We have moved to a new web hosting service. Please allow a couple of weeks for full availability of our website. In the interim, all necessary documents pertaining to the 2012-13 school term may be downloaded by visiting the appropriate links. Please visit the Admissions section to view the updated Rules and Regulations. The School Calendar, Supply List, and Summer Reading sections all have updated information for the 2012-13 school term. Also, see the Uniform Regulations section for information on our first ever Uniform Supply Day, which will be held June 28th.
May 16, 2012
Pre-kindergarten commencement ceremony will be on Friday, May 11, at 9:00 in the gym.
Kindergarten graduation ceremony will be on Friday, May 11, at 10:30 in the gym.
Keep up the hard work, everyone! We are going to do everything to the best of our abilities all the way to the last day of school. Every day provides an opportunity to learn new things and get better at what we already know. Summer is coming soon, but it’s not here yet.
Pledge…. KB, Natalie Nguyen
Quote of the day: “Nobody got anywhere in this life by simply being content.” – Louis L’Amour, American author
May 15, 2012
Last day for Clipper Club collections. Thank you to the Clipper Club for getting our new field hockey equipment! The boys and girls will have so much fun using it!
Dance team papers and deposit are due no later than Friday at 3:00. There will be no exceptions.
Pledge…..KA, Jace Williams
Quote of the day: “If the cat sits long enough at the hole, it will catch the mouse.” – Irish proverb
May 14, 2012
Last week for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten....graduation ceremonies on Friday.
Remember to work hard these last two weeks of school; two weeks provide lots of time to learn new things and practice the things we have already learned. Summer is coming, but it is not here yet, so let's be productive until the end!
Pledge....PKC, Sarah Nguyen
Quote of the day: "High expectations are the key to everything." - Sam Walton
May 10, 2012
Last day of the week......tomorrow is a holiday, the eighth graders' parting gift to the rest of the student body.
Pledge....PKB, Andrea Tran
Quote of the day: "Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself." - Chinese saying
May 9, 2012
Today is the eighth graders' last day!
Congratulations to the reading/writing contest winners from April.
Pledge....8A, Patrick Cao, Amy Ngo, and Jason Tucker
Quote of the day: "A teacher's major contribution may pop out anonymously in the life of some ex-student's grandchild." - Wendell Berry, American writer
May 8, 2012
Beta election for 2012-2013 officers will be at 1:45 in the gym.
Pledge....PKA, Seth Dazet
Quote of the day: "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton
May 7, 2012
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
A big thank you to the eighth-grade Beta members who came out to Beautification Day yesterday:
Ebony Edwards Nora Moran J'Kyra Bouie Brandy Rodriguez Shelby Seauzeneau Hannah Crovetto Jessica Tran Amy Ngo Julie Tran Emily Dong Andrew Nguyen Chase Bell Chase Mathis Vincent Li
Congratulations to the officers of the Builders' Club for 2012-2013:
Congratulations to the members of the 2012-2013 Lake Castle Blue Angels. See Dance Team’s extracurriculars page for names of members.
Congratulations to Matthew Pagano from class 4B for making Slidell Venom all-stars. Way to go, Matthew!
Pledge....3B, Christiana Williams
Quote of the day: Green is for the inspiration you give me each day. Blue is for your patience. Orange is for your warmth. Yellow is for the way you make me smile. Red is for the lives you have touched this year.
--- M&M Teacher Appreciation poem, submitted by Abbie Thibodeaux, 4A
May 4, 2012
Builders' Cub bake sale today
Beta meeting at 1:45 to deliver candidacy speeches and turn in service hour forms
Team/Club photos continue today.
Congratulations to the fastest boys and girls in the 7th and 8th grades....
7th grade.. Tia Theodore and Preston Carmon
8th grade.. Jessica Tran and Jason Tucker
Fastest in the Class run-off of champions will be today at lunch at 12:35.
Congratulations to Lake Castle alumna Amanda Ahner for receiving the Charter Business Hero Award winner for May of 2012! Her story is in the May issue of Sophisticated Woman magazine, and she will be interviewed on 990AM WGSO today at 3:30. It will also be on wgso.com as a podcast.
Pledge....3A, Mark Verrett
Quote of the day: "You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Christopher Columbus
May 3, 2012
Fastest in the Class Competition will continue at 12:35....7th and 8th graders will make up their rain-out of yesterday.
Dance team extra practice will be in the gym at lunch time today.
Builders' Club bake sale will be on Friday.
Beta meeting to turn in service hours and deliver candidacy speeches will be tomorrow at 1:45.
Team/Club photos will be today. Mrs. Rhonda will call you over this afternoon.
