Welcome to Sixth Ward Elementary School

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             "We Can, We Must, We Will Achieve!"

Mission:  Through school based and community program/partnerships, it is our goal that by the time students leave Sixth Ward Elementary they would have exemplified growth in all aspects of their lives.
Vision:  The vision for Sixth Ward Elementary is to adopt programs and encourage professional practices that promote the development of the whole child. Whereby, the academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs of our students are met, in an effort to produce a more well-rounded student and foster life-long success.


What's Happening

Tiger Beat:  Special Edition
Click the link below to view video.

Tiger Beat - Special Edition
Note:  We do not own rights to the audio within the video. 
Credits:  I Believe Instrumental (Fantasia) & Happy Birthday Instrumental (Stevie Wonder)
Source:  iTunes

Parents and Guardians,

As a result of the unscheduled street blockage by Entergy yesterday, parents and staff members were unable to access the school and inadvertently unable to retrieve paper copies of the iReady learning packets posted on the SJPSS website. After meeting this morning, we decided that learning packets would be placed back under the bus canopy from 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.  Today will be the last day to retrieve these packets.

Learning Pathway Suggestions:
 Students should be working on iReady ELA and Math prescriptions using their usernames and passwords for about 1 hour.

  They should be working through the ELA and Math iReady home learning packets for about 1 hour.

  They should access Brain Pop for grade specific Science and Social Studies videos and complete video quizzes for about 1 hour.

  If time permits, they can also log into Tynker for coding practice and watch LPB for education content for about 1 hour as well.

  Additionally, as we prepare for phase two of our learning deployment, please visit the St. James Parish School System Webpage to complete an internet and technology home survey. This information is vital to our next steps. Please take the time to complete this survey if you have not done so already.

Thanks again for your flexibility and support as we strive to support student learning through these unprecedented times. If you have any questions about the resources mentioned in this notice, please visit the St. James Parish School Board website/Facebook page, call the school and leave a voicemail, or email your child’s teacher.

Stay Safe!

District Spelling Bee Winners!!!

4th Grade- Dylan Clark 2nd place Jaden Villanueva 3rd place 5th Grade- Daniel Sandoval-Villalpando 1st place Joshua Lowery 3rd place 6th Grade- Aden Nicholas 1st place Paige Williams 2nd place


On Thursday, December 12 students participated in "A Goody, Goody Christmas"play at SJH's auditorium. All play participants did a phenomenal job!!!

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Parent Teacher Conferences 2019.pdf




Cassandra Dawan Mitchell, a fifth-grade ELA and social studies teacher, is the 2019-2020 Sixth Ward Elementary Teacher of the Year.  “The race is not given to the swift nor the strong, but to the one that endures till the end. I don’t teach for honor, but I teach to inspire,” said Mitchell, a two-time Teacher of the Year recipient.  “However, teaching with integrity brings honor! I am humbled and grateful to receive this prestigious honor.” said Mitchell. This is Ms. Mitchell’s 21st year teaching and fifth year at Sixth Ward. 

Cassandra is the youngest daughter of the late Curtis L. Mitchell, Sr., and the late Vivian Reed Mitchell.  She is the mother of Gregory Jr., Cassie, and Joshua Ratcliff. She is the youngest daughter of six children. She is an aunt of fourteen and a great aunt of twenty-seven nieces and nephews.  She is a 1988 graduate of Assumption High School, and a 1993 graduate of Nicholls State University where she earned her B.G.S. degree and certification in Middle School ELA: 4-8.

Receiving her first teaching assignment in Assumption Parish in August 1998, Cassandra taught in St. John, East Baton Rouge, and St. James (2000-2004) parishes.  She resigned from St. James in 2004, due to long distance travels, and was rehired in 2007. Ms. Mitchell was awarded Teacher of the Year at Fifth Ward Elementary for the 2008-2009 school year.  Ms. Mitchell came to Sixth Ward Elementary in 2015, when her sixth- grade students from Fifth Ward united with Sixth Ward. Even though the sixth-grade combination did not stay, Ms. Mitchell did.  She works with the after school tutoring program, serves on the Teacher Appreciation/Christmas Party committee, Mother and Father recognition committees.

“Being selected as Teacher of the Year is quite an honor, but not as honorable as the lives you touch through teaching.  The most honorable award is when your prior students come back and say thank you for everything you taught me. Also, when they say that they remember me teaching them about life, character, and education,” Mitchell said.  Her response to it all is “To God be the Glory for all the things He has done.”

4-H members participated in a pumpkin decorating contest. 
Congratulation to all blue and red ribbon winners!











National Bus Safety Week


Students at Sixth Ward Elementary were informed on bus safety during National Bus Safety Week.  Dean of students, Ronald Raphael and bus driver Jim, spoke to students on different aspects of how to be safe while riding a school bus including how to sit in the seat, how to cross the road, getting on and off the bus, and other safety precautions.  All students boarded an actual school bus for the demonstration.



SWE 4-H Wins!!

The winner of the National 4-H Week Decorating Contest is Sixth Ward Elementary School! The decorations inside and outside of the school were outstanding. The 4-hers and their leaders participated in dress down days throughout the entire week which included wearing crazy socks, dressing like their future careers and dressing like a farmer. They also conducted seat belt safety checks during the morning carpool. Way to go SWE 4-H!!







Quarter 1 Honor Roll





All A's Honor Roll

SJPS Middle School Invite 10/1/2019

Swim Meet

Mixed 25 Yard Free (10 Participants)
5. Bricen Ferchaud
7. Mckenzi Haralson
8. Jonathon Schexnayder
10. Gregory Celestine

Mixed 50 Yard Free (121 Participants)
32. Landen Rome
37. Dakoka Benoit
81. Chloe Brazan
83. Lily Falgoust
96. Harrison Santiny
102. Karsyn Falgoust
104. Chloe Morvant
108. Alivia Mayet
118. Peyton Williams

Mixed 25 Yard Back (9 Participants
3. Bricen Ferchaud
4. Landon Webre
5. Mckenzi Haralson
7. Rydell Melancon
8. Jonathon Schexnayder

Mixed 50 Yard Back (53 Participants)
8 Dakoda Benoit
14. Gracie Schexnayder
16. Mckenzi Corte
32. Chloe Brazan
36. Karsyn Falgoust
43. Chloe Morvant
47. Harrison Santiny
48. Alivia Mayet

Mixed 50 Yard Breast (61 Participants)
18. Michael Morvant
38. Kolby Folse
42. Lily Falgoust
54. Peyton Williams

Mixed 50 Yard Fly (20 Participants)
9. Landen Rome
13. Michael Morvant

Girls 200 Yard Free Relay (10 Participants)
4. Karsyn Falgoust
Chloe Brazan
Lily Falgoust
Gracie Schexnayder

Boys 200 Yard Free Relay (10 Participants)
8. Michael Morvant
Harrison Santiny
Dakoda Benoit
Landen Rome




School Dress Code Policy

Click the link to view SWES Dress Code Policy.

2019-2020 SWES Student Dress Code Policy .docx

SWES Swim Team

Is your child interested in joining the SWES swim team?
If so, complete the registration form and submit by 
August 7, 2019.  Click the link below.

Sixth Ward Elementary Swim Team Registration Form (1).docx


2019- 2020 School Supply Lists:

4th Grade Supply List
2019-2020 4th Grade School Supply List .docx

5th Grade Supply List
2019-2020 5th Grade School Supply List .docx

6th Grade Supply List
2019-2020 6th Grade School Supply List .docx


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