Goldonna News – April 14, 2021

Goldonna Elementary School is proud to announce the 2021 NPSO DARE Graduating Class. The 5th graders recently successfully completed the DARE curriculum provided through the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Department. Pictured with the graduating class is Principal Manuel, Deputy Deidre Hobley, Lieutenant Derrick Turner and 5th grade teacher, Sheri Johnson.

“We would formally like to thank Deputy Deirdre Hobley for providing our 5th graders with such a valuable education to help them make good choices and stay drug free as they grow and mature,” said Principal Cori Beth Manuel.

The Goldonna Junior High School 7th and 8th grade Healthy Living Club recently facilitated and participated in National Stomp Out Tobacco Week. Each day the students read a fact about tobacco use over morning announcements as well as created posters and initiatives to help keep their classmates and peers tobacco, Juul, and vape free.

Principal Manuel would like to announce the following testing dates for the students.

3rd-4th grade LEAP2025 testing will be April 28-May 5.

5th-8th grade LEAP2025 testing will be May 6-May 14.

Be sure that your students get plenty of rest the nights before and during testing. Sending them to school after eating a good healthy breakfast is always a plus as well.

Christmas In the Park Committee is looking for new members. The planning will begin in May. If you would like to be on the committee please reach out to Mayor Jennifer Smith. There are plenty of spots open and they are ready to get to work.

The Goldonna Town Council voted to approve the purchase of a police car. Mayor Smith was very excited and wasn’t sure if this was newsworthy and I assured her it was an exciting time for the town and absolutely newsworthy!

Goldonna Baptist Church is cooking again Wednesday, April 14 from 5:30 to 6:30. They will be serving dirty rice with ground meat, green beans, garlic bread, dessert and drink. Meals are free and available while supplies last. According to local resident, Linda Dupree, “Just pull up and say how many you need. Don’t get busy and forget!”

Lakeview High School is hosting a Senior FAFSA Day (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) on Wednesday, April 14 from 9am until 1pm. If parents would like assistance in completing their student’s FAFSA, representatives from Career Compass will be available in the School Library. I strongly urge any parent who is reading this to please attend. FAFSA has caused lots of stress, arguments and foul language in my own household. It is not a fun venture that strengthens family bonds. Save your peace of mind and take the help!

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2 thoughts on “Goldonna News – April 14, 2021

  1. I should have let you know earlier, the Gideons brought pocket Bibles for the 16 fifth graders. We met them in the classroom, told them about the work Gideons do, and who is the most important Person in the Bible. Each student voluntarily took one of the Bibles for their personal use. We thank the commendable teacher, principal, and staff who assisted us in visit.

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