Meet the Winners, See the Sights from the 9th Annual Dance Challenge

Martin Marino’s 9th Annual Dance Challenge proved to be well worth the wait. Originally scheduled for April 15, severe weather postponed the much anticipated event to April 29. Parents and other supporters still filled the Pontchartrain Center to cheer on over 320 elementary school students as they competed in a variety of dance styles. Students […]

Dance Challenge Rescheduled for April 29 at 6 p.m.

  More than 320 Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students from 18 elementary schools will participate in Martin Marino’s 9th annual Dance Challenge on Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. The Dance Challenge was […]

Pitre Fifth Graders “Crack the Code”

Fifth grade students in Lawrence Jackson, Jr.’s class at Pitre Elementary got coding as part of the Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science that took place the week of December 8. Jackson designed the Hour of Code activity to complement his ELA curriculum, using a Time for Kids article titled “Cracking the […]

Tough Competition for the First Annual Pitre Chili Cook Off

The competition was spicy on October 18, 2014, at the first annual chili cook off fundraiser for Vic Pitre Elementary School. Team Nacho Mama chef Blake McDonald said that they decided to participate because they are committed to helping children in the community. As a public school graduate, some of his best memories are of […]

Playing with a Purpose

It was game night recently at Vic A. Pitre Elementary, but these games had a purpose: family literacy. Cierra Hawkins, a fourth grader, said her favorite game was the synonym and antonym bingo. “Literacy night is a time when we come together to focus on activities that will enhance our reading skills, said Pitre Principal […]