Congratulations to Brandon Elsensohn, Madelyn McGovern, Cody Elsensohn, and Jessica Tran, who delivered their famous American speeches at the parents' club meeting last night. Thanks to Mrs. Liz Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Ann Marie Langdon for moderating the speech club.
Congratulations again to Camryn Hoolahan 3B, who received her award from Cox Communications for being Lake Castle's 2012 Inspirational Hero. Also, thank you to Mrs. Linda Krey for attending the ceremony with Camryn.
Pledge...4B, Matthew Pagano
Quote of the day: "Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry." - James 1:19
May 2, 2012
Congratulations to the fastest boys and girls in the 5th and 6th grades!
Kalyn Hubbard Joshua Bolds
Neko Rojas Sydney Welch
Today the 7th and 8th graders will race at 12:35 in the back yard.
Flag football will scrimmage at P.E. this afternoon.
Builders' Club bake sale on Friday
Beta meeting on Friday.....service hours are due, and candidates for 2012-2013 officers will present their speeches.
Dance team workshop will be today, and the mandatory parent and student meeting will be at 4:30. Tryouts will be on Friday.
Additional notes on team/Club photos --
6th, 7th, and 8th grade softball team pictures in uniform will be on Thursday. 5th grade developmental squad will be on Friday. Beta Club should wear their t-shirts for the picture on Thursday.
Pledge...4A, Anthony Harrison
Quote of the day: "Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds." - Buddha
May 1, 2012
Congratulations to the fastest boy and girl in the fourth grade --
Cameron Thomas and Peyton Gibson
5th and 6th grade students will race today at 12:35 in the back field.
Flag football practice today at P.E., scrimmage game on Wednesday.
Beta Club meeting at 1:45 today.
Softball game against Andrew Jackson today at 4:00 at Val Reiss.
Jet Gazette will be on sale today for .25.
Builders' Club bake sale on Friday.
Dance team meeting and workshop tomorrow.
Team and Club pictures will be on Thursday and Friday....
Builders' Club Line Dancing Beta Club Math team Chess teams Quiz Bowl Clipper Club Science Club Current Events Softball in uniform Drama Travel Club Flag football in uniform Yearbook Speech Club Weather Club Volleyball in uniform Baseball in uniform
Pledge...5B, Carly Masson
Quote of the day: "The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." - Anne Frank
April 30, 2012
Fastest in the Class Competition starts today with the 4th graders. Everyone is welcome to watch the 40-yd dash, which will be held in the back field at 12:35.
Flag football has practice today and tomorrow; there will be a scrimmage game on Wednesday at lunch time.
Jet Gazette will be on sale on Tuesday for .25.
Girls' softball games will be on Tuesday and Thursday at 4:00 at Val Reiss.
Beta Club meeting tomorrow at 12:30.
Dance team tryouts are this week...workshop and meeting on Wednesday, tryouts on Friday.
Parents, please do not make a U-turn on Hayne into the schoolyard. We are still having issues with this, and it is the last day of April. This is unnecessary; please respect the rules.
Good Samaritan Award winners for April....
Olivia Cyrus, KA Emily Nguyen, 3B Tia Theodore, 7B
Today is Mr. Clendon Butera's birthday. As founding principal of Lake Castle School, he set a great example for us to work hard to achieve our goals. We are proud to be carrying on his mission.
Pledge....5A, Cayli Pham
Quote of the day: "A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life." - James Allen, British writer
April 27, 2012
Progress reports go out today.
Start collecting reading and writing winners from April.
Beta Club bake sale will be today.
Jet Gazette will be sold on Tuesday.... 25 cents.
Girls' softball team will have a game on Tuesday, May 1, at 4:00 and Thursday, May 3, at 4:00 against Andrew Jackson. Both games are at Val Reiss.
Dance team tryouts will be next week - May 2 - workshop until 4:30 May 5 - tryouts There will be a mandatory meeting for students and new parents on Wednesday, May 2. Pre-evaluation forms can be found in the office with Mrs. Rhonda.
Pledge....6B, Darian Vu
Quote of the day: "There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can." - Henry Ford
April 26, 2012
Performance of dance team and line dancers at 12:30 in the gym.
Beta Club bake sale will be tomorrow at lunch.
Progress reports go out tomorrow.
Campaigning for the Builders' Club's 2012 - 2013 officers is ongoing.
Pledge.....6A, Derrick Graham
Quote of the day: "The first and best victory is to conquer self." - Plato, Greek philosopher
April 25, 2012
Tomorrow will be the performance of the dance team and the kindergarten line dancers at 12:30 in the gym.
