The gym at the Marthaville School was packed with students and their families as the 2018-19 school year kicked off with an open house, Thursday Aug. 9. Principal Micah Nicholson was joined by school board member Carroll Daniels in welcoming new and returning members of the Marthaville Hawk’s family. Members of the school’s student council held doors and acted as hosts and hostesses for the evening.
In addition to academics, the 300+ students may choose from a range of extra-curricular activities. The school offers basketball, baseball and softball as well as 4-H, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a music program.
One noteworthy addition to the school truly reflects the close bonds of community in the Marthaville area. The old home economics room now houses the “Care Room”. This project was initiated by the Marthaville Parent-Teacher Organization and collects school uniforms and supplies for use by students in need. The project is in memory of Marthaville pastor, Brother Matt Haggard, who was taken from us all to soon. The Care Room reflects his caring spirit and love for his community. It is a fitting remembrance of a remarkable man.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes the young men and women of Marthaville Elementary and Junior High every success in the upcoming year. Go Hawks!