonzalez
Music Enrichment/Choir: Angie Goff
Technology Coordinator & Teacher: Erin Walton
Librarian: Jeanne Nickel
Development Director: Holly Broussard
Athletic Director: Erik Lee
Administrative Secretary/Registrar: Jill Doga
Bookkeeper: Donna Venable
Receptionist: Emma Frank
Office Staff: Cindy Haynes
Facility Manager: Bob Smith
Custodians: Betty Daigle and Joy Foreman
Cafeteria Manager: Sharon Stewart

Tuesday, August 8th: Saints Back to School Open House - Parents & Students are invited to meet their teacher, visit with friends and drop off school supplies from 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 10th: 1st Day of School – 7:50 to 11:30 – Kindergarten Girls, 1st-6th grade and 8th grade report to school. (No School for PreK, Kindergarten Boys and 7th grade)
Friday, August 11th: 2nd Day of School – 7:50 to 11:30 – Kindergarten Boys, 1st-6th grade and 7th grade report to school. (No School for PreK, Kindergarten Girls and 8th grade)
Monday, August 14th: Regular School Day– 7:50 to 3:05 – PreK Boys report to school with K-8th. (No School for PreK Girls)
Tuesday, August 15th: Regular School Day– 7:50 to 3:05 – PreK Girls report to school with K-8th. (No School for PreK Boys)
Wednesday, August 16th: Regular School Day– 7:50 to 3:05 – All Students PreK-8th grade.
Tuesday, August 22nd: Saints Parent Night: Back To School 2017 Kick-Off at 5:30 p.m. in the Gym – Parents are invited to learn about the school year, go to their child’s classroom, and meet with the teachers.

Please visit our Web site at www.stmike.net for more information on St. Michael School or call the school at 783-1410 to schedule a personal tour.