Sign up with Mrs. James for the Fastest in the Class Competition, which will begin next week.
Beta Club Bake Sale will be on Friday.
Speech Club will meet on Friday from 12:30-12:50 in the Competition Room.
Letters to the Blue Angels are due to Mrs. Liz by Thursday. They will be mailed Thursday evening.
Progress reports go out Friday.
Pledge...7B, Christian Pham
Quote of the day: "Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses." - George Washington Carter, American scientist and inventor
April 24, 2012
Kindergarten Line Dancing Club has practice today from 3:00-4:00.
Upper Elementary Social Skills group meets today from 3:00-4:00. The topic is Resolving Conflicts.
Softball practice from 3:00-4:30.
There will be a performance of the dance team and the line dancers on Thursday at 12:30 in the gym.
Letters to the Blue Angels are due tomorrow.
Beta Club has a bake sale tomorrow.
Progress reports go out on Friday.
Pledge.....7A, Barriane Franks
Quote of the day: "At the moment of commitment, the universe conspires to assist you." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and artist
April 23, 2012
Dance team practice today until 4:00.
Line dancing practice tomorrow until 4:00.
Upper elementary Social Skills meeting tomorrow until 4:00.
Softball practice tomorrow from 3:00-4:30.
There will be a performance on Thursday at 12:30 in the gym for all students to enjoy seeing the dance team and the kindergarten line dancing club.
Congratulations to the STEM team for winning the Engineering Challenge at the VIET Supports STEM Games 2012.
Congratulations to Allen Moore in 4B for being part of the silver medal winning team at the 2012 AAU Basketball Championships! Great job, Allen!
Pledge....8A, Jessica Tran
Quote of the day: "What you are is what you have been. What you'll be is what you do now." - Buddha
April 20, 2012
STEM team practice today. Come out to support your school team this weekend at Sarah T. Reed High School.
Sign up for the Fastest in the Class competition that Mrs. James is hosting!
Dance team practice on Monday.
Kindergarten Line Dancing Club has practice on Tuesday.
Both the Line Dancing Club and Dance Team will perform at 12:30 in the gym on Thursday. All students in lower and upper elementary are invited!
Pledge.....PKC, Nhi Trinh
Quote of the day: "Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them." - Norman Vincent Peale, minister and author
April 19, 2012
Travel Club was a big success this morning. Thank you to Mrs. Taggart, Mrs. Terrebonne, and Mrs. Pajares for organizing this fun activity.
STEM team should meet at 12:15 in the Competition Room today.
Baseball and softball teams will both be playing at Trist this afternoon at 4:00.
Tomorrow is the last day for donations for the children in Honduras. If you have not already done so, please remember to bring in a gently used article of clothing or any school supplies to help these children who are so in need.
Remember to see Mrs. James to sign up for the fastest in the class competition, which will be held during the last week of April and first week of May.
The Clipper Club will be collecting pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Please give any that you collect to the Clipper Club representative who comes to your classroom.
Congratulations to the following students who garnered state recognition through the Duke University Talent Identification Program based on their scores on the ACT:
Maria Bao Loc Trung 7A Imanee Magee 7A Chizoba Ogbouefi 7A Rachel Pham 7A
Also congratulations to Josh Armond of 7A, who qualified for the Academy of Summer Studies, based on his excellent performance on the ACT.
Congratulations to Erika Billiot, 8A! Erika made the Mount Carmel Carmelettes for the 2012-2013 school term. This is a great accomplishment for an entering freshman. Awesome job, Erika!
Pledge....PKB, Gregory Howard
Quote of the day: "Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions." - Mark Twain
April 18, 2012
STEM team practice from 12:00 - 1:00 in the Competition Room.
Travel Club meets tomorrow morning at 7:00 in the gym. The theme is Hawaii!
3rd grade weather pictures are due on Friday.
Remember to sign up for the Fastest in the Class Competition, which will take place during the last week of April and the first week of May. See Mrs. James to sign up.
Beta bake sale will take place next Wednesday.
Pledge.....PKA, Bryan Nguyen
Quote of the day: "Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working." - Pablo Picasso
April 17, 2012
Softball practice today in the gym...game on Thursday at Trist at 4:00.
Baseball game today at Val Reiss against Andrew Jackson at 4:00.
Baseball game on Thursday at 4:00 at Trist.
Social skills meeting with Mrs. Hankins this afternoon from 3:00- 4:00. The topic is Resolving Conflicts.
The Travel Club meets with Mrs. Taggart on Thursday morning from 7:00-8:00.
3rd grade weather pictures are due on Friday.
Please remember to send in some items for the children in Honduras who are in desperate need of gently used clothing or basic school supplies. These items are due by Friday.
Fastest in the Class Competition will be held during the weeks of April 30 - May 4. See Mrs. James to sign up.
Pledge....KC, Milan Nguyen
Quote of the day: "Ambition can creep as well as soar." - Edmund Burke, Irish statesman
April 16, 2012
Practice for STEM Challenge all week from 3:00 - 4:00 in the Competition Room
Beta Walkathon returns are due today.
Let's have a strong finish during this last month! Summer is around the corner!
Pledge....KB, Braden Juneau
Quote of the day: "We rate ability in men by what they finish, not by what they attempt." - Harry F. Banks
April 5, 2012
Travel Club meets Thursday, April 19 from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM.
Congratulations to Lanny Scharpon from class 2B! Lanny placed 2nd in the sparring portion of the Blue Lion National Karate Title Belt Championship held in Gulfport, MS.
Pledge……KA, Jacques Gascon
Quote of the day: “In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.” – Henry Ward Beecher, Clergyman
April 4, 2012
Builders' Club meeting 3:00-3:15 this afternoon.
Teachers, please turn in reading/writing contest winners from March.
Remember that today is Wendy's night for Lake Castle! From 3:00-6:00 today, the Wendy's on Read Blvd. will give a percentage of all sales to the Lake Castle Parents' Club. Also, Wendy herself will be there to meet customers all afternoon!
Cake Boss, Jr., contest will be tomorrow at 3:00. Be sure to verify your team's registration with Mrs. Rhonda if you have not yet done so.
Dance team pictures will be rescheduled until April 17 due to the weather. Mrs. Smith will be sending out an email to notify your parents.
Beta members, have all amounts collected in to Mr. McGovern only by April 16, the day we return from the break.
Students participating in the VIET STEM Challenge, see me to get your invitation to the kick-off party and your team cards to give out to friends.
Congratulations to the girls' 3-on-3 eighth-grade division basketball champions.....
The Beasts Madeleine Erickson Sissel Erickson Jenna Cyrus Resan Abu Naser
Today is the boys' championship game between Fantastic 3 and Duke Blue Devils.
Congratulations to Josh Armond, 7A! Josh competed in the Sprint with the Best meet in Biloxi last weekend and had amazing success! 100m Backstroke - 1st place 100m Freestyle - 1st place 50m Freestyle - 1st place
These races were in the 11-12 age group, and Josh set team and meet records with his time! 200 Freestyle --11-18 age group -- 1st in heat, 6th overall 50 Free Relay in 11-12 age division ---1st place, team-record time
Awesome job, Josh!
Pledge.....1B, Makenzie LaCour
Quote of the day: "Be not afraid of going slowly; be only afraid of standing still." - Chinese proverb
April 3, 2012
Second day of Stanford testing – good luck to all!
Softball practice today
3-on-3 basketball today…
Girls’ Championship game…
The Beasts vs. Chocolate Thunder
Congratulations to Jake Kaufmann in 3A! His baseball team, “Big Easy,” placed 1st in the USSSA Terror Classic tournament on April 1. Great job, Jake!
Pledge….1A, Jennifer Huynh
Quote of the day: “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison
April 2, 2012
There will be a sign-up sheet for flag football for grades 5th, 6th, and 7th for next year so that Coach Carter may begin spring training. That will be passed around.
3-on-3 basketball for eighth grade starts today....only boys will be playing today:
Duke Blue Devils vs. Bretons
The Underdogs vs. TG (Thomas Gang)
Congratulations to the fifth and sixth grade champions:
The Little Jordans..... Joshua Bolds Brandon Nguyen Hunter Augustine Emeka Emetuche
Hot Shots..... Sydney Welch Madelyn McGovern Dakota Menesses
One change to the April calendar...... Mrs. Taggart's Travel Club on April 19 meets at 7:00 A.M., not 7:30.
Congratulations to the Beta Club! The Walkathon was a huge success! Over 90 students participated in the event, and 39 Beta members completed all 10 miles! We will let you know when we have the final information on the amount raised by the walkathon as soon as it is tabulated. Thank you to Gordan Natal, R.N., for being on duty at the Walkathon.
The Blue Angels marched in the St. Bernard Community Parade over the weekend. The girls looked awesome! Thank you to Mrs. Rhonda Armond for marching with the girls and Mr. Skeeter Armond for driving the truck. Also, thanks to Mrs. Hankins for riding and to Joey Hankins, Ryan Armond, Josh Armond, and Robert Hoolahan for carrying the banner.
Pledge....2B, Emily Nguyen
Quote of the day: "The value of achievement lies in the achieving." - Albert Einstein
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