“We’ve had an excellent week and I believe we have some great students this year,” said Northside Christian Principal Randy Trahan. “We have 307 students which is an increase from last year. We’re just busy fine tuning our schedule and getting adjusted.”
North Crowley Elementary secretary Susan Sarsfield has been busy registering new students at the school.
“It was really busy but it’s running very smooth,” said Sarsfield. “We’re still pretty working hard over here and everyone is adjusting very well.”
Longtime Acadia Parish Educator T.J. Sonnier, principal at Ross Elementary, was exceptionally positive.
“In my opinion this has been the best first week of school we’ve had in some time and I’m basing that on what our most experienced teachers have told me,” he said. “The teachers are optimistic. The students are well behaved. We’re elated here at Ross.”
Sonnier hopes that last year’s performance scores, which were up %8 from the previous year’s, will continue to improve.
“The way the students are acting right now along with the optimism of the teachers makes me feel that we will do well,” he added.
While Sonnier obviously was happy with the hard work of the teachers, there was a man he introduced who he enjoyed seeing take a break.
“When I see our school disciplinarian Jim McKeiver with free time on his hands I’m happy,” said Sonnier. “That means our kids are concentrating on learning.”