Magnet students are ready for new school year

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Natchitoches Magnet students registered for the 2017-18 school year Thursday night, Aug. 11. Principal Stephonie French welcomed students and their parents as she introduced teachers according to this year’s theme: Super Heroes. Each teacher was given a unique super hero name corresponding to their super power, from literacy, to math and science.

French said they’re beginning a new curriculum this year with brand new science standards, providing students with a more well rounded approach to science and math. Lower grades are utilizing science and social studies texts as they learn to read, which keeps them really well connected to the curriculum standards.

Cuts were made to the school district’s budget, but French said the Magnet staff will be able to balance what they have so they can still incorporate computer literacy and art.

As part of this effort, a computer lab was set up in the library. “We’ve had to move stuff around to make it work,” said French. “But overall I’m excited about the staff and this year’s Super Hero theme.”

The school will also incorporate more volunteers into its daily routine and will still offer the same clubs students are used